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Comment: Re:I dunno... (Score 1) 776

by kd6ttl (#42546035) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Timed Coding Tests Valuable?

For the first condition, I'd use

            if mod(i,3) == 0 and mod(i,5)==0 then print 'fizzbuzz' ;

because (a) it reflects the problem statement, and (b) just as soon as the original program has gone into production and the programmer has gone on to another project, word will come from on high that there was an error in the spec, and they really meant to print fizzbuzz when the number is a multiple of 3 and 7, not of 3 and 5.

The important thing here is probably that the 3 and 5 test has to come first.

Comment: Re:Perhaps I belong to the only generation... (Score 1) 5

by kd6ttl (#42540607) Attached to: Public Health Nightmare as First Cases of 'Incurable Gonorrhea' Emerge

Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret. Happily, human bodies are pretty good at repelling invaders, so we're not necessarily doomed. Maybe the future of bacterial combat will lie in making our bodies react more quickly to infections, and in not over-reacting to infections.

Comment: Re:Vaccine? (Score 2) 5

by kd6ttl (#42538347) Attached to: Public Health Nightmare as First Cases of 'Incurable Gonorrhea' Emerge

That's not correct. A few bacterial diseases for which there are vaccines:

- Tetanus
- Diphtheria
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Pertussis
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal vaccine

- Bubonic plague
- Cholera
- Typhoid fever
- Tuberculosis

Bacteria vaccines are very common. The first six are on the US vaccination schedule. There are other bacterial vaccines not commonly given in the US.

Comment: Vaccine? (Score 1) 5

by kd6ttl (#42536509) Attached to: Public Health Nightmare as First Cases of 'Incurable Gonorrhea' Emerge

I have read that the US government was once (half a century ago) working on a gonorrhea vaccine (to help protect service members), but that the effort was quashed because, basically, the government didn't want to be seen as encouraging sexual activity. I haven't been able to find where I read that; does it sound familiar to anyone?

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