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Comment: Re:It's been going on for years (Score 3, Interesting) 388

by jason777 (#48804287) Attached to: UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
Ya, me too. I had an assignment where I used arrays in solving the problem. I guess the class didnt cover arrays yet, and so I failed the assignment. The teacher has one solution that she was expecting to see, and when it wasnt that, I failed. So, I was somehow supposed to guess what they wanted to see for a solution in that class based on what was taught to that point. Granted, I wasnt really following the "lectures" at all. I'm pretty sure the teacher was basically 1 week ahead of the students, learning it herself.

Comment: Homeseer (Score 1) 189

by jason777 (#48776525) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?
I'm using homeseer software. Its pretty good, and they have a program called hstouch that I run on the tablets that I customized for each room. I think it was like $300 for the pro version which included hstouch. Then, I'm using zwave wireless protocol for all my lighting modules, hvac, security, blind control, etc. I found zwave to be an extremely reliable protocol. Stay away from X10.

Comment: Mixed (Score 1) 1191

by jason777 (#45007169) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
I do like the design, the top menu, and the styling. But as others have mentioned, the width doesn't scale to my full HD screen which wastes tons of space. For this type of website, that's isn't good especially when viewing the comments. So that being said, just leave it the way it is, or just update the styling to look better than the current ancient looking crappy styling.

Comment: startmail? (Score 1) 470

by jason777 (#44520167) Attached to: Silent Circle Follows Lavabit By Closing Encrypted E-mail Service
I don't know a lot about it, but the owner of startpage is forming startmail for private mail...probably similar to these guys. I wonder if startmail is going to face the same problem? From what I understand, the government basically comes in an puts a rack server in your rack, and the server basically listens to all the traffic, and send it back. Totally unconstitutional, and you cant deny them to do this. That's why lavabit just said no and turned their service off.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll