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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

KPU Re:AP Stats is the easy AP math (155 comments)

Statistics isn't easy. AP Statistics is easy. It's basically how to turn a story problem into numbers you plug into your calculator.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

KPU Not what they said (144 comments)

They said:

Effective immediately, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property from Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves. Instead, we will refer the matter to law enforcement if further action is required.

One narrow circumstance that probably won't happen again. In all other circumstances they can read the customer's private content?

about 10 months ago

South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

KPU Re:Nonsense. (138 comments)

cause people to hack their phones

So there is some positive?

1 year,6 days

Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads

KPU Re:We're all really screwed if... (194 comments)


Do companies pay you for being added to the list?

Whitelisting is free for all small- and medium websites and blogs. However, managing this list requires significant effort on our side and this task cannot be completely taken over by volunteers as it happens with common filter lists. That's why we are being paid by some larger properties that serve non-intrusive advertisements that want to participate in the Acceptable Ads initiative.

1 year,11 days

Google Fiber Partially Reverses Server Ban

KPU Re:server ban? (169 comments)

Some of us run servers that receive mail.

about a year ago

Angry Customer Buys Promoted Tweets To Bash British Airways

KPU Re:4 hours to respond (286 comments)

I heard that airlines operate in multiple time zones.

about a year ago

Database Loophole Lets Legislators Avoid Photo Radar Tickets

KPU Re:The photos should include the driver (165 comments)

Is there any legitimate usage of the word surcharge or does it always mean scam?

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Pull Out of Talks With Publishers On Text-Mining

KPU Re:Use Bit Torrent for distribution (67 comments)

Torrents die if nobody seeds them. If I've got a few gigabytes of data that only ten people want, possibly years apart, torrents won't work.

about a year and a half ago

Harvard/MIT Student Creates GPU Database, Hacker-Style

KPU Code optimization (135 comments)

Student writes inefficient code, learns how to optimize it using known techniques, it becomes faster. Film at 11.

about 2 years ago

Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

KPU Re:Specialty Software (953 comments)

Don't forget the special add-on modules to come up with a different spelling of your name each visit.

about 2 years ago

A Glimpse of a Truly Elastic Cloud

KPU Re:Virtualization is kind of bullshit (201 comments)

-config files and adhoc installed libraries are impossible to link to the application that actually needs it (given the fact that my time is scarce). Nightmare when upgrading, creating new instances or when pulling apart a system (for e.g. performance/HA).


-if an application uses resources, e.g. I/O, too much you want to know about it, point fingers and restrict its usage (and maybe give it its own). Nightmare when you want to find out 'what causes it to grind to a halt during Xmas'.

iotop. A VM only makes this problem harder.

-applications has 'resources' they should not have, because another application needed that 'resources'. Example: Qmail needed compiler and afterwards a cracked PHPMyadmin used that to compile malware.

chroot with linux-vserver enforcement.

about 2 years ago

Oxford Temporarily Blocks Google Docs To Fight Phishing

KPU Re:Report Abuse (128 comments)

Now you're either storing all the users' past passwords. Or maybe some clever hash of those passwords that preserves efficient computation of Levenshtein distance. However, given an oracle that computes Levenshtein distance, one could easily extract the password.

about 2 years ago

Duke Nukem 3D Code Review

KPU Duke Nukem Forever (128 comments)

I'm more interested in a Duke Nukem Forever code review. Imagine how horrible it must be.

about 2 years ago

Do Not Track Ineffective and Dangerous, Says Researcher

KPU Re:trivial, 99% effective fix (207 comments)

How dare people chop of the trailing bits of an IPv6 address, thus rendering IPv6 privacy extensions ineffective.

about 2 years ago

EU Data Protection Proposal Taken Word For Word From US Lobbyists

KPU Wrong concern (108 comments)

While it is concerning that a U.S.-based lobby has this much power, the real issue is that nobody should be listening to the American Chamber of Commerce. If the EFF started writing EU legislation, we'd be jumping for joy.

about 2 years ago


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