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I got a Liberal "Arts" degree in Computer "Science" after flunking out of "Engineering." xD
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Watson wrote in 1924 "Behaviorism ... holds that the subject matter of human psychology is the behavior of the human being. Behaviorism claims that consciousness is neither a definite nor a usable concept."
Yes it seems pretty much the same here in the "heartland of America," and even moreso now, long after I graduated in the mid '80s. Programmers were still in hot demand way back then in the before time. I was able to get software jobs long before I went to college; I didn't go to college to get a job, I went there to learn, which I did. We wrote Pascal programs on "coding sheets" (which is why I had to laugh). This was so we would get everything in the right columns when we typed our programs onto IBM punchcards and ran them through the card readers on the big IBM M.U.S.I.C. system mainframe computer. We did have one of the first UNIX systems on a PDP-11, and I got to touch it once or twice, but it was pretty precious and undergrads mostly had to work on the (M)ulti-(U)ser (S)ystem for (I)nteractive (C)omputing. Times have changed hahPS in Italy every 'arts' degree (in the job world) is equal to about nothing, with one exception (conservatorio= maybe the highest music degree in the world, opera, direttori orchestra and so on. 10 years for piano (!)).
Otherwise every arts degree get no reputation at all.
A welder is much more (in Italy) regarded
you didn't need the coding sheets if you typed/punched the program yourselfWe wrote Pascal programs on "coding sheets" (which is why I had to laugh). This was so we would get everything in the right columns when we typed our programs onto IBM punchcards and ran them through the card readers on the big IBM
Didn't have any ladies to do it for us, we were just undergrads, the lowest life-form on campus. Getting things in the right columns was really more important for assembly language than Pascal. Pascal was the first structured programming language I ever had the pleasure of using. Structured languages, relational databases, and virtual machines were all bleeding-edge concepts at the time, and what I went there to learn. There was no WWW for the masses, and there was a limit on what you could learn reading TRS-80 manuals written by Microsoft.you didn't need the coding sheets if you typed/punched the program yourself
coding sheets were needed if the ladies in the ?card punching office? did it
they couldn't tell JCL from the program itself
I used punch cards for assembler code while learning to fix PDP-11 minicomputers. Computers in those days was in 19inch racks. It was tangible engineer stuff.we punched the programs ourselves
Soon to be extinct??? what about IoT? those are the same guys that make your smart toaster curse at you in Korean (Here's looking at you, Samsung) for trying to use it to cook some pho noodles instead of airfrying some bamboo with gingerAn Embedded Computer Engineer could be found on the floorboard of a vehicle.
Embedded software engineers of the future will have a very different skillset from their traditional predecessors. They’ll know how to call an API to make the hardware do something, but they won’t know why or how it does it.www.designnews.com
There's a humongous degree of opportunity associated with SBCs such as the RPI and Beaglebone, however, the ability to run a singular binary on a microcontroller, such as the Arduino, is so useful, cheap, efficient, and simple.
The reason I wrote this is I replied to an job listing for "Embedded Computer Engineer" and it turned out the job was installing embedded PC into fleet vehicles.An Embedded Computer Engineer could be found on the floorboard of a vehicle.
Maybe I need a doctorate in mechanical engineering to fix the kitchen table now?The reason I wrote this is I replied to an job listing for "Embedded Computer Engineer" and it turned out the job was installing embedded PC into fleet vehicles.
So crawling around on the floorboard running wires.
Not the sexy sounding job description but more like a aftermarket car radio installer.
3 bay shop not much different than Jiffy Lube.
Perhaps a good idea just to be safe. You certainly don't want to be fined for "unlicensed engineering"!Maybe I need a doctorate in mechanical engineering to fix the kitchen table now?
I think they were a bit harsh fining him for calling himself an engineer. This is a state issue, not a federal issue, but the last I checked that word is not protected the same as "medical doctor" or "lawyer," in most if not every state.Perhaps a good idea just to be safe. You certainly don't want to be fined for "unlicensed engineering"!
This story was quite amusing and almost set a dangerous precident for engineers:
Just checked my wallet, I don't have an engineering license either!
I found this story kind of amusing for a different reason. When I was in school they used to use the analogy of a traffic light control system to something that is too simple.This story was quite amusing and almost set a dangerous precident for engineers:
The Wifi chip on an 8266 assembly is tiny enough. They come in various packages and are probably found in coffee machines and other devices controlled by WiFi. But the WiFi is enabled by default so it is probably back door for hackers to enter related computer systems. There are lots of capable micros without wireless and IMO they should be preferred for computer sensors.Someday there will probably be micro controllers the size of a penny.