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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

fldsofglry Re:Head First C# (254 comments)

I really enjoy the Head First Series of books. Head First C and Head First C# are great!

about a month ago
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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

fldsofglry Re:Apples and Oranges (186 comments)

Having been born, raised, and currently living in Ohio, I wanted to double check your "prisons in Ohio are privatized", as I had never heard of all of Ohio's prisons being privatized.
According to wikipedia, only two are privatized: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...
This particular prison mentioned in the article is not privatized: http://www.drc.ohio.gov/public...
Here is an example of a page according to the ohio gov site that shows one that is privatized (it says privately operated near the address): http://www.drc.ohio.gov/public...

about 2 months ago
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Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

fldsofglry Re:Doing "it" for a living and skill (189 comments)

The obvious other example is in sports---is there any sport which has a professional league where a substantial number of amateurs are seriously competitive? I'm unaware of any. In fact, professional sports teams are enormously better than even the best amateur clubs.

I think you will want to look at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Specifically, take a look at football, basketball, maybe even baseball. I'm usually hesitant to call the college football and basketball amateur, but they are generally considered still amateurs. In the article below, 40+ athletes were drafted to the pros. Most of these draftees contribute to the team by the very next year, some star. Ohio State has had the most players drafted from a single team at 17. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/4/27/4275658/2013-nfl-draft-results-breakdown-college

about 7 months ago
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The Archaeology of Beer

fldsofglry Re:Beer shaped history (89 comments)

Gatorade replacement? You might want to look at the Tarahumara people. They are known for running long distances and were featured in the book "Born to Run". They drink a corn beer that helps give them the energy and electrolytes to run such long distances.

about 7 months ago
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Netflix: Non-'A' Players Unworthy of Jobs

fldsofglry Re:Does this apply at all levels ? (397 comments)

according to the article, it doesn't apply to the hourly workers in the warehouse and the like...

about 7 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

fldsofglry Re:house of cards? (698 comments)

exactly. You win for the most insightful post of the day. Unfortunately, the mods haven't agreed with that assessment, yet.

about 7 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

fldsofglry Re:What a load of bollocks (698 comments)

I came here to post what the parent posted. I also figured your response would come next. China would get money, but so would American companies who market and sell the machines. So it wouldn't be total win for China as American companies would "win" too, by selling replacement computers. I even thing that bricking all the computers would actually stimulate the economy.

about 7 months ago
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The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

fldsofglry Re:This (246 comments)

As someone with a toddler, I can attest to the tasting the ice cream phenomenon....what a great way of putting it.

about 7 months ago
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The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

fldsofglry Matter of environment (246 comments)

I can't help agree with a poster above, who recommended the Ken Robinson video.

I also wanted to add that I think the way that our modern education system works has a lot to do with parents seeking a diagnosis for little Bobby "who just can't sit still".

I used to work in the environmental education field for quite a few years. I can say that I loved to have kids with "ADHD" in my group, because they were the ones turning over rocks and logs and activity searching for things. What is seen as a detriment in one setting, seemed to be an advantage in another setting.

An interesting thing to note is often how I would find out about their conditions. Since I did do some work at overnight facilities, I would sometimes would be told ahead of time medications and conditions a child had. But most of the time, I found out about it by a teacher saying something like: You know, so-and-so has a ADD/ADHD and he is just doing SO well out here.

about 7 months ago
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More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

fldsofglry Re:confused... (287 comments)

Yep, I'd say that was unusual. Nice humblebrag.

about 7 months ago
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Tesla Faces Off Against Car Dealers In Another State: Ohio

fldsofglry Home of the Free (214 comments)

As I write this from Ohio and look over the Ohio River and think to myself...Kentucky doesn't look half bad.

about 8 months ago
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Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

fldsofglry Re:How safe is it driven within the law? (961 comments)

I remember going through my driver education and classroom instructor saying that speed limit signs posted above intersections and on exit ramps are just recommended speeds, not actual speed limits. I am trying to find some evidence to that...ah yes, he we go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advisory_speed_limit
I tend to find that I am usually a good 10-15 miles per hour faster than the recommended. Apparently, the enforceable speed limit on exit ramps/bends is the same as the road.

about 8 months ago
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Puzzled Scientists Say Strange Things Are Happening On the Sun

fldsofglry Re:CLIMATE CHANGE! (342 comments)

My skepticism is based on the fact that I see that none of the "big picture" climate change has happened.

And you're probably never going to with that attitude. Saying you can't see the big picture of climate change is a bit like going to the himalayas and saying "I don't see them moving". In reality, they are geologically active and are getting bigger all the time, albeit millimeters in a year. Geology and climate are measured over time, sometimes vast amounts of time.

about 8 months ago
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Soylent: No Food For 30 Days

fldsofglry Re:Daniel Tosh was right (440 comments)

Why don't poor people shop for veggies and the protein of the week on sale at the grocerys store and COOK? It is cheaper and healthier than eating garbage fast food.

It is ignorance?

You need a grocery store to be able to buy anything to cook. I live in Cincinnati, OH and the poor places around me usually don't even have a grocery store. There are usually half a dozen fast food restaurants and usually a couple of gas stations/convenient stores. Good luck finding a vegetable there. Sometimes you can find apples or bananas sold individually though. I have lived in a couple of poor areas that have a proper grocery store with a produce section, but the selection and quality are suspect. With the food industry subsidies, it is actually cheaper to buy more processed foods and they keep longer.

Could be ignorance, but my money is on these so called food deserts. The real question is: How and which came first, the ignorance or the food deserts?

about 8 months ago
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Snowden Used Social Engineering To Get Classified Documents

fldsofglry so..... (276 comments)

Are those who gave him the passwords going to be charged with treason?

about 9 months ago
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Healthcare.gov Official Resigns, Website Still a Disaster

fldsofglry Re:As an outsider. (559 comments)

And the ACA was passed without a singe Republican vote.

I'm sorry......I'm sorry that democracy didn't work for you.

about 9 months ago

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