Readings for November

Texts Rasterization Exposures.
An attempt to improve text rasterization algorithms using only publicly available information.
Hierarchical Namespace Component.
Modeling components of a code base with namespaces is a much better idea than modeling them with assemblies.
The Busy Beaver Problem.
It turns out that this problem can’t be solved. For a small number of states it can be reasoned about, but it can’t be solved in general. Theorists call such problems non-computable.
What’s wrong with TV: a theory.
There is evidence that people, when scared or depressed, tend to either purchase more things or spend more money when they do. Advertisers and producers know this and it has to impact their decisions for kinds of shows to air, and how they’re written or produced.


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