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Comment Do research, don't write code (Score 1) 115

Researchers are good at researching. They can write some code though.
Programmers are good at programming. They know how to write good code that is easy to maintain and adapt.

If you're a researcher with some experience in writing code, you should ask you self, "should I spend that much time writing code, while a programmer does a better job in less time while it has also less bugs, will be reviewed and has unit tests"? Also, how much do you know about design patterns? Sure. Your code works without. Good luck with it. Also good luck with the headache in one year.

Comment Damn Journalists (Score 4, Insightful) 426

They're the worst kind of terrorist. Fighting with Pen And Truth and using the internet as IED and WMD.

The loyal ones write about what the government want you to believe.
Then there is a bunch of them that write about oil spills and the banking system.
But the worst are those that turn against their government and write the truth.

Comment Re:good (Score 1) 616

Yup. And that is why good education (math) is so important. To educate people to see the things in perspective.
But there is also a role here for the media. People feel less secure, as a result of hyped news coverage, while in fact they are more secure than ever before.

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