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Comment Amazing (Score 1) 132

I currently have AT&T Uverse for television, and Time Warner for internet. Why not use one or the other for both? Because Time Warner cable is more expensive for my use case (3 receivers) and AT&T Uverse internet is too slow and more expensive than Time Warner internet. If the government approves this, we better get a viable national third party because otherwise we're doomed.

Comment Re:What?! (Score 1) 50

No, she is talking about removing basic algebra. Her placement exam put her in elementary algebra, but she needs intermediate algebra in order to take a programming class. So this requires taking two semesters of algebra, equivalent to (USA) high school algebra 1 and algebra 2. Look at here slides.

Comment Re:Proof her perf evaluations weren't fair (Score 1) 566

Actually I wasn't aware Yahoo was powered by Bing. I used Yahoo search for a while when Firefox switched its default browser to them. I had always assumed Google/Yahoo/Bing were equivalent because they're run by huge companies with years of experience. But the quality of Yahoo search results seemed to be on par with DuckDuckGo.

Comment Re:Proof her perf evaluations weren't fair (Score 2) 566

This might be true, but I doubt anyone could have saved Yahoo. I think the best thing would have been a temporary surge in the stock price so some investors might get rich, but nothing more. And this is what happened. The sad thing is that Yahoo search still sucks compared to Google search. This, at least, I expected Marissa Mayer to fixed. Regardless, I think Yahoo would have failed anyway.

Comment This is deeply offensive (Score 2) 410

What has this person done of note, other than charge lots of money for a product? I imagine some here will try to be civil, and ask him a serious question, but why? He is not a remarkable person, so please do not treat him as such. I know, I know, everyone is interesting in their own way, but then, we might as well interview a stomped cockroach on Slashdot next.

Comment Please (Score 1) 186

SETI@home is old as hell, so the idea of "open source" render farms is at least as old. Those "massive farms of GPUs running 24/7" don't scare me at all. In fact, both Siri and Google's voice recognition kinda suck. When they try to control us with this, or it is revealed that they send all their data directly to the government, I suppose we will have an incentive to act. Otherwise, wake me up when they do something interesting and new.

Comment Re:How is this different from any university? (Score 1) 334

Recruiting people with no programming experience into a degree called "digital entertainment and game design" is a little suspect, in my opinion. You all know the story: a young kid loves playing video games, so he wants to become rich writing the next blockbuster. But alas, this requires programming skills, so instead he changes his major to sociology...unless, he is attending a trade school with no liberal arts majors, in which case he just walks away with huge debt.

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