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+ - 5 year old passed Microsoft Certified Professional

Submitted by EzInKy
EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC has this heartwarming story about a five year old British boy who is the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.

He told the BBC he found the exam difficult but enjoyable, and hopes to set up a UK-based tech hub one day.

"There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, hotspot questions and scenario-based questions," he told the BBC Asian Network.

"The hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to a five-year-old. But he seemed to pick it up and has a very good memory," explained Ayan's father Asim.

Ayan says he hopes to launch a UK-based IT hub similar to America's Silicon Valley one day, which he intends to call E-Valley."

Comment: Re:Scripting language du jour (Score 1) 547

by biodata (#48104077) Attached to: Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World
The more I see of python the less I like it. Every time I try to install some python package there is some incompatibility with the system python, or some wierdness in compiling the underlying libraries, and I have to maintain several versions of the language. For some reason it doesn't seem to be backward-compatible, which leads me to question the sanity of whoever decided to make it that way. It is way worse than perl that at least 'just works' a lot more of the time. Maybe it's just me?

Comment: Re:Do you think the Chinese worker's quality of li (Score 1) 444

by biodata (#47890203) Attached to: If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?
Probably, yes. Paying people to do things cheaply does not necessarily improve their life. The quality of life of a hunter gatherer is arguably better than that of a farm worker, and the quality of life of a farm worker is arguably better than that of a factory worker. None of this stops people converting from hunter gatherers to farmers to factory workers, because they want more resources and stability to look after their their children, but it doesn't usually work out that way. The extra 'richness' tends to support larger and larger populations of children, and richer and richer elites, while the quality of life of individuals does not get better on the whole.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.

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