Numb3rs nerd humour: For programmers onlyMikey 3 comments
Disclaimer: Strictly nerd humour ahead.
Watching Numb3rs is a guilty pleasure, one which any self respecting developer who understands code should be ashamed to admit. And I know I am probably going to take a beating for it from my colleagues for admitting this.
I just finished watching the latest episode broadcast here in Australia, and was tickled to see Charlie Eppes demo the ground-breaking deconvolution algorithm modified to remove smudges from indecipherable fingerprints.
Anyway, a screen shot of the code below, which was only on-screen for about half a second. The producers either have a sense of humour or have given up trying to be convincing. Click the image for a larger version.
On a related note, Blind Deconvolution is real mathematics, and of course it uses real algorithms, not the joke code you see above.