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Comment: Re:Don't bother with AP CS (Score 1) 144

"Pre-med" isn't a major, it's a set of requirements. You can major in anything you like and go to med school. When I went through, it was two years of chemistry, one year each of biology and physics, a calculus credit, and at least two semesters of science at the junior/senior level. My wife got into med school with an English degree.

Comment: Re:Fewer candidates to draw from... (Score 0) 578

by demonlapin (#48117399) Attached to: FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

there is no federal law against downloading

Of course there is. It's a copyright violation to do so.

The difference between uploading and downloading is that there are no statutory damages for downloading, only actual damages for the lost sale. So they could sue you for perhaps $30, but they'd lose money on every case. Uploading is subject to statutory (legally-defined) damages, which are quite a bit larger.

Comment: RIP (Score 2) 116

by demonlapin (#48011991) Attached to: Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory
Sad to see one of the last vestiges of the Old Web die.

Oh, who am I kidding? The modern version kicks the old one's ass seven ways to Sunday. I've been an Internet user for over twenty years. Yahoo was amazing at the time, but Moore's Law reigns supreme, and thank FSM for that. akebono.stanford.edu, anyone?

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 504

by demonlapin (#47961525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
I like CM as much as the next Android fan, but I'm also capable of using Odin or RSD Lite to fix a phone that won't boot if it goes wrong, and CM certainly has variable support for specific models. The thing is, CM users will put up with the odd quirk here or there to get what they want, and if they really need the camera, or Bluetooth, or whatever to work, they'll just go back to a rooted stock image. Manufacturers don't have that luxury.

The rule on staying alive as a program manager is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date, but never give 'em both at once.

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