Fake news is not the problem. The filter bubble/echo chamber is.
19 posts • joined 22 Jul 2016
Re: Not impressed with Barclays
Barclays are absolute scum. My local branch replaced all their humans with some absolutely crappy machines. Thing is I'll trust a machine to scan my groceries, or to withdraw cash, but to do anything more complicated? No f*cking way. And if you want to talk to a person to do something instead the staff get really arsey about it. Terrible customer service, terrible bank.
Survey for my MSc Project - app developers help please?
Apologies for what may look like a bit of a spammy thing. I'm a long time lurker, first time poster, and currently completing an MSc in Computer Science. For a project I'm presently working on as part of that MSc, I need to gather some opinions from app developers regarding their experiences with the rating system and supporting users.
Apologies for the stupid domain, it's the only space I had available to put PHP form on. Thank you very much in advance for any help anyone is willing to offer. I'll be accepting new data up til 7th August 2016.
PS apologies if this isn't the best place to post this
Nah it's a 2 year one if full-time, I'm doing it part time as work plus that would be a bit much so 3 years for me. Your description does however do rather a good job of covering my MSc. Lots of breadth, no depth, very little academic rigor, I mean one test I managed to get 97% on for something I'd never studied before (we had 10 topics to choose from and the best 3 scores would count so I figured I'd do the ones I hadn't studied as well, just for the crack). Trust me, I'm not thick but I'm not 97% without studying smart.
Re: skills shortages
You're spot on with this.
I'm presently doing an MSc in Computer Science, and you'd think that would be a bit more hard-core. It's really not. Ok I've got 16 years time served in the industry but still, I shouldn't be finding it this easy. If the MSc is this easy how easy is a degree these days?
You're right about the state of education in schools too. I worked as a teaching assistant at a school for a while (long story) and throughout the school there was so much blatant cheating because the school had to hit targets. Other TAs were basically doing the work for the kids when they were perfectly capable but just couldn't be arsed. Of course it didn't help that the curriculum itself bored even me to tears let alone the kids. Every lesson in every subject started "Now listen up because this might be in your exams". Schools are exam factories, doing nothing to light a fire under students, create a passion for learning or for their subject. It's shameful, it really is :(
I'm a bit disappointed really, I'm fairly socialist and had considered Corbyn to be a good thing up til recently, I also voted out, and no I'm not a foaming-at-the-mouth-Daily-Mail-reading-racist type. However, I found Corbyn somewhat disingenuous. He claimed to be pro-EU but didn't exactly campaign for it with vigour. For me, while my 'side' 'won', the manner of the victory is tainted by the feeling that perhaps Corbyn sabotaged remain somewhat.
As a bit of a petrolhead, sometime trackday enthusiast etc, I can see the value in this because frankly driving on public roads just isn't fun. On the other hand, it does rather spell the end of competitive motor racing (though some could argue that Bernie has already killed it) as we'll have fewer petrolheads as cars become commoditised. That's a bad thing.