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  1. Comment on 4 words poetry challenge in ~creative

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    Ground beef. Bound grief.

    Ground beef.
    Bound grief.

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  2. Comment on What programming language do you use for work and what's your favorite language? in ~comp

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    Clojure and Clojure. I am a pretty happy little lisp alien. 20 years ago I was told to learn lisp for the mind expansion but not to expect to work in it unless you count autocad work so I am...

    Clojure and Clojure. I am a pretty happy little lisp alien. 20 years ago I was told to learn lisp for the mind expansion but not to expect to work in it unless you count autocad work so I am constantly happy how clojure changed all of that. I am longing to work with Common Lisp again lately though mainly for the debug story.

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  3. Comment on What programming language do you think deserves more credit? in ~comp

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    Occam - if you dig csp/go/core.async you owe it to yourself to learn Occam and there is a plethora of old books and example programs to play with! Plus the transputer was 20 years ahead of its...

    Occam - if you dig csp/go/core.async you owe it to yourself to learn Occam and there is a plethora of old books and example programs to play with! Plus the transputer was 20 years ahead of its time.

    APL/j/k - first got into these when I was doing project Euler and once finishing a problem in a blub language I would find the APL answer was so terse and so much faster I HAD to know how and why. I bought APL with a mathematical accent and never looked back. I still need to buy a new dyalog keyboard to replace my ibm model m that shorted out.

    Forth - lisp like in its simplicity and ability to bootstrap your own world from nothing. Definitely a desert island language to build your ideal lisp upon even.

    Smalltalk - I got lucky and took the last year that the open university used smalltalk to teach oo concepts and I am forever grateful. If you want to see what real oo could had been download squeak or pharo and dig in.

    Self - imagine stripping out the classes and instances from smalltalk but retaining the graphical environment. Also if you really want to understand prototype centric oo ala javascript learning self is essential. I wish there was a newer version with better graphics but it is still fun to poke at.

    scheme - buy SICP and drop out of life with parens in hand.

    JavaScript - last but not least. This strange scheme like self like Algol syntaxed specimen truly is a great language.... if you are holding it right and seeing it through the lens of its predecessors.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What do you look for in a game and why do you play? in ~games

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    Can I chop down trees? Can I break through walls? Rust is the only game that has kept me captivated for years on end because of these things. I just wish you could dig caves and divert rivers.

    Can I chop down trees? Can I break through walls? Rust is the only game that has kept me captivated for years on end because of these things. I just wish you could dig caves and divert rivers.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Natalie Wynn: The stylish socialist who is trying to save YouTube from alt-right domination in ~tech

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    I personally love chapo as they provide a good mix of leftist analysis (e.g. the hosts don’t even all share the same political ideals). I wish we had a chapo tilde.

    I personally love chapo as they provide a good mix of leftist analysis (e.g. the hosts don’t even all share the same political ideals). I wish we had a chapo tilde.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need To Take On Capitalism in ~enviro

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    Sorry I meant to reply to the comment you quoted!

    Sorry I meant to reply to the comment you quoted!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on To Slow Down Climate Change, We Need To Take On Capitalism in ~enviro

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    Why do markets have to be tightly coupled with the exploitation of workers? For example you could have corporations become workers collectives in which the workers share the profits and determine...

    Why do markets have to be tightly coupled with the exploitation of workers? For example you could have corporations become workers collectives in which the workers share the profits and determine the future direction of the company (how do we engage with the market, the environment, the government, local community etc.).

    9 votes