I don’t read your diary, so you don’t need access to my account.
tl;dr: f##k you.
I don’t read your diary, so you don’t need access to my account.
tl;dr: f##k you.
I am currently in my 4A term at the University of Waterloo majoring in Computer Science, I am quite shocked to see how much the University is babying the students these days. (Although, I would bet the elder generations would say the same about my year, anyhow).
Both CS135 and CS136, Designing Functional Programs and Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction respectively are first year courses designed for Computer Science majors, or for those who are highly interested in Computer Science.
As a course designed for CS majors, you would at least expect the University to get the student’s hands dirty and possibly a little hands on experience with computers. With that in mind, in my first year CS135 and CS136 was Scheme (now they call it Racket) and C. We were expected to do homework either by: go to a computer lab, SSH into the linux servers, or work on our personal machines. We were expected to submit our code solutions by either Odyssey (http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/odyssey/) which is a frontend for the `submit` command, or submitting the code with the `submit` command via SSH. Also the course content, (imo) covered more materials as well, not just that, but we were expected to write the proper code as well.
After talking to a bunch of first year students in CS, I’m shocked to see that:
As of this, I am seeing a lot of incompetencies in the students, some does not even know how to use the terminal, never mind compiling their C program with gcc.
This is quite shocking to see, especially now, when there are more competition than ever. One would expect the university to somewhat prepare the students with all the skills that they can develop in 8 months. Since how the hell would a student get a co-op job if they have no previous experience, and the University is babysitting more than ever? Also, since when did we became Laurier?
You tell me.
Rogers recently changed their cancellation policy, the tl;dr version, you pay whatever is left on the cost of your device.
Say if you go to the Rogers store and get the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, for 99 dollars, then cancels the next day, you would have to pay 450 dollars. The subsidy for the phone. And if you cancel 12 months into your contract, the cancellation fee would be (450/36)*(36-12). So you get the point. However, this plan is only effective for those who recently signed a contract for a phone, or did a HUP, since I did neither of that, I am on the old cancellation policy. I called in, and found out that if I was to cancel today, I would pay the same amount of money, 450 dollars for early cancellation fee. So why not do a HUP?
That I did, that I did.
I upgraded my Motorola Milestone to the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE phone, boy oh boy, was it a nice upgrade. It is fast, but then again, I got the Milestone the minute it came out. (It had Android 1.6 on it at first.)
The phone is almost amazing, but s##tty Rogers added a crap ton of junk apps and Samsung added useless apps as well. Sadly those apps are “System apps”, apps that you can not simply delete. These apps in questions are not needed for the operation of the phone, they are stupid apps like “urMusic” from Rogers, and “Social Hub” from Samsung, which is rather useless. Time to clean up the phone a bit.
Rooting the phone
I rooted the phone the minute I got home. Rooting the phone requires a bit of terminal knowledge.
Steps (From of xda):
Download the zergRush exploit, the su binary, and the Superuser.apk app from:
Once you acquire these binaries, fire up the terminal, go to the Android SDK, and locate the adb tool then:
Open up a terminal and execute:
Voila, the phone is now rooted.
sudo mksandwich -mode bitch >/dev/mouth
Once we root the phone we should be able to see:
The Superuser app listing applications that have root permissions.
The next step is to delete unwanted applications from the phone, head to the market place and install TitaniumBackup. This will allow us to backup the phone and remove those unwanted applications.
I removed the following “system applications” without any harm:
After this step the phone should be clean of unwanted apps.
The next step is to make the phone ad free, or relatively ad free, head to the market place and install AdFree Android. This will allow us to modify the hosts files, which in essence disallow ads being loaded.
Remember, both the TitaniumBackup and the AdFree Android app requires the phone to be rooted.
So now we have an amazing phone, without those unwanted apps, nor ads. Go nuts.
Oh, and you also should get an Otterbox for your phone, the Rogers Samsung S2 LTE version of the phone (with the 4 buttons on the bottom) is the same as the AT&T skyrocket version of the phone, so pick one of these cases up.
Things I hate about you:
You shove religion down my throat. I absolutely hate it when you force me to read Rick Warren’s book, go to church, and control me with the fact that I need to become Christian. Just for that, I am going to become a Catholic.
Religion is like a penis.
It’s fine to have one.
It’s fine to be proud of it.
But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around,
And PLEASE don’t try to shove it down my throat.
You gossip way too much, you think everyone is not perfect, and you see their bad sides, even if you claim “I try to see everyone’s good sides.” I love your choices of friends as well. You think I don’t have friends? I have more loyal friends than you do. The only reason that you think I don’t have friends is because I value the time spent with you more than my friends. Unlike you, I’m not introverted. Say hi to derpy herpy herpes ;)
Sometimes I just want to spend time with you and be with you, why must we talk 24/7? If I don’t talk and keep you entertained, you get mad. What’s wrong with sharing the time with each other while having dinner?
