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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

multriha my experiences (in the long, long ago) (293 comments)

When I took AP CS in highschool, they were just switching to C++. We actually hard two years of courses and AP was the second year. I pushed to skip the first class (which was basic at the time) and after taking the final was able to.

The school didn't even normally give the exam. After some parental rage, they finely setup so I could take the exam (just me). 45 minutes of test taking earned me a 5/5. Though since all the changes in the exam at the time my college just gave credit for an elective instead of saving from taking a course.

about 4 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

multriha change for change's (2219 comments)

Nothing wrong with the current page. It has severed well for a long time with minor evolutionary changes. It is familiar and comforting, and works perfectly.

I have spent much time looking at the new page, but nothing on it seemed like it gave something the old one didn't.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Fight Usage Caps?

multriha Re:Depends if they cap VPN (encrypted) traffic or (353 comments)

Unfortunately, broadband choices are very limited in most of the U.S. (elsewhere too I'm sure, but only know the states).

Where I currently live despite it being a moderate sized city, with an extreme tech community. Your only options are cable through Comcast or DSL through Centurylink. When you factor in what speed you can get where in the city. Voting with your wallet isn't much of an option.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Fight Usage Caps?

multriha Re:My Favourite Question Of All Time (353 comments)

Back when there was some competition and choice in my area for DSL service, my standard question was "Could I run a commercial porn busisness off this connection and max it out 24/7/365?". (Assuring them that wasn't my intended use, but I wanted that freedom).

One ISP responded by saying, 'Of course, actually until recently one of our customers was one of the biggest porn companies in the US'.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Fight Usage Caps?

multriha You can't shame something that has no Shame (353 comments)

ISPs have no shame. There's hope of getting anywhere with that.

Most have fine-print in their contracts that unlimited isn't really unlimited.

It sucks.

One thing you can do is look into a business account. You pay more, but you get unlimited bandwidth, and can often run servers and such that aren't allow with a consumer account.

If you want to try to fight the issue, look carefully at your bill and what taxes are being applied. Look up the text of the laws the taxes are based upon. If memory serves one of the common taxes that has to do with telecommunications (wish I could remember the name) has certain requirements of not interfering with you usage in certain ways that /should/ keep them from capping you.

about a year ago

Lawsuit Claims WGA is Spyware

multriha Re:Go free market! (360 comments)

Abusive contracts are perfectly legal, just not always binding.

more than 5 years ago

Ask The Mythbusters

multriha Re:busting myths mistakenly (1435 comments)

The myth concerned arrows with wooden shafts. They covered the fact that hollow plastic and aluminum arrows were routinely split by hobbyists .

more than 8 years ago


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