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#171763 - 11/30/07 11:44 AM algorithm revisited again once more
dalehileman Offline
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This week's theme: words with built-in definite articles.

algorithm (AL-guh-rith-uhm) noun

A finite sequence of well-defined steps for solving a problem.

If that does't define a subroutine I don't know what does

...and by extenstion, if you're a descriptivist, a program
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#171764 - 11/30/07 12:31 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: dalehileman]
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#171767 - 11/30/07 01:27 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: tsuwm]
dalehileman Offline
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As an old fart on the brink of decrepitude and unfamiliar with demotics I yet have the candor to admit I don't understand. If it was a link I clicked on it but nothing happened

.....but thank you if the implication was one of professionalism in my favorite hobby
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#171769 - 11/30/07 02:12 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: dalehileman]
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here's your hobbyhorse link, then -- just follow these steps when you get there:

1: type algorithm in Keyword Search Terms box
2: click 'in subject' radio button
3: type dalehileman in Display Name Search box
4: select 'Newer than 2 Years' for date range
5. select 'All Forums' (for Forums to search)
5: click 'Submit' button
6: observe results

-joe (using the search, algorithm) friday

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#171770 - 11/30/07 02:13 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: dalehileman]
Myridon Offline
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Originally Posted By: dalehileman
...and by extenstion, if you're a descriptivist, a program

... by the same extension, thinking about wiggling your little toe is the same as running a marathon.

Can't wait for you to bubble this up to the top in 3 months and brag once more about "not making a habit of it."

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#171771 - 11/30/07 02:42 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: Myridon]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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yeahbut« guys, it WAS the word of the day.

blame Anu.
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#171772 - 11/30/07 03:19 PM Re: algorithm revisited again once more [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
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>blame Anu.

.. love to.

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#171773 - 11/30/07 04:14 PM Re: Algorithm [Re: dalehileman]
Aramis Offline
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It is a very useful term in programming but is not limited to that realm.

[Sort of like 'program' in that respect]
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#171774 - 11/30/07 04:36 PM Re: Algorithm [Re: Aramis]
dalehileman Offline
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Ar: Yes, quite so.

Tsu: I have repeatedly attempted WS' Search algorithm with only limited success, which I dare not discuss here for fear of affront to Admin and its staunch Allies so if you are at all interested I am dalehileman@verizon.net and apparently don't care who knows it
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