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caroundw5h
04-21-2004, 07:27 AM
Interesting article i came across here (http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/33488.html) . 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.

Prelude
04-21-2004, 07:35 AM
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.

caroundw5h
04-21-2004, 07:37 AM
yeah, you do have a point. it would just be nice to make a significant and noticable contribution somehow.

Dante Shamest
04-21-2004, 03:33 PM
it would just be nice to make a significant and noticable contribution somehow.

Your 74-word long signature already has.

DavidP
04-21-2004, 04:53 PM
>Algorithms that changed the world.

I vote for the bubble sort. :D

caroundw5h
04-21-2004, 05:48 PM
Your 74-word long signature already has.
well thank you. :)

InvariantLoop
04-21-2004, 06:39 PM
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.

gcn_zelda
04-21-2004, 06:48 PM
Wait... You can patent algorithms? What the heck?

Glirk Dient
04-21-2004, 07:23 PM
Yep, have you never heard of the all famous Glirk()? RAWR!!

scrappy
04-21-2004, 11:23 PM
What about the Viterbi algorithm? Cell phones! Hello!