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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

youroldbuddy Tablets work where they work. (364 comments)

I have an HTC Flyer and it is wonderfull. If you have classes where most of the material is in PDF's which you can annotate its probably the best way to learn. I have and it really really works. Sadly most classes dont lend themselves to just PDF annotation. The Flyer small and cheap but I think the Lenovo Tegra 2 tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Note tablets are probably superior.

more than 2 years ago

Chinese Networking Vendor Huawei's Murky Ownership

youroldbuddy Not so murky. (170 comments)

Whats murky about the ownership of Huawei? They seem to answer the question when asked. Here's a headline: "Xenophobe media is xenophobic".

more than 4 years ago

The World's First Osmotic Power Plant

youroldbuddy Re:Nuclear power plants are offtopic, but here goe (262 comments)

Hydro is better than Coal at providing for swinging demand. Hydro just turns the tap to a turbine and stores the energy (unless there's and overflow).

more than 5 years ago

Vermont City Almost Encased In a 1-Mile Dome

youroldbuddy Re:Rain? Insects? Birds? (456 comments)

Why would they have to pipe all the water in? You can just as well channel it through the dome? Even channel it throught at night. What about insects and pollinators? They live fine in greenhouses. Why shouldnt they live in a dome. And who cares about migrating birds for such a small area?

more than 5 years ago

Undercover Cameras Catch PC Repair Scams, Privacy Violations

youroldbuddy Re:Halfway Competent (665 comments)

I know a lot of competent engineers who are still repair men. I used to be one years ago and the higher up the pecking order I get, the more incompetency I see around me. I loved it and prefer the company I kept. The only reason I quit was that it was under appreciated.

more than 5 years ago

Head First Rails

youroldbuddy Re:RESTfully deficient (57 comments)

I'm a n00b programmer but a decent technician. Head first books were the best for me when starting programming. Its not going to be the best for most slashdotters but for taking your first steps with a programming language its by far the best.

more than 5 years ago

Warning Buoy Network Protects Right Whales

youroldbuddy Where was Greenpeace? (65 comments)

Present day whaling by Japan and Norway is from plentyfull stocks and government oversight. Right whales are actually endangered and in the US by shipping. Guess who Greenpeace is going after.

more than 6 years ago


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