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Comment Scratch (Score 4, Informative) 315 315

Use Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/ It's what CoderDojo uses when teaching kids programming. It has a fun, immediately responsive interface. Bright colours and cartoon characters to attract kids, is easy to make basic games which makes it more fun, and still teaches programming logic.

Comment Re:Further: (Score 1) 704 704

Thank you, that was a very well written post, and I like how you didn't target any specific group but were emphasising that just because a large group believes something, doesn't mean we we should feel we have no choice but follow their believe. After all, thinking for your self and asking questions about what your receive is key to developing as your own person.

Comment It's not just about security by obscurity (Score 2) 100 100

Some of the exploits for these vital machines were only discovered by researchers spending months working on it, using multiple labs, and using their researcher status to gain access to information that wouldn't be available to the general public. Should we not at least address the question of whether some of this exploit research is actually creating exploits that otherwise wouldn't have cropped up for years or even decades afterwards? Jaron Lanier pointed out one such developed exploit for pacemakers where the only way to "patch" the lab-uncovered exploit would be invasive and possibly life-threatening surgery on everyone who had implanted one.

Comment In a way, there's already a Blade Runner TV series (Score 1) 334 334

If anyone here want's to watch a Blade Runner TV series that already exists, check out Total Recall 2070 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_2070 ). Yes, I know it sounds like it's based off a movie of a completely different Philip K Dick work, but in actuality it does it's own thing, but truth is it doesn't base itself heavily off of any of it's source and comes across as it's own thing that feels a lot like Blade Runner (pessimistic future, regular humans trying to figure it all out, weird stuff happening and strange, almost distant, tone to the whole thing etc.) I've only watched one episode though (years ago) so I can't give the best summary.

Five is a sufficiently close approximation to infinity. -- Robert Firth "One, two, five." -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail