— Programmers learning how to use an API or a programming language often rely on code examples to support their learning activities. However, what makes for an effective code example remains an open question. Finding the characteristics of the effective examples is essential in improving the appropriateness of these learning aids. To help answer this… (More)
Cognitive function was examined in 6 patients with genetically confirmed Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) and 15 age- and ethnically matched controls using a series of subtests from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), a touch screen-based testing system previously validated in a number of movement and neurodegenerative disorders.… (More)
Substance abuse through the deliberate inhalation of petrol (petrol sniffing or gasoline sniffing) is prevalent in inner-urban and remote rural communities. Although acute toxic encephalopathy is a well-documented consequence of petrol sniffing, the neurological and cognitive effects of chronic petrol sniffing are unknown. A structured neurological… (More)
BACKGROUND In chronic petrol sniffers, recent exposure to high levels of leaded petrol may give rise to a lead encephalopathy characterised by tremor, chorea, ataxia, hyperreflexia, convulsive seizures, and death. Neurological abnormalities associated with lead encephalopathy involve the cortex, basal ganglia, cerebellum, and brain stem. OBJECTIVE To use… (More)
Anecdotal observations suggest that neurological impairments associated with petrol (gasoline) sniffing resolve with abstinence, although these effects have not been proven empirically. Severe exposure to leaded petrol may induce a lead encephalopathy that extends beyond any acute intoxication and requires emergency hospital treatment. Previously, in… (More)
Multi-display environments (MDEs) have advanced rapidly in recent years, incorporating multi-touch tabletops, tablets, wall displays and even position tracking systems. Designers have proposed a variety of interesting gestures for use in an MDE, some of which involve a user moving their hands, arms, body or even a device itself. These gestures are often… (More)
A Zero Overhead Loop Buffer (ZOLB) is an architectural feature that is commonly found in DSP processors. This buffer can be viewed as a compiler managed cache that contains a sequence of instructions that will be executed a specified number of times. Unlike techniques such as loop unrolling, a loop buffer is a hardware technique that can be used to minimize… (More)
We propose different applications in which extensions of digital waveguides have been used in a compositional context.