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GeneralWhat is "recursion"? Pin
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov8-Mar-19 16:18
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GeneralWhere to Start? Pin
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GeneralWhat is Good Software Architecture? Pin
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GeneralBroken recursion? Pin
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GeneralUnhappy Inquirer or Is the Abuse the Main Goal of Programming? PinPopular
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I repeat again and again: it's bad to be too much goal-oriented. Ramming some problem more and more can defeat the purpose. Often, "The Truth Behind" lies somewhere outside of the problem itself. Often, the real virtue is not solving the problem, but asking: it that the right problem to be solved? In connection to that, I cannot help being amazed with the way of thinking of some our inquirers. The typical thread looks like this:

Answer: Your problem is: you can never do ABC, it is impossible. To get further advice, please tell us what you really want to achieve.
Follow-up question: Then please tell me: how to do ABC?

That means that the person cannot realize one's ultimate goal, because of being fixed on some fictional, imaginary intermediate goal, which is just a misconception, which cannot be reached or would imply total abuse of technology. And it does not matter that the real ultimate goal is never reached.

We had an anecdote circulating, about one of the countries with notoriously spicy, peppery cuisine:

One traveler had trouble with this peppery cuisine, barely able to tolerate so much pepper. One day, he was sitting in a restaurant, thinking "What can I order to avoid getting so much pepper?". He got an idea and called a waiter:
— Please, I want boiled eggs. Yes, just boiled, unshelled; serve the whole eggs, in the shells.
The kitchen did not produce anything for an hour or two; people started to worry.
— What takes so long?
— Our chef is brainstorming with all the personnel: how to inject pepper in those eggs.

Sergey A Kryukov

modified 12-Mar-17 14:51pm.

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GeneralArtemy Lebedev and his advice. How you can get a great topic for a project and prove yourself? Pin
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GeneralFeeding Apple or Why Don't We Answer Some Questions PinPopular
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