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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

chizor seizure (116 comments)

i frequently have the same pulsation problem with the stock android, so perhaps it is a hardware failure.

about a year ago

Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software

chizor Re:Deciphering != Reverse Engineering (245 comments)

one case in which reverse engineering will not succeed is if the program is obfuscated in order to conceal a newly developed algorithm.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot - Careers In Computer Science That Keep You Physically Active?

chizor teach CS (220 comments)

... i pace in front of a whiteboard during work hours. not to mention all the walking across campus. in my case this required a master's degree.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Getting Feedback On Programming?

chizor do your own analysis (196 comments)

as you work, collect lists of everything you think went wrong in your programs and programming practices (both practical and academic). you will then be prepared to sit down with your notes from the last quarter and identify broader themes. once you can frame issues in common terms - e.g. your web API mangles UTF-8 input, or you find that you are creating new bugs at an unpleasant rate, or your users aren't understanding your documentation well - you can look up how others have addressed these problems. then the action items will become apparent (eliminate operations that assume input is 8859-1, or adopt a unit testing framework, or work with a technical writer to clarify the text).

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Passively Cooled Hardware For Game Emulation?

chizor dislocation (229 comments)

do consider placing the computer you choose farther away. in many cases, putting it in the next room or attic or a cabinet will resolve this problem.

more than 3 years ago

Mexico Wants Payment For Aztec Images

chizor PREHISTORIC? (325 comments)

calling aztec images "prehistoric" is racist. would a society without recorded history have one of the most advanced calendars of all time, still being reproduced on coffee mugs?

about 5 years ago

Study Abroad For Computer Science Majors?

chizor universidad de chile (386 comments)

while working on my B.S. at johns hopkins, i spent the year 98-99 at the engineering college ("beaucheff") of the university of chile in santiago. this is the country's premier technical school. the curriculum was quite rigorous, and i studied with some very serious professors including the current head of yahoo! research in spain and the director of the chilean council on nuclear power. lectures and projects are in spanish, textbooks are in english. like anywhere, the bureaucracy was a challenge. it comes recommended because i had a hell of a year.

about 6 years ago

Why Does Everyone Hate Microsoft?

chizor superpowers (1540 comments)

non-windows users hate microsoft. non-US citizens hate the US. coincidence? i think it's impossible for a sole superpower to be well-liked. their actions are extra scrutinized and they are held to higher standards. so both microsoft and the US suck, according to best practices. they are doing pretty well according to looser "good" practices.

more than 8 years ago


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