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Comment Re: It's election time in Canada... (Score 1) 258

If you haven't lived there for five years, it is easy to make the case that you no longer have an understanding of local concerns that the local Member of Parliament is meant to represent.

Basically your entire argument is that if you aren't educated enough ("enough" being defined by you I guess) then you should be stripped of your right to vote. Are you fine with having people in Canada disenfranchised if they aren't following the news closely enough?

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How Relevant is C in 2014? 641

Nerval's Lobster writes: Many programming languages have come and gone since Dennis Ritchie devised C in 1972, and yet C has not only survived three major revisions, but continues to thrive. But aside from this incredible legacy, what keeps C atop the Tiobe Index? The number of jobs available for C programmers is not huge, and many of those also include C++ and Objective-C. On Reddit, the C community, while one of the ten most popular programming communities, is half the size of the C++ group. In a new column, David Bolton argues that C remains extremely relevant due to a number of factors including newer C compiler support, the Internet ("basically driven by C applications"), an immense amount of active software written in C that's still used, and its ease in learning. "Knowing C provides a handy insight into higher-level languages — C++, Objective-C, Perl, Python, Java, PHP, C#, D and Go all have block syntax that's derived from C." Do you agree?

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