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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

djKing Canada has the future :) (753 comments)

In Canada we no longer have dollar bills. We have dollar coins. We also got rid of the penny.

about 2 months ago

Summer Programming Courses Before Heading Off To College?

djKing Codecademy (183 comments)

Our daughter signed up for Codeademy ( help her with a CS course she was taking at UBC. She's in Arts but needed a science and CS fit the bill. She found Codeademy very helpful. She got an A+ in the CS course.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Long Should Devs Support Software Written For Clients?

djKing Re:Sales Opportunity, not a problem! (384 comments)

Bingo. Back in the day I did T&M at a reasonably high rate given I was just out of school, but once I was done bug fixes were free as long as I was working on another project there. We should have had a formal contract, but we didn't.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

djKing Re:Why print photos? (350 comments)

5490? That's not old.

- Peace

more than 2 years ago

Researchers Try To Identify the Intelligence Gene

djKing 6 genes just for height (254 comments)

I've been told, by a bio ethicist, that there at six genes that influence height. So the idea that's there's just one gene for IQ seems odd.

about 2 years ago

New Interface Could Wire Prosthetics Directly Into Amputees' Nervous Systems

djKing We had this in the 70s (160 comments)

Major issue was the strange sounds that went with it when in operation, that and time seemed to slow down. Was somewhat expensive, costing ~6 million to out fit a person with a few limbs. Hope this is an improvement.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Techie Wedding Invitation Ideas?

djKing 3D Printing? (399 comments)

Come up with a cool design and get it printed using a 3D printer in white plastic. Could be very high tech and classy. No idea on the cost.

more than 2 years ago

Is Twitter Rendered Obsolete By Google+?

djKing Buzz (456 comments)

Only one thing from the summary wasn't in Google Buzz and well, 95% of Buzz is imported twitter posts, not using any of those features. Why would G+ be different?

more than 3 years ago

Robots 'Evolve' Altruism

djKing Re:News... (360 comments)

What is this 6 digit Slashdot account you speak of ???

more than 3 years ago

JAXA To Use Fishing Nets To Scoop Up Space Junk

djKing Adopt-a-Space-Lane? (210 comments)

This Stretch of Space Cleared by JAXA, keeping the space lanes beautiful.

more than 3 years ago

Java IO Faster Than NIO

djKing Re:And this is news? (270 comments)

Except NIO is the old school C/C++ way to do it. One thread per socket was the new Java way. So NIO was new to Java, but still old school.

more than 4 years ago

There is no...

djKing Favorite Version? (314 comments)

Personally I really like Adam Again's from Ten Songs By... Any other fans of this song have a favorite version?

more than 4 years ago

Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault

djKing Why is this on Idle? (417 comments)

A 12-year-old girl, victim of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. Hilarious.

more than 4 years ago



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