What about all the other courses that are required for the degree, like algebra, calculus, discrete math, technical writing, and other electives like psychology, history, business management, or biology. All of these, while not directly applicable, are definitely useful, and should not be ignored.
Those are all fine subjects, but none of them are CS.
I am on of the people who 'got goxed' and I strongly agree with Daniel Negreanu's idea in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Bashing Mark Karpeles in the nuts with a baseball bat!
This is the same Daniel Negreaneau who thinks it's fine that his good buddy Erik Lindgren stiffs people on his gambling debts because he is an "old school" poker player.
Even easier is to just TURN IT OFF using the key and get on the breaks. Trust me, the car WILL stop running and come to a full stop fairly quick.
Not if it's a diesel engine.
Coming from the aerospace industry, you cannot have software that has bugs. And if there was the possibility of a software bug, you have to prove that you can mitigate the effect in hardware. So just to say "software has bugs...life has risks" isn't an acceptable answer (in my opinion). We have to remember this is not an apples to apples comparison. Just because traditional consumer software always has bugs in it (which are acceptable) doesn't mean they are acceptable in other industries. Considering that the failure puts someone's life at risk, I would think it should be considered unacceptable in automotive industry as well.
If you want your cars to be as expensive as a 747, then you can attain that goal. I used to work in the automotive industry designing embedded software for engine management systems. At that time, no automotive company would pay more than $100 for the Engine Control Unit. Probably 60% of the code was written to manage failures (both software and hardware), and there were other electronic fail safe mechanisms. But you can't mitigate every possible failure event without introducing costs that would have made the unit orders of magnitude more expensive.
You had me at Buffy. Netflix is producing Buffy? When, how, who? Somebody take my money, now. Please don't suck. A quick search on this subject reveals nothing informative, does any one have any details?
Of course, Buffy isn't sci-fi so isn't really a part of this discussion.
Except the king can't decide it, because ex post facto laws are forbidden, and the king can't override that because of rule of law.
Except the ones regarding telecoms companies and illegal wire tapping you mean?
I just wish someone would re make the HP programmers calculator. I need the Binary/hex/octal stuff more than anything else and all the calculators today just slap it on as a last minute extra buried in the settings.
That would be the HP-16c. Having misplaced my original (which I used all the time when I was hitting the metal in my assembly programming job), I picked up another one on ebay about 10 years ago. Definitely a good candidate for a re-issue.