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-Charles Babbage


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accepted What reasons might a programmer have for wanting hyperthreading turned off?
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comment What reasons might a programmer have for wanting hyperthreading turned off?
@JBK Good question, I don't know, I don't have one of those machines myself.
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asked What reasons might a programmer have for wanting hyperthreading turned off?
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revised sets of numbers that sum to a certain number?
fixed grammar, wrote real title
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comment sets of numbers that sum to a certain number?
Were they asking you to write a program or describe an algorithm to do this?
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comment How do early version numbers work for new products?
This would be a good answer for some of the related questions I listed in my post -- and, in fact, is pretty similar to some of the existing answers to those questions -- but doesn't really address the "version zero" case I'm asking about.
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comment How do early version numbers work for new products?
instantrimshot.com
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comment How do early version numbers work for new products?
Wow, that's... quite an edit. I'd upvote you again if I could.
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comment How do early version numbers work for new products?
I thought about this, but I can't quite wrap my head around what version 0 represents. The difference between 0.1 and 0.2, and between 0.3.2 and 0.3.3, simultaneously do and don't make sense to me according to the "minor release"/"bugfix patch" model.
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