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Jul
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comment Why does DirectX use a left-handed coordinate system?
It is an arbitrary choice only if you do not have a clue what the rest of the world is doing, that the rest of the world has de facto standardized on right-handed coordinate systems for graphics.
Jul
23
answered What should I do if I don't have any formal spec?
Jul
23
comment Average video frame size for video codec
I watched "Mission Impossible 2" in a good digital theater. The action scenes near the end were GORGEOUSLY choreographed. Not long after that, I saw it, on DVD, with a good projector and a cheap DVD player. The action scenes were BUTCHERED, because the slow codecs SIMPLY COULD NOT KEEP UP with the highly-dynamic source video. For some applications, there is no substitute for bandwidth.
Jul
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answered Average video frame size for video codec
Jul
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answered Am I covered with GPL If I want to share open source code of project developed in my company?
Jul
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answered What is the general format of a Software Design Specification?
Jul
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answered Processing every leaf under a node in a tree efficiently
Jul
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answered Need thoughts on a course curriculum for an entry-level programmer
Jul
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comment Why not have a High Level Language based OS? Are Low Level Languages more efficient?
You missed the Burroughs B5000 mainframes. Their operating system was written in Burroughs Extended ALGOL.
Jun
26
comment Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English?
In Fall of 1973, the late then-CPT Grace Murray Hopper USN (later RADM Grace Murray Hopper) mentioned, in a standing-room-only talk to The University of Texas at Austin ACM Student Chapter, that she had seen COBOL programs from all over the free world, that had identifiers in the local languages right beside the COBOL (English) keywords.
Jun
25
comment Finding duplicate files?
You don't say what the files are. If the files you are looking at are of varying length, then you START by partitioning on length, since two files cannot be identical if their lengths are different.
Jun
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answered What's the career path for a developer who doesn't like management?
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19
revised Are there elements common to nearly every SRS?
$%W#%^#^%!!! clever text formatting...
Jun
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answered Are there elements common to nearly every SRS?
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Jun
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comment Which are the alternatives to using a stack to represent function call semantics?
By definition, a stack is a LIFO collection: Last in, first out. A queue is a FIFO collection.
Jun
7
answered Which are the alternatives to using a stack to represent function call semantics?
Jun
6
comment Optimal way to store 18 billion key, value pairs
You are going to have to do something dramatic to partition that key space and reduce your search times. That requires knowing something about how the the keys are assigned and how they are statistically distributed.