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Comment Re: Programming (Score 1) 599

That's a question of time now vs time later. I would rather have the non working code assuming I have the time to fix it. If we need to meet the deadline I'll take the working code. But as I said, most bad coders produce unreadable non-working code.

If I had to pick between having a bad coder and an illegible coder, I'd take the illegible one because coding practices are easier to teach than how to code.

Comment Re: Programming (Score 1) 599

Well now we are talking about mathematicians. They have to write their own Integer class because MAX_INT just isn't close enough.

But more seriously, readability, maintainability and good coding practices are something you learn from experience, not some innate understanding of the concepts. If you had to choose between working code that's unreadable or non-working code that is readable, which would you take?

Not that that's a good example, most bad programmers I know produce code that doesn't work and is unreadable.

Comment Re: Programming (Score 2) 599

I've never met a good programmer with weak math skills. While your general statement is true, math is not needed to program, mathematics and logic are too tightly coupled to be good at one and bad at the other. The same type of thinking is needed for both.

Someone inherently good at programming will be inherently good at math and vise versa. Someone who can't understand mathematical concepts will struggle with logical ones. As to your point about engineers, most of the best programmers I know came from fields other than programming that required a higher level of mathematics, like engineering.

Comment Re:Isn't this thing already deployed? (Score 1) 491

Its probably an effort to decommission the A-10. They've been trying to do it for a long time but its such a great aircraft. Its sad we haven't designed anything comparable in the last 40+ years. Really goes to show the state of American politics in regards to military spending.

Comment Re: Get Self-Employed (Score 1) 268

So many big words. It must be hard having your intellect. To always be the smartest man in the room, how do you deal with the pressure? Seriously, how does a man of your intelligence function from day to day? I figured you would've accidentally strangled yourself on a shoe lase long ago.

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