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Comment Client/Server was Not Everything (Score 1) 164

Client Server turned out to be not so good with proliferation of servers in a company. Virtual Hosts on same hardware solves this somewhat but the model is ugly with redundant code per user and onerous per user fees by MS. The internet programming will mature to have clean server code that can be balanced easily and simple client device to plug into server. Maybe this is what IBM is doing but I see that spun off in the upcoming bankruptcy. Sounds like batch system is making a comeback.

Comment Re:Weather is NOT climate (Score 1) 567

So humans expect the ice at the poles to stay the same? If ice was gaining, then they would scare us with ice age like in the 70's. The earth is self-regulating and will hopefully get rid of humans some day. The Great Lakes pretty much froze over this past winter. Lake Michigan is still around 42 F.

Submission + - Why The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike The Last 20 ( 11

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Comment Should not be expensive (Score 1) 569

The homeowner should pay for a conduit pipe from street then comm vendors can bid to use it by fishing conduit wire thru it to home. This would drastically reduce the price of upgrading services and even allow more than one provider at a time. The problem is cronyism on the local level with Cable deals from the 1970's and then Federal rules that favor the incumbents to collude.

Comment Freshmen Year HS (Score 1) 623

Took Computer Programming as freshmen at my high school. The teacher started by talking about the computer, languages, and coding stressing spaghetti code horror stories. We then discussed a sample problem, the flow chart for it, and the code. We then programmed an Apple II. Next we learned the Basic Language. The rest of the class was: pick a problem, flowchart it, write it in pseudo code, program it in Basic, test it, have fun. I wrote a tank program with simple sound and color that hunted down my friend and blew him away for the class project which was the majority of the grade.

The first version always gets thrown away.