Post display glitch
Crossbones+ - Reputation: 9306
Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:28 PM
I noticed a little display bug, if you are looking at a topic in a forum section that does not allow upvotes and downvotes (e.g. the lounge or suggestions/ideas) and a new post is added, when you click on the "show me the new post" popup, the newly added post will have the upvote/downvote buttons next to it.
Clicking on them does nothing, and if you refresh the page they will go away. Just a heads up
The slowsort algorithm is a perfect illustration of the multiply and surrender paradigm, which is perhaps the single most important paradigm in the development of reluctant algorithms. The basic multiply and surrender strategy consists in replacing the problem at hand by two or more subproblems, each slightly simpler than the original, and continue multiplying subproblems and subsubproblems recursively in this fashion as long as possible. At some point the subproblems will all become so simple that their solution can no longer be postponed, and we will have to surrender. Experience shows that, in most cases, by the time this point is reached the total work will be substantially higher than what could have been wasted by a more direct approach.
- Pessimal Algorithms and Simplexity Analysis