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Comment: Re:A Serious Deficit, You Say? (Score 1) 324

by andydouble07 (#48205039) Attached to: Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic
Alright, what would you like to cut, then? Cutting the entire military should do it. Or taking away health care from the old folks, that would be another winner. That's about 2/3s of the budget between those two. The stuff you're talking about is a drop in the bucket, so if you're really serious about cutting spending let's talk about what you'd cut.

+ - There's No Wind Chill on Mars->

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Even though daytime temperatures in the tropics of Mars can be about –20C, a summer afternoon there might feel about the same as an average winter day in southern England or Minneapolis. That’s because there’s virtually no wind chill on the Red Planet, according to a new study—the first to give an accurate sense of what it might feel like to spend a day walking about on our celestial neighbor. “I hadn’t really thought about this before, but I’m not surprised,” says Maurice Bluestein, a biomedical engineer and wind chill expert recently retired from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. The new findings, he says, “will be useful, as people planning to colonize Mars need to know what they’re getting themselves into.”"
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Comment: Re:Obvious missing option -- ELECTIVES! (Score 1) 313

by andydouble07 (#46376883) Attached to: Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
This isn't a very useful option because it doesn't describe WHY it should be an elective. Elective programming courses are already the status quo, so when the question asks "should it be a required curriculum", your answer is saying "No, because it isn't". Maybe there are other good reasons why it shouldn't be a required course, but "it should be elective" isn't one of them.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]