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Noisebridge Attempts to Teach Science To Juggalos 198

Posted by samzenpus
from the so-that's-how-a-magnet-works dept.
Working on the assumption that the Insane Clown Posse's song Miracles was indeed a tribute to the wonder of nature and not the cleverest troll ever, some folks from the hackerspace Noisebridge decided to try and educate ICP fans. Surprisingly, most of the fans seemed to enjoy the science lesson, but representatives of the band didn't seem to think it was funny.

Comment: For the first one, simplicity and visual feedback. (Score 1) 634

by DarkGamer (#28827369) Attached to: The Best First Language For a Young Programmer

When I was a kid I started with Logo. It was pretty good because you got direct visual graphical feedback from your code. Today, I would go with Flash's ActionScript3 for that same reason. You can import graphical resources with a UI and manipulate location, rotation etc., easily with code.

Alas, it is proprietary though.

Comment: Yes, and at the core of this ... (Score 5, Insightful) 873

by DarkGamer (#26168821) Attached to: The US economy is heading toward ...

... is that we live within a bounded system yet have a financial structure that requires endless growth to sustain itself.
It is worse than broken, it is fundamentally flawed. We must acknowledge this before we can rebuild anew, sustainably.

First we will throw heaps of money at a problem that cannot be solved by throwing heaps of money. I wonder, how long can the fed keep the treadmill of compound interest and fiat currency going? It can't last forever. When they no longer are able, the public questions the value of the dollar (it represents future production, of which we have little remaining), and inflation hits... then perhaps it will be time to start anew.

P.S. I also highly recommend Martenson's crash course, link above... a wonderful series.

This is now. Later is later.