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Darren Yung
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Attended Simon Fraser University
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At least you won't lose your pencil sharpener...
 
Who can tell me the design flaw here?
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I did have a chance to get an invite for the O+1 from a good friend of mine, but did not jump on it. Don't get me wrong - the phone is great! Great price, great features.

The one thing that kept me away from it is the lack of Qi charging. I've been spoiled with my old N4 and current N5 having Qi inductive charging.
 
Thoughts on the #oneplusone after carrying it a third of a year.
Which is to say, I’ve been car­ry­ing the OnePlus One since ear­ly Jan­uary; a third of a year, out­side the event hori­zon of most mobile-device re­view­er­s. I stand by the con­clu­sion in my Jan­uary write-up: It’s a lot, ...
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I love open source software! I'd love to teach in a completely open sourced lab. But alas, I'm tied to what my district dictates to me.

People are unaware of the options that are out there. Most people believe it's only Mac or Windows. Some of heard of this thing called Linux but are unfamiliar with its user interface. 

To me, open source software has robustness, stability, great community support and most of all, it's open to install, use, explore and learn with!
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.
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This is the best use of a selfie stick!
 
With a selfie-stick and a Nokia you can build Thors Hammer 
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Nokia IS originally a Scandinavian company... 
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Hey! This is happening close to where I work in Surrey. There's a Hindu temple just down the hill from Frank Hurt. They've closed off the roads because of the VIP dignitaries. Luckily for me, the road closures happened AFTER school had started, however they'll remain closed and only accessible to local traffic until after 6pm tonight. At least I have alternative ways of getting home by public transit.
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Vancouver, Surrey http://ow.ly/LHKDm
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Vancouver and Surrey today as he wraps up his three-day Canadian visit.
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Woah! Nobody noticed the accident until an hour later? We've got too many high end cars being driven by young people with very little driving experience. They have parents who have money and value looks and status.

Even this evening I was filling up my wife's CRV next to a Maserati at the gas station! The driver must have been in his early 20s.
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Unbiased and un-regulated review of the Apple Watch. No conflicting words here!
 
If anybody is considering an Apple watch, first see what this die hard Apple user/watch aficionado has to say about it. 
When Apple first showed off the Apple Watch, I was stunned. It looked glorious and larger than life. Shiny and precision…
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Works with chopsticks too!
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Hey it's my good friend +Jon Hamlin in one of the local papers! Good to see he's promoting the field of ICT to young women in his school. 
Pinetree secondary is holding the first Girls in ICT event next Thursday, featuring presentations from females from Microsoft, Hootsuite
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Ooooh! I'd love to have a classroom lab full of these machines rather than Windows!
#System76
 
Now available, the all new Sable! Same stunning design, more options! All-in-one starting at $749.  Check it out http://goo.gl/5kkWKf
The Sable is a compact, all-in-one computer with a built-in webcam and microphone and optional multitouch. System76 desktop computers are custom-built to run Ubuntu flawlessly.
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There is no such thing as security through obscurity. This voting system had the security along the lines of tying the gate of a 3" fence with wet toilet paper! 
 
This crappy system brought to you by Advanced Voting Solutions.
Virginia decertifies device that used weak passwords and wasn't updated in 10 years.
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I believe that e-Voting devices fall under the class of zero knowledge system and from the brief understanding of zero knowledge systems, it's a very tough problem to solve and get it right - very advanced level of math, and you really need mathematicians who happens to be a computer scientist (possibly PhD in both arena) to be designing these devices in the first place, and some good solid coders to implement. Using humans to enforce voting integrity is far cheaper in comparison
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The idea at the time seemed exciting and innovative. The planning and implementation was downright wrong.

This is a case of too big and it failed.
 
LA school district goes after Apple , Pearson over soured iPad contract.

You thought it was over? No, it seems the fight over that huge iPad contract in LAUSD is just getting started. Read more here:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ipad-curriculum-refund-20150415-story.html
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.
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Highschool ICT Teacher
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Photography, music, programming, Linux, GIMP, Android
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  • Surrey School District
    Teacher, 2000 - present
    I currently teach ICT and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School.
  • Simon Fraser University
    ITDA Mentor, 2011 - 2013
    I mentored in-service teachers who were in the ITDA (Integrating Technology for the Digital Age) Field Program.
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If it isn't broken, you're probably not using it to its full potential!
Introduction
I am a open source technology user and advocate.  If it's open and cross platform, I'm interested in it.

I teach computer studies, digital media design (a.k.a. Game Programming) and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Current hobbies include digital photography, GIMP, Android, Linux, and playing with my Raspberry Pi.
Bragging rights
I am a digital senior citizen! Been online since the late 80s using a modem over POTS!
Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Computing Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Simon Fraser University
    Professional Development Program, 1999 - 2000
  • Burnaby Central Secondary School
    1988 - 1993
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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