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Comment: Re:Either of the poles woulc cause this effect (Score 1) 481

by Zero__Kelvin (#49740587) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

"But since there's no "earth" at the north pole, the correct answer is obviously the south pole."

That isn't correct at all. First of all, you can't walk south from the South Pole, but that doesn't even matter because:

He says the surface of the Earth. He doesn't say what that surface is made of (i.e. Ice works), or even in what millennium you are walking in (see also Plate tectonics )

Comment: Re: North Pole (Score 1) 481

by Zero__Kelvin (#49740523) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

It's certainly some point near the South Pole, since the North Pole hasn't got any earth.

That would seem to be a problem, but is it as insurmountable as the fact that the South Pole doesn't have a South? (and anywhere near it would suggest many possible answers, none of which could be determined during an interview.) FTA:

You're standing on the surface of the Earth

He doesn't say what that surface is composed of, and I'm willing to bet that it is not that kind of trick question, since that would be a stupid way to asses someone's intellectual prowess to say the least.

Comment: Re:this sounds familiar (Score 1) 59

by Zero__Kelvin (#49736695) Attached to: Google Offers Cheap Cloud Computing For Low-Priority Tasks
I was a VAX/VMS Systems manager in the early 1990s, and no, that is not true. For christ sake there was no www and Ethernet was based on Coaxial Cable, with UTP just coming to market, and nobody was transferring complete OS images from machine to machine and running and stopping them on the fly. Period.

Comment: Re:There can be only one. (Score 1) 434

by Zero__Kelvin (#49734933) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE
I have bad news for you bud. Unless 80% of the programmers you know are incompetent, you and your brethren are classic examples of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

"Really? You must not do much real-world programming then. "

If anyone had any doubt they need only look at that statement. No competent programmer is so lacking in logical facility that they would draw that conclusion. Period.

"Basically, your assumption smells like the shit hole you crapped it out of."

That smell is your breath. Later, moron.

Comment: Re:Fuck you dice (Score 1) 434

by Zero__Kelvin (#49731573) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE
I didn't pick up on it at first, but CTRL-Femacs and CRTL-Fvim both show no instances of either. Eclipse is mentioned, but M$ Visual Suck is mentioned in the same very small paragraph. How many times is M$ Visual Suck mentioned you ask? 21 times! Again, that M$ garbage 22 times, emacs and vim not once. Yep, it's an M$ ad.

If it's working, the diagnostics say it's fine. If it's not working, the diagnostics say it's fine. - A proposed addition to rules for realtime programming

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