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Comment Re:What about English? (Score 2) 300

Hello, "normal" computer language IS mathematical.

All your arguments are entirely touchy-feely in nature. And your example is nonsense.

Basically, you want the computer to know *precisely* what you mean no matter how *imprecise* your instructions are, and this is very likely Never Ever Gonna Happen.

Comment Re:How is this different from any university? (Score 1) 293

The most significant difference is that ITT attempted to allow the plebes into the middle class.

How exactly would that be different from the "plebes" attending community college? Other than that they'd likely spend less money and obtain a degree that might actually be worth the paper it's printed on?

Comment Re:Moron it's only for Windows update (Score 1) 197

Hi Alex,

Despite our history, I'm here to help you out. No, really. So pay close attention:

Nobody needs to do anything to make you look bad. That's a trainwreck you're obviously quite capable of having on your own.

People bait you because it's well-known that you constantly scan Slashdot and other sites looking for people saying things about you. And they do it because they know that you will without fail rise to the bait. Q.E.D.

The only way for you to "win" this is not to play, but you are evidently too dense to figure this out, so you just keep coming back for more. And more. And more...

Comment Re:In other words.. (Score 2) 197

Windows 2K was the bomb. When I saw what XP was like, though, I knew the writing was on the wall and switched to Linux when 2K fell out of support.

One of the very few decisions I've made in my life that I have never yet regretted, not even once.

(*looks over shoulder, smiles and nods* Yes, honey, you're one of those, too. Honest!)

Comment Re:Microsoft Update Catalog is my new hero (Score 1) 197

I mean, it would be absolute madness to download a patch on one machine to use on another (or several others).

Well, this IS Microsoft, after all. Not only designing for the lowest common denominator, but effectively mandating that anyone who actually has a clue constrain himself to that level, regardless. They've only been doing this for about 20 years now.

I put up with it for 10 of them.

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