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Autodidact of various trades, geek of several.





There are probably two types of coders; the one who took up this craft before he knows it’s a quadzillion dollar industry, and the one after.






Sold as cheap, forced labour for 16056/16056 hours. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When governments fear the people, there is liberty.























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Feb
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revised How could the first C++ compiler be written in C++?
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Jan
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revised What is the advantage of choosing ASCII encoding over UTF-8?
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Jan
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revised What's a schrödinbug?
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Dec
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Jul
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comment What is the difference between btree and rtree indexing?
Cool, thanks =) Are there other structures besides these 3, or planned structures in the near future?
Jul
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comment What is the difference between btree and rtree indexing?
Does MySQL support Rtrees?
Jun
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Jun
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comment “Interface” vs. “layer”
So what's the difference between interface and protocol ?
Jun
20
comment Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps?
As of now the answer is accepted since it is the best out of the 4. If someone posts a better answer, the accepted answer will change.
Jun
20
comment Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps?
@Caleb Yes the question is about "hidden" costs. If you think my English is bad, feel free to edit my post. And yes it's totally unexpected that there is no way to develop iPhone apps unless I first buy a mac.
Jun
20
comment Do we actually have to pay to make Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone apps?
@Caleb Not true, big companies are good at hidden costs. This thread makes clear what hidden costs there are. Also sometimes there are alternative cheaper solutions to development then the one listed on the official sites which often require us to buy their hardware/software.
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May
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
@tchrist As in your example, in Greek, we can't simply combine a Ω + ´ + ` + ῾ because it doesn't belong to that language. I grant that you can combine Ω with ´ because it is valid in Greek. I grant that you can combine Ι + ´ + ¨ because it is valid as well. But combinations aren't arbitrary in a natural language. Even after adding all possible variations of diacritic combinations, Greek has only 188 characters. What's wrong with giving each of them a unique code point?