I work only 4 nights a week, so I have a lot of free time to do whatever. I'm looking to occupy some of that time with something more productive, and I thought learning a programming language is a great time-occupier. There are a ton of different languages out there, and a lot of them seem almost intimidating to even start. I'm having troubles picking one out that may help me in the future, if I decide to go out towards a different career path. I don't have a lot of cash, and I'd really like
Right, that's true. But I don't generally see anyone tattooing those facial features. Most of even the most extreme people seem to stop with the neck.
We say this as Mike Tyson walks up behind you...
Almost all multiplexes will show both 2D and 3D versions and YOU get to choose which one you want to pay for. 3D is an additional option that DOES attract wider audiences by providing an additional choice.
I don't care for 3D, and it can stay, as long as the motherfu**ing theater would stop only giving me 4 times for 2D and 12000 for 3D...
If you go to the grocery store and see milk priced at $8.95/gal when you saw it the day before at $1.98/gal, then you'll remember that higher price vividly. If it happens often enough for something you planned on purchasing, then you're likely to start shopping for milk somewhere else, even if the average is a little higher, because the security of being able to make the planned purchase is worth the higher stable price.
Actually, if I see milk for $8.95 one day, and $1.98 the day before, the next time I see it at the lower price, I'm gonna buy 3 or 4 gallons even if I don't need that much. People do this all the time! They're programmed to hoard, even if they don't need it right there and then. Why do you think that frozen pizza that's on sale (for almost half price) and that you love so much is a hole on the shelf? They think they're getting a deal! They'll do the same with a dynamic pricing system (which is why I wait the month or two and go see whatever I want in the cheap $2 theater.)
So what 20 something year old is going to have 10 years experience? What person with 10 years experience is perhaps not going to have 3 years experience with C++ or Java? How do you manage to miss the two of the most predominate programming languages out there?
My father, who is 50, and a retired Marine, knows all sorts of languages from FORTRAN to SAS and SQL, but never learned C++ or Java.
He's looking for a job now, but between his age and archaic knowledge, just can't seem to find work. Languages change, but not everyone can keep up.
I'm willing to bet that people don't buy these things to play a hardcore FPS. They buy these things just to have some casual fun that can kill 20minutes.
So why are people spending $200-$500 on these things, when they can pick up some casual games off the App Store/Android Market for $0-$5 a pop?
Nuclear power is your friend. mr burns
That's fine. We can store the waste in your home. No dice.
And both solar and wind energy have the big problem of scale.
It's a shame we can't utilize nerdrage as an alternate energy source...
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky