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Comment: Re:List the STL? Seriously? (Score 0) 471

by Splab (#47978443) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Also, it is a good opening for discussing specifics, why use one or the other, what problems have you experienced using that container etc.

And to answer OP; There can be myriads of reasons why you are not getting a job, but just reading this short introduction to who you are, I already know I'm not hiring you. You seem to think having a Ph.D entitles you - I'd rather hire someone with a solid foundation in theoretical CS, but with years of practical experience; that is someone who got a or perhaps a masters, but worked her ass off getting pratical experience. People with a Ph.D is quite often not a good fit in a work environment, you tend to have a very very good knowledge of a very specific field and in CS that is basically a death sentence - we want people who gets excited about all the new shiny, yet still have the fundamental understanding CS.

Comment: Re:What I think would be most useful (Score 1) 471

by Splab (#47885883) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

That's fine and dandy, except the equipment I'm using is Ant+; so yeah, in a few years when the fitness centers have recouped their investments and the next generation(s) of equipment is out, then perhaps BLE is the way forward.

The problem with the bluetooth version is it sucks in environments where you have a lot of people using HR devices, on top of that, it's problematic in environment where you have a lot of people who are not using the same equipment every time. Pairing bluetooth vs. ant+ is annoying and cumbersome. And then theres the ability to transmit information, ant+ support vastly more simultaneous channels compared to BLE, so I'm actually a bit confused as to why you think we are going away from it and why you think it's a good thing (other than battery)...

Comment: Re:Gender imbalance is self selected (Score 1) 579

by Splab (#47782173) Attached to: Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

If the reason women don't participate is because women are more likely to have their edits reverted when people see they are done by a feminine name

Or you know, women could find the interface horribly bad to work with and don't find the time required to learn it well spend? Personally I can't be bothered learning the markup and thus I can't be bothered contributing.

Comment: Re:can't cross chip in one clock. big deal. (Score 1) 168

by Splab (#47685301) Attached to: Processors and the Limits of Physics

Erm, well true, but same goes for light, yet we speak about the speed of light as a constant...

The point I was trying to make, obviously, Slashdot of old has gone away, so I guess you need to pencil it out in stone, was that the guy is claiming a clock cycle took ages to propagate through the systems, which tells us he has no idea, what was and is going on in a computer. Now syncing a clock across several huge monolithic machines back then was easy, because a clock cycle was happening almost at a walking pace, going to 5Ghz is a entirely different beast, as you are now dealing with the limits of physics.

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.