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Comment: Re:Printing useful things too (Score 1) 61

by jellomizer (#47567899) Attached to: 3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

While I am not trying to belittle your hobbies. But Model Trains isn't for everyone, and a lot of peoples hobbies are not about making toys.

Sure if you are making toys, then fine, If I was a 7 year old kid, and I had access to a 3d printer, I would be printing out all kinds of cool stuff, from guns for my action figures, to special Lego blocks.

But my hobbies and interests today do not require too much plastic parts. And the occasional replacement part isn't worth the expense.

Comment: Re:Not sure how well this will stop cheating (Score 1) 117

Well the issue of cheating wasn't really a full security risk, as most of the cheaters would have passed anyways. But with a 90% pass rate, the idea if you got a 90%-92% = D
93%-95% = C
96%-97% = B
98%-100% = A

I am sure most of you who have been threw academia, with percentages so close that any number of factors can fluctuate your score by a few percentage.
Too tired from a night of studying. Too Hungry, too full, having to go pee, Feeling too anxious or too confidant....

Now a lot of these people taking the test worried their promotion prospects are tied to these test scores, so if you have a C or B it will look bad, compared to the next guy who got an A. While the next guy might have just had a better day that day. So Cheating was rampant, not in the dangerous level where they wouldn't have passed the test, but in making sure everyone had that little extra to get promoted when the time comes.

Comment: 3D Printing Issue. (Score 2) 61

by jellomizer (#47559255) Attached to: 3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

The real issue right now with 3D Printing, most of the stuff you can print is stuff most people really don't need.

The last time I wished I could have a 3D printer was to replace a Worm Gear for my Garage Door Opener. That was about 6 Months ago.

For decoration, I really don't want Cheap Plastic decorations, and a new phone case isn't that interesting either.

Right now 3D Printing is really still for industry.

Comment: Re:Lemme guess... (Score 1) 181

by jellomizer (#47558785) Attached to: How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Wow the problems of the world are based on a particular Academic degree?
You know Slashdot blame the MBA for a lot of the problems of the world. However I haven't ran into too many of them. A lot of the bosses making these type of decisions don't have an MBA, but some other degree. BA in History, or Arts, BS in Computer Science or Physics...

Also a lot of those MBA are not the ones in charge, but can be the Tech guy next to you doing coding as well.

Comment: Re:Money - the ultimate natural selector (Score 1, Insightful) 505

I have worked directly with CEO's in the past, when they are doing leisure they are still working. Their phone will go off all times of day.
So he may be on a Yacht, he was probably still working there.

The issue with drugs is it gives people an unfair advantage. At the cost of their long term health. If you are in an environment where everyone else is working 80+ hours per week, you need to in order to not look like a lazy employee dragging everyone down.

Comment: Re:Simple, block all ads (Score 1) 96

It seems that a lot of internet companies make their money from adds. If this buisness model was so bad it would have stopped decades ago.

So how do you propose web sites to be funded. People don't like a pay wall, ISP will not pay you for their customers visit. If your site doesn't meet the need for the greater common good then you probably won't have the government or some other large grant funding you. However you have costs to pay for. The add model is the best we can get unless you know of some superior buisness model.

Comment: Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (Score 2) 116

by jellomizer (#47532379) Attached to: eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

The real issue with Video Game sports is the fact for the time for the people to get the 10,000 hours of practice to be a real master at it will take at least a couple of years. At the point where people are ready for it to be a sport, the game is already kinda old, and the new kids who are coming in are training on new games.

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 1) 885

Well I do think the Tweeter crossed the line by calling out the employee by name.

In essence he might have killed her career, with her on a bad day. Besides just because he might have done that in the past (may have been on a flight with more seats available, the kids were being better behaved, etc...) doesn't mean it is strictly allowed. She was probably following the rules, but her tact may have been a little down for that day. Then by posting her name, is just giving her a bad name for a simple mistake in tact that anyone may have done.

Comment: Re:Flat UI Design (Score 1) 165

by jellomizer (#47524039) Attached to: Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

I don't hate the Flat UI style. But for Microsoft and Apple to adopt it is not really their thing.

Google has always had the flat style, it was their thing.
With Microsoft and Apple doing it it makes them look like they are a cheap rip off.

Apple did start to go a little too far in the 3d thing. I think when they made the Dock background 3d perspective.

Microsoft in Windows 7 had a good balance.

Comment: Re:~50% have no degree... (Score 1) 174

by jellomizer (#47523889) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Now I argue to anyone who is thinking about skipping a degree to go straight to work is a bad idea. Because your job even with a 2 year degree will tend to have your career max out rather quickly.

But in terms of getting a job if you graduate with a 2 year degree or a 4 year degree you will tend to start out with the same types of jobs. So if you are not ambitious in moving up the food chain you can get a good job without the hassle of extra college education.

And still in most institutions you will be able to work up if you can prove yourself. However the degree is an extra tool in your life box to help you out.

A degree is really just a piece of paper stated that you have done some stuff at an acceptable level. You could have done this stuff without having someone grade you. But that paper still helps.

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