blandcramration (2636571) writes "I have recently decided to further my education with a technical school associates degree. I am a first quarter student in my third week as an IT student. I have taught myself Python and have been working with computers for over 10 years. We've been learning C++ and though my instructor appears to know how to program, he doesn't really understand the procedure behind the veil, so to speak. In a traditional learning environment, I would rather learn everything about the computer process rather than fiddle around with something until I figure out how it works. I can do that on my own. I think the real issue is I'm not feeling challenged enough and I'm paying through the nose to go to school here. Am I even going to be able to land a decent job, or should I just take a few classes here and move on to a traditional college and get a computer science degree? I'm much more interested in an approach to computer science like http://www.nand2tetris.org/ but I feel as if I should get a degree in something. What are your thoughts?" top
Ask Slashdot: Need a gaming laptop that can run OSX for $1000
blandcramration writes "With the advent of Diablo III'simpending release, the love of my life has considered purchasing a new computer. There are two problems associated with this befuddling conundrum. Firstly, she likes her Macbook but it is beginning to show its five year age rapidly. Secondly, she must have a laptop due to the type of work she is involved in. I have been scouring the internet for a hackable, moderately priced, sleek laptop but have come up with few options. I ask you, the always helpful slashdot community: What laptop would you purchase if you were in my shoes?"