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[ Politics ] Open Question : On this anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, what are your thoughts on Saudi Arabia?

And how do you think they are marking this day since all of the terrorists who flew the planes were Saudi citizens?

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[ Homework Help ] Open Question : So stressed!!?

I have a quiz tomorrow and i have so much homework and studying to do and I want to go to Marquette so I need good grades

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How can I convert a file into a map in Python

I am wondering how I can take a .txt file and convert it into a dictionary in Python. The .txt would store information for the map with some names and numbers inside of it. Example of what the .txt file will look like. {“Jerry” : 2353543} I would like to take this text file and […]

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Skipping last N rows with lapply and then read.csv

I’m an R beginner and trying to read in a number of csv files, remove/skip the last 5 rows from each one, and then rbind them together. I can’t figure out which step to do the removal of the rows and what function to use? I’ve tried readLines below and then tried to use nrow, […]

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how to sort a k sorted array with merge sort?

I want to merge a k-sorted array in nlog(k) time, where n is the number of all the elements in the array and k is the number of k sections in my array that are already sorted. I want to sort my array so I tried using merge sort (since I still didn’t learn min […]

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Does Assignment before return have a cost in python?

Given 2 similar python functions: def get_text(filename): with open(filename, ‘rb’) as f: text = pickle.load(f) return text and def get_text2(filename): with open(filename, ‘rb’) as f: return pickle.load(f) Would there be any performance difference betwen get_text and get_text2 ? Or will the python interpreter still have to do an assignment under the covers before returning? This […]

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Is it common practice to store objects internally as json using gson?

I had difficulty finding a clear explanation or documentation of the best way to store objects internally or at all. Is it common practice to convert objects to json to store them? Is there a better way to do this? I have a relatively simple objects with some string fields and other object fields containing […]

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Comparing Minimum and Maximum – Negative Infinity to specified max value

I have a variable that I need to check if its above a maximum range but has no minimum range. var rangeChecks = [ { name: “speed”, number: 1, min: 20, max: 50 }, { name: “voltage”, number: 2, min: Number.NEGATIVE_INFINITY, max: 40 }, { name: “temperature”, number: 4, min: 100, max: 200 }]; for(var […]

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[ Law Enforcement & Police ] Open Question : How come people think that a person with autism can get arrested for protesting and using slurs and disrespecting law enforcement officers?

So I hate the cops in my city and so I often talk trash about these idiots. I called them pigs sometimes and I often say that they are punks with a badge and a gun. I’ve called 911 a couple of times in the past year quoting a lyric from an ice cube song […]

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[ Horoscopes ] Open Question : If Scorpio is the best sign of zodiac, does that mean Taurus is the worst?

Because they are self-righteous and insensitive. “never trust a Taurus”