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Comment Re:Embracing or eschewing recursion (Score 1) 252 252

Don't use recursion for efficiency.

I don't think it's ever more efficient using recursion instead of loops, it's usually the opposite. With recursion there's an overhead of maintaining the stack, so converting it into a loop makes it more efficient.

Comment C64 (Score 4, Interesting) 115 115

There were a lot of "enterprise" software written for the C64 in the late 80ies in the communist block because it didn't fell under the import ban.

It also supported a lot of peripherals, like floppy disk, hard drive and mouse. It also had a lot of documentation in German, which was easier to learn in the Eastern block.

Comment Re:This just illustrates (Score 2) 365 365

No. Energy generation is a very difficult thing in that entire grid must stay within certain tolerance levels. We're talking about gigawatts per hour, so your swimming pool would have to be a size of a large lake or two and would obviously not be worth the cost.

Or you need a lot of small swimming pools. My water boiler uses so called "night current" which is sporadic excess electricity sold at a discounted price. (I live in Hungary.)

Comment Re:Is it just me... (Score 2, Interesting) 138 138

Abraham Lincoln was deeply involved in overall strategy and in day-to-day operations during the American Civil War, 1861–1865; historians have given Lincoln high praise for his strategic sense and his ability to select and encourage commanders such as Ulysses S. Grant.[39] ... Harry S. Truman believed in a high amount of civilian leadership of the military, making many tactical and policy decisions based on the recommendations of his advisors— including the decision to use nuclear weapons on Japan, to commit American forces in the Korean War, and to terminate Douglas MacArthur from his command.[42]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Comment Re:Eh, no one listens to me (Score 1) 397 397

To be honest, a proper green card immigrant is still preferable than H1-B, because a H1-B can be blackmailed with deportation by his employer. A green card holding immigrant is more likely to stand up for his rights than an H1-B (because the latter ties him to one specific employer).

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