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Comment: Re:update feature, and eye candy (Score 1) 79

by i_ate_god (#45957263) Attached to: Media Player Nightingale Reaches 1.12.1; First Release Since Songbird

On windows, your default player is Windows Media Player. It is cumbersome to use, doesn't support a wide array of formats, and it's full of content advertisement. So I install Foobar and VLC for a better experience. Or I can use XMplay for music if I want a media player that has style. My current XMplay install looks just like the old classic Winamp which is awesome.

On Gnome, your default player is Rhythmbox. Its shoutcast support, just sucks. It's never clear if its buffering, or timing out, or what. I hate it. I have not found a suitable alternative yet, but haven't tried very hard either.

On KDE, your default player is Amarok. I don't really know it well as I've only recently moved all my linux desktops onto KDE so can't comment.

Comment: Automated vehicles already exist (Score 5, Interesting) 937

by i_ate_god (#45908227) Attached to: Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Just from memory:

Montreal Metro is driven by autopiloting with someone in the cab for door management.

Vancouver Skyline doesn't even have a driver anywhere, it's all automated.

Several airports (Orlando was the last one I went to), have automated trains/monorails to shuffle people between terminals.

Most flights you take are done almost entirely on autopilot.

So far, it seems that mass transit is increasingly automated. So why is non-mass transit any different?

Comment: So? (Score 1) 655

I don't have a degree. It may be a little harder to get your foot in the door, but I've been career programmer for over 10 years now, and in those ten years I went from measly IT support droid to leading an R&D team in a major multinational.

At this point in my career, there is no point in putting education or certificates on my resume. The work experience speaks for itself. The only limitation I have now are countries that insist on a degree in order to immigrate there under some kind of "valued worker" type of program. I can't qualify for H1-B for example. But hey, why would I give up Canada to goto the US anyways?

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