Wish I had mod points for you. +1
In light of the anti-nuclear propaganda lies spreading FUD about Fukushima does anyone believe any news about it at all anymore?
So a bunch of people believing they could get massive loans for overpriced houses didn't affect the wider economy back in 2008? They were just risking their own money, after all.
What does that have to do with anything?
And believing in bitcoin would make this better?
And we're all living in mud huts now as a result, right?
The USD is backed by our economy. What backs up bitcoin?
Get off my fucking lawn.
The charge just cleared today and I'll be disputing it tomorrow.
Skype charged my credit card $60 a year after I cancelled my phone number. It somehow got un-cancelled. They gave no warning and just charged it, and won't respond to any of my requests for a refund. I've cancelled it again, but who's to say they won't do it again next year? I never agreed to recurring charges. (I never do for any service.)
See JBoss Drools, JRules, Blaze, etc.
Watch a professional race and you'll see mechanical faults in race cars.
Except the driver was a professional who owned a race car shop and had raced many times before.
So maybe it was the car.
Hah! The only subject in K-12 I ever bombed was hand writing.
What I dig about minecraft's effects on my daughter is that it motivates her immensely. We started out playing on the iPad but she wanted to move on to the PC version. I told her we would do that if she 1) build a 2000 square foot house in the game, 2) build at least 3 floors, 3) use at least 3 different building materials, and 4) make all possible tools using all possible materials. She was five years old at the time, but she eventually did it. It took her three months! (And she could have done it in a week if she'd applied herself, but hey she was 5.
My 6yo daughter loves minecraft. She's played it since just before her 5th birthday.
Minecraft is the perfect vehicle for teaching programming to kids, but not for the reasons you might think. Just playing the game teaches several core concepts: 1) 3D visualization and imagination, 2) acquiring and applying arcane knowledge, 3) solving tasks by breaking them down into subtasks easily accomplished, 4) solving problems in debug (creative) and runtime (survival) modes, 5) finding even more arcane ways to manipulate a computer by typing commands, (cheat codes) and 6) outright hacking. (Minecraft mods)
The only thing missing is a scripting ability. If I can't find that I'll be learning how to mod minecraft and will build a little script parser, probably something simple like logo for placing block types in the 3D landscape.