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what are the haps
"In other words, the more packages you send at once, the shittier job FedEx does of delivering each of them, with each package getting less and less of a delivery attempt. And the limit actually approaches zero, which means that if you somehow send me infinity packages through FedEx, they will not even knock on my door. They will take the infinity dollars and run. I did honestly not intend today to use math to prove precisely how bad FedEx is at delivering packages, but, um, here we are?" I love Ryan North.
ryannorth  qwantz  statistics  delivery  fedex 
january 2013 by infovore
qwantz: "select" is a workhorse, "update" is as routine as a pair of pants. "coalesce" is something special
Ryan North makes a little poem dedicated to the COALESCE function in MySQL. He's right: it's super useful.
databases  mysql  poem  ryannorth  poetry  programming  sql  coalesce 
june 2009 by infovore

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