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Comment coding with children (Score 1) 366

I took a "coding class" with my youngest child a couple months ago. We used Scratch, which is obviously very different from the C++ classes I completed while earning my degree. It's not about learning to become a programmer - it's about doing something fun with your kid and giving them a bit of exposure. Maybe your child will embrace it and dig much deeper, ultimately learning actual coding. Showing enthusiasm is part of the experience. "Hey, let's make a game!" It's called parenting. Ivanka is on target with this. I doubt she cares much about Actual Programming, and when the other adults would refer to the dragging/dropping of activity boxes as "coding" I didn't jump all over them about what Actual Real Coding is. Instead I imagined how assembler coders might feel when watching people code in Perl.

Comment Re:It was the white nationalist block (Score 4, Insightful) 470

Actually it was Hillary Clinton's infamy and unfitness for office that elected Donald Trump, in a close contest of infamy and poor fit for the job. Trump outperformed Romney in non-whites across the board. Dems could have run just about anyone but Clinton and taken the office. But no.

Comment Re:Yanks (Score 1) 326

...and very late to turn up to the fucking fight as usual.

What a bunch of crap, and disrespectful to the large number of US volunteers actively fighting in Europe and Asia before Dec 7 1941. "Hey, you're awfully late to the fight I started but am now losing!" Followed by decades of "Those yanks always sticking their noses in everyone's business!" any time our foreign policy doesn't explicitly benefit the British.


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