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Death to the Trapezoid... Next USB Connector Will Be Reversible

froggymana Why just a rectangle? (408 comments)

Why not make the connector circular similar to a headphone jack? Then you won't be able to mess up insertion.

about a year ago

Comcast Donates Heavily To Defeat Mayor Who Is Bringing Gigabit Fiber To Seattle

froggymana Perhaps Google's plan is working? (356 comments)

Isn't this what Google wanted? I've always been under the impression that Google didn't necessarily want to become a large ISP, but instead wanted to spark competition.

about a year ago

I wish my car could...

froggymana they missed a big one... (443 comments)

All I want my car to do is get me from point A to point B... by itself and without my help.

1 year,11 days

Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb

froggymana Re:VM (526 comments)

to be fair you're not running VMs on a phone/mobile unit.

Are you sure? Android phones will most likely be running a Dalvik Virtual Machine.

about a year ago

In Canada, a 3D-Printed Rifle Breaks On First Firing

froggymana Some help from composistes? (204 comments)

I wonder how the Grizzly would work if the barrel had vacuum formed kevlar composite added to it. I would imagine that it would definitely help hold it together from cracking in the first place along with protecting the person holding the thing if it were to break.

about a year ago

Browser tabs I have open right now ...

froggymana Re:Only 20? (300 comments)

100 is more than 20.

about a year and a half ago

Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA

froggymana Re:Svefg cbfg (66 comments)

slashdot decided it would be really droll... err... funny, to ROT13 the articles, so users are ROT13'ing their posts.

Personally, I don't find ROT13 to be very secure. As a result, I *always* double ROT13 my posts, for maximum security.

about a year and a half ago

Gartner Says 3D Printers Will Cost Less Than $2,000 By 2016

froggymana Re:Wow (170 comments)

I think the keyword you missed was "enterprise class", implying that its prints will be of higher quality. Or that it has a voice module and regular printer attached to spew our corporate bullshit and white papers.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: I Just Need... Marketing?

froggymana Slashvertisement? (212 comments)

It seems to work pretty well for other companies.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Electronics Prototyping Platform?

froggymana Re:Those are not electronics prototyping (228 comments)

Exactly. Maybe I'm just old, but to me electronics is closer to physics and hardware than what the poster listed. Microcontrollers and software are great fun and are electronic, but are not *electronics*. Building a machined brass test fixture to study the high speed switching of 20GHz-rated tunnel diodes and the hardline SMA fixtures to get that signal into a sampler is electronics. Downloading a library you didn't write and typing INCLUDE LIBRARY isn't electronics.

If he got an FPGA development board, he would be designing hardware then (assuming he doesn't just throw a softcore on it...). Definitely a large step closer to dealing with "electronics".

about 2 years ago

SSD Prices Fall Dramatically In 2012 But Increase In Q4

froggymana Re:yea they fell by 44% (77 comments)

Hey, 70TB write endurance ought to be enough for anyone!

Well, if it isn't then a TLC SSD isn't for you today. Fortunately for you, there are other involving HDDs and RAID setups.

about 2 years ago

My favorite resolution for the new year:

froggymana Re:WHUXGA (266 comments)

It seems that no amount of resolution in the RGB space is able to reproduce all the colors a normal person can see. Thus no, 48 bits are not enough.

If you can tell the difference between #9999CCCCDDDD and #9999CCCCDDDE, I'll buy you a Coke.

EASY! The one on the right ends with a 'D' and the one on the left ends with an 'E'.

about 2 years ago

Child Gets Nintendo 3DS Full of Porn For Christmas

froggymana Re:Why sex is deemed not "pristine"? (370 comments)

Killing is a part of nature. Without it, animals would starve. Therefore, when people have a problem with murder, something is very wrong...

Worst. Argument. Ever.

While your argument there is bad, I'm not sure I would call it the worst one ever.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Typing Advice For a Guinness World Record Attempt?

froggymana Re:Hello? Editors? (307 comments)

in the typing world, five characters defines a word in the typing world, in case you were wondering

Redundant much?

Why do you think he needs to type so fast?

about 2 years ago

Why The Hobbit's 48fps Is a Good Thing

froggymana Re:This is about RMS. (599 comments)

The movie has hairy, disgusting trolls.

I think it's clear you went to the midnight showing...

about 2 years ago

Titan Tops Top500 Supercomputing List

froggymana Re:Redudundant expression (52 comments)

Maybe they're measuring the acceleration of it's floating point operations!

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Rectifying Nerd Arrogance?

froggymana Re:Proper /. nerd response (823 comments)

Bro, do you even code.

The only thing you need is a butterfly, man.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

froggymana Re:Conduit (422 comments)

You never know what you'll need. It pays to be prepared for all possible emergencies.

640cm is enough for anyone!

about 2 years ago



Best book to learn C++?

froggymana froggymana writes  |  about 2 years ago

froggymana (1896008) writes "I'm currently a freshman studying Computer Engineering and am a little disappointed in my school for starting us out with 3 terms of Java. We don't get to take any C++ classes until our junior year or so, but yet most employers in the embedded field couldn't care less about Java and would rather see C/C++ experience. Every internship I've looked wants to see 2+ years of C/C++ experience. Learning C++ when the school wants me to just doesn't seem like a good option. There a ton of options available for learning programming, such as MIT"s OCW and dozens of books. Slashdot, what would you recommend to someone with a fair amount of programming experience to learn C++?"

How should a High Schooler prepare for College?

froggymana froggymana writes  |  more than 3 years ago

froggymana (1896008) writes "I am currently a Junior (grade 11) at a High School in America and plan on going to college for a degree in CS or CE and I want to insure that I am prepared for college so I can get the most out of it. Will I be expected to be to know my way around a programming language or two before going to college or will they basically assume everyone is a starter? I've already made my own BASH scripts, calculator games and dabbled in some C and python. Is it a good use of my time to be learning these things now, or am I going to get to college only to realise that I have to take classes covering everything I have already learned with these things? What else would you guys recommend for a High School student to do to work towards going to college for CS/CE that you wish you may have done?"


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