Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets
Funny that Apple sell so many retina MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs when they're the most expensive machines you can buy in those form factors. Could it be that a race to the bottom, cutting corners to reduce costs, ISN'T what people want? What happened with Netbooks again?
Dragon Age II Released
Steam: US$69.99 - still not cheap but that's two cocktails less than EBGames!
Stable Roentgenium Claimed Found In Gold
So Stephenson's "solomonic gold" may be based in fact?
Ideas For a Great Control Room?
Really, a football table. Like soccer. You may not like to watch it on TV but it's an excellent way to blow away some cobwebs and unlike most games you do it standing up.
Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million
Idiocy. CSIRO is nothing like a patent troll. CSIRO developed the technology...
Ivy League Computer Science Curricula Exposed
As they should! I always hated being taught out of a book - where's the value-add? The book should be something extra, the professor should cover everything he is going to assess without relying on one.
"whether any Computer Science curriculum gives students the knowledge they need for the working world"
They should not attempt to, any attempt can only fail given the wide variety of areas a CS student can end up working in. A CS course should do two things; test aptitude for the subject and teach students how to learn. Aptitude is tested by the variety of subjects studied - any decent student (and of course prospective employee) primarily learns how to approach problems, and that approach should be expected to continue after the degree is granted. Don't like a particular subject? Most jobs have their fun parts and their not-fun parts too. At the end of it the grades reflect the aptitude and the ability, as they should. Expecting specifics, like ability to write in Ada or Python or C# or Cocoa is only going to work for a select few and fail the rest.