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California Healthcare Provider Wants Illness-Predicting Algorithm

GrAfFiT Doctor (341 comments)

Isn't this technology called a doctor?

more than 3 years ago

Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

GrAfFiT Goodbye Palm and Nokia! (479 comments)

My first (dumb)phone was a Nokia 6110 in 1997 and my last a Nokia 6820 in 2005. My first PDA was a Palm Pilot 1000 in 1996 and my last, a Palm Tungsten T3 in 2005.
I guess smartphones killed them both. Nokia didn't know how to make a proper PDA and Palm didn't know how to make a proper phone. Too bad they didn't cooperate back then.

Palm and Nokia: you will be remembered.

more than 3 years ago

PHP Floating Point Bug Crashes Servers

GrAfFiT Very large? (213 comments)

Am I the only one to notice that 2.2250738585072011e-308 is not very large?
Apparently, some journalists need a patch too.

My 2.2250738585072011e-308 cents.

about 4 years ago

Highlights From the 2009 Google Summer of Code

GrAfFiT Re:Thanks Google (72 comments)

I have to disagree on that one. The Google Summer of Code is basically run by 5 people from the Open Source Programs Office. There's no one from HR involved.

Google has absolutely no control over who gets selected. The orgs alone choose their students. The only feedback that Google gets from the Summer of Code projects are two routinely hurriedly written reports from the orgs at mid-term and end of project.

Finally, of those that successfully complete the Summer of Code, less than 1% end up as Google interns and even less as full-time engineers.

more than 5 years ago

Google Summer of Code Announces Mentor Projects

GrAfFiT Debian is participating and welcoming students (44 comments)

Debian is welcoming students once again this year. I was a 2008 GSoC student at Debian and am returning this year to admin the GSoC program at Debian. I had a very exciting experience, participating in meetups with a lot of Debian developers all over Europe and I recommend you to apply at Debian to share this experience.

We have a huge range of project possibilities, from our famous packaging system (.deb ftw) to debian-specific developer tools and infrastructure (want to work on our multi-arch distributed build farm ?) or hardware support (because Debian runs everywhere, from tiny ARM devices to country-wide computing grids). We have you all covered.

Remember that Debian and its derivatives are the largest group of Linux distributions in the world. That's a huge community you'll be working with, and I should say, an amazing concentration of talent.

If you are interested, visit: http://wiki.debian.org/gsoc, join us on IRC on: #debian-soc on irc.debian.org or follow us on twitter of identi.ca (DebianGSoC).

Also, see our mailing-list announcement for more pratical information.

more than 5 years ago


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