A shame I can't vote. It's rather frustrating how the decisions of American lawmakers could affect the whole internet. We really should start treating the internet like an ocean. As a shared resource. What happens in one country could have ripples that affect the rest of the world.
rk · 3064 days ago · link · · parent · post: How did academic publishers acquire these feudal powers?
Yeah. It can be annoying when you're doing research and then you hit a paywall. The exorbitant fees all but guarantee that individuals won't have access. You have to have affiliations with universities or other monied organizations.
I was annoyed at the hub wheel at first. I mean, there's a cap right? Though on the other hand, the wheel's limitations does mean that there would come a time that we'd all hit our karma caps and then we could finally focus on posting awesome articles ;)
rk · 2980 days ago · link · · parent · post: Google Now Censors The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More
Oops. Drat. My bad. I thought hubskis redundancy filters would block it. Turns out it had a different URL.
rk · 2987 days ago · link · · parent · post: USB Stick Contains Dual-Core Computer, Turns Any Screen Into an Android Station
You might want to check out the Raspberry Pi, too. Granted, it is a bit bigger but at $25 a pop, it's a steal :D
Ha, np. Like I said, I don't think a CS degree isn't worthwhile, but considering that the time and money spent is the same, I think you can get more bang for your buck. One problem I find with CS programs, is that people come into them with such a wide range of skill, and I think that is pretty disruptive. When you enter a math or physics program, they test you from the outset and make you take prerequisites without credit if you are not up to par.