Even worse. I have seen both hierarchical and network databases re-invented.
But the question is, "Can he run an espresso machine?"
" far more important event than being the iPod/iPhone taskmaster"
I am actually going to argue that point with you. From an applications POV; IPods, IPads, iPhones, and OS X took the capabilities of Unix, and a host of other technologies, and leveraged them into something with a huge impact on social order, business, art, and science. Having Unix at the ready was important. But creating those products took the power of Unix into a whole new realm.
By analogy, knowing 2 Ca3SiO5 + 7 H2O ---> 3 CaO.2SiO2.4H2O + 3 Ca(OH)2 + 173.6kJ is important.
Taking that and using it to create a transcontinental highway system is also very important.
Why don't you ask him?
"Ignorance of mathematics isn't the cause of stupid laws and policy around technology..."
I agree somewhat but I think ignorance allows bad policy to exists. Some of what you hear coming from hucksters would, IMO, be akin to repealing the laws of gravity or building a warp drive. I am very skeptical of things such as facial recognition, trawling email to stop terrorist attacks, data mining, anything that handles data which is not ACID compliant, missile defense, and AI (AFAIAC it will never truly exist) though reflection is nice to have.
CS and the principles behind it are often so abstract that many people are not even aware of when they are lying.
You do not need electronics to compute or even build computers. You can use water, electrical circuits, wooden blocks, etc. But in any case, the Mathematics does not change. Just the implementation.
I would just skip the sort and do a linear search. As a matter of fact I *am* that lazy.
Shell sort was always my favorite in terms of elegance, IMO
But it's web scale!
Considering the number of companies available for outsourcing sooner or later it will probably happen, of not already. It would help explain the mish-mash of tools used in the job. Never trust a mercenary.
I'm glad someone got the reference.
The origianl games revolved around martial sports; javelin, wrestling, archery, etc. Then came shooting, pentathlon, biathlon etc. So limit it to the games actually used in warfare such as drone strikes, gunship strafing, and the perennial favorite thermo-nuclear war. Though the last one would actually be pretty boring. The players would have to do nothing to compete.
How does this differ from:
We are now charging a small monthly fee for the use of your utilities. It will be due in 30 days otherwise your heat and hot water will be turned off and your air conditioning will no longer function.
Your utility company."
In the US it would require a Constitutional Amendment to remove them completely.