Notes from 20110807

Please consider the following technology expenditure options:

Technology scenarios:

  1. Use the Sprint one year subscriber discount to upgrade from the HTC EVO 4G to a newer model.
  2. Purchase a Wi-Fi enabled tablet computer.
  3. Take no action and wait for the second generation of tablets.

Given the choice of upgrading cell phones from the HTC EVO 4G to a newer model or purchasing a Wi-Fi enabled tablet what option makes the most sense? The tablet would provide an alternative to using a laptop computer. Back on November 7, 2008, I purchased a Dell Studio 1535. My 4 year Dell warranty currently has 459 days remaining.

My Dell Studio 1535 Specs:

  1. Windows 7 Home Premium
  2. 64-bit operating system
  3. Intel Core Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16 GHz or 2.17 GHz
  4. RAM: 4.00 GB
  5. Storage: 40 GB Intel SSD

My major shopping consideration is the ability to have access to a full keyboard.

Stanford CS221: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Online

Kudos to Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig for teaching a free online version of Stanford University’s intro to artificial intelligence (AI) class. The website promises that online class participants will receive a benchmark certificate. The class is scheduled to occur between October 10 and December 16, 2011. I plan on purchasing the text book and attending the class if I can manage to sign up fast enough when the online section opens.

  1. Will other professors offer popup online sections?
  2. How many participants will be allowed to take the class?
  3. Could this type of online section breakdown the admissions gatekeeping system?