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Comment: Re:Java or Python (Score 1) 415

by DrGamez (#47427685) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Try explaining the meaning of "public static void main(String[] args)" to somebody who's never written any code before...

I feel that not enough people appreciate this fact right here. Sure you can complain about Python and it's whitespace or weak-typing, but when you are trying to teach someone who's brand new to programming, getting a "Hello " is at least an hour of explanation of classes and methods and Java Stuff (tm).

Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 1) 415

by DrGamez (#47427489) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

This is the biggest positive I have for picking Python first, the interpreter. You can just open it up and start typing commands and writing statements and the people learning it start to "get" it a lot faster.

When you want to teach Java to someone who's new to programming you have to introduce Classes (which is a strange concept to a day 1 learner), methods (static? private? public? what does this all mean??), and a lot of other "need-to-knows" just in order to get a simple "insert name, hello " program out the door.

This takes all of 3 lines and half an hour to explain in Python, and people start to quickly grasp the basics behind programming without having to worry about the behind the scenes stuff.*

*which should still be taught, just don't need to dump it on them day 1 - what's the rush?

Comment: Re:high scores (Score 1) 122

I enjoy games that compete for high score, but the landscape is just too different.

It's one thing when you're the kind of the local arcade that sees 1,000 unique players a year, but it's another thing when you're competing online with literally millions of others. The top 10 are usually all cheats/hackers who just want to see their name in lights.

I much prefer the trend of having Friend Leaderboards, or Local Leaderboards, just to help provide some level of context to your score.

Comment: Re:Do You Regret... (Score 1) 122

I do lots of things with my life, including trolling [...]

Haha why would you write such a thing?

Is this what kids do for fun nowadays? Even if you do "troll", why the hell would you tell anyone this?

I don't know if I should shake my stick at you for being a shitty internet netizen or shake my stick at you for being a shitty troll.

Comment: Re:Controllers for PC? (Score 1) 174

I will happily switch back and forth between controller and keyboard. RAGE was a game that controlled better with mouse and keyboard while shooting, but the driving felt a lot better with a controller.

I don't mind having to switch if the game is fun - and it's kind of neat getting to swap between input mechanisms.

The game was bad though.

+ - Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To 'Forget' Personal Information->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "In the three weeks since a key ruling by the European Court of Justice about the so-called right to be forgotten, Google has already received around 41,000 requests to delete links to personal information from its search results (within 24 hours of putting the form online, Google had reportedly received 12,000 deletion requests). It should be noted, though, that there is no absolute right to have information deleted, and Google will have to weigh a number of criteria in responding to the requests to delete links, including relevance of the information, and the time passed since the facts related."
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