Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
The answer really depends on several things, but she should start by looking at what she is good at and what she enjoys doing. Trouble is, for kids coming out of high school, they may or may not really know either one of those things yet. I knew right off that I enjoyed writing computer programs (taught myself Basic and some C during high school), so I went for a CS degree for system programming in college, and ended up working as a sysadmin. My wife was the opposite, and didn't find out that she enjoyed working in health care until having to get a "real job" after a couple really bad years of college. I also have a nephew who spent almost 8 years in college, switching majors (and sometimes colleges) every semester for the first 5 years until he found a passion for social work.
If she doesn't have a specific field that she is interested in, but she does want to go to college, I would recommend she pick a degree program that offers an Associates degree mid-way through, (or just go for an Associates of General Studies,) in order to make it easier to get a job or switch colleges halfway through, should the need arise. (In other words: be prepared.) If she wants to go into a field where she would need an advanced degree such as a Masters or PhD, I recommend picking a university that offers the advanced program she wants for her Bachelors' degree, as they often offer automatic acceptance to students who received their undergrad from them, and also may offer dual grad-school credit for some advanced undergrad classes.
With regards to books recommending one avoid studying computer science, I have one statement: We have not reached the Singularity yet, and if nobody studies computer science, how are we supposed to get there?
Small Genetic Change Responsible For Blond Hair
No, it's silent Bob. J is rather talkative.
Google Using YouTube Threat As Leverage For Cheaper Streaming Rights
"Don't be evil" =/= "Don't be an asshole"
Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS
Keyboard? AT keyboard. check.
Video? VGA. check.
Mouse? serial mouse. check.
... so technically yes. Or is that not the KVM you expected?
Supermassive Black Hole At the Centre of Galaxy May Be Wormhole In Disguise
Pigs are not vegetarian, so pig eats vegetarian human?
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts
You logic may be faulty. An increase in height of a continental shelf relative to the center of mass of the earth should cause decrease in the depth of the nearby ocean basins, and so a localized decrease in the size of the ocean basin surrounding that continental shelf, which would effectively increase the water displacement of the continent.
Disclaimer: I am not a geologist, so my logic may also have faults.
US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
My F's go to 11. (keyboard is missing a key)
Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age
Base pi, of course.
Blood Test of 4 Biomarkers Predicts Death Within 5 Years
What it definitly is not is some sort of quantum state indicating that the body is about to undergo soul removal.
Unless it also predicts that the person in question will become a politician within the next 5 years.
Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas
From what I hear, it is mostly based on how much the city is willing to bend backwards to accommodate a quick rollout. Google doesnt have to work with uncooperative cities.
This is true. Overland Park got dropped because the city government was being uncooperative.
IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too
The Colleco Adam? That was a design nightmare.
Isn't that the one that would degauss any tapes that you left inserted, because it generated a small EMP when the power switch was flipped?
Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip
Couldn't decide whether to be pedantic about partial charges, or abuse of the English language...
Congratulations, you have broken my pedantry filter.
Why We Think There's a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe
A more apt desctiption is our universe is like a cupcake sitting on a platter with (but not touching) a bunch of other cup cakes made from the same batch of batter. Each is slightly different, but they are all made of the exact same stuff and are pretty similar.
The string theory multiverse is more like a bakery display case, with a bunch of different types of pastries that have different ingredients and all look quite different.
Canada Quietly Offering Sanctuary To Data From the US
I don't trust the tin foil makers. What can I do?
Switch to cellophane. The tin foil acts as an antenna anyway.
Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God, in vain.
Well, fuck, now I have to avoid certain godda... I mean darn curse words. It won't clean up my filthy language, but I'll be careful not to put certain words together!
The most mistranslated commandment. It has nothing to do with cussing.
A better phrasing would be "Do not take the name of God for the sake of vanity," or in simpler English "Do not call yourself one of God's followers just to make yourself look good."
When you look at it that way, it is probably the most violated commandment of all time.
Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who
Don't forget the whining!
My credits by name in (released) software:
What do I win?
New Largest Known Prime Number: 2^57,885,161-1
It would be more accurate in the story to mention that Dr. Cooper is running the Mersenne Prime Search program across all of the systems in the computer labs at the University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg, MO.
Ask Slashdot: Name Conflicts In Automatically Generated Email Addresses?
And I do not believe that some people have infinite names. That is obviously untrue.
I believe it is the old Welsh tradition (or maybe a similar variant) to have a single given name, followed by a listing of your patrilineal genealogy as a series of surnames. So, in this tradition, it is technically possible to have a name of unlimited length. However, the longest proven genealogy in modern times is 85 generations, which does put a maximum realistic size on this type of naming system.
Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps
There is a problem with your correction. I believe the post in question was trying to represent the contraction "shoud've," but instead printed it phonetically as "should of."
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