NNSquad - Network Neutrality Squad

NNSquad Home Page

NNSquad Mailing List Information


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[ NNSquad ] Programming skills (or lack thereof) in backstory of Colorado shooter

Programming skills (or lack thereof) in backstory of Colorado shooter

http://j.mp/OXmMD9  (L.A. Times)

    He said he set Holmes to work writing computer code for an experiment
    Jacobson had done involving a game of rock-paper-scissors, in which
    the computer always beats the human, no matter who goes first.  The
    experiment was in Flash, which Jacobson said is best encoded using
    what's called object-oriented programming. Holmes insisted on using
    what's known as procedural programming, much more time consuming and
    complicated, Jacobson said.  Holmes was, however, extremely receptive
    to compliments, which was "how I got him to do the little that he
    did," Jacobson said.  For two weeks, Jacobson said, "he was absolutely
    stubborn. I was at a loss to how to get him to program in an
    object-oriented way. He just refused. Finally, I said, 'Do it any way
    you can.'"

 - - -

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren 
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com
nnsquad mailing list