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Ask Slashdot: Tools For Teaching High School Kids How To Make Games?

Tibia1 I'd say (237 comments)

Paper and pencil.

more than 2 years ago

Kinect Self-Awareness Hack

Tibia1 Whoa. (82 comments)

As soon as you see the world IDLE you should already be skeptical that you will be receiving any real information. Sometimes this happens. I, too, had lols, and under no circumstance will I complain about that, even if it's "not what I signed up for" here at Slashdot. Besides, even if you guys have an "amazing point", hasn't this been said on here at least x amount of times already? where x = (uninformative submissions) * (0.20 * userbase) * 100; // Real original guys....

more than 3 years ago

The Life of a Cybercrime Investigator

Tibia1 Lets stay positive.. (79 comments)

.... and hope that these organizations don't band together, start sharing innovations and start developing 'next level threats' as I'd call them. With those resources and people behind them, evil people could do bad things to the internet. Gah, lets hope not. Lets hope.

more than 3 years ago

Intel Unveils SSDs With 6Gbit/Sec Throughput

Tibia1 Re:Finally, decent write speed from Intel ... (197 comments)

You are forgetting that when a big line of different capacities is released (all on the same speed from the same manufacturer..), then the only variable with any influence on price is capacity in GBs. The idea is to get them to buy the higher capacity 240GB SSD by offering a slightly better $/GB. Also, people have many programs to install these days and are looking especially at the capacity, when considering their additional xGBs of games they would like to put on their SSD. Besides, when a higher speed comes out (It will keep doubling at least), everyone knows about the speed and the entire market is reassessed.

more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Tibia1 Achievement missing. (2254 comments)

I just clicked on my achievement (5 point comment) and it said Message 27834164 not found. Just wondering if this was due to the change. Also, sometimes the footers get cut off, so I couldn't see every link at the bottom on the left, and on the right it said: 201, Geeknet (rather than 2011). These things don't actually matter at all but... yeah.

more than 3 years ago

How a Guy Found 4 New Planets Without a Telescope

Tibia1 Automation? (133 comments)

It says that he 'read data' and 'created graphs'. Couldn't whatever he was doing be automated? I'm sure that astronomers are already automating a whole lot of data analyzation, but for a random guy to find 4 irregularities, seems strange. Maybe high level pattern recognition is vital to the process he used? Get this guy, or somebody to start writing code.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Finally Certifies an Open Source Web App

Tibia1 Re:Tonight On Bizzaro World News ... (87 comments)

It seems as though HP891 has entered the game, and is pumping out 3292 lines of open code, and is now approaching level 33 in the newest MMO. Why not make people write code for an MMO? Patented.

more than 3 years ago

How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

Tibia1 Decreased volume of traffic (606 comments)

By the time flying cars are possible or economical, most of our interaction and work will be done virtually, meaning that the need of transportation will be significantly lower. Therefore we won't really need the extra traffic capacity that the air would allow.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Implant Biofuel Cells Into Rats

Tibia1 It's funny to watch (164 comments)

rats undergo a series of scientific experiments through the ages. They'll be the first to get neural implants that highly increase cognitive function. They'll be the first to connect to the internet directly through the brain. Aliens might assume they are more intelligent than us on first glance. Sitting around reproducing, reaping the rewards of science while humans do all the gruntwork...

They have been planning this from the beginning.

more than 4 years ago

How Smart Are You?

Tibia1 Confidence. (584 comments)

Not at all confident in intelligence.
Average confidence.
Above average confidence.
Extremely confident with ones ability.
Funny guy.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Behind Google Complaints To EC

Tibia1 They should know (346 comments)

not to go and complain about competitors, heres why.
First of all it's google.
Second, it's good to have a diverse set of search engines and a diverse set of algorithms. The more there are out there, they higher chance any site has of ranking up or down.
Third, if they want to make search their own way, why not post about it like a normal company? No, they have to go all drama queen and start crying about google, the most popular and innovative search technology we've seen yet.

more than 4 years ago

What Has Your Phone Survived?

Tibia1 Data preservation (422 comments)

This just reminds me of how useless it is for people to be losing their data all the time. The future is virtual data. I bookmark everything I install and every site I'll ever return to. And I back those bookmarks up, and put them on another drive. Therefore, when planned obselence kicks in, I'll have lost a lot less. In terms of contacts, keep a text file (it has saved my ass many a time.) In terms of music, grooveshark all your favorite artists, at least.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft shuts down global spam network

Tibia1 Uhh... (1 comments)

Why is it still hard to 'get legal rights' to shut down botnets. I know it's to avoid complete power in the hands of microsoft, but any compelling evidence suggesting that a domain is a botnet should see to it's destruction. It should me much easier to combat these cyber villains, as it is only getting much worse.

more than 4 years ago

Senators Blast NASA For Lacking Vision

Tibia1 You can always blast NASA for (319 comments)

possibly wasting money with primitive space expeditions. But you simply cannot say they do not have vision.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"

Tibia1 Re:Hunters.. (1010 comments)

And much more?

For the price it would be nice if it was slightly more powerful, and oh I don't know, unrestricted content and multitasking? I honestly don't know why they haven't enabled those (I know their reasons but they are stupid and nonsensical)

more than 4 years ago

PayPal To Open App Store For Developers

Tibia1 Why'd it take so long. (63 comments)

Apps are a good thing, and paypal is the easiest money manager yet. This will be quite useful, at what costs...

more than 4 years ago

Web Heritage Could Be Lost

Tibia1 Re:Sadness (128 comments)

You are purely thinking off of the emotion known as nostalgia. Maybe it was simpler, but it was worse, less efficient, less powerful, and much much much less functional.

more than 4 years ago

Web Heritage Could Be Lost

Tibia1 Re:why? (128 comments)

I agree. Less intelligent content will not be missed.

However, what's stopping everyone from just saving all of their content on their computers before their site dies? Sure, I guess some sites have a lot of content, but massive hard drives are available. Am I missing something?

more than 4 years ago

The Grown-Up Video Game

Tibia1 Re:Time pressure and expected content (152 comments)

Not sure if you were agreeing that its good to get drunk, or if you were belittling it. However, if the latter, then I'd like to inform you I don't really agree with nearly all of western society and wouldn't like to be labelled by it.

more than 4 years ago



Why don't people use Computers?

Tibia1 Tibia1 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tibia1 (1615959) writes "Many people, mostly older folks or people who don't require computers to live their dailies lives (usually involving heavy amounts of television,) do not use computers. Why not? Is it because when they first heard about computers, they were 1 million times less powerful and useful, not to mention much harder to use. And now, they feel that they cannot overcome this 'intensive learning process' that merely involves learning how to use a mouse, and to read. Some people simply think that they are useless, and because of hearing about 'virus problems' and other small issues that make computers look quite unattractive for an uninformed individual. Or, maybe they are downright against computers, and any other 'technological revolution' they can complain about while lounging in their comfy home that technology has made possible. I estimate that if you forced every person who does not use a computer in the entire world to use a computer for a week, they would have difficulty returning to normal life without that all encompassing aid. So, what's keeping people away from the biggest technological tool of the century that is getting easier to use every single day?"


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