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Intel Rolling Out 800Gbps Cables This Year

blandcramration Writing data (101 comments)

I'll be impressed when we can write data this fast, not when we can transfer it

about 6 months ago

IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

blandcramration Re:My personal theory on getting people to do stuf (146 comments)

To get someone to do something, it must be all three of these things: 1) Simple 2) Engaging 3) Rewarding

Tell that to all the programmers of the world. We only require the last two.

about 6 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

blandcramration Re:Why not... (769 comments)

What power of the gods is forcing your hand to purchase a Keurig?

about 6 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

blandcramration Re:Why? (769 comments)

We have drip pot coffee (ugh), a Keurig, a stove, and an electric tea kettle here so I really have no excuse. I was just thinking about bringing in a press the other day, but I feel as if some people would take my grinds out of the freezer. I don't want to share.

about 6 months ago

Popularity On Facebook Makes People Think You're Attractive

blandcramration Facebook (116 comments)

What's the consensus of the people that don't use facebook?

about 6 months ago

Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft

blandcramration New method of attack against consumers (158 comments)

I think it's more realistic that poor security measures will be set in place, thereby making it easy for malicious crackers to disable peoples phones remotely.

about 6 months ago

The Tiny Console Killers Taking On the PS4 and Xbox 720

blandcramration There just isn't the bandwidth yet (349 comments)

Maybe when the standard has become 10mb/sec download/uploads this could be a reality. Until that point, I'm going to go ahead and say the XBOX 720 and PS4 will come out and have a traditional console life. The following iteration of consoles will probably have something to fear.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

blandcramration VMware is very easy (361 comments)

I honestly just used VMware for the first time today but it was very easy to use and booted up in seconds. You can add virtual drives with a click and if you are anywhere familiar with the operating system you are attempting to emulate, I'd say it's a safe bet. Maybe the community can offer a few free options for you to try out as well.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is TSA's PreCheck System Easy To Game?

blandcramration Re:Could be a honeypot (157 comments)

Please don't give them any ideas to increase their budget

about 2 years ago

Icons That Don't Make Sense Anymore

blandcramration Makes perfect sense to me (713 comments)

The person that wrote this acts as if no one under 30 has ever seen any of these objects; to say so is completely ludicrous. I'm 28 and I have used floppy discs since I was 7, I've spoken on a telephone (over a cellphone) for most of my life, I've driven an older car with radio buttons, and I read books and like to keep my place. To assume anyone under 30 doesn't use tools, remember when polaroid went out of business, or owned a calendar is completely ignorant. Does everyone over 30 automatically have specific knowledge of these things? Does this make everyone under 30 completely ignorant to anything produced prior to the 1990s? Fuck off.

more than 2 years ago



Ask Slashdot: Is going to a technical college worth it?

blandcramration blandcramration writes  |  about 2 years ago

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 but I feel as if I should get a degree in something. What are your thoughts?"

Ask Slashdot: Need a gaming laptop that can run OSX for $1000

blandcramration blandcramration writes  |  more than 2 years ago

blandcramration writes "With the advent of Diablo III's impending 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?"


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