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

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Jul 24 00:01:51 CEST 2015

On 2015-07-23 22:50, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> 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.
And an Apple engineer would suggest buying a new car that runs only on
its manufacturer's brand of fuel. :-)

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