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Ask Slashdot: Is Going To a Technical College Worth It?

martin_b1sh0p Re:School is worthless... (309 comments)

"The main issue as I see it is that you can't even get an interview in some places without a degree of some kind."

^^^ Unfortunately this is very true. Where I work resumes w/ no degrees don't get passed on to the hiring managers. Which is sad really, because most of us in the R&D department (where I work) agree that there are probably plenty of bright, non-degree'd engineers out there. But stupid Human Resources has their rules. Usually for this reason alone, I recommend to younger friends that if they really do have a desire to work in the corporate world (not for everyone of course), they should at least seriously consider and look in to a 4 year degree program. I know that I would not be where I am in my career today without mine. Maybe I would have eventually gotten here, but it would have taken a lot longer (as I would have most likely started farther down the ladder).

about 2 years ago

IT Salaries and Hiring Are Up — But Just To 2008 Levels

martin_b1sh0p Re:Entitlement problems (198 comments)

If only I had mod points I'd mod you up. I work for a medical device company in Colorado and we have a tough time finding software devs. Why? Because we're looking for devs with RTOS and C++. Not a super common combination. RTOS and C is a lot more common. So yes, specializing can and does have its benefits. And I agree, there is a big difference (skills, salary, etc) between the various "IT" jobs.

more than 2 years ago

Google Kills Desktop Search and Gadgets

martin_b1sh0p Gadgets on Linux... (138 comments)

Dang, I actually use Google Gadgets on Linux. Luckily I only use it for the gadget/widget/whatever. So I'm not heavily invested. I'm sure I can find a replacement. Still a bummer though, it looked like it had potential for a great x-platform widget-ma-dohicky.

more than 3 years ago

Last.FM To Require Subscription For Mobiles and Home Devices

martin_b1sh0p Slacker (173 comments)

Guess there's a reason why I listen to Slacker (and every blue moon, Pandora) on my cell instead of Last.Fm.

more than 3 years ago

Apple vs. Google TVs

martin_b1sh0p Netflix etc? (403 comments)

That article makes it sound like Google TV doesn't have Netflix etc. However it's been announced that it will indeed have that stuff.

about 4 years ago

Today's Children Are Officially Potty Mouths

martin_b1sh0p Kick Ass (449 comments)

That's funny because I just watched Kick Ass last night and the little girl in that movie is definitely a potty mouth!!! Actually had me interested in watching the behind the scenes to see if they addressed the fact that they had her say such things.

more than 4 years ago

Response To California's Large-Screen TV Regulation

martin_b1sh0p Re:It's surprising how much power new TV's use. (619 comments)

As others have already replied, LCDs use a lot less power. But if you want a flat screen for a decent price with an excellent picture, Plasma is still the way to go (as your research told you obviously). And Plasmas are getting better / more energy efficient (just not as good as LCDs).

I did the same thing you did...spent weeks doing my research and looking at TVs in stores, and walk away with a Plasma. Because picture quality was more important than my electric bill going up by $1 a month. Granted my Plasma is only 42" and is rated at 286W (with people online claiming they've measured an average of only 200W used).

more than 4 years ago

Online Storage With a Twist

martin_b1sh0p Re:No thanks... (268 comments)

Mod parent up!!!

more than 6 years ago



martin_b1sh0p martin_b1sh0p writes  |  about 8 years ago

martin_b1sh0p (673005) writes "About a week ago, LaCie announced closed-source but free LightScribe Labeling application 4L for Linux. From the press release: LaCie today announced it is the first to offer a complete burning and LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling solution for all operating systems. This includes the first-ever LightScribe Labeler software for Linux, a new version of LightScribe Labeler software for Mac, and SureThing LightScribe Labeler for Windows."


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