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Comment: Re:The Department of Redundancy Department (Score 1) 628

by forkfail (#39772807) Attached to: University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

The thing about CS/CE is that it is one place where the product and the design are very close together; the distinction isn't so sharp - there's a lot of gray area.

Often the blueprint resembles (and becomes) the product; pseudo code and algorithms are directly translatable to code.

This is very different from the equations that determine materials strength becoming a bridge.

Comment: Re:The Department of Redundancy Department (Score 1) 628

by forkfail (#39772663) Attached to: University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

Difference with your examples is that they don't organize them that way to save money; they do it because they think that is the way to do it.

Which is fine.

It is also a far cry from cutting bits out of the CS curriculum to add 2M to the pool so it can be sent over to the football team.

Comment: The fundamental problem... (Score 1) 910

by forkfail (#39772165) Attached to: In Nothing We Trust

... is that we've allowed the power to shift from the instrument of the people: the Government; which may be flawed, but is still the instrument of the people, to the private, hereditary fiefdoms of the corporations and Wall Street, which now enjoy all the advantages of a feudal hierarchy without any of the responsibility that at least the oath of fealty attempted to enforce.

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