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 Cargo Culture and Majic numbers 
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Schroedinbug

[MIT: from the Schroedinger's Cat thought-experiment in quantum physics]

A design or implementation bug in a program that doesn't manifest until someone reading source or using the program in an unusual way notices that it never should have worked, at which point the program promptly stops working for everybody until fixed. Though (like bit rot) this sounds impossible, it happens; some programs have harbored latent schroedinbugs for years.


Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:58 am
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Have you experienced that before?


Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:01 am
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I have seen ones quite similar. Usually it is like a tight rope, working only under certain idea conditions.


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Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:16 am
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The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information is one of the most highly cited papers in psychology. It was published in 1956 by the cognitive psychologist George A. Miller of Princeton University's Department of Psychology in Psychological Review. It is often interpreted to argue that the number of objects an average human can hold in working memory is 7 ± 2. This is frequently referred to as Miller's Law.


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