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And another long-time friend has a cancer diagnosis. Fuck cancer!

The old joke about getting older means you stop going to weddings and start going to funerals seems to be on me. And, of course, I have started worrying more about my own health.

Economy 

Economy 

Economy 

Economy 

Economy 

Politics, Mueller Report 

Politics, Question for Trump Supporters 

Politics, Question for Trump Supporters 

Politics, Question for Trump Supporters 

'AI' is a misnomer. Most people hear 'Artificial Intelligence' and think it means a machine that thinks. In truth, 'Artificial Intelligence' as currently implemented is more like 'Artificial Flavoring' – in other words, not anything like real intelligence, or thinking, at all.

But AI can sort of stand in for the real thing in certain narrowly constructed circumstances if we aren't overly critical about it. AI is the Otter Pop of thinking.

Politics, Mueller 

Politics, Mueller 

Some trick libraries:

1. zen.h is a collection of C preprocessor macros. Currently only offers a small framework for managing a 32-bit counter. github.com/madmurphy/zen.h

2. Order is a high-level, functional programming language implemented entirely using the C preprocessor. rosettacode.org/wiki/Category:

3. Order is actually based on the Chaos project – order/chaos, get it? The Chaos Preprocessor Library is a generative metaprogramming framework for C and C++. sourceforge.net/projects/chaos

CMPH - Minimal Perfect Hashing Library. cmph.sourceforge.net/

"Minimal perfect hash functions are widely used for memory efficient storage and fast retrieval of items from static sets, such as words in natural languages, reserved words in programming languages or interactive systems, universal resource locations (URLs) in Web search engines, or item sets in data mining techniques."

They are aiming to support billions of keys with perfect hashes.

Politics, Subpoenas 

Politics, Subpoenas 

If I had to point to one thing that has kept me within shouting distance of sane all these years – one thing more than any other thing or even any person – that thing could only be a guitar.

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

Rusted Neuron is an invitation-only 'Intentional Community'. It is not intended to represent a specific focus, although the people you find here are generally intelligent, creative, and witty. Content and conduct rules are set by the community, not by fiat. The one thing we will not tolerate here is intolerance; you can agree to disagree, but you must treat others with respect.

Currently the membership limit is 100 people and there are plenty of slots available. The goal is to try to replicate real-world community interaction and norms enforcement online. Keeping it small is intended to create a village atmosphere by staying well under Dunbar's Number.