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PhDs in IT

Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:56 AM

There are doctors of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, blah blah blah and all have very cool topics to research on. WTF does a doctor of IT research on? What kind of research takes place in the programming field?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:57 AM

You mean Computer Science PhDs?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:58 AM

View PostKYA, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 08:57 AM, said:

You mean Computer Science PhDs?


Yea that's what he means.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:02 AM

Have you tried GOOGLE?

Maybe Chris could put in some quick-tag like [google] that prints "google that shit" with a link to google.. Would be pretty neat.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:07 AM

View PostGloin, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 09:02 AM, said:

Have you tried GOOGLE?

Maybe Chris could put in some quick-tag like [google] that prints "google that shit" with a link to google.. Would be pretty neat.


Don't you hate people who ask stupid f-cking questions that could be answered with a quick google search?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:09 AM

I hate people.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:10 AM

And this is why most of us do what we do.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:31 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 09:10 AM, said:

And this is why most of us do what we do.


Couldn't have said it more elegant. We are all misanthropes!
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:38 AM

PHD: Piled Higher and Deeper.

We hired a "PhD" once...lasted about three days before we figured out he didn't know dick about anything. Wonder if he bought his PhD with rupees.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:45 AM

View Postcoden4fun, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 08:07 AM, said:

Don't you hate people who ask stupid f-cking questions that could be answered with a quick google search?


The only stupid question is the question not asked. Reactions like this one are going to drive people away from this community, just because you dont like the question does not mean you (or anyone) should go into a thread and flame/mock the person for the question they asked.

If all they get is a "Go to Google" reply then people are going to stop coming to this community so please knock it off. If you (or anyone else) has nothing to provide to a thread that is constructive maybe you should post nothing.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:04 AM

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Wonder if he bought his PhD with rupees.



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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:08 AM

View PostPsychoCoder, on 30 Dec, 2009 - 12:45 PM, said:

If you (or anyone else) has nothing to provide to a thread that is constructive maybe you should post nothing.


You mean I'm not allowed to post anymore?? :cry2:
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:33 PM

PhD = Piled high and deep


bah i didn't see Jack already beat me

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:36 PM

haha straight and sweet Psycho,

To the OP though if you did JFGI you would likely come up with a consensus that the PhD is just extra learning on top of the already 5 years of schooling. Does it mean he is a better programmer or scientist, not necessarily but he may have more knowledge then your typical programmer and that's why he gets to sit at the 'executive table'.

Typically they research things like bottlenecks in the processing pipeline and look for a better way to make it more efficient. They may also examine programming languages in-depth and look for ways to make these languages more efficient or they may just look for ways to make a new language, a better language.

On a side note: If you wanted more serious responses why would you post this topic here? Would the Corner Cubicle not be more appropriate?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:39 PM

I've always thought Phd stood for pretty hilarious degree. In most professions like CS I don't honestly see the need for it.

However, for mathematics, med I can see how it can definitely be applied to your profession, and its importance.

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