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Penny Arcade - Comic - Trouble At Home

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edited July 1 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Trouble At Home

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • KagatoACKagatoAC Registered User regular
    Get that Real world experience started early. Now lets discuss Crunch Time.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx And I said, hol up Registered User regular
    The response to "we had to let your little brother go" is amazing.

    Make. Time.
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I also like how he clearly just came into his room to wake him up.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Jakk FrostJakk Frost Registered User regular
    Is it bad that, slight exaggeration aside, I view this as kind of good parenting? Gabe is teaching his kid what life will be like, instead of being a bulldozer parent who tells him life is grand and easy.

  • marsiliesmarsilies Registered User regular
    Regarding the accompanying post and "anyone can code"....

    I think when people say "anyone can code," it reminds me of the food critic Anton Ego's review in the movie Ratatouille:
    In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: "Anyone can cook." But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.

    So, not everyone can become a great programmer, but a great programmer can come from anywhere.

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  • rembrandtqeinsteinrembrandtqeinstein Registered User regular
    "fun way to learn coding"

    famous last words

    but really with true 4th gen language dev tools like Stencyl you really don't need to learn code except at the very highest level of abstraction

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  • FireballDragonFireballDragon Registered User regular
    marsilies wrote: »
    Regarding the accompanying post and "anyone can code"....

    I think when people say "anyone can code," it reminds me of the food critic Anton Ego's review in the movie Ratatouille:
    In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: "Anyone can cook." But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.

    So, not everyone can become a great programmer, but a great programmer can come from anywhere.

    This to a T.

    zepherin
  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    marsilies wrote: »
    Regarding the accompanying post and "anyone can code"....

    I think when people say "anyone can code," it reminds me of the food critic Anton Ego's review in the movie Ratatouille:
    In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: "Anyone can cook." But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.

    So, not everyone can become a great programmer, but a great programmer can come from anywhere.

    And much like cooking, most anyone probably can learn to do it to an extent. Most people will probably not make the next killer app (or run a restaurant that critics rave about ), but they can probably learn to do useful tasks for their own purposes ( like being able to make a decent supper).

    It ( and supporting skills like breaking down problems logically, etc) is probably as useful a skill to learn in school as finding the area under a curve.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Also much like cooking, I think everyone should learn the basics of it. In part because it makes your life easier, and in the case of coding because it'll make you understand what all of this technology around you really is, rather than mostly thinking it's magic.

    What is this I don't even.
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    But... it is magic!

  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

    You should look into it some time. It's actually pretty cool, and totally understandble (spoken as another professional programmer).

  • ironheadironhead Registered User regular
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

    I know that feeling. I'm a web dev. First time I ever hung out with a network security guy I couldn't tell if he was telling me about a project he was working on or if he was trying to cast some sort of arcane incantation.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

    You should look into it some time. It's actually pretty cool, and totally understandble (spoken as another professional programmer).

    I've kinda sorta looked at it, but signal stuff in general gets all wobbly in my head. Give me discrete math any day.

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  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

    You should look into it some time. It's actually pretty cool, and totally understandble (spoken as another professional programmer).

    I've kinda sorta looked at it, but signal stuff in general gets all wobbly in my head. Give me discrete math any day.

    Oooooh, you mean the SIGNAL part of analog TV, and not just the way the displays work. Gotcha. That's totally satanic.

    H3Knuckles
  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    I remember wanting to write something that would move something IRL in response to input and it just seemed impossible to do.

    But now I know you tell it to do it and it just happens, and if you tell it to do it really hard it will.

    “I used to draw, hard to admit that I used to draw...”
  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    edited July 2
    I remember wanting to write something that would move something IRL in response to input and it just seemed impossible to do.

    But now I know you tell it to do it and it just happens, and if you tell it to do it really hard it will.

    I'm going to keep repeating this in my head until the last brain cell dies.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    ironhead wrote: »
    As a professional programmer, I can definitely say it just shifts the bar for where the magic is. Like I can totally understand how digital displays work, but then I look at a analog color television and I'm like 'So these people were actual Goddamn wizards then?'

    I know that feeling. I'm a web dev. First time I ever hung out with a network security guy I couldn't tell if he was telling me about a project he was working on or if he was trying to cast some sort of arcane incantation.

    If Shadowrun has taught me anything it's that the two of those are not mutually exclusive by any means.

    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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