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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Guys, here is a question that may sound stupid so it suits but I really don't understand what the hell is wrong with UK zip codes. I mean, it's totally clear with american zip codes, you have five digits and each combination represents a region, it works this way all over the world but why in the UK they have this crazy mix of letters and numbers.
Ever heard of mind map?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Why has C++ group not come up with libraries numcpp and scicpp?

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Python non comptendo questo
from scipy.interpolate import interp1d, PiecewisePolynomial
che passa? porca miseria
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

There were some changes in newer versions of scipy. Use PPoly instead.

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There were some changes in newer versions of scipy. Use PPoly instead.
Thanks, Farid.
I was working from scipy 0.13 docs .... at a certain stage it dawned on me that PiecewisePolynomial (BTW a strane one?) was gone.
Wasted a few hours on this one..

// The interpolate module has some cute stuff, not all of which is mainstream.
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Why are the markings on the roads in the US reversed?

PED
XING

It will say

XING
PED

They think we read slowly the first word we get to.

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

In the UK every time I see that road sign “Think Bike. Think Biker” I immediately think Bikest. (Not a question, just more on road signs.)

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:and "heavy plant crossing"

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Inventor of cinder/breeze blocks. Genius or evil genius?

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Make sure they don't have mica muscovite mineral dust.
Avoid quick-drying cement between the blocks (as used by male-fide brickies and the Mob)

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### Re: Stupid question of the day

"Oh look, it's Ricardo Montalban," I say during Spy Kids 2. Why did I say that? How do I know who he is? Wikipedia says he's been in loads of movies. I've probably seen two. And Fantasy Island. But that's no reason to know his name. I don't know the names of anyone in The Love Boat.

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is this the future?

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Can you write a DL program to recognise optical (holographic) diffraction images?
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What was the name again of that user-friendly VM middleware that allows you to use your Mac as if it were Windows (i.e.. run Python in Visual Studio 2019)

yeah, some developers use Mac, don't know why..
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### Re: Stupid question of the day

Though not as ubiquitous as window cleaners, chimney sweepers and the organisation play an important role.
Ever had direct encounters? What's the product and the business model? Are they 'always closing'?

Do they remind you of the antics of Dick Van Dyke (Bert)?
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