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Submission + - George Lucas criticises The Force Awakens (theguardian.com) 1

RogueyWon writes: While many critics have responded positively to JJ Abrams's take on Star Wars, one particular industry figure seems rather less impressed. George Lucas has criticised the "retro" tone of The Force Awakens and lamented his own lack of involvement in it. Speaking to television talk-show host and journalist Charlie Rose, Lucas quipped that he had sold his “kids to the white slavers that take these things”.

Comment Re:Real nerd news. Reminds me of me. (Score 4, Insightful) 247

All computers of that day had pseudo-random generators. Even today, the vast majority of random number generators are pseudo-random, unless they're using external entropy from the network, mouse, or even a specialized entropy generator and these are only really used for encryption. Pseudo-random doesn't mean bad, it just means that the numbers are being generated from an algorithm and not some truly random source.

Comment Re:We can do that thing you like (Score 1) 230

Typical MS. They just love create stuff in which other people can do stuff, instead of just doing the stuff. Can they create a package mangement tool? NO! They have to do something on top of that. For the love of pete, just *do* something. Stop doing stuff that allows other people to do stuff (that they will never do).

Comment Get on the right track (Score 1) 548

Once you've got experience in one language, technology, or area, it can be hard to get out of it. Employers look for people that already have experience in the field. If your first job isn't what you envision yourself doing for the rest of your life, then make efforts to get experience doing the things you want to do. Most any programming experience is worthwhile, but once you feel you've learned what you can, find another job.

Comment Re:What is your point? (Score 1) 472

Yes, you can learn everything you learn in college without going to college. It's not strictly necessary. But it helps. I get tired of hearing that my degree was a big fat waste of time when I could've just learned stuff by reading it online. The reality is that if you go a a decent school, you *will* learn a lot. And that degree does mean something. It means that compared to some other guy without one, you're more likely to know what you're talking about.

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