Ongoing musings, tips, and observations from a Van Couvering, not someone who is going to Vancouver.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Answers to life's persistent questions
I was recently working on some algebraic problems when I was studying a Retouched Bloom Filter (PDF). I was trying to see if I could calculate how much smaller the Bloom Filter could be depending on how many bits I reset to 0.
I found myself stumped - it has just been too long since I did this stuff in college. My numbers came out all wrong.
So I found it quite appropriate when I found these real-life answers, copied from an email sent to me.