Reader's Corner for November 2010

November 30, 2010

Website's finally up.
[Alice] [Bob]

November 27, 2010

A Spanish politician says the FBI used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look.


Instructions: Please complete each part of each question and discuss with the employee during the performance review meeting.

Nice parody...

Top Hat Monocle offers a platform for interactive learning in the classroom

On what's wrong with higher education.

I totally agree.
For all the CS folks...
(and guys, do read before commenting)

November 23, 2010

Starting November 20th, seven UW coders will enter an office stocked with food, energy drinks, and beanbag chairs, to try and write an app a day for seven days. This is going to be fun.

LUMS need something like this!
CS majors really need to get their act together.

November 22, 2010

How to Catch a Cheater

This is epic.

Hi,its an awesome tutorial. In India managerial is ****** up.. Everyone wants to delegate the working responsiblity to so called "DEVELOPER", but at the time of recognition it is the ***** up Manager, who receives the award. and in bad times,manager puts the Developer in the Front, "he has done the

Sometimes I hate the traditional asian mindset.

November 19, 2010


November 16, 2010

A very nice article on how education should be.

November 15, 2010

As of today, Amazon EC2 is providing what they call "Cluster GPU Instances": An instance in the Amazon cloud that provides you with the power of two NVIDIA Tesla “Fermi” M2050 GPUs. The exact specifications look like this:

Re: my post earlier.

Spending 4-5$ to crack someone's password. Not too bad if you really need it.

If you have a mid-range or high-end video card in your desktop PC, it probably contains a specialized processor called a GPU or Graphics Processing Unit. The instruction set and memory architecture of a GPU are designed to handle the...

The nerd within is drooling.

1 TFLOP, available at only $2.10/hr

November 14, 2010

Rosa Parks would be proud. The time has come for all good men and women to come to the aid of the party of individual liberty. I am proud of you. When and if I ever am forced to subject myself to this tyranny of bureaucratic klepto- sociopaths I am going to dress in little more than a speedo and tho

Very interesting.
I'd like to post a few comments on this here, but can't for obvious reasons.

November 12, 2010

Worries that efforts in the U.S. to limit enrollment of Asian students in top universities may migrate to Canada

Beware the Asian invasion

November 8, 2010

Oops, I guess that’s a slight misquote of the famous mountain climber, George Mallory. But how else to introduce Rick Cavallaro, who invented an unproblem and then solved it—to the consternation of many an internet flamer—and opened up new possibilities in wind energy extraction, all while proving t

[Eve] [Alice] [Bob]

November 4, 2010

The following list is, on one hand, an account of my own personal experience with python. On the other hand, because that experience has been so positive, it is an unabashed attempt to pursuade the machine learning community to use python.

Need I say more?

November 3, 2010

Oracle has hiked up the price of MySQL, killing low-priced support options and more than doubling what it charges for the commercial versions of the database.

Oracle shows its true colours.

November 2, 2010

On the flight from Delhi to Washington D.C., I spent a good two hours staring at the customs form that I was required to fill out. I had completed every

Interesting read...