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Comment: Third world sounds right (Score 1) 203

by Scared Rabbit (#49653703) Attached to: Critics Say It's Time To Close La Guardia Airport
Last year we were flying out of LA guardia, and it was awful. Our first flight was canceled, our second flight was delayed until the next morning. It was July, so the weather was awful. The air conditioning was broken, there weren't enough places to sit, all of the coolers in stores were broken so all the drinks were hot, and the drinking fountains had water that came out hot to the touch (I could have brewed tea). It was one of the worst experiences I've ever had anywhere, and I' very ridden greyhound from California to new Jersey and back.

Comment: Code.org (Score 1) 493

I'm in the middle of a 6-week long term subbing position for a first through third grade combination class. I've introduced code.org to all of the students, but it's only the girls that have been really interested. I have 2 or 3 girls that choose to do activities on code.org EVERY day.

Comment: Re:Saw an interesting windows install once (Score 1) 322

by Scared Rabbit (#46222217) Attached to: What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?
I wasn't trying to slam windows. In fact, at the time I was a 100% windows user. I just thought it would be fun to mention an interesting place to see windows since I didn't have any interesting linux locations to report. I doubt anyone who passed the machine would have had any idea that it was running windows if it wasn't for the fact that it had a BSOD up.

Comment: Re:Umm.. just as Europe moves beyond chip and pin. (Score 1) 731

by Scared Rabbit (#46219498) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards
I always write See ID on my card in place of a signature. Sometimes they even look at it and ask for my ID! When they do I always make sure to thank them for asking. I realize this doesn't help if my credit card number is stolen, but at least it might help somewhat if someone were to steal my wallet. The signature system is a joke.

Comment: There's more to learning Math than just the Math (Score 1) 656

A lot of learning Math is learning problem solving skills, or even more importantly it's about learning how to learn new problem solving skills. Sure there are many advanced Math skills that can be useful in industry, but learning how to think about problems in multiple ways can be helpful for developing solutions to problems. Additionally, Math can be useful for determining complexity and optimizing programs.

It sounds to me like you're more interested in software development than in computer science. These two fields are often confused for each other, but are certainly not the same thing.

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