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Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

WrecklessSandwich Re:Free? (703 comments)

That's just the problem, the classes were stupid easy. I had a friend make this mistake going into electrical engineering. All of the STEM people from his community college had their credits transfer just fine, but then they promptly got their asses kicked in their first real-college engineering class because the community college didn't actually prepare them sufficiently. Some went as far as to retake some of their CC courses at the 4-year school because they realized how far behind they were. 5-6 year graduation times all around.

about two weeks ago
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The Magic of Pallets

WrecklessSandwich Re:No love for forklifts? (250 comments)

Even without a proper forklift, a simple manual hydraulic pallet jack will leave you much better off than an unpalletized load for all but the heaviest pallets.

about a month ago
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SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer

WrecklessSandwich Re:It's called redundancy (129 comments)

Show me a RepRap that can print its own belts and motors and assembled PCBs and then we'll talk.

about 4 months ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

WrecklessSandwich Re:Screen size (198 comments)

A tablet is not a phone. If you can hold that 7" tablet in one hand and navigate with the thumb of the same hand, you might be Andre the Giant. Do you fit that tablet in your pants pocket too?

about 7 months ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

WrecklessSandwich Re:That is Length not width (198 comments)

What, are they not measuring screen sizes diagonally anymore?

about 7 months ago
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Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

WrecklessSandwich Screen size (198 comments)

I don't care how many pixels you stuff in there, it doesn't matter if the monster 5.5" screen doesn't fit in my hand.

about 7 months ago
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Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

WrecklessSandwich Re:here we go again... (489 comments)

Not gonna lie, I saw that you misspelled women and immediately ceased to take you seriously. Hope you're a troll.

1 year,14 days
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SteamOS Will Be Available For Download On December 13

WrecklessSandwich Re:Gaming controllers (211 comments)

Doesn't make sense for a laptop, but it's a common paradigm on mobile devices. There's flight sims etc. for Android/iOS where you steer by tilting your device like a little kid making racecar noises.

about a year ago
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Ohio State Introduces Massive Open Online Calculus

WrecklessSandwich Re:Sadly, calculus is not all that useful... (134 comments)

Yes, IT is a terrible field for making use of calculus. Try engineering, especially fields like control systems. My boss has a PhD in control engineering and he can basically take a signal and turn it inside out and backwards to find out whatever he wants because he knows off the top of his head what kind of curve he'll get if he, say, integrates the signal twice.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads

WrecklessSandwich Big Ballmer (300 comments)

They had this in 1984. It was called a telescreen. Like the Kinect One, the telescreen can't be turned off.

about a year and a half ago
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Arduino Branches Out, With a Plug-and-Program Robot

WrecklessSandwich Re:A arduino hexapod you can buy today (24 comments)

ArcBotics actually has another Kickstarter going right now for a line follower robot!

Disclaimer: I worked on Hexy. Still finding the scrap acrylic from laser cutting the M3 screw holes everywhere.

about a year and a half ago
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

WrecklessSandwich Re:Regulation of tools? (856 comments)

Umm you do realize that bullets have changed in the past 200 years and aren't a simple round ball anymore, right?

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Makes Millions Renting Campus Space to Vendors

WrecklessSandwich Re:And? (95 comments)

It sounds like a good deal until you start having to dodge flying chairs...

about 2 years ago

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