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Comment: Why is this Google's Responsibility? (Score 2) 57

If the EU wants to mandate that certain URLs never get indexed, then why doesn't it simply handle the requests itself and then publish a list of URLs that are allowed to exist, but must never be indexed in a search engine? That way Google gets out of the business of making these crazy value judgements and the Europeans can have perfect transparency. Unfortunately, I don't see the Europeans going for this as makes them look like an authoritarian regime.

Comment: Scheme-Great way to learn function programming (Score 2) 42

by freefal67 (#45968935) Attached to: GNU Guile Scheme Gets a Register VM and CPS-Based IL
Never done anything substantial in Scheme, but was probably my favorite language to learn in college, in the context of a function programming course. I did not know there as a GNU interpreter. Will have to check it out. Speaking of functional languages, someone told me that the XKCD website is programmed entirely in Haskell. True?

Comment: Pricing (Score 1) 93

by freefal67 (#42417483) Attached to: FCC Smooths the Path For Airlines' In-Flight Internet
Think it is likely to remain too pricey for now. Too many price-insensitive business travelers willing to pay *any* price with the corporate credit card. Maybe the airlines can make it up on volume at a lower price point or figure out how to tier it properly, but seems like a good deal they have going now.

Comment: Re:Sounds like a good starting point. (Score 1) 295

by freefal67 (#20451977) Attached to: Effective Use of Technology In the Classroom?
I think students tend to take far less away from having slides done out ahead of time. Seeing each step prevents students from simply reading ahead, getting a cursory understanding and then fading out.
Seeing a teacher work out each step on the blackboard has always seemed far more engaging and instructive to me.

"Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it." -- Friedrich Nietzsche