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BS Mechanical Engr.
PhD CS(AI)
CS Prof (4yr)
Numerous consulting jobs.
15 yr at http://www.pharsight.com
Published book on CS & several articles
4 kids, 2 grand
Pilot(student)

P.S. The picture is a Beta-prime distribution. It shows the program speedup factors you can get if you see a problem twice in 2, 3, 4, and 5 samples.


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answered Why aren't we building and using parallel processors *meant* for general computation?
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answered How to measure algorithm accuracy?
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answered Optimizing code by using registers, but what if they are not enough in number?
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answered What is meant by “OOP hides the state”?
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answered Is template “metaprogramming” in Java a good idea?
May
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answered Simplicity-efficiency tradeoff
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answered Polling vs events pros and cons in JavaScript
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answered Writing in C for Performance?
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answered Why is studying an lisp interpreter in lisp so important?
Mar
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answered Reason for (post/pre) increment operator in Java or C#
Mar
16
answered Which statement performs best?
Feb
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answered Does OO, TDD, and Refactoring to Smaller Functions affect Speed of Code?
Feb
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answered Is debugging a waste of time?
Jan
14
answered How has an increase in the complexity of systems affected successive generations of programmers?
Sep
25
answered How to find bottlenecks in an application?
Sep
18
answered Optimization of time-varying parameters
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answered Documentation in OOP should avoid specifying whether or not a “getter” performs any computation?
Aug
19
answered Why one would commit changes to version control every three minutes?
Aug
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answered What are examples of comments that tell you why instead of how or what?
Jul
19
answered Premature optimization in deciding how to optimize?