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Improving Education Through Social Gaming

triorph Educational benefits of educational games. (44 comments)

Its funny how the supposed "educational" games seem to have the least educational benefit. Games with no intended educational use such as Civilisation seem to do the best jobs of it. Of course nowadays with most games reaching for the lowest common denominator (aka Consoles) its hard to say whether normal games will give the best educational response, but at least that's how it has traditionally been.

more than 4 years ago
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Game Development In a Post-Agile World

triorph Conclusions (149 comments)

Is the current conclusion these days that agile doesn't work? Its been what I've always thought but I am wondering whether this article is stating it for a fact when most of the software engineering discipline still believes in it.

more than 4 years ago
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Europe's LHC To Run At Half-Energy Through 2011

triorph Re:Where is the Outrage... (194 comments)

Could be that there was a response and that it happened in private? There's no reason why anything like this had to be public.

more than 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

triorph Re:You've raised $130 out of $7500 (413 comments)

I really think you are over-estimating how much the average airspace engineer cares about website development. I think the parallel here is to ask: "This website developer can't even build a spaceship? Why do they think they'll be able to design web-sites." And although I will admit that designing a website is far far simpler than building even a small part of a spaceship, you still have to realise that they are completely different skills. I will admit though that I think these people are going to fail for different ideological reasons.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft's Top Devs Don't Seem To Like Own Tools

triorph Re:So what? (496 comments)

In fact, there are several microprocessors that offer FAR less than this that are still regularly used. The ATmega8 microprocessor has only 1KiB on the chip for example. It is very unlikely at all that you can find a 100MiB micro for only $3.

more than 4 years ago
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The Case For Mandatory Touch-Typing In High School

triorph Re:If you need it, you'll know it (705 comments)

One has to wonder how valuable the teaching actually is. For example you didn't get it and never learned, while the GP had it and picked it up naturally afterward. I wonder if we do in fact subconsciously pick up *something* useful from the teaching in high school, even if it doesn't seem the case. I too similarly learnt via high school first then picked up the rest myself. I guess we'd probably need more than anecdotal evidence to find this out though.

about 5 years ago
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How To Make Electronic Displays With Mood Ring Ink

triorph Re:How is this electronic? (33 comments)

Do you have some different definition of electronic to the rest of us? Doesn't matter it its simple or not, hooking up a resistance to a power supply is still electronic.

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Creates Device to Track Speeding

triorph Parental Control (727 comments)

Yes because we can so trust the parents to have the teenager's interests in mind when it comes to these things. Anyway aren't there like different speed limits per area? what if a parent were to set it to 50 and you were bleeping as speeding around in the country.

about 8 years ago

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