If you're picking from scratch, check out Ada 2012. It has all of the power of C++ but it is a "safer" language designed to produce more reliable software (i.e. the kind that can be used in bullet trains and airplanes). While aerospace and defense are its reasons for existence, you can produce high quality desktop software as well.
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Every little bit helps I guess. Which area is that?
The fact that China is increasingly hostile to the internal use of Western tech (promoting their own OS, banning Apple products, etc) could also be a factor
Well slavery would bring full employment. Which is what the robot haters want anyway.
I'm sure you're creative enough to find other excuses to socialize. There's travel, hobbies, education, or just take a stroll in the park, relax for a bit, sit on the park bench and talk to the other guy or gal doing the same. It's not hard if you try.
Clearly if robots do all the work it means that humans will have more free time to enjoy life. Unless the political class prevents it for some reason in which case we could use the free time to revolt.
Telling your applicants to research PGP before scheduling an interview?
By that logic let's just do away with school altogether. It costs a lot and everything you can learn there you can learn from books.
I call BS on your call on BS. When I was in elementary school the basic concepts of working with computers were inspiring and encouraging. Yes, even BASIC was meaningful. In order to use BASIC (and computers) effectively you had to learn about input/output, loops, branching, memory, variables and arrays. If you understood these concepts you could write your own games.
Our teacher was several steps ahead of us but he was learning new things too. This was not a bad thing as it probably made it easier for him to relate to us.
Now in theory high school should be more advanced. But this can only happen if the students had the more basic elementary education first. If not, then having a class that focused on basic concepts would still be valuable.
Racism goes far beyond speech and violence. A fine example would be using laws to enforce a caste system where the majority group has greater rights and privileges than the minority group.
The summary should have included this.
Yes there is no "shortage" of tech workers, however, a more open immigration policy would be more fair and lead to even more technological progress for American than would occur without STEM immigrants. The economy isn't zero sum and a slight reduction in wages for some, if it means many more people in the pool, would lead to greater economic results overall.
It's not the auto manufacturers' fault that their best customers think that way.
If you're blind, it's the driver's responsibility to avoid you, not your responsibility to jump out of the way.
True. And I bet most of them would be better for beginners than either Java or C.