Hold On Tight

"I have a mind like a steel... uh... thingy."

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Giant Robot Lasers: This is a bit fucked, Quora.

giantrobotlasers:

I got an email from one of the founders at the startup where my wife works. The controller at that company and I apparently viewed a question about wealth on quora, this bubbled up to him, and he emailed over this screenshot:

I don’t recall ever setting the permission to allow others to see…

I resolved this by deleting my quora account. Ironically the delete process requires an email to the address “privacy@quora.com”!

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Am I Here?

After several years on Twitter, I am having a bit of an existential crisis. I’ll be fine. I’m glad to be rid of it.

But it’s almost like giving up alcohol. I can only imagine. I’ve never actually given up alcohol.

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Galois Tech Talk: Programming with Narrowing (Functional Logic Programming)

Presented by Sergio Antoy from Portland State University.

In this talk, I will introduce narrowing, the characterizing feature of functional logic programming, from the programmer’s viepoint. Narrowing promotes non-determinism and it enables computing with incomplete or unknown information. After a short and informal presentation of Curry, the leading functional logic language, I will discuss a few examples showing that narrowing and its associated non-determinism support programming at a very high level of abstraction.

Note: Galois Tech Talk videos: http://corp.galois.com/blog/category/video

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Here I am

In the last month or so I deleted my Facebook account and my LinkedIn account. I just received an objectionable ”promoted tweet” in my Twitter account. This is the first promoted tweet I believe I have ever received. I could be wrong.

Nevertheless, I have just deactivated my twitter account.

Feels kind of good, even though I did use twitter much more than the other two tools.

I may give Google+ a try as well. If so, I will post that info here.

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podcasts - a mini rant.

Why is it with all the great apple gear and stuff that podcasts continue to provide ersatz-pro intro music followed by an interview seemingly recorded in my bathroom with my old cassette recorder?

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officialbeastieboys:

as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our
friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support.
i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
thank you.

officialbeastieboys:

as you can imagine, shit is just fkd up right now. but i wanna say thank you to all our
friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support.
i’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.
thank you.

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My model of management is the Beatles. The reason I say that is because each of the key people in the Beatles kept the others from going off in the directions of their bad tendencies.

They sort of kept each other in check. And then when they split up, they never did anything as good. It was the chemistry of a small group of people, and that chemistry was greater than the sum of the parts. And so John kept Paul from being a teenybopper and Paul kept John from drifting out into the cosmos, and it was magic. And George, in the end, I think provided a tremendous amount of soul to the group. I don’t know what Ringo did.

That’s the chemistry [at Pixar] between Ed [Catmull] and John [Lasseter] and myself. It’s worked pretty doggone well. We talk about things a lot, and sometimes one of us will want to do something that’s really stupid, or maybe not stupid but … oh, I don’t know … maybe not the wisest thing in the long run for the studio. And, you know, at least one of the other two will say, ‘Hey, you know, I think there’s a better way to do that.’ So we’ll all slow down and think it through, and we usually come up with a much better way.

Steve Jobs, October 2004, from The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes (via fastcompany)

(via fastcompany)