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Comment Re:It is a start (Score 1) 233 233

It's not only that. When adjusted to population size, India does very poorly, worse than China, Korea & Co. but also much worse that Russia and Romania.

As a former participant (from a small country, so it was easier to get in), I should note that IMO problems are not a good representation of general education in a country. They are very specific, wildly different from both high school and university mathematics. So success on the IMO is much more dependent on the individual's and the country's level of preparation for the specific event. IPhO, for example, is much more similar to the physics we learn at school, except the problems are more difficult.

Comment Split (Score 2) 452 452

You say you're not a great fan, but from my experience split keyboards really do wonders for your wrists. You don't have to bend your hands outwards for typing, just holding them naturally over the keyboard is perfect. I have a MS Natural Ergonomic 4000, simply because it's the cheapest split keyboard. You may want to buy a more expensive one, such as one of those that really detach into two separate parts, but the MS thing is already great.

Comment Re:Eclipse, Xcode or any IDE (Score 1) 233 233

I haven't used the others much, but here I must recommend KDevelop for its code browsing capabilities. I have worked on several big C++ projects (mostly small changes, not full-on refactoring), and it really helps you get into the code quickly. It doesn't have much in the way of refactoring tools that I would know of, but it's _great_ for looking at code.

Comment That doesn't sound bad (Score 1) 430 430

So, if I get this right, 80% of the US Americans have at least 25MB/s download. This is not really that bad, I have a fiber connection but only subscribe to 20/20 (for 30eur/month) because it's good enough for pretty much anything. From the complaints I hear on Slashot I thought only Google offered more than something like 5MB/s.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)