A rant regarding odd pack sizes.
Ten years of professional software development have given me a healthy awareness of edge cases - I'm always trying to code defensively, validate input, catch exceptions, use assertions, and of course pick holes in sloppy specifications ("ah, but what if.
Fifty-three years since Darrell Huff published the seminal How to Lie with Statistics, and still we have newspapers as august as The Times pulling the oldest trick in the book: At first glance it all looks very impressive, but closer
As I mentioned last summer, I do enjoy whiling away a few hours attempting to solve the maths / progamming challenges set on Project Euler. My language of choice for most puzzles is C#, but this hampered me on some of
...to Bill Gates, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. ...and to GIMPS, in particular Dr Martin Nowak, for discovering the 42nd known Mersenne prime! ...and to Yahoo on their tenth anniversary. They have a
Spotted this neat story on the BBC: "GPs confused by 'manky' patients A group of foreign doctors left baffled by South Yorkshire slang are being taught the local dialect so they know when their patients feel "champion"
I must say I don't envy you - it's like having double maths on a Monday morning!". Ah, yes, double maths on a Monday morning. I actually used to experience, and enjoy, exactly that, back in the 1992-3 academic
Only Tuesday, so I am led to believe, although it feels more like Thursday, due to the current lack of work. It seems odd being told to "sit around and wait until we dig something else up for you to