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Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?

irreverant ITT Tech & DeVry (557 comments)

I went to ITT Technical Institute to get my Associate of Applied Sciences and am going to DeVry University for a Bachelors in computer science. So take it from someone that went there - First, the cost is extremely expensive; even for an AAS which I could have received from Pima Community College. The difference is that my AAS is specialized. I didn't have to take a humanities course or a psychology course, this was a huge benefit to me. I had already had experience in the small-form factor computing industry not to mention experience with servers, routers and enterprise level network infrastructure. The degree allowed me to refine my skill set and my computer practices. Second, the people that feel their getting shafted are the same type of people that would feel they get shafted from their educators at a public institution. They chose to go into computer science because they figure, "...hey it's computers, i use them everyday and I figure they should be easy to learn about." That's a quote from one of my fellow ex-students. They don't realize that computers like any skill set requires some type of training whether it be private self taught training or through a get-to-know-your-computer-class training. They start taking the classes which are intermediate to advanced level class concepts and are completely lost. These are also the type of people that don't put much effort into their education so conversely, they don't get much out of their education. Third, there is a misconception that public universities such as U of A and ASU and Caltech are not for profit institutions. Their out there to get your dollar just the same way the for-profit institutions are. What it depends on is what your looking for in a program, institution, and education. Some people don't want to spend credit hours on a degree that has you take humanities and sociology courses. I needed an advanced program that would allow me to get into my field faster. Just so happens I started my own company. Finally, It falls on the individual to have due-diligence to look into what's offered at their ITT/DeVry/U of Phoenix to make sure it's a good fit for them. Don't go into something without doing to research first. That's just reckless decision making.

more than 3 years ago
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Iron Baby

irreverant Re:Lame (139 comments)

Logic: Accepted.

more than 4 years ago
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Cutting Umbilical Cord Early Eliminates Stem Cells

irreverant Re:Nice one, Timothy! (139 comments)

Um... RTFA.... that's how the original describes it, timothy quoted, maybe he should have provided a cites page. Would you prefer MLA, APA or the rare Chicago style?

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Create 4nm Transistor With Seven Atoms

irreverant Re:Interesting (120 comments)

We move forward while we move back, if it needs to be in a vacuum then it would use a vacuum tube, while it's good for music it's bad for computers since we moved forward from these to transistors. I'm thoroughly confused now.

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fails First College Test

irreverant Print was first, iPad Comes second, kindle last. (256 comments)

Coming from a generation that has seen the birth of the internet and school instruction online. I have to say, print is dead, or close to it, if the kindle or iPad have anything to do with it. It's promising that students gave honest reviews of the kindle as a tool for instruction, the kindle offers a lot of promise as a teaching tool, with it being a test and LOTS of room for improvement, maybe with all the honest and constructive criticism amazon will make many new improvements that will help individuals become better students. However, I can speculate that by shear performance alone, the kindle has 'a-ways' to go when competing with the iPad. Although I am not a fan of the iPad it can be a great tool for students. It will be interesting to see what direction amazon takes with this device.

more than 4 years ago
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Phone Number Suspended After Everyone Who Had It Dies

irreverant I wonder if I can buy it? (9 comments)

Fortune cookie said that was my lucky number!

more than 4 years ago
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Fedora 13 Is Out

irreverant Windows mirrors linux mirrors windows. (268 comments)

You know, I've used a computer long enough to learn that this battle between windows and linux is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. I've noticed that when XP came out, it seemed very familiar, as a matter of fact, it sure seemed a lot like mandrake. This is the way it's been through out the years. Microsoft takes something that works great from linux and makes it theirs and sometimes makes it better, most of the time worse. And the same goes for linux, sometimes it starts out worse and gets' better because they borrowed it from microsoft or sometimes makes something worse and makes it better then microsoft takes it. The point i'm getting at, after noticing i'm rambling is that I believe there are certain behaviors and tendencies of computer users that have been leveraged by OS manufacturers. That somethings just work better with certain designs, take for example the automatic printer drivers install. That works really well with Windows 7 and apparently fedora is now getting with it. God knows i Hate using CUPS.

more than 4 years ago
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Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent

irreverant Re:boys drag girls down until they finally say NO (821 comments)

I agree with you; it seems that this individual needs to get off *her* ivory tower and realize the Victorian age was as morally contrived. They had their *dirty* little secrets. I said *her* because of the association that girls are held to a higher pedigree. Anyways, back to my tangent - shit was actually an acronym for Store High In Transport. S.H.I.T, words will always change, from the proper to the colloquial. People like this that cry and preach the loudest..... for the children; are always the first culpable of the sin.

more than 4 years ago
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Happy Towel Day

irreverant Thanks!!!! (122 comments)

So long, and thanks for all the fish / So sad that it should come to this / We tried to warn you all, but, oh, dear / You may not share out intellect / Which might explain your disrespect / For all the natural wonders that grow around you / So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish! The world's about to be destroyed / There's no point getting all annoyed / Lie back and let the planet dissolve around you / Despite those nets of tuna fleets / We thought that most of you were sweet / Especially tiny tots and your pregnant women / So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, so long, so long, so long! So long, so long, and thanks for all the fish!/ If I had just one last wish / I would like a tasty fish!/ If we could just change one thing / We would all have learnt to sing!/ Come one and all / Man and mammal / Side by side / In life's great gene pool!/ So long, so long, so long, so long, so long / So long, so long, so long, so long / So long, so long and thanks for all the fish! And Carry a Towel

more than 4 years ago
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Vast Asteroid Crater Found In Timor Sea

irreverant Formula for probability: (121 comments)

What's the formula for probability of an occurrence like this? I mean i can do probability in the form of - !6 1,2,3,4,5,6/1,2,3,4,5 i might have gotten that wrong, it's early.

