| I used to ask if it if was in the left hand socket or the right hand socket
Pure headology, as Pratchett would have wrote.
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| I used to ask if it if was in the left hand socket or the right hand socket
Pure headology, as Pratchett would have wrote.
> I'd be willing to bet Python's volume of posts is matched by a relative
> simplicity in the questions being asked compared to, say, C++.
That might just tell you that, say, C++ solutions are overly complex.
There are a fair amount of scientists and engineers with gravitons to detect and medicines to design, etc, that use Python because the easy learning curve leaves them room to think more of their problem and its solution, rather than needing to become computer scientists (and so asking your famed "difficult" stackoverflow questions).
You quote Zed Shaw, but at the time I thought he was being alarmist to become popular in the Python world. He had something to peddle to a new Python audience.
Yes it was a good read. I note that the readership is likely to have a large amount of current members of the community being criticised which makes the comments and votes here also interestng!
"Regarding Python, people seem to assume that just because they use Python, their code is good, even when it is actively terrible."
Not true. The community seeks "pythonic" code showing Python good practice. "The Zen of Python" asks new users to think more deeply about what constitutes good code, (import this). PEP-8 is a style *guide* for readability.
You can write bad code in any language, but blog it for comment and the Python community usually give helpful and constructive criticism. :-)
The BBC Microbit can run MicroPython and they are going to be given away!
I wonder, do old xlsx utilities still work the same way or have they changed the xlsx "standard"?
Is this from before or after them getting busted for their non-compete shenannigans: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/16/california_judge_salary_lawsuit/ ?
Let's not forget their poor record in employee remuneration. If you need good techies then poach them at a fair market price!
These micro black holes that we have a five percent chance of seeing - they won't upset my morning cuppa will they?
I am reading an economics post, me! And what is more I feel I am learning something - Shock, horror! And I quite like the feeling of learning something new in an unexpected topic.
That Samsung video shows a guy trying to bend a number of pencils which naturally buch up versus the same number of pencils laid out flat in their testing machine - methinks both Samsung and Apple are using marketeers in the lab. Never a a way unbiased results.
Dismiss both sets of results!
I thought that some American court was still trying to rape data held in Microsoft's Irish data-centre?
The author is talking about the same industry that illegally held down wages with no poaching agreements - and then screw their mainly white middle class male employees about the amount of compensation. These corporations can make a difference to equality and should. As customers, if you don't like the status quo you should say so.
Non religious. Feel-good.
Growing up in the seventies seemed weird to me; on the one hand you had open racism against "Jamaicans" - that was the supposedly polite word used by some racist politicians when on TV; but you also got the white kid, just as poor as you, that seeks you out to try and learn more about that weird infectious music they had heard.
The music, Dub & Reggae was an integrating force. It allowed friendships to be forged across the playground, across races. (The cricket crushed arguments of *racial* superiority ;-)
The iThing copies the curved screen phone market too it seems
iLemmings and there money are easily parted.
To some degree, it's not what you know, but what you can search for and apply. That what docs and google are for. If you are restricted in what data you can access then the certification is devoid from real life.
A lot of times I find problems are resolved by accurately noting symptoms and causes then searching for like problems and there solutions as well as being able to accurately convey to others the problem you have.
Such problem solving skills are a large part of what keeps systems up, as opposed to their initial setup.
Maybe you should not be allowed to ask a question on a support site for certification, but maybe you should be allowed to google?*
*Is "to google" generic yet ;-)
Does a public cloud have a solution to the issue of security? A companies secrets are protected to an obvious degree when using in-house servers.
Software licenses. Are they aware of the cloud. For example If I could purchase all-you-can-eat licenses for an office or a site, will it have to be re-negotiated for use on the cloud?
So it seems I was not the only one to at first read the last of the bad traits as Mac-havialism.
From: "... narcissism, and Machiavellianism"
Although I did learn Fortran two decades ago, if I had to use Fortran libraries today I would much rather access them from a Python wrapper i.e. Scipy: http://www.scipy.org/scipylib/faq.html#how-can-scipy-be-fast-if-it-is-written-in-an-interpreted-language-like-python
Hi. I have a Nexus 10 tablet in a case with a Bluetooth keyboard. Not only would I welcome proper Unix running on the tab, I would also welcome a capability to network my Nexus 5 phone and be able to run ipython notebooks on the network when travelling.
Tablets and phones have a lot of power. A more standard Linux would allow that power to be used for traditional work tasks.
It reads like what they are doing with the RPython subset of Python used by the PyPy project in speeding up Python.
Can they go in the dishwasher?
Do they need to be re-sharpened by their manufacturer?
I did Physical Electronics at University not CS, but programming and maths are hobbies and I have coded many CS algorithms and data-structures - Many for the Rosetta Code site: http://rosettacode.org/ - for use at home and at work.
Every once in a while I am aware that I am solving computationally intractable problems such as selecting the best N of M tests where N ~= 100 and M ~= 25,000 (I used a greedy algorithm: http://paddy3118.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/greedy-ranking-algorithm-in-python.html)
Topological sorting is at the heart of arranging VHDL files and libraries for compilation: http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Topological_sort - I've considered implementing my own but the hard part is parsing the VHDL to extract the dependencies rather than the sorting.
