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Comment Re:"Giant steps are what you take. . ." (Score 1) 20

namely the pure insanity of even suggesting

But is that enough hyperbole? I realize that being a Lefty requires a comprehensive humor-ectomy, but the need to destroy the possibility of even suggesting an idea rhetorically suggests that you've leveled up in the Applied Fascism category.

Comment Re:Wow! A whole JE! Just for me.... (Score 1) 18

One believes that the Almighty *is* objective truth.
Confronted with a naysayer such as yourself, one cannot get either (a) a coherent explanation of *why* to reject the Almighty, or (b) a reasonable alternative.
You seem to preach the flesh, but so what? Who can tell which heartbeat will be the last?

Comment Re:Programming (Score 1) 591

Actually, I beg to differ. When the situation pops up that you need that special knowledge, you can always ask someone for help, or you can (as the article describes) just google for a solution. No person since the Early Modern Times and the last polymaths is able to even know everything about what he is working with on a daily basis. No physicists knows all the engineering details of the instruments he is using to perform his experiments, and no engineer knows all about the experiments the physicist is working on with the instruments the engineer is working on. Not even the processor designer knows everything about the design of the south bridge that will connect to his CPU. He might be able to actually get that knowledge, but in most cases it will be more productive that he sits with the south bridge design team on the specs and later works with them on the bugs that appear in the simulator and the first silicon.

And that's the basic message of the article: Start with what you got, not even math skills are necessary, and whenever you hit a wall, you can always ask someone or teach yourself what you are missing. And no, it's not degrading your honor as a programmer when you google how to turn red the background of a web page.

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilization.

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