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Comment: Re:Examples??? (Score 1) 255 255

When I was in college it was vi or emacs (or microemacs). Was about the only tool set that was available at that time. Of course that was toward the end of college. Early on it was great to find a punch card machine that had ink on the ribbon that would print what you typed at the top of the punch card.

Learned in early jobs that while I like emacs better than vi, I found vi was on more systems by default. So I learned both since it took a few extra steps to compile emacs for every system I was working on.

We were building our own tool sets and libraries back then. Lots of stuff pulled from USENET back in the day.

Comment: Critical thinking is like common sense (Score 1) 255 255

Critical thinking is like common sense, not so common anymore.
Kids coming out of college now have huge student debts which means they fail the first big test of life.
Most can't get jobs that pay enough to cover their student debts let alone proceed to raising a family and doing better than their parents did.
The next generation will end up renting their entire lives and retire on whatever is left of social security and still be paying on those student loans when they die.
Not smart to major in english or art.

"Tube Map" Created For the Milky Way 142 142

astroengine writes "Assuming you had an interstellar spaceship, how would you navigate around the galaxy? For starters, you'd probably need a map. But there's billions of stars out there — how complex would that map need to be? Actually, Samuel Arbesman, a research fellow from Harvard, has come up with a fun solution. He created the 'Milky Way Transit Authority (MWTA),' a simple transit system in the style of the iconic London Underground 'Tube Map.' (Travel Tip: Don't spend too much time loitering around the station at Carina, there's some demolition work underway.)"

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