Rainer Hoffmann

Programmer
Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany

About Rainer

Languages

English, German, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

In the future, we envision that computer programming will be taught in elementary school, just like reading, writing and arithmetic. (Guido van Rossum)

I'm passionate about

programming and teaching to program

Comments & conversations

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Rainer Hoffmann
Posted almost 4 years ago
How would you regain social control?
Hello Michael, when I was young, I liked to go out and meet people, enjoyed talking and listening to them. But sometime later I lost interest, became easily bored and no longer interested in their ways and views. This was more than 30 years ago. Again later I noted that I was missing a lot in my personal life and looked for ways to overcome the reclusion. Therefore I turned my curiosity to people, supported by my habit of reading books, which had luckily included Freud. Maybe might help you as well. Good luck!
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Rainer Hoffmann
Posted almost 4 years ago
What are some ways to help youth in our communities?
5. Do not believe. Do not force yourself to believe. Be suspicious. Do not become angry with somebody who tries to convince you of his opinion, but try to understand his line of thought and look out for the flaws. 6. Thinking with order and method like Hercule Poirot. Maybe mathematics or programming.
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Rainer Hoffmann
Posted almost 4 years ago
How do smart people "find their level" in conversation?
Among the people I assume to be very smart I have noted that they are often looking very curious and empathic to others, at least if they are kind people. It seems to me that they are willing to trust anybody unless the others are proven unworthy. Also I have noted (like someone has said before) that they are more interested in exploring a thing while discussing it instead of simply exchanging opinions about it. So I think they recognize each other simply by recognizing the open-minded and naive approach in the other.