1/13 I am writing a commandline parser for a class and I could use some
tips for algorithms to use. (The project is over and done so I am
not cheating, but I am dissatisfied with my end result.) I STFW and
didn't come up with too much I liked. I read the source for some
shells like tcsh and that is *WAY* too complicated and relies on
a lot of other code. I know that browsers and other apps have
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10/24 20 year old Brit proves Wolfram's 2 state 3 color Turing machine
is universal.
http://blog.wolfram.com/2007/10/the_prize_is_won_the_simplest.html
\_ And Wolfram is still an ass.
\_ Why do you hate cellular automata?
\_ He always comes off as self-aggrandizing but I don't know
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2/24 For those w/ a math interest KCSM (Channel 17/43.1) in the Bay
Area is airing a biography of Paul Erdos this Wednesday, 28 Feb.
\_ After the program, I dans@soda, will present a comprehensive
critique here in the soda motd.
\_ Really? I mean, Paul Erdos rocks and all, but, if
you're tuning in to the program, you already know that.
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12/6 emarkp's little fit below is a good illustration of the "true random
doesn't seem random" problem that afflicts shuffle-play implementations
in MP3 and CD players.
\_ Sigh. When one value gets 50% of the hits in 200 trials, that's not
uniform distribution, now matter how many names you want to call me.
-emarkp
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