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Comment Re:Coding, or programming? (Score 1) 515

Started in high school on Commodore PETs
Bonus - here's the book we learned with: https://archive.org/details/Ha...
This was early on with micros in the classroom - so some of us got way past the teachers.

Wasn't too long before I started picking my brothers brain for more answers and then got my mitts on a programmers reference guide ( https://archive.org/details/PE... ) and learned about pokes and peeks to change flags and registers. Poking at ML games looking to change something and and getting weird results.

Here are some games I wrote while in HS (or bashed from other code as in Journey to the MCP and m-maze) in high school:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/...
http://www.mobygames.com/game/...
http://www.mobygames.com/game/...
http://www.mobygames.com/game/...
http://www.mobygames.com/game/...

After I got out of school and got a VIC-20 things got more exciting as I self taught doing ML and hand assembling 6502 code...

Comment Re:Not the whole story (Score 1) 225

AMD lost my interest when they started their new naming schemes; before you have semprom operaon phenom, etc. then they went to A series, C Series and E series - trying to make heads or tails of which chip was better was not as easy anymore.

The second thing was AMD buying ATI and more frequency of bundling them with their CPUs - and that was a problem only because ATI just generally sucks under Linux.

So it became way easier to spec out an Intel i series and also find one bundled with nVidia GPU.

Wasn't my choice they just made it too hard for me.

Comment Differing perspectives (Score 1) 96

To paraphrase a popular programming axiom:

"There's more than one way to think of it"

Math physics, etc. is our own physically limited observation and description of how math and the universe functions, doesn’t mean it's the correct way or able to get achieve all the answers, Kind of like Einstein, Tesla, and many other discoverers, its not always thinking the ways everyone else has been taught to think but coming at it from a wholly different perspective... and not always by such seemingly brilliant individuals.

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