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Ellen Spertus
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The Computer Science Educators Stack Exchange is now in public beta, which means anyone can see the questions and answers. I encourage you to take part. Answers have been very high quality, and more questions are needed for the beta to succeed and the site to become permanent. https://cseducators.stackexchange.com/

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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look and spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit

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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look at spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit +Shriram Krishnamurthi

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There's a new Stack Exchange beta for CS Educators. If more people don't take part in it, the site will be eliminated. Please take a look at spread the news. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/92460/computer-science-educators/visit

Great app! I purchased a subscription through the Chrome Store. I'd like to also use the OS X native Vysor app. Will that also be ad-free? I've launched the desktop app but don't see anywhere to enter license information. Thank you.

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What a life!

I'm sorry for your loss. FYI, Keith's step-father died the same way: a choke-induced heart attack.

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I'm reading a very good book on this topic, Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil, which I highly recommend, especially to my former colleagues at Google. Link is to the New York Times review. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/books/review/weapons-of-math-destruction-cathy-oneil-and-more.html?_r=0

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I am a CS professor and realize that some of the essays that were exciting when I was a grad student in the 90s and that I’ve been assigning to my students are dated, but I don’t know what has replaced them. Examples are:
• Neal Stephenson’s “In the beginning was the command line”
• The Unix-Haters Guide
• Richard Gabriel’s “Worse is Better”
• Eric Raymond’s “Cathedral and the Bazaar”
• David Brin’s “Transparent Society”.

What are some bold colorful essays about operating systems, software engineering, etc., that today’s students should read?

Anyone willing to weigh in on this question, either here or on Quora?

https://www.quora.com/unanswered/What-are-the-modern-equivalents-of-these-dated-computer-science-essays

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I am a CS professor and realize that some of the essays that were exciting when I was a grad student in the 90s and that I’ve been assigning to my students are dated, but I don’t know what has replaced them. Examples are Neal Stephenson’s “In the beginning was the command line”, The Unix-Haters Guide, Richard Gabriel’s “Worse is Better”, Eric Raymond’s “Cathedral and the Bazaar”, and David Brin’s “Transparent Society”. What are some bold colorful essays about operating systems, software engineering, etc., that today’s students should read?

Anyone willing to weigh in on this question, either here or on Quora?

https://www.quora.com/unanswered/What-are-the-modern-equivalents-of-these-dated-computer-science-essays

A student accidentally wrote:

assign AluSrc = (Op[3:2] == 11 ? 10 : Op[3:2]);

instead of

assign AluSrc = (Op[3:2] == 2'b11 ? 2'b10 : Op[3:2]);

but it worked, because the bottom two bits of eleven (1011) are 11, and the bottom two bits of ten (1010) are 10. I'm not sure whether to mark her down or shake her hand.
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