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Comment: Re:At the companies I've worked with... (Score 1) 264

by Camel Pilot (#49745731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?

Yeah Python is the new Perl... younger folks tend to snear at Perl. However being a long time Perl programmer I have learned Python just to see what all the buzz is about. I would recommend the subject of the OP to learn Python but they do occupy the same solution space and most anything can be done in either language with the same ease and elegance. However with that said Mod_Perl Apache modules rocks for customizing Apache.

Comment: To boldly go (Score 3, Interesting) 58

by Camel Pilot (#49529137) Attached to: NASA Teams Scientific Experts To Find Life On Exoplanets

The quest for life in the universe is perhaps one of the more important endeavors of our time... I wish this search would take on more emphasis then the say the next weapon system. Collectively humans spend more on carnival cruise ship or Hollywood movies then we do in searching for life and intelligence beyond earth. The thought (as noted by Arthur C Clark) that either we are the only intelligence in the universe or we are not and there are other forms of intelligence out there - are equally powerful motivating forces towards an expansion beyond this little fragile womb.

Innovation is hard to schedule. -- Dan Fylstra