on a lot of the mouses
"Mice", please! "Mouses" [shudder] is just painful to read.
First of all, I love Python. I get to program in Python all day.
However, I often wonder if Python's assignment methodology confuses students that move on to other languages.
In Python, an assignment is actually a naming operation, and not an assignment. On the surface, this seems to be the same thing, but it really is different. The other languages, with which I'm familar, do not operate like this.
Exactly. Came here to post just this.
The reason that the Space Exploration budget is shrinking as a percentage is simply because of the explosion in entitlement spending.
"... giving up control is anthem to them."
For future reference, that should be "anathema".
"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off".
Yes, I said something like that (in 1986 or so). What people tend to miss, is that what I said there about C++ is to a varying extent true for all powerful languages. As you protect people from simple dangers, they get themselves into new and less obvious problems. Someone who avoids the simple problems may simply be heading for a not-so-simple one. One problem with very supporting and protective environments is that the hard problems may be discovered too late or be too hard to remedy once discovered. Also, a rare problem is harder to find than a frequent one because you don't suspect it.
-- Bjarne Stroustrup
Interesting that the battery spec isn't on par with the competitors listed on their website. Both the Nexus 9 and the iPad Mini have in excess of 50%-more capacity. I didn't see any numbers on expected battery life.
On the other hand, the price and multitasking-approach makes it a very attractive alternative, to me.