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Comment BASIC by any other name (Score 4, Insightful) 370

Somebody seems to think that BASIC is a beginners language more so than others because the B happens to stand for BASIC. Nothing about BASIC makes it more suited to beginners than many other languages out there, including but not limited to Python. I would go so far as to say that BASIC was a good language for beginners in the early 1980s, but would be a very bad place for someone to start in in 2016.

Comment Re: Stupid (Score 1) 1042

Are you being intentionally thick? Tech Billionaires Are Asking Scientists For Help To Break Humans Out of Computer Simulation. That's the subject of this conversation and the charge has been levied that it is pseudoscience. That's the "pseudoscience" in question. They will be doing plenty of legitimate science in the pursuit of their goal. Much like space exploration, you never know when useful stuff might be a by product of the endeavor. And those are just actual physical products. Space exploration has certainly advanced other areas including but not limited to software development.

Comment Re:Russian digital immigrants! (Score 0) 287

"Trump will build a firewall and get the Russians to pay for it."

... and he'll have them design it too, because it is to expensive to do in the US, and that's just smart business ... but everyone else should so he doesn't have to or they should be ashamed because they are the reason America isn't "great" anymore.

Comment Re:The new line for the Johnnie Cochran's out ther (Score 1) 99

"Are you & Apple ready for divorcing spouses to be going to court to order the seizing of their spouses cell phone and ordering Apple to decrypt it to prove infidelity?"

That is beside the point, since this is all about *Uncle Sam* knowing what is up with Clarise without Clarise's husband ever having an inkling.

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