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by modus_ponens
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1275: "int(pi)"
Replies: 95
Views: 28757

Re: 1275: "int(pi)"

My first thoughts upon reading this comic were of a programmer who is trying to avoid being nitpicked at a code review of having "magic constants" or "bare numbers" in their code. A common practice in big software projects is to have peers review code before it is allowed into th...
by modus_ponens
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107335
Views: 51544652

Re: 1190: "Time"

This reminds me of "The Marshmallow Test" Preschoolers were given a marshmallow. They were told they could eat it right away. But if they delay eating it, they will be given an additional treat. The researchers were interested in finding out how the kids managed to keep from temptation. Di...

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