@YannisRizos or @ThomasOwens or @ChrisF -- Is my answer going to get deleted here? This question had a bounty added and has some kind of warning thing on it that's new I think? I don't understand if it's saying my answer is bad or ?
I have been programming for couple of years and am generally good when it comes to fixing problems and creating small-to-medium scripts, however, I'm generally not good at designing large scale programs in object oriented way. Few questions
Recently, a colleague who has same number of years of ...
@JimmyHoffa The post notice is in the question, it's unrelated to your answer. The question was closed as NC, I re-opened it and added the notice to warn answerers that further answers that don't fully comply with our guidelines will be removed.
@YannisRizos Just noticed that bounty was from you... as an aside, the thing I'm trying to get sqrt(2) to 1k bits is as a followup to...
Depending on what you are doing, but I think you can use the decimals of the square root of any prime number as a random number generator. These should at least have evenly distributed digits. — Paxinumyesterday
Don't. The question could be titled "What would a developer mean when using this figure of speech" to which you have to realize, figures of speech exist because of their wide usability for so many different things
So a developer or anyone else for that matter could mean countless things when using any given figure of speech
@gnat you seem to have lots of problems with that. Maybe you should chill out with the I'm-the-police and get back to just trying to answer the good questions and comment on bad ones to give them direction for a while. The community is supposed to be self-policing and you aren't the whole community
Seems every other day you're in here talking about the down-vote reversal script hitting you
It can't be that fun trying to police P.SE rather than participate, participation is good fun :)
@whatsisname that is genius! Wait, did I say genius? I meant bloody ludicrous! Why no one has executed a script that runs the conversion against the entire table to a single unit choosing the correct conversion based on the unit-types column and subsequently deletes the unit-types column to ensure nobody does something that stupid again I cannot guess
Unit's in data fall under the same rule as time (which is a unit), you always use GMT. Period. Need timezone localization? Convert when it's needed at the UI layer. Always store time in GMT, and always store measurements in a singular unit.
Doing logic in the DB? Great whatever, you're units are all the same so it's not a problem. Force unit conversions to occur in the DAL before queries etc are handed to the DB. Create artificial user-defined types for your units to ensure it's unambiguous in the stored-procedure's parameter type if need-be.
I am beginner in android development, I want to create an application which can synchronize data with cloud. Data may be contacts, photos, videos etc like dropbox doing. But I don't know how and where to start developing. I don't want to synchronize with google, that means I want to create a loca...
@MichaelT Data Explorer is now updated weekly. You could write a query that looks for "programmers stack exchange", "programmers.stackexchange", and "programmers.se" (and any other variants) in comments on Stack Overflow. I've debated doing that myself and then flagging the comments for deletion.
Yeah. The query needs refinements. I just had a few minutes, so I threw one together to get a ballpark figure. I highly doubt it's that big of a problem, but I personally tend to flag the poor comments suggesting that bad questions go to Programmers as they come up.
@gnat @psr Interestingly, she doesn't appear to be a spammer after all, just unaware of our disclosure guidelines. She came back and updated the one answer, removing the link completely (and I've undeleted it).
@YannisRizos yup I also checked her posting history at SO and SQA before flagging. There are slippery posts but nothing as blatant as it was here. Undeleted answer looks OK to me; not particularly great but not too bad either for NC-question
Guys, can you help me remembering a website? It was about algorithm challenges. You choose an algorithm challenge, and then you could choose one from lots of programming languages to solve it. Your program is supposed to receive input and then output an expected result. When you're done, the site will test your program against hundreds of random input values to check if your program works, and then awards you. I found some couple similar sites, but it wasn't any of them.
@gnat: I doubt it is Project Euler, and TopCoder's website design is quite different than anything I had in mind. However, when I searched for TopCoder, Google Ads had codechef.com, which seems a lot more like it. But I can't remember if there was a chef at all, so it might not be it either.
Well, I now doubt it is codechef as well. The registration process asks for things I'm pretty sure I never answered in my life.
@Jimmy: Codility doesn't seem to be the one either
If it helps, I remember there was a basic algorithm challenge about a teacher who was going to give candy to her class students - she placed them in rows or something, and I think that the amount of candy given to a kid depended on how well-behaved was this kid compared to the one next to him. If he was better behaved, he would get more candy than the other kid. Or something like that.
You had to determine the amount of candy she had to give in total. I can't remember the form of the input though.
@Dynamic You having an issue with the query you mean?
@Dynamic have you edited any posts that have been inactive for 6 months?
Actually that table doesn't have sufficient information to write the query.
@Dynamic @WorldEngineer there's a query for you to figure out if you wanna learn some SQL, figure out how to using the PostHistory table identify if there is a 6 month gap between an edit and the previous activity on that same post. There's a few ways but they all require some more complex querying if I'm thinking about it right
@WorldEngineer @Dynamic here's a start for ya, PostHistory records that are edits. http://data.stackexchange.com/programmers/query/90657/what-is-my-archaeologist-badge-progress-with-the-correct-userid?UserId=35276