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I never made any calculations, because there is no data set. Describing hash tables at a generic level makes sense, because my generalization was a generic overview of the components of all data structures.
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You guys are absolutely right, he did assume 20k buckets for 20k items. It wasn't the only mistake, but it was the most egregious and I'm glad to see it being recognized.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_quoting_out_of_context The practice of quoting out of context, sometimes referred to as "contextomy" or "quote mining", is a logical fallacy and a type of false attribution in which a passage is removed from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.
And with that, I'm done with the conversation. My point is made, it's up to each and every one of you to be honest enough to admit to it, although I am disappointed in a few of you.
Skel may try and play this off as simple trolling, he has every right to try and save face. But hopefully next time he'll know better.
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