[lug] File modification

Chris Riddoch socket at peakpeak.com
Wed Mar 13 16:26:25 MST 2002

Jonathan Briggs <zlynx at acm.org> writes:

> If you've got root on the machine there is no way to prove it.

Yeah, I realize that.

> Does the professor know the end time of the running program?  You
> could demonstrate that the program runs for time X, and that program
> end - X was before the deadline.

Unfortunately, no. I ctrl-C'd it after about 15 hours. I used a
particularly bad choice of algorithms because I was in a hurry, and I
I ended up making some stupidly, dramatically, *painfully* inefficient
algorithms to reduce the complexity of the data structures.

It *is* done, though. And I know it works on smaller data sets.  (No,
you can't look at the code. It's too embarrassing.)

Eh, better that I learn that lesson *now* than in the industry...

Chris Riddoch       | epistemological
socket at peakpeak.com | humility

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