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Solving Problems using Boolean Algebra

Please I need someone to provide me with a very very practical (workable), answer(s) to a very important (believe me, it's very very important to me) question I have.

Suppose you are at that time in life when you have to KNOW and be very clear and definate about what career you should be involved in. Let's say you know that you are a very valuable product thoughtfully and purposefully designed and made by a 'manufacturer' who knows exactly what he wants you to be, do and accomplish (let's call this and limit it to 'your career'). Now let's say you know this manufacturer and so at this time in your life when you need to know and be very clear about what career you should be in, you visit and ask him. And he simply but 'clearly' respond with a gleeful, exciting light in his all- intelligent eyes "I WANT YOU TO SOLVE PROBLEMS USING BOOLEAN ALGEBRA." Then he sends you off happily trusting that you know that he has already put everything you need in you to fulfill your          Mandate/Assignment;'solving problems using boolean algebra.'

QUESTION:
1. As a man/woman living in the present but with a futuristic outlook, what specific career domain(s), SPECIALIZATION(s) and EXPERTISE would you pursue? You may limit your answer(s) to the computing, computers, IT and similar domain.

2. How would you apply the given mandate to another statement : "Biomedical design, development for healing" and determine a specific clear career path area out of all this?

Well, I hope I haven't sounded out-of-place with my questions but I'm actually seeking practical answers to these questions. NB. I know that the answer lies not in the 'entity' of Bolean Algebra itself but heavily in it's dominant application(s). THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Permalink Carl Ameho 
January 16th, 2006
You have a future in writing dialectics for the Children of God.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 16th, 2006
Carl,

Ignore Simon. He's kind of a pompous jerk. If you aren't communicating exactly as he pleases he shouts or snubs you. Gets over excited about things like debit card transactions and the like. 

Regardless, what point in this process of boolean algebra problem solving are we? To advise properly, I would like your age and educational background. The main point I need to understand is if we have time and inclination to persue disiplined study and certification in the field we choose for you.

Best
Permalink Kasey 
January 16th, 2006
I didn't understand the question either...
Permalink Katie Lucas 
January 16th, 2006
He wants a job in computing, computers, IT and similar because he has a "futuristic outlook"

Any advise on speciailization?
Permalink Kasey 
January 16th, 2006
Teach ethics and manners to nanobots when they are up to it?
Permalink trollop 
January 16th, 2006
You cross posting son of a bitch!

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?biz.5.291370.1

Fuck you and the boolean algebra you rode in on.
Permalink Kasey 
January 16th, 2006
I thought it was "I hope you get fucked by the horse you..." no wait that's not right.
Permalink Generic Error 
January 16th, 2006
>> I thought it was "I hope you get fucked by the horse you..." no wait that's not right. <<

I got sent the "Mr. Hands" video. It's *definitely* not right. No. Not at all.
Permalink example 
January 16th, 2006
To (somewhat) address the OP's question:
What other interests do you have besides computers?

You mentioned biomedical applications -- if you're a conscientious and methodical developer, you could write medical software. You get to write solid code in a structured environment, and help people at the same time.

The idea is that a person (you) is more than a single motivation. If you want to be successful, you'll combine your interests. That'll get you through the days where the main task (programming) seems like a drag.
Permalink example 
January 16th, 2006

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