The Quantum Pontiff


From a student today in office hours before today’s midterm: “How many times will the word automata appear in the test, including its use in acronyms like DFA, NFA, GNFA, and WTFA?”


  1. #1 Sage
    May 9, 2008

    This may be an incredibly stupid question, but what’s a WTFA? I have a Master’s in C.S., and neither Google nor myself knows the answer.

  2. #2 Anthony
    May 9, 2008

    A What The F*** Automaton?

  3. #3 Dave Bacon
    May 9, 2008

    Anthony is correct. I guess its obvious to the text messaging/IM generation?

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