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    0, 1, 2, Go! 8 bad habits you can blame on programming

    Posted December 4, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Counting from zero instead of one is just one of the many real-life bad habits you can get from being a developer; here are the most common ones
  • Computer learns board games from two-minute clips, beats humans right after

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:25 am

    As of right now, we're officially one step closer to Skynet. Like the computer antagonist, computer scientist Lukasz Kaiser's machine learning software (PDF) is capable of learning at accelerated speeds. Unlike everyone's favorite Cyberdine Systems mistake, this one doesn't need military-grade hardware--it just needs a laptop with a 4GB RAM, a 2.13GHz Intel L9600 processor, and only one processor core.
  • How to think big by thinking small

    Posted March 31, 2008 - 1:55 pm

    Computer programming logic is easy really. It all boils down to endless variations of the following pseudo-English constructs: do | if | while. That's it. Nothing else to it. Granted, there are a million and one ways to express all three of these. There are also a million and one poetically beautiful ways to creating new language constructs that hide the do/if/while stuff from direct view. But, when it is all boiled down, it is just do/if/while in endless permutations and combinations.

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