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Comment Re:Too little at any time (Score 1) 136

Logo was a great idea but became prominent at a time when kids where starting to realise computers could do better. The C64/Amstrad/Sinclair/BBC/Apple-II all had Basic which could be coopted into doing real games and thanks to PEEK POKE and CALL provided a springboard for the more enterprising kids to start poking around with machine code..

Logo however was a decent language. It was list processing, functional (It was, in fact a lisp derivative of sorts) , and generally taught good code hygiene. It didnt have gotos.

I had a teacher in my first year of highschool who insisted Logo was the language of the future. I thought he was an idiot, because clearly it was Pascal. Welll...... more the fool on both of us. Retrospectivly, I was right.... sort of.... Pascal taught the sort of programming that you do with C,C++ (Turbo was object oriented) and so on. Logo taught the sort of programming you do with Lisp, Scheme, and the like. It would have been better if he was right, in the scheme of history the lisp family are clearly superior languages than the algol family (Pascal/C/C++/etc) but they just never took off quite the way C and C++ did. The torch is still held up to some degree by Haskell/Erlang/Clojure/etc but they still are very much minority languages, and we're all the poorer for it.

Comment Re: whose fraud??? (Score 1) 188

for example, there's far more murders in usa than there are convicted murderers - and same applies to all other kind of cases.

Theres also an inverse at play with this shocker as well.

Cop decides he's certain the husband killed the wife. No evidence, just "He seems the sort". So they they tell the guy "We're going to get you the death penalty if you dont take the plea bargain". The husband may well be innocent, but at this point it doesnt matter anymore. He's fucking terrified of spending 10 years in solitary hell followed a visit with the grim reaper, so he takes the plea bargain, Manslaughter and fifteen years , out in ten, to save his own life.

And meanwhile the murderer got off scot free, because some other poor sap took the fall.

Comment Re:Go visit Mar-a-Lago and complain (Score 4, Insightful) 507

"absolute proof"? Lol, you loonies are hilariously deluded.

Project Veritas provides proof, ON VIDEO, of election rigging in the DNC and the leftists can't refute it so they just claim its faked even though they can't provide any proof of it being so. Yet, some vague rumor about what Trump is doing comes up, and all of a sudden it's "absolute proof".

Why would I believe a serial liar like OKeefe who keeps getting caught again and again and again fabricating evidence for his shitty witchhunts, when multiple enquiries by people who are actually domain experts have said that no, there is just no evidence at all of it.

Comment Re:Okay - that was quick. (Score 5, Interesting) 895

I kind of feel sorry for the people that brought his whole line about fighting money in politics and draining the swamp.

Sure he fired all the policy wonks, but now he's just got a white house full of money-in-politics and nobody knows what they are doing, and all the people who would normally say "No Mr President thats an extremely bad idea" to an incoming greenhorn have been fired or sidelined. I mean it was obvious to me what was gonna happen, but i've been around the block a few times and seen plenty of similar types go into govenor roles and completely screw the whole place up. These alt-right people, I just dont know about . Pepe memes and actually believing fox-news conspiracy theories does not make for a particularly useful political movement.

Comment Re:Against TOS (Score 2) 652

Yep. I could hand over my password. But they'll have a hell of a time getting past the SSO codes (Unless the NSA has cracked that system somehow)

But I'm going to give the US a pass over the next 4 years. I have nothing to hide, but on a matter of principles I wouldnt give my own govt my passwords, and I sure as hell wouldnt give a foreign govt them.

Comment Re: Doing it wrong? (Score 1) 600

Recursion is undesirable because it doesn't scale - you run out of stack pretty quickly.

Badly designed recursion doesnt scale. However well defined problems that require it and have well understood limits, its fine and often optimal, particularly if the algorithm can be tail recursed.

There isn't really ever any need for recursion anyway as there's nothing you can do recursively that you can't do non-recursively.

Yes, but many algorithms will still require a stack and become incredibly more complicated and slow, such that there are literally no benefits.

Comment Re:Sold out (Score 2) 197

Well, gentleman, we've been sold out.

No, he's doing exactly what he said he would do. Unfortunately people where so distracted by the whole "grrr hillary email server" nonsense they failed to actually look at what Trump was actually saying he'd do.

The chickens have come home to roost people. Perhaps next time folks wont get so hung up on manufactured outrage and pay attention to whats really going on.

Comment Re: Amazing (Score 4, Insightful) 375

I've had insurance since I was born, I'm in my 50s, and my cost of insurance jumped 4 times since obamacare. My employer dropped it because insurance rates soared, so I no longer had matching, plus the regular rate better than doubled. And that is for insurance that covers almost nothing until I spend 28,000 because there are virtually NO doctors in the network. And NC has NO options, only Blue Cross. We used to have over half a dozen. My cost of insurance and overall healthcare went from being 5-10% of my income to over 1/3. So fuck your socialized healthcare that says responsible people have to pay insurance for irresponsible people that don't like to work. I'm fine helping those that can't help themselves, but this current bullshit is killing the middle class. You know, the people making 50k a year and pay the highest percentage of their income as tax because they don't make enough to shelter it. But then, that was the original plan, wasn't it? Make a system so god damn bad people would beg for a single payer. Guess what? You got Trump instead, so suck it up Dr. Buttercup. You have no fucking clue the pain this system has caused to hard working, middle American, blue collar people.

Comment Re: You do know (Score 1) 140

Its not just bad science, its bad theology, because its essentially accusing god of being a liar.

Like, why would god plant fake evidence everywhere. Why is he lying. It doesnt say in the bible that gods a liar, and if he is, why assume the evidence is a lie when he could have just made some nonsense up in the bible.

Creationists are a discredit to their own faith.

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