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DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

rujasu Re:yes I know it's a SHE (323 comments)

There was more than one mean comment in that thread.

about three weeks ago
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DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

rujasu Re:The fact remains... (323 comments)

"burgerbecky" is Rebecca Heineman, who programmed The Bard's Tale III and Dragon Wars, two of my favorite old computer RPG's. I had no idea she worked on 3DO Doom.

about three weeks ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

rujasu Re:Concern or convenience? (165 comments)

That's possible, of course, but is it really hard to believe that an explosion would have prompted people to back out?

about 1 month ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

rujasu Re:Flash (547 comments)

Yes, I'm aware that Flash itself is not a language. It still needs to go away. ActionScript can go with it.

about 2 months ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

rujasu Flash (547 comments)

Also on the list: Adobe Flash. Please let them be correct about this. No more Flash. Anywhere. Ever.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

rujasu Re:Yes, but no (637 comments)

Small school. The top CS guy was my advisor and I did talk to the IS prof who was teaching the course. The CS and IS departments were involved in some kind of interdepartmental pissing contest. I believe a database class for CS students was introduced shortly after I graduated. They knew about the issue, but it was my senior year when this came up, so basically just bad timing for me.

Networks wasn't optional for us, we had to take at least a semester of it.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

rujasu Re:Yes, but no (637 comments)

Yeah, the database thing is a big issue. In college, I actually tried to sign up for a database management class and couldn't, because it was in the Information Systems department instead of the CS department, and I hadn't taken the official pre-requisites. (I had taken a similar class in CS, but that didn't count. From everything I heard, the CS version was harder, but who knows.) So I had to get on-the-job training to understand databases, and it's still one of the weaker points in my skillset.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

rujasu Re:Computer Science (637 comments)

In my experience, successful CS students are typically solid programmers before starting the curriculum, or become solid programmers early in their studies. (If they don't, they change majors.) Good CS programs go beyond just programming to teach theory, but taking courses in programming language design and analysis of algorithms is what turns decent programmers into great programmers. That's why, while a degree in CS isn't a degree in programming per se, CS students do tend to be better programmers and are well-prepared for real-world coding.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

rujasu What do you plan to DO with your degree? (637 comments)

Web development? Keep learning Java. You will rarely ever have to worry about memory management. Learning C won't make you a better Java programmer, and there are plenty of jobs for people with Java backgrounds. Of course, you should also know HTML/CSS etc. if you're going this route.

Video games? Learn C and C++, probably in that order. Java isn't going to cut it, you'll need to learn things like memory management and graphics programming. However, the object-oriented programming stuff you learn in a Java-centric curriculum will still be very helpful in C++ (or C# if you go in that direction), so you have a solid base to work with.

Embedded systems? You're in either the wrong school or the wrong major for that, you need to focus on C and Assembler for that. Completely different world from Java.

You get the idea. Figure out what you plan to do with your career if you don't already know (in a broad sense, you don't have to nail down a specific job), and steer your studies that way. If you want to keep your options open, teach yourself some basic C or C++ and see if it's right for you. If you can't figure out how to manage pointers, then you know what type of programming not to get into.

about 5 months ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

rujasu Re:Soon... (226 comments)

Why are you writing numbers in binary?

about 5 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

rujasu Tradition (681 comments)

Looks like MS is looking to continue the tradition of good odd-numbered Windows versions to make up for the bad even-numbered versions.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

rujasu Re:I recommend (176 comments)

Bochs? Surprised you didn't just use DOSBox.

about 6 months ago
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The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

rujasu Holy buzzwords Batman! (205 comments)

... substantial, underlying problems that sustain a sprawling cybercrime syndicate, according to an industry luminary who painted a bleak picture of the future of information security at a conference of hundreds of incident responders in Boston Tuesday.

about 5 months ago
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Civilization V Officially Available On Linux For SteamOS

rujasu Re:Works on regular steam, not just steamOS (93 comments)

Fraud in accounting? Sure about that? Sounds like it's more likely your account just got hacked.

about 6 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

rujasu Re:In other words (111 comments)

The words are synonyms. No, I don't care what your style guide tells you.

about 6 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

rujasu In other words (111 comments)

Everyone with a .co.uk domain name is now basically obligated to register (and pay for) another domain name within the next five years to avoid confusion.

about 6 months ago
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US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

rujasu Yeah, right. (213 comments)

This will TOTALLY work. Detecting sarcasm will be DEFINITELY not be hard to do in software, seeing as how it's SO EASY for humans to do already.

about 7 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

rujasu Re:No Way! (261 comments)

But curved TV's give the appearance of a TV that will produce a better picture. That's something, right?

about 7 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

rujasu Cinema-like (261 comments)

Samsung and LG claim that the curve provides a cinema-like experience by offering a more balanced and uniform view so that the edges of the set don't appear further away than the middle...

Reality: the curved TVs provide a cinema-like experience by charging roughly four times what a reasonable person would pay.

about 7 months ago
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What games can you no longer complete?

rujasu Can? (1 comments)

I mean, I *can* complete just about every game in my collection. Whether I actually bother to do so is another matter.

about 7 months ago

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