Indeed, the only hope we have of discovering the true cause of this phenomena is to ponder in slashdot comments. That will certainly be more productive than asking adults to share the reasons they aren't programmers. Highly unlikely that they made any sort of rational decision!
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This regulation could certainly prevent prosection if residue in a smoking implement were found...
How long until an indie developer creates an MMO that has different interfaces for PC and mobile
Why specifically an indie developer? The Eve Online guys will probably do this within a year (just speculating, from what I remember of the game mechanics it would make good sense in that game).
I still find computer labs on campus useful. Some of the reasons have already been mentioned (printing, obscure software licenses, collaboration, etc..).
What I'd like to see more of is docking stations for laptops. USB keyboards and mice, large monitors, no boxen. Its still difficult to get access to these in most labs, they're often locked to the box in an inconvient manner...
The modern computer lab can still have computers, but they should accomodate the fact that many students have their own computers. Just include an actual computer at every other station or something...
If you hate braid you are an asshole.
Braid got rid of (most) of the save/load BS. Still had to occasionally reload a room when the level had tricked you thoroughly.
Braid is also better for casuals, imho. Fewer dimensions (har har har harh ahrharharhahrahrhar) and other graphical distractions. A little patience was the only requirement, something I've found older folks (esp. former(?) parents) have in spades.
Just switch the clock over to a hexadecimal display.. problem solved!