Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages
Turning script kiddies searching the web into future employees.
Geniuses at work I say.
Node.js Forked By Top Contributors
The original poster makes a valid point which I agree with. That is, other languages have gender built into them and cannot be removed or argued out. Hell, Japanese has hierarchy and ego built into the language (Watashi, bokou, olÃ©). An english centric view of the technical world is limiting, arrogant, and obtuse.
In the context of this specific flamewar, it is appropriate. (American english speaker going overkill on Dutch speaker for reasons far beyond the scope of the incident)
However, your reply, "panties in a bunch" is problematic. Here you imply that the only person who would care about such a stupid problem are women, because they are women? Or cross dressers?
There is IMHO a difference.
A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"
> She was probably the idiot a few times, but was unable to recognize her own odor.
Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop
> It'll also force different distributors to realize if this is how Steam is going, they need to do the same
And! Force different *distributions* to support Unity! Because if this is how Steam is going (Ubuntu), they need to do the same. /me ducks
Wikipedia's Participation Problem
Yes, elitist, exactly. And, historicaly, not shy to voice it? It's kind of ironic that the man who wants to fix a participation problem that started in 2007, held the opinion that there is no such problem in 2006?
"The idea that a lot of people have of Wikipedia," he noted, "is that it's some emergent phenomenon - the wisdom of mobs, swarm intelligence, that sort of thing - thousands and thousands of individual users each adding a little bit of content and out of this emerges a coherent body of work." But, he (Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia) insisted, the truth was rather different: Wikipedia was actually written by "a community ... a dedicated group of a few hundred volunteers" where "I know all of them and they all know each other". Really, "it's much like any traditional organization."
90% of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home Due To Shutdown
> What do you mean goes mostly unnoticed?
Ie. Let's shut down the government because of a healthcare disagreements! And keep talking about healthcare disagreements! (and not that other thing that has nothing to do with anything don't look over there.)
90% of Nuclear Regulators Sent Home Due To Shutdown
Meanwhile an October 17th debt ceiling that will cripple the world economy goes mostly unnoticed.
Longtime Linux Advocate Don Marti Tells Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 1 of 2)
Quick, everyone post spam assassin false positives and goatse pictures in the comments section to change Sladshdot's ads targeting this story!
We can win this fight by bringing /. to it's first post glory days!
GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4 Released
Me too. But then it became SCO...
GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4 Released
HURD will be paired with the Unity GUI and renamed Caldera OpenLinux to make HURD the most popular distro ever!
StumbleUpon Claims They've Stumbled Onto Profits
The secret sauce is in the prostitutes.
NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center
This command centre is clearly modelled after the old, shittier, Stark Trek and not the far superior TNG; blatantly ignoring the prime directive as they fulfill their mandate of interfering with everything all the time. /me puts on flame retardant suit
Dialing Back the Alarm On Climate Change
> No advert impression-pumping here.
I think we can all agree that this sentence is the most plausible conspiracy in this thread.
Kim Dotcom Resigns From Mega To Fight Extradition, Run For Office
In the future wide spread use of food synthesizers turn meals into intellectual property and people share recipes online illegally to eat, and one man would eat them all!
Newest YouTube User To Fight a Takedown: Lawrence Lessig
The book is titled "Chef Ramsay's Replicator Wars" It's about how in the future wide spread use of food synthesizers turn meals into intellectual property and people share recipes online illegally to eat. In this future Monsanto genetically modified foods taking over all the crops were, in fact, preemptive copyright infringement claims.
In the future, criminal organizations poison online food banks with bad data. Many people fear getting food from ill-reputable sources.
In the future, everyone speaks in motivational English, a sort of ambiguous coaching and slogan infested sales gibberish. The book is narrated from the past so as to not read totally crazy all the time.
In the future, people are intelligent . They simply no longer reason using language. Words are too slow and have become some sort of status symbol, or like song. Actual discourse occurs by aggregating a collection of media into themes and asking someone to download your "curation;" which if accepted is a near instantaneous dump of ideas into your mindspace. This suggests that, even if an argument isn't coherent, 100 arguments, some yours, some others, some verbal, some not, curated together into a single theme and instantly dumped on demand, gets a point across faster. People no longer care about word efficacy, rather coolness factor or Likes.
In the future, everyone is on Segways because computers got smaller but not microscopic. The Segway is actually a sleek compact design for a thousand of today's server farms. The Segway acts as a personal Googleplex to interface with all the features of life 3000 (Segways in the future are actually Google Glass that got bigger) Hence their slogan: A Segway for your face.
In the future, there is the serious problem of "exposure" where a criminal asks you to accept a discourse then, instead, dumps corrupted memories of executions, murders, and sexual abuse into your mind space. This is a serious crime. If not contained it causes widespread psychological problems and degenerates society as a whole. This is why individuals connect to their own personal Googleplexes instead of sharing a centralized one.
One-Way Ticket: Mars One Project Applicants Top 100,000
"They told me that the streets on Mars were paved with gold, but when I got to Mars I realized that the streets were not paved with gold. In fact, they were not paved at all. Moreover, I was expected to pave them."
