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If that scared you, wait until you have an actual update failure.
Had (and still have) an expensive HP printer, inherited through an office shutdown, that had been working fine forever...for sh*t and giggles one day I went out looking for updates...sure enough, it was years behind. So I grabbed the latest...and it essentially bricked the printer.
I don't recall the procedure, but I did manage to force it to revert back to the original firmware, which might have involved some voodoo, black magic and the sacrifice of a virgin to a volcano god.
The printer's still working fine...too bad about the virgin.
You know what else they should redo? Babylon 5 ... take the characters as they were in the last series - at their best - and put them back to the beginning. Then go through the Telepath War as well - there is so much they could do now that they couldn't then, and all the foreshadowing for it was in the original series in spades.
Gonna upset a load of purists, though!
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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So I'm taking this course "Design and Analysis of Algorithm" for my masters class and we were doing proofs for NP-complete problems. At the end of today's lecture my professor goes like "If you don't fall in love with these proofs then you should go and get your brain tested!"
Me: (since it's not my favorite subject)
Professor there's one problem. We love these proofs but they don't love us and you know one sided relationships always hurt.
Perhaps my personal life is affecting my academics in much worse way than I anticipated But at least I made the whole class laugh after a boring lecture (so proud of me)
A colleague of mine holds a Ph.D in optimization of SQL queries in distributed databases. He told that one of the first things he learned was that such optimization is an NP-complete problem. Working on, he realized that that is a gross oversimplification.