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Comment: Re:Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. (Score 1) 119

by superwiz (#47905601) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment
JavaScript (or any language in which string values and language symbols are interchangeable) is more important to know now than C. C can generated. And it's quickly getting to the point where that's all it's good for -- being auto generated. It is just text after all.

Comment: Re:Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. (Score 1) 119

by superwiz (#47905585) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment
C and C++ no longer have any place in basic CS education. Sorry, we are at the point where it's more efficient to generate C than to write it. And since C++ is just generated C with really, really arcane syntax for this compile-time generation, C++ lost its purpose, too. There are more expressive (ie, easier to read) and less error-prone methods for generating C code now. It's finally becoming yesterday's news. The whole reason you see "resurgence" of C is that people are not writing it. They are generating it as an intermediate product. C is just text. And there are better ways to generate that text than the preprocessor or the C++'s template mechanism. C, however, has a major, major, major design flaw -- you can't assign to return values directly. So as a mechanism for expressing algorithms it has a natural inefficiency built into the language. It's not that there is no simple work around for it in C, it's that it needs a work around. It's over.

Comment: Re:Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. (Score 1) 119

by superwiz (#47905547) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment
Really? I just thought that was something one picked at birth. No, really, is that even a form of knowledge? I just find these to be self evident. Often find it surprising that trivialities have names behind them when people start talking about them as fields of knowledge.

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 205

by superwiz (#47812873) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion
Of course, the evidence of WMD's was very circumstantial. In this case, there is footage. And there are 2500 dead people. And it's all because of Putin's direct orders (this part is my opinion... but it's obvious to anyone whose ego is not invested in chest-beating for Mother Russia). Russia never fails to supply the world with a good tragedy. It stood at the doorstep of becoming civilized and it decided to turn around and slam that door shot. I wish what's about to ensue could be a hilarity. But the campaign of deception that is running out of Russia is almost as depressing as the Russian campaign of terror.

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 205

by superwiz (#47812817) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion
Oh, I am pretty sure anyone in Russia today will insist that any evidence reported by the West is the opposite of the truth (rather than less credible) because it is reported by the West. Try convincing any member of a terrorist organization that what they are doing is wrong. You'll get a long soliloquy on why they are right. Russia is waging a campaign of terror against Ukraine. They've convinced enough of their population that this campaign of terror is justified and those not convinced are simply nodding along, out of fear, now.

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 205

by superwiz (#47812769) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion
WMD information didn't happen in a vacuum. It happened after Iraq repeatedly violated the terms of the cease-fire agreement by denying WMD inspectors access to sites they wanted to inspect. The fact that there was additional intelligence indicating that he might have been trying to procure WMD's made it look like he was. He wasn't? Ok. But he made it look like he was and that is why it got reported the way it did.

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