7/10/2018 12:43 Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey says journalist was murdered in Saudi consulate
: As the two vile governments argue over what happened in this bizarre incident, two facts seem clear: the Saudi government would not have been reckless enough to do what they are accused of as a result of an official act; but, in the heat of the moment, someone in the embassy may have lost his cool (remember the words of Casper Gutman).
28/8/2018 10:00 Julia 1.0 Arrives
: My article on the rapidly growing language for scientific and technical (and other kinds of) computing appeared today in LWN. Please take a moment to subscribe while you’re there.
9/8/2018 12:46 Julia 1.0 is here
: Back in 2014 I thought
that Julia might become the preferred language for numerically intensive computing. It’s already made impressive inroads in this area, and the arrival of v.1.0, with its promise of a long future of non-breaking language development, can only accelerate its adoption.
1/8/2018 11:45 The “Liberator” doesn’t work
: If you’re foolish enough to pull the trigger on one of these, the only thing you are likely to damage is your hand. The uselessness of these “guns” was pointed out in this 2013 article—and yet they are not entirely useless, for they are now providing a prop to help politicians pretend that they are doing things to protect us.
27/7/2018 12:02 There Was No Big Bang Singularity
: Descriptions of the Universe’s origins as a singularity, although common even on the part of cosmologists, are out of date.
24/7/2018 14:00 Rabbi Detained by Israeli Police
: They rousted him at 5:30 am to question him about performing a marriage ceremony for someone who was born out of wedlock. Apparently this is illegal. See also.
20/7/2018 20:56 Really, DuoLingo?
: My language learning companion becomes unreasonable.
19/7/2018 17:48 Ditching Windows
: After finally realizing that the normal behavior of Windows is to torture and abuse its users, the author finds relative peace by switching to Linux.
18/7/2018 10:28 Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter
: ‘The newly plotted moons of Jupiter include one “oddball” that orbits in the wrong direction and may be the remnant of a head-on collision.’
18/7/2018 11:43 Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science
: “New scholarship reveals a Bard brooding over the science of his day. What can we learn from his vision of cosmic upheaval?”
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