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Re: Navigation question

From: Walt <wamitty_at_verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:48:01 GMT
Message-ID: <B5IBh.1316$_O1.1117@trndny04>

"Marshall" <marshall.spight_at_gmail.com> wrote in message news:1171492815.657233.35980_at_j27g2000cwj.googlegroups.com...
> On Feb 14, 12:21 pm, Bob Badour <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > Marshall wrote:
> > > On Feb 14, 7:43 am, "dawn" <dawnwolth..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >>Application software typically reads data from a
> > >>database, takes a foreign key value, and reads in other data.
> >
> > > Ewww! Certainly *bad* software does that, but good software
> > > doesn't. Part of my job description is smacking noobs who do
> > > the above with a large, migratory fish. Salmon is my favorite.
> >
> > Arctic char. It's a little like salmon only way better.
>
> I don't have any theory to back this up, but the thing that seems
> to make the difference is fresh water vs. salt water. The salt
> water fish are overkill; if you hit every summer intern or newhire
> who writes stupid code with a marlin or a sturgeon, they just
> fall over dead and the learning opportunity is lost. Whereas
> if you use a trout they just laugh. The salmon is the perfect
> middle ground, and it seems more than a coincidence that it
> spends part of its time in fresh water and part in salt.
>
> Hmmm. The salmon splits the difference between fresh and
> salt by time, over its lifecycle. I wonder if you could get similarly
> good results from a creature that splits the difference in
> salinity? For example, would it work as well to dump a bucket
> of brine shrimp over someone's head?
>

Interesting that you mention salmon in the context of navigation.

How does the salmon find its way back to the stream where it hatched out? Does it navigate, or is it using "content based addressing"?

> PS. "Don't be concerned. It will not harm you."
>
Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 12:48:01 CST

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