OT Re: Math-embarrassment results in CS [was: Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?]

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 23 23:50:51 CEST 2015


On 23/07/2015 22:29, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
>
>> Fortunately, we don't need to completely understand it. New Horizons
>> reached Pluto right on time after a decade of flight that involved
>> taking a left turn at Jupiter... we can predict exactly what angle to
>> fire the rockets at in order to get where we want to go, even without
>> knowing how that gravity yank works.
>>
>> Practicality beats purity?
>
> Engineer!
>

Heard the one about the three engineers in the car that breaks down?

The chemical engineer suggests that they could have contaminated fuel. 
They should try and get a sample and get someone to take it to a lab for 
analysis.

The electrical engineer suggests that they check the battery and the 
leads for any problems.

The Microsoft engineer suggests that they close all the windows, get out 
of the car, get back in the car, open all the windows and see what happens.

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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