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Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites 319

Posted by samzenpus
from the here's-to-you-mrs-robinson dept.
teh31337one writes "Google is refusing to advertise CougarLife, a dating site for mature women looking for younger men. However, they continue to accept sites for mature men seeking young women. According to the New York Times, had been paying Google $100,000 a month since October. The Mountain View company has now cancelled the contract, saying that the dating site is 'nonfamily safe.'"

Comment: Re:More than a million? (Score 1) 395

by nightowl03d (#30812090) Attached to: Lines of computer code written in my life:
I claimed to have written over a million lines of code, perhaps my claim was bogus, and I should have said that I caused 1 million lines of code to be written? I bet that many of the people who claim have written large amounts of code write code generators of some sort. I have written several that have targeted fortran, assember, C, CLR and JVM. If you want great KLOCS, generating fortran and assembler from a MIL is pretty hard to beat. :-) My personal record was over 500K lines of assember in a day to add/remove instrumentation to a previously built system. The data we wanted from the function calls was quite specific, so we couldn't easily get what we needed from valgrind or quantify. Since the code was compiled and linked into a product, and I was the sole author of the analyser and generator, I consider that a 500 KLOC day. :-) Bogus, perhaps, but the source control system had my name on it. :-) Counting the code written by my generators may be a tad optimistic, but that is probably what most of the million LOC people who weren't totally lying did. But I suppose the pessimistic pedants of you would probably say folks like us should only count the code in the code generator. Instead of counting what got checked into source control....

The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza 282

Posted by samzenpus
from the equal-distribution-of-the-pie dept.
iamapizza writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article; 'The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-center, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-center cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighboring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?' This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of 'sharing' a pizza."

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