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Pilot fish who’s a computer science professor gets a call from a former student stumped by a database problem — one that should be pretty easy to solve.

“This was not one of my most stellar students,” fish admits. “It seems they had set up a database for a new state agency and the system was running very slowly.

“I did a small amount of consulting on the side, so I agreed to take a look.”

Turns out the database is rather strangely organized. The explanation? Former student tells fish it’s set up for ease of data entry.

And for retrieval? “No problem,” former

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