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It's marginally interesting to me that nobody, to my knowledge, has said a word about his tattoos, which I gathered were the inspiration for the shirt.   They are of a piece, and bespeak the same lack of judgment.

I noticed both at the time of his live on-air interview, but that only distracted me for a moment from what was vastly more important, what he was saying about the Rosetta mission.   Some related footage:

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Most people don't take Microsoft's Certified Professional exam until they graduate college, but Ayan Qureshi aced the test when he was only five years old. 

The boy, now 6, is officially a Microsoft Certified Professional, the BBC reported on Thursday.

He's currently the youngest person to successfully pass the test, which is highly regarded in the information technology industry.

The previous record was held by Mehroz Yawar, who passed the test when he was six and-a-half in April.

The test consisted of multiple choice questions, "hotspot questions, drag-and-drop questions, and scenario-base questions," Ayan told the BBC.

Asim also told the BBC that the hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to his son, but Ayan quickly picked up on it quickly. 

Microsoft doesn't usually let children as young as Ayan take the test, but made an exception in this case. The test is usually taken by college graduates that want to become IT professionals. Not only did Ayan pass the test, but he completed it well before the two-hour time limit, according to The Mirror.

Well, it may be an exaggeration to say the test is highly regarded, but I have no doubt Microsoft makes a bundle administering the course that leads up to the test.

Computer science really is essentially simple.   It's not surprising to me that very young children can pick it up easily if adults only have the wits to expose them to it early enough.   It's like music and mathematics that way.   Or, for that matter, ordinary language.

Once I was privileged to spend some time teaching a six-year-old how to play chess.  It was not surprising that she could learn it.   What was remarkable was how much her two-year-old sister was picking up just by listening and watching us.
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America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.

Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her parents had saved for tuition. Now, she counts billionaire Larry Ellison as an investor and has former secretaries of state on her board.

"I think a lot of young people have incredible ideas and incredible insights, but sometimes they wait before they go give their life to something," she said. "What I did was just to start a little earlier."

Holmes, through her company Theranos, has taken on the $76 billion laboratory-diagnostic industry as her target. It's an industry that was just waiting to be disrupted, since blood testing has not changed since the modern clinical lab emerged in the 1960s.


Her idea: No more vials. No more tourniquets. Just a pinprick of blood gathered in a container smaller than a dime. And up to 70 lab tests can be run on one drop of blood in less time than traditional tests.

Holmes thinks that ease of testing will make people more likely to go through with blood tests and help with earlier deking in humanitarian assistance, including several executive positions with USAID. tection of illness, something she's passionate about. Her father, Christian Holmes IV, has spent a career working in humanitarian assistance, including several executive positions with USAID.

"This network of tunnels were designed ..."

This abomination was uttered by Steven Johnson, a professional writer, highly intelligent and well educated, in the course of a prepared speech.  Somehow it got by his editors.  Indeed, it may have been an editor who forced him to say it, against his better judgment.

What is wrong with it?  In case anyone doesn't see it, the verb must agree with the subject.   The subject is "network", not "tunnels";  "tunnels" occurs in a prepositional phrase that modifies the subject.   If he wanted to speak of the design of specific tunnels, he might have said, "Some tunnels of this network were designed...".

I learned to describe sentence structure in such terms in school, but I don't need that to perceive the above sentence as wrong.  I learned correct English at my mother's knee.  But hardly anyone speaks English any more.

That said, Johnson's command of the language is generally exemplary.   E.g. unlike a lot of people these days, he says "each is", not "each are", for example.
This phrase is perhaps best known for its occurrence in the New Testament.   But suddenly it seems everyone is using it, and as usual many are misusing it.  One stock-market "analyst" used it two or three times in the course of one interview;  most such people would have said "in the long term" until now.   It strikes me as extremely pretentious.

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It's marginally interesting to me that nobody, to my knowledge, has said a word about his tattoos, which I gathered were the inspiration for the shirt.   They are of a piece, and bespeak the same lack of judgment.

I noticed both at the time of his live on-air interview, but that only distracted me for a moment from what was vastly more important, what he was saying about the Rosetta mission.   Some related footage:

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Do you think that this illustration about procrastination is correct? :D
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golem1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL this late reply is not an instance of procrastination. Really.  I just don't often read my front page, I usually go straight to the Messages menu.

I don't understand the illustration, maybe because part of it is cut off.

The mechanism of procrastination in my case is usually the "But first --" ploy.   I set out to do what I know is important, but first there is this other little thing, which ends up taking all the time I have to spare that day.    It may go several levels deep, thus:      X1 butfirst(X2 butfirst(X3 butfirst(X4 butfirst( ... ))))
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