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How Did You Learn How To Program?

TIWolfman I'm disappointed (623 comments)

I really thought this was an interesting question and followed it the throughout the last day, clearly the answers "rising to the top" so far are not curent. Most answers so far have been about "why" and even that is being kind to the sarcasm presented so far. Part of the problem here is that it seems that nobody that's responded so far started their career after 1980 and that's either a sad fact about the business or something that Slashdot should note. Personally, I started writing BASIC in a high school class as my first exposure and then worked in C initially in college before moving to C++. Later in school assembly, Java, and PHP were used and then afterwards I added purpose specific languages like OpenGL, Javascript, "Flash/ActionScript", and JSP/ASP/Python(yes, I include Python there as that's all it's worth). The more worthwhile answer to the question though is that I learned "how" to program, meaning algorithms, style and debugging in my second and third years in college at U of Michigan.

about a year ago

Twitter Says Your Tweets Belong To You

TIWolfman Lawyers (102 comments)

So what? They're covering themselves for when somebody uses them coordinate something illegal, a drug drop spot, a robbery or heaven forbid a terrorist attack. Who cares, Twitters's a fad technology with less usefulness than direct mail...which the irony of to those pushing it can't be lost on... The concept is e-mail via the phone...which is an electronic letter which is....

about 5 years ago

Trust an Insurance Company's "Drive-Cam?"

TIWolfman This is simple (480 comments)

All you need to think about is the topic sentence "Trust an Insurance Company's 'Drive-Cam?'" and the bold part is all that matters. The answer is no.

about 5 years ago

Google CEO Schmidt Leaves Apple Board

TIWolfman Or perhaps? (128 comments)

He just saw a ship going down? The types of conflict-of-interest here aren't exactly rare in the Fortune 500 board member world. Regardless, this should be noted as a far larger loss to Apple than is being written about at this point.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Loses Bid To Keep Revenues Secret

TIWolfman Re:I wonder what they are hiding (229 comments)

No, the issue is that to justify their claims they're going to expose numbers that are going to infuriate their product(artists and writers). They can't burn that bridge and it's worth more than a single copyright/sharing case and possibly all of them. Of course this assumes there's a disconnect in what they'd have to show as evidence to support their loss claims and what they've cited when paying their talent...would like to set up the over-under on that difference or shall I?

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Loses Bid To Keep Revenues Secret

TIWolfman Re:What is worse (229 comments)

Sadly, that'll never happen - this case will be dropped and swept under the rug with all the vigor others have been prosecuted with.

more than 5 years ago


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