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Comment And the point is... (Score 4, Funny) 365

I don't really get the point of this post. Kids to make Facebook apps aren't going to be immediately allowed to start writing car OS's, it's a way of encouraging kids to try programming and some of them will love it and become programmers!
I started off typing out code from magazines, that got me in to programming and now look at me! I'm producing code that... ahh, OK, I just got the point of this post...

Comment Re: I'd go for being stuffed in a tube (Score 1) 394

4 hour flights are unbearable? I've just completed one of two 11 hour flights back to NZ from the UK.
Seriously though, if you want to make flying enjoyable, try flying to the UK and back from NZ with a 1 year old who just wants to walk (something I did a year ago).
Then you'll LOVE a trivial 4 hour flight (or an 11 hour flight for that matter) on your own.

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