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Who Is An Average Developer?
Every blogger I read claims to have superior coding skills, and every place I have worked claims only to hire superior developers. In my current position and in my prior one, my employers say they interviewed more than twenty candidates to fill each position. If that's so, where are the average coders? I heard one theory - they are all unemployed! And they keep trying to get jobs but they can't. So interviewers have a skewed sampling of coders. I will confirm that in my current and previous position ......

Posted On Friday, May 2, 2008 7:24 PM

LINQ and Financial Simulation
improve my => 'code' I just started playing around with LINQ seriously, and I really love some of the features incorporated, like the Enumerable.Range() function and how it can be used for integer programming. Here's a simple function for generating lognormal distributions (could be useful for financial engineering). Hope you're enjoying the samples, Jonathan Starr public List<double> GenerateLogNormalDistributi... numberOfTimes, double mean, double standardDeviation) { Random randomGenerator ......

Posted On Friday, January 25, 2008 8:00 PM

Just how good are the Patriots
The Patriots are currently 15-0, and are looking to become the second team to ever have a perfect regular season. But, how good are the Patriots really? Perhaps they are just lucky? P(Winning Each Game) P(Going 15-0) 50% 0.003% 75% 1.336% 90% 20.589% 95.4842% 50.000% From the chart above, if the Patriots really had a 50% chance of winning each of the first 15 games, then they were certainly lucky. Not quite lottery winning lucky, but a team with a true 50% chance of winning each game should only ......

Posted On Thursday, December 27, 2007 4:46 PM

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