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This is not a cinnamon bun. It's actually a 160 million year old fossil snail shell from Madagascar, roughly the size of a large fist (or cinnamon bun). I don't think it's particularly rare or valuable; I picked it up because I liked its shape.

Oops, I read that too quickly, It's from the point of view of the mother.

Someone shoots the horse. It's unclear how this is related.

On a whim, I bought "Eastern European Folk Tunes for Accordion" because the reviews were good, and now here I am listening to the few versions I can find of an obscure Albanian folk tune apparently about a women whose fiancé got kicked by a horse and died. (Though I can't find a full translation.)

The tunes are an interesting challenge. Some are pretty simple, but it takes a few listens before they start making sense.

Based on the docs, Rust's numeric libraries consist mostly of hundreds of trait implementations. How do people figure out what to use?

I'm used to Go where you don't know or care about all the interfaces that a type might satisfy, but you do see all its methods, which is what you really need anyway.

Rust doesn't have a specification? Weird.

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@pounce I'm curious if they talk about the book *Proofs and Refutations* in any of your math classes? math.berkeley.edu/~kpmann/Laka

And someday far in the future, some young software engineers will be cursing their ancestors for the things they did because emojis seemed like a popular idea at the time.

Software tends to gets more complicated over time, and starting over with a new language will only go so far because standards.

The Unicode standard is complicated, Javascript (following Java) did not keep up, and now Dart has to deal with the consequences.

github.com/dart-lang/language/

I wonder if they assign articles like this in computer science classes? Getting some perspective on why building good software is hard seems at least as important as learning a new programming language.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11

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What is the definition of free/open source software?

strawpoll.me/16741426

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From an article about reinforcement learning: "Agent imbued with surprise-based curiosity gets stuck when it encounters TV"

Someone should write a story about a future where everyone is a celebrity but the reporters and fans are all bots. (The bots were originally invented by a rogue adtech firm but took a life of their own.) They read and analyze everything you post, take and share photos, and gossip about you. On the bright side, they buy all your old stuff when you don't want it anymore.

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I started working on "Taking a FLOSS project from small to large" based on the results of that poll and struggled to differentiate it from this article:

drewdevault.com/2018/06/01/How

I think I'll scrap this and do the MMU article instead.

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