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Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 1) 415

by gargleblast (#47412279) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

As far as enterprise development is concerned, .NET is clearly picking up steam compared to Java. I think schools should teach C#.

Not even wrong.

(1) Just about everything is doing better than Java.
(2) .NET's fate is tied to Windows which is has ceded nearly all its market share to Android.

Comment: Re:640KB ought to be enough for anyone (Score 2) 198

by gargleblast (#47348129) Attached to: Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing
The very same. Do check the date on your copy of that book though. While the 1996 revised edition did somewhat embrace the internet, the 1995 first edition had this to say :

The Internet, wrote Gates, is one of "the important precursors of the information highway," along with PCs, CD-ROMs, phone networks, and cable systems, but "none represents the actual information highway. ... today's Internet is not the information highway I imagine, although you can think of it as the beginning of the highway."

Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet

Comment: Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 2) 346

by gargleblast (#47200087) Attached to: Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

That is incorrect, they released one email in which he asked a legal question about the precedence of laws vs executive orders. In the email, he did not raise any concerns about any programs. It did not verify his story.

You won't get better confirming evidence from the NSA. This is how they roll.

Comment: Re:The nature of the Standard Model (Score 1) 62

by gargleblast (#47168369) Attached to: Lepton Universality In Question, a Standard Model Assumption
The Standard Model is a coherent, thorough description of a very large number of physical phenomena: atomic theory, radioactivity, antimatter, electromagnetism, the nuclear forces, neutral currents, neutrinos, the bewildering range of particles produced by colliders - and much more.

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.