Magical Candy Bars in Java

Tomorrow we should be able to learn about the possible fraud in the 2020 United States presidential election. Hopefully the discussions and events will be peaceful from both sides. It will be interesting to learn what went on and how is it going to be addressed.

Yesterday evening for the first time my wife and I watched a president Trump rally. This one was in an airport in Georgia. Interesting facts were presented. What called my attention was a comment made by the president regarding how some election officials use what was labeled as “intent by the voter” to decide if the ballot was for Biden or Trump. The officials inspect the ballot and they decide on what was the “intent” of the voter was, and they assign the vote to the “intended” candidate. WHAT??? If the voter filled in the slot for Biden, then the vote goes to Biden, if the slot for Trump was filled in, then the vote goes to Trump. Finally if both slots were left empty, the vote does not count. THIS IS THE BEGINING AND END OF THE STORY. There is NO INTENT. A seven year old understand this. Try explaining the rules to your kid and they will understand there is NO NEED to determine THE INTENT OF THE VOTER! Continue reading “Magical Candy Bars in Java”

Priority Queue

Time flies when you are having fun; at least that is how the saying goes. Today is Saturday and I am on my second and last block of the day. After breakfast I prepared the pizza dough and put it in a bowl covered with plastic film for it to rise. During the break between blocks my wife and I checked the dough. It is touching the plastic. It has tripled its size.

For lunch we are going to make and bake a few small and thin pizzas. We are going to mix and match toppings and are expecting to have a few leftover pizzas. Tomorrow we are going to make “baba” (an Italian yeast cake). Will have a few and the rest with the pizzas will be delivered to my oldest son. Continue reading “Priority Queue”