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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

egladil Re: matlab is not new (193 comments)

Nevermind, I saw that you realised this yourself :)

2 days ago
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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

egladil Re: matlab is not new (193 comments)

Actually, Matlab is produced by Mathworks while Wolfram Alpha is made by Wolfram, the company which makes Mathematica. However, I think Mathematica accepts Matlab syntax in addition to its own symbol based language.

2 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

egladil Breaking news (619 comments)

People raised in a country were the government spies on its citizens, encourages selling people out, and kidnaps dissenters are more likely to lie for personal gain.

My guess is this is more an effect caused by Stasi, and not the communism/capitalism divide.

about 3 months ago
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Google Poised To Settle EU Anti-Trust Probe

egladil Re:Tiresome (55 comments)

If Google, Microsoft etc choose to do business in the EU they'll have to follow the laws there. As you say, they can pull out. But as long as they choose to stay they'll have to live with the laws there or face penalties if they break them. It applies equally to all companies doing business there, domestic and foreign. The list of European companies brought up on anti-competiive charges is quite long, it just doesn't get quite as much international attention.

about 9 months ago
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US Judge Orders Apple To Share HTC Deal Details With Samsung

egladil Re:Apple shot themselves in the foot... (106 comments)

Yes, exactly. Which was my point, since dryriver seemed to suggest in his original post that everyone who likes Apple's products are "i-fanboys and i-fangirls".

about 2 years ago
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US Judge Orders Apple To Share HTC Deal Details With Samsung

egladil Re:Apple shot themselves in the foot... (106 comments)

I own a Samsung smartphone, tablet computer and laptop. Each product was well priced, well designed and quality built and works flawlessly so far. I've had zero issues with any of these products. So yes, I appreciate the quality Samsung brings to the market. Does that make me a fanboy? Hardly.

I own an iPhone and a MacBook. Both products was well priced, well designed and quality built and works flawlessly so far. I've had zero issues with any of these products. So yes, I appreciate the quality Apple brings to the market. Does that make me a fanboy?

about 2 years ago
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Space Vs. Poverty Debate In India

egladil Re:The Oregon Trail! (315 comments)

The "gravity of the earth" at the surface of the moon is much less than the gravity of mars at the surface of mars.

Remember, gravitational pull is proportional to the inverse square of the distance between the objects:

F=G*(m1+m2) / r^2

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot - Careers In Computer Science That Keep You Physically Active?

egladil Re:Teaching (220 comments)

thought...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot - Careers In Computer Science That Keep You Physically Active?

egladil Teaching (220 comments)

If you enjoy working with other people and don't have a problem explaining the same thing over and over again (hopefully not to the same person), then teaching at college/university is great. I easily spend 6h per day walking back and forth between students in the computer labs. And unlike tech support and similar, the questions you tend to get are actually intelligent and well though out :)

more than 2 years ago
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Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...

egladil Christopher Polhem (542 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polhem

Among other things, he built an automated factory during the 17th century. Long before electricity, and even before steam engines were in common use.

more than 2 years ago
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World's Subways Share Common Mathematical Structure

egladil Re:I use the Glasgow Subway you insensitive clod (159 comments)

So the Glasgow subway is missing the branches, and the Stockholm subway is missing the ring? Then we'll just have to colocate them. Problem solved! :)

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Gives In, Drops iPad '4G' Tag To Avoid Lawsuits

egladil Re:Did you read the story? (197 comments)

I take it the 20-25 mbps is down speed? What about up speed?

As a comparison, my carriers 3G network here in Sweden gives you 32/4.6 mbps (up/down) according to their claims. I haven't tried it, but I'd guess the actual down speed wouldn't be lower than 25 mbps or they'd be getting a lot of trouble from the regulating authority.

As for their 4G networks, their first and currently only plan is listed as 64/9 mbps.

more than 2 years ago
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Poo-Powered Rickshaw Unveiled At the Denver Zoo

egladil Re:Gasified Pellet? (52 comments)

The idea is probably that it's carbon neutral since the carbon dioxide released comes from plants which absorbed it from the atmosphere.

It's new enhanced carbon cycle of life. Plants absorb CO2, monkeys eat plants, poo is flung at rickshaw, rickshaw turns poo into CO2 again.

more than 2 years ago
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When it comes to U.S. colonies on the moon ...

egladil Re:Joint operation? (583 comments)

I don't assume there has to be only one. However, I do assume that creating a colony up there is a rather expensive exercise. So I think that each country creating one of their own would be a huge waste of money.

more than 2 years ago
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When it comes to U.S. colonies on the moon ...

egladil Joint operation? (583 comments)

Wouldn't it be better with a international joint operation to create a colony on the moon instead of just a colony belonging to the USA? I'm all in favour of a moon base, but I don't think it should be owned by any one country.

more than 2 years ago
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Supercomputer Cools Off Using Groundwater

egladil Re:What happens after though (62 comments)

The water is in a closed loop. They pump it down into the ground to cool the water, and then back up again to cool the computers. Then it just goes down into the ground again (and again).

more than 2 years ago
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Massive Rare Earth Deposit Found In Australia

egladil Re:Trivial usage (149 comments)

Actually, I think he just multiplied $5000/kg with 5000 kg (5t) to get (exactly) $25 million.

about 3 years ago
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CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

egladil Re:linear algebra (583 comments)

Sounds like your studying an engineering degree (civilingenjör) :) The reason for the physics and other "unrelated" courses in almost all MSc level engineering degrees in Sweden is to provide breadth. You are supposed to know a little about everything along with your main subject and be able to tie it all together. I suspect (or at least hope) it's the same in other countries. Another point is to learn to be a good learner. When you get out of uni and start working you will most likely not work with the exact thing you studied. You will be expected to learn new things and build on what you've already know.

more than 3 years ago

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EU parliament supports suspending US data sharing

egladil egladil writes  |  about a year ago

egladil (1640419) writes "As seen previously here on slashdot the European Parliament was to vote on 'whether existing data sharing agreements between the two continents should be suspended, following allegations that U.S. intelligence spied on EU citizens.' With the votes now having been cast, the result is 483 in favor of the resolution and 98 against, while 65 abstained.
The resolution in question in part called for the USA 'to suspend and review any laws and surveillance programs that "violate the fundamental right of EU citizens to privacy and data protection," as well as Europe's "sovereignty and jurisdiction."', in part decided that the EU should investigate the surveillance of EU citizens, and finally gave backing to the European Commision in case they should decide to suspend the data sharing deals currently in place with the USA, such as the Passenger Name Record (PNR) and Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) agreements.
The question now is whether the EU commision will go through with suspending these deals or not."

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