the new math: old battle of the lovees was: PDP1 3595
plug'nplaying is not taking apart the gear.
But he didn't.
Read it again..and again. and then read again. I certainly had to. The guy packed a ton of knowledge in those few paragraphs.
Physics types became The Bit Gods of the computer biz. Physics majors have to think in terms of the n-body problem. This is really useful training when you have to deal with a thingie that can interrupt you at any time, usually at the worst time.
Yes. But then, I've received a curmudgeon promotion today.
Now, was that math training theortical or applicable? There is a huge difference.
My nephew had zilch training in anything having to do with physical sciences. He was advised in high school not to take the course. The most is a side bar in a text book. That's like designing autos with zero knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of gasoline.
I know that; I can tell. Go take a few courses and remove the weakness :-).
the new math: old battle of the lovees was: PDP1 3596
snip Not sure what you mean by "plug 'n' play", but what I had in mind was...
The above * can do for a start. :-) How can one develop new computing foobars if they don't know that electricity (and EMF) is slow?
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