in reply to poll ideas quest 2009
Science was invented by …
What happened to the bacon? Sir Francis Bacon is generally considered the father of inductive reasoning as used by modern science. See also this brief essay on the development of empiricism.
Whether that applies to "this Science" is another question. Perhaps, we ought to add David Chalmers? (uses "philosophical zombies" in discussions of mind and identity) or George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead)?
None - I don't code
0 - Ticker-tape is a purer representation of a Turing Machine
1 - A laptop screen or single monitor desktop workstation
1 - And it's cracked. And I like practicing my trade while lying on a bed of nails
2 - The standard dev kit suits me fine
3 - Fewer than three monitors wouldn't present enough insight into what I'm working on
4 - Everyone else has two or three. I'm not like everyone else
5 - This configuration reminds me of the 1987 5-cylinder VW Passat my parents let me drive in high school
6 - I saw such a thing on the Internet, and had to have it
6 - Because I haven't figured out how to add more
7 - I need all the luck I can get, for this code to work
8 - Because my power strip had eight outlets available
9 - A 3x3 array was the the most I could fit into my Faraday shielded SHTF headquarters
More than 9 - Most of them are just displaying graphs / mock code to make the boss think I'm doing something critical
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