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More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

Feynman Re:confused... (287 comments)

I'm not sure how unusual it was, but my 7th grade science teacher was doing a BASIC unit using TRS-80s in 1987, too--in a town of 12k.

about 9 months ago
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In an arcade with only the following games ...

Feynman Re:Discs Of Tron? (283 comments)

amazed by the graphic quality

That's because it's not computer graphics. It was hand-drawn animation on laser disc.

about 10 months ago
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Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"

Feynman Re:Copies (376 comments)

During Halloween you still see kids copying the first three movies. The 1977-1983 movies.

Great point. My son born in 2005 chose, on his own, to be Han in Carbonite for Halloween this year.

about 2 years ago
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To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...

Feynman Re:Screw finding another job (374 comments)

Well, unfortunately, you have to be wealthy to start your own business

How about bootstrapping your own business while keeping your day job? You can become wealthy without taking out loans!

more than 2 years ago
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Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?

Feynman Re:Yes. and its even worse. (948 comments)

7 in the evening is the normal time when work stops in almost entire private sector

Where do you work (location, industry)?

I've been in the electronics industry for almost 15 years in the Midwest and have rarely seen engineers work until 7 PM, nor 12 hour days, except in rare bursts.

(I've long suspected that many workers overestimate the amount of time they spend at the office . . . or at least engaged in productive work.)

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Feynman Re:New Poll! (1521 comments)

> We all are individuals.

I'm not!

about 3 years ago
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Your Face Will Soon Be In Facebook Ads

Feynman Re:You can opt out, and you do agree to it (344 comments)

I'll admit it: I didn't read the terms as closely as I should have. (Not to mention that they've changed since I signed up.)

The more I learn, the less I like it.

I'm especially bothered by this:

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights...you specifically give us...[a] license... This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

So if I've somehow shared a video with one of my friends on Facebook and subsequently delete my account, Facebook still has a transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to my video?

more than 3 years ago
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The Placebo Effect Not Just On Drugs

Feynman Re:This explains the political process (824 comments)

Wouldn't it be interesting if everyone did this? Then, without warning, someone who didn't even show up in the polls would win.

Like Jesse Ventura.

more than 3 years ago
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Xbox Head Proclaims Blu-ray Dead

Feynman Re:Figures don't lie (547 comments)

You'd hope sales would be up since 1020.

Actually, the Geats were big fans of Angelina Jolie's performance as Grendel's mother and snapped up Beowulf by the case.

more than 3 years ago
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I Count In

Feynman Re:What are all these strange symbols about? (599 comments)

As soon as I finished engineering school, this ceased to be useful.

When I designed ICs at IBM, I could make any resistor value I wanted. Now that I'm involved with PCB design, all surface mount resistors are black (except 0 Ohm, which tend to be blue). Figuring out their value may require a microscope and a datasheet.

more than 5 years ago
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Billy West Says Futurama Might Return To Fox For 6th Season

Feynman Re:Oblig. (265 comments)

"The Bible--that's the real good news!"

more than 5 years ago
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How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?

Feynman Re:Trade-offs of a 9/80 work week (1055 comments)

6. Getting to work while it's dark & leaving when it's dark is depressing.

In the upper Midwest, this seems to be par for the course during the winter.

more than 5 years ago
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How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?

Feynman Source? (1055 comments)

the countries that have higher productivity per worker than the US.

According to a U.N. report released in 2007, only Norway had higher productivity per hour worked than the U.S.

more than 5 years ago
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How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?

Feynman Re:I worked 9/80 for 4 summers (1055 comments)

It's when portions of the employees are working regular weeks and some are on 9/80 that things tend to fall apart.

This is the problem I see at my employer. My site is on a regular 5-day schedule, but another site, with which we interact daily, is on 9/80. Add to that a time-zone difference, and it can be tough to get time with them.

more than 5 years ago
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In the U.S. election just ended, I voted ...

Feynman Re:i voted (709 comments)

Using a Rube Goldberg machine.

Me too. Except instead of the candle burning through the string causing the anvil to drop and cast my vote for Obama, the candle caught the cat's fur on fire causing it to dart across the room in a panic and cast my vote for Ralph Nader. I demand a recount!

more than 5 years ago

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