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Comment Re:I wonder (Score 0) 202

I didn't say it was a good idea, I told you how you might store power to use it when the panel was not generating power. I didn't realize this was such a personal issue for you. Please, from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry for the stress and anger caused by my inflammatory suggestion. I hope that one day in the future we can meet and I can hug you and after a short cry we can both realize that this road wasn't worth it.

Comment Re:You have to know how to secure a Windows 10 PC (Score 4, Interesting) 982

Honestly, and this is not scientific, but windows 10 'feels' faster on my PC than windows 7. I also find it visually more appealing. It also has a smaller footprint. Lastly the pace of change and some of the nice features coming down the pipe makes it worth it (ubuntu, path limits, etc). Server manager and powershell features are very nice as well as an admin.

I really like windows 10. Before this I was a die hard OSX guy simply because linux on the desktop still required me to tinker too much to keep my laptop happy. I got a surface pro 3 with windows 10 for work and it and now I'm hooked.

Comment Re:I did this a year ago. (Score 2) 113

I took a different approach. I installed a playon server. Pointed it at free streams from CBS, NBC, etc as well as paid streams like Hulu and have it make them available on demand via my roku devices. Plus for shows that are of limited availability or commercial overflowed I have the playon server record the episode and play it back at my convince.

So my cable bill has been reduced to a HBO, Hulu, Free streaming from the networks, and amazon prime subscriptions (I'd have amazon prime either way though).

Comment Re:Teach Problem Solving (Score 1) 281

I think you misinterpret my intent. While college is still about general education and preparation it typically has a much more narrow field of study focused on a career path. For example while working towards a MIS degree the majority of my studies were focused on the purpose of the major. This major was selected because my primary career goal was a technology job.

Prior to this selection of focus education needs to be about a wide variety of experience to allow a student to have the chance to truly know what their calling is. If I am never exposed to biology, how can i ever know I want to enter a career focused on it? The same holds true with programming. That was my point.

Comment Re:Teach Problem Solving (Score 2) 281

Not only that, we need to stop thinking of school as a place to learn job skills. Until college school needs to be about exposing kids to all kinds of information so they can discover what drives their passions and move into a career driven field of study. Kids have to learn all sorts of 'useless' things in school for that very reason. How many high school kids will ever use calc or physics in their careers? That said without those classes the people who do need those skills would have never discovered a passion or affinity for them.

Comment Re: And by that he means (Score 1) 349

I never said you were incorrect. What I said was "It would be amazing if either of you pointed to a source.....I guess facts can't be used in political conversation."

My complain was arguing without backing up your argument with actual referenceable facts and not the accuracy of your assertion. Basically I was trying to point out how we have reached a terrible point in our society where arguments look like this.

"This is true!"
"No it's not!"
"Yes it is!"
"You have tiny fingers!"
"I have a large penis, you are wrong" ..etc..

So by posting links to facts that backup your assertion you make a real argument that needs to be refuted. This is the only way to have a debate that goes anywhere useful (unless you like dick jokes).

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