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Google's Plan To Kill the Corporate Network

chad.koehler Re:Goobuntu (308 comments)

I wouldn't necessarily consider the choice of newer than 4.6 gcc arbitrary. Later versions with better C++11 support are very attractive, because C++11 simplifies and standardizes a lot of things that can make development significantly easier.

about 10 months ago
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Obama Praises Amazon At One of Its Controversial Warehouses

chad.koehler Re:What's your boggle, citizen? (435 comments)

I hope, for your sake, that as you are working on your CS degree you are also doing some jobs to gain experience. It will be really hard for you to break in, even at entry level, without some previous experience to show.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Confirms Xbox One's Phone Home Requirement, Game Resale Rules

chad.koehler Re:That doesn't fix anything (581 comments)

Looking more and more like I'll go pure-PC for gaming in the near future.

Is it really any better in the PC only market? Is there a big market for used PC games? Honest question, as I've been out of the loop for a while.

about a year ago
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Doctors Bypass Biometric Scanners With Fake Fingers

chad.koehler Retina Scanners... (139 comments)

Probably would have held out longer.

about a year and a half ago
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Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

chad.koehler Re:It's called the key (1176 comments)

While on the surface I agree, most new car models use electronics for both starters and transmissions. Without actual mechanical connections (from the cabin to the transmission for instance), this may or may not work in every case. Definitely worth a try though.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

chad.koehler Re:Our water for your oil. (228 comments)

That may be a bit short-sighted.

about a year and a half ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

chad.koehler Re:Eheh and his mother was sane? (1719 comments)

This post went from protecting rights to advocating for thought crime. A+ would read again.

about 2 years ago
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LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

chad.koehler Re:WTFGA (311 comments)

Yeah, shouldn't have tried to do sqrt(4925) in my head :)

about 2 years ago
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LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

chad.koehler Re:WTFGA (311 comments)

But at 70"X5", that's only a 65" screen by traditional diagonal measurements.

about 2 years ago
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4 Microsoft Engineers Predicted DRM Would Fail 10 Years Ago

chad.koehler Re:DRM is not useless (142 comments)

That point is made in the conclusion of the actual paper. I know it's against the rules, but I read it.

about a year ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

chad.koehler Re:At first I was about to disagree then I thought (866 comments)

Classic literature may not be your cup of tea, but do you agree with the overall point? At what age should school become just "training for specific job role"?

about 2 years ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

chad.koehler Re:At first I was about to disagree then I thought (866 comments)

Don't you feel that things like classic literature enrich your life? Even if it doesn't directly translate to a career? Frankly, I'm glad that I had the ability to experience things that weren't on the job training. You have 12 (or 13) years of mandatory school in the U.S., and probably 34-40 years of working. I'm glad that the first 20 years of my life weren't completely dedicated to my career.

about 2 years ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

chad.koehler My son will not be a scientist? (866 comments)

He states very bluntly that his 15 year old son "will not be a scientist". How does he know that?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?

chad.koehler Re:Why an Associates, it's a waste... (337 comments)

Best AC post ever. I was going to ask exactly the same question. You have a Bachelor degree, why waste time on an Associates degree now?

about 2 years ago
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Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

chad.koehler Re:Well...not so much (2416 comments)

Calm down and have another diet Coke with your double Whopper.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

chad.koehler Re:Well...not so much (2416 comments)

Do you think part of this may be that the French and Swiss are on average much healthier than the typical U.S. citizen?  Since our average population is so incredibly unhealthy the overall risk to insurance companies is much higher, causing costs to rise for all involved.

I'm not stating this as a fact, but asking the question.

more than 2 years ago
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David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

chad.koehler Re:It's amazing how out of touch he is (713 comments)

David Lowery suggests that the "ethical and legal" amount for ownership of those songs however is only $2139.50 (it's in the article, stated several times).  Unfortunately, David doesn't seem to understand that there is nowhere that the music is actually available at that price (approximately $.20 per song).

more than 2 years ago
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David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

chad.koehler The Moral Amount... (713 comments)

In this article David Lowery attempts to get readers on his side of the fence by discussing what would have needed to be paid to "ethically and legally" support the artists, specifically for the 11,000 songs that Emily White has in her collection.  His stated value for those songs, $2,139.50.

That is approximately $0.20 per song.  I think everyone would agree that is a fair price.  Unfortunately, there is nowhere that you can actually purchase music at anywhere near that price.

David Lowery suggests that $2,139.50 is fair, and yet then attempts to direct Emily to iTunes, where that collection would likely cost exactly $10,890, assuming an average cost of $0.99.

more than 2 years ago

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