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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

yxyband Like dot updates (322 comments)

The more updates the crappier it gets. Must of been the Brainteasers and White board tests fault. lol

about 4 months ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

yxyband What's up with Dice Developers (139 comments)

Now all we have to do is get Dice to Open Source their stuff so we can FIX IT!

about 5 months ago
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Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked

yxyband Windows, the endless security exploit (484 comments)

I spend more time fixing that damn glass effect bar than it takes to install Xfce...and now their changing it!

more than 2 years ago
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CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

yxyband Calculus or Finite? (583 comments)

If you are designing hardware Calculus is what you need. If on the other hand you want to built good software Finite Math is what you need to know. From the software side, computers don't understand Calculus, which by the way is shorthand for complex Finite.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 RC Vs. IE9 RC: the First Duel

yxyband Re:Anyone else slightly bored of the browser wars? (176 comments)

Actually try testing the current IE and FF using a satellite connection and 512MB system (older AMD A51, just used for browsing). IE is brutal compared to FF in both resource usage and loading times. What good is a Sandbox if it takes four times as long to get something done or that minor cross platform thing. Even on a more current dare I say Vista box(4GB RAM), IE crashes much more often and is more sluggish than FF. Can't understand why I use Gentoo for servers... Brings to mind something Gates would say from time to time...Shobby software... Hopefully IE is built correctly this time...

more than 3 years ago
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Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?

yxyband Hopefully you're good at Assembly Language (578 comments)

Kidcharles: You can do it but you'll need: A) lots of experience with ASM B) Controller's Hardware Tech. Manual (you control the controller), your BIOS Tech. Manual, your OS Tech. Manual C) A debugging hardware board and/or a couple of machines to work on. D) You should at least have some experience using BIOS INT 13h calls You may be able to accomplish what you want with just the BIOS INT 13h calls (INT stands for interrupt) which allows some pretty specific disk access. Generally how raw write/reads are done. You can also expect quite a few low level formats from making mistakes. Hope that helps some

more than 4 years ago
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Getting an Independent Project Started?

yxyband I'll build it for free... (229 comments)

If you have a good idea (will do a NDA to find out what it is) I will build it for free for a percentage of the profits. Good ideas are under rated. Email me at yxy@yxyband.com if you are interested

about 6 years ago

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Outdated Interviewers

yxyband yxyband writes  |  about 4 months ago

yxyband (1362863) writes "I have been interviewing for programming positions lately and have noticed an interesting trend with a few exceptions. You either have those whom do not learn from the facts that brain teasers and coding tests in front of the interviewer have no correlation to actual job performance or you have the halfway types. Google calls the former a "waste of time". The half ways give you an assignment, say it was possibly the best code they have seen, then start asking you stupid technical questions fundamental to the construction of the code you presented (like what is Public, Protected, etc). Some of these companies oddly say they wish to compete with the Valley, really?
Anyone else experiencing such anserine experiences or am I the Goose?"
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Outdated Interviewers

yxyband yxyband writes  |  about 4 months ago

yxyband (1362863) writes "I have been interviewing for Programming positions lately and have noticed an interesting trend with a few exceptions. You either have those whom do not learn from the facts that Brain Teasers and Coding Tests in front of the Interviewer have no correlation to actual job performance or you have the halfway types. Google calls the former a "waste of time". The half ways give you an assignment, say it was possibly the best code they have seen, then start asking you stupid technical questions fundamental to the construction of the code you presented (like what is Public, Protected, etc). Some of these Companies oddly say they wish to compete with the Valley, really?

Anyone else experiencing such anserine experiences or am I the Goose?"

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