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Oct
22
comment Why are floating point numbers used often in Science/Engineering?
@slebetman Besides that it has nothing to do with my point in my post, if math is a science or not I can't help to drop a quote : Nature is innately mathematical, and she speaks to us in mathematics. We only have to listen. Because nature is mathematical, any science that intends to describe nature is completely dependent on mathematics. It is impossible to overemphasize this point, and it is why Carl Friedrich Gauss called mathematics "the queen of the sciences."
Oct
22
reviewed Approve Ship of Theseus applied to GPL - Can I relicense my program if I replace all of the derivative parts?
Oct
22
comment Why are floating point numbers used often in Science/Engineering?
@leftaroundabout what do you mean math (as in mathematics) isn't science? In my book it is.
Oct
21
answered Why are floating point numbers used often in Science/Engineering?
Oct
21
reviewed Reject Project directory structure
Oct
20
reviewed Approve Pair Programming with Scrum
Oct
17
reviewed Reject payment tag wiki excerpt
Oct
15
comment SQLDatabase: Read a lot of data at once and process in memory or read the data when I need it?
@Recipe also make sure to really pull large numers of records at the same time and not go through a resultset where you're basically still pulling 1 line at the time with all of the overhead that goes with it. Look into things like rowsetsize .
Oct
15
reviewed Approve Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
Oct
15
comment SQLDatabase: Read a lot of data at once and process in memory or read the data when I need it?
My solution to this was a hybrid: instead of pulling 100.000 lines from the databases at the same time or pulling 1 line a lot of times I pull blocks of 1000 lines at once which gave the best improvement. Beware though, any solution is extremely dependant on what situation you're in.
Oct
15
comment Overwriting and returning the value of the argument used as conditional of an if statement, inside the same if statement
Are there cases when it really matters? : Yes....you logger will log: "the color is blue" even if the color is green.
Oct
13
answered Can one determine the creation date of an email account?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
11
reviewed Approve What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?
Oct
10
comment When does one hard-code actual data values into the code as opposed to using a DB?
The untold consensus has typically NOT been as such: If it is a single variable or a simple structure, or an array of a few values, put data right in the code.
Oct
10
comment How can I rank teams based off of head to head wins/losses
You're missing a time component. (In sports at least) a recent win is often much more significant then a win in the past.