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Comment: Yes and no... (Score 1) 226

by stevenfuzz (#44925685) Attached to: Learning To Code: Are We Having Fun Yet?
75 hours into a deadline week, coding is not fun. I could name every variable poop and fart, but that shit doesn't matter with your boss breathing down your neck (not to mention how pissed if I saw that during a code review). I'm not sure I'm sold on teaching through cuddly hand holding. That being said, technically I learned programming through logo writer and writing little games in basic when I was very young. Looking back, I do not think it was necessarily the content of the programming that kept me interested, but rather the self-competition of beating yourself at problem solving. Why can't kids be motivated by learning, rather than learning because they want to have fun?

Comment: Re:To what end? (Score 1) 266

by stevenfuzz (#41393681) Attached to: Richard Branson 'Determined To Start a Population On Mars'
Well at first it will be purely scientific, as they study the giant ancient pyramid believed to be capable of creating oxygen. But, as the population increases, it will become both a vacation destination for the adventurous and a distant life for the down and out. Obviously, from here a class system will evolve between the mutants and the 1%. Luckily, The Terminator will finally show up, in a dream, and rip shit up.

It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.

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