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mån 2010-06-28 klockan 15:05 +0100 skrev Ciaran McCreesh:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:59:21 +0100
> Roy Bamford <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > All of engineering involves compromise.
> It's not a question of compromise. It's a question of being right vs
> being wrong. If one person says that 2 + 2 = 4 and a loud mob screams
> that their prophet revealed to them in a blog post that 2 + 2 = 6, you
> don't compromise and say that 2 + 2 = 5.
Sorry for being late to the party, but:
Nothing is EVER black or white. Not even the physical ones and zeros in
your computer are. That is why we have politics. To make compromises
which tells us what we should parse as a one or a zero.
1. (A t-shirt saying 2 + 2 = 5. For this joke to work you have to know
how to round numbers, and that 2 can be rounded from everything between
1,5 and 2,4, and that 4,8 rounds to 5. And it is still correct math.)