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Name Sven Maerivoet
Address Not publicly available.
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Date of birth April 11, 1976
Nationality Belgian
Gender Male
Studies PhD in Engineering, 2006, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering, Belgium.
Master of Computer Science, 2001, Universiteit Antwerpen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Belgium.
Latin-Mathematics, 1994, Sint-Annacollege, Linkeroever, Belgium

Oh, that's right: although I am a doctor, I do not own a TARDIS ;)

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Some words of 'wisdom'...

  • It is always the 11th option...
  • Time is just a parameter.
  • I have a lot of respect for good pianists.
  • Long live the 80s!
  • Age increases a woman's natural beauty.
  • Viva the verbal exhibitionism!
  • Self-respecting open-minded DJs do not put those two letters in front of their name.
  • Music is the vein of life.

And some various quotes by others...

It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
-- EWD 498, "How do we tell truths that might hurt?", June 1975, E.W. Dijkstra
Real Programmers never work 9 to 5. If any real programmers are around at 9 AM, it's because they were up all night.
-- Infrequently Asked Questions: Computers
Three o'clock in the afternoon is always just a little too late or a little too early for anything you want to do.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre
Programs are built on ideas, they have to do something. And what they're supposed to do is like what writing is supposed to convey. If people are trying to learn programming by being taught to code, well, they're being taught writing by being taught how to type. And that doesn't make much sense.
Coding is to programming what typing is to writing, if you learn to program by learning to code, you essentially only know how to type.
-- Leslie Lamport

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