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: Descriptions of the Universe’s origins as a singularity, although common even on the part of cosmologists, are out of date.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?”
9/7/2018 12:36 Trump Liquor License Threatened
: DC law requires owners of establishments that sell liquor to be of “good character.” Trump will need to defend himself against a challenge to the Trump International Hotel’s license, resulting from this requirement, brought by two retired judges and five clergy members, including two rabbis. It will be interesting to see how Trump’s lawyers attempt to counter the abundant evidence for the proposition that their client is not of good character.
5/7/2018 8:02 tweets_analyzer
: “Tweets metadata scraper & activity analyzer”: with a lovely ASCII interface. Is your new Twitter friend part of the Russian, Iranian, or Chinese cyber army? This tool goes a long way to helping you make an educated guess.
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