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Comment: Re:Kids these days... (Score 1) 355

by fox171171 (#46776335) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Exposing children to new technology is a terrible idea.

An Egyptian legend relates that when the god Thoth revealed his invention of writing to King Thamos, the good King denounced it as the enemy of civilization.

He probably would have been okay with it if the writing was on papyrus, and not on a tablet.

Comment: Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (Score 2) 367

by fox171171 (#46202481) Attached to: EA's <em>Dungeon Keeper</em> Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

It is not like dice is changing a winning formula, readership is dwindling, they have invested a lot of money, are they supposed to just sit and watch it all collapse?

Obviously then they are not sitting back and watching it happen, they are being proactive by stuffing it into a coffin and burying it before it is dead.

Comment: Re:That doesn't seem right. (Score 1) 628

by fox171171 (#46032545) Attached to: 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

"give a chimp a screwdriver and it will use it for everything but its intended purpose"

Particularly with flathead screw drivers, that tends to be quite common among humans as well.

Mind you, the flathead screwdriver is good for a lot of things, but driving screws is not one of them. Gimme a Roberson any day.

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.]