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Comment Re: Yes and No (Score 2, Insightful) 140

You are some asshole. Do you really think that the people in the region, and all the people flooding in to help, as well as those trapped under the rubble or being treated outdoors because the hospital is unsafe, are going to kill their devices battery by surfing kiddie porn or streaming movies? How many chargers do you think the shelters have?

Comment Re:Hyper-linking was invented in the 60's .... (Score 1) 70

There was a graphical BBS system (RoboBoard) with a windowing interface, icons, mouse, pictures, vector fonts, links, 1024x768x245 graphics ... all on a DOS machine with a 1200 - 2400 baud modem. No need to install a winsock, or chameleon, or have windows or the extra ram and faster cpu. It looked a hell of a lot better than what the internet had to offer at the time.

Comment The first real breakthrough wasn't the web (Score 3, Insightful) 70

The first real breakthrough that brought digital communications to the masses was the various Bulletin Board systems. What did people do with them? Looked for pr0n, buying and selling stuff, uploading and downloading software, pictures, etc., sending each other messages about what they were doing ... the medium (dial-up or tcp/ip) wasn't important from the people perspective.

Comment Re:Education isn't a "magic bullet" (Score 1) 85

Hope you lied and made up something that would be hilarious when repeated. Like Top Control Protocol and Under Data Control, and how you had to have both or the switches would get jammed by either having not enough control on top of the data or not enough data to control underneath.

And when that happens, you need to remove ALL the cables from your PC before rebooting, not just the ethernet jack, because it's like static electricity - it's just going to stick there - and show that you're not BSing by saying it's just like the sticky bit in linux.

Comment Re:Well (Score 1) 85

No, now is not the ideal time to go to boot camp. Look around - with everyone getting desperate over their future, now is the time to open a boot camp.

When the economy goes in the sh*tter, enrollment in education always goes up - and tuition has increased in price much faster than inflation, while the economic value has dropped.

At one point, those two trend lines are going to cross. They already have for many degrees.

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