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Broadcast the boom⁴.

I overthink your p-punctuation use

Lorde: The Lourve


The dangerous bend or caution symbol ☡ [...] was created by the Nicolas Bourbaki group of mathematicians and appears in the margins of mathematics books written by the group. It resembles a road sign that indicates a "dangerous bend" in the road ahead, and is used to mark passages tricky on a first reading or with an especially difficult argument.

Wikipedia: Bourbaki dangerous bend symbol


Anyone moderately familiar with the rigours of composition will not need to be told the story in detail; how he wrote and it seemed good; read and it seemed vile; corrected and tore up; cut out; put in; was in ecstasy; in despair; had his good nights and bad mornings; snatched at ideas and lost them; saw his book plain before him and it vanished;

Virginia Woolf: Orlando: A Biography


I write an average of five new programs every week. Poets have to write poems. I have to write computer programs.

The ultimate test of whether I understand something is if I can explain it to a computer. I can say something to you and you’ll nod your head, but I’m not sure that I explained it well. But the computer doesn’t nod its head. It repeats back exactly what I tell it. In most of life, you can bluff, but not with computers.

Donald Knuth in Quanta Magazine: The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories

Preparing slow and using fast.

Often taking longer than expected:

  • cooking
  • writing
  • thinking

Often taking shorter than expected:

  • eating
  • reading
  • doing

Elongated nons.

As nouns the difference between car and train is that car is (dated) a wheeled vehicle, drawn by a horse or other animal or car can be (computing) the first part of a cons in lisp the first element of a list while train is elongated portion or train can be (obsolete) treachery; deceit.

WikiDiff: What is the difference between car and train?


Manchmal ist alles Käse.

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