I worked on the beginning of Regan's Star Wars project. We viewed the problem as one in which you try to stop a bullet with a bullet. Add long range and intelligence to the bullet and the problem gets harder.The problem is hard and physics places many constraints on the solution. At one point management thought that space based defense was what we wanted until we showed that the time/distances were too great to be effective. Now we just have a scaled back terminal defense with very limited capabilities. After all these years the only value that I think that missile defense has is PR. Effective? Not really. Forget Star Wars the movie. It's not going to happen.
Except perhaps in a galaxy far, far away
That seems completely arbitrary.
It'll put a dampener on their July the 4th celebrations - oh sorry March 2nd - it's Texas.
oh the hubris! Does the rest of the Galaxy know about this? Are they ready?
They're boycotting it because it doesn't sign up to the Andromeda and District port worker's labor union.
Soundblaster cards don't have the imaginary qualities audiophiles look for?
Maybe you're only imagining that. I imagine that's a possibility anyway.
How is a language without personality and history any good? Natural languages are not meant to be formal.
Its not meant to be a litterary language, just an easy way that people can communicate with each-other. That's really a moot point as it has obviously failed in this primary aim anyway.
Could have been worse? Python is a fantastic first language to learn how programming is done, especially in the context of getting another job done (Science, Math, etc.)
I agree it's a good choice. Personally I think it would be slightly easier to start with typed languages so that you would have more appreciation of the transformations that go on behind the scenes, but at worst that will be half an hour of confusion followed by "ah that's what it was doing for me".
Right... so a Microsoft approved curriculum. Good for a trade school, awful for a person who wants to actually learn something.
They could have a patent lawyer in the classroom. The students could carry out an exercise like writing a tic-tac-toe game, then the lawyer could explain how they had infringed 15 user interface patents, a method of representing spatial coordinates as data, and were also guilty of trademark infringement.
it is the same as stealing money from old women at knifepoint.
You mean you are likely to be pepper sprayed then bludgeoned with a handbag?