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Looking for contract jobs that take advantage of my RS232, .Net Serialport expertise. Collaborating on projects that have serial port requirements is also acceptable.

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comment Is it normal for a programmer to not have 100% clarity over their own code at times?
@83457 - If it IS 'confusing as hell' you've answered yourself. It might be possible that a 5-D array is not confusing but probably not for most of us, no matter our skill level.
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revised Why were punch cards used for programming
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answered Why were punch cards used for programming
Nov
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revised Given a number which is power of 2, check if it is even power or odd power
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answered Given a number which is power of 2, check if it is even power or odd power
Oct
9
comment Why was Fortran never used to develop an Operating System?
FWIW - Multics, not Multix, was written in PLI. see: multicians.org
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
31
answered Reverse a queue using an extra queue
Jul
12
answered What is the “1620's multiplication operation”?
Apr
27
answered How did programmers implement Linked list ideas before the object oriented paradigm?
Mar
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comment Why do higher level languages have neither xor nor nand short-circuit operators?
Short-circuits make sense in this context, if true andalso(orelse) thistrue. XOR doesn't.
Oct
28
comment What does the English word “for” exactly mean in “for” loops?
The OP was looking at how the code statement could be interpreted. Most of the answers were you can't. I provided an alternative, a way it could be(loosely).
Oct
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answered What does the English word “for” exactly mean in “for” loops?
Sep
25
answered Equivalence partitioning understanding A<5 and B<5
Jul
17
comment Which is Preferable: FirstName LastName or Forename Surname etc
40. People have names. That one confused me, but I am sure there is an example. I was born in the US and have three names. Unfortunately for me I go by my middle name. Thanks a lot mom and dad.
Jun
29
comment Does data size in TCP/UDP make a difference on transmission time
Typically there are three scenarios. One is real-time data (e.g. voice over IP), data transfer (e.g. FTP), and poll/response (e.g. HTTP). In the first two case the size of the packet v. frame rate is of importance. For real-time the size of the packet is smaller but sent at a fairly fixed rate. In data transfer you are more interested in sending as much data as possible. In the case of http data neither much matter.
Jun
29
comment Does data size in TCP/UDP make a difference on transmission time
The downvote wasn't mine. UDP as defined in RFC 768 assumes that IP is the underlying protocol. The OSI model was intended to be layered such that any layer could be replaced.
Jun
29
comment Does data size in TCP/UDP make a difference on transmission time
When I started networking (mid 70's) error rates were a huge consideration. Over time it became less of a consideration in most cases. Modern wired / optical networks are almost error free, and wireless networks are getting there.
Jun
29
comment Does data size in TCP/UDP make a difference on transmission time
The basic statement made by the OP is correct. What protocol, and size of data packets, chosen definitely depends on the application.