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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

Malenx Re:Ridiculous, but so are college degrees (173 comments)

I am incredibly glad that I earned my CS degree through a liberal arts college (Hope College). To this day, I feel the liberal arts requirements were just as valuable to my overall growth as my core CS classes were at helping me land a great job straight out of school.

about three weeks ago

Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Malenx Re: Let me FTFY (294 comments)

In Michigan you pay sales tax when you register the car, regardless of where you bought it.

about a month and a half ago

Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Malenx Meh... (277 comments)

Didn't really see anything useful except for maybe the bandwidth monitoring.

about a year ago

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

Malenx Bolt cutters and gloves (1010 comments)

The cop should have just removed the offending charging cable with some rubber gloves and a bolt cutter. Problem solved.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Makes You Uninstall Apps?

Malenx Ads (243 comments)

The moment the app plays a loud audio ad, it's gone. Small un-intrusive ads, no problem, but full screen or audio ads, good bye.

1 year,12 days

Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

Malenx Welp this will not end well (519 comments)

streisand effect ... Streisand Effect ... STREISAND EFFECT... HOOOO!!!

1 year,13 days

Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Programmer At 40?

Malenx Re:Good for you! (314 comments)

I'm a 31 year old married programmer just getting out of college and looking forward to kids soon. Working a nice 40 hour a week paid internship with decent money and moving into a full time gig starting with generous pay, salary, and pension system in a great mid sized company. All of the programmers on my team are 35+ years old in a very highly successful and growing company. The latest hire is a 60 year old main-framer who's looking forward to retirement in 5 years and just enjoying the work until then.

Terrible experiences being taken advantage of are no more the norm than great companies who do not age discriminate and offer great compensation, hours, vacation time, wages, and other benefits, they just get more attention.

about a year and a half ago

AMD Details Next-Gen Kaveri APU's Shared Memory Architecture

Malenx Interesting (128 comments)

I'm curious how long it will be before these optimizations are found in the compilers themselves.

about a year and a half ago

Why You Should Worry About the Future of Chromebooks

Malenx Re:history repeating (216 comments)

A large portion of consumers have repeatedly stated the Chromebook is exactly what they want. It's cheap, handles basic computing needs (word processes, etc), handles online streaming, and is nearly virus proof with little to no learning curve. There is also no slow degrade of speed over time as your not installing any software. For a lot of non-techies, it's a dream come true.

Looking forward to getting a few more bucks saved up to get my wife another as she's used her old Chromebook into the ground (the monitor is literally held on with tape as it was a beta product and she's a rough user).

You may not agree, but I find it hard to believe you formed your opinion on the realities of what the common computer user wants.

about a year and a half ago

YouTube's Ready To Select a Winner

Malenx Re:Please make it stop (74 comments)

Even with translation, all the stories are nonsense and un-entertaining.

I normally check back on this site throughout the day, but this will be my last post until tomorrow.

Destroying your product for a day is just a bad business decision Slashdot.

about a year and a half ago

Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers

Malenx Re:My answer (525 comments)

Was gonna spend my mod point down rating, but I decided to comment instead....

That's how you win an argument, you insult the other person if they don't agree with you.

about a year and a half ago

A 50 Gbps Connection With Multipath TCP

Malenx Re:Hope Application (150 comments)


about a year and a half ago

A 50 Gbps Connection With Multipath TCP

Malenx Hope Application (150 comments)

Waiting to see an apartment full of geeks and gamers rocking 10 cable modems all linked together and splitting the bill.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

Malenx Loud Fan (561 comments)

All you need is competing noise. Get a large fan and turn it up, most of the outside noises will be drowned out.

Also, a website like http://rainfor.me/ helps me a lot when I find myself wandering off into my thoughts.

If you listen to music and the voices are too distracting, just listen to good movie scores, classical soundtracks, or something orchestra based like http://open.spotify.com/user/1225153336/playlist/174h1jI74KgCR30U60E5Wt or http://open.spotify.com/user/1225153336/playlist/0zfVN0HOmVKz5CVDNWigXg. I find when I'm programming or studying, having complete silence is great. When I can't achieve that, then I need background white noise and voiceless music.

Just some thoughts based on what I've learned since attending College.

about a year and a half ago

Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptime

Malenx Re:Not a good thing!!!! (409 comments)

Curious why he was down-rated, perceived sarcasm?

about a year and a half ago

Japan Plans to Restart Most of Their Nuclear Reactors

Malenx Re:Cheap Electrical power wins! (255 comments)

Tchernobul and Fukushima have not been decommissioned?

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

Malenx Bah, Robomakerbots instead. (233 comments)

How about instead of people, we send a few robots and some self-contained factories with which to build more. Once things are up and running, we can start constructing a base via remote control.

about 2 years ago


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