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Comment: Re:We have the same... (Score 1) 689

by perles (#42753113) Attached to: Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
Are you sure that they don't pay anything for the diploma? I know that where there are free public universities you must be citizen of that country to be able to get free education. Here in US there is no free education, so everyone who can pay are welcome. BTW, your country is not killed.

Comment: ROOT (Score 1) 254

by perles (#42302601) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box?
There are great options above but ROOT is the one I use very often, http://root.cern.ch/ . It has all that I need to plot, fit, histogram, etc. It is interactive and you code in C++. Yes it has an C++ interpreter so your code can be interpreted as well as compiled. It also has python and ruby bindings.

Comment: Re:ATI Or Intel (Score 1) 260

by perles (#42239037) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Laptop With Decent Linux Graphics Support?
Take Intel. I own an old (5+ years) ATI laptop and not happy with it. After ATI dropped its proprietary driver I had to move on and get the open source, which really sucks. My laptop has and ATI r400 series (X1200). Basically, the last 3 years of open source code support sucks. Sloooow 3D! Sure it works fine to play videos. At work I have a Lenovo Intel laptop of about the same age and its 2D/3D graphics are way better than the ATI with open source supported by the manufacturer.

Comment: signed UEFI makes difficult to install Linux (Score 1) 269

by perles (#42143925) Attached to: NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish
I was planing to purchase a laptop to replace my old one with more than 5 years. But since I use only Linux the UEFI, a crapy BIOS replacement, comes with a digital signature that forbids the installation of any other OS that is not signed I decided to postpone indeffinetly till things are sorted out in favor of FOSS community.
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+ - Sandia Lab celebrates original "Mr. Clean" the clean room inventor-> 1

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coondoggie writes "Sandia National Laboratories physicist Willis Whitfield, 92, passed away earlier this month and left a technological legacy that continues to reverberate today: The legendary clean room.

The original laminar-flow 10 x 6 clean room developed 50 years ago by Whitfield was more than 1,000 times cleaner than any cleanrooms used at the time and ultimately revolutionized microelectronics, healthcare and manufacturing development. According to Sandia, with slight modifications, it is still the clean room standard today."

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