Almost Always Stupid: Parallel Quicksort

So you’ve been thinking about applying your awesome parallel programming skills to some problem that is just complex enough to impress the noobs, but just trivial enough to code in a few lines? Cool. Knock yourself out. But stop trying to parallelize quicksort. Posting articles, tutorials, SO questions, and blog posts with the term “parallel […]

Freenode Year-End Weather Review and 2013 Forecast

##c, ##c++, ##java, ##javascript and almost all other channels named after an Algol-descended language remained strong in n00b angst and help-vampire congestion (strong counter example is #bash, see below), rendering them useless for anything other than observing flame wars amongst programming newbies arguing over terms they’ve only just discovered on Wikipedia. Expect no change in […]