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Comment Re:Computers DO SHIP with a programming language (Score 1) 370

I think Javascript is a great language to learn to program. It ships with *every* computer, tablet, phone on the planet. Type a few lines and you can see stuff of the screen. Type a few more, and you can animate it. Type a few more and you can build a game. And it's a real language that you can use in a real job. Khan Academy computer programming is taught in it. There are countless online tutorials to help you learn it and millions of people who can answer questions about it.

Comment Re:Uh... (Score 1) 609

you use another magic gearbox to drive the control shaft. then you use another magic gearbox to control that gearbox. the control has to be as powerful as the input (or even more powerful if it is geared down). whenever i see something like this, that is so obviously wrong, i wonder why they don't ask a professional. but i think, perhaps, they do ask a professional, who tells them it won't work, so they ignore the professional.

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