“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people's lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you're able to entertain people, you're doing a good thing.”
~ Stan Lee (1922-2018)

A friend recently requested a download of his data from Apple. Took most of a week but today he got it.

“They have a lot of info on me.  Every item I purchased from Apple since 2003.  Every time I called Support.  Every time I had something repaired.  Every survey I replied to and how I answered.  Every app or song I downloaded and the IP address I downloaded it from.  Every time they sent me marketing email and if I opened it and what device I looked at it on.”

A new requirement by the EU?

What laptop sellers tell you:
- magical color distorion to make everything pop
- revolutionary 15mm speakers
- maximum battery life
- thickness in the thinniest spot
- weight "starting at"
- all the crap software they bundle
- artisanally crafted design
What I want to know:
- wich opengl versions are supported
- quality of sound from audio out
- actual battery life and how fast it degrades
- actual thickness
- actual weight
- Linux support
- sturdiness.

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Virtual reality brings us closer to an interface that is exactly like how we normally interact with our environment. What's the best way to take advantage of this property? Intuitive interfaces? concrete communication?

Pure Function Programming(FP) requires that you never change the state of anything. You can’t get a result out of it without changing the state of your brain. FP is useless w/o non-functional(NF) bits.
Using things lying around on the web limits you to NF methods as they might change behavior.

FP is the most useful when you have everything you need from the internet & need to build something out of it.
Does this make a case for a distinction between using components vs the system building it?

presentation got me thinking. What is the natural progression of programming languages?

What's the maximum acceptable number of guilty men going free before one innocent man gets punished?

@Riverman while highly admirable, making things like this "law" scare me, it's always better to change the culture than force a law, there are many unforseen circumstances which arise from forcing laws for cultural issues on groups of people.

Anyone in the San Diego County area looking for a roomate?

Is learning how to code a fundamental skill like reading and writing?

Or is it more like plumbing in that it is incredibly valuable to society but most people don’t need to understand it?

Or is it more like law where it’s good for kids to have a basic understanding of our legal system but they don’t really need any in-depth knowledge?

None of the appeals worked but I still have a line of communication with the Apple store gatekeeper.

Gatekeeper: “we have rejected your app because it only interacts with the UI and I got bored of it.”

Me: “My app should be able to interact with the content too!”

Gatekeeper: “This is true. We have come to this conclusion after a thorough investigation.”

Me: >:(

When all you have is a hammer to make lemonade, turn the lemon into a nail.

*slaps roof of a resturant* this bad boy can fit so many Foods in it

Being tired is not a badge of honor. It just means you're tired.

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