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bio website heyes-jones.com
location Canada
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seen Jul 30 '13 at 6:36
Programming since I was 7, and getting paid for it since 1993. Working in the entertainment software business: Areas of expertise span video games, graphics and animation, AI and multimedia, as well as database and web development. Currently I am working on a server cluster for a AAA real-time strategy computer game

Most of my experience is in C and C++ but I also have extensive experience with Python, Java, C#, MySQL and Javascript

For fun I study and experiment with Common Lisp and Haskell, write blog posts on mostly linux and emacs tips, run and participate in open source projects, and maintain a website on A* search algorithm.

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comment How do you explain the concept of logarithm to a five year old?
I like the simplicity of this answer. I first understood logs visually from a binary tree structure, where the log2 N is given by the depth of the tree where there are N elements. That may work for young kids too.
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accepted Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
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comment Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
@shahbaz appreciate your answer. I felt this was on topic since it is "a specific programming problem", I'm looking for a "software algorithm" and the answer is "practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession". It is identical to questions like this one: stackoverflow.com/questions/8263616/…
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comment Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
I love how people downvote the question without explanation, and upvote comments that don't answer the question at all.
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comment Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
@Jesse doesn't answer my question at all
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comment Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
@AlexandreC because I want a mathematical function which approximates the breath
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asked Is there a mathematical function giving an approximation to human breathing over time?
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