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Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 1) 389

by gsslay (#47413825) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

If you are just starting out learning to program, you are not in a position to determine which language is best to learn by. You have to take advice, or take what you are given. If you feel 'force fed' you are either way over-opinionated for someone who knows nothing, or are an idiot who has booked themselves onto the wrong course.

Comment: Re:Blaming Google (Score 1) 238

by gsslay (#47375243) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

This statement is not the conclusion of the article, it's the headline of the article.

The journalist is using a basic journalistic technique of stating the position in the simpliest, bluntest and most provacative way possible. That makes it easy for the casual browser to grasp the topic, and hopefully draws them in.

The article then goes on to modify and explain.

Comment: Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (Score 5, Insightful) 561

by gsslay (#47322727) Attached to:, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

so that they can converse with other people with similar mental character and interests

It's a fair point, but what exactly is being shared? Having a shared high IQ is no guarantee at all of the shared or compatible interests, personality, life aims or values. All the kind of stuff that helps in a social club, and relationship most definitely needs.

The only thing they have in common is an interest in knowing how smart they, and other people are, by one particular yardstick. As interest go, that's pretty shallow.

Comment: Re:Who is that? (Score 1) 268

by gsslay (#47316083) Attached to: Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

To be fair, it's not just climate change deniers who do this. All manner of nutters have the same tactic.

Make a fact up because it feels right and in line with their particular agenda, state it, hope no-one notices they made it up, keep stating it, forget that they made it up, continue stating it, hey! it's almost as good as true now!

I think they work to the tactic that if they keep saying something, it gradually becomes true through repetition.

Comment: Re:I can't think of a better argument... (Score 2) 387

by gsslay (#47263397) Attached to: Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

Why isn't this standard procedure for all data repositories?

Doesn't matter how efficient and secure you are, if one person can wipe absolutely everything from one control panel then you have a risk that is not being addressed. And one that isn't even difficult to address.

"Those who will be able to conquer software will be able to conquer the world." -- Tadahiro Sekimoto, president, NEC Corp.