Tuesday, April 14, 2015

That is not logic which may eternal lie . . .

Burroughs apparently used the CTul logic family for some of its mainframes.
CTul was somewhat like ECL ( see my ECL rant ) but yet completely unlike it. It was a strange RTL-like logic with open emitter output. It was incredibly power hungry, a chip left powered up without a hurricanes' worth of cold air blasting over it could get too hot to touch. I don't believe that anybody other than Burroughs ever used this logic family.
I'm not familiar with it, though it does seem to be the dark spawn of Shub-Niggurath. Who knew that the Necronomicon contained descriptions of electronic circuits?

Here's a joke. Do you know what a Cthulu cookbook is called?

The Necronomnomnomicon.

I've done enough for one day.

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Priests getting yelled at for being Catholic. By their bishops.

I am at a loss, therefore, to understand why Vincent Cardinal Nichols seems to chastise priests who signed the letter for their allegedly “conducting [a] dialogue, between a priest and his bishop … through the press.” The priests’ letter is a statement of Catholic belief, not an opening gambit in a negotiation; it is addressed to a journal editor, and through him to lay and clerical public, not to a particular prelate.
Someone impeach this guy, or send him to Australia, or whatever we do with crazy bishops.

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Happy Easter everyone!

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed, alleluia.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The right to be forgotten forgets about many things

The problem is, the person trying to get the information suppressed knows why it's bad for them, but that's supposed to be balanced against the benefits. But, the benefits are widespread and in the future, so the people involved can't contest the issue.

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Another business getting screwed by the High Line

Sean sometimes thinks of going up on the High Line, after work, when the weather is nice. But he won't do it.

"I boycott the High Line," he said. "I'll never go on it. After I've seen what it's done--and what it almost did to us."
My man.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Having it both ways with gender

One moment I'm being lectured about the unique talents women bring to the table, that companies with more women on the board tend to perform better and how the government ought to impose quotas on the number of female MPs.

The next moment I'm being told that in the family, the number of women involves is absolutely insignificant. Women being nothing to the table. Two men can themselves up as Mr and Mr Dad and only a nasty bigot would dare suggest that something is missing from the equation.
I guess, women are different than men in every area of life, except those which biology would suggest. That seems like a reasonable hypothesis.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Universe

"Considering the marvelous complexity of the universe, its clockwork perfection, its balances of this against that, matter, energy, gravitation, time, dimension, I believe that our existence must be more than either of these philosophies. That what we are goes beyond Euclidean or other "practical" measuring systems, and that our existence is part of a reality beyond what we understand now as reality."

Captain Picard, "Where Silence Has Lease"


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Copper and homelessness

It's a sad story that this guy, who's a hard worker, doesn't have a job, and probably can't get one.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

R.I.P. Nate Dogg

4 years.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, and actor. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, 2Pac, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris and Shade Sheist on many hit releases.


College and essentials

Mostly, though, I got content from my classes, and needed to think about what to do with it on my own. I did wind up finding blogging (and op-ed-ing for the YDN) helpful here — having a content monster to feed makes me keep forcing collisions between everything I know and all the problems I’ve encountered, in the hopes of finding a somewhat useful 500-800 word idea.


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