I predicted it wouldn't be a big deal and I was right. Why shouldn't I have these programmers jobs?
You've been green-pilled. There's a reason so many "climate deniers" start out noticing the terribly coded climate models, which are so bad at predicting they spawned the field of chaos theory itself.
...wait they did the same fuck-up in epidemic modeling? For fuck's sake, science, get your shit together.
You'd like, if you haven't already read, The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjorn Lomborg. I'm about to finish it right now. Lomborg doesn't act like an ideologue - he presents himself like a scientist who's just trying to be the moderate compared to the "HUMAN EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS" crowd - but he still shows a lot of evidence for how environmental science is so corrupted (both intentionally and through incompetence) that it is absolutely worthless. Sometimes it's the models that are completely fried. Oftentimes the models are fine but the people interpreting them for policymakers and journalists are so dishonest in their interpretation of them that they twist them to say the exact opposite thing. The general takeaway is that it is a completely lost cause.
Do you know that the entire program being a single 15,000 line C file is a bad idea? 'Cause if so you know enough to criticise this.
What the fuck? A single line?
I have had ONE programming class in my life. It was introductory C++ and it ended around object-oriented programming and classes, but I don't remember any of that. The most complex level I really remember and use is things like creating save files that you can import, chains of array generation and filling in using random numbers, and having functions split among several text files. Basically, other than a few little things, I mostly just have this random world generator I'm building as a hobby (like what you would see for a 4X strategy game, but there's no actual game to go with it, and just a text-based interface since I don't know anything about graphics).
So I, the single programmer with one class, no willingness to even use everything from that introductory class (just the simpler parts I understood and need), who works on a single hobby program, have a much better coding structure, because I know how to tell the computer to use multiple files instead of putting the whole damn thing in a single text file, which would have gotten me a failing grade if I had turned that in.
Fuck them, the scientists need to be put to death.