So yes I do solve "algorithmic" and data-structure type problems, but the systems engineering problems are an important part of the whole too.
Hats off to ARM for designing a 64 bit core that works in a phone. It's just that Ubuntu has the best plan to make use of it with their idea of a phone that when docked runs full Ubuntu Linux; hell, if Ubuntu was running on something like a Nexus 10 with a 64 bit ARM and 8 gigs or more of RAM ...
... I'd play Angry Birds on it!
So, it is indeed difficult to ascertain what processors the compiler works with.
I would have had to create an account to read anything from the link I did choose to follow so decided to ask, as I thought that it was info the article should have been clear on.
I can't work out from the article if the compiler will emit native Arm code or not?
Is anyone looking at other brands of copiers? Just how widespread is the problem likely to be?
Should we all just confine purchases to those manufacturers that clearly state the have at least one mode that is guaranteed not to have a problem like this?
So I'll be able to sit in my warm, gas heated, lounge watching my china teacup trembling in its saucer as my house foundations subside.
Being forced to buy new kit to expand the new Pro should be expected. It is a fashion statement, you should expect them to pressure you to dump last seasons kit because it doesn't look fashionable - not because it isn't serviceable.
It may not be green, but its how they earn their greenbacks.
No mention of the HP Z1?
Great article and video. Just the kind of thing I like to read about.
The psychology students probably decided to compute the stats themselves. Nuff said!
And later regurgitated the word "adumbrates". Defined as "to give a vague outline".
Identifiers should be succinct andNotTediouselyLongWinded. Presumably you are using a language with namespaces and so the enclosing namespace brings contect that need not be repeated in a choice of variable name.
On comments, I too hate _bad_ comments. Learn how to write good comments because sometimes they are necessary - for example, after you have got a good implementation that gives the right result, you may need to alter it for, for example, speed or memory optimizations. These optimizations may not allow the luxury of being in their own function and are going to be obtuse.
I needed to try out a site that promised a gangsta-stylke translation of a page so ... http://www.gizoogle.net/tranzizzle.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theregister.co.uk%2F2012%2F12%2F08%2Fferranti_atlas_50th_birthday%2F&se=Go+Git+Dis+Shiznit
I do own the 7" Galaxy tab, but no smartphone. Given the cash I would buy the Galaxy Note phone and hope to retire the tab. I have large hands and like the feel of Note and the size of its display.
What is a design pattern in one language becomes embedded in a more powerful language. Take using fict keys as a set: a design pattern once - now built in to the language . Take the decorate-sort-undecorate pattern, or the Schwartzian transform: that too is now built-in to the Python sort function.
Sometimes having a wealth of design patterns to learn just highlights the inadequaces of a language.
You are probably going about things in the wrong way if you advocate moving away from scripting as the problem gets huge or needs greater speed. Scripting languages like Ruby/Python/TCL allow you to get a working prototype out faster and give you something you can actually measure to find out where the problems lie.
Rather than a wholesale move to another language, scripting languages are built to interface with utilities written in other languages. If you know of a more performant tool for part of your task you have *measured* as being deficient in its script implementation then you could make another version that calls out to that library written in some other language. You can then test one version against the other for correctness as well as checking that you get your speed bump or whatever. Leave the scripting language in control of a larger application of many parts.
"I'm curious. Just *when* did you try i++ and see it fail? As far as I'm aware, there simply has never been a version of C, even in Dennis Ritchie's imagination that didn't support this with exactly the same semantics as the modern language. "
Maybe the O.P. refers to all the undefined or hard to get right behaviour surrounding legal statements incorporating prefic & postfix incrementin; especially when coupled with assignment.
Will these young imagineers earn enough to pay for my pension?
They need to go find the stupid stick and whack some sense into themselves. Were is the justification that open source software and cheaper, European branded Archos/Arnova tablets won't be just as good?
We can't afford vanity purchases in this climate, we are still paying for the banks after-all.
Where is my hobgoblin of little minds?
Seems like (another) tipping point. Nothing is stopping ARM/Intel from winning the day.
They may be prudes in some ways, but not when it comes to the needless use of swear words. (Or has every American had to converse with a person that they had seen fornicating with their mother and, through bad schooling no doubt, decided not to use the word father)?
The BBC is doing such a good job on the web it has the paytards reeling. We should be encouraging the BBC to expand its commercial arm and so need less of a subsidy.
Dave is a great channel. Where would I get my daily Top Gear fix without it?
Stop the moaning, or we will just end up with more american media imports rather than exporting our fine culture.
An informative article is spoilt with this:
"Those that consider GUIs bloat and think a good user experience involves green monospaced fonts on a pure black terminal window will not be pleased with the new Ubuntu. Unfortunately, from the looks of things, you are Ubuntu's past. The real world of everyday, dare I say ordinary, computer users are Ubuntu's future."
You do know that people can use console interfaces as well as GUI's.
Your ability to watch porn on Apple products will be restored!
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