2014-10-01 Orthodox Antics Aboard Airliners
This is a timely follow-on to my “Guess the Religion” in the
current American Atheist (available at Barnes & Noble).
2014-09-30 Python Prompt Toolkit
Improving on Ipython. Personally, I’m happy using Vim with
ScreenShell, but I’m sure there are Pythoners who will like this.
Super cool electronics development board that runs a micro
version of Python. Just plug into your usb
port and get a
. More on HN.
2014-09-23 Andrew Wakefield loses again
I was surprised to learn that Wakefield, whose fraudulent
research is largely responsible for the persistent delusion that
vaccines cause autism, is still suing his critics.
... is there no end to their bounty?
2014-09-14 Double Dentist
An apparently unsolved problem in computer science.
2014-09-11 APS Launches Full-Text HTML
“The American Physical Society has launched full-text HTML
versions of more than 200,000 articles”. Good. The more articles in
open access the better.
2014-09-10 “Guess the Religion”
Check out my article in the current issue of American Atheist
Magazine, now available at Barnes & Noble or online.
2014-08-30 Transducers are fundamental
Ignacio Thayer: “Transducers
are being introduced in the next version of clojure. There are
a few posts about them already, but I found the notion of
transducers more elegant and natural than I have seen
described. They simplify a lot of disparate clojure concepts and
make it easier to write more performant code without any loss in
generality. They are quite beautiful, actually, and I believe the
concept is elemental, like function composition.”
2014-08-29 The Coffee Nap
I discovered them by accident. Now I know the science!