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Comment: Re:Is there nothing else left to study? (Score 2) 138

by ianalis (#44060671) Attached to: Length of Applause Not Tied To Quality of Presentation

“The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.”
  Henri Poincare

Comment: Re:Network meltdown due to hub cross-connects (Score 4, Interesting) 305

by ianalis (#33256718) Attached to: Stupid Data Center Tricks

According to CCNA Sem 1, a hub is a multiport repeater that operates in layer 1. A switch is a multiport bridge that operates in layer 2. I thought these definitions are universally accepted and used, until I used non-Cisco devices. I now have to refer to L2 and L3 switches even if CCNA taught me that these are switches and routers, respectively.

Comment: I did! (Score 1) 142

by ianalis (#33095850) Attached to: Who Is Downloading the Torrented Facebook Files?

As a researcher, it will make my life easier in case I move on to studying Facebook. Everything in there is publicly available.

According to the README file, the download contains the following:

The script used to generate these files (v1)
The script that will be used for the second pass (v2)
The full URLs to every profile
All names, including duplicates
All names, no duplicates
All names, no duplicates but with a count
All first names (with count)
All last names (with count)
All first initial last name (with count)
All first name last initial (with count)

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