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Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 1) 429 429

I doubt Hillary will get anything, as this is 100% politically motivated.

The only way I could see this as being politically motivated is if Hillary asked the Obama Administration to launch an inquiry in order to find her 100% clear of the charges, so as to remove that bugbear from the debate in the future.

Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 4, Insightful) 429 429

Anything she gets will likely be harsher than Karl Rove managed to get for outing Valerie Plame.

All of this has been done before. Complete BS if she gets harsher treatment than the previous administration. I agree that we need to clamp down on the problem, but some retro activity would be nice as well.

So basically what you're saying is that you'd like to see the Obama Administration sink the same level as the Bush Administration when administering justice? Wouldn't it be better if Obama's Justice Department did the right thing and set the bar high for future administrations? Or is this just a case of "Their team got the kid gloves treatment, so mine should get it as well?"

Submission + - Why children should NOT be taught to code->

XxtraLarGe writes: David Buckingham gives an argument that runs counter to the modern "Everyone should learn how to code" consensus that seems to be rampant in today's education circles. Buckingham writes"...programming was a means of teaching logical or ‘procedural’ thinking, especially in the context of mathematics. The argument depends upon assumptions about learning transfer – the idea that learning in one context will automatically transfer across to others. 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."

As an adjunct who teaches computer programming courses, I'd tend to agree. What do you think? Is Buckingham off the mark?

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Comment Re:Ageism is a problem everywhere, not just in tec (Score 2) 634 634

I'm basing this off the fact that I got my current job around three years ago, when I was 37, without much trouble. That and the volume of recruiting emails I get (including two from Google in the past 6 months) despite my age being pretty obvious from my LinkedIn profile.

Comment Re:Does indeed happen. (Score 2) 634 634

For what it's worth I've known "old" tech workers who don't "act" old, and I've known ones who do. So even though many companies may use "culture fit" as coded language for "too old" (or "too foreign"), there is still some truth to it. I've had to work with someone who acted like a grouchy old man and it wasn't enjoyable.

Any program which runs right is obsolete.