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Comment: Class is In. (Score 1) 1010

by erexx23 (#40940953) Attached to: Political Science Prof Asks: Is Algebra Necessary?
College is about providing proof that you have the ability to excel in general studies at a higher level, the highest level. Computer Science is a Science Degree and therefore requires the basic corner stone of a Bachelors of Science degree... and that's Math. What your looking for is a "degree" or certifications in a specialty, vocation or whatever your trade of choice is. You didn't say anything about teaching or obtaining a Masters which demonstrates the highest caliber of ability. Ability that is peer reviewed by the best currently living in your culture and maybe the even the world. If you dont want to qualify for these things then you dont want a Computer Science degree.

Comment: Mental Masturbation (Score 1) 841

by erexx23 (#39260863) Attached to: Why Distributing Music As 24-bit/192kHz Downloads Is Pointless
I will take truthiness over the mental masturbation that is this article. The sampling rate should be adjusted for each and every track. But putting the idea out there that its a crappy choice is a lie too. I will dump compression any day for the original WAV. Then this argument truly is utterly pointless.

Comment: The USA is a big country. (Score 1) 1205

by erexx23 (#39208127) Attached to: The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon
Some folks in other countries just dont get how spread out the USA is. There is no public transportation worth taking to work if its takes 3 hours just to get you there. I dont do anything with my car except go to work now. Quality of life has dropped of the map for some of us. Its not even worth owning a car anymore, but only tied to it out of need to get to work. A vicious cycle.

Comment: Its a hate crime (Score 1) 671

by erexx23 (#39164889) Attached to: Dharun Ravi Trial: Hate Crime Or Stupidity?
Its a hate crime. This guy obviously had something against him being Gay. No matter how his reasoning is wrapped, in the end its still Hate and Ignorance, plain and simple. Gays will always be a minority. Gays will always be a minority. Gays will always be a minority. There can be no equal Rights for Gays unless the Majority of Straits can empathizes with them as equals. Their lives and life styles -will always be- in the control of the strait majority. Try to imagine how that marginalization would warp your life. As long as there are those who marginalize Gays, there will be enough Hate for them to allow the average person to think it OK to destroy their lives. Human Empathy Test Fail = Human Rights Fail

Comment: Video Games using Secure Distribution Channels (Score 1) 224

by erexx23 (#36929570) Attached to: Ubisoft Considers Always-Connected DRM "A Success"
If you considered a Video Game a Distribution Channel, that you pay a one time fee or subscription for, it would be like any other sub-premium pay to view TV programming. I think the interaction involved in a video game is often better than television. That's not to say that all distribution channels should be only electronic. I prefer physical media. Something that still has some true value that can be lent, borrowed and sold or traded at will. Give me that ability with my secure electronic property and then I would have a better opinion about it.
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Thief Posts His Photo To Facebook Victim's Account 222

Posted by samzenpus
from the criminal-status-update dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher discovered his house had been burgled; money, a winter coat, an iPod and his son's laptop were stolen. Imagine his surprise when Facebook friends of his 15-year-old son reported that a photo of the apparent thief, wearing Fisher's coat and holding a wad of notes, had been uploaded to his son's Facebook account. How addicted do you have to be to a social network to post a status update and upload your photo *while* you're burgling someone's house?"
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Combining Two Kinects To Make Better 3D Video 106

Posted by Soulskill
from the this-is-what-happens-when-yo dept.
suraj.sun sends this quote from Engadget about improving the Kinect 3D video recordings we discussed recently: "[Oliver Kreylos is] blowing minds and demonstrating that two Kinects can be paired and their output meshed — one basically filling in the gaps of the other. He found that the two do create some interference, the dotted IR pattern of one causing some holes and blotches in the other, but when the two are combined they basically help each other out and the results are quite impressive."

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