* Posts by Disco Trev

2 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Sep 2011

No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

Disco Trev

But will it play Tic Tac Toe

This is obviously the most important question for any super computer running any kind of simulation involving Nuclear Weapons!!

Schoolkids learn coding at GCSE level in curriculum trial

Disco Trev

When did they stop teaching programming at GCSE?

I didn't even realise that they didn't teach programming at GCSE level any more. I remember (way back in 1990) doing GCSE Computer Studies, part of the coursework was writing our own program in BASIC on a BBC Master.

Which of course came after first learning the basics of getting the turtle to move around the screen and draw things using LOGO.

And who remembers how to do 2's Compliment subtraction