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Archive for November 2009

Panic Buttons

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The Australian Federal Government is proposing an Internet panic button that would allow children to contact the police if they were bullied or threatened online. Um, why?

It’s not as if clicking a button and navigating a self-help government web site is easier than shouting “Muuuuum! Daaaaaaad!”. Alternatively, if a child or teen doesn’t want to talk to their parents about bullying, what makes them think they’ll talk to faceless people on a web site?

And that’s not to mention the kids who will abuse the service.

Are you being bullied?

duh yeh sum guy on cs keepz awping me like a ho its so gay pls ban him

Do you need advice?

How do I get past level 12 on Hello Kitty Adventures? It’s really hard.

 

 

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Written by Trent

November 26, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in IT Industry, Politics

Simply Scala

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In the same manner as Try Ruby comes Simply Scala – a neat way to check out the programming language in a hassle-free way. Work through the tutorial or pursue undirected learning – there’s a full Scala REPL available to use.

Written by Trent

November 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Posted in Software Development

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