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Comment Re:Good way to encourage them to learn quickly (Score 1) 369

Exactly. Money always makes people think twice.

I cleaned up a PC that had over 500 (was several years ago, don't remember the exact number) infections. They were a friend of my dad's so I just charged him some gas money, since all I did was throw in an unattended XP CD and waited for it to finish.

I received a phone call from him before I had even made it home... about 15 min away. The AV I installed had already found several viruses on there. He got mad and said he was taking it to Best Buy. After they charged him $350 to reinstall Windows like I had just done, he was more than willing to sit down with me and let me show him how to be more secure with his computer use.
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Submission + - The Varying Degrees of Computer Science Degrees 2

wikid_one writes: I recently went back to college to finish my CS degree, however this time I moved to a new school. My previous school taught only C++, except for a few higher level electives (OpenGL). The school I am now attending teaches what seems like every language in the book. The first two semesters are Java, and then you move to Python, C, Bash, Oracle, and Assembly. While I feel that it would be nice to get a well-rounded introduction to the programming world, I also feel that I am going to come out of school not having the expertise required in a single language to land a good job. After reading the syllabi, all the higher level classes appear to teach concepts rather than work to develop advanced techniques in a specific language. Which method of teaching is going to better provide me with the experience I need, as well as the experience an employer wants to see in a college graduate?

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