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Dude... the basics were never taught. Languages are taught - programming is not. It is an instinct, and some people are born with it and some people aren't. The problem you're seeing today is, it's possible for someone without the instinct, to just work really hard and get a CS degree - now they have degrees in subjects they really don't know... which only makes them the same as every other college grad out there.
This isn't a new issue. In the 80s it was "why don't people know basic electronics" - what? You can't build a flip-flop multi-vibrator with these paper clips?!
Seems my iders get around the world fast... That is a good thing I think.... Now I'm sure this brainstorm is gonna' work, my buddies in Israel did the ground breaking work and it got published in this months Photonics' Spectra. Here is the link to the old thread for those of you have nerr idea what I'm babbling about...:
Thank you to all who participated in the discussion and even if you tried to tell me that light don't work quite the way I think it derr, I still thank you!
And I have some good news.... I have been officially incorporated in the state of Delaware, that is where they suggest you do it so I took their advice....
Anyhow, now that I know this will work, I have reached out to the experts to help me build the prototype which is required for getting a real patent, and not just a legal 'I have a dream, patent place holder'
I have also updated my linked in profile, and am looking for connections to network with and referrals, testimonies about how crazy I am or not, etc.
*laugh* Got a call from a Government contractor on Wednesday, they want me to work for the CIA, I told them it was impossible, they don't allow people like me to even step foot on their property anymore.... He said it wouldn't be a problem. Must have been a crank caller hua? Don't people have better things to do with their time then tell lies? Oh well... Thanks again all of you who help me debunk my debunker....
-Proto-Bytes Formerly known as: The-Architect@CodeProject.com
You would have to ask me how I'm doing! I am honest to a fault you know! Life sux right now, I have more problems then an average urban city has varmints. Seems I am loosing everything, except the things I really am hold into. And that isn't much, just the things important to my business and survival. I have learned an awful lesson in life, there is no on you can truly rely on in the world... Should have believed it when i read it in the bible....
Otherwise, been doing a heck of a lot of research. Still modeling with CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute. And I have been spending a fair amount of time attempting to create an honorable and honest corporate profile for my new company. And since I can't afford to goto to a uni. likeUnlinke you I have made a decision to do my undergrad and post grad studies online at Stanford University. I looked at the online courses at MIT, but they speak a different language then what I can understand, and their professors have as much character as an old dusty book no one has ever broken the vinings to discover anything useful written within it'scrushy manifold. *snicker* I don't doubt the people who attend understand it... Me I learned mostly everything I know by self study, with the exception of my college education which was mostly in the area of quantum mechanics and electronics. And Standford teaches that topic the same way i learned it in college, MIT seems to have their own methodology which I simply don't give with. Anyway Stanford is with out a doubt the best college for any computer scientist to do any advanced studies at. That is where I got my computer science training from. Sun Micro Systems, located in the same building on a few floors below. And those guys were far more gifted then i am at the art of C.S. Seems the more I play with computers and the more I learn about them, the stupider I get. I only wish I had taken some computer security courses at some time, hackers own more real estate on my computers then I ever have. I have a mostly secure system, I think, but I just ran a diagnostic on my system, and it's reporting several 100 gigabytes of missing space on physical drives which I have in raid configuration. I can only imagine what must be eating up my drives. They are all 500 gig. the worst one is reporting it only sees half the amount, and my system is not telling me that I am corrupted.... Oh well... It fits in with the rest of the problems I have right now, so it really isn't effecting my mood at all.
I finally got a Fermi based GPU. Can't wait to start writing some CUDA, just life has me shacked to a reality I want noting to do with, but I am forced to me accountable, so that is where the majority of time is lost in my life right now....
Hope you are doing good at the university... College was one of the best times of my life...
Things have a way of working themselves out I have learned in life, so I don't have anything to dread, Right?
Thanks for your concern about my welfare.... Makes the world seem a little less dark of a place then I make it out to be... It's the cure that people that have been blessed with a mind like mine have to live with... Just a glutton for punishment, I refuse to live a lie so it makes me a finatic like so may others that history makes a point of making a point of... I supose.
A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the child asked for cookies and her mother told her "No." The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, "Now Ellen, we just have half of the aisles left to go through; don't be upset. It won't be long."
He passed the Mother again in the candy aisle. Of course, the little girl began to shout for candy. When she was told she couldn't have any, she began to cry. The mother said, "There, there, Ellen, don't cry. Only two more aisles to go, and then we'll be checking out."
The man again happened to be behind the pair at the check-out, where the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there would be no gum purchased today. The mother patiently said, "Ellen, we'll be through this check out stand in five minutes, and then you can go home and have a nice nap."
The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Ellen..."
The mother broke in, "My little girl's name is Tammy... I'm Ellen."
Unfortunately, there are a lot of parents like this today, especially young parents who are not done maturing and had not actually planned to have childre
While certainly true, the fact that stores put candy and tempting treats for kids right there where the parents then have to deal with the whining is utterly unethical. And that fact that we, as the consumer, let these marketing companies rule our lives is our own fault.
Even at the organic Farm Store where I shop, you see the same thing (except sugar is replaced with "agave", what a f**** joke) and it pisses me off. Which reminds me, I was going to actually write a complaint to the store, maybe get some other shoppers to sign it too.