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  1. Thread: Merry Xmas!

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    Merry XMAS!

    Merry XMAS!
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    Hi! I got a BSEE and MSEE, and then decided...

    Hi!

    I got a BSEE and MSEE, and then decided that engineering straight up was not for me so I got into computational linguistics at the doctorate level. You can _always_ change fields and your...
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    interviewing tips

    Hey folks,

    I'm interviewing at google next week. This is the first phone interview, with some live coding. Has anyone ever interviewed with a big tech company (MS/Google/FB/Amazon)? Have any...
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    Are you in an undergraduate program or is this a...

    Are you in an undergraduate program or is this a second year paper for a grad program?

    If it is for a grad program you're going to want to take something which you're most interested in,...
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    strategy for a first job-job

    Before I get to the meat of this post, I wanted to say _thank you_ to the community here. I wouldn't be asking you folks this question if you didn't support me when I first joined this forum 11...
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    Oh man! Conway's game of life! That's an...

    Oh man! Conway's game of life! That's an excellent suggestion. I used to do that when I was learning programming, and it was super fun! Ok I'll add that to the list, and it's easy and covers...
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    Hm, old maid or any other games of incomplete...

    Hm, old maid or any other games of incomplete information that deal with cards would be difficult to verify and evaluate unless they also wrote a bunch of excess code. That is an interesting...
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    ideas for a final project

    Hi folks,

    I teach an introductory C programming course quarterly and I was interested in ideas for a final project. Next quarter I'm going to have about 22 students. This past quarter I had 4,...
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    Well thanks for the input folks! Yes I might...

    Well thanks for the input folks! Yes I might hold off for a bit at least. So far as the SSD, yes I agree with the general consensus that that was one of the best upgrades I've ever made, and I...
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    The work I do is computational linguistics. I...

    The work I do is computational linguistics. I used to use Windows and then switched to Linux (Ubuntu) on my laptop first, then on my desktop too, and I haven't looked back. My impression is that it...
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    advice on cpu upgrade

    Hello all,

    It's been a while since I've posted but I had a question! It's about that time again, time to upgrade my cpu/motherboard/ram setup. Currently I'm running a phenom II x6 @ 3.2 with...
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    raid with ssds

    Happy Holidays everyone...

    It's that time of year again, time to spoil others and myself with technology. Think pop would love an SSD drive, and I was thinking of getting a few myself.

    I have...
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    I suppose I could have called them beforehand,...

    I suppose I could have called them beforehand, yes. I had never ran into this problem with the three other laptops I have owned previously. Ironically, one was a toshiba, too.
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    So... I tried three different sets of 8gb ram. ...

    So... I tried three different sets of 8gb ram. The one I purchased from newegg, a 1066 2x4gb set from Corsair, and a 2x4gb set from Patriot.

    All did not work. So I called Toshiba and apparently...
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    Annoying... well, I ended up giving the ram to my...

    Annoying... well, I ended up giving the ram to my brother instead of RMA-ing it and losing 15 points on the dollar, screw that.

    Does anyone have a suggestion as to which 2x4gb kit would work? My...
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    Oh drat... but if I bought 8gb of pc8500, that...

    Oh drat... but if I bought 8gb of pc8500, that should work? Do modules of the same pcXXXX level have different timings sometimes? The stock ones are Hynix, and don't list the timings on them.
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    PC3-8500 is 1066, not 1333.

    PC3-8500 is 1066, not 1333.
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    upgrading laptop ram

    Hi,

    My Toshiba a665 s6094 came stock with 4 gb of pc3 8500 ddr3 ram. I bought 8 gb of corsair 1333 ram, and installed it in place of the previous ram. The bios reads it correctly but I'm getting...
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    Yeah I'd have to agree with Mario on that one,...

    Yeah I'd have to agree with Mario on that one, different OSes can handle different user requests, so servers need less interaction and OSes geared towards that offer modes as such.

    Does anyone...
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    @cyberfish: yes my old research partner also used...

    @cyberfish: yes my old research partner also used to be a very hard core linux purist and used a more low-level (if thats the word?) distro, but now uses one that 'just works'.

    @Mario: I have used...
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    Maybe I should say it differently... it's just...

    Maybe I should say it differently... it's just that I'm impressed that *nix is more efficient that Windows. And I've only been using it for about two weeks, but I'm happy with the results.

    I am...
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    finally switched to ubuntu from windows...

    I finally switched to ubuntu from windows. It didn't really take that long to convince me after using it on the desktop for about 4 days.

    It is quite the efficient OS. Though I had some trouble...
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    @Mario The bug was that in my Word class I use...

    @Mario

    The bug was that in my Word class I use a static TreeMap so I can do comparisions between integer keys instead of Strings, which is much much faster. Worked like a charm in a single-thread...
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    an interesting bug...

    So, I was coding today and banging my head against the wall as usual. I have been trying to multithread my code to take advantage of multi-core processors.

    It turns out I have been leaving a lot...
  25. What I have done so far is to place a character...

    What I have done so far is to place a character in front of related source files in terms of function.

    So for example, for data processing classes which mostly contain procedures to be called, I...
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