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May 21st, 2020, 11:49 pm

I suppose if you are tied up it's difficult to get to the forum.
Walking into the rough W Bar on the wrong side of nowhere:

"I need your code, your syntax, and your compiler."
Python, Java?
LISP! Hehe.  

This whole thing was meant with humor, of course. And I do listen to the youtube links you post, with or without titles. 

But the point is that no business travel at all has led to super-productivity in other areas. 

Et voila - we have Conservation of Energy!

All good - enjoy your weekends. : )

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Not really going back to LISP now, but an interesting pathway I explored a long time ago, in the Land of AI Dinosaurs.

Was it possibly A Million Years BP? (Before Python) : D
 
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May 22nd, 2020, 7:57 am

This whole thing was meant with humor, of course. And I do listen to the youtube links you post, with or without titles. 

Very good! I've adopted Paul's mantra "No spoon feediing", what?

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May 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am




Not really going back to LISP now, but an interesting pathway I explored a long time ago, in the Land of AI Dinosaurs.

Was it possibly A Million Years BP? (Before Python) : D
Yes, it is outdated, but has nostalgic vibes in some universities.. MIT I suppose. Python would be better.
As mentioned, I met John McCarthy (inventor of Lisp and the term AI) at TCD in 1976. He was 1st cousin of my supervisor's wife.
Now, in the 90s' we used to write C++ libraries and applications for AutoCAD but their original development language was Autolisp .. it was extremely flexible. It was a huge success and AutoDesk became a world leader. The IBM PC (286) really revolutionised the world. Before AutoCAD, CAD system cost 0.5 mln, then AutoCAD came along and cost plummeted to 40K.

You can see how Lisp is useful for CAD. If you get the idea behind car and cdr it becomes easy (lisp == list processing) See below code to create a rectangle (a kind of Santy clause).

http://people.fsv.cvut.cz/www/chourpav/ ... er%201.htm

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May 22nd, 2020, 10:52 am

Æ Cloud A
As it turned out, it was Goebbels.
 
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May 22nd, 2020, 2:06 pm

Æ Cloud A
As it turned out, it was Goebbels.
Why did it take so long?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLVrNht9q_0
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June 1st, 2020, 9:04 pm

So, bearish may like this true story.

This morning, I had just finished making tea and was looking out the window with my mug in my hand.

I noticed a large motion near the driveway to my house and looked closer...

it was a medium sized black bear!

I have never seen one of those around here before.  It calmly went up the driveway, past my car and into the back yard (garden to you Europeans).

It passed my gardening shed and boat trailer and proceeded along the hemlock trees and then trotted out of sight.

I grabbed my iPhone and got these pictures - they look wavy because of the screens on the windows, but still pretty good.

I wonder if this bear comes by every day and I have just never been standing there by the window before, or maybe it was an odd moment and will never happen again.

Anyway, do not bother the bears, and they will not bother you.  Right, bearish?
 
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June 1st, 2020, 9:33 pm

No wonder the prices are declining!
I've read that wild animals around the world start to show up now that when we are the ones living in hiding. It would be such a beautiful end of civilisation :-)
 
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June 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm

"Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated 

Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
There is a time for the evening under starlight,

A time for the evening under lamplight
(The evening with the photograph album).
Love is most nearly itself
When here and now cease to matter.
Old men ought to be explorers
Here or there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
Of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning."


- T.S. Eliot, from II. East Coker, Four Quartets

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And from one of my favorite albums these days:

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, and Nash 1969, Remastered 2005

This album also has Guinevere, Wooden Ships, and many other great tunes.
 
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June 1st, 2020, 10:56 pm

I'm quite familiar with these creatures from hanging out in NW New Jersey, on and off the golf course. There are occasional stories there about kerfuffles with dogs in the back yard and at least one cartoonish story of a bear breaking through a kitchen window screen to get at a freshly baked pie, but they are mostly harmless. I'd consider it a fortunate event to have one come visit.
 
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August 12th, 2020, 8:07 pm

On a mountain and meteor adventure and would you believe, there is a town called Wilmot up here.

Somehow it lost a “t” along the way, but here’s proof.

The question is, given the existence of the Wilmot Flat Hunt Club, is there a Wilmot Curved Hunt Club? And what would it look like/do?
 
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August 12th, 2020, 9:06 pm

Please, no snide remarks.
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August 13th, 2020, 3:30 am

Please, no snide remarks.
How is the Free Speech Union coming along these days?

First you tell us George Orwell was an informant and now we can’t make snide remarks...?

Who was the most memorable character in Animal Farm?
 
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August 14th, 2020, 11:31 am

Please, no snide remarks.
How is the Free Speech Union coming along these days?

First you tell us George Orwell was an informant and now we can’t make snide remarks...?

Who was the most memorable character in Animal Farm?
An informer (declassified in 2003). Do you know this list of crypto-Stalinists poputchikni? FSU is open to all freedom-loving folk. And I see I'm entitled to special reduced fee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orwell%27s_list


Napoleon was my favourite.

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August 14th, 2020, 11:52 am

"in·form·ant
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noun

  1. a person who gives information to another.
    • another term for informer.
    • a person from whom a linguist or anthropologist obtains information about language, dialect, or culture.
Katherine Hepburn
Orson Welles
...

Hollywood had its own Blacklist, but it took the Box Office into consideration.
 
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