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duerig
    The concept of justice which Plato discarded seems to apply. If justice consists of giving everyone what they deserve. My allies deserve aid while my enemies deserve harm. My enemies probably see things the same.
    duerig
      Krugman's [krugman.blogs.nytimes.com] recent blog post was a very interesting insight into the mind of an advocate. I don't know if he realizes how universal this mindset is. Almost all advocates deeply believe that they hold the truth.
      duerig
        @rabryst I believe so. I have installed a completely fresh Windows installation and installed drivers separately in the past and no bloat ware has been added.
        duerig
          This [news.lenovo.com] is definitely a step in the right direction from Lenovo. Much better than the former BS about how breaking things was really serving customers. Next time I buy a computer, I might buy a Lenovo again. I will look closely to see if they follow through.
          morrick
            “Vantage Point what?” It’s a compact magazine I launched in June 2014 on Apple’s Newsstand. More info: http://morrick.me/archives/6862
            duerig
              My head just exploded. In JS, the following yields no error messages: somefunc('foo' ['bar']) It simply calls somefunc with an undefined argument value.
              duerig
                @minego Another example would be ads on Amazon. Those usually don't seem like ads because they are a prompt to shop while you are shopping. I think this may be the holy grail of advertising. Ads so targeted that they stop feeling like ads. That is creepy.
                duerig
                  @minego As an example, it surprised me that my wife doesn't like to miss the previews when we go out to a movie. I think of them as ads and she thinks of them as part of the entertainment.
                  duerig
                    @minego Having said that, Lenovo's comments were hilariously stupid and disingenuous.
                    duerig
                      @minego I have thought about this in a general context. And I think that most people don't register the ads they like as being ads. When we think of ads we like, we tend to think of them as timely notifications.
                      duerig
                        @mcdemarco I'm curious. At least in the excel case, the dataflow paradigm seems to be a subset of declarative programming. How does dataflow differ from declarative? What other good examples of dataflow languages are there? @jws
                        duerig
                          @mcdemarco As much as I've both used and known others to use spreadsheets, I had never thought of them as representative of a programming paradigm. I guess it goes to show how little respect 'mere spreadsheets' get as a programming language. :) @jws
                          duerig
                            @jws @mgrimes @akulbe Haha. Fair point. Of these, only relational seems to have got any traction. And then only for db interfaces rather than general purpose computing.
                            duerig
                              @akulbe @mgrimes The three main paradigms afaik are functional, procedural/imperative, and object-oriented. The imperative paradigm is much more about procedural abstraction and neither data nor functions have first class support.
                              duerig
                                @mgrimes Honestly, I do think that FP concepts have made a comeback since the 80's. But not in the form of pure functional languages. Rather, they have been mixed into multi-paradigm languages that are imperative + functional. Like Swift.
                                duerig
                                  @mgrimes ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Hahahaha.
                                  duerig
                                    @mgrimes In the 80's about how there was a new super-AI program being developed in total secrecy by the defense agencies. Nobody ever found out the whole thing, but the last four lines of the program got leaked:
                                    duerig
                                      @mgrimes Haha. Lambda may have been more appropriate when lisp was in the ascendant. :-)
                                      duerig
                                        @mgrimes Maybe if you had an image of a person hunched over a computer with a dual thought bubble emerging from the persons head and the computer. And in the thought bubble you have 'i++'. Might be hard to shrink down into an emoji, though. :)