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4:15 AM
I passed everything somehow
3.25 for the semester
 
 
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6:41 AM
@WorldEngineer Is that good? Our grades are %...
 
user2334
6:58 AM
GPA is out of 4.0, so… 81.25% or B+/A depending on the scale
 
Oh that is good then...
 
user2334
Yeah. GPA doesn't translate well into %, though. 81% would be only a bit above average in North American schools.
 
user2334
Like… an F (failing grade) is < 1.0 GPA, but <65%. A 3.25 is like a 90% in schools here that use %.
 
1:52 PM
@YannisRizos 4.0 is a flat A, 3.7 is an A-, 3.3 is a B+, 3.0 is a B. It's a weird system.
Percentile wise it's around 87%
 
 
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4:32 PM
@Rachel - Should that edit have been a comment instead, or was it just incorrect?
 
@NickChammas What edit are you referring to?
 
@NickChammas Oh a nested query like that in a sql statement is called a sub-query, not a derived table
For example, if you search "nested query", the top link is this article on subqueries which states "Subquery or Inner query or Nested query is a query in a query."
 
@Rachel Certainly, a query within a query is a subquery. However, a table defined as the output of a subquery is called a derived table. In the question I edited, the OP is naming the derived table. This is clear if you consider how the OP would select a column specifically from the derived table (say, if it was joined to some other tables).
It would be _.col1, which indicates that _ is a table identifier, though that table is indeed defined as a query.
A subquery which I would refer to as a subquery is typically found in the SELECT or WHERE clauses. When it's in the FROM clause it defines a derived table.
 
@NickChammas Hrrm I learn something new every day, thank you :) xaprb.com/blog/2005/09/26/sql-subqueries-and-derived-tables
 
@Rachel No problem.
 
5:42 PM
Anyone have any thoughts on what I should get from O'Reilly today? I'm definitely getting the early release of the SimpleCV book
 
Jae
6:39 PM
@WorldEngineer If you don't already have it, Head First Design Patterns
 
 
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8:11 PM
@Jae I can't read those books, they give me a headache.
I'm very much in the K&R school of technical documentation. Sparse and Neat.
explains why I tend toward Python and Scheme
 
@YannisRizos About your revision here, do you have the actual number of how many were migrated? I'd like to find out what % of our closed questions come from migrations
 
@Rachel 70-80... But that's a very small number compared to all the questions that are asked here after being closed on SO. The typical thing is that some jackass posts a comment on a closed question that it should be asked on ProgSE, and well, the rest is history...
@Rachel Also Goma asked about 20 questions this month...
In various incarnations...
@Rachel If you take out dupes, migrations, Goma, and SO crap, our close rate is not that bad actually...
 
8:28 PM
@YannisRizos G.O.M.A - Generally Oblivious to Most Anything.
 
@YannisRizos Is the 70-80 questions for the 90-month period?
 
@Rachel Yes but again you are trying to make sense out of numbers that don't...
The problem is not the amount of closed questions, the problem is the lack of any actual effort to salvage those that just need some love...
 
So.... you're saying the majority of our closed questions are salvagable?
 
@Rachel The question isn't salvageable in an absolute sense. The question is salvage to be in line with the original intent of asking
 
@Rachel No. I'm saying that there are salvageable questions that we don't salvage. Never said anything about majority...
 
8:33 PM
I can salvage any question asked here but 95% of the time it wouldn't be close to the user's intent
 
@YannisRizos Ok, thanks
 
Mathematics has an interesting rule about how the poster can say "english is not my native language, please clean this up"
that would help a good chunk of the bad questions
I think the ones that tend to be unsalvageable are the panic questions
because the posters hasty and don't stick around to husband the question
 
Hi Navya, welcome to Programmers. Unfortunately, this is a site for conceptual software development questions, and career-related questions are off-topic here. I've voted to close this question, but feel free to look over our faq to get a better understanding of what this site is for :) — Rachel 11 mins ago
@Rachel This ^^^ is great, thanks.
 
@YannisRizos Was the 70-80 the number of questions closed that were migrated, or the number of questions migrated?
 
@Rachel Closed.
 
8:38 PM
@YannisRizos :) Note that I wasn't one of the people who downvoted there. No need to drive away new users who don't understand the site
@YannisRizos Thanks
 
@Rachel Oh, but you were one of the people who downvoted...
(off topic carries an automatic downvote, no one downvoted, it's the closure that lead to -1)
 
Hrrrm is that new? Guess I should upvote to reverse my downvote ;)
 
@Rachel No, not new... Up voting would be bad, you don't want to send the message that the question is good when it's not.
 
Well there's already 2 upvotes to counter 2 downvotes. I merely want the question score to stay at 0
I'm off, cya later :)
 
@Rachel That's not nice, 2 people are lying to the poor girl...
 
8:44 PM
And 2 people are putting her down for not understanding the site
 
@Rachel I never said it was either or... The automatic down vote was enough, every other vote after that is just silly
 
 
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hhh
10:24 PM
How do you maintain your tickets, milestones, -- with Git repos?
(I currently use BitBucket but I am now in problems because I killed/remixed one repo but I need its milestones and tickets to other repo, not wanting to do it manually...)
...investigating redmine
 

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