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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.

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