A recent article in The Economist talks about a plausible attack on the financial system: If financial systems were hacked: Joker in the pack. I liked this article, although I think it was a little naïve in two ways.
On midsummer’s eve 2016 old people in the UK demonstrated that, by a significant majority, they are xenophobic leeches who are happy to suck the life out of their children and grandchildren, and have now found a way of continuing to do so even after they are dead.
Lots of people, even famous Lisp hackers, like to claim that ‘Python can be seen as a dialect of Lisp with “traditional” syntax’.
Being famous does not make them right.
I sometimes make the mistake of reading the letters pages of newspapers.
I wanted to see if I could write a mildly complicated macro in Racket without becoming too confused. I can, although I am not sure it is terribly idiomatic.
Or: why password strength checkers are useless.
How long might this take, in the worst case?
Three approaches to solving problems on computers.
A model of the planets as black bodies is surprisingly accurate, except in one interesting case1.
Fog computing is like cloud computing except that no-one can see what you are doing.