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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (The little lost angel)
Subject: Re: Career in computer science
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 04:36:09 GMT
Organization: Yes please, I'm quite disorganized & lost at the moment
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On 29 Oct 2002 13:23:00 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (john
>respectibility (obfuscation). To this end they will grab and
>incorporate any old rubbish maths that look like it may have a
To my misfortunate... at the point where I applied for colleague, I'm
pretty certain I could program (and did a lot more programming) than
most of the rest applying... but no the basis of my poor mathematic
skills (as evident to all here by now *grinz*), I was given the boot
from the CompSci department.
>computing aspect. Never mind the quality, feel the width.
>Computing consists of hardware and software.
>The hardware has already been done by the electronics engineers so
>they don't teach it. The software is done by programmers. Programming
They SHOULD, in my opinion. They can't teach programming, but
programmers can benefit from knowing something about what they are
programming on top of... I don't even mean like how to build a
processor starting from the silion wafer to photolithography.
I've met more than a handful of 'programmers' who don't seem to
understand that they shouldn't be stating a machine requirement with a
6.4GB hard disk and 256MB of RAM... when the average dataset is about
1~2GB... with a 19" LCD when the interface doesn't need it...
>is an artform and not a science so they can't teach that either.
Heh, try telling that to the universities that programming is an
artform. Most of them will reply that programming is a mathematical
science and mathematicians makes the best programmers. Nevermind that
I have to guide my sister through her programming (on an interpreted
language called S-plus that behaves very strangely at times) for a
maths/stats thesis... *grinz*
>The second is the 'shell sort' algorithm.
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