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Comment: Re:German illegal? (Score 1) 323

by jasonditz (#48142787) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science
My high school didn't offer German language classes and at the time (20 years ago) it was explained to me that the local anti-German language law was still on the books. I don't know that this was actually true, and the Supreme Court ruling certainly made such laws unenforceable, but it pushed me into three years of French instead.

Pro Silverlight 4 In VB 181

Posted by samzenpus
from the read-all-about-it dept.
jddp writes "MacDonald is a programmer's programmer, and Pro Silverlight 4 in VB is a model of what a programmer's guide should be. He explains a mass of technical information in considerable detail without losing the big-picture. His clear and concise exposition of concepts and functionality is never confusing or needlessly repetitive. The book's organization is logical, yet the chapters can be read in isolation, as the need or interest arises." Keep reading for the rest of jddp's review.

Comment: Re:skip wiki get soldier (Score 1) 275

by jasonditz (#34824516) Attached to: Anonymous Organizes Global Protests For WikiLeaks
Actually they revealed massive criminal activity on a number of fronts already, and we've only gotten a small portion of them. The Iraq War Logs alone detailed enormous numbers of war crimes related to facilitating torture and killing civilians. The State Department cables, which we've only got about 1 percent of, already detailed a State Department plot (signed off on by the Secretary of State) to steal credit card numbers and passwords from top UN officials. That's a major crime under international and domestic law.

The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.