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You can't work by analogy on the whole of a field as diverse as software. - Sure you can - sorta | 756 comments | Create New Account
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You can't work by analogy on the whole of a field as diverse as software. - Sure you can - sorta
Authored by: wharris on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 01:58 PM EDT
This is not correct. A computer is more capable than a calculator (unless you
are referring specifically to programmable calculators). To use the proper term,
a 4-function calculator is not Turing-complete.

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Rocket Science is simple
Authored by: Wol on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 03:13 PM EDT
It's the technology that's complex.

Mix an oxidant and a reducer in a tube that's sealed at one end. Bingo, a
rocket. Simples, for the scientist.

How you actually get the chemicals into the tube, and make it fly where you want
it to, that's the difficult part but it's not rocket science.

Cheers,
Wol

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