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Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra 46

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from the google-plus-still-exists? dept.
JG0LD (2616363) writes "Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google Plus and one of Google's most prominent executives, announced today that he will leave the company 'effective immediately.' Gundotra made the announcement, appropriately enough, in a lengthy Google Plus post, praising his co-workers and saying that he is 'excited about what's next.' However, he did not further outline his future plans, saying that 'this isn't the day to talk about that.'"

Comment: Re:Premature much (Score 2) 213

by Darinbob (#46835365) Attached to: Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

The current "hobbyist" 3D printers are utter crap and they help you create things that are utter crap. Basically they squeeze hot plastic out like toothpaste into strange shapes, so the finished product ends up being fragile and bumpy. However a professional grade 3D printer can create some really nice stuff (with a very different technique) but the price range is nowhere close to be in the home.

In a way this is like the early computer days. Useful machines were in universities, corporations, and labs, but in homes a few hobbyists were getting excited about expensive 8 bit toys that didn't do much of anything useful except to play with it and start to learn stuff.

Comment: Re:Editorializing (Score 1) 153

by Darinbob (#46835123) Attached to: Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks

DiskDoctor was supposed to be an fsck type of thing on the Amiga, only it was unreliable and buggy. That was one great thing about Amiga was that the community created all these great tool that were better than the official or default utilities. The OS kernel was great, but it had some not quite ready commercial programs that went with it and some last minute addons. Still, even the crappy stuff was much better than on the PC.

Comment: Re:Amiga Floppies (Score 1) 153

by Darinbob (#46834751) Attached to: Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks

Those are rare though and hard to find, probably full of dust, and not the sort of thing you want to stick a valuable floppy disk in. (those artists who examine Warhol's work are very careful and treat it all like something amazingly precious, even his old underwear, which I am not making up)

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 321

by Darinbob (#46834685) Attached to: iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

I like an ipod that only plays music. I don't use a "personal music player" so I have my ipod in my car's glove box so that it can play podcasts and music while driving, and it would be a massive waste of money to use a phone or tablet for that. I used to use it when jogging and exercising, another place where a large phone may not be a good idea, and certainly never a tablet (and itunes doesn't want to sync to android anyway). I already have a device that does everything, it's called a computer.

Comment: Re:we need more trades / apprenticeships in IT (Score 1) 301

by Darinbob (#46834485) Attached to: Our Education System Is Failing IT

I certainly have to pick up everything with no training. That's why there are college degrees so that people learn how to learn. Sure, occasionally you bring in a corporate trainer for a day for their product when it's obtuse, but generally you should be able to point people to the stack of manuals, white papers, and the web.

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