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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

uncle slacky Re:Ada? (385 comments)

It's still being taught as an introductory language at my daughter's university - Ada 2005 no less! Just installed GNAT & GPS on her laptop. Me, I'm an old Fortran jockey (VMS, mostly). There still seem to be a few jobs in it, but nobody interested in me (yet).

about two weeks ago

Enormous Tunneling Machine 'Bertha' Blocked By 'The Object'

uncle slacky Paging Dr Quatermass... (339 comments)

I'm sure I saw an old documentary about this kind of thing happening in the London Underground. Watch out for giant ants...

about 9 months ago

Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

uncle slacky Re:If evolution is true... (1293 comments)

Almost right. The following explanation was (I think) originally posted on Slashdot a while back: If there was no Adam & Eve, there was no Fall, therefore no Original Sin, therefore no need for Jesus (assuming he existed) to die in order to "save" us from said Sin, therefore no "eternal life" - so it destroys the entire basis of their belief system. Or, as someone else pointed out downthread, it boils down to fear of death.

1 year,3 days

The Last GUADEC?

uncle slacky Re:They shot themselves in the foot (376 comments)

The recent announcement of a merger between LXDE and Razor-Qt is another nail in the coffin of GTK+3, and should produce something rather lighter than KDE.

about a year ago

Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

uncle slacky Re:Rounded down a little to 10,000x (587 comments)

Yep, with an appropriate choice of distro (Bodhi in my case, though Peppermint, Lubuntu, Crunchbang or AntiX are also acceptable) it's still quite useful. That's my home machine, of course. My work laptop is a bit meatier (Fujitsu Lifebook E780, Core i5, 4Gb RAM).

about a year ago

Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

uncle slacky Rounded down a little to 10,000x (587 comments)

Actually 10922.67 times as much (48Kb ZX Spectrum to 512Mb Asus EEEPC 701 4G).

about a year ago

MS Handed NSA Access To Encrypted Chat & Email

uncle slacky Re:Burying the lede (379 comments)

Where's the downside?

about a year ago

Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

uncle slacky Re:FIrst Post Maybe? (549 comments)

No, the answer is robots - and a basic income for everyone.

about a year ago

Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth

uncle slacky Re:Someone should do this coal power (482 comments)

IIRC coal plants release more radiation into the environment than nuclear plants do, so you're quite probably correct.

about a year and a half ago

10 Ways To Celebrate International Pi Day

uncle slacky What about 22/7? (180 comments)

July 22nd would seem to be a more accurate value for Pi day, shirley?

about a year and a half ago


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