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Turn over cards in minimum number of steps

Imagine you're given an array of cards. Some of them are facing down (0), while some of them are facing up (1). Is it possible for given fixed K to turn all the cards face-up by turning over any K ...
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Does anybody recognize this scheduling problem? Is there an algorithm for it?

Consider the following problem: Description: There are n jobs J1...Jn with cycle times C1....Cn. Find a time quanta and a scheduling table considering that: any element of the table contains at ...
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Planning troubleshooting in a sprint

From time to time we face difficult problems which are hard to reproduce. Creating a planning for solving such an issue is (nearly) undoable. What we do at the moment is break these up in ...
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Is there a core set of language agnostic problems? [closed]

I would like to design a programming language by solving a specific set of problems. I am looking for a core set of programming problems that are language agnostic. It seems that there are a number ...
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Is there any real-world practical problem where only the best (exact) solution algorithm or program will do? [closed]

Please, if you feel that question is big and does not deserve your attention (tl;dr) do not downvote it or ask for closing it being based on that. The problem 1.1-5 in the book of Thomas Cormen et al ...
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Inspiring problems to show off the importance of regular expressions? [closed]

I am planning to give a presentation/demonstration on regular expressions at work to encourage young developers to add this powerful and important tool in their toolbox. Just teaching syntax doesn't ...
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Good coding problem for teaching and practicing how to write good unit tests? [closed]

Every once and a while I find myself teaching others some techniques useful for writing effective unit tests (usually in Java where many people find writing tests challenging). However, I have yet to ...
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How to prevent people from playing with your website?

I have designed my first website recently. I created my own blog like thing in PHP. I write articles and below the articles there is a place to add comments. Sometimes I get random comments something ...
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How do you improve your problem solving skills? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one improve one's problem-solving ability? I'm focusing on becoming a better developer and one area I'd like to focus on is improving my problem solving ...
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How to overcome the “being fed up” on a project [on hold]

I've been working on this contracted project for over a year now and I'm the only developer (as a contractor delivering the product) on a mis-planned project with unrealistic deadlines. I've pointed ...