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Comment Re: Ok. (Score 1) 667

The reason most people use ad blockers is to keep their browsers actually running in a good manner. With HTML5/Javascript framework advertising clients, the issue of the browser eating more and more clock cycles until the operating sytem locks up has just gotten worse. It's more noticeable on lower powered machines like cell phones and tablets, but I even see it on Core I5 machines, especially if there isn't enough memory.

This idea that you can push all the processing to the client and not pre-render anything for your advert is rediculous.

Comment Re:Visual vs wall of code (Score 1) 158

The drag-n-drop languages teach loops and if-then-else trees pretty easily- case statements are a bit harder, but I know of one drag-n-drop language that has them as a feature.

What they don't teach is how do debug 5 levels of CSS on a website. These kids are going to hate coding when they get down to the actual work.

Comment Re:There are certain languages out there (Score 1) 4

i was thinking mainly of the surprise I got in VB 3.0, where true evaluated to -1, false to 0, but a checkbox value was 0,1,or 2 (unchecked, checked, or grey box). This code would work fine for unchecked boxes, but cause an error for checked boxes.

There are a few other languages and checkbox controls that are like this, which is where the script kiddie likely learned the pattern.

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