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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

bananaquackmoo Re:Only for the first year (567 comments)

Not really. If you're the kind of person who builds custom computers, when you call them up just say you replaced the motherboard. If they really push (and I've never had a problem with that) then just say the previous one went bad and had to be RMA'd or replaced. They're happy to remove the old motherboard from the license and apply the license to your new one.

4 days ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

bananaquackmoo Re:One OS to rule them alll ... (487 comments)

I think you're missing the part where the GUI and the OS are two different things.

about a week ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

bananaquackmoo Because of service (585 comments)

Here's the deal. I am not a fan of Apple. If I weren't recommending a laptop to someone I would never recommend an Apple product. BUT! When it comes to laptops, Apple is really the only option. Why? Because you can walk down to the apple store and someone will fix any hardware problems for you. You can't get that with any PC maker. Heck, the best rated PC maker for customer support took a month to repair something for me, and that's after it took me weeks to get them to even look at it. If you think your laptop hardware is ever going to break or die within the timeframe of a warranty (hint: they almost always do), then Apple is really the only option.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

bananaquackmoo Re:If you wanted ownership of the machine (184 comments)

You do realize that you can have Android without Google right? That Android and Google Play are not the same thing?

about a week ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

bananaquackmoo Worse service? (448 comments)

Worse service? Than a cable company? I'm 99.99% sure that is impossible.

about three weeks ago
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Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier, Says Quantum Theorist

bananaquackmoo I'm not fat... (109 comments)

I'm not fat, I'm quantum entangled!

about three weeks ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

bananaquackmoo Re:Why is no one else calling BS? (200 comments)

For one thing, the knowledge of how humans can survive living in a balloon around another planet?

about a month ago
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BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser

bananaquackmoo No centralized servers? (67 comments)

Of course it relies on centralized servers. Websites have to come from somewhere. Data has to be load-balanced. You don't download and upload a website with a database and hardware.

about a month and a half ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

bananaquackmoo Re:who cares? (101 comments)

Really? You can draw on your laptop with a digitizer? What kind of laptop is it? Hint: some people need pen input.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program?

bananaquackmoo Re:Program what? (107 comments)

Mobile app touchscreen games? Desktop games? Text based browser games? Console games? Furthermore, what genre? Shooters? Strategy? RPG? MMO? Action? Adventure? Sim? Sports?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program?

bananaquackmoo Program what? (107 comments)

Teaching them to program _what_ exactly? Robotics? Video games? Mobile Apps? You're going to have entirely different requirements depending on what you want to program.

about 2 months ago
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

bananaquackmoo Re:Hmmm ... (58 comments)

* I meant to say has a stylus, not has a tablet

about 2 months ago
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

bananaquackmoo Re:Short review (58 comments)

I have one and haven't had the battery problem you did. Maybe yours is defective? The USB port charging is fine and mine idles for about a week (but then I have nothing running in the background).

about 2 months ago
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Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

bananaquackmoo Re:Hmmm ... (58 comments)

I have the tablet. It's well built, bloat free, gets quick updates, has a tablet, has a good screen, is very fast, and is sized just right for me. Maybe it's not for everyone but I love mine. It IS a little pricey but I feel like I got my money's worth, which is the important part.

about 2 months ago
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A/C Came Standard On Some Armored Dinosaur Models

bananaquackmoo Better than D/C (34 comments)

What type of outlet did they plug into? American? European?

about 2 months ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

bananaquackmoo Re:Videophones (206 comments)

Video phones are popular, if you think of it as long-distance skype video chats with people you wouldn't otherwise get to see. Sure it's not a phone as much as it is sitting at a computer, but video chat is used quite often.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

bananaquackmoo Re:10 to 20 percent slower (504 comments)

(I have no idea if it does or does not. Also the speed of the storage will factor in to it).

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

bananaquackmoo Re:10 to 20 percent slower (504 comments)

Yes, but what about screen size? If it has to push more pixels then it might be a problem.

about 4 months ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

bananaquackmoo It depends (546 comments)

It REALLY depends. There are several fast-moving and emerging programming disciplines which are too new to even exist at an educational institution yet. Once they DO exist at an educational institution, you can bet the info is outdated and the people teaching them have no idea what they're doing. Now I hear you saying that if you learn the fundamentals in school that they're applicable elsewhere. This is true, assuming they're the correct fundamentals, and there is a good possibility they are NOT. Once again, outdated info can hurt in the programming world, depending on which area you end up working in. Someone else posted about needing a degree to get past HR. Once again, this is partially true. On the other hand, if you make your own project, library, framework, or some other programming project, release it into the world and show it off, people WILL hire you. These days the #1 request I get from anyone is "show us your github code repository" or "show us examples of your work." It is ENTIRELY possible to get coding work without a degree. In fact, sometimes the people doing the hiring will PREFER that. That said, a large portion of college has NOTHING to do with learning a profession.

about 5 months ago

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