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Fond Memories of Nerd Camp

beaverbrother Re:Teen Tech Fest anyone? (116 comments)

I was there too. Now a PhD student at a top school. I don't think I would have learned C++ until many years later without the free copy of VS6. (Though to remind you, the reason we got the free copy was because we were not allowed to see something that was promised in the contest description and I think someone's lawyer parents threatened MS)

more than 3 years ago
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Improving Education Through Better Teachers

beaverbrother Re:You know it after you have seen it. (446 comments)

I don't understand why Jr. High and High School students don't fill out evaluations of their teachers, just like in universities. Even though some students will say immature stuff, I am guessing that they are the best way to meter a teacher's performance.

more than 4 years ago
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Improving Education Through Better Teachers

beaverbrother Consultant-Teachers? (446 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if there are a lot of people who want to teach, but want to work a regular job as well. I'm not sure how it would work logistically, but it would be nice if they were able to sign up as a "consultant-teacher" to teach one class in their area of expertise with no long term commitment.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Android Beats the iPhone

beaverbrother Security (365 comments)

Is anyone else worried about viruses on Android? While I'm sure apple doesn't go too far to vet security, Google doesn't really examine Android apps much at all. I wouldn't be surprised if trojans, etc get distributed through the Android marketplace in the near future

more than 4 years ago
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How Small Can Computers Get? Computing in a Molecule

beaverbrother Re:well thats more just the processor... (143 comments)

Smaller transistors means more efficient transistors. It's not just about size.

It also means noisy circuits.

more than 5 years ago
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Barr Sues Over McCain's, Obama's Presence on Texas Ballot

beaverbrother Re:Great for Obama (918 comments)

This should be about following the law. If Obama supporters turn this into a partisan thing, then it will be Michigan and Florida all over again.
Obama's stance there was to let the party decide, because the candidates really shouldn't push for election regulations in their favor.
Obama's stance here will likely be to let the state decide, because it is a state matter and candidates can't bend the law to keep a party in power.
Obviously both positions favor him, so he will get flamed for it, but they are also both the right thing to do.
Here the libertarians are right. If parties can bend the rules to keep themselves in power, you don't have a true democracy.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Updates Chrome's Terms of Service

beaverbrother But.. (318 comments)

It's open source. Just remove the terms of service and recompile.

more than 5 years ago

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