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Comment: Re:It's been done (Score 1) 876

by typo-lfm (#46194395) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
For the rigorous definitions software needs to work with it seems text is better. It might be just cuz I am used to text for software but outside of trivially simple programs, I'm sure I would rather work with text. I even think I can read and write text definitions FASTER than I could create diagrams. We used to try to use flowcharts to document and support development but they fell out of popularity for a reason I think. They were not as good.

Comment: Re:Retroactively? (Score 1) 279

by typo-lfm (#44195575) Attached to: Disney's Titling Problem With Its <em>Star Wars</em> Movies
I thought it was there in the original too. I remember being let down before it even started that it was some sort of series. I don't know how these other people can be so certain it wasn't there, they could have missed it. Its not like they have a copy of the original screening to verify it.

Comment: Numerical Analysis (Score 1) 1086

by typo-lfm (#40934949) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?
One math course particulaly comes back to me again and again when I am programming. It was called "Numerical Analysis" when I took it but might be called something different elsewhere/now. It involved analysing the errors inherent in computer arithmetic and calculations. Especially floating point inaccuracies and aproximations. Whenever people tell you to not use floating point it is usually because they don't understand this subject and don't know the techniques to work with it and avoid the problems.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.