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Well, we know it isn't sped up. You can hear breathing and talking in some parts of the video which seem consistent. As someone that has done downhill bike races as a kid, you can quickly gain a large amount of speed. Given that nearly this entire course appears to be downhill, the slowing down to a light pace during some forest sections of the video, the sound of wind, and the speed that would be required for some of those jumps, I'm guessing it's real-time footage.
That looks like it'd be the final item one's next of kin could cross off their bucket list for them. However, when I was younger.. that would have been a ton of fun.. slower and without the jumps though. But then again, what do I know, I drove into work today (8" of snow in Portland, OR).
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
Expert Beginner's are developers who do not understand enough of the big picture to understand that they aren't actually experts. What I mean by this is that they have a narrow enough perspective to think that whatever they have been exposed to is the best and only way to do things. Examples include a C# developer who pooh-poohs Java without ever having tried it or a MySQL DBA who dismisses the NoSQL movement as a passing fad.
I've never seen this explained so well before.
I finally know the term (Expert Beginner) to use for the contractor I worked with at a large mortgage bank who knew that he knew everything.
This guy had convinced a publisher to publish his book so he basically threw it on my manager's desk and my manager hired him. It was proof enough that he was a genius.
At one point I asked the contractor a question about his XML parsing code that he had written as part of a larger project.
Me: I see you seem to have written some functionality that manipulates the XML. Why didn't you just use the XML classes built into .NET? ExpertDev:I tried those classes but they weren't any good so I wrote my own. Me <slowly>: Umm... First of all, you've now created proprietary code that everyone throughout the company has to examine and understand just to interact with your section of code now. That's one problem. ExpertDev: Well, I'm telling you the Microsoft libraries are 5 times slower than my code. Me: So you're telling me that you wrote better code than the .NET team at Microsoft? ExpertDev: All I can tell you is that mine parses the XML 5 times faster. I have performance data. Me: Yes, you're right. It is 5 times faster than the .NET XML DOM parser. That's because the .NET one parses it into a structured object that is easy to manipulate. The problem is that in your code your "XML" is actually just a string that you reference via indexes. You see the difference there right? ExpertDev:I'm telling you, mine's faster.
At this point the discussion was a little heated and a bit loud for the bloodless cubicle environment and my manager came out of his office. Manager: What're you two yakking about out here? Get back to work!
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