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Devices To Take Textbooks Beyond Text

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Students already don't use the texts we have (115 comments)

As someone who has recently completed an undergraduate degree in engineering, I completely agree with your thoughts. I began my M.Sc. this year, which means I'm mired in lit review for my thesis project. I've been working my way through a few older textbooks, and am floored by the difference in quality in terms of presentation of material. These texts present matarial in a clear, concise, and robust manner. My undergraduate textbook in electromagnetics is embarrassingly hand-wavy in comparison to its equivalent written in the early 60's. All the examples and short-sighted analogies in the world won't help if they come at the expense of understanding fundamentals, but I guess I think differently than the publishers.

more than 4 years ago
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Skiing Robot May Not Be Useful, But Fun To Watch

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Get Off My Mountain Lawn (64 comments)

Agreed. Your method doesn't even have the requirement of snow being on the hill!

more than 5 years ago
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What Are the Best First Steps For Becoming a Game Designer?

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Sorry to burst your bubble (324 comments)

Sorry to burst your bubble but game designer/game programmer is one of these professions that you can't just say "hey, I know what I wanna do in life, I want to be a X. Now I'll just go to college to become that!". You can't right out of the blue suddenly decide to go to college to become a successful game designer/programmer/pianist/geologist/astronomer/graphical artist, because to have a successful career in those things you need a passion, and if you had the passion for it then whatever you want to make into a career would be your hobby to begin with.

In general, drive and passion for what you do will lead to success no matter what field you work in.

more than 5 years ago
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Administration Wants To Scale Back Real ID Law

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Hopefully It'll Just Go Away (317 comments)

But what if I had been a terrorist, fully aware of the knife?

You could have taken apart a computer during the flight?

more than 5 years ago
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Toshiba Sues Over DVD Patents

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Fairness towards all licensees (131 comments)

But Sony does care about the customer's rights. Such rights include your right to give Sony money, your right to give Sony access to your computer (amongst other things), and your right to give up other, meaningless rights, such as fair use.

more than 5 years ago
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Dead At 92, Business Computing Pioneer David Caminer

Rapid Supreme 17 Re:Please hold the milk (142 comments)

This makes sense, seeing as you'd need that leather lining to stomach English cooking. To those about to mod me down, I love Yorkshire pudding! Please take that into consideration before you obliterate me.

more than 6 years ago

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