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How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

BrokenSegue Tex Faster (823 comments)

Seriously. It's not that hard. Practice.

more than 4 years ago

Pi Calculated To Record 2.5 Trillion Digits

BrokenSegue Re:There is a pattern (432 comments)

Base e, really? You should look at it in base pi. That fraction terminates real fast.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Textbooks For California

BrokenSegue Re:Open source ? (201 comments)

No, you're mistaken. Here's what happened. We used to call projects like this "free" (as in speech) or libre. The problem was that (lay)people confused that concept with gratis (as in beer).

The phrase "open source" was created to solve that problem. Since libre software usually implies that the source is public. The concept was then extended to everything. Now open source really just means available under an open source license, which is defined by the OSI.

You're making the same point RMS made when the phrase "open source" was coined (iirc) in 1998 Netscape went open source. He claims, rightly, that being free is more than having open source.

Not wrong terminology, changing terminology.

more than 5 years ago

Fast-Booting Text-Editor Operating System?

BrokenSegue Re:pico (660 comments)

Not to be pedantic, but not *all* the key commands are at the bottom. Not nearly. Hit ^G to see the real listing of commands (including lots of useful ones not listed at the bottom of the screen). But yes, nano is nice (and pico on sensible machines is just a symlink to nano).

more than 6 years ago



Rankmaniac 2010

BrokenSegue BrokenSegue writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BrokenSegue (895288) writes "Several Caltech students designed a move guessing game based on the IMDB tag set. The game, while fun, also serves a secondary scientific purpose. The results entered by users are saved and this information will be data mined. The will determine the relative information content of the tags and the most relevant tags for each film."
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"why the lucky stiff" missing

BrokenSegue BrokenSegue writes  |  more than 5 years ago

BrokenSegue (895288) writes "Famous ruby hacker why the lucky stiff has deleted many of his popular websites including his artsy guide to ruby Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby and many of his code repositories. _why was known for emphasizing the idea of code as art. It is unclear why he did this or whether he will back. One of his last posts to twitter was "programming is rather thankless. u see your works become replaced by superior ones in a year. unable to run at all in a few more." His contribution to the ruby community was great and it will be missed if he does not return."


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