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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

bananaquackmoo Re:Why is no one else calling BS? (198 comments)

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

3 days 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 4 months ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

bananaquackmoo Re:It's the 1990s all over again. (161 comments)

Only the background image. Media queries don't modify HTML, they modify CSS.

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

bananaquackmoo Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (789 comments)

Nevermind, I re-read your note and saw the "superpower" part this time.

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

bananaquackmoo Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (789 comments)

So we'll be hearing more about North Korea on a near daily basis then?

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

bananaquackmoo Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (789 comments)

PS: This news is of interest to me, but it's hardly related to technology or geek culture.

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

bananaquackmoo Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (789 comments)

I'm not sure why you're modded at zero points. I'd mod you up if I could.

about 4 months ago

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