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The History of Slashdot Part 4 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

ifitzgerald Re:Not now my friends, not ever (277 comments)

I agree. I'd leave, too, under those circumstances.

about 7 years ago

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Fox News grossly misrepresents Mass Effect

ifitzgerald ifitzgerald writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ifitzgerald (680941) writes "Kotaku recently posted a video clip in which Fox News lambasted Mass Effect for having "full digital nudity" and graphic sex scenes. One member of their discussion panel is shocked that Mass Effect wasn't rated Adults Only. Geoff Keighley, host of the show "Game Head" on Spike TV, tried to defend Mass Effect. From the posting:

Having had the thrill of appearing live on Fox News to try and clear the waters over a vast video game misrepresentation, I have to say I feel for Geoff Keighley. In the first two minutes the anchor says that Mass Effect has full nudity and sex and a psychologist "expert" talks about how statistics show that games are played by young boys and that Mass Effect is all about objectifying women. Oh wait, you can play as a woman too, Keighley points out and the full-on nudity? About half a boob for 30 seconds of a 30 hour game.
In case you haven't seen these "graphic" sex scenes, you can view one here (the nudity is very brief, and consists of a partial butt and breast, but view it at your own risk if you're at work)."
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ifitzgerald ifitzgerald writes  |  more than 7 years ago

A College Student (680941) writes "I am currently a junior at a 4-year university, majoring in computer science with a minor in information science. I have been with a local small business since a few months after graduating from high school. My company primarily builds functional test systems for OEMs. We also have a small line of embedded products with software counterparts. Since I joined the company I have had a major role in most of the software development, often doing the vast majority of the work. Essentially, I am the software guy at my company.

As part of my CS program, I am required to take an internship. I have always thought that I would take my internship at my current place of employment, and that I would stay there after school if my employer could offer me a competitive salary and benefits. However, I have begun to wonder if taking my internship there, and staying there after school (even if the money is there), would hurt my career in the long-run. The whole idea of an internship is to gain real-world experience while learning from those with more experience than you, but there's really no one for me to learn from. Additionally, at school I have learned Java, C/C++/C#, VB .NET, ASP, etc, while at my current job I rarely do anything other than VB6 and LabView. I'm afraid that if I don't have a job/internship where I can practice these newly acquired skills that I'll start to lose them. Also, if I stay with my current employer after school, I'm afraid that if I ever decide to go to a different company that my actual skills won't be at the level they should be as a "Software Engineer" with several years of experience.

What advice can you offer me about my current situation? Is it a bad idea to seek an internship at my current place of employment? Would you seek a different job after graduating with a BS in computer science? Am I just worrying too much? Thank you for your input."

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