An LCD privacy filter works wonders. That and my boss is short and can't really peek at my monitors without a ladder
I assume anything at work is recorded/stored and can be retrieved on request. This is problematic if you have asshole coworkers and/or bosses. Better not to leave any trace. Anything I access at work is on a personal laptop tethered to my cell, or failing which, an SSH tunnel back home.
I worked in EDA/physical design and use Perl on the job everyday, with a smattering of Tcl and SCALA on the side.
C2 45nm -> Nehalem (+10%) -> SandyBridge (+10%) -> IvyBridge (+3%) -> Haswell (+10%)
Thanks Intel for shafting your early adopters and denying that there is a problem with the IHS assembly process for IvyBridge and Haswell. The TIM that they used is actually quite good, it's just the spacing inconsistency between the die and IHS during manufacturing that is the issue.
You know what they say, hard work only begets more hard work
I'd rather (and did) spend money on genuinely good stuff like MrSpeakers Mad Dogs and Sennheiser Momentums (over ears). For $50, a timeless favorite is still the Koss KSC-75 and PortaPro.
You're right. I'm actually being paid MORE than locals.
Data doesn't have to be expensive. I bought a retail Galaxy S3 in Asia (so 2GB RAM + quad core, unlike the crappy US version) and am on AT&T's $35 GoPhone plan with 500 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data.
That's why people look at me like I'm weird for not liking chess / Sudoku / etc. I've spent enough of my day puzzle-solving already (Scala, Perl, Tcl), thanks very much.
Actually, launching on ice _with_ traction control sucks.
I actually get paid a little more than my domestic counterparts, and had my pick of employment upon graduation.
As a PhD EE currently on a H1-B, fuck you.
Felt much the same throughout my sojourn as a doctoral candidate in Electrical Engineering.