Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:15 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Well-known game developer David Braben is a little bit fed up with the state of computer science education these days, which seems to have shifted away from learning programming to some sort of computer-oriented "life skills" class. As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of "play this math game" and "don't be victimized by cyber-perverts." Braben's idea to stem this tide: a very, very cheap computer that students can learn to program on.
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RE[7]: Scope
by WorknMan on Sun 8th May 2011 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Scope"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I am luckily well-talented in the.. uhh, fields of "oral satisfaction": I have a few very special tricks I use, some for girls, some for guys, never had a single complaint so far ;3


Of course, you've never had a complaint, and that's the whole point. While you think you're a cunning linguist, she's probably telling her mother, her sister, her coworkers, and her hair dresser how lousy you are at it. But will she tell you? Of course not! And for this reason, most guys don't have a clue ...

Anyway, I was lucky enough to learn from Sam Kinison to lick the alphabet (gotta love those capital T's), so I guess I'm doing alright ;) hehe

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RE[8]: Scope
by WereCatf on Sun 8th May 2011 20:39 in reply to "RE[7]: Scope"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Of course, you've never had a complaint, and that's the whole point. While you think you're a cunning linguist, she's probably telling her mother, her sister, her coworkers, and her hair dresser how lousy you are at it. But will she tell you? Of course not! And for this reason, most guys don't have a clue ...


I still only hear "we cannot talk about things even when we should." Learn to ask, it's not difficult. Similarly, teach yourself to tell without the other one having to ask. You'll be a lot happier.

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RE[9]: Scope
by Neolander on Sun 8th May 2011 20:46 in reply to "RE[8]: Scope"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I'd add that it's a better idea to ask at some times than others, though.

(Globally, every high schooler should be subtly given access to a copy of "Mars and Venus in the bedroom". This book rocks. Not only because of its content itself, but also because quoting it is the best way to start a discussion on the subject with your partner.)

Edited 2011-05-08 20:47 UTC

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