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I am a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. I love LaTeX because it makes my documents look fantastic and I can do all sorts of presentation and data-integration tricks that Word or OO users wouldn't be able to do in a million years, in particular, integrating R with LaTeX is a magical combination.

I encourage my colleagues to use LaTeX, but not many people are willing to go through the (quick) learning curve despite recognizing and commenting on the obvious presentation differences. Perhaps when their theses' are approaching the 200pg+ mark, with many tables and figures causing their system to crash, then they may reconsider...


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awarded  Critic
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comment How to handle timezone for dates?
actually, if you consider the limiting integral for all points on the planet, it is an unbound upper limit.
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comment Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
@Strohm, and if I was Joe, and internally considering a professional role or even a partnership for my friend who has helped me so generously to date, I might see how he responds, or how he might handle negotiations in my absence, by testing him with a very simple and trivial business formality of signing an NDA....
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comment Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
@Strohm, and if I am the investor, and I am about to disclose my Net worth (as part other Due Diligence Process), I don't want that information, or any other information pertaining to my assets floating round the internet or sold to the friggin' Russian Mafia.
Dec
12
comment Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
@Strohm, let me be clear. this topic is now frustrating. The fact that this guy is balking/hesitating at signing, to me would be a red flag, perhaps even a sign of immaturity in business. Forget compensation, forget Quid pro Quo, forget the whole issue of being paid altogether, its actually a side note. If I am about to provide someone privileged information (which includes being introduced to an investor, who could be worth $1M could be worth $1B and control hundreds of companies), Joe has the right to ask for that information to be kept a) private, b) to not be circumvented. Period.
Dec
11
comment Are there any algorithms for resource scheduling of courses-teachers-classes?
Take a look at ERP, if you substitute a 'Teacher' for a piece of 'Machinery', that has uptime, downtime, batch-runs, scheduled maintenance etc... OpenERP is opensource, and, I believe some of the modules may be adapted to your requirements.
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comment Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
Kojiro, that would depend on the reasons for being involved in the first place, how close a friend you are to Joe (the plumber), whether he has proposed some sort of light at the end of the tunnel, whether you simply enjoy it... All these things can only be answered by yourself. @Strohm, you are referring to a thing called "Consideration". One of the 7 elements of a contract. Consideration doesn't necessarily have to be "Fiscal".
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answered Difference between Atomic Operation and Thread Safety?
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comment Questions to ask a 3rd party API provider
ask him what the meaning of life is.
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answered Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
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comment How to evaluate code quality when you're not familiar with the language?
Cant believe someone voted me down, its the obvious answer, what a load of BS. Uh, duh, If i'm interviewing someone as a Quantum engineer, but I don't know any Quantum Mechanics, how do I actually know if the person I'm interviewing knows their sh*t???....(on a side note, Maybe the act of interviewing has changed the 'spin' of the interviewee, however, considering its usually the interviewee that's applying 'spin', who really knows the true spinmeister.)
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answered How to evaluate code quality when you're not familiar with the language?