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Some fun with CTE: resolving 8 queens problem with SQL
Recently I tried wrapping my head around a little-known but quite powerful SQL feature: Common Table Expressions, or CTE's. These expressions allow us to write SQL queries that can make use of recursion to retrieve or even modify data. Sounds cool? It is! But how does it work?
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A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
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“Find your own way and make your own contribution.” –Leonard Nimoy in the MIT Tech   Full interview: http://mitsha.re/1aBxO0a 

#LeonardNimoy   #RIPNimoy   #Education   #Quote   #Inspiration   #MIT  
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R.I.P. Leonard, I /am/ (and not I /was/) your fan.
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Elite: Dangerous Update, in which I think I'm finally starting to get ready for the excitement I've been craving.

Pay no attention to the cash on hand. I'm bumped right up against my rebuy cost. It's cool, though -- I'm willing to lose some or all of my gizmos in order to give this setup a chance to work for me. I made it this far starting with a good ol' Sidey and 1000 CR, so I can make it again, right? Right?

Anyway, this is the latest combo cargo/combat loadout for my Asp. Once I can get a bit more cash on hand, I may swap out the size 5 cargo hold for a size 5 interdictor (or maybe size 5 shields, depending on how well the size 3 hold up). I haven't had any kind of chance to test the loadout yet, but it feels like it ought to do adequately in all but the hairiest Anarchy systems -- certainly once the cash starts to flow and the various pieces and parts get upgraded from D towards A.

Definitely on the to-do list is a proper military-grade hull. 6M CR, though. That's a lot of cash right there, I don't care who you are. I mean. I could get a second ship for that kind of money. Ah, well. You pay your money and you take your chances, I guess.
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In case it helps, if you want a low-power-draw, high impact weapon, consider cannons. My Asp uses six cannons and this is sustained by a mere one pip to WEP (Meaning more pips for SYS or ENG). Hitting small things is a problem for cannons, but you can use lasers to complement that and the lasers will benefit from the power that the cannons aren't sucking.
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This is fun, given that you like Legos!
What's a good blog on probability without a post on Bayes' Theorem? Bayes' Theorem is one of those mathematical ideas that is simultaneously simple and demanding. Its fundamental aim is to formalize how information about one event can give us understanding of another. Let's start with the formula and some lego, then see where it takes us. Bayes' Theorem states: $$P(A|B) = \frac{P(B|A)P(A)}{P(B)}$$ As far as formulae go this one i...
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Stand-up comedian and Mathematician +Matt Parker amuses, astonishes and educates children and their parents in this video from +The Royal Institution explaining how to use projection and shadows as aids to visualisation of four dimensional objects.

Matt has also written a book Things to do in the Fourth Dimension.

Video (1:0:39): http://goo.gl/82sgq2

Also recommended for practicing your 4D skills:

Dimensions Watch: http://goo.gl/al3Wcl
Dimensions (multi-lingual): http://goo.gl/sEV5dl
Dimensions (more details): http://goo.gl/gHNKHz

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Matt Parker: http://goo.gl/fNWnPw
Book (Things to do in the Fourth Dimension): http://goo.gl/hf7bDJ

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+roger bennett​ Seen The Lego Movie?
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I couldn't be arsed to read the regulations, but I thought it meant I'm not going to get my torrents throttled. Isn't this what we wanted all along?
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  Remains of a leather purse with several Islamic coins were found inside this shield boss. (Photo: Åge Hojem / NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology) In August 2014 a hobby archaeolo...
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Elite: Dangerous Update, in which I think I'm finally starting to get ready for the excitement I've been craving.

Pay no attention to the cash on hand. I'm bumped right up against my rebuy cost. It's cool, though -- I'm willing to lose some or all of my gizmos in order to give this setup a chance to work for me. I made it this far starting with a good ol' Sidey and 1000 CR, so I can make it again, right? Right?

Anyway, this is the latest combo cargo/combat loadout for my Asp. Once I can get a bit more cash on hand, I may swap out the size 5 cargo hold for a size 5 interdictor (or maybe size 5 shields, depending on how well the size 3 hold up). I haven't had any kind of chance to test the loadout yet, but it feels like it ought to do adequately in all but the hairiest Anarchy systems -- certainly once the cash starts to flow and the various pieces and parts get upgraded from D towards A.

Definitely on the to-do list is a proper military-grade hull. 6M CR, though. That's a lot of cash right there, I don't care who you are. I mean. I could get a second ship for that kind of money. Ah, well. You pay your money and you take your chances, I guess.
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Rares Routes?

I've been doing okay (up until I moved from a Cobra to an Asp and started having a good-sized cargo bay) with my route between (Lave, Diso, Leesti (plus whatever of the couple of local Anarchies I feel lucky about)) and (Kinago, Vanayequi, Karetii, Heike, Helvetitj, Eleu), but it's no longer cutting the mustard as far as filling my hold is concerned. 80T is considerably more space to fill than 40T -- I know this due to science and learnings.

So, the question is this:

What systems can should I add on the Kinago end of the route to pick up a few extra tons of ready profit, and/or should I ditch the extra cargo space to pick up an interdictor and some shield banks (and replace one of my point defenses with a warrant scanner)?
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I think you've got it, yes.  I can't run a straight trade run for hours on end. It drives me crazy.  This is my way of doing trade I know will make me money and I won't run screaming from the PC in tedium and boredom.

That said, I'm certain it could be optimized in a number of ways to be more profitable per hour.
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Pwning bad guys with generally ninja-like accuracy, for "the" phone company
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Perl, AngularJS, D3, CouchDB, Oracle, Nginx
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  • AT&T
    Systems Architect, 2007 - present
  • IBM
    2000 - 2007
  • XN Checkout
    1994 - 2000
  • Venners Computer Systems
    1992 - 1994
  • Olivetti
    1992 - 1992
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
    1991 - 1991
  • Beejam
    1991 - 1991
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(Mostly) unappreciated supergenius.
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Crossed the Atlantic an odd number of times for true love. Routinely scores 160 ≤ me ≤ 190 on professionally administered IQ tests. Despite this, I survived a Special Needs education, and went on to survive college. These days, I'm doing my best to fake being a grownup.
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