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spriggan

Member Since 27 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 07 2014 09:33 AM

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In Topic: Best living engineer?

11 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

 

"A) what do you mean by "best"

B) what do you mean by "engineer"?"

 

Dictionary definitions should suffice.

 

Allow me to rephrase:

A) By what metric are you comparing "engineers" by which to be able to rank them against each other?

B) What fields of study do you consider to encompase "engineering"? Should it cover only fields that require certification as an engineer, or are you using the less rigorous version of the term that essentially means "person who makes things"?

 

So no, dictionary definitions most definitely won't suffice.

 

 

A) It's open ended, but you can use influence, industriousness, inventiveness or any metrics you wish.

B) Less rigorous


In Topic: Best living engineer?

11 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

"A) what do you mean by "best"

B) what do you mean by "engineer"?"

 

Dictionary definitions should suffice.


In Topic: Best living engineer?

10 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

"Unless you have actually worked with the person you have no way to judge."

 

I know, this is not meant to be rigorous or particular precise, I'm just looking for opinions.

 

"as far as John Carmack goes, he's a regular hacker"

 

I disagree strongly with this statement. Carmack has been a pioneer in the field of real time graphics. His graphic engines have practically been the state of art for the last 20 years.

 

"Also, what are you comparing?"

 

Nothing in particular, just looking for opinions, like I said previously I'm not looking to be rigorous.


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