Noldorin

London, United Kingdom

noldorin.com

Age: 24

entrepreneur; graduate in mathematics / theoretical computer science / theoretical physics; polymath-in-training

based in London, United Kingdom

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comment Sell me on const correctness
Your points are very good ones. In short, no, the problems have always outweighed the small benefits, in my experience.
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comment Sell me on const correctness
This is completely wrong in my experience. Nested point types creates the biggest headache for this sort of thing, where you can have multiple const-quantifiers in a single type.
May
19
awarded Good Answer
May
11
comment How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process
Aha, got it. Thanks for the correction!
May
9
comment Why is void f(...) not allowed in C?
C++ is not C! Oh my...
May
6
comment How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process
What's Process Monitor? There's no "Add Counters" in Activity Monitor, if you mean that!
May
6
awarded Great Answer
May
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awarded Commentator
May
4
comment How to translate "I can't wait..."
Perhaps because people think of it more as a gerundive / verbal adjective? In which case a preposition can appear. For example, in English, one says "he desires that", but "he is desirous of that". So I suppose it depends whether you go by the prescriptivist or pragmatist view of grammar. In any case, I'll take you advice, and try hard to use the "de" in formal writing at least!
May
4
awarded Notable Question
May
4
comment Why is Usted sometimes abbreviated as Vd. instead of Ud.? Is there any difference in usage between the two?
Which itself derives from "vuestra merced", I believe. :)
May
4
comment How to translate "I can't wait..."
Odd. I've always heard it used with "de"... must be a modernism / area where the language is changing, at least in some areas. Fair enough, you've proved it's certainly not correct in the traditional form though!
May
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awarded Critic
May
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comment How to translate "I can't wait..."
Needs to be de ver to be correct.
Apr
28
comment Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)
This seems like a "cannon to kill a fly" solution. :/
Apr
27
comment When were swords last used in European warfare?
@TylerDurden: Only if you call it by its proper name (football hooliganism), hah! ;)
Apr
27
awarded Popular Question
Apr
26
comment Where did the Gaels originate?
No, not at all.
Apr
25
comment Where did the Gaels originate?
See no reason to doubt the Gaels are the same as the Phoenicians?!? Apart from their totally different languages (Indo-European and Semitic respectively) and extremely disparate genotypes. I stopped reading here.
Apr
24
awarded Famous Question
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