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Re: The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 04, 2005 at 23:16 UTC ( #481040=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The shortest distance between my keyboard and the Monastery is:

Zeno's paradox becomes all the more perplexing in the world of Perl. The infinite number of infinitesimally small distances converges to 1. (I used the ratio test to figure that out. I couldn't use the root test too effectively since there weren't any exponents involved.) So I voted for that, and so far I'm with the majority. A quantum leap makes some sense, but I don't know the wavefunction of Perl, let alone its Hamiltonian. The product of the position and momentum changes when I click on this site happens to be MUCH larger than h-bar. Maybe Perl exists in infinite-dimensional Hilbert space... I'd add something about that to our voting options. Or better yet, the shortest distance might only be found by using the Kronecker delta. -100104
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[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?
[Corion]: LanX: Ow ;)
Discipulus manual work: i just tell the same to my boss: every time the quick solution is to assign some manual data entry task to my group.. because we have not direct access to many databases here..
[LanX]: point is: in high speed trade each bank has to remember what he has to get from the others... so dresdner got billed for losses but couldn't claim gains
Discipulus is this the IT?

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