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Comment: Learn to read, learn basic math (Score 1) 306

Sorry - but writing code is no great secret: all you need to be is smart. Reading and basic math skills will go much further to achieving the goal of preparing kids for their future cube bound existence.

I will also point out that there are way to many programmers with no expertise outside of programming. One trick ponies.

Comment: Re:"Slow and calculated torture?" (Score 1) 742

by gatkinso (#49767493) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

>>if you borrow money, you are fully expected to pay it back. As soon as possible.

Do that in America and your credit rating goes down. You are expected to pay the money back over the full term of the loan in order to maximize lender profit. In other words, buying your way out of slavery is frowned upon.

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner