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Comment: Re:This is a reflection of the aging Apple demogra (Score 3, Insightful) 189

by Viol8 (#49165245) Attached to: That U2 Apple Stunt Wasn't the Disaster You Might Think It Was

Most people when they're young are rather tribal about their musical tastes as they see it as significantly defining them, no only as who they are but as who they're not.

However once we grow up and become full rounded adults then music simply becomes another form of media entertainment and we no longer limit ourselves to metal/rap/r&b/whatever but listen to anything we like.

And thats a good thing.

Comment: Re:The fun of coding... (Score 1) 65

by Viol8 (#49125615) Attached to: How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code

Nice try at some conflation there but no cigar. Sports and music are meant to be watched as well as played. Watching someone typing into a text editor has never been and never will be a recreational activity. The musical equivalent would be watching the composer write down the notes or for sport watching Roger Federer do practice shots over the net for 3 hours.

"and I can assure you it has several thousand viewers when it's on, so there's your proof that there is an audience for people writing code."

All that proves is there are thousands of people with absolutely no life, not that watching the activity itself has any merit. You can put any old shit online and some bunch of mugs will watch it.

Comment: The fun of coding... (Score 3, Insightful) 65

by Viol8 (#49117745) Attached to: How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code

.... is solving problems yourself and creating a working piece of code at the end along with a sense of achievement and self satisfaction.

The fun of coding is NOT the physical typing in of the code text along with edits, deletions what whatnots. So quite why anyone would want to watch someone *else* do it frankly is beyond me. If you want to learn to code in language XYZ go buy a book or look at some example code online then most importantly try it yourself.

Comment: Re:LOLWUT (Score 1) 65

by Viol8 (#49117739) Attached to: How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code

"* manually indents his code"

To be fair, I find manually indenting code a lot less frustrating than auto indent because the number of times when I *don't* want auto indent to work but it does anyway and I have to manually undo it just makes it more hassle than its worth.

Agree with you on everything else though.

Comment: Re:What will really happen (Score 1) 110

by Viol8 (#49110153) Attached to: Mars One Does Not Renew Contracts For Robotic Missions

Unless the "winners" are completely stupid - but then this is reality TV so who knows - they'll probably notice the complete lack of G's at "take off" and the persistence of gravity once they're supposedly in space.

Personally I think 99.9% of the contestants know full well the whole thing is dubious but are going along with it simply to get the experience of astronaut training and have a bit of fun knowing the nearest they'll ever get to space is on the 747 on the way to the training centre.

Comment: Re:They'll get sued if they are too discriminatory (Score 2, Insightful) 288

by Viol8 (#49039209) Attached to: WA Pushes Back On Microsoft and Code.org's Call For Girls-First CS Education

Don't worry - I'm sure feminists are pushing to widen the definition of rape so far it'll include having sex without getting written permission signed in triplicate beforehand and approved by a lawyer.

The term is so widely abused now its almost meaningless and does a disservice to women who have suffered real rape - not just had a change of mind the next morning after the beer goggles wore off and the guy wasn't as hot as they thought.

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.