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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

shobadobs Re:Why do CS grads become lowly programmers? (637 comments)

Software engineering programs suck, that's why. Nobody needs to spend time in college learning stuff they'd end up learning in industry anyway.

about 6 months ago

How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators

shobadobs Re:Not to detract from our roots... (128 comments)

Oh yes, how will a child barely ready for team sports ever be able to play a one-on-one board game?

FFS, kids play on team sports at that age. Have you ever heard of tee-ball?

about 6 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

shobadobs Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

If you just offer one-time exceptions whenever anybody whines, they'll have no incentive to not obey trademarks in the future. There is a huge difference between Flukes and cheap $15 multimeters, and it was completely unnecessary for these multimeters to copy Fluke's trademarked color scheme. They aren't exactly some no-name brand. The color scheme of these devices was chosen to mimic that of Fluke's. It's a clear cut case of trademark violation.e

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Work In IT Freelancing?

shobadobs Re:Study hard (140 comments)

The OP wasn't really talking about IT, despite his use of the word. He was talking about software engineering.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Work In IT Freelancing?

shobadobs Re:Don't. (140 comments)

Being able to "program" is a severely minor part of your job as a software engineer (or similar professions).

I can't fathom the confusion and incompetence that would lead to such a statement.

more than 2 years ago

iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution

shobadobs Re:4:3 comes back! (537 comments)

The 17" MacBook Pro has a 1920x1200 screen. Is yours a 15" model?

The only 1920x1200 in a 15.x" screen that I know of that's available on new laptops is on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52.

more than 2 years ago


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