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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:Google believes its own top results (305 comments)

She probably has a degree in 'Education.' Likely an advanced degree. A frightening thing to do to oneself.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:Let them eat cake! (305 comments)

Because a lot of people won't do the homework and you didn't provide the background material:

The Northern anti-slave states wanted the black people in the south to only count as 3/5 of a person, because that way the South wouldn't get as many electoral votes and representatives in congress. The Southern states wanted the black people counted as full people as far as those matters (apportionment of political representatives) though obviously they wouldn't allow the black people to vote.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:What Native American is supposed to mean (305 comments)

I, personally, wasn't there. I doubt if he was either. I don't know where he got that 'we' he used.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:Screw you white boys (305 comments)

Journalism School.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:They're a resource, not a "problem". (305 comments)

A few lines up you were saying people went to college to 'learn how to learn.' Why the rapid descent to 'wallpaper for HR'?

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:They're a resource, not a "problem". (305 comments)

But only after the blood returns to his brain.

That's over-the-top sexist, you know.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:They're a resource, not a "problem". (305 comments)

Part of learning is learning how to communicate knowledge to others as well, not just passively receiving knowledge.

Part of learning is discovering that there will always be dullards trying to slide along with you, riding along if they can get away with it.

Teamwork should always be with one's peers. Not the stupid fuck who flunked calculus and is now sliding down the slope toward an 'IT career' because the counselors said it would be easier.

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:The geek is no fun at parties. (305 comments)

I think you meant to type 'so others can remain safely mediocre without sticking out.'

3 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

Bing Tsher E Re:Google sucks now (305 comments)

With any big successful organization, the bloodsucking types climb aboard and take over eventually. At least, that is almost always the case.

It's unfortunate that they 'own' so much important Intellectual Property.

I've always thought it was a spam company that came up with a techy twist to beg our forgiveness. I mean, for pete's sake, their main product is advertising, the worst anything in business.

3 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Bing Tsher E Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

I have a cheap USB wall-wart type charger in the bedroom. At night I can hear it singing away as it uses PWM to modulate and produce the 5 volts to charge my phone and tablet. It's pretty annoying but I am too cheap to replace it.

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Bing Tsher E Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

No, an electric piano has a LOT to emulate. The keyboard has to measure the velocity that each key is hit at, and respond to how the fingers lift up. The pedal has to be emulated similarly. If you want something like a player piano, just focus on the speaker and feed your MIDI files into it.

4 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Bing Tsher E Re:They are all fucked anyway. (295 comments)

Yes, but then after a year, the Google free taxis will disappear entirely with nothing from Google to replace them.

4 days ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

Bing Tsher E Re:you can have my classic when you pry it from et (269 comments)

That's one of those new fangled wireless receivers, isn't it? The new wireless technology really rocks. I understand there are TV sets now where you only have to attach power.

5 days ago
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2014 Geek Gift Guide

Bing Tsher E Re:littlebits (113 comments)

They should have printed the schematics. It looks like a good junkbox project.

about a week ago
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2014 Geek Gift Guide

Bing Tsher E Re:FFS! (113 comments)

Every once in awhile when I drop my Samsung Galaxy Victory the back cover pops off and sometimes the battery even slides out. It's easily put back together, though.

about a week ago
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2014 Geek Gift Guide

Bing Tsher E Re:The best gift? (113 comments)

It might be useful nail polish to use to tack down a trimpot. It seems like it has some metal content so might not be usable in a pinch for coil dope.

about a week ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

Bing Tsher E Re:Get off my lawn (112 comments)

Get your frickin' binaries out of our feeds, thankyouverymuch.

about a week ago
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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

Bing Tsher E Re: BGP? (57 comments)

This is a site for nerds, not IT types.

Do you know what a LASCR is, and how and why you might use it to slave a photoflash? If not, GTFO.

about a week ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Bing Tsher E Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

Wiki for 3-Demon is here.

Download 3-Demon here. It's a 19 kilobyte download.

about a week ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Bing Tsher E Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

3Demon was a 3D version of Pacman that played on PCs in the 8088 era. It plays 'too fast' on a '286. It's wireframe 3D.

That is long before Doom or Wolf 3D.

about a week ago

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German Official Mulls Breaking Up Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about 6 months ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes ""

A senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company "must be seriously considered."

Such a move—which would be difficult to enforce because Google is based in the United States—could be a last resort for countries seeking to prevent the Internet search giant from systematically crowding out competitors, said Sigmar Gabriel, who is Germany's economy minister and vice chancellor.""

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Disconnecting Your Android Device From Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "Is it possible to completely disconnect your Android device from Google?

The Play Store is not mandatory; a simple checkbox in Security allows Android users to install APK files from any location and never use the Play Store.

Using Firefox for Android and being careful to never log into a Google service with it keeps your web browsing separate from Google cookies.

If you root your phone, you can reach into the directory and pull out all the APK files, then install them manually. This only works, of course, if you already paid for the Apps, but it makes it possible for your phone to be disconnected from Google and the Play Store and still have your apps. Could a community of file sharers that are trusted peers build up a collection of APK files to make it possible for there to be a Google-free Android phone experience?

Just some food for thought. At a minimum, getting off Chrome and onto Firefox is something every Android user should consider."
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Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "A New York Times article reports: "The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez." Is Chavez muscling in to help assure a Castro-style US Election?"

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Meta-Topic: Slashot Comment Posting

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I always post my comments with 'no karma bonus' checked off. Even though I can post at default of +2 I do not do so often. This is because posting at +1 gives a safety margin. You can say more controversial and challenging things in a +1 comment and not have it modded down. But it gets saved in the permanent archive. When I do have something of note to add to the discussion, it gets marked up to +2 or higher fairly quickly anyway.

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