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Python 3 developer and entrepreneur, author of Porting to Python 3.

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May
15
comment Should we circumcise our son?
I had a medical circumcision at ten. It hurts like bloody <deleted> <deleted> <deleted> for a week every time you pee. No cream in the world will help. Circumcising your child is child abuse, fully on par with spanking your child everytime you change his diapers for a week. Sorry for stating it that strongly, but there is no way I can state it less strongly without being inaccurate. Don't do it. Full stop.
May
15
comment How do you discuss a controversial history topic with a child?
Ah well, it might be controversial in the sense that you have people in your vicinity that has the wrong stance, yes. In that case I'd just teach my kids to think for themselves.
May
11
comment How do you transition a Suzuki-method violin student to the fiddle?
Well, that's to a large extent because it's different instruments. ;) But OK, I didn't know the tuning was different.
May
11
comment At what age is it appropriate to bring my children to an (Italian) opera?
@HedgeMage: Oh, absolutely, but the question was about taking them to the opera. And infinite loops can happen with anything. :-)
May
11
comment How do you transition a Suzuki-method violin student to the fiddle?
This may be a stupid question, but what is the difference? It's the same instrument, it should be the same techniques right? Just different songs?
May
10
comment How do you warm the milk in a-drop in liner style bottle?
We bought a Phillips Aventa bottle warmer. It's useless crap, and hard to use and never heats anything to the right temperature. I'm with HedgeMage on this.
May
4
comment How do you explain terrorist extremism to children?
"If they ask what they want, you could say something along the lines that they want us to live like them, but we don’t want to." Yes we do. But they think we don't.
May
4
comment How can I explain why it is important to make new friends?
@Barfieldmv: Not all kids are fun to play with and a couple of bad experiences can make a big difference there. @jason: So a follow-up question is why the kid in question doesn't like to meet new people. Is it just shyness or inherent introversion?
May
3
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
@Benjol: You actually need eleven dimensions. And political compass bases itself on the invalid left-right dimension, and is as such failed from the start. But thanks for trying. :-)
May
1
comment What are signs my daughter is teething?
We suspected teething at around 3 months age too, as she was whiny and tried to chew on things. We tried a cream to help soothe the gums when teething. Since this helped, we concluded that teething indeed was the problem. :-)
Apr
30
comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
This site is the wrong place for medical advice. Call your kids doctor.
Apr
29
comment What type of tracking technology is practical for young children?
I think it's a useful answer.
Apr
29
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
@glowcoder: Capitalism only leans more right then left if you are stuck in a right-left think. Buuuuut, that's wildly off topic. I'll stop now. We can discuss politics somewhere else if you like. :-) (But then again, most answers discuss what left and right is, not how to explain it, which proves my point. I think this question should be closed).
Apr
28
comment 9yr old kid wants to learn programming, what's the best language to get him started?
Too late to answer, but I agree with Logo, and then go onto Python. Although there is a Turtle module in Python as well, so you can go directly to Python, if you want.
Apr
28
comment Is the Rosetta software a good tool for teaching a toddler foreign languages?
@oshirowanen: I think if you turn it into you and her learning the language together it could be highly meaningful and fun. For her to actually learn the language you would probably have to keep it up until she is much bigger, or she'll forget. But even if you falter after a year or two, the exposure might help her learn languages later. But that is not an expert opinion. :)
Apr
28
comment How do you discuss a controversial history topic with a child?
I have to admit I don't understand the question. What is controversial about oppression, slavery and totalitarian communism? It's evil and horrible, yes... but controversial? Did I miss something in history class here? :-)
Apr
28
comment How do you explain “Right” and “Left” politics to a child without bias?
Right and left does not exist. They are political oversimplifications designed to foster groupthink and an us-vs-them mentality. You can't explain it without bias, because if you even try you are biased. Your description is simply incorrect, the political spectrum can not be described as a straight line with left and right. I suspect that explaining politics without bias becomes much easier once you drop the left-to-right idea. :-) (And as such I think your description of the standpoints are incorrect too, but I'm biased. On a scale of left to right, I'm in the front).
Apr
25
comment What disorder is associated with social awkwardness, hugging, intelligence, and difficulty focusing?
@sjohnston: No it's not classified as a form of autism. It's an autism spectrum disorder, not "a form of autism". This is not about stigmatizing but about being correct.
Apr
25
comment What disorder is associated with social awkwardness, hugging, intelligence, and difficulty focusing?
+1 for Aspergers, -1 for calling it a form of autism. It's a "spectrum" from normal, via computer nerd to Aspergers to autism. The fact that there is not a clear line between Aspergers and autism does not make Aspergers a form of autism. If it is a form of anything, it's an extreme form of nerdiness. :-)
Apr
19
comment What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?
And what was that minus one for?