The fact is, computer science research is more like biology research than it is...– Why Publish CS Papers Without Code?
Every bias I’ve owned has failed me.– qqq on Hacker News
Last month, I spent the majority of my time debugging one huge search function. This turned out the be a great lesson in the evils of side-effects. Every time I crossed off a bug on my list, another one would get re-opened or a completely new one would pop up. This is why I’m becoming more and more averse to side-effects in programming. Instead of text = [text.replace(stop_word,'') for...
peppy - (ap)Proximated (X)Emacs editor →
The Emacs Test →
Three Myths about Porn | Reuniting →
Delving into porn is not unlike hopping into a car without brakes. Yet, the porn user will not perceive his danger, because the primitive part of his brain will sound out a loud, unconditional “Go for it!” every time.
Summary: Sentence Splitters →
[Python-Dev] The endless GIL debate: why not... →
The highlights: I genuinely think the use of threads should be discouraged. In particular, there are message-passing systems like MPI and Erlang, and there are autovectorizing compilers for OpenMP and Fortran 90/95. There are special LAPACK, BLAS and FFT libraries for parallel computer architectures. There are fork-join systems like cilk and java.util.concurrent. Threads seem to...
Towards a SLIME-like mode for Python on emacs →
I currently use python-mode (with Ipython as the shell) inside emacs and so far I’ve been satisfied. The server-client model is interesting: you can already autocomplete in Ipython and funneling the completions back to emacs should not be that hard.
Camille Paglia on Obama, Palin and the next four... →
Pro-life women will save feminism by expanding it, particularly into the more traditional Third World. Another “western”, “civilized”, white person who thinks she will save those of us that are from the 3rd world.
Sex for charity →
In these videos, female porn stars have sex with men and a portion of the profit goes directly to their communities (as I understand it).
Cost To Drive from Cary,nc to La Crosse, Wi →
Sell, Sell, Sellout
I just heard Cramer play MIA’s Paper Planes on Mad Money.
a month in the life of a cervix. Kinda clinical... →
The Impact of The Hip-Hop Vote →
“those under the age of 45 delivered all of Obama’s margin of victory”