May 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009

Why Does Language Matter?

Tim F: “Whether you call it torture or afternoon tea, we could have won more useful intelligence scoops by typing the questions into”


Wednesday, 13 May 2009

De-basing Torture

Digby: “We are in big trouble when torture becomes just another political football. It’s the kind of thing that turns powerful empires into pariah nations. Why anyone thinks it’s good for America for the world to perceive us as violent, pants wetting, panic artists who could start WWIII at the least sign of threat is beyond me. I certainly don’t feel safer.”


Sunday, 10 May 2009

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

One Div Zero: “Wadler tries to appease critics by explaining that ‘a monad is a monoid in the category of endofunctors, what’s the problem?’”