Tag Archives: xkcd

Why learn & understand when you can search?

A recently and widely (in my nerd circles) shared XKCD comic featured ineffective sorting techniques. The alt text (what you get when you hover over the comic) proposed an additional sort: StackSort connects to StackOverflow, searches for 'sort a list', … Continue reading

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So this is why I keep losing my friends

Albert Einstein spent several years in Pasadena, California, working at CalTech. Einstein wasn’t known for being terribly focused on his surroundings, and apparently many of the locals were terrified that they would go down in history as the person that … Continue reading

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