Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Nov 2006 18:54 UTC, submitted by Jimmy M
.NET (dotGNU too) "Microsoft is pushing Visual Basic 2005 Express as the best language for hobbyists and novices, and are offering it free of charge from the Microsoft Visual Basic Express website. Since the price is right, and I fall into the hobbyist category, I decided to give it a try. This review is intended for amateur programmers, students and hobbyists who are interested in programming their computers."
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RE[4]: .NET?
by mmebane on Mon 20th Nov 2006 22:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: .NET?"
mmebane
Member since:
2005-07-06

So instead of, you know, trying to teach people to think, they should just be trade schools?

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RE[5]: .NET?
by jptros on Tue 21st Nov 2006 03:11 in reply to "RE[4]: .NET?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Wait I paid thousands to learn how to *think*? And I thought thinking was a trait of all humans that came naturally. Guess that's what I get for thinking. No wonder I feel cheated with the education I acquired for 15 years of debt.

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RE[6]: .NET?
by TheMonoTone on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 04:38 in reply to "RE[5]: .NET?"
TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

I've seen your type before, you don't really attempt to bother learning the material, you don't attempt to become interested. It's no wonder you thought it was a waste, maybe, if you had actually attempted to learn (not memorize) the material in the classes, and took relevant classes to the subject matter you were interested in you'd find it to be actually quite useful. Solving problems is in fact, what engineering (and other science related majors) teaches, not memorizing useless facts, but attempting to put together the pieces of information to solve relevant and interesting problems. School is not useless unless your just trying to get the degree and get out like so many people do. In that case as some other posters have replied your better off going to a technical school since you probably have the attention span of a rabbit in heat.

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