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Comment: It's about generating initial interest. (Score 0) 384

by frivolous_taco (#43038135) Attached to: Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?
I first became interested in computers after watching the movie "Hackers". I believe the main point here is to get people interested enough to have a look into the career, and then they can figure out their own reasons for staying. Stating things like "To be clear, you should learn to code if you love writing and debugging and refining and documenting and supporting code." is a bit ridiculous, since it's hard to know if I like to write & debug code if I haven't even tried to write it in the first place.

Comment: My own conspiracy theory. (Score 5, Insightful) 371

by frivolous_taco (#42806807) Attached to: Paper On Conspiratorial Thinking Invokes Conspiratorial Thinking
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, KING RICHARD III, FOUND MURDERED IN PARKING LOT, POLICE DECLINE TO INVESTIGATE!! CONSPIRACY??!! - Leave out one key piece of information and it takes on a life of it's own, but there is nothing untrue about the above. Conspiracies seem to live on the interpretation that those who believe them have a better understanding of the issue at hand than those in charge, or that they have all the relevant information, when they don't.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990