## What? No error?

Your task is simple. Write a program that should obviously produce an error on first glance either when compiled or run, but either doesn't or produces some other unrelated error. This is a popularity …

## Is it appropriate for an employer to ask skilled professionals do to manual labor?

Although I think it applies to many positions, I am a software developer (mid-level). The company is rather small (30-40). Recently, my employer brought up the idea that to help another department, …

## What is exponentiation?

Is there an intuitive definition of exponentiation? In elementary school, we learned that $$a^b = a \cdot a \cdot a \cdot a \cdots (b\ \textrm{ times})$$ where $b$ is an integer. Then later on …

## How to tell an over-confident student he still has a lot to learn?

In one of my class, I had a student who generally understood stuff faster than the others. In tutorials, he would ask a lot of questions, mostly of the kind "I tried this method instead of what you …

## Do We Sink or Swim?

A doomsday scenario is described by three numbers on a single line, n, m, and p. Following that line are n lines with m values per line. Each value represents the total units of water each cell can …

## Dark spot under cockpit on A-10s

On most A-10s I have seen, the area under the cockpit is darker than the rest of the plane. Is there a reason for this?

## Why is Euler's Totient function always even?

I want to prove why $\phi(n)$ is even for $n>3$. So far I am attempting to split this into 2 cases. Case 1: $n$ is a power of 2. Hence $n=2^k$. So $\phi(n)=2^k-2^{k-1}$. Clearly that will always …

## How to handle team member who is unable/unwilling to collaborate

Okay, this is a problem I am really scared of lately. I am always willing to learn something exciting whenever I do any coursework. However, this adventurous mind of mine is risky and can often put my …

## Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?

I know for heaven's sake, for Pete's sake, for God's sake and for Christ's sake. All of those, however are religious references. The only non-religious equivalent phrases I know are for fuck's sake …

## Special case for last element with \foreach

I want to create a function that generates a list of equation references from a comma delimited input list. e.g. \erefs{eq:first, eq:second, eq:third} \erefs{eq:first} yields, the following: ...

## Where are the functions in the C standard library defined?

I'm not interested in the source code, I want to know how the C compiler (GCC) actually finds the functions. As in, when the preprocessor sees that I've included stdio.h, where does it look to find …

## Output an image of your source code (not-quite-a-Quine)

Code golf: Print an image of the source code. Requirements Must output the image of the source code itself, not a version stored elsewhere and retrieved at run time. Code must be legible enough …

## Are there forces which do not involve a change in momentum?

I am familiar with the equation $$\vec{F}=m \vec{a}$$ I am wondering as to whether it is possible for something to exert a force on another object without changing the momentum of said object. My ...

## How to make sed works with break lines from file?

I'm adapting this script to insert file's content into another file. This is what I have now: #!/bin/sh # Check if first and second parameters exist if [ ! -z "$2" ]; then STRING=$(cat \$1) # …

## Did planes crash into the WTC on 9-11?

I was looking through the questions tagged 9-11 and noticed the no-planes theory isn't on here. So: Were there planes that crashed into the WTC? Some examples of notable claims asserting otherwise …

## Project Manager asks for complete 100% confidence everytime committing code

I've got an ongoing relationship with a long term business partner as a consultant where his role is project manager (task manager + direction), and my role is a contracted developer. He has a ...

## Shortest code to print ':)' random times

You have to create a code which prints :) No white-space and newline character included Random times but ranged between 0-255 Your score : The count in bytes Your Bonus : Each up-vote = -5 …

## Explaining the difference b/w classic Comp.Sci vs. “Using a computer” (Computer literacy)

What is a good metaphor or example to explain to an English major the difference between classical computer science and "being good with using MS-Windows" computer science computer programming …

## Is there a word that conveys an extreme distaste to the point nearing phobia?

I'm a strong swimmer, and I enjoy recreational lap swimming in pools. I enjoy sitting by an outdoor pool on vacation, and swimming to cool off. But, I detest swimming in natural water (lakes, ...

## Bash Script to repeat every word in a line?

I have a string like: dog cat bird wale And I want to get dog dog cat cat bird bird wale wale All the words are in the same line. Any idea?

## In a Commutative Ring, is Addition Necessarily Commutative?

In A First Course in Abstract Algebra, Fraleigh writes on p. 172 that "a ring in which multiplication is commutative is a commutative ring". Of course, this raises the question: is addition ...

## Is there such thing as “touchscreen-friendly” user interface?

My understanding about touchscreen-friendly is that the controls are not too small so that they can be tapped by the finger. Are there "touchscreen-friendly" user interface standards? Or is there even …

## Alphanumeric Hello World

Your goal is to write "Hello, World!" (minus the quotes). This is a popularity-contest, so most up votes wins. Code length will be used to break ties. Anything goes, as long as it is within the ...

## How to politely communicate that I really can learn well only if I do it myself?

I'm a junior developer. My tech lead is a very smart person. When I go to him to seek for help on a problem, he usually finds a solution very quickly (he designed the whole system). The problem is …

## Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling?

It is frequently advised for travelers to learn the basic vocabulary in whatever is the local language in the country they're visiting. The reasons usually given are: It can help in situations where …

## Why do we use so complicated notation?

I have just started learning about music from the internet. I have learned how to play the piano, but I don't have a real piano so I am playing a virtual piano. In my opinion, the notation which is …

## I am considering co-signing on a car. What can go wrong?

My ex-wife is a financial wreck and is about to lose her car (lease is over) in an area of the country where you can't get around without one. She can't get a new one because her credit is really bad …

## Console.WriteLine() and the need for so many argument overloads?

So, I was just browsing through documentation and noticed that Console.WriteLine() method had several overloads. Particularly, my curiosity and partial confusion pertains to these: public static ...