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Comment: Re:What ecosystem do you want? (Score 1) 178

by ezelkow1 (#48383389) Attached to: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

Yea Ive had some dev's say that, and then those exact same devs turn around and do that exact thing. I.e. ticket to ride. The IAP's for android and steam activate together based on your TTR account, the iOS does not. However their game smallworld2 had IAP from another bundle (just like TTR) that activated based on game account and so activated on all products.

Comment: Re:What ecosystem do you want? (Score 1) 178

by ezelkow1 (#48378887) Attached to: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

One thing I wish more devs would do is the universal IAP unlock. I have a couple games that have this and its awesome. Instead of having to buy the game outright on apple/android store, you get the free version. Then log in to your games account from android/ios/web/pc/whatever version you have, pay for the IAP to unlock the full version which then gets associated to your game account, and your done. Now you have the full version available on any platform

Any time I see that option on a game/app even if Im slightly interested in it it almost becomes an insta-buy just to support them

Comment: Re:Expect a push from the Insurance Industry (Score 1) 320

by ezelkow1 (#48242839) Attached to: What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

The one question I have on the insurance situation is when an autonomous car causes an accident who is fault? The manufacturer or the owner? Since the owner was not in command of the vehicle I would think it would be the manufacturer.

So then take the auto-auto scenario to its end conclusion, no one drivers manually ever anymore and the manufacturer is always the one at fault. It may take 50 years from the intro of the auto/manual version, but it would come eventually. At which point auto insurance would be out of business. Surely the insurance industry would be apposed to something they know would eventually put them out of business

Comment: Re:It's telling. (Score 1) 144

I tell young people, unless you really really really love engineering and programming, you'll have a much better future in medicine - and a longer one at that.

Why bust your ass 60+ hours a week for $80K per year -if that - and have your job sent overseas to India when you could be making as much working 36 hours a week as a nurse practioner - over $100K when you get about 4 years of experience.

The STE part of STEM sucks unless you absolutely cannot do anything else because of love or lack of talent. It's too much work and stress for too little rewards.

That really just depends on where you get a job. There are plenty of jobs out there that dont require you to do 60+ hours a week. In general I work 40-42.5, as do most of the people i work with (except the ones who think they are doing an awesome job working 50-60 when really you just have to clean up their crap later)

The 60+ only applies if you go to a place and feel pressured to do 60 because for some reason all the other employees have been duped in to thinking thats the norm, or they are fresh out of college and have heard all these stories, so thats what they think they have to do until they learn better after a year that thats just stupid

Comment: Re: Anthropometrics (Score 1) 819

by ezelkow1 (#47846519) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

US has had BS cheap airfares for decades.

Here in Australia you're talking $300-400 to cross the country. And that's a cheap flight.

Thats what it is in the US as well. Cheapest I see for a flight from NYC to LA in mid october time frame is 350, tack on your baggage fees and your at 400. They have been going up over the past couple years as well. I used to be able to find a denver->las vegas flight for 100$ roundtrip pretty easily, these days the cheapest you'll find is 200$ for the same time period

Comment: Re:I use a conservative less is more approach (Score 2) 167

by ezelkow1 (#47792155) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Look for 'Power toggles' ( https://play.google.com/store/...) . That is what I use on my nexus 5. It asks for camera permission for the flashlight, and alert window, and root for running root cmds which has no effect on non-rooted phones. It gives you a bunch of toggles, I leave mine in the main top drop down. One of which is a flashlight toggle. So you dont even need an app with this, plus lets you toggle about 30-40 other things

Comment: Re:Not this again. (Score 1) 637

by ezelkow1 (#47618289) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

I dont know if Id dismiss mips out of hand. Thats what we were taught as well, and since most projects for CmpE/EE were based on avr and pic controllers and they run mips, it worked out just fine since we got to put them to use on real hardware. Plus my current job is using mips, though we are transitioning to ARM this year, at least mips is close enough that its not a huge deal

Comment: Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (Score 1) 377

by ezelkow1 (#47532111) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

+1

Every time I drive through my denver neighborhood and see those lawns I think 'well that looks nice, but what a waste'. I water mine just enough to not have it completely die and piss of the neighbors, which equates to about 30min total for front+back(10min front+5min side+15min back) 3 times a week. Yet I always hear people at work talking about how much their water bill is and everything they do to their lawn and I just think........stop, no one is forcing you to do that but yourself. Who are you really in competition with and does it matter?

Comment: Re:Translation (Rough) (Score 1) 230

by ezelkow1 (#47445883) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

I wouldnt say its harder than a manual labor job, but depending on course of study it can be way harder than a real job. If your doing a STEM degree pretty much everyone I have ever talked to all agreed that real life was way easier then college. No late nights till 4am to get projects done to determine if you have to retake an entire class for another 6mo, no pressure of tests, reading through 3-5 classes worth of notes and homework trying to understand all the complicated subject matter every day, blah blah blah all the school stuff.

A job from a stem degree, you go in, do your 9-5, and leave (that is if you've chosen well, or maybe you really like what you do and want to work later which is fine to). IMHO its way less stress, way better hours, and you get great money for it instead of shelling out money

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