You know what charm is? A way of getting the answer yes without having asked any...– Albert Camus, The Fall (via aloneleinone) Oh GOD, this is great.
thedistanceinsidious: plainflavored: hackedy: Gary Bernhardt did a lighting talk at CodeMash entitled Wat. I am dying. Even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life, this is sheer brilliance. This is hilarious, but for all of the worst semantic reasons. Were the language design committees drunk?
The OPEN Act: What SOPA Should Have Been →
The OPEN Act is a bill with the same goal as SOPA: To stop online piracy from damaging legitimate business in America. However, its scope is much more focused than SOPA was: Its target is websites that “primarily and willfully” break copyright laws and promote the illegal distribution of such materials. This protects web sites like Youtube, Facebook, and, yes, Tumblr, because these...
One Bill Down: SOPA withers in House →
This is what democracy looks like.
Since you’re all computer scientists here, I’m going to have to tell you to...– My new computer science lab tutor. And the sad thing is, it’s true. In a lab room of around 20 people, no-one said a word to anyone else until he told us to. (via nunnit)
Concurrency in Java
Or, Why you should never try to multitask.
Games for Engineers: The Codex of Alchemical... →
Whoops, there goes my afternoon.
Richard Stallman Was Right All Along →
angwe: Yup. He was. I’ve made peace with the amounts of control I’ve ceded, but I don’t think most people are aware yet of how much they don’t, and can’t, know. Information should be free. Information wants to be free