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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 00:56:08 CEST 2015

On 23/07/2015 23:01, MRAB wrote:
> 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. :-)

Like it, marks out of 10, 15 :)

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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