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Darren Yung
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I remember The Noid. I didn't know about how it ended though....
 
This is quite disturbing. I remember this mascot as a kid and I didn't like it then.
The Noid wasn't just a terrible corporate mascot. He annoyed one man to his death.
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From the article, +ʞɐıuzoʍ ǝʌǝʇs​ says: Computers, he said, can't make up for the fact that class sizes are too big. They can't compensate for kids who have special talents being held back by the system. They can't make you creative.

I can attest to that. Computers definitely don't make you smarter. The reality isn't that you can find facts to answer a question. It's whether or not you can do something useful and practical with the information that information.

On top of that, can you work even without a computer?
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The computer is a tool just like any other tool. A chisel doesn't make you into a sculptor. If you are a sculptor, you should learn how to use it.
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Yep. That's a dog riding Skytrain. At least the dog isn't acting up.
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EMACS!

I never understood Vi when I was in 1st year programming. EMACS however in my CMPT201 programming class, my prof showed us how to do multi window editing within emacs, split screen, screen switching, drop to shell and other goodies like that was totally awesome! Especially when all we had to use at that time were dumb terminals.

Oh the days before the GUI!
In a world where both software and hardware frequently become obsolete right on release, two rival programs can stake a claim to being among the longest-lived applications of all time. Both programs are about to enter their fifth decades. Both programs are text editors, for inputting and editing code, data...
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I recall using both back in university. I ended up using neither as there was a very basic GUI text editor on the Unix machines that I eventually discovered. I was so happy to no longer have to use either vi or Emacs.
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Just bumped into one of my former students I taught who graduated last year. She just finished first year computer science at UBC! Yea! For studying computer science! Boo for UBC as I'm an SFU alumnus. ;)

Congrats Guia! I hope what I taught you in high school serves you well at UBC computer science!
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Hey +Mardi Lee​ and +Ken Cheng
I don't think they have this as a Canon, or Sony mount!
 
The price of this will have you seeing stars. (ha..ha...)
If you want a lens that looks more like a spaceship's laser weapon, today is your lucky day. A ginormous NASA 2540mm f/8 mirror tele lens has appeared on e
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I'll still take the Hassy (Hasselblad) any day
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This makes sense now. A lot of nail salons here where I live are also Vietnamese run. Now I know why! Cool!
 
This is truly a remarkable story.
After the fall of Saigon, refugees from Vietnam fled to California, where actress Tippi Hedren changed their lives - and the beauty industry in Los Angeles.
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Uh oh! Bit overflow!

And we were worried about Y2K about 15 years ago?
 
To keep a Boeing Dreamliner flying, reboot once every 248 days
The 787 Dreamliner has been plagued with battery woes since its early days, to the point where the Federal Aviation Administration kept it from flying th
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Reboot every 248 days? Aren't planes usually taken into for maintenances long before then?
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Ahhh! The view from the bathroom at SFU Surrey!
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My friend +Anders Karlgren told me about garbage in Sweden - how they separate EVERYTHING! While it is a lot of work to separate everything look at its pay off! WOW!
 
This is shocking-ly Amazing!
Something incredible has been taking place in Sweden over the past several years, somewhat of a “recycling revolution,” if you will. Currently less than one percent of the garbage produced in Swedish homes ends up in the landfill today, with the other ninety-nine percent being recycled or composted. Sweden has been known for years now […]
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I think its Ireland where they have a barcode on every garbage can and they charge by weight. That would encourage more recycling and separating of trash. 
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Hmmm. Interesting. Maybe I can switch up my programming course so students can build apps from one common source?
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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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The Future of Education: Programmed or Programmable
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A Fight In School
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As these things often go, there were no punches or pulled hair, just the threats, screaming, swearing, and taunting. There was movement to f

Well, you definitely don't come here for the decor or service. The food makes up for it though! It's been here for years and I remember coming here as a kid. Remember, Chinese food is always best when shared with others. The more people, the more variety you can get.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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Looking for pho? You can't go wrong here.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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It's the PNE! Playland is always fun. Plenty of rides for the little ones and classic rides like the old wooden roller coaster for the big ones. The Star Trek exhibit is neat for trekkies, but photos not allowed in the exhibit. Lots of costumes, models and facts about Star Trek. Even have a timeline to put all the different series in sequence. Can have a long line to get in, so get there early. At least they show Star Trek movie while waiting.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
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