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Comment: Re:User perception (Score 1) 295

by nullifi (#36094000) Attached to: Android Honeycomb Will Not Be Open Sourced
I bought the Nook Color a few months ago, when rumors of the android update were getting stronger. At first, I threw on honeycomb and froyo onto some SD cards and didn't use the Nook interface much. Then I bought a book and used the stock UI to do some reading, fell in love with it. Now that the stock interface has a lot more functionality (gmail, flash, angry birds) I don't even boot into a rom anymore. The only thing its missing, for me, is more selection in apps. I wish I could get my wifi analyzer and some other handy apps on it. I've been considering rooting it, but overall I've been very happy with it.

Comment: Re:Not only graphics (Score 1) 568

by nullifi (#35434640) Attached to: How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date
I knew a guy that used a Logitech Trackman FX for FPS'. He was not very good. Granted, precision was ok, he could make fine tuned movements and with anything in front of him he could easily and quickly put the cursor on it. Turning was very limited since he had to move slowly to keep control, or flick the ball and have a hard time timing where it would stop when he stopped the ball.

Comment: Re:I can beat the computer... (Score 1) 292

by nullifi (#35429444) Attached to: Can You Beat a Computer At Rock-Paper-Scissors?
On novice I had 15 wins, 5 ties, and about 7 losses. I could usually predict what he would predict I would throw. Easy, right?

I then tried it on Veteran, and my first 15 throws were all 15 ties. I kind of got bored then, saw what it was going to predict and won the next round. I claim I won that game.

Comment: Re:as always depends on the person (Score 1) 557

by nullifi (#35408640) Attached to: Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?
When I was hired in my first IT job, I talked to my boss about how unhappy I was with the technology education I was receiving from my online college. He went to a university and had the exact same complaints as I did. My biggest issue is that they teach how to do something instead of why.

Click here click that, then that. If one item has changed since those books were published, the stupid students would be totally lost.

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