Author: Sumeeta Farrukh

Diverging from standard protocol

Diverging from standard protocol Words by sumeeta farrukh illustration by mia carnevale forging my own path through the university algorithm What does it mean for a program to be efficient? How do you design an algorithm to produce the correct result in the least amount of time, while using the fewest computational resources? In computer science, we spend an awful lot of time studying this question of efficiency. In any algorithm, we generally want to minimize two things: the runtimes and the memory required. We want less time and less required space. We use data structures to store information,...

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7 WAYS TO GET OVER YOUR UNREQUITED CRUSH ON PENNYWISE, THE DANCING CLOWN

He’ll never love you!!!!!! :(:(:( We’ve all been in that situation; hopelessly crushing on someone who will never even look your way. With school back in session, you might find yourself falling for some new campus cutie, or that young professor that teaches you Bio, or Pennywise, the Dancing Clown. Pennywise is the charming and delightfully handsome character from the recent film IT, a romantic thriller that puts 50 Shades of Grey to shame. He’s never going to love you, so here’s a foolproof guide on getting over him.   Let yourself grieve. It’s okay to be sad. Pennywise, the...

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SEE THE DRESS THAT’S DIVIDING THE INTERNET

What colours do you see? Folks—this is crazy. Take a look at the dress below. Is it black and blue, or is it white and gold? What started off as a simple argument between a couple of friends has triggered a heated worldwide debate: just what colour <i>is<i> this darned dress? The photo has quickly gone viral on social media and news outlets have been quick to pick the story up. It seems that everywhere you go, people just can’t come to an agreement about “The Dress.” People are dying. People are literally dying. They’re dying. The scientists and...

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