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Jail Authorities Mistakenly Early Released 3,200 Prisoners due to a Silly Software Bug

Jail Authorities Mistakenly Early Released 3,200 Prisoners due to a Silly Software Bug

December 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Washington State Department of Corrections (DoC) is facing an investigation after it early released around 3,200 prisoners over the course of 13 years , since 2002, when a bug was introduced in the software used to calculate time credits for inmates' good behavior. The software glitch led to a miscalculation of sentence reductions that US prisoners were receiving for their good behaviour. Over the next 13 years, the median number of days of those released early from prison was 49 days before their correct release date. "This problem was allowed to continue for 13 years is deeply disappointing to me, totally unacceptable and, frankly, maddening," Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement . "I've [many] questions about how and why this happened, and I understand that members of the public will have those same queries." What's the Bug and How did it Remain Undetected for 13 Years? The issue lies in DoC software that is
Learn How DuckDuckGo Search Engine helps you to be a Good Programmer

Learn How DuckDuckGo Search Engine helps you to be a Good Programmer

February 21, 2014Anonymous
So you want to be a Programmer? Want to learn - How to code, Debug, and Program? The Web is full of free resources that can turn you into a programmer in no time, but never knew Where to start or How to troubleshoot your programs . Learning How to be a good programmer begins with learning logic concepts and language syntax and Google is a superb search engine, used by the majority of users online for finding information. But most of the time we don't get helping hands ' easily & quickly ' to debug our programs using Google or other Search engines. Learning to program is hard enough, but debugging is a critical skill, actually - it's frustrating ! DuckDuckGo , a private Search Engine that claims it gives complete anonymity to its users, has ' Programming Goodies ' for you and Software Engineers, i.e. provides a large number of programming tips and solutions from the a number of references, for various programming languages. Following are the
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