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answered Do programmers possess the means of production?
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comment Is there a reason for initial overconfidence of scientists and engineers working on artificial intelligence in the 1960s?
@user10326, certainly most references still classify Machine Learning as a branch of AI, but I get the impression that a lot of folks working in ML would frown at you if you told them they worked in AI. I think they'd tell you that pragmatically, ML is a branch of statistics, and doesn't provide any particular insight into intelligence, artificial or otherwise.
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answered Is there a reason for initial overconfidence of scientists and engineers working on artificial intelligence in the 1960s?
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comment Do I have the wrong idea about software engineering?
My experience is that research labs are indeed very concerned that the core of their software is correct, and they do spend lots of time verifying the results, and proving reproducibility. However, they are much more inclined to skimp on user interface, efficient file formats, and ease of maintenance. This is arguably appropriate, since in many cases the software will never be run again or extended once the result is published.
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answered Java API vs. Other APIs
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comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
@quant_dev, Have you actually read or even looked at the books Joel recommended? 'Code' is a pop science book that a physicst could breeze through in a day. 'The C programming language' is all of 248 pages long, and widely regarded as one of the best, most concise guides to a computer language ever written. SICP is the only one of those books that would get a research physicist out of intellectual 1st gear. None of them are catalogs of algorithms, though "The C Programming Language" does use qucksort for a couple of examples.
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answered What is the difference between information and data?
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comment any document which says exactly what range of numbers are .NET BigIntegers designed for?
@Paceier I've moved my comment to my answer, and added a link to a document discussing exactly this.
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revised any document which says exactly what range of numbers are .NET BigIntegers designed for?
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answered any document which says exactly what range of numbers are .NET BigIntegers designed for?
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answered Can you actually produce high quality code if you are sleep deprived?
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comment Can you actually produce high quality code if you are sleep deprived?
"The Social Network" is not a documentary. It is only loosely based on the actual events relating to the founding of Facebook. As a marketing ploy the "true story" aspect was played up, but whenever the author and the director were cornered by an interviewer they would admit that it was mostly their imagination about "what could have been".