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    Greatest thing you took from Programming...

    Here's a question for you all... what is the greatest thing you got out of learning to program, in your mind? What ability makes you most proud?

    To me, mine is the ability to identify why a glitch might be happening when I see them in other people's programs without even looking at the code. I can kind of diagnose what would be the cause... I love this ability and I love to show it off to non programmers when I can. I also love to feel like an ass when I end up being wrong.

    Anyone else wanna take a try at this?
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    I think programming has helped me think in a way I call "more logically". lol...

    Put more simply (and more intelligently), I think due to learning how to program, I've been trained to think out problems in a very ordered manner as opposed to ignoring the fine details of everyday solutions. I think this has even carried across to non-programming problems that I see.

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    Being able to decompile a game called Gazillionaire Deluxe using a VB3 decompiler, fix a bug that was annoying me to no end and recompile the game.

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    Thinking logically. Breaking large problems into small chunks. Making useful programs.

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    Getting the chicks who think IT guys are really sexy, ever since I've started programming they've been lining up to get with me, my friends ask me how -- I respond with one letter, C.

    Not really , It's helped me mostly in maths - being more methodical in the way I work.

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    Pattern recognition.
    7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
    40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*

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    The ability to switch off day to day stuff and work on something that isnt related to work

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    The unparalleled skill of being able site for 12+ hours in front of a computer.

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    I'm better at tetris for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective View Post
    The unparalleled skill of being able site for 12+ hours in front of a computer.
    I second

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    I don't program anymore. I don't like the way it made
    me think. I prefer a more non-structured, spacey
    thought process. Programming just seems to keep my
    mind on a much too literal and linear path. If that makes
    sense. Which it probably doesn't. But that's the point.
    If I still programmed, I probably would be making sense
    right now.
    Staying away from General.

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    I think one of the best things becomming a skilled programmer teaches you is humility:

    Learn that the problem is always a bug in your code, except when it isn't.
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    Linus Torvalds: "But it clearly is the only right way. The fact that everybody else does it some other way only means that they are wrong"

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    I love this ability and I love to show it off to non programmers when I can.
    Me too, and since I don't know anyone else in the real world that can code I always look big & clever, even when I'm wrong I just blag it. So it must be superiority, even if its all just BS who can tell? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective View Post
    The unparalleled skill of being able site for 12+ hours in front of a computer.
    Don't forget - you're being paid to sit in front of a computer for 12+ hours.

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    The greatest thing I got from programming was money.
    The second greatest thing I got from programming was enough money to quit doing it for money at the age of 38 and move on to more interesting and less stressful things.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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