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+Lerato Majikfaerie​ will like these. Hopefully the season and her new boots will keep her from coveting them too badly, though.
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We are doing a disservice to kids by assuming that they can’t grasp industry-standard languages, complex computer science topics, and applications. By limiting them, we undermine their capabilities and stifle their creative and inventive potential.
 
I more or less agree with this. Teaching people to code in a way that they can get jobs that require coding is going to take more than the sort of thing described here. (Though I don't know how widespread that is).

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020.

Which is one of the biggest benefits to broadening the demographic base of programmers. The fact that we, as a culture, associate programming with males, white and asian, is only one of several obstacles we need to overcome to meet this challenge.

The second is lack of teachers. When I read this piece, I thought, "Well, that's probably because that's all the teachers, who don't know how to code, either, can manage." It's going to be very hard to recruit teachers when there is such a big shortage in industry, because industry is going to pay more.

The third is failure. Programming is an activity that embraces failure. We call them "bugs". They are present in our work constantly. There is not an hour of programming I've spent where I didn't make (and usually correct) many, many defects. The range from typos, to misunderstandings, to overlooking things.

Programming is struggle. It is failure. And then, eventually, it is success. You run the program once more, and all the tests pass! Or it does what you intended it. Success! Joy! It is a wonderful feeling, but that feeling is built on failure. I don't think the school system is organized to allow children to space to experience that failure, and so they will also never know that joy. I have no idea how to address this.

Perhaps a teacher who has experienced this herself could allow students the space to struggle and revise and curse and bugfix and then, finally succeed. This happens in college courses, though it could stand to have this difference noted explicitly, since this is an entirely different learning regime than the usual "do the readings, memorize these facts, and get 100 on the test" college fare.

But I don't know how one puts this into a curriculum "soundbite", which we need to do at the young age. I think I'd be happy if we could just introduce high school students to coding.
We are doing students a big disservice by assuming that they can’t grasp industry-standard languages and complex computer science topics.
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Super-useful-looking app for people who don't handle Wall of Text well.  Suitable for readers with ADD, dyslexia, or just plain tired.
Beeline Reader is a new app that simplifies reading online, and the tool is generating a lot of buzz in the ADHD and dyslexic communities.
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Many of us have been married. Many of us have been divorced and even remarried… and if you’re me, that would be married, divorced, married, divorced. Love may have left the building, but we know it’s just a matter of time before love kicks the front door down and takes us on another adventure.Read more...
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I win!!! Nuts About Ice Cream had rose flavor tonight! :9 :9 :9

They also still have custard apple, but I didn't see that until after I had placed my order. The green tea ice cream was very good, but I can get that in many other places. Custard apples are much harder to come by in this country.

Huzzah for being treated to a trip to the ice cream shop!
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Hmm... I have had rose-flavored juice of some sort that my ex ordered in an Indian restaurant, but not rose-flavored ice cream. I also have some rose tea given to me by someone, but I haven't tried it out yet.
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This article covers clearly why I have never spoken against Snowden's choice of blowing his whistle outside the prescribed channels, and never will. It is unfortunate that our highest-ranking public servants have shown so little integrity, forcing him to make this devastating choice to begin the process of bringing the agency back into compliance with the law.
 
The Long Read: Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his
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Laughing. So. Hard!  ;D

Soodlelloodleoodle Oodleloodles Moodlentoodleoodleroodle

*wonders madly about playing The Name Game and then subbing in "oodle"!*
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Just because. DO IT. Put it in the comments so I can laugh really hard.
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You sure that's not Oodlekshoodleoodle?
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Spectrums for many different conditions and orientations have multiple axes. This illustrates the principle well.
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Hey, +Shaun Thomas!  Here's your chance!  Subscribe to her email, get delicious Japanese recipes, plus up to four chances for a brand new Lodge cast iron frying pan! ;>
This giveaway is exclusive to Just One Cookbook Email Newsletter Subscribers! Thank you so much for subscribing to my newsletters to stay in touch with my blog! As a small token of my appreciation, I host a monthly giveaway just for my dearest subscribers. ♥ This month I’m giving away a set of one (1) LODGE pre-seasoned cast iron skillet AND …
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Because "I have nothing to hide" really isn't the same as "everything I do should be broadcast publicly."

I've had this post in mind for some time as I've seen more and more deeply personal data spread across the web. Ashley Madison is a perfect example of that and many people were shocked at just how many real identities were contained in the data, identities that then caused a great deal of grief for their owners.
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Online privacy is not necessarily about having something to hide, it's often about simply not wanting to share certain activities. If you consider that everything you do on the web might one day become public, you may well find there are classes of site you use where privacy is actually rather important.
Last week we got news of the Rosebutt data breach. This is a very particular class of site and like many others we've recently seen compromised, it's highly likely that members would have preferred to keep their identities secret. It doesn't matter if you don't agree with the lifestyle choice
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Because it's swimming season again in the northern hemisphere. Drowning doesn't look like what movies show you.
 
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed st ...
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