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Grad School

So, I'm trying to decide where I want to go to graduate school. I'm going to get my BS this April and I'd like to go get a PhD somewhere, but I don't know where any good programs are. I've talked to several professors and they all tell me different things--as one would expect--so, I'm not too much better off, other than the fact that I now have several different ways of deciding where to go rather than no idea at all.

Fedora's Thermometers

Ok, so I just upgraded from Fedora Core 5 to Fedora Core 6 this morning. When I started the upgrade, the "Remaining time" was 125 minutes. By the time the thermometer was 1/4 the way full and it told me to insert disk 2 it said that there were 195 minutes remaining. I'm not sure, but the last time I checked 125 was less than 195. I'm not sure exactly what algorithm they're using to calculate the thermometer and the time remaining, but I don't believe it's 100% accurate.

Now, if you think that's funny, my cousin is now upgrading his system as well, and we have exactly the same package configuration. Well, when he inserted disk 2 the thermometer was roughly 1/3 full and it said that he had 1350 minutes remaining. We asked Google and it said that that's about 0.9375 days. I really hope it doesn't take that long. Of course, it's only been about 5 minutes and now it's saying 1175 remaining. But 1350-1175 = 175 (according to Google…

Google is amazing

I love Google. I hope they do take over the world, like everyone says they're going to. I don't know how long this has been out—I can never keep up with all of Google's new services—but Google docs is really cool. I knew they had a spreadsheets thing before, which wasn't all that exciting because excel was a lot easier for editing spreadsheets, but it was nice that it let you keep them online. Anyway, I guess Google docs is just an expansion of their spreadsheets thing. Now you can have html documents online, but the really cool thing is that you can have "collaborators." That means, you can invite the people you want to edit, or just view, any document you have on your Google docs account. You gotta love Google.