TIL: You can check how many registered users DN has

over 7 years ago from Zoltán Hosszú, ⚡️ Creator of things ⚡️

  • Jonathan CutrellJonathan Cutrell, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    For anyone entering random numbers, here's a little trick I learned from basic CS classes:

    Always divide and conquer by going in half. Example - if you want to see how many users there are, start at a decent idea of what a maximum may be. I started with 40k.

    Guesses, in order: 40k 20k 30k 35k 37k 36k 36.5k 36725 36862 36931

    And so on. Basically just halving until you find the thing. This is the way most index search algorithms work, as well. (This is the final account at the time of this posting: https://www.designernews.co/users/36929)

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