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  1. MarneMath

    I Many To Many Distances

    Here's my problem: I have approximately 500 million pairs of GPS coordinates. Each pair of point is unique and points (lat1,long1,lat2,long2) are considered to be the same as (lat2,long2,lat1,long1). Write now, i'm building a rather large table that'll contain the drive time calculations...
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    Sending a thank you email after an interview

    I have been interviewing interns for our spring internship program and one of the candidates recently sent me an email basically reiterating what he considers his strengths, thanking me for the time to interview him, and letting me know that he appreciated the opportunity. Now, I know people...
  3. MarneMath

    Moving to Washington D.C.! Tell me where to live!

    Howdy y'all. So due to something called "career progression" I got put in charge of some project in Washington D.C. so i'm moving there pretty soon. My problem is that I literally know nothing about the city! My wife and I currently live in Atlanta (Virginia Highlands area if anyone is...
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    LittleBits - magnetic circuit board

    I was doing some online early-ish Christmas shopping for the kiddo and wife-o. I randomly came across this: http://littlebits.cc/ I thought it was pretty cool, and I figured some people here would appreciate it too :). (For those who don't wish to click on the link, it's basically magnetic...
  5. MarneMath

    Random life event

    I think I just had the weirdest dinner ever. My wife invited her secretary and the secretary's girlfriend to dinner, and of course made me go with her. The only thing I knew before showing up to dinner is that her name was Kelsey. Well, we showed up early and sat at the table. My wife left...
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    The hidden cost of war

    http://cdn.csgazette.biz/soldiers/day3.html This weekend coming up is memorial weekend, a time to honor the sacrifice made by the few who choose to wear the uniform and paid the ultimate price. It's important to remember each and everyone of them, but I would also like to remind people of...
  7. MarneMath

    Mastering the Rubik's Cube

    My friend has been working on mastering the Rubik's cube lately. He can solve it now and make new designs. One day he asked me for a pattern so, I told him I wanted the red center piece enclosed by the green cubes, and the green center piece enclosed by the red cubes. I think this is...
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    Favorite Poem

    Inspired by Gad's thread on translating poetry, I decided that it would be neat to see what poems people here enjoy and hopefully be introduced to new works. So with that said, I'll start. Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski the flesh covers the bone and they put a mind in...
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    Montessori Education

    Does anyone have any experience with this at all? I've only recently heard of a Montessori School and I have only a vague idea what it is all about. Anyway, my wife came to me the other day and told me she would like to enroll our daughter into one. I'm generally ok with this, because from...
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