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Why is a vertical bar used as the OR operator in so many programming languages?

The Vertical Bar Operator (|) is used in a variety of constants to mean OR in some way: C-style languages use a | b to mean bitwise OR of a and b, a || b to mean logical OR of a and b. Regular ...
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Debugging a intermittent bug by inducing failure and then fixing that induced failure: what's it called?

I just "fixed" an intermittent failure by this process: Observe intermittent failure Debug code; at one point near where the failure could be, pause execution, and inflict harm upon a variable (by, ...
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Correct definition of “bandwidth preserving algorithms” in real-time scheduling?

I've seen conflicting definitions for the term "bandwidth preserving algorithms". The two definitions I've seen are: Any spare CPU capacity is used for aperiodic processes. One or more periodic ...