Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 14:56 UTC
Mac OS X It's still early days, but this has the potential to put more fuel on the Apple rumour mill fire than anything else in recent times. A BA thesis by Dutch student Tristan Schaap details how, during his internship at Apple's Platform Technologies Group, he ported Darwin to a certain ARMv5 developer board. A few blog articles later, and the headline has already turned into 'Mac OS X ported to ARM'. So, what have I been running on my iPhone and iPad all these years?
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BA?
by Savior on Wed 8th Feb 2012 09:01 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

Completely beside the point, but a _BA_ thesis? I hardly believe such a thesis would be accepted by any Department of Humanities in any university. You certainly meant BSc?

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RE: BA?
by Theodric on Thu 9th Feb 2012 11:21 in reply to "BA?"
Theodric Member since:
2008-12-10

I attended Illinois Wesleyan University, which only issues BAs, but has strong Biology and Computer Science programs. It can happen.

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RE: BA?
by pqnelson on Thu 9th Feb 2012 23:45 in reply to "BA?"
pqnelson Member since:
2012-01-17

In Europe (on the continent, at least!) you need to actually write and defend a thesis to obtain a bachelor's degree.

It can be quite intense, too. My Italian friend's research kinda blew up right before her defense; she had to re-perform a large number of chemistry experiments in just a couple weeks (and rewrite her entire thesis!).

So, it's not just "plush" humanities which write theses!

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RE: BA?
by zima on Tue 14th Feb 2012 23:50 in reply to "BA?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I kinda doubt strictly either is typically issued by Dutch universities - the classifications across countries & educational systems don't map quite as neatly as we like to pretend, many people (Thom possibly included, certainly me) don't really "feel" the differences.

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