Working on that now!
I'll add "paste results to Facebook" and "click here to pay monthly fees" buttons.
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I see your Player and raise you Leslie, Kelly & John Ford Coley's "Come Back to Me":
Do you think of me. Do you feel the cold? Or is somebody keeping you warm. Like I used to do?
I wish that you knew that I want you back here in my arms.
And if this foolishness ends... Do you think you could love me again?
I work in the CS department of a university in a large, coffee-and-samba oriented country that shall remain unnamed.
Some of the grad students used to have a large metal cabinet as a divisor in their shared office. Besides being festooned with stickers and year-old notes nobody had they keys for it -- they just assumed it was a convenient piece of metal used to hid their screens from others' views.
When we changed offices we had to move it, and nobody claimed ownership. Being curious and irresponsible, I decided to apply the adequate amount of force to open the doors. Inside there were a bunch of SCSI cables and terminators, 8mm tape drives for a backup driver, a huge box of SIMMs (total amount of memory: < 2gb), random pieces of SUN gear, lots of ZIP disks and drives and a box of 8-inch floppy disks.
Shame on me, I kept it all. The 8-inch floppy disks are a funny conversation starter (hey, babe, want to see my 8-incher) and also a embarrassing conversation stopper (either "huh...." or "how old are you again?")
The real bad guys are those who design complex forms with the buttons "Submit" and "Cancel" very close to each other. Click "Cancel" by mistake and then you have to enter everything again.
Won't somebody think about the children and the fat-fingered users such as myself?
I guess most of the professors and researchers ("the noble calling") are not really concerned about what the industry actually needs.
There are plenty of blogs, videos, tutorials, relentlessly advertised conferences that seems to happen all the time (cough cough) that will teach "just what the industry needs", with different levels of abstraction/details/dumbing down/uselessness caused by choosing a single language or platform which API already changed in two months. Pick one, or several. And let academia do what academia ought to be doing: expanding the frontiers.
Utter brilliant; I'll definitely be ripping off your comment and will randomly throwing it into polite conversation.
Nice sermon, Reverend, but 'using the cloud' is nothing more than putting your balls in someone else's vice and hoping they know which way to twist the handle.
Same here -- used Sudoku to learn how to use a constraint programming library. Also used neural networks to classify images and time series. Can't see the advantage in using neural networks to solve Sudokus unless the purpose is to brag about "using neural networks to solve Sudokus".
I also seem to recall that either a Sudoku is solvable with 100% "accuracy" or it has more than one solution. It is possible to devise Sudokus that have only one solution and as few clues as possible (17: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/426554/mathematicians-solve-minimum-sudoku-problem/)
Harry Potter? Just buy it and create a mix fantasy+magic+fake reality TV show. Just retcon the hell out of it to make the characters more relatable to certain audiences.
Ron: Snape is such a bastard!
Hermione: I totally saw him spitting in your potions.
(camera shows Harry scratching his back with his wand)
So you need a web server with some backup strategy, a couple of high level editors, and someone to liaise with the peer reviewers.
You don't really need all this. Publish or perish allowed all this to happen, and I don't see a fix.
You're lucky. For some reason I've "watched" hundred times the same two ads.
I wonder if the criminals that does this kind of "watch this video to get to the next level" ad had ever watched them. Even if the ad worked on the first time and I rushed to buy the "product", seeing the same damn video afterwards for forty times in a row is sort of annoying.
I have one 4T My Cloud. You can disable Internet access to it, and use it as a NAS.
Performance sucks hairy camel balls, though. Once they had a firmware update that required access to it from a local network, at that time I was on the other side of the world and didn't return for weeks.
WD people were "aware of some issues" and "trying to solve them", but I lost interest. Won't buy this one.
... but never had the chance to read his work*. Is there a suggested reading order?
*Before any of you scream "Burn the heathen!!!1!": I am not a native speaker, and the selection of translated fiction books available when I was young was meager. Now I can read those in English, and my teen kids already enjoy books from Gaiman, we would like to see what we've missed all those years.
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