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This is a bit scary. I would not be able to write functional programs without knowing at least some of the infrastructure the code runs on (albeit not down to the nand gate). If I would be a dick I would guess web programming :P.

If I would be a dick, I'd guess you haven't been in the field long enough to know everything that you don't know?

Even if you're, say, a competent assembly programmer, I'm sure there are plenty of areas you're unfamiliar with. Perhaps cryptography, the details of JIT compilers, or BGP? There's just a lot to know. Or perhaps you're just unusually talented.

Don't be dicks, either of you.

Word. Tried snarky sarcasm, forgot how people react differently, failed. Apologize!

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