Thread: omg, I'm actually blogging!

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    In my head happyclown's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    I kind of think you should open up comments tho, you might get more fans that way. If I comment on something, I usually remember and come back to it.
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    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    spurious conceit MK27's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabstop View Post
    where they asked people what they thought the ideal line length was (and got a number much like MK gave), and then (by design) completely ignored that because what they were actually measuring with a fancy gizmo was how often peoples' eyes "missed" coming back from the right edge to the left; and apparently the 4-inch-or-so LaTeX standard was the optimum from that perspective. So that part appears to have some basis on reality.
    No, that's exactly the same (kind of) study and it has nothing more to do with reality than the other one. You are taking a statistical average of a group. I suppose it is better in that it relies less on the concious opinions of the test subject. But nothing about this implies it is that way "because of nature". I bet if you tested a seven year old, their eyes would miss on shorter than average lines because they are not as used to reading.

    I still think this is a mental, developmental trait and not a fixed, physical one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    It's actually quite interesting this whole comment field thingy. I call it the Comment Field Philodox Effect (*).
    Great word.
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    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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