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Comment: Re:Today's computer science corriculum is practica (Score 4, Informative) 153 153

I am a recently retired software developer who specialized in scientific, engineering, and image processing applications. I must have been considered pretty good because I kept getting significant raises and I retired with a net worth of over a million dollars. I do not know what a netmask is.

Comment: Re:Professional languages (Score 1) 182 182

managed some large business application development projects

There are business applications, and what I would call technical applications such as image processing, geographic information systems, numerical analysis, etc. I work for a large company that does the latter, and every project that I am aware of uses C++.

Comment: Re:Does Microsoft make bad versions deliberately? (Score 4, Insightful) 610 610

Microsoft has an internal policy of deliberately making bad versions of Windows to increase sales

You make it sound like Windows 8 is a stroke of marketing genius instead of a case of user interface design stupidity. I’ll put my money on stupidity.

Comment: Re:Are you an engineer? (Score 1) 333 333

I live in the U.S where most software development related degrees are called "Computer Science". My current title is "Software Developer". I have seen companies where people doing the same thing I am have the title "Software Engineer". I don't think the title has any correlation with what you do at work.

Comment: Re:My Experience (Score 1) 265 265

Perhaps you'll be good enough to propose several alternative hypotheses
  • 1. The good test scores were primariy made by the math and science majors.
  • 2. The good test scores were primariy made by the psyc majors.
  • 3. The good test scores were evenly distributed among the various majors.
  • 4.I'm delusional and I just imagined this whole thing.

I'm putting all my money on hypothesis one.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.