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Eric Lippert develops C# analyzers at Coverity. During his sixteen years at Microsoft he was a developer of the Visual Basic, VBScript, JScript and C# compilers and a member of the C# language design committee; he is now a C# MVP. He is on Twitter at "@ericlippert" and writes a blog about programming language design and other fabulous adventures in coding at http://ericlippert.com.


May
2
comment Why does evolution not make our life longer?
I note that the question is incoherent in at least two ways. First, you've used "longer" without saying "than something". If we replace "longer" with "longer than 100 years", or "longer than elephants", or "longer than lifespan 10000 years ago" we'd get three different answers. Second, the question presupposes that evolution does not make life longer. Evolution has made life longer for humans than for many other species. Asking "why does X not happen?" when X does happen means the question cannot be sensibly answered. I would clarify your question.
Apr
26
comment Seeing strange things in light
Almost everyone has these and they are harmless in small numbers. If you have a sudden increase in the number of floaters then that is symptomatic of potentially serious problems and you should consult an eyecare professional.
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
awarded  Editor
Apr
18
comment What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing?
@DanielStandage: Thanks -- I am a computer guy, not a biology guy. :-)
Apr
18
revised What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing?
edited body
Apr
18
awarded  Teacher
Apr
18
answered What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing?
Apr
18
awarded  Autobiographer