Friday, April 30, 2010
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
People are telling me "so you work all the time". My point is that I do not consider this particular coding activity "a work". I make this just because is fun and just because I like it.
Studying, Coding is just fun. Fun like going to the gym (7.am-8am) or going to see a musical (9pm-..) don't you agree?
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The new feature allows any developer to drop a fairly simple piece of code into a site to create a two-way direct link with Facebook's network. If you have signed into Facebook, this third-party website will recognize who you are and feed anything you do there back into your Facebook profile.
Given Facebook's size and growth curve, it will be next to impossible for any major website to resist implementing the Open Graph. They simply cannot turn their back on the ability to leverage that massive an audience. All those users will be feeding their actions back to their Facebook friends, given the website's powerful viral promotion
Of course, it also means Facebook will control a treasure trove of information about you....
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Suppose that the ants move in a synchronous way. When it the end?
Saturday, April 17, 2010
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Microsoft's Bing scored the biggest increase, growing from 11.5 percent to 11.7 percent in March. Yahoo moved up slightly from 16.8 percent to 16.9 percent during the same period.
The Yahoo move is significant, if for no other reason than it stopped the six straight month losses in search share they experienced.
Google had the largest move, albeit downward, dropping from 65.5 percent search share to 65.1 percent.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Suppose you have an array of random integers A[i] i = 0, ... , n-1. Suppose you adopt the following random search strategy for value x. Pick a random index i into A. If A[i] = x, then we terminate; otherwise, continue the search by picking a new random index into A. Note that we may examine a given element more than once.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Henry Edward "Ed" Roberts (September 13, 1941 – April 1, 2010) was an American engineer, entrepreneur and medical doctor who designed the first commercially successful personal computer in 1975. He is most often known as the "the father of the personal computer". He founded Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) in 1970 to sell electronics kits to model rocketry hobbyists, but the first successful product was an electronic calculator kit that was featured on the cover of the November 1971 issue of Popular Electronics. The calculators were very successful and sales topped one million dollars in 1973.
A brutal calculator price war left the company deeply in debt by 1974. Roberts then developed the Altair 8800 personal computer that used the new Intel 8080 microprocessor. This was featured on the cover of the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics, and hobbyists flooded MITS with orders for this $397 computer kit.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen joined MITS to develop software and Altair BASIC was Microsoft's first product. Roberts sold MITS in 1977 and retired to Georgia where he farmed, studied medicine and eventually became a small-town doctor.