regardless of the language in use, programming still requires the ability to think logically to develop a solution to whatever problem the programmer is trying to solve.
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is nowhere near as cuddly as the real thing
actually, it has nothing to do with reaction time. you hinted at the correct issue: desirability
you can program a computer to model desirability within an economic actor, but it will never be more than a simplified model of the real thing. the possibility for tangential expansion of error is enormous.
now you're got music in an infinite number of rooms
they don't taste that bad, really.
there's no law at work here. only the contract between comcast and the customer.
You turn it off and replace the code. Try doing the same with a human soldier, pilot, etc.
The people running stores choose what gets sold in them. It has nothing to do with public or private owners.
i wasn't aware it was the responsibility of the federal government to deal in internet access
could we at least get an international standard outlet? same prongs? same voltage?
slashdot is owned and opreated by SourceForge Inc., a business. if you really think the net would be better off without any businesses, stop posting here or any other websites that aren't run by non-profits or government departments.
government regulations have a long history of unintended consequences. it's good to see that these lawmakers recognize that.
furthermore, the internet has done exceptionally well so far without such rules. i think we're better off without them, in spite of the few incidences of filtering and blocking some providers have tried.
alternatively, there could be keyboard shortcuts for many of these actions.