"22.7 — a.k.a., the rule of three — now appears to be as significant as pi."
22/7 approximates pi.
What if your application never exits? Embedded stuff is expected to run for months. We could never use a garbage collected language.
Better yet, imagine how useful a phone kill switch would be during widespread citizen protests?
"For public safety, we have to shut off everyone's phone. And because terrorism."
"EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF TEST EQUIPMENT LIES"
Agreed. The map is not the territory. What you see on the scope is kinda sorta what might be going on. Don't trust it 100%.
I'm having a week like that. What hammer do you use?
Could also be a problem with an overly aggressive hole filling algorithm. http://www.mathworks.com/help/images/ref/imfill.html
I'd expect there's nothing nefarious going on. It's very likely an overly aggressive image processing algorithm.
*waves cane* Good! Begone you whippersnapper!
Knowing C, IMO, is a litmus test for someone who knows how computers work. Pointers, memory, file I/O, etc, aren't directly useful in higher level languages these days. But knowing they exist would help someone write smarter code.
get a degree. Programming jobs are heavily resume/GPA filtered. Unless you have someone on the inside ("who you know"), what you know will only get you so far. The great jobs, IMO, for a newbie, are best approached with a great GPA and transcript.
There is so much more to programming than just banging on a keyboard. Get a good discrete mathematical background, algorithms, data structures. Study the hardware level as well (don't sleep through Comp Arch like I did). For the best bang for your buck, dual degree CS with something else engineering related (mechanical, chemical, physics, etc). STEM is the big thing these days.
Do NOT bankrupt yourself or your future with crazy loans. Yes, "get a degree" and "don't bankrupt your future" are almost mutually exclusive these days. But even from a smaller college, a great GPA and transcript will get you in more doors.
'merica! f' yeah!
Thought of that Planet Money episode as soon as I saw the title. The TL;DL (too long; didn't listen) of the podcast is coins aren't continually circulated like paper bills. People throw them in jars and leave them there for months, years. So *more* coins than bills are actually needed in order to keep the normal supply circulating.
Amen. I discovered these by accident then bought a couple boxes last year from Amazon. I'm partial to the 0.4. I write small and these give the best, quickest lines of any pen I've used. By quickest meaning I don't have to slow down on rougher paper. Ink always lands on the paper nice and evenly.
Four years ago, single, bored, and lonely but financially ok.
Three years ago, met a great lady.
Two years ago, I proposed.
One year ago, we were married.
Now I'm happier than I've ever been in my life. Two stepsons, wonderful wife. Same great job as 4 years ago.
Life is good.
Open Sourcing CDE? Seriously? Would have possibly made a difference in 1998. But now? Except for historical interest, there's no point.
Was a so-so environment on HP-UX back in the day. Gloriously ugly.
We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM. -- Edsger Dijkstra