With all due respect, I'd rather eat Ramen and take a vitamin pill than consume the current Soylent formulations and fart all night long.
Why choose only one when you can do both?
Ah, that feels better!
My post would have been up much sooner, but
That is also why most people will not benefit from learning basic coding skills and will never advance beyond those basic skills. Coding is hardcore engineering and doing it well requires significant talent in addition to training and experience. Without that talent, your chances of ever becoming good at it are non-existent.
As an adjunct at a couple of colleges, in my mind the true value in having courses like this being taught in grades 9-12 would be to steer some students away from taking programming courses in college when they're not sure what they want to study. I'm not trying to be elitist either. I have taught many students who really weren't very interested in learning how to program, but were wedged into comp-sci because "that's where all the jobs are". I'd rather have them avoid this pitfall rather than when they're taking their 3rd or 4th programming course and deciding "I don't get this, it isn't for me."
After being misdiagnosed as mentally retarded, I was in Special Ed classes for eight years. I can reassure you that there's nothing special about being treated like an idiot.
They put me in Special Ed because they thought I was slow, but I stayed in Special Ed for the ladies.
I've written about this at some length in my book Beyond Technology. The argument depends upon assumptions about learning transfer -- the idea that learning in one context will automatically transfer across to others. This is to conceive of the brain as a kind of muscle: a good workout in the coding gym will have payoffs when we need our logical thinking skills to solve problems elsewhere. Similar claims are often made for learning the game of chess, or Latin. Yet there is no convincing evidence that learning computer programming enables children to develop more general problem-solving skills, let alone that it will 'teach you how to think', as its advocates claim.
While it seems intuitive that programming develops logical thinking, it may be the case that people who program already possessed that skill and programming merely reinforces it.
If a Scotsman commits rape in France, he may be tried in England.
No true Scotsman would commit rape in France!
From the title, I was wondering how NVIDIA recalls were shielding tablets over a heat risk. You would expect the opposite - a recall should, well, recall tablets, not shield them.
Never heard of heat shields?
Oh, how I hate our patent system.
Wait, we agree on something?!?
What's Gallium Nitrade?
If I had to guess, it's probably similar to Gallium Nitride. Or just a typo, but the "a" & "i" keys are pretty far apart...