Almost as good as Gobs program from Arrested Development…
On Hemingway (screenshot above) he writes:
No surprises here. Code reduced to its essentials with no word or variable wasted. It’s not fancy; maybe its even a little pedantic - but that’s the beauty of Hemingway’s writing. No need for elaborate logic or clever variable names. It’s plain and its clear and it does what it has to - and nothing more.
The goal of the script is to create a Fibonacci series (a string of numbers where each number is the sum of the two that precede it).
This is a very innovative method of teaching programming concepts to individuals. I wish I had taken a class like this, it looks fun and informative.
“Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a series of workshops that aim to teach programming using a tangible approach. Learning how to program requires pragmatic thinking and “advanced problem solving” andthrough the use of tangible, hand-made objects, the team behind the project try to establish a clear understanding of how a computer works and what a programming language actually is.”
Last November, the FBI arrested several Estonians who were found to have set off a dangerous piece of malware that ultimately destroys your internet access. The FBI had maintained a server to disrupt the malware, but they are ending that program tomorrow, July 9,…
I think it’s fine and dandy that so many people claim to be able to distinguish the most minute Details found in raw recorded audio. I still can’t help but want to know the truth. Ive done my fair share of arguing on this topic in my day and now coding horror has decided to put our ears to the test. Please go to the site and provide your input by listening to the audio samples compressed At different bit rates. Are you bad enough, dude, to rescue audio compression rates? Feel free to tell me your thoughts on the matter. Let the games begin. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/06/the-great-mp3-bitrate-experiment.html
Fascinating piece: 10,000 words on Solid State Drive; today I’m reminded how infinitely complex the universe’s complexities are.
EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE!!! Please read this
I am declaring a state of emergency for all residents of the United States of America. CISPA is attempting to sneak into our private internet lives. Today the House of Representatives pushed the bill through in a huge rush and it is now on its way to the senate. We can not let a bill like this spit on the ideas of the American system of Rights. It’s enough that we let corporations forcefeed us bullshit and lies on a daily basis but we must draw the line here. CISPA is similar to previous bills that have been shot down by the American public such as SOPA. President Obama has threatened to veto this bill but I don’t even want to see it make it to that stage. We need to act now. Call your local representatives today and inform them that this bill is a direct violation of your rights. You can contact them by clicking here.
Four Letter Words
by Rob Seward
“…each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights.
The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.
The algorithm’s tendency towards scatological or “dark” subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies’ 1949 study “Emotionality and Perceptual Defense.”
While the piece was conceived with idea of displaying algorithmically generated lists, it was designed with flexibility and expandability in mind. The individual units can be connected ad-infinitum, and are theoretically capable of displaying any length of text. While Four Letter Words deals with a specific range of content, the technology can be easily expanded for future textual experiments.”