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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:LSU
Biography:Grad Student at LSU
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Occupation:Professional Student
Number of Posts:1055
Registered on:6/13/2006
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re: Furthering my son's development into coding - ewdij
Ask him to look in to Harvard's cs50. Also, I have a question, why c#? the reason why I ask is not because I'm against C # or any thing, but to me it seems like the problem you are running in to is that he is getting bored with the problems he is solving and not necessarily the language. So I won...
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re: Need Nikon Camera Lens Recs - ewdij
I recently bought my first Nikon(D7100) and had to make decisions that you are having to make. So here is my $0.02. - Read a whole bunch of reviews from dpreview - Read a lot of reviews from kenrockwell.com - Read [link=(http://www.cameralabs.com/lenses/lens_buyers_guide/Nikon_Nikkor_lenses/Re...
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re: Android Emulators - ewdij
Try [link=(http://www.genymotion.com/)]Genymotion[/link]...
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re: Piyush: Ban travel from Ebola nations - ewdij
[quote]“We should stop accepting flights from countries that are Ebola stricken,” the Republican governor said in a statement. [/quote] The guy in Dallas with Ebola didn't fly-in directly from Liberia. His last stop before flying in to DC was Brussels. In fact I think there are very few direct fl...
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re: so my son finished 'learn.code.org' in one afternoon - ewdij
Introduce him to the following two things (in that order) 1) Scratch (scratch.mit.edu) Good resource websites: Learnscratch: http://learnscratch.org/ Scratch Workshop from MIT+Harvard - https://creative-computing.appspot.com/faq Scratched: http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources Gatech:...
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re: What WiFi Router is Best? - ewdij
Given the current price point, I will go with the [link=(http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-AC1900-Gigabit-Router/dp/B00F0DD0I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404786195&sr=8-1&keywords=netgear+nighthawk+ac1900+dual+band+wifi+gigabit+router+r7000)]Netgear d 7000[/link] over the Asus one that the previo...
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re: Kia Optima vs. VW Jetta vs any other? - ewdij
[quote]Have not considered Subaru. Are they worth looking at? Don't know much about them.[/quote] I own a Subaru Forester for the last three and half years and have liked it so far. I live in south GA, so of course the AWD is not critically important as there is no snow. But I still like having t...
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re: The War on Poverty and Educational Standards - ewdij
[quote]We need to first raise the educational standards for teachers.[/quote] In order for current better-students to become future-teachers, the current teaching salaries need to be raised significantly. What is the current incentive for the present best and brightest college students to get in ...
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re: What is best android smartphone available from att right now? - ewdij
If camera+picture-quality is not that important then HTC One else Samsung galaxy s4...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
[quote]if it is to much of a legal jump to do this then just buy private land near the university and make it student housing but don't affiliate with the university. [/quote] I think this is the best solution. [quote] I think if a building is privately owned even if it is on university ground...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
[quote]So I see no reason not to accommodate other faiths. [/quote] What Troy is doing is not "accommodating other faiths". Accommodating faiths is ok. Discriminating based on faith is not. The article that you have linked does not say that the universities that installed the foot-baths are sayin...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
[quote]doesn't mean that a religious person has to go live with people who have parties a few times a week, there are a few socks on doors every night, etc. Christians try and live in virtue having a dorm that helps them live in virtue is a good thing in the eyes of the Christian Community. [/quot...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
I personally think public universities should give equal opportunities to every group including color. I believe in meritocracy. ...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
[quote]shrug, private school. Frankly as long it is open to all students who want to hang there...muslim, jewish, bushido or the worshippers of the great thunder god thor...no one should have an issue with it.[/quote] Troy is a public university. And it is giving preferential treatment to student...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
[quote]So I'm sure you, and the FFR crowd, have sent letters to universities with GBLT floors or dorms, since that orientation/gender identity isn't universally shared. After all, you're all about the principle of nondiscrimination and you want to be consistent, right?[/quote] I am not sure what ...
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re: Faith Based Residence halls on Public University violation of Church and state? - ewdij
Problem with this is that Troy is actually giving preference to students with faith. Here is the actual [link=(http://ffrf.org/images/Troy%20University%20AL.pdf)]letter[/link] that Freedom from Religion Foundation sent Troy, and if what the letter claims is true (which I think it is), it is clearly ...
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re: According to Stub Hub and EBay...here are your Top 10 most expensive tickets - ewdij
Ahh .... average price. For the LSU vs. TCU, on stubhub, the three highest price tickets are $12K, $12K, and $10K. This is one of those cases where a median value will be a far superior indicator of the set of prices compared to the average.......
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re: According to Stub Hub and EBay...here are your Top 10 most expensive tickets - ewdij
And the current lowest stubhub price for TCU game is [link=(http://www.stubhub.com/cowboys-classic-tickets/tcu-vs-lsu-8-31-2013-4183284/)]$62[/link]...
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re: According to Stub Hub and EBay...here are your Top 10 most expensive tickets - ewdij
These might not all be correct. The current cheapest ticket on stubhub for the Tamu@SLU game is [link=(http://www.stubhub.com/lsu-football-tickets/lsu-vs-texas-am-11-23-2013-4183132/)]$240[/link]...
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re: Any tips on using a skillet to cook your burgers? - ewdij
the most definitive answer from one of the best sources [link=(http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D6MxZWsMzTss&sa=U&ei=VuLYUcaMEKPmygGDrYCYCw&ved=0CBwQtwIwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHXUeYrnPMGn8xsqvBBhFu5hbGqdQ)]part 1[/link] [link=(http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.c...
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