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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

OldGoatDJ They should not (546 comments)

Colleges are not workforce training grounds. They are for higher education. College should prepare you for workforce training. They should not be training students in the latest language fad but giving students the ability to learn the skills needed to pick up the current fad, the next fad, and so on. Training for today's workforce will not be adequate for tomorrow's workforce. Corporations are attempting to push their responsibility of training their workforce back to colleges. A new computer science college graduate should not be expected to be a C++, Java, Design, Testing, project management, etc expert.There are too many skills that corporations need and that change too often for a colleges to produce such. Go to college for higher education, go to trade schools for workforce training.

about 5 months ago

Ask Stewart Brand About Protecting Resources and Reviving Extinct Species

OldGoatDJ What then? (59 comments)

We are currently having problems preserving species with populations of only a few hundred members, (Ridley sea turtles, Right Whales, etc). What will happen when we develop a species with only 1 or 2 members? Will these deextincted species have priority over the existing near extinct species? It appears that the goal is to create more 'almost extinct' species.

about 9 months ago

Milestone: The Millionth UK-Made Raspberry Pi

OldGoatDJ I have 2 (129 comments)

I use one of mine in my Linux class to show another flavor of Linux and to demonstrate networking. I have used the other one, with a webcam and speakers, to facilitate a scary halloween display.

about a year ago

Google Set To Meld Google Drive With Chrome OS

OldGoatDJ constant connectivity? (109 comments)

What if you are not connected to the internet constantly? does this make your device worthless? How does one work 'offline'?

more than 2 years ago


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