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May
20
comment NP hard/complete
@p2pnode - As vartec said, it's theoretical computational models. Turing did a lot of early computer science work before the first computers were ever built. Maybe some day we'll be able to build non-deterministic Turing-machines, i.e. quantum computers or something else.
May
19
comment How to choose between git and Mercurial
I have read that they are very similar, and a frequent comparison is: "Mercurial is like James Bond, git is like MacGyver"
May
17
comment I need a true random number generator web service
@Pacerier: PCs have facilities to measure random noise in the environment, you can get good enough random number generation.
May
11
comment Is a compiled language preferred for web development or an interpreted one?
There are other factors that are enormously more consequential than compiled vs interpreted.
May
11
comment Are there some types of software that cannot be developed by all major programming languages?
Many of these issues aren't inherent to the language, but are issues with our current implementations.
May
11
comment Are there some types of software that cannot be developed by all major programming languages?
Yes, however if the Jaquard loom could simulate a Turing machine, then you could write a c++ compiler for it, if you were so inclined.
May
11
comment Are there some types of software that cannot be developed by all major programming languages?
It's not necessarily unrealistic to use C# for a router or robotics. If you can cut down on programmer time using C# it can make the increase in computation needs worthwhile. That applies to any language/environment.
May
11
answered Are there some types of software that cannot be developed by all major programming languages?
May
11
comment Single line comments for multiple indented lines of code
"Might come back one day" is what source control is for.
May
11
answered Single line comments for multiple indented lines of code
May
10
comment How do I design an arbitrary system in an interview?
If I was interviewing I wouldn't be pleased with that answer. The answer here just tells me what google docs is, something I already know already.
May
6
answered Version Control on Windows Home Server
May
6
answered Do Makefiles Matter?
May
6
answered Where do you store your builds?
May
6
answered Using requirements for a completed company project as a basis for a personal learning project
May
4
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May
1
answered What is better, MBA vs MIS, right after grad or gap?
May
1
answered Paying for training when resigning?
May
1
comment Is developing games the best way to learn programming?
Maybe for young people, who might find that more exciting and can identify with it more than sorting a trillion integers in linear time.
Apr
28
awarded  Good Answer