I don't like cooking recipes.. they are just list of steps to follow exactly and hope you get to a good result.
You see the what, not the why. You add the pasta to the sauce with a bit of the pasta water. You don't know why, you don't know what to expect.
The list has ingredients. You don't know why they are there. What a recipe doesn't tell you is that a pasta sauce usually has a fat, aromatic, vegetables and a flavor enhancer. You can mix and match
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
Some years ago I had to modify an old and bitrotted python project at work. It was using a python version from a decade ago (at the time). It was troublesome, but I was able to get the project running by fetching the old compiler.
I'm a #haskell guy, so it makes me wonder how I would have fared if the project had been written in it. It would have probably used ghc 6.0 or a version near it
Oh, @linuxjournal published an article about the #bitlbee Mastodon plugin I wrote!
Use Mastodon via IRC. 👍
On a recent Reddit post there was a small snippet of using #haskell arrows for building a ruleset for determining bad content. The snippet was small and lacking in detail, so I'm wondering if any of you have or have seen this kind of examples? Arrows, applicatives etc.
Managed to read the second book as well. Not as enthusiastic about this one, but still good.
The books are pretty old, but they hold to test of time pretty well. References to technology don't take you out of the immersion. For example in the book there is a mention of a scary future where there are ads everywhere, sounds familiar.
I also like that the books are rarely about going guns ablaze, instead they have a more researchy approach.
Just read the first novel of the two novel https://www.libreture.com/library/MasseR/book/cyber-rogues/
So far really liking it.
What happens to an advanced AI when you give it survival instinct and then prod the instinct.
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