Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Diploma mills prove the worthlessness of degree (Score 1) 258

I agree somewhat. I think it depends largely on the College you attent. If its a big name place, then they are primarily concerned with keeping their big name and their big donations. Other schools are too stupid to know how the game is played. Those schools actually teach you useful information like the one I attended.

On another note, I am an EE but I write software. I studied software on my own because its my first love. I don't think an EE has any advantage over a software degree.

Software is not as simple as making the hardware go. To many EEs think this way and I spend lots of time fighting with them trying to make sure they understand what 'good' software is. Management too. If it goes to the lab and works, they want to ship it.


Seinfeld's Good Samaritan Law Now Reality? 735

e3m4n writes "The fictitious 'good samaritan' law from the final episode of Seinfeld (the one that landed them in jail for a year) appears to be headed toward reality for California residents after the house passed this bill. There are some differences, such as direct action is not required, but the concept of guilt by association for not doing the right thing is still on the face of the bill."

Comment Re:difficult? (Score 1) 177

I agree. You cant just jump in and write code until you prove that you know what your doing. And you may offer several patched that get rejected because the form of the change is incorrect. If your competent and really want to make a change you will keep at it and eventually get in.

I can't think of a more perfect system. I have done this on several open source projects. Typically though you are not just looking for work. You are looking to get something fixed that no one else seems to care much about. I don't know how it would work for someone just wanting to write code.

Comment Re:!do no evil (Score 1) 191

If I follow what you mean by redirect, I get those on the google paid links. I don't get them on the regular searched links. At least I didn't last week. I can tell because the paid links get blocked by my company proxy server or whatever they're using.

Comment Re:Hmm, this seems illogical. (Score 1) 492

Why not speech-to-text? Blind people could care less about text-to-speech because they don't care about text in the first place. A blind person should have an audio book from the start. If an audio version is not available, the University should pick a different work for their syllabus. Otherwise, be sued under the ADA.

Therefore, while text-to-speech may make copyright-greedy people unhappy, there is nothing wrong with having a text book for most students and an audio book for blind students. Just not both for both.

Comment Re:I'm not sure about their policy... (Score 1) 308

Not true.

1. 0.0 refers to the security level of the area. It has nothing to do with anything here TBH.

2. There was a large fleet presence in a solar system by an alliance trying to take over that solar system from the other alliance. The solar system is on a certain Node. When the other alliance tried to enter the system to fight the alliance there already, in-game, in the real world this means they are also trying to join the node that the solar system is hosted by.

3. The function is not in-game, and is supposed to be done before the servers get shut down for the day so the node can be moved for the next day. Probably you just send an email. obviously a flawed system.

These fights happen in different solar systems all the time. For instance, if they HAD requested the server move, but the enemy had jumped into them and attacked in the neighboring solar system, the node reinforcement would be meaningless. (unless they happened to host all the local solar systems on the same node)

Comment Re:Why Am I Not Surprised (Score 1) 308

Correction: Typically several star systems are handled by a single server. Note that "single server" does not mean 1 computer, but could be several working together on that 1 star system.

With this new type of thing, if you let CCP know ahead of time where the fight will be, they will assign that star system to just 1 server. The ability to do this is appearantly new. But theoretically, this only helps if the other star systems had a significant number of pilots in them. Relative to the number of people fighting in large fleet battles, and where these usually take place, the single server to star system is not likely to help much. Unless this is a special jumbo server of some sort.

From what I hear, it may add 5-10% more playability.

Slashdot Top Deals

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman