Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
FreeBSD Not too long ago, Apple open sourced its Grand Central Dispatch library, which aids in developing multithreaded code. It was suggested that it could be ported to other platforms, and the FreeBSD team has done exactly that. They have also done a lot of work related to getting GCD to work in a POSIX environment.
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RE[6]: Neato
by theosib on Wed 14th Oct 2009 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Neato"
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I'm doing Computer Architecture. Actually, I started out doing AI, but by the time I finished the core courses, all of the people in the AI lab I wanted to join had graduated, and I found myself alone. So I fell back on my professional background and switched to architecture.

The transition wasn't terribly easy. I hadn't been in school in a little over 9 years. I knew how to work hard, but I had forgotten what it was like to study and take classes, so I had to redevelop my study habits. My first quarter back, I didn't have financial aid, so I worked 20 hours/week and went to school. Of the two courses, I took, I got an A in one, and a B+ in the other. The B+ was in distributed operating systems, which is my weakest area anyhow, so some of it was that I was rusty, and some because I'm not strong in that area.

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