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Comment Re:FBI director announced she IS guilty, won't pro (Score 1) 801

Wow, I should know better to get involved in a Clinton thread but that is one extremenly selective quote. I'm sure it's just 'extreme carelessness' to strip the two mentions of intent:

(a) Whoever, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States,...

(b) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, and with like intent or...

Comment Re:Do we learn nothing? (Score 1) 213

The "problem" with that isn't their race, and if you're accusing a computer program of being racist then you really need to spend some meaningful time away from the TV and internet.

Maybe it is the problem, maybe it isn't. Since they refuse to show us the source code itself, any opinions you have about it are just projection.

Comment Re:CS (Score 1) 102

80% of people who apply for programming courses at Universities fail in the first two semesters. Of the remaining 20%, over half of them can't create a proper mental model of what is going on and only get by with luck and determinism. Only 10% of people who even apply are useful...

Imagine how much better those numbers could be if people were exposed to these concepts at a younger age...

Submission + - Artist Prince Dies at 57 (nydailynews.com)

astrodoom writes: The much-beloved musical genius passed away today, surprising many. No immediate details were available as to the cause of death. The artist had been hospitalized last week with what was reported as the flu, but had appeared at a party on Saturday, quieting the speculation on his health.

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