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  1. Comment on How do you watch your anime? in ~anime

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    I import the entire Blu-Ray collection and watch them on my 4K TV. Nah J/K I usually torrent for best quality since I'm poor and watch them using VLC on my computer.

    I import the entire Blu-Ray collection and watch them on my 4K TV. Nah J/K I usually torrent for best quality since I'm poor and watch them using VLC on my computer.

  2. Comment on Is anyone here taking online courses e.g. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy, EdX, etc.? What do you think of them? in ~tech

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    I'm currently taking a Udemy course on how to use Unity to make 2D games, it's a little boring and has started blagging my head in the third section but if it gets too difficult I know I can just...

    I'm currently taking a Udemy course on how to use Unity to make 2D games, it's a little boring and has started blagging my head in the third section but if it gets too difficult I know I can just Google individual things or ask for help in the community resources.

    As for if it will help in a career, well I'm not sure but it's quite unlikely. I've never had a job, and I have a degree in all sorts of subjects and have experience in business, market research, programming, web design, and a lot of voluntary work spanning over a few years. I don't think recruiters in I.T. want anybody who doesn't have the ability to effectively run their business for them, only thing you can do is get lucky - unless you happen to be the manager's relative. I would like to be able to remake games and port them, then I'd like to start learning how to emulators are made, just because it fascinates me.

    Also I must admit I chuckled at the post above in terms of YouTube tutorials, the people who write them always stop half way through. In my case, they also have annoying technical problems with their uploads that make their information hard to digest. The advantage of learning platforms like Udemy and Lynda is that instructors have an incentive to update their learning material and replace entire videos if they have to.

    I also agree with the point that the best courses are the ones with certified professionals and lots of students and reviews. Even if the instructor simply has a nice voice and has gone through the effort to learn the skill themselves before passing on the information in a clear and precise format, it makes the resource for learning that much easier. On the other hand, someone who is barely fluent in their targeted language and is basically copying off another persons' course doesn't deserve your money and unfortunately there are a lot of them out there.

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