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Comment: Mine is simpler (Score 2, Interesting) 582

by assert(0) (#31505380) Attached to: Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C
/* -*- coding: utf-8-unix -*- */

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int O, char **o)
{
  int l4, l0, l, I, lO[]= { 444,131131,13031,12721,17871,20202,1111,
                20102,18781,666,85558,66066,2222,0 };

  for(l4=0;l4<14;++l4){
    for((l=l0=lO[l4])&&(l0=-7);
    l>4&&(I=2-((l|l>>O)&O));l=l&O?l+(l<<O)+O:l>>I,l0+=I);{
      putchar(10+l0);
    }
  }

  return 0;
}

Comment: Re:cancer worries (Score 1) 394

by assert(0) (#31419036) Attached to: Doctors Skirt FDA To Heal Patients With Stem Cells

1. What makes you think fasting is any more enjoyable than light to moderate exercise? Repeat after me: "Starvation is painful." With exercise you get pain modulation in the form of endorphines. Fasting ... well, no such luck... Your genes are SCREAMING at you to FEED. Constantly.
2. How are you planning to avoid gaining when going back to your body's set-point caloric intake after fasting for 6 months?
3. The less you eat, the smaller the margins and the higher the risk of not getting the nutrients you need. And no, supplements will not magically fix a deficient diet.

Comment: Re:NTFS linux driver will always be quirky (Score 1) 484

by assert(0) (#30542452) Attached to: Best Filesystem For External Back-Up Drives?

True, I have had zero problems with Windows XP / ntfs and Linux in recent years. But what about Windows 7's ntfs? I've upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have found that Ubunut Karmic has problems accessing *some* of the directories on the ntfs-filesystems.

Another thing, will windows 7 "enhance" my external HD's ntfs so that I won't be able to acccess it from Linux? The external HD is mostly a storage/backup disk but I use it occasionally to transfer files to Windows 7.

Comment: Dunning–Kruger (Score 3, Insightful) 928

by assert(0) (#30349850) Attached to: How Men and Women Badly Estimate Their Own Intelligence

Reminds me of the cognitive bias known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, which describes how incompetetent individuals overestimate their competence (did anybody say middle manager?) while the truly competent underestimate their competence (aka. depressive realism). Maybe competent women are more vulnerable to depressive realism?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depressive_realism

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