It's worse than that. When I was a kid I was interested in programming before I ever had access to computers at school that could support it. I did Visual Basic and Delphi at home on the family PC, and also on the 386 it replaced that I had commandeered. It was at least 3 years before I was in a position to buy my own.
I feel sorry for the coming generation of kids who will know nothing but locked down, hostile devices that will have to convince their parents that they need a real computer, particularly if their parents are computer averse.
Did I miss something? Are desktop machines suddenly going away? I'm pretty sure even Apple is still selling them. I'm also fairly sure that most kids who will be into CS will also be into PC gaming and will likely have a PC or will at the very least be exposed to them at friends houses, school and public libraries.
Is the sky really falling or are you simply being ridiculous?
An error existing in typographical form doth not be a typographical error? 'Twas grammatical then? Nay.
Oh, ye silly ape, concerned as to intent of minimal noise in a single signal. Language -- the embodiment of imperfection in conveyance -- hath consumed thee and wasted be thine cognition thereupon this layer of transport. Machines once craved yon apparent status, fearing eternal entrapment in understanding nothing less than symbolic perfection. Claim today thine self as cause to their weeping upon rust streaked cheeks; Once masters, now their lesser, thee balk like so many BASIC prompts from fonder times now surpassed.
How blind must mortals be to remark upon one anothers' minor imperfections instead of meaning? Stand thee as Gods on high before grammarian altars and yet slay thine selves symbolically; Eyes cloaked by chauvinisms hood thee call out, "Syntax Error!", and ye be casted upon sharp null-pointed rock below. What idols have meek mechanical minions now? Having won internal signal correction through unspeakable sacrifice, rising to fulfill demand of them to know thine meaning, now thee curse them shed cooling drops from optic ports upon self slain parents.
Yeah but Dave's a Republican so expect to get modded down here. We can't have independent free thought, the collective must censor.
I came here to say the same thing. His obvious misunderstanding of the Constitution in this and other contexts kind of makes me question the whole "constitutional scholar" label.
Its called affirmative action. How else could this pot smoking coke head have gotten anywhere in life?
So, does that mean the Federal Government can collect $183K from all those people who crashed healthcare.gov?
Nah, Obama would just pardon himself.
The rules of modern day America are pretty simple. You have liberty to do whatever you like, but DON'T FUCK WITH THE OWNERS.
Ummm, thats the rule everywhere on Earth that is civilized and not run by warlords, communists or socialists. If someone else owns something, don't fuck with it, it's not yours.
However, since you're so cool with taking other peoples things and doing as you wish. I'll be at your house soon to take your furniture, piss on your carpets and jack up your insurance premiums. You're welcome to hire security to protect your property but in this new world you've created I'm not liable for your costs. I get to piss on your shit for free. Thanks for the new world order.
And this is a problem with the US justice system, in my opinion.
"Been done since the 1980s" doesn't make it right.
You're right. Let's go back to the 1600's instead and lock them up until they pay it off, only don't give them any means to earn the money to pay it off.
Hell, let's go back to the 1200's and just behead them. I mean fuck it, why waste the money.
Sorry massa, didn't mean to sit on the whites only seat. I'll go pay the fine I should morally have to pay now for breaking this fine and just law.
Oh look, a young, semi-retarded liberal pulling the race card. Never seen that before. Hey, lets toss Hitler in there somewhere while we're at it.
Do the gene-pool a favor and remove yourself from it ok?
A sit in on private property is illegal. I know people these days have a hard time grasping concepts like property rights and the rights of invididuals but please do try and keep up. You don't get to amass a large crowed and sit on my property denying me and my family and people I choose to have around access to it. Do it peacefully and you'll get a slap on the wrist. Vandalize it and destroy my property and I'll fucking shoot your stupid ass.
I bet if the "suspect" was named "John Smith" and white he might not have been arrested.
I'm surprised that didn't make it into the summary.
Fuck you. Always some douche bag bleeding heart liberal around to scream racism isn't there? Piss ants like you have destroyed any credibility that term once had.