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But, if you're using a modern IDE, removing impl or going from "collections" to "collect" isn't saving anyone any time. Or, at least, it shouldn't be.

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Sure, but it's always nice when imports fit on a single line without wrapping. Essential, no, but nice.

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It's pretty easy to tell when a candidate has the answer memorized, and it is pretty easy to push them to explain their answer beyond what sites like this give. If they can't tell you things about how their answer would scale, what the tradeoffs are, why they used data structures they did, and what they'd do with slight modifications to the question, they probably won't just skate through the interview.

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Eliezer, please explain this to me.

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Elizer is probably assuming an actual coin. P for 100 heads in a row is 1 in 2^100 attempts, or 10e30. You wouldn't live long enough.

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I stumbled upon this technique when doing P90X, I would tell myself I would just do the warmup. By the time the warmup was done, was ready to continue the exercise. Worked wonders!

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I have definitely had similar experiences and can remember fiction and non-fiction I read from when I was in jr high school like I'd just read it yesterday (24 now). I can recall the plots and what I took away from each.

This article and most of this thread is just bizarre to me.

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You're not alone. I'm baffled by the premise of a book's memory gone after a month.

Even junk fiction, like the 30+ mostly generic Alistair MacLean thrillers I read in high school 25 years ago, are easily recallable.

I'm also skeptical at so many comments here agreeing with the article. Perhaps it's a selection bias. I talk books with lots of people and no one has mentioned this phenomenon.

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I agree, I would never forget a book after only a month. I know that I have an above-average memory but can't imagine that most people would forget them in such a short time.

If people did, the literature section of the average pub quiz would be a heck of a lot harder than they are now :)

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Whether or not they give updates is completely irrelevant to when they ship. Many customers asked for more regular updates, they are responding. Chill out.

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yeah exactly, not long ago the only update anyone ever got was to tell them that their Wakemate was delayed longer. People complained, and the company improved their communication. I think its great, especially from a HN readers point of view, we get to see a little bit more about the process.

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I'm with you. In college - being in Seattle - it would frequently pour down rain while I was walking between classes. At first, I would run and find cover like everyone else, but after awhile I gave up and started walking, head uncovered, treating the falling raindrops as thousands of gentle reminders that I'm alive. Once or twice, I couldn't help but just bursting out laughing.

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...and you completely ignore his call to let it go. That wasn't an invitation to rant more, he was telling you it is old, let it go.

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Gem from the Discussion page:

"1., If P not equal NP, then God cannot exist.

(P=!NP would allow easily creating a problem which God himself cannot solve, making omnipotence impossible. Science is not allowed to prove/disprove the exitance of God per definition, thus P must be equal to NP, where even a non-constructive proof would allow for a God.)"

I wonder what kind of education leads to statements like this.

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Funny how that sentence makes much more sense if you replace "God" with "Chuck Norris".

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A philosophy degree?

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Why is this here?

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because it's an interesting question. It explains why WEP is bad to use, as opposed to the handwave of "it's easy to crack." Therefore, while it could have been better worded (perhaps "why exactly is wep bad to use?"), the question is, in my humble opinion, deserving of being asked here.

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younata, I just read the question once again, I wish it was about why it's bad to use WEP, it is not. He clearly describes what he is doing or trying to do, and wonder why it doesn't work, he's looking for a way to make it work (crack WEP) for Evil or not Evil intention is not the point.

In no way does it explain why WEP is bad to use, suer the answers may at some extend help one to understand why WEP is bad to use. A google search on "why is not good to use Wep" is very helpful.

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if you read well, you see he already knows how to get it to work, using the tools he mentioned. the only thing he asks here is why and how those tools work.

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Look at the name, its called Hacker News.

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it's

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Yeah, Hacker News NOT Cracker News , we create stuff, we don't crack stuff.

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Cracking is something a Hacker might do. This language war was lost back when ESR started it in the 90s. Give it up.

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Exactly, thanks for the clarification.

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care to elaborate the downvotes?

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I downvoted you because you are drawing a meaningless distinction. "We" crack lots of stuff. The methodology behind cracking WEP is interesting, accessible, and worth understanding. It's a perfectly appropriate topic.

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