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Bye bye States

I just wanna say good bye.. also good bye with my USD380 (TOEFL USD150, GRE USD170, IU Application Fee USD60). I am still waiting for the admission decision of IU.. actually thinking to choose another university (perhaps Univ of Missouri Kansas City or Univ of Missouri Rolla), but since for some reasons, this will be just my day dream. *sigh*


Awk, sort and friends

Najmi@Najmi ~
$ cat fileasal.txt
#436 UMKC
#446 Charlotte
#353 QUT
#325 Kent State
#259 Missippi State
#278 VCU
#202 Wayne State
#100 U New Mexico
#27 Indiana University
#1003 Missouri University of Science and Technology
#265 University of Idaho


Najmi@Najmi ~
$ awk -F# {'print $1,$2'} fileasal.txt
436 UMKC
446 Charlotte
353 QUT
325 Kent State
259 Missippi State
278 VCU
202 Wayne State
100 U New Mexico
27 Indiana University
1003 Missouri University of Science and Technology
265 University of Idaho


Najmi@Najmi ~
$ awk -F# {'print $1,$2'} fileasal.txt |sort -n

27 Indiana University
100 U New Mexico
202 Wayne State
259 Missippi State
265 University of Idaho
278 VCU
325 Kent State
353 QUT
436 UMKC
446 Charlotte
1003 Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ranking

http://www.webometrics.info/top4000.asp?offset=400

#436 UMKC
#446 Charlotte
#353 QUT
#325 Kent State
#259 Missippi State
#278 VCU
#202 Wayne State
#100 U New Mexico
#27 IU <--------- Wahaha gile tinggi.
#1003 Missouri University of Science and Technology
#1444 InternationalIslamicUniversityMalaysia
#845 UniversitiSains Malaysia
Ranking Webometric
Pendokong PPSMI dianggap biadap?

Memang aneh! Tolak tepi pendirian politik samada PAS/PKR/DAP/UMNO dan lelainnya. Selepas dilabelkan sebagai "celaka", kini projek PPSMI dianggap kebiadapan pula.

Dan yang anehnya (suppose, as expected), latar belakang penentang PPSMI ini kebanyakannya bukanlah penutur/pengajar yang menggunakan medium Bahasa Inggeris.

Saya ingin kemukakan cabaran ini, cuba anda ambil peperiksaan IELTS/TOEFL/GRE, berapa skor anda. Jikalau anda dapat skor yang baik, untuk TOEFL contohnya 110/120 untuk IBT, maka alhamdulillah.

Tetapi sekiranya <70/120, anda seharusnya memikirkan kembali, adakah tahap Bahasa Inggeris anda di paras yang membanggakan?

Atau sekurang-kurangnya, saya pinjam perkataan seorang profesor di mana URL nya sudah saya lupa

"We don't want the reader to be amused with your writings, not because of the contents but it was because the language that you used"

Things to ponder.

WA.
Things that you regret in the past...

Allah, if I remember correctly dislike us given we use the word "if", such a way you use it this way..

"If only I did that before ..." when it happens that something negative had happened because you chose action B, instead of Action A.

The word "fate", though exist in dictionary, hardly to be accepted in term of reality. Meaning to say, sometimes even we plan so hard, so detail, things may gotten screwed up for reasons.

I have something which I regret not doing it, either because of my maturity level that time or because of the chance of getting it done.

-When my late father passed away in 1993, I just a week enrolled in my secondary school back in Kajang. What was happened during that time I got a week break because of CNY, and my grandma(now she cannot even move) told that my father just pass away due to kidney failure

-When my late brother, who was 29 at that time back in 1996, passed away. I do not really have chance t…
PPSMI

PPSMI!!
Itulah perkara yang paling hangat buat masa ini. Ribuan umat Melayu berarak untuk membantah penggunaan BI di dalam pengajian Sains & Matematik.

Kalau ditanya pendapat saya - perlu atau tidak? Saya katakan saya mahukan peratusan sebenar jumlah pelajar yang lulus setelah hampir 10 tahun PPSMI dijalankan.

Ya, saya suka melihat anak-anak Melayu kita pintar berbahasa Inggeris, tetapi saya juga tidak mahu melihat mereka GAGAL di dalam pengajian kerana masalah bahasa.

Tapi ya, selaku anak kampung yang membesar di kampung, bersekolah di SBP Agama, dan kemudian ke IPTA yang menggunakan medium English baik Bachelor dan Masters, saya berpendapat fungsi English amat penting, dan mempunyai level kefasihan yang tinggi di dalam pertuturan, penulisan amatlah penting.

-akan bersambung, jika ada masa.
Memilih conference yang berbaloi (IT Security).

Bayangkan anda menghabiskan masa anda untuk melakukan sesuatu yang dikira "The Next Big Thing", tentunya ada mahukan penghargaan di atas sumbangan anda, dan diarkibkan ke dalam sesuatu yang bertaraf tinggi juga.

Dalam seminar/persidangan keselamatan komputer, ada ranking yang ditetapkan atau sekurang-kurangnya acknoweldged oleh komuniti penyelidik

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Indexed

My former supervisor Dr Azman, will give his conference keynote soon in Jordan, looking at his CV, my name is among the person that he put within his work supervision

(I am still contacting him, especially when it came to referee stuff

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If you asked me....

Well this blog sounds monotonic, means, something which being written right from my heart.

If you asked me, which school that you may consider for computer security research, I may share with you my findings, based on (not so) careful readings and email interactions with prospective professors. In network intrusion, malware analysis (sensor), you may look into these schools:

-SUNY Stony Brook
-UW Madison
-Purdue (CERIAS)
-Mannheim (Germany)
-UC Davis
-U Southern Calif.

While for security protocols, cryptographic related:
-Purdue
-U Notre Dame
-Cambridge
-Holloway

and some other schools (I'm not concentrating into this!).

I am waiting to pick up my wife, so this writing is junk another piece of junk. Ignore it for real!