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Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

AnOminusCowHerd Re:but that's the problem with the turing test... (309 comments)

This. The Turing Test itself is an over-hyped "test" that is mainly famous because journalists and bloggers can easily explain it to a general audience ... and perhaps, because it invokes a certain SkyNet-like spookiness.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

AnOminusCowHerd Re:Check out WGU (370 comments)

After a brief review, this (WGU) actually sounds very promising. Fully accredited, work at your own pace, cheap (~$3,000 per 6-month term), liberal acceptance of transfer credits, acceptance of industry standard certifications for degree credit, credit given for anything/everything you can test out of, and an interesting non-traditional, non-class-based program of study. I'm surprised I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks.

about 6 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: What's the fastest, cheapest way to get a Bachelor's degree?

AnOminusCowHerd AnOminusCowHerd writes  |  about 6 months ago

AnOminusCowHerd (3399855) writes "I have an Associates degree in programming and systems analysis, and over a decade of experience in the field. I work primarily as a contractor, so I'm finding a new job/contract every year or two. And every year, it gets harder to convince potential employers/clients that 10-12 years of hands-on experience doing what they need done, trumps an additional 2 years of general IT education.

So, I'd like to get a Bachelor's degree (preferably IT-related, ideally CS, accredited of course). If I can actually learn something interesting and useful in the process, that would be a perk, but mainly, I just want a BSCS to add to my resume. I would gladly consider something like the new GA Tech MOOC-based MSCS degree program — in fact, I applied there, and was turned down. After the initial offering, they rewrote the admissions requirements to spell out the fact that only people with a completed 4-year degree would be considered, work experience notwithstanding."

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