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Comment Re:copyrights and academic freedom (Score 1) 284

Depends on the school. The college I work for has been known to grant release time so instructors can create content for a new course, or overhaul an old one. Basically, instead of teaching 4 or 5 classes a term, they teach one less but receive the same pay. I think in that case, the content would be owned by the college/school.

Comment Re:Off the mark, missed the target. (Score 1) 284

The IT side and process control side should each pick someone to go and learn how the other side works for a while. A quick tutorial on basic networking concepts, a second on network security and infrastructure set up, and then actually being the PFY or Intern for a few days. The IT designate would go to process control and do similar.

Basically, each side has to have someone who at least has an idea as to what goes on on the other side.

Comment Re:You probably don't need the advanced math! (Score 1) 656

I'm in the same spot as the questioner... the Comp Sci program at my local state U is part of the college of engineering, so in order to get in, you have to have the same first 2 years/pre-reqs as a chemical, civil, mechanical, etc. engineer student - so Physics w/ Calc, Calc w/ Diff Eq, etc.

Once you are in the program, it is a couple of programming classes, networking, database design and sql, etc. Heck, one of the 4th year electives is Linux Administration, which I teach here at "the other college in town" (a community college) even though I "only" have an AS degree and a couple of decades of experience in the IT field (programming and Linux stuff).

Comment Re:Sweet... (Score 2) 185

Based on what bittorrent is telling me, the cinnamon disks are 915 or 928mb depending on arch, the mate desktop ones are both "1.0gb" - so they may or may not fit on a 1gb flash drive (depending on if a geek or a marketing designer labeled said drive)

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