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How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

jadedoto Binders, acid free pages! (680 comments)

I keep them in meticulously indexed binders, organized by year. All film and contact sheets are archival processed and stored in archival sleeves.

more than 3 years ago

Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

jadedoto Self Motivation is key to college (804 comments)

One of my professors, who happens to be among the top engineering faculty we have said something interesting when I was talking with him in office hours... He used to measure his performance by the grades his students got, then realized that if the student is motivated, they'll learn and come to class and pay attention. If they don't want to pay attention, then they're not self-motivated enough to make it anyway. If they fail, that's because they didn't take full advantage of the class. Let it be said he teaches upper-division courses, and really, if you make it that far you should be motivated enough to pay attention in class instead of facebooking anyway.

more than 3 years ago

Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

jadedoto Re:Patch on its way... (488 comments)

Me too. Let's see Microsoft get a patch out that fast. ;)

more than 3 years ago

Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

jadedoto Re:older developers... (742 comments)

I'd have to disagree. At least at my University, there's a very hard emphasis on things like basic data structures, classic computing algorithms and the hardware-software connection. Perhaps that's just because I'm studying for a computer engineering degree rather than just CS, but many of the classes even on the 200-level have at least half the course dedicated to classical CS stuff. You can't get past your third semester in CS without knowing how to effectively write and manipulate classes, BSTs, manual memory management. In sophomore year, we do microcomputer organization and you can't get past without being able to write at least rudimentary assembly.

more than 4 years ago

Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

jadedoto Re:bad attitudes (742 comments)

The life of software is very much in its documentation and how the future programmers who touch it will use it. If millions of people are "harassing" the programmer, maybe that speaks volumes about their code. Good code is self-documenting, and where necessary, accompanied by verbose commenting. An superbly fast algorithm is near useless to anyone but the original coder if it is so obfuscated and ill-documented that nobody else can understand it.

more than 4 years ago

Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers

jadedoto Re:What about the barrier to entry? (742 comments)

This is the reason I don't contribute. It's like suddenly being handed the US economy and saying "fix it!"

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu 9.10 Officially Released

jadedoto Re:Ubuntu Bleeding Edge Features Ready for Prime T (744 comments)

If the user is trying out Linux and doesn't want to worry about losing settings and data with different distributions? Also, the partitioning would be invisible to the user unless they are fiddling with things, and if they then discover they needed separate partitions, it's easier to have it done already than backing up data and wasting time...

more than 4 years ago

Suitable Naming Conventions For Workstations?

jadedoto Re:Easy... (688 comments)

Unfortunately, the old public school system I went to did just that. not kidding. school-name-classroom-IP. for every computer.

more than 4 years ago

15-Year-Old Invents Algae-Powered Energy System

jadedoto Re:Yawn... (230 comments)

âoeDiscovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thoughtâ. --Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

about 5 years ago

Kodak Kills Kodachrome

jadedoto Re:Take Kodachrome if you must ... (399 comments)

Fuji brought it back (because of a massive uproar) after changing the formula a little bit. I personally don't like the tones in the new film as much. :\

more than 5 years ago

NASA To Trigger Massive Explosion On the Moon In Search of Ice

jadedoto Reminds me of a crappy film... (376 comments)

Oh yea, remember that 2002 or whatever make of The Time Machine? With the fragmented moon? Lets just hope this time it doesn't come crashing down on Earth.

more than 5 years ago

Is ext4 Stable For Production Systems?

jadedoto Re:Fine since Jaunty Beta (289 comments)

I seem to notice a slight difference-between-DSL-and-cable difference.

more than 5 years ago

Pulsar Signals Could Provide Galactic GPS

jadedoto Re:remember the millennium bug (146 comments)

We'll use 4096-bit integers. 4096 ought to be enough for anyone!

more than 5 years ago

Pulsar Signals Could Provide Galactic GPS

jadedoto Directional GRB (146 comments)

Aren't pulsars directional? How would you see the pulsar if it isn't currently flashing in your direction... They have set orbits and would have a plane where they will be invisible. Not that we'll ever get that far as humans, but it does seem like a major show-stopper.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 RC Released

jadedoto Re:Gotta upgrade to 8.10 first (239 comments)

Ubuntu is linux-based, not Windows. We're not used to rebooting all the time.

more than 5 years ago

Zombie Macs Launch DoS Attack

jadedoto Re:Silly Users (757 comments)

Winnerz d0n't do w4rez.

more than 5 years ago

EFF Says Obama Warrantless Wiretap Defense Is Worse than Bush

jadedoto Change doesn't happen overnight. (904 comments)

Seriously, for real change in policy, give the man a few months in offic-- oh.

more than 5 years ago



Saudi Arabian Ban on Pets

jadedoto jadedoto writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jadedoto (1242580) writes "For those lonely geeks who walk your dog in parks, beware of traveling to Riyadh where the Saudi government has banned such acts. All this following a failed attempt to ban cellphones in 2004:

Violators found outside with their pets will have their beloved poodles and other furry companions confiscated by agents of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the official name of the religious police, tasked with enforcing Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic code. The commission's general manager, Othman al-Othman, said the ban was ordered because of what he called "the rising of phenomenon of men using cats and dogs to make passes at women and pester families" as well as "violating proper behavior in public squares and malls."


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