Sikh coder's excellent protest sign at March for Science


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/24/sikh-coders-excellent-protes.html


#2

It is a good sign, but it doesn’t alleviate all the worries for Know-Nothings. His bug-free software might not be enough to outweigh the wrath of Jeebus aimed at a plane carrying a non-Christian.


#3

This guy is my hero of the day


#4

I work with a Sikh fellow, he has the most wonderful sense of humor. A valued colleague and good human being.


#5

What worries me is that he believes his software is bug free.


#6

He works in aviation. His code is bug free; if you’re working on any important system on an aircraft your code is verifiable, mathematically provable that it’s bug free.


#7

Iff the tests are correct and bug free.


#8

The flight attendants might have the greater likelihood of causing problems.


#9

It’s a super sign, but the target audience may not be able to take in and comprehend so many words in one go.


#10

I’ve really never had anything but pleasant encounters with Sikhs. I’m sure there are many exceptions so yes, that’s a stereotype but – fuck it – they’re really nice people.


#11

Sure. But a finite state machine with formal verification is about as close as humans can get. (And usually with systems like this, we are looking at mathematical proofs rather than unit tests)


#12

The Sikhs that I’ve known all have a wonderful sender of humor, too. They are lovely people.


#13

Ah, but I have proved that the tests of the tests of the tests of the tests of the tests . . . of the tests are bug-free. Although it took me aleph-null sheets of dark matter paper to do so. Also, the concentration of the information seems to have closed the universe’s spacetime, overwhelming the dark energy and bringing about a Big Crunch. Sorry about that.


#14

The only thing the target audience will see is a brown-skinned, bearded man who is wearing headgear that is not a baseball cap or a cowboy hat.

That tells them everything they need to know :cry:


#15

I would have thought that unit tests would be required before sending them on their way. Certifications of some sort. They wouldn’t be necessarily expensive.


#16

I’m trying to figure out if “that guy has a really Sikh sense of humor” would be an appropriate or distasteful response for that setup.


#17

Sikh reply, brah.


#18
  1. They believe in justice. and 2) they are trained warriors. They are good people to have on your side.

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#20

Oh, I drop that one on him all the time, he laughs his ass off or tuban.