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Comment Get it (Score 1) 834

" Is a masters in computer engineering better than two years of experience at a company?"

No, but you should get a masters degree anyway since it'll make it much easier to get your first job and it's actually "proof" of knowledge much more so than work experience. That said, you'll probably learn a whole lot more during your first two years working than the entire time studying.

Comment For continuos integration servers! (Score 2, Interesting) 118

I am seriously considering to hook up one of these USB Missile Launchers to our continuos integration server at work. When someone checks in code that doesn't compile or breaks tests the launcher targets the offending developer (using pre-determined login aiming mapping) and fires a couple of rounds at him. That'll certainly increase code quality!

Comment Not blocked yet (Score 1) 319

I just tried and American iTunes Store is still not blocked in Europe at least. I somehow fail to see that I'm doing something criminal when I buy music and shows from American iTunes using "gift cards", instead of pirating the goods from a torrent site, which would have been the only viable alternative.

Comment Re:Normal People? (Score 1) 1019

"Almost everybody out there, including the true geeks, runs Windows at work because they have to."

I think this is about to change, if it hasn't already. At my two recent jobs (software engineering/programming) it was fine to use Linux. Perhaps not encouraged, but perfectly fine if you could manage it. At my new job I'll get a MacBook Pro (with OS X obviously) when I start there.

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Submission + - iPhone unlocked for use on European carriers->

fdmendez writes: "Thanks to a Macedonian hacker and the iPhone hacking team at Hackint0sh, the Apple iPhone is now usable on the other side of the pond. All you need to unlock the iPhone for use with a European carrier is a SIM reader/writer, V1Comp SIM card, and a SilverCard smart card.

You'll need to download some software and go through a relatively lengthy modification process that'll probably void your warranty, but you don't have to crack open the phone. It's all software and SIM card related. The tutorial has been copied..."

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Journal Journal: Unix professional in a Windows World

I feel kinda isolated here. Everytwhere around me people are using Windows, and to speak the truth so am I, eventhough I'm protected by a layer of Cygwin. Everyone seems to understand that Unix is something really really great and powerful and they seem impressed and awed by my skill at it. We might be migrating one important server sooner or later. We're already only using open source servers like apache and mysql. It's me and one other guy that are unix fans. Or, actually, we're both Apple

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