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Submission + - Identifying Code In TV and Movies (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: British programmer John Graham-Cumming is undertaking a great public service with a new Tumblr blog dedicated to identifying the code snippets you see in TV shows and movies. The code shown in Superman III? BASIC. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? MySQL. Music video Fingerhold? That is the source code for DOOM. Even better, he's taking requests. If you have any on-screen code examples you'd like him to identify, send them his way using the contact form on the site.

Comment WIRED (Score 2) 363

I still have a subscription to the physical version of Wired, and the content is top-notch - when I do read it; but I usually don't read it in that format. It's all online, and sitting down with a magazine is just not something I ever think to do anymore. I will very likely not renew.

Comment Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 1) 1174

Let me clarify a bit. I was raised in a very conservative Mormon home. I am very the opposite of that now. So I may be judging him through a different lens than some people. As far as 20 books: I've the whole Ender series, the whole Alvin Maker series, About half of the Homecoming series, and 4 or five others.

Comment Re:I'm not even a fan, but (Score 5, Informative) 1174

Agreed that he's overrated in general, but the original Ender novel is excellent. That being said, I have read about 20 of his books, and a funny thing is that Card's personal view are not at all evident in most of his books. I know he's a Mormon and everything, but the characters and situations in his stories often convey a very progressive and rational outlook on the universe.

Comment I'm also looking for somewhere new (Score 1) 999

I relocated from Calgary, Canada to Phoenix, Arizona about 5 years ago almost entirely for the AZ weather, which I love. I absolutely can't stand the backward politics and social attitudes here though. I too am looking for possible alternatives in the future. I would like to find somewhere with consistently warm weather, progressive social and political attitudes, and reasonable immigration policies for a Data Analyst with a Master's degree. Does such a place exist?

Comment Re:I Wonder If They'll Check White People (Score 5, Insightful) 884

I'm a caucasian Canadian citizen living in Arizona on TN-status as a Management Consultant, and I have a valid Arizona driver's license. I doubt that I will be randomly asked for my immigration papers. I somehow don't think that I'm the reason Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio and company came up with this law.

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