At the big companies maybe. Although the better big companies are smarter than that. At the startups not at all- generally because there is no HR department and the engineers/former engineers are hiring directly. Working at them, the only time I've seen someone hired for a particular skill instead of problem solving ability and intelligence is when we had a short, hard deadline and needed a subject matter expert for just a month or two.
The ironic thin is if you actually talked to the people who wrote those maps (who are generally pretty good programmers) they'd be on your side of the argument. The STL was written to be good enough and to be as generic as possible. There's a ton of speed optimizations that can be done if you're willing to make a few assumptions or a few different tradeoffs. Or just willing to simplify the STL API and drop parts most people don't need like allocators.
You don't think discrete math is CS? I don't think you know what those two things are.
You learn where not to go, and what not to see
The difference is, at the inner city school, the kids have next to nothing. It's gladiator school.
The kids at Francis Parker on the other hand, have every advantage. If you sit in the coffee shop across Clark Street facing the window at 7:30am, you will see the line of Bentleys, Aston Martins, etc, dropping off little Trevor for school. And those are the less wealthy families. You can tell the really wealthy families because the children are dropped off by a non-white driver, sitting alone in the front seat (and yes, I have seen little Driving Miss Daisy caps on the drivers). They don't give little Mitt a lunchbox, they give him a platinum visa so he can pop down the street at lunchtime and eat on proper tablecloths and terrorize the wait staff. The parents treat the faculty of Francis Parker a little worse than they treat the undocumented aliens they hire to do their lawn care and nannying.
Anyone who believes there are no social classes in the United States just needs to spend an hour at Francis Parker to learn the truth.
Francis Parker School in Chicago is where the 1% send their kids. So, there is a substantial number of entitled little turds who have learned from their parents that bullying is one of the perks of being rich and powerful.
It does not surprise me that this has happened at that school.
I have first-hand experience there and far poorer inner city schools, and there is behavior at FP that you would never see in the inner-city school.
Other way around. If you learn the new hot skills, you can get a low level job where you'll struggle and work poorly because you don't really know what you're doing. Then when the buzzwords change, you'll be unhirable. If you learn the theory and fundamentals, you'll write better code more quickly and be able to easily pick up new technologies as they come along. Theory always trumps "real world" skills.
So you're argument is Cruz might be an Obama of the right, roping in a lot of people and then carrying on as a progressive?
No, that he's an Obama of the Right, incompetent, self-absorbed and unable to make a difference on any of the important issues that matter to either of us.
And sadly, most nerds have very fragile psyches
Reading the comments to this article confirm this like nothing else I've seen.
Christ, it's a shitty operating system, marginally better than Windows 7, and you're making out like someone's raped your sister and then tweezed your nose hair. For fuck's sake, get some perspective.
I mean, do operating systems even matter any more? The only people who care about this are the sad sacks that do corporate end-user support...Oh wait, that's it isn't it? You have a shitty job and you're pissed at the world. Oh, OK. Carry on. Get it off your chest. You have precious little to live for, so if it makes you feel better to be the anti-MS Martin Luther and hammer your treatise to the church door, then by all means...
Is it possible that he was either unaware, or didn't take it seriously?
How does that sound to you? Sound it out and ask yourself.
If you hate the egoist-in-chief, are you really prepared to sign on with another, just because he makes noises that soothe your soul? Ted Cruz is every bit as empty as Obama. They're really two of a kind if you look half a centimeter beneath the surface.
I made a big mistake supporting Obama. Will you make the same one, just so I won't feel as bad?
Everyone dies, you dumbfuck.
Despite the "life-saving" diet? I'm shocked.
You've got to admit, it's a little bit like having Sonny Bono endorse a set of skis. Or Jim Fixx writing a blurb about how running prevents heart disease. While it may be true, it's probably not the best marketing strategy.
Yes, that was Cruz' statement last September. Except, here is a much more recent article (less than one month ago) from the Dallas News:
Canadian immigration lawyers say they're baffled why it's taking Sen. Ted Cruz so long to renounce his Canadian citizenship. The Republican Texas senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate vowed several months ago to terminate his dual citizenship. He says he's hired lawyers and is preparing the paperwork. But experts in Canada say renouncing citizenship is a simple, quick and straightforward process. There's even an online, four-page PDF form on the Government of Canada website to initiative the process - no lawyers needed.
"He's a Harvard-educated lawyer so what's the problem? It's elementary."
So, Senator Cruz, what's the hold up?
(He was actually released on Wednesday, BTW.)
You'd like us to believe that, wouldn't you?
It's pretty interesting that one of the endorsements over at the website for the "forksoverknives" whole foods regime documentary was this:
'"A film that can save your life." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times '