5/12/2018 23:54 A Trump Appointee Does Something Meritorious
: Betsy DeVos is as unqualified and disturbing as the typical Trump cabinet member. But Obama’s Title IX legacy was so disastrous that her proposed reforms urgently need support from everyone who cares about fairness and justice.
30/11/2018 17:05 Petrichor
: A lovely word for a lovely phenomenon, nicely treated.
2/11/2018 22:44 Tailwind: style your site without writing any CSS!
: Julia Evans is enthusiastic about this library of CSS utility classes. My own work seems to be evolving toward creating my own less systematic version of this. I’m still not sure whether I think this approach is a good idea, but if you do, Tailwind is a well-regarded implementation.
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 An introduction to the Julia language, part 1
: 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: Descriptions of the Universe’s origins as a singularity, although common even on the part of cosmologists, are out of date.
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