Theory of computation (Turing machines, automata, computational complexity, algorithms, NP completeness, big-O) is ...
- The crowning achievement of humankind
- Awesome; the PCP theorem makes me weak in the knees
- Pretty cool; I've even applied some of those things in practice
- Interesting, but hard to understand
- Something I've always wanted to learn more about, but never have the time
- Something I don't think I'll ever really understand
- Irrelevant for me; Never used it, never will
- In theory the same as practice, but in practice it's not*
- Something I barely survived in school and never want to think about again
- Best left to someone other than me
- A necessary evil in computer science
- A tactic employed by CS departments to make their students miserable
- A bunch of useless, self-important, academic jibberish
- Too impenetrable and abstract to even make up my mind
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