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2012-12-09 06:15:10 PM  
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What are you going to do with all that coding knowledge when the server physically fails?
shiat, what is the average person going to do with coding knowledge period.

///last shiat I programmed in was BASIC...not visualBASIC or QBASIC
2012-12-09 05:31:42 PM  
3 votes:
learn to ^c^v

Only be sure always to call it please "research."
2012-12-10 04:45:57 PM  
1 vote:
Half Man Half Biscuit
There are 10 types of people in this world.....

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2012-12-10 04:43:01 PM  
1 vote:
There are 10 types of people in this world.....
2012-12-09 11:20:53 PM  
1 vote:

Dinjiin: try going from C to LISP. Holy fark, that was different.

Ugh, I'd almost rather actually have a lisp than program in LISP ever again.
2012-12-09 09:04:57 PM  
1 vote:

ModernLuddite: In my computer science classes in school, there really was a world between people who just copied things and people who actually made things. In the end, both people had something that worked, but the copiers had no real idea HOW it worked, and couldn't fix any problems that may have arisen.

This. And sometimes it's the TAs of the CS courses. I lost credit on exam because he didn't understand what I wrote. I got the credit back after I explained to him WTF synchronization was and why I was using it.
2012-12-09 08:32:45 PM  
1 vote:

freidog: If you write a block of code once, consider making it a function.
If you write a block of code twice, you must make it a function.
If you write a block of code three times, we should consider firing you.

I probably botched the quote a bit, but basically the same sentiment.

You probably could have copy-pasted that quote from somewhere :)
2012-12-09 07:25:08 PM  
1 vote:
I ran into a new programmer at a conference. He's a Jave programmer. Java only. Period. I asked him how many languages he thought he would ever need and he said "Java and maybe Javascript". Then he asked me how many programming languages I've used (I've been in the biz since the late 70s). I was still listing languages 5 minutes later when his eyes glazed over and his brain rebooted.

That was fun. Java punk. You want my job, you got a lot of studying to do.
2012-12-09 06:19:26 PM  
1 vote:
No - copy/paste is not a programming method.

I've been saying this for farking years.

If you find yourself doing a lot of copying and pasting maybe you just call a function.
2012-12-09 04:47:13 PM  
1 vote:
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I'll see your "What being good at maths is really like", and raise you a PhD.
2012-12-09 01:48:41 PM  
1 vote:
I is good at maths and is good at programmings but there is no if and only if relation. I can be replaced by a single 16 year old Pashtun hacker with incredible Ctl-C Ctl-V skills.
2012-12-09 01:04:31 PM  
1 vote:
Emacs vs vi just won....
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