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Comment Re:Today's computer science corriculum is practica (Score 4, Informative) 154 154

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.

Any given program will expand to fill available memory.