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Over-Analysis Epsiode 2: District 9

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You can find episode 1here



I finally got around to renting District 9 based on all of the praise I've heard from, well, everywhere.


Were we watching the same movie? You could throw thousands of cans of cat food through the plot holes!


1. The political commentary is not subtle nor ingenious...
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Snippets: A Brief How-To

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1. If your snippet has specific functionality, put it in a function. This allows me to quickly test it as a module. There are exceptions to this, but by and large, it should be in a function (or method if you're British in Java).

2. Provide a description....
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Introduction to the Caffeine Lounge

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Hi there, how's it going? I see you're new to Dream.In.Code. You seem to be settling in nicely in the programming forums, but you have yet to wade into the Caffeine Lounge? Never fear! KYA...
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Why You Should Take Non-Programming Courses

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"I'm a Computer Science major, why should I take non Computer Science classes?"

This is asked a lot, often from someone who is about to begin or is just into their College/University experience.

Why?...
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The Most Useful Skill You Could Ever Develop

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I'm not going to single anyone out, but there's been a lot of

"I need help on [insert topic]. How do I do it?"
"Well, here is an [insert reference], please ask clarifying questions if needed."
"Uh, I still don't get it."
"OK, here's a small example."
"What?"
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Removing Elements From An Array -- You Can't

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This question is beyond popular. It will pop up several times a week, without fail, as right as the rain. Or bills.

So, let's kill this once and for all (especially since I'll be linking this entry to any future inquiries on the subject matter)...
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Digital Distribution Done Right

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Between 8-30 day delays after broadcast and the complete lack or removal of streaming on a great deal of content (I'm looking at you Comedy Central/Hulu/Jon Stewart) digital distribution constantly does it wrong.

Not to say that everything should be free or even free + ad supported. ...
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Over-Analysis Episode 1: Repo Men

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A Brief Foreword

I am often told I "over-think" things. Which is both a blessing and a curse in the Computer Science realm. In celebration of this talent, I am starting a new mini-series: Over-Analysis, in which I will dutifully over think, over analyze, and generally tear apart movies, blogs, code, shows, whatever.

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The Case for Brevity

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I'm often told that responses I provide (both here at Dream.In.Code and in "real life") are short and as a result, often come off as rude or terse. Allow me to reassure you that [most of the time]...
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Do It The Hard Way, At Least Once

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We often get threads asking if one language is "easier" then another, if a language makes programmers lazy, or if a language has too much abstraction. By and large the answers to these questions are no. However, the benefits they provide may be lost on an individual if the underlying concepts are not understood.

Why?...

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