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Restore Youthful Memory In Aging Mice

irreverant Wow...... (145 comments)

When I'm old I'll be able to recall how i misspent my youth. How depressing!

more than 4 years ago
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Cannibal Galaxy the Biggest In the Near Universe

irreverant Re:Change one letter... (118 comments)

Here fixed it for ya.... and me. Oh yeah! Survival of the fattest, bitches!

more than 4 years ago
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MIT Designs Aircraft That Uses 70% Less Fuel Than Conventional Planes

irreverant NASA outsourcing. (459 comments)

Seems a smart way of outsourcing initial research and conceptual design of a project while working with a diminishing budget.

more than 4 years ago
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Mandriva Up For Sale

irreverant I'll ...... (167 comments)

buy that for one dollar!

more than 4 years ago
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Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke

irreverant Nuke + Current times + Eco-Huggers = (799 comments)

great television! not to mention possible fall out 3 scenario, good thing i've played the game, it prepared me for this.

more than 4 years ago
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Another Stab At a Canadian DMCA

irreverant Re:Canadians taking action..... (237 comments)

you mean using they're as opposed to their as in they are taking action? Your right they're should have been used, it's proper grammar, however, subtleties are lost on you, cause us ignant amerikans can't not spell. Especially with the fact that i just misspelled both ignorant, and Americans all while using a double-negative, It was a play on words meaning, that I used their as a possessive term, in that Canadians are owning their - correct usage - rights, and doing something about it, but your write ( homonym pun ), us Americans are dumb like that. But I hope all Canadians are not as nescient as you are. Oh, and if you don't know what that means, look up it's synonyms in a Thesaurus.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Google Needs To Pull the Plug On Chrome OS

irreverant A mobile computer with chromium? (266 comments)

I run Ubuntu Moblin Remix, without the telecommunications contract, I use my phone as a wifi router and have instant internet access wherever i go. Linux+netbook+smartphone = never out of range, now unless google decides to offer a similar convenience or route, I agree, this might be one of those *duh* moments for google.

more than 4 years ago

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Best practices to catalog facebook page changes?

irreverant irreverant writes  |  more than 3 years ago

irreverant writes "I work in the IT field and am increasing the number of accounts I'm managing for my company and the other companies I consult for. I'm aware that there are CMS (Component Management Systems) and AMS (Asset Management Systems) but I'm having trouble finding something that streamlines and catalogs the updates I make to facebook pages and associated social networking sites. So far I'm using excel since it's the most straight forward. Can anyone recommend some of their practices they've adopted or some software that may do it for you? Here is the a data sample "20110522 Page:xxxxxx Notes: Updated the info, added pictures, responded to questions. History: $print (c9-d20) . That way I can show my clients all the modifications being made."
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As Macs make their way into the enterprise, IT nee

irreverant irreverant writes  |  more than 4 years ago

irreverant (1544263) writes "Many IT and security managers who have focused on securing Windows need to turn their attention to the Mac OS, as these six Mac security flaws attest. And with Macs increasingly making their way into the enterprise, they shouldn't wait: According to a recent Yankee Group study, 80 percent of senior managers at 700 companies had Macs in house, with 21 percent boasting 50 or more Macs in use."
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Words from an Arizona resident - me

irreverant irreverant writes  |  more than 4 years ago

irreverant (1544263) writes "but only hear noise. There is a lot of speculation from slashdot users. Which i'm one of, but more importantly I believe I have a unique perspective on the situation. I actually live in Arizona, more importantly I lived on the border ( look at google maps for Douglas, Az then street view for 1st street, pick any corner and you will see how far I lived from the border, I could spit across it). I lived in Douglas for more than a decade in my youth, and currently reside in Tucson. The rancher that was killed, we knew his family personally. It's easy to point fingers and take a position and speculate on what should be done when you don't live any where near where it's happening. This is a complicated situation, i'm on the fence about it. I want to protect my country and it's citizens but not at the price of sacrificing our personal liberties and civil rights. Also, imagine what the foreign nationals must be thinking to consider crossing the border which could take 5 days or more without water, in 120 degree blistering heat with children less than 5 years old. It's basically a suicide march, and yet they chose to do it because conditions in their home country are far worse — the rancher that was killed (a family friend), he always helped immigrants with giving them food and water, which is illegal if you didn't know, and it shouldn't be, their human and it should never be illegal helping a dieing man, woman, or child. However, in the same train of thought, some of these illegals aren't searching for a better life, some of them are only crossing the border to leave drugs or other illegal items, then they return back across the border or allow themselves to be caught to be returned back to their country of origin for free by our Customs Border and Protection agency. Also, DON'T be IGNORANT and think all illegal immigrants are MEXICAN, their not, there from china and pakistan and russia and south american countries. This is the reason why were trying to protect our border."
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Opt-In Hactivism - Protesting in 2010

irreverant irreverant writes  |  more than 4 years ago

irreverant (1544263) writes "Similar to the 1960's ideology of reform and change through social intervention; new protesters are actively opting-in for bot-net attacks for social change. The protesters are crowd sourcing through social networking sites."
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School and Progressive Technological Thinking

irreverant irreverant writes  |  more than 4 years ago

irreverant (1544263) writes "Well, I currently reside in Tucson, Az and as a father when I came across this story; I was encouraged by the direction some school districts have chosen to take. The Vail school district which is area just southeast of metro Tucson, decided to enable one of their school-bus with a wifi router. This increased productivity and reduced aggressive and boisterous behavior. Chalk one up to progressive thinking. Here is also a link to the technology their using — http://www.autonetmobile.com/about/"
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