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By hulver (Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 03:14:51 AM EST) (all tags)
D1 is 16 today.


Sixteen!
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Uh. by clock (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:00:09 AM EST
Are you sure you did the math right on that?

Dayum. Happy birthday to her!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

Yup by hulver (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:14:41 AM EST
I checked it twice.
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Have you started saving for uni yet? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:06:49 AM EST
It takes at least $80,000 to get a four year degree in the US to keep your resumes from being automatically filtered out.

Congrats!


Just to nail the point home by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 09:08:19 AM EST
my snarky thought was "if you don't have a 4-year degree, can you honestly call a list of the places you've worked a resume?"

This reminds me of a recent NPR story I heard about a company that sells web-based testing of potential job applicants to other companies.  They do a lot of tracking of previous test-takers career success/progress in order to measure how well their test scores predict successful outcomes, and one of the things they found is that having a 4-year degree in computer science has nothing to do with whether or not somebody is a good programmer.  So that was 6 years and a lot of money wasted (yeah, I know, I had a lot of formative experiences, met interesting people, yada yada - I could have gotten similar experiences working on ocean-going cargo ships, or being in the military, etc.)  Sometimes I think having a college degree is basically just a union membership where you pay all the dues up front.

(The article also said that they found that Chrome and Firefox users tended to be better employees than IE or Safari users, and that totally tracks with my experience.  However, they don't actually share that information about job applicants because using it to make a hiring decision would be "discriminatory".)

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Programmers as it turns out by gmd (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:49:27 AM EST
 Are born not made.

this was one of the main conclusions of one of my CS lecturers who put a log of effort into researching how to teach programming.


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How heretical by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:42:48 AM EST
I wonder if the pattern applies to other disciplines.  Current the US seems hell-bent on teaching STEM to everybody, believing it to be cure for all our economic ills.  Leaving aside the issue of whether or not an economy made up primarily of STEM geniuses would be functional, if some people cannot be taught STEM even if they are highly motivated...cue the South Park ski instructor meme.


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Also relevant to your interests by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #20 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 10:58:37 AM EST
http://www.ppig.org/papers/19th-Wray.pdf

Of course, I guess they might be made, just it's too late to make them at uni. Though the last paper taken alone would push towards some congenital thing.

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I don't think it's as cut and dried. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:12:52 AM EST
 I seriously believe some people are naturally better at programming than others (just as some people have a talent for painting or playing the piano), and there may be neuerophysical reasons for that, but I don't think that means that programming cannot be taught. I suspect that given enough time, and sufficient motivation, anyone could become a good programmer.

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No by hulver (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:15:20 AM EST
She can shoulder the debt herself. Which is part of the reason why she doesn't want to go.
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So she's driving now? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:18:59 AM EST
Oy.

In the past couple of years we've gotten people in my AA group who were born after I got sober.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Not yet by hulver (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:15:37 AM EST
17 is the learning to drive age over here.
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Happy Birthday to the D1 by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:13:07 AM EST
Has me wondering - how long as the old K5 been around?

How long for the Husi?

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

./ - 1997 (~17y) by infinitera (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 09:59:31 PM EST
K5 - 1999 (~15y)
HuSi - 2002 (~12y)

Man, this online life thing is persistent.

[…] a professional layabout. Which I aspire to be, but am not yet. — CheeseburgerBrown

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13th September 2003 by hulver (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:16:33 AM EST
Is when I first started paying for server hosting, rather than hosting on a box in my house.
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janes.demon.co.uk should count! by infinitera (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 09:48:07 AM EST

[…] a professional layabout. Which I aspire to be, but am not yet. — CheeseburgerBrown

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It should by hulver (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:24:05 AM EST
Maybe I should go query the database to find the first story.
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First story. by hulver (2.00 / 0) #25 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:29:20 AM EST
June 20th 2002 at 9:21 am
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Wow by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #26 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 12:19:54 PM EST
me0w had a uid of 7 and Wiredog is 8!

I'm in at 5 - I wonder who 6 is. (looked it up - greyrat) - jacob was 4 and tombuck was 3!

I sure miss the early days (back when slashdot was all bout loonux) and how much fun it was. A productivity killer too - some days I didn't get much work done at all.

What's spiralx up to these days - is he still alive :)

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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He's on the book of faces by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 12:34:13 PM EST



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Aye he's on facebook by hulver (2.00 / 0) #28 Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 01:57:52 PM EST
He doesn't seem to have changed much.
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Stuff sneaks up on you by Herring (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 02:10:38 PM EST
The boy is 14. SD will be 22 this year.

christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
It does indeed. by hulver (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:17:30 AM EST
14! 22! Wow.
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Wow. We're old. by technician (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 08:12:51 PM EST
But happy birthday to her anyhow. Just keep her and her friends off my lawn.

Yes we are by hulver (4.00 / 1) #17 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:18:04 AM EST
Mentally though, it's still not sunk in how old I am, I consider myself much younger.
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Happy birthday to her! by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 03:27:06 AM EST
Although I've a feeling you're wrong about her age. At your barbecue the other day I remember hearing she was 11.

Oh, 2009. Wow.

Heh by hulver (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 04:19:08 AM EST
Yep.

ReboundRabbit met them almost 3 years ago now, just after D1's 13th birthday.

Time flies like an arrow.

Fruit flies like a banana
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The sun and moon a loom's shuttle. by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 09:41:15 AM EST


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Button flies hate drunks [n/t] by Herring (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 03:57:14 PM EST


christ, we're all old now - StackyMcRacky
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