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Of course they need someone to tell them what to do. Intellectually brain-dead people have been around for a long time, but previously they would voluntarily enroll as de-facto slaves, earning just enough to survive on food bought from the employer-owned shop and to pay rent for the employer-owned slave pens housing. That option is gone, so they now vote for the Communist Party and try to survive in the meantime by getting random people to tell them what to do.
There is still the option to become cannon fodder, but apparently some independent thought is required for that these days.
We used to make fun of the "Learn X in 21 days" books as being unrealistic.
Then came along the "Learn X in 24 hours" books.
Now we're down to YouTube videos.
Ultimately, I'll grant you that the delivery medium doesn't matter, as long as the material covered is the same. But I can't say I've come across many free coding tutorials on YouTube that I could honestly say are the modern-day equivalent of the good quality 1200 page bricks of yesteryear.
Just another one of (the many) real life examples of yesterday's Dilbert. Yes, it is sad, but I suspect like me, you started your development career before the dayas of the internet, and were actually forced by necessity to study the documentation and learn the hard way.
I think you're missing the forest for the trees. I don't think it has anything to do with attention span or dedication or interest, although each of those are impacted as secondary effects.
I think it's a manifestation of the entitlement mentality. Why should Joey Millennial learn to code when all these CPers already have the answers? Lil' Joey is entitled to those answers, regardless of the cost that we paid to get them.
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
I find it often the case the people who have reached some level of mastery of a skill/craft/art find it impossible to remember when they were incapable of knowing how to get started learning said skill/craft/art, incapable of discriminating truly useful educational content from useless content.
And, these same people, taking their hard-won levels of attainment for granted, tend to perceive newcomers as lazy, as well as confused.
Remember the old song: "like a one-eyed cat looking in a seafood store" ?
In CodeProject QA I believe many beginners are:
1. doing homework, and are in classes with poor quality instruction, poor class content, etc.
2. have problems learning partially because English is not a "native" language for them.
3. well yes, some are homework-shirkers, and work-avoiders
But, there may be many others who do have an appetite to learn, are eager, willing; we may not be able to detect that from their posts which may be awkward for whatever reasons.
I'm an old critter for whom technical learning is mainly done by using books, and direct experimentation; it's taken me a few years to get "used to" using on-line resources. I generally don't care to look at video content, but I know people who are evidently finding very useful content on YouTube videos.
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
To be honest... I don't care if youtube, a 21 days for X languages book or whatever...
What I think it is sad is:
What have you tried?
Answer that brings no useful information at all to the problem you are asking.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Several users have reported that they have less issues after a clean install. I also believe a clean install will use less disk space. However, if the upgrade works for you without issues, then stick with it by all means.
Note that after the upgrade you must check that Win 10 is activated before you attempt a clean install. This will register your machine with Microsoft as "eligible for Win 10", so the clean install will be activated without the need for an activation code.
After the upgrade you will also notice a large folder named something like "Windows.old" on your systems drive. It contains all the files that you will need if you decide to roll back to 7 or 8. When you are sure you're not going back to 7 or 8, it is safe to delete that folder to free up as much as 20GB disk space. Of course this folder will not exist after a clean install.
I think the gremlins are starting already my icons in the tray network,speaker etc... are in black and white and this site using Firefox looks completely different - also I'm forced to logon to my pc using my Microsoft account which I don't want to do
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