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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 Does it still make sense to think about effective code on micro scale in C++?
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answered What do you say in a code review when the other person built an over complicated solution?
Jun
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answered if you were asked to answer to the question “ what is the difference between the English language and a programming language” how you will respond?
Jun
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answered Teaching logical/analytical thinking
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answered What is the meaning of the sentence “we wanted it to be compiled so it’s not burning CPU doing the wrong stuff.”
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answered Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
May
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answered Wisdom of using open source code in a commercial software product
May
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answered Software Optimization vs. Hardware Optimization - what has the bigger impact?
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answered How to deal with over-complication?
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answered How do I determine if my code is optimized?
May
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answered Would “Efficient C++” book be irrelevant now due to compiler improvements?
May
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answered Interpreting profiling results
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answered It takes me hours to completely understand solutions to 1000-pt problems on TopCoder. Should I get discouraged?
Apr
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answered Performance analysis of C++ programs
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answered How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
Apr
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answered Any Practical Alternative to the Signals + Slots model for GUI Programming?
Mar
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answered Where is the application of Calculus (of continuous quantities) in Computer Science or programming
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answered What is the best way to teach beginners?
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answered Does commentary style affect how readers understand code?