Selected Papers

Other things are harder to pick. Clearly, there should be BASIC available.
And there should be some underlying system language, reachable through BASIC, so that OEM software houses (and our own programmers) can do what's necessary.
One very small, inexpensive and compact language suitable for this
application is FORTH. Having to use an external development system will
hamper the growth and sales of the machine. 
Browse the full spec doc, written by Mr. Raskin, here.
Via ForkBomb.

Bigmouth OS

“HP was a place where if you weren’t careful, good ideas would get killed quickly. 
[...]Ideas that could have changed the company for the better died because of a lack of patience and a lack of vision…and a lack of patience.  Did I mention a lack of patience? 
[...] There’s plenty of vision at HP, they just need to pull it together in a way that doesn’t solely involve rows and columns.”
Raul Shood giving some highlights on William Hewlett and David Packard.

Sound And Vision

Thank you, sincerely, from a stranger like me, to you, Steve.

For all the passion, enlightnement and passion you brought into the arena....  For letting us to become rockstars - like dolphins, just for one day -  on the magnetic fields of computers and mices.

 Here, the letter.

Pere IV 44 - 46

Segonquart Studio
Segonquart Studio

Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.
Clever feeling, placed in words by Mr. Neil Gailman

VallTer - Andorra

Following the route of the smugglers... There was a , say, bug in PHP. One of the reasons they have upgraded.
Due to unfortunate issues with 5.3.7 (see bug#55439) users should wait with upgrading until 5.3.8 will be released (expected in few days).


...Dear webOS Developer, We have opened the next chapter for webOS, and we understand that you must have many questions. Yesterday we announced that we will focus on the future of webOS as a software platform but we will no longer be producing webOS devices. While this was a difficult decision, it's one that will strengthen our ability to focus on further innovating with webOS as we forge our path forward. Throughout this journey, our developers will continue to be a vital part of the future of webOS(...)

I Am Pessimus At Maths

"By 1944, Einstein had recruited a new assistant at Princeton. His assistants were always talented young mathematicians who could make up for Einstein's self-confessed weakness in this area."

from The Book of Universes, by John D. Barrow, 2011, p. 104

Double-Minded Computers

DISCERN is purely a subsymbolic model, but at the high level it consists of modules and information structures similar to those of symbolic systems, such as scripts, lexicon, and episodic memory. At the highest level of natural language processing such as text and discourse understanding, the symbolic and subsymbolic paradigms have to address the same basic issues.

All Emeralds Are Green

First, the reason why you can “know” that 1591 = 43 × 37, but at the same time not “know” the prime factors of 1591, is that, when we speak about knowing the answers to these questions, we really mean knowing how to answer them.
by Mr. Scott Aaronson; here

Gravity of JSON

I am into JSON - yes, believe me - these days, for two weeks. Learning about Objects considered in such an obscure manner as only the Holy Trinity might be considered.

It came to my mind an anecdote that happened to me , when I was fifteen years old , being a scholar in La Salle, involving my physics teacher ( Mr. Salvador Planas ) and this - yours - blogger. Circa 1983 it happened, if my memory serves me well.

Let me explain: I had serious problems to understand the common laws of physics in the first semester at school. I really could not get , neither understand, the basic concepts of reasoning in Classical Physics, or The Philosophy of Nature - as newton entitled it.

I learned that, by definition, in classical Physics, one must accept we are in a physical caged space where acceleration is an unmutable numerical constant.
This space is called experimental space. Where some subtle concepts like Mass, Acceleration and Force happens.
Some people, like Newton,  refers to acceleration with the name of Gravity.
It was not until the second semester of that year, when we learned about The Principle of Relativity (In the Restricted Sense), besides an introduction to Quantum Physics as the matter os our final exam;  that I saw some logic and some reason behind the Laws of Physics. before this, I surpassed my exams by simply memorizing, not by reasoning.

This is happening to me again, trying to understand what JSON is, and how it works. Where it comes from and why we can parse it. One can not see Gravity, one can not touch it, one just can feel it... Like JSON Objects.

I am learning, like when I was fifteen I did with Physics, JSON and derivatives , if any.
I am using a niace dosc written by Mr. Patrick Hunlock in a clear way.

Get the PDF doc, if you want to follow me here

Opera Rocks

Overview of browser stats for Q2 2011 in twelve countries. # = number of browsers with 2% or more market share
CountryMobile sharechTop browser#VolatilityRemarks
Nigeria39%+8Opera35%Opera largest of all browsers
South Korea10%+5Android27%
UK7%+1BlackBerry53%BlackBerry passes Safari
Mexico6%+3Opera723%Opera passes Nokia
 Via QuirksMode

Illusion Of Privacy

Then your conversations can't be recorded and preserved and used against you in a court of law. Either that, or do it all out in the open, so everyone knows that they're being watched, so there is no illusion of privacy.
Mr. Dave Winner, takes it all. Read it here.
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