Algorithms that changed the world.

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    Algorithms that changed the world.

    Interesting article i came across here . Kinda makes you wonder if the stuff your working on will ever change the world or have a huge impact, or just even make a difference.

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    Everything you do makes a difference in some way. Wondering whether it will be "big" or not will usually just make you depressed because the "big" achievements don't seem big until they are discovered.
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    yeah, you do have a point. it would just be nice to make a significant and noticable contribution somehow.

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    Even death may die... Dante Shamest's Avatar
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    it would just be nice to make a significant and noticable contribution somehow.
    Your 74-word long signature already has.
    Last edited by Dante Shamest; 04-21-2004 at 04:38 PM.

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    >Algorithms that changed the world.

    I vote for the bubble sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Shamest
    Your 74-word long signature already has.
    well thank you.

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    funny, i was reading an article today about pattents, in fiscal 2003 there were about 300,000 new pattents in the US, and almost half of them were granted, something like that.
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    Wait... You can patent algorithms? What the heck?

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    Yep, have you never heard of the all famous Glirk()? RAWR!!

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    What about the Viterbi algorithm? Cell phones! Hello!

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