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Ask Slashdot: How Have You Handled Illegal Interview Topics?

msuarezalvarez Re:Maybe you need a longer time sample (714 comments)

Yes because a typo and complete ignorance of ---at the very least--- the education systems in a good half of the world are the same thing...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Have You Handled Illegal Interview Topics?

msuarezalvarez Re:Maybe you need a longer time sample (714 comments)

In a context comapring countries, the ignorance displayed by this comment is pretty amazing.

more than 2 years ago
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Nanocoating Waterproofs Any Gadget

msuarezalvarez Re:speak for yourselves.... (314 comments)

Hmm, so you are the guy that uses the capslock key for something?!

more than 2 years ago
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Teachers Resist High-tech Push In Idaho Schools

msuarezalvarez Re:Tech in schools is such a waste (311 comments)

> I always hated the "show your work" because I could usually do it in my head a lot faster so I never bothered.

The thing is, for most purposes "I did in in my head" turns a solution into uselessness. Solutions to problems are things that you can communicate with others. There is almost as much value in *how* you got to a solution as in the solution itself, because a good *how* actually adds value. No one builds a 100 floor building after an engineer computed something in his head.

Most of what you learn is not useful in itself, but as a way to teach you how to "show your work". The showing of your work is what really counts.

The standard argument I get from [university] students when I fail them for not making their reasoning explicit is that because the problem was easy, it was pointless. The underlying idea is that they can simply skip the communicative part of solving something easy, and magically when they are confronted with the problem of communicating something difficult they'll somehow manage.

Hating-the-"show-your-work" is simply something you have to get over.

more than 2 years ago
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Teachers Resist High-tech Push In Idaho Schools

msuarezalvarez Re:Simple solution (311 comments)

Textbook are revised for all sort of reasons. Most of them, quite independent of methodology and what not. Permuting the exercises counts as a 'revision'...

more than 2 years ago
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RMS Cancels Lectures In Israel

msuarezalvarez Re:makes sense (609 comments)

Huh? As a mathematician who travels quite frequently I have never ever had any issues with that. I would simply stop going to a place where people have such problems!

more than 3 years ago
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Professor Questions Sink-Or-Swim Intro To CS Courses

msuarezalvarez Re:WHy are you majoring in CS... (606 comments)

SO you are saying that you took CS when you should have taken Software Engineering? Well, everyone makes mistakes.

more than 3 years ago
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Proposal For Gnome To Become Linux-Only

msuarezalvarez Re:Gnome developers and mental disorder (292 comments)

Gnome2 should be forked and development continued by people with functioning brains.

Well, then: do it.

The ones currently developing are quite free to do the same: exactly what they want.

more than 3 years ago
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5 Out of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study

msuarezalvarez Re:Them new DE's, man (468 comments)

No, they realized (a long time ago) that writing a desktop targeted at people that do care to personalize their desktops in the sense you have in mind is a pointless exercise: they are far too few in the big picture and way too uninteresting.

more than 3 years ago
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Red Hat Uncloaks 'Java Killer': the Ceylon Project

msuarezalvarez Re:Sounds like a more verbose C# (623 comments)

Closures has been available in good languages since essentially the egining of time. That it is now a "modern" feature only reflecs the fact that languages mostly suck...

more than 3 years ago
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Could You Pass Harvard's Entrance Exam From 1869?

msuarezalvarez Re:hmm... (741 comments)

Best slashdot comeback in a few years...

more than 3 years ago
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Gtk 3.2 Will Let You Run Applications In a Browser

msuarezalvarez Re:And we reinvent X (184 comments)

You seem to think this is some kind of X server implemented in the browser. It is not. You *could* read up a bit on what it is before evaluating the technology... What you wrote only shows you have no idea what this is, really.

more than 3 years ago
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Gtk 3.2 Will Let You Run Applications In a Browser

msuarezalvarez Re:And we reinvent X (184 comments)

By posting that you have only proved that you simply have no idea how this works, or even what the architecture is.

more than 3 years ago
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Has GNOME Rejected Canonical Help? Shuttleworth Responds

msuarezalvarez Re:I'll just watch from my rooted Arch box (181 comments)

Or, you know, like someone who expects his software packages to be signed...

(And before you say anything, I don't think I have even been closed to an Arch package much less used the thing)

more than 3 years ago
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Has GNOME Rejected Canonical Help? Shuttleworth Responds

msuarezalvarez Re:meanwhile... (181 comments)

But choice does not mean that every piece of software has to provide you with every choice!

Gnome has decided where it wants to go. You may not like it, and you may surely choose to use something else which is moving in a direction you prefer. But Gnome is under absolutely no obligation to provide choices which go against what it thinks it should provide.

If you think the GPL is somehow related to all desktops environments providing all possible interaction option, you are seriously mistaken.

more than 3 years ago

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