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About ambleinrubble

Kashmiri Pandit in Exile, Professional Programmer and Computer Architect, Armchair Physicist, Closet Teacher

Programming the C/C++ Abstract Machine with a NOP

What was the first computer program you wrote? For me, it was generating the first 100 prime numbers using the Sieve of Eratosthenes. I had preceded that with many failed attempts at a problem my instructor had given me – … Continue reading

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Traumatic memories : This did happen in my Kashmir, many many times over

Basharat Peer, now of Curfewed Nights fame, but then a young reporter at Rediff, covered the gruesome Nadimarg massacre of Kashmiri Pandits in South Kashmir. He titled his piece This did not happen in my Kashmir – the date was Mar 24, … Continue reading

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