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Comment Re:Its really the library not the language (Score 1) 92

> Also we went recently through a phase in computer science education where people were really only taught java. Its the only tool in their toolbox.

Yep. I went through the curriculum of the top 10 computer science universities in the country, and all of them teach either Java or Python in their introductory programming classes.

Only a single one (Stanford) even offered C++ as an alternative.

Which is why I'm working on a tool that will hopefully make C++ more appealing to educators, by replacing the traditionally horrendous error messages with an easy to read paragraph targeted at newbie programmers. I'll be presenting it at CppCon next month.

Comment Re:For what, the last 20 years? (Score 1) 97

I have never heard of it happening

Just google. You know google, right? Immediate results include operations like Arthur Anderson ... formerly one of the biggest corporations of its kind in the world. Now essentially dead after the corporation was found criminally guilty in the Enron mess.

Comment Re:see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 1) 269

Several incidents are describe in this story:

1) workers receiving 6 to 8 months in prison for protesting unpaid wages.

2) Arbitrary detention of several labor leaders in Guangdong province.

3) Wu Guijun, labor activist detained for more than a year for "gathering a crowd to disrupt traffic", the same activity that you cited in your original post which lead to a short term detention and fine.

Comment Re:see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 1) 269

I assume you are referring to the teachers arrested and jailed last month in Minnesota.

Again with the false equivalence. Let's read that story in question.

Minneapolis police reported 21 protesters were arrested willingly after blocking Eighth Street at Nicollet Mall and refusing orders to disperse.

When I said "cross someone", I didn't mean block a road. And what were the consequences?

All 21 of the protesters arrested in Minneapolis were ticketed and released, according to the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.

Comment Re:see what the Union free work place get's you! (Score 1) 269

The ACFTU is a government run umbrella organization for labor unions in China. But unions do NOT have to join. Even for unions that do join, they have the right to independently declare strikes. The links you provide point out (correctly) that unions in China face big challenges. How is that different than America, where union membership has dramatically declined, and service workers are proving difficult to organize?

One huge difference is that you can get thrown in jail for crossing someone. There's no equivalence here between the Chinese and US labor situations.

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