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Why do some prominent web sites use alphanumeric strings for resource IDs instead of numbers?

For example, the video IDs that YouTube uses are not a simple number, but instead a case-sensitive, alphanumeric string (like dQw4w9WgXcQ). Why do some websites, such as YouTube and Dailymotion use an ...
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Finding a solution to a real world assignment/routing problem

I'm currently working with a window cleaning company that uses it's own set of heuristics for scheduling its small set of cleaners for jobs - basically a huge spreadsheet with dates and human assigned ...