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Comment: Re:Intelligent design beats evolution? (Score 1) 390

By a different definition to the one implied by religion, yes.

One is intelligence designed by biologicals or other machines. One is design by magical fairies and unicorns.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Clarke's third law.

And you're berating religious people for not being able to distinguish advanced technology from magic?
Care to rethink this?

Comment: Re:MATLAB! WTF!?!?? (Score 2) 415

by random coward (#47410337) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language
Digging further than the fine article to the blog that it was based on. It appears that the methodology of the study is wrong for what it purports. There were multiple languages and courses from each school; It speaks as if this is the intro for CSC majors, and then adds CSC courses that wont go towards a CSC degree; I.E. programming for engineers with matlab at Georgia Tech for example.

Comment: Re:And once they have learned all they can? (Score 2) 80

by random coward (#46760137) Attached to: Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan
This is a bigger problem in the US than in Japan. This is good to see someone coming up with a solution. The problems are that there aren't any good employees to get for these jobs with these compentancies. There has to be a way to bring up newer people to get a path to being the masters. The technology allows a small number of very good employees to run everything, but how do you bring up new employees to that level when they retire?

The US is having this problem all over: for example we can't get workers qualified to work on hoover dam and the current workers are all about to retire.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton