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Top 10 reasons you should leave Facebook May 6, 2010

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A wonderful, wonderful article over here explaining all the important reasons why you should leave Facebook. Highly recommended, as is also this video linked from the article. Enjoy.

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Pixels April 8, 2010

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Great video, worth watching!

The “moving to Linux” experience February 23, 2010

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A colleague suggested that, when it happens, it would be like this. I hope not.

Geek tatoo January 18, 2010

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head & body

Everything is OK January 17, 2010

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I really enjoyed this so much!

(via chstath)

16-bin histogram January 7, 2010

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Try using Google Images to search for “16-bin histogram“, and see the results from page 2 and on. I’d really like to understand why this doesn’t happen for 4-bin, 8-bin, or whatever other number of bins in a histogram! Also interesting to notice that not too many histograms appear on the first page of this query 🙂

Hateful reviewers October 25, 2009

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Sometimes, you submit a paper to a conference, and you know the chances are somewhat slim based on usual acceptance rates. So you are familiarized with the idea that your paper will be rejected, but don’t quite expect what happens then. You get your 4 reviews, and one reviewer is very happy with your paper. You get a 9/10 overall. Then the other two are posing some reasonable questions, but still they both give you a 7/10 overall. And then, then comes one who basically provides all kinds of completely useless, stupid, unjustified, plain wrong comments, and gives you a 2/10 — even on paper organization, that the others all marked with an almost perfect grade. Now I have a few ways to interpret this behavior, none of which can be elaborated without becoming too explicit. I mean, this just shows hate. If it wasn’t a blind review, I would seriously think it was personal. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had papers rejected before, and I’m perfectly ok with that, when it comes with justified comments and useful advice. But when it happens without those, it’s just bothering me.

I hate hateful reviewers, and some times, I just hate my luck (or lack of luck, thereof).

Ali G August 1, 2009

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If Borat was so 2006, I can imagine what Brüno would think of Ali G. Nevertheless, tonight I got completely fixated on Ali G videos on UTube. I was just redirected to one of them, and then I found myself watching them one after the other. I have to say, he’s so damn good that I actually felt embarrassed while watching them. My favourites are the “drugs” one, and also the “dangerous weapons”:

Kritharaki May 4, 2009

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A post mostly for fellow Greeks. It turns out, kritharaki is a Greek speciality. I had no idea.

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0.002 March 20, 2009

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If you saw today’s XKCD comic, perhaps you also read the mouse-over hint: “And 0.002 dollars will NEVER equal 0.002 cents.” I was surprised that I still remember it, but anyhow, this refers to a Verizon horror story. The amazing audio from that story is here.