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Re^2: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

by nimdokk (Vicar)
on Apr 25, 2005 at 20:05 UTC ( #451325=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
in thread How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?

Gee, when I was 11, I wrote a very basic password cracking program to break into a school computer (never ended up running it, but I wrote one - impressed the hell out of some of my friends at the time :-)
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Re^3: How to introduce 8 year olds to (Perl) programming?
by kutsu (Priest) on Apr 25, 2005 at 20:08 UTC

    I started writing terrible basic and qbasic code when I was 6, but didn't start actually programming til I was 16. You had computers at your school when you were 11?...lucky dog.

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      We're talking Apple IIc computers :-) Maybe I was a bit older than 11, but thats what sticks in my mind at the moment. Also wrote a role-playing game in BASIC about that same time too. It did work. Though, I admit, I had help from my dad.

      You had qbasic when you were 6? Lucky dog. I did have computers at school when I was 11 but those were still Commodores, and we did logo on them (and played games of course).

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[Discipulus]: i miss what an undocumented instructions can be, and how can be used
[zentara]: perf
[marto]: X86_instruction_li stings
[marto]: Illegal_opcode
[zentara]: marto arn't those NSA secrets? :-)
[marto]: not if you keep telling people :P
[zentara]: I had to disable hyperthreading on my machine because of that.
[Discipulus]: thanks marto but... at the moment this seems a bit beyond my faculties.. ;=)
[zentara]: a thread goes into a wait state after emitting a wait to all other threads. It locks up a machine completely.
[marto]: if you mean the recent hyperthreading bug, I don't think that's NSA related?

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