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by hcs at 8:43 AM EST on March 31, 2006
Do you actually need all that on your hard drive at the same time? I have hundreds of GB of data burned off to DVDs...

The talk was by Dr. Yale N. Patt, and was very interesting. It was about the future of microprocessors. I recorded the talk with my iPod, I'll be uploading it to my school account in case anyone is interested in hearing a computer design veteran talk about the current state of the art and where he thinks we should go from here.

Dr. Patt on quantum computing:
"I'm not suggesting that we should not do quantum computing, but it's not exactly mainstream. And it may be that I'm just too stupid to understand it, but I've got a bit, and it's a zero when I want it to be a zero and it's a one when I want it to be a one and when I open it and look at it I can't see it because the cat died."

Here we are, entirely unedited and of uneven volume:
Yale Patt - The Future of Microprocessors - Rutgers 2006-03-31.mp3 (32MB MP3)

edited 8:09 PM EST March 31, 2006
by unknownfile at 11:33 AM EST on March 31, 2006
Do you actually need all that on your hard drive at the same time? I have hundreds of GB of data burned off to DVDs...

Hard drives don't get scratched as easily and it's easier to access straight off the hard disk.

and fucking hell, I had to log out and log in AGAIN.
by hcs at 2:34 PM EST on March 31, 2006
but when a hard drive fails you loose 250 GB or so, a scratch on a DVD can often be recovered by error correction, at worst you loose a file or two.
by unknownfile at 3:46 PM EST on March 31, 2006
O s, vittrmy;u fpomh yjsy@
by hcs at 11:49 PM EST on April 1, 2006
Fixed a bug in my professor's code... we're supposed to be writing a frontend for a database we're only given the Java binaries for. It wasn't working right, so I disassembled it, found the problem, rebuilt it, and moved on. This means several things:
1) He never tested his code (it would have been immediately obvious had be done the most cursory of tests)

or

2) He's testing his students... (not sure if I should give him that much credit)

but in any case

3) no one else must have worked on the program in the week it's been assigned, or this would have come up in class
by Josh W at 1:02 AM EST on April 2, 2006
heh, yeah - he screwed up. Testing...yeah thats it, he expects you to disassemble his binaries.

On another note the default zonealarm configuration assumes your not running a private network, and thus blocks the ports required for pinging and file sharing.

Yay, ive got 3 assignments due next week, so i'd better start some of them now. C, Java and Database.

by hcs at 6:20 AM EDT on April 2, 2006
gaaah, sooooo many bugs.
I hope one of the TAs wrote this part of the code, I'd hate to think I'm being taught by someone so careless.
by PokeParadox at 11:33 AM EDT on April 2, 2006
Hey... teachers are only human too you know... Apparently.
by unknownfile at 7:55 PM EDT on April 2, 2006
Heeeeeee's baaaaaaack....


(Mr. Text sez Densetsu no Stafy)

Too bad I can't rip this one because it's not a GBA game :(

Speaking of which, I'm going to be reripping the GBA series over the next few weeks. I think that a great game series doesn't deserve an automated rip :(

edited 11:55 PM EDT April 2, 2006
by hcs at 4:26 AM EDT on April 3, 2006
gonna have another lecture online today if it turns out to be interesting:
Frank Vastono from Merck will give a guest lecture in class on Monday, April 3. The lecture is titled "The Changing Face of IT"

Meh, wasn't too good.
This guy was largely responible for Merck offshoring it's IT workforce. Got a lot of terms like "low cost geography".

edited 12:18 PM EDT April 3, 2006

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