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My lifelong dream of beating Davi Costa in Curveball had just been shattered by two unexpected very good returns by the AI-player on the other side. “This is it!” I said, “time to put my aspirations of being a professionalCurveball-player on the shelf, and face the fact that I have two exams the following day. Or tomorrow. Or today, since it’s actually past midnight already.”

In front of me are two foil sets on “Vehicular Wireless Access” and about 4000 pages on MapReduce. Unslotted, Slotted and Partially Slotted Alohas are mixing up with the sweet taste of “processing huge datasets on certain kinds of distributable problems using a large number of computers (nodes), collectively referred to as a cluster (if all nodes use the same hardware) or as a grid (if the nodes use different hardware).”

I don’t ever pull any seams around here, but I don’t really mind and it’s not starting to get to me. Wonder if any companies have got place for a lazy, ambition-less kid from the streets of Bjorbekk, or if I need to go work for Husquarna the rest of my life.