[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Thu May 8 12:49:09 CDT 2008

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Robert Darlington <rdarlington at gmail.com> wrote:
> On a side note, are there any universities in the States that still
> teach C?  Mine (UNM) has C++ as an elective and uses Java as the main
> focus for teaching CS, but no plain ol' C.  The only other languages
> they teach are object oriented PERL and VB, both as electives.  This
> just goes to show that CS has very little to do with being a
> programmer anymore.
> -Bob

I'm a Computer Engineering student at the Rochester Institute of
Technology. We start out with Java in CS 1-3, then hit C++ in CS 4.
Computer Engineers (and some other engineers) learn C in Applied
Programming and apply it in Operating Systems. We also did VHDL and
Don't get the idea that we're all programming, of course. I've had my
physics and math courses and we've got a lot of discrete logic, analog
and digital circuits courses.

I think that these days CS degrees, except from the very best schools,
may not be worth much. RIT's comp sci program is very big, but it
tends to produce a lot of Java monkeys and Google-oids, not much of
what *I* find interesting, operating systems, new languages, that kind
of thing.

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