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Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books
04-30-2012, 09:01 AM
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Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books
Quote:A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh is hoping to become the world's youngest computer expert after becoming obsessed with his mother's PC at the age of two.

Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha, who turned six in January, is hoping his skills will be recognised by Microsoft and Guinness World Records.

As a toddler, Wasik started to show an aptitude for computers and before long he had mastered several popular video games, including Modern Warfare and Metal Gear Solid.

He began typing in Microsoft Word as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download game emulators at the age of four

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04-30-2012, 09:05 AM
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Wow! And I thought I got into computers young!

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04-30-2012, 09:09 AM
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I wonder was it a genuine interest he had as a child (younger child Sad ) or was he "hot housed" by his parents?? Either way pretty impressive and i'm sure a bright career ahead of him.

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04-30-2012, 11:10 AM
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Well he is a dammed site better than me already, then at IT stuff most people are Tongue
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04-30-2012, 02:19 PM
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Yeah, the whole definition of "whiz kid", "genius" or "gifted" depends on it being natural behaviour, not learned. I bet by 11 he's passed out face down in an opium den (or whatever they have in Bangladesh).

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04-30-2012, 02:31 PM
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^5 ... swing kids Big Grin

i dunno... a kid that can type and play video games does not sound like a whiz. sorry.if he could program in c, well, that's different.

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04-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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Not really, it would just mean that he'd learned another language. Any 6-year-old who's completely immersed will learn. Sounds like mum and dad want media time.

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04-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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From BBC:
Quote:However, computers are his main passion and his parents are determined that their son will not let his talents go to waste. They are hoping to get some government funding to help him fulfil his potential.

"If Wasik receives the right support here in Bangladesh and from the best colleges and universities in the world then who knows what he will go on to achieve. I think he is in on the right track at this stage of his development," Ms Farhan-Risha says.

Pushy much?

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04-30-2012, 02:58 PM
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yup... i agree. this sounds like like news and more like the continued decline of bbc journalism.

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04-30-2012, 03:00 PM
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Yeah, well I think they've touted him a little too highly, but if he can do the things they said he could do

Source Wrote:and knew how to programme and download game emulators at the age of four

I don't know much about emulators, but I'm sure Kaiser or RobertX could tell us. Stormie, do you know what is involved. If I knew that I might be more inclined to say he could be a genius. Like stormie said, if he could do PHP or something, I'd be more impressed.

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