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Comment Re:Basic (Score 1) 629

My first language was IBM VS BASIC on CP/CMS on an IBM 360 mainframe in middle school. Then I graduated to Integer BASIC on an Apple ][ then Applesoft BASIC on an Apple ][+ and 6502 assembler & Z-80/8080 assembler. Then GW-BASIC, Turbo Pascal and C on IBM and other PCs -- COBOL & PL/1 on MVS. Back to the PC for C++ on Windows 3.1 & OS/2 for awhile before moving to unix shell scripts, Perl, Java, JavaScript, etc...

Comment Re:Didn't trump want to block this? (Score 1) 104

It isn't the "regulation and subsidies" that "grant the big players monopoly" and "keeps small players out of the market" for internet, cable and telephone -- it's the really high cost of entry to build the infrastructure. Actually, the "regulation and subsidies" help the "small players" by forcing the "big players" share the infrastructure. Remove the "regulation and subsidies" and the "small players" can no longer exist as they will no longer have access to the infrastructure they need to remain in business!

Comment Re:Trump scare maybe (Score 1) 217

No, it's more like Intel had decided to spend $7 billion on the fab for business reasons not involving Trump (most likely long before Trump became president, and possibly even before the election) so they decided that, hey -- we should announce it now while we are meeting with Trump so he will be more supportive of us and not use Twitter to tank our stocks!

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