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This week's xkcd cartoon mixes the abstract flowchart with real world things. If only we could figure out how to do this... oh wait, we have, it's called a computer.
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This week's xkcd cartoon reveals that programming really is behind everything and in this case we do mean everything, life, the universe.
This week's xkcd cartoon makes fun of our tendency to make simple things seem complicated. Making up a complicated jargon obfuscates a simple protocol, makes what we do seem more impressive, but also makes it harder. In case you are wondering - yes there are 86,400 seconds in a day without a leap second.
This week's xkcd cartoon shows the real nature of computing. To the uninitiated, i.e. most people, it looks like magic, even if we know it really isn't. It isn't. No really, it isn't...
This week's xkcd cartoon is a frightening portent of quantum computing to come. Perhaps the uncertainty principle really is at the core of computing and not just an excuse for knowing the cause of a bug, but not its location.
This week's xkcd cartoon reminds us that we might be looking in the wrong place. Data from Kepler now suggests that there might be as many as 40 billion earth like planets in our galaxy alone. So once again - where is everyone?
This week's xkcd cartoon is the reason everyone should learn to program - even just a little bit. Without it the complex plains of the computer savanna becomes a hunting ground for superstition and ways of working that have no basis in reality, our reality at least.
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This week's xkcd cartoon makes it clear that being a programmer makes it worse when you fail at anything. Not only do you fail but the chances are that you have an algorithmic explanation of the fail.
This week's xkcd cartoon illustrates the one great characteristic of any programmer. Never solve the problem in hand. Always solve the general set of problems of the same type with the help of a good algorithm.
This week's xkcd cartoon points out an unsolved problem - users and file systems. If you are a programmer then a hierarchical file system should be as natural as recursion but.. for users? Well they never seem to know where their files are. This is the reason mobiles don't have user oriented file systems and we all know how that works out...
This week's xkcd cartoon may sound like its about wierd but doesn't it sound familiar somehow? Ah, the internet allowing us to get hot under to collar about nothing much...
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