I’m in school trying to finish my degree as well, I have a lot on my mind, but I always try to help you though school as well, sometimes I just can’t do both, and you get upset when I need to focus on my school work. I took out my time in your first term to help you with a lot of your school work, and this is how you treat me.
You also bitch at me every time I do something nice for you, you blame me for things that I can’t control. I make sure you are not cold while taking a nap, and I get bitched for not waking you up, and taking all your time away. I sleep on the floor so that you can have all the bed when you are sick, and you claim that I don’t want to spend time with you, and that you are wasting your time at my place. You bitch at me for every little single insignificant detail.
You have terrible time management skills. No wonder you are doing poorly in all of your classes. I hope you can graduate from your classes, and graduate from University.
You are a gold digger, you get pissed off when I don’t spend my money on you, or your friends. If I don’t get you things, you get pissed off. I’m not rich, and I’m trying to pay though school as well. Oh hey, think about the times that you got mad because I wouldn’t get you useless things. You know what really pisses me off? The fact that you bitch at me to get a car. You are a f##king student, take the bus, it is free and it is convenient. You are the weakest, sheltered, and sad individual I have met. You know why? you are not independent, and you break down on everything.
I love how you think you are a princess, but I am going to laugh at you in the future. You have no idea how much relief it was for me to end this.
I miss UWACE, why? because the people who designed UWACE had a bit of brain matter in their skull.
This is UWACE:
This is Desire2Learn:
ARE YOU f##kING KIDDING ME? Since when is getting 0 marks better than getting some marks? f##k you D2L.
Thank god that it was only a 0.66% discussion, and the TA agreed to remark it for me.
I had my chance to play the first game of human vs zombie at my university last week, and this is a reflection of my experience.
The game overall was fun to play, that is, if you find a good group of people that works well together.
However there are problems to address:
Oh well, at least I had fun, and survived.
Today I received this email today from HvZ:
It has been brought to our attention — repeatedly — that human players are not wearing their armbands during game hours and in play areas because they suffer under the delusion that “Oh because I’m not wearing my armband I’m safe from zombies.”
The mods have some words for you, but they’re a bit rude, so here’s the slightly more courteous version: HvZ is a game that we hope will be enjoyed by all players, including those on the zombie team. What you are doing is deliberate cheating and breaking the don’t be a D-bag rule.
The game is balanced around people playing during the day and during the missions. We understand some people aren’t on campus during the day. Missions don’t need 100% attendance and it is expected that some fraction of people won’t come. If your idea of fun is to only play the missions and spend your day in peace, not wearing your armbands, suit yourself. Just remember that the people around you will know whether or not you were there. So if you want to win, they better know who you are.
It’s about having fun. You know who you are. If you are trying to win this way, I hope your self-esteem is boosted by your hollow victory and you can brag to all your friends about that time you went with a bunch of nerds and shot foam darts and pretended to survive a zombie apocalypse without actually encountering zombies.
– Captain Jack Harkness
Also, the corollary to that is: in the event of a real HvZ. One simply does not go to the MC/DC to do homework. Also, one simply does not win HvZ in real life, since there will be more zombies. As well as using nerf guns, are you kidding me? Derpy human with non-semi automatic arms…
If the HvZ game was real, the fat mod will be killed in the first day.
While in class today I saw someone with the Eee Pad Transformer with the keyboard dock, the only thing I can think of is: “Not sure if stupid or…” The user interaction is rather stupid, since to operate the “mouse” the user was touching the screen.
Press screen, screen wobbles a bit, press screen, screen wobbles a bit, press screen, screen wobbles a bit…
Also, for $558.97 you might as well throw in 400 more for a real Mac Air, or something similar in terms of netbooks.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a Xoom myself, and I just can’t see a tablet in the foam form of a laptop, or a laptop with Android installed.
The start menu is a fail, and a fail menu is fail menu.
I honestly hope to god that bloody menu can be disabled, or switched into the classic mode. As far as I can tell, no one will want to use that, its a pain in the ass to find the icon for the application, and too much mouse movement just to open the bloody application. Also, I can’t imagine it will sit too well with power users, nor seniors.
With Windows Vista and 7, you can simply press the Win key, then start typing for the program you want to start. (With a Mac, Command – space, then the program’s name.) Hope this is also true for Windows 8.
Also, I think its agreeable to say that Microsoft’s live service simply sucks, time to move on there, I want my stuff to be managed by Google’s cloud services. Stick with what you are good at, making OS, and forget about competing in markets that you simply can’t. Personally, I want a bloody iPhone, but without deep integration with Google’s cloud service it is a turn off, so I shall be sticking to my Android devices.
I shall be getting a copy of the ISO tonight and trying out Windows 8.
Put your hands up if you have a tablet!
I see lots of people putting their hands up, iPads, Xooms, etc.
Logs on to D2L with my Xoom, can not download PDFs. Have to get notes from Laptop.
Useless software is useless.
Please do us Android tablet users a favor, detect the useragent, and switch to mobile.