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iRacing World Champion Gets a Shot At the Real Thing

kc2keo From the picture... (168 comments)

it looks as though a zombie is driving the car.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 6, Pays $4337 In Bounties

kc2keo Re:Version bloat (177 comments)

In 2025... Chrome 360 released!

more than 4 years ago

Do Car Safety Problems Come From Outer Space?

kc2keo Or (437 comments)

We could simply replace some of the electronic drive-by-wire systems with traditional mechanical ones. There problem solved. Don't need any fancy electrical error checking and less complicated systems=easier to fix.

more than 4 years ago

US Youth Have Serious Mental Health Issues

kc2keo Re:In the words of the great Ken Titus... (818 comments)

Also, spending time outside in the elements will build your immune system and you won't end up with all those allergies all the kids are suffering from today because they are protected indoors not building up their immune system.

about 5 years ago

The Real-World State of Windows Use

kc2keo Re:Inside the (Corp.) Firewall no one can ... (374 comments)

Sometimes when on break, I boot a live Ubuntu distro. It runs in memory. I set the networking in Firefox to use the default proxy, load flashplayer from Adobe, and enjoy the break with tabs and no worries. Some who think they are stuck with IE simply don't know they have an option.

IE 6 at work badly scrambles Slashdot pages with text running over text. I use Firefox to check my user page and see replies. The page is unusable in the corporate IE 6 default browser.

As an intern (QA Tester) at a company which runs MS products exclusively I was forced to use IE6 (newer machines w/Vista got IE7). I did my testing and work related activities in IE6 and on break did personal browsing activities using FirefoxPortable (on local HDD since USB port was slow). When my internship was over I deleted FirefoxPortable and all was good. Much better than booting a livecd to do some browsing.

Just my 2 cents...

more than 5 years ago

Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable

kc2keo Re:Welcome to a harsh world (1251 comments)

Somehow, many students have the illusion that a degree will bring them to the top automagically. It doesn't work that way. Getting a degree is a good step forward... If they work hard in the university and actually learn. Then they will have to start 3 (or 5) years later in the job market, meaning they will lack many important skills no university teaches and therefor earn less. Even if they learn quickly it takes years to catch up (both in attractiveness on the job market and salary) with those that got into the same field without an university education.

This is true in most fields (including Engineering), but especially true in business administration and management.

The true value of the university education comes after a few years, because many companies have internal rules about giving priority to educated workers. Often there is a hard celing on how far you can get without a master, and it's not unusual for people to go back and get a MBA not only because they need the skills, but also because they need the diploma to continue their career. Some companies even pays for those MBA's to their management.

I agree...

I'm 23 and attending a 2 year associates college while working fulltime, and sometimes attending class fulltime with no job. I have also gone to a 4 year college in upstate NY (depressing) but never finished. I intend to finish my 2 year associates degree. Since I've built up my resume while at school I know that I stand a better chance at getting a career. However, I'm well aware that it is no guarantee. I would certainly not sue either as it only makes you look real bad in the face of future employers and others who may matter. This chick reminds me of some people I've seen attending college who think a job is guaranteed after graduation. The way the colleges speak to you during orientation and tours it seems as though jobs are guaranteed. They speak of all those statistics of people who didn't go to college and work vs college graduates who work and how quickly they find the jobs they want. Yes, a college degree is great to have but without the motive to seek out jobs yourself your pretty much on your own.

more than 5 years ago

26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

kc2keo Re:26 years (921 comments)

I'm 23 years old and learned to write cursive. But when I started to use computers my usage of cursive began to decline and as a result became bad enough to avoid using it all together. Its just so much easier to type things on the computer like many others I know do. When I do write I utilize print writing.

more than 5 years ago

IE8 Update Forces IE As Default Browser

kc2keo Re:Death to IE6! (311 comments)

I'll drink to that!

more than 5 years ago

Google Joins EU Antitrust Case Against Microsoft

kc2keo Re:Nothing new (373 comments)

I do not like Microsoft and its business practices. I do not think forcing them to bundle competing browsers in the OS and having the user choose which one to use is right. At first I was excited to see another case against them but then you have Distributions with Mozilla Firefox bundled. What are you going to force distributions such as Ubuntu to include Opera? I think Firefox is making some great gains in its userbase. In a few years we may see Mozilla with 50% market share?

more than 5 years ago

HP Releases New Netbook GUI For Ubuntu

kc2keo Re:Why 8.04? (261 comments)

Yeah, I agree it is stable. I am using 8.10 now and have one issue I never had before. That is the fact that I can't save my session so my old windows pop up when I log on. From google searching I found it is a well known bug with no known work around. So annoying!!!

more than 5 years ago

Study Confirms Mobile Phones Distract Drivers

kc2keo Re:This is a load of dung (439 comments)

I agree with many of the posters here. I too drive in bad weather on short and long trips. I drive a manual transmission. I don't answer the phone because I know I'll be distracted from driving well. I do answer the phone sometimes though. That is only when I'm on the highway and there exists VERY light traffic on a sunny nice day. Otherwise if it is a very important call I will try and pull over. If I can't pull over well then that is too bad I will not answer it. That is what the voicemail is for. The radio is not distracting to me. I have my stations preset and know how to switch channels without looking down at all to change anything. Driving is no game...

more than 6 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

kc2keo Re:Experiance (1123 comments)

I agree with you. I'm currently 22 years old and in my second year at a 4 year school attempting to pursue my degree in CS at a US school. Just to throw it out there I am American. When I left high school I attended a few college courses at my local 2 year community college while working at as a Computer technician at a retail outlet. I also worked a variety of other odd jobs. I can confidently say that I learned some invaluable skills while in the field and made some good connections that I otherwise would not have if I just went directly to college. Right now I'm at a crossroads in my college experience. I'm not sure if I want to stay here and finish my degree (My gut says its a waste) or finish my degree at a community college and get some other certifications for a job in IT. In my experience I have discovered that there are lots of businesses that seek people with a college degree. They advertise it in their ads that they want degrees but if you have the experience and show that you are willing to learn and be very interested in the job you will probably get the job.

more than 6 years ago


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