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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

segin Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (553 comments)

The concept doesn't seem that old to me, or perhaps my area (Tampa, Florida) was just very late to the game. Until I was in 6th grade (2001), both the K-12 school and public libraries ran on IBM 3270 dumb terminals. As "field, field, X, enter, field, field, field", etc., was somewhat difficult for many students, card catalogs were available until several years after the switchover. The schools didn't rid themselves of them until 2003, and the public library system removed them in 2008, except at large regional branch libraries, where they were still available and updated (although not as rigorously or regularly as the digital catalog) as of January 2013 (when I moved out-of-state.)

about a month ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

segin Re: Whoever wins, the customer loses (158 comments)

And I'd love to see T-Mobile with an easy billion to build out more LTE with.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

segin Re: Nexus 4? (259 comments)

yes but no true scotsman cares about the rain in Connecticut.

Fallacy much? :P

about 6 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

segin Re:Blutooth actually works? (182 comments)

No, iPad is just a dodgy ass device. For fucks sakes, it doesn't support mice or standard gamepads (instead resulting in iCade, another protocol on top of Bluetooth that exists solely to work around Apple's lack of foresight.)

about 6 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

segin Re:No bluetooth? (182 comments)

Bluetooth keyboard.

about 6 months ago
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Favorite Star Wars Movie?

segin Re:Just to stir the pot (457 comments)

Which was a solid game, mind you. Any racing game that drives me to amphetamines to beat the AI has to be good.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

segin Re:lol (201 comments)

Only if you believe it takes more than tape runtime to convert a tape to DVD. Get one of those cheap VHS-to-DVD dubbing machines.

about 7 months ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

segin Re:More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

Actually, you're half-right. I'm not sick of compression, just bad compression. 100Mbit/s would actually be fine, but extra headroom for multiple streams, etc., wouldn't be bad. I don't mind MP3 if it's e.g. 256kbit/s or 320kbit/s,

And then there's the "download and then play" type consumption for media. Maybe I rather not stream, but download and watch later? Gigabit on the home server would make that a whole lot less painful on a decent public Wi-Fi.

Oh, let's not forget "future-proofing". If it's not needed today, it'll certainly be needed tomorrow. Rather just get it done and over with before there's a problem

about 7 months ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

segin Re:More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

Future-proofing, then. Knowing that bandwidth usage is going up and up and up, having an insanely fat pipe early will keep you from feeling the pressure until much later.

about 7 months ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

segin Re:More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

And 1000Mbit/s allows you to tone down the compression quite a bit! What good is HD if I can still see the fscking MPEG macroblocks?!

about 7 months ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

segin Re:More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

On the go, that is. Have my own Netflix-like deal run on my own hardware, would be pretty badass.

about 6 months ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

segin More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

So I can run a home server (web, maybe even Plex) and never have to worry about clogging all three megabits of upstream just to watch Star Trek or whatnot.

about 6 months ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:Rather have vector (115 comments)

The vast majority of images on the web aren't photographs and could easily be vectorized. Need some examples? The Slashdot logo, the stats "medal" icon, the user settings icon in the user info box, the Slashdot TV icon, the Chrome logo in the summary, every single comment's "flag this comment" icon, the friends bubbles...

There's about 700 images on this very page alone that could be vectorized. None of them are actual photographs.

about 7 months ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:It looks ugly (115 comments)

So draw us a better UI... and don't just say "Internet Explorer 9!"...

about 7 months ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

segin Re:What about the hershey fonts? (115 comments)

HTML/DOM scrollbars, not native. Not sure how they work (at a low level), but they seem to be "standard" for some sites to use these days for any content that scrolls separately from the overall page itself.

about 7 months ago

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Debian Ditches Glibc for... EGLIBC.

segin segin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

segin writes "Debian has decided to switch to EGLIBC, which has better, friendlier upstream maintainers, better support for embedded architectures, and doesn't have Ulrich Drepper. Reading some of the comments posted by Ulrich Drepper, including one where Drepper calls the ARM architecture "crap" (and misspells crap), attached to the bugs linked in the blog post, it becomes clear that the attitude of the glibc maintainer is less than pleasant, and that it's time for a change."
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