NASA To Send Poems To Mars
Send A Princess of Mars, it's public domain.
Finance Firm Bloomberg Goes In For $80,000 On Ubuntu Edge Project
If this thing takes off Apps could be written in C/C++ or JS instead of Cocoa or Java. Probably Python down the road?
Ideally, i'll be buying one (or something similar) when the service contract on my X220 runs out in 2015. Hopefully it's enough of a computer to replace my computer by then.ï
More commodity hardware for Linux hackers to hack on isn't a bad thing. For now I donated $50 for a T-Shirt. I'm into it.
Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?
Now, every technical improvement creates a new complication to the
economic apparatus, causes the appearance of new factors and combinations,
which the masses can not penetrate for a time. Every jump of technical
progress leaves the relative intellectual development of the masses a step
behind, and thus causes a fall in the political maturity thermometer. It
takes sometimes tens of years, sometimes generations, for a peculiar level
of understanding gradually to adapt itself to the changed state of
affairs, until it has recovered the same capacity for self-government, as
it had already possessed at a lower stage of civilisation. Hence the
political maturity of the masses can not be measured by an absolute
figure, but only relatively, i.e, in proportion to the stage of
civilisation at that moment.
When the level of mass-consciousness catches up with the objective
state of affairs, there follows inevitably the conquest of democray,
either peaceably or by force. Until the next jump of technical
civilization - the discovery of the mechanical loom, for example - again
sets back the masses in a state of relative immaturity, and renders
possible or even necessary the establishment of some form of absolute
This process might be compared to the lifting of a ship through a
lock with several chambers. When it first enters a lock chamber, the ship
is on a low level relative to the capacity of the chamber; it is slowly
lifted up until the water-level reaches its highest point. But this
grandeur is illusory, the next lock chamber is higher still, the levelling
process has to start again. The walls of the lock chambers represent the
objective state of control of natural forces, of the technical
civilisation; the water-level in the lock chamber represents the political
maturity of the masses. It would be meaningless to measure the latter as
an absolute height above sea-level; what counts is the relative height of
the level in the lock chamber.
The discovery of the steam engine started a period of rapid
objective progress, and consequently, of equally rapid subjective
political retrogression. The industrial era is still young in history, the
discrepancy is still great between its extremely complicated economic
structure and the masses' understanding of it. Thus it is comprehensible
that the relative political maturity of the nations in the first half of
the twentieth century is less than it was in 200 B.C. or at the end of the
The mistake in the socialist theory was to believe that the level
of mass-consciousness rose constantly and steadily. Hence its helplessness
before the latest swing of the pendulum, the ideological self-mutilation
of the peoples. We believed that the adaptation of the masses' conception
of the world to changed circumstances was a simple process, which one
could measure in years; whereas, according to all historical experience,
it would have been more suitable to measure by centuries. The people of
Europe are still far from having mentally digested the consequences of the
steam engine. The capitalist system will collapse befre the masses have
Thailand Government Declares Bitcoin Illegal
Or spell buy correctly?
Still coding sux0r, still making music with Renoise, still crazy after all these years? Still crazy after all these years...
I've been working on this for 6 months and i'm proud to finally have something to show for it.
sux0r 2.0 is a blogging package, an RSS aggregator, a bookmark repository, and a photo publishing platform with a focus on Naive Bayesian categorization and probabilistic content. sux0r 2.0 is open source and is distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License.
The reckless pursuit of utopia at all costs, even utopia.
*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
Montreal based Trotch Recordings held a music contest with the theme "Mutant Breaks : The reckless pursuit of utopia at all costs, even utopia."
Eleven tracks have been received from all over the world. We (one guy) are very pleased with the caliber of the work. Obviously we have a strong bias but this is by far the greatest Renoise competition in the history of mankind. Each track brings their own flavor of breakbeats and experimentation, and each are pretty effing good. Conner_bw, a person who's opinion you don't give a shit about, will be taking a couple of weeks to judge and pick a winner. In reality, Conner_bw will be asking his friends to judge and he will base his decision on that. That's right, celebrity judges! Minus the whole you probably never heard of our (one guy) friends part.
If you want to listen to the tracks, all free, they're available here:
The songs are XRNS Renoise modules. When you download the tracks and load them up in Renoise you can poke and prod them all you want. And in case you didn't know...
* is a music composition tool
* has a unique approach when compared to mainstream sequencers
* delivers professional results
* works on all your computers (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
* has a vibrant international user community
* rocks the mad hours, so hit the showers
Get the Renoise Demo to listen to the tunes. It's a free demo, what are you waiting for?!
Questions? Opinions? Comments? Spelling mistakes? Post them here.
Enjoy Good Hex? Try Renoise for Linux (and OSX, and Windows)
Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using samples (in WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Ogg, and MP3 format), and MIDI sequencing of VSTi soft synths.
I'm very active in the Renoise community, whatever that means. I initiated the XRNS-PHP Project several months ago, post regularly in the Renoise forums, and absolutely love this music sequencer.
Give it a try, the demo is free, maybe it's for you too?