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June 20th, 2006 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-20 07:21
  Subject:   XBox softmod done!
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Pretty darn cool. Thanks a lot to those who helped, you know who you are!

It's going to be nice to play HL2 with much shorter loading times...
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-20 07:55
  Subject:   Bunnies are an abomination unto the lord!!
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  Mood:Mmm, sacrilicious...


And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2011:6&version=9

Yeah, yeah - I know. Leviticus is old testament and thus outdated. Still, you can't beat it for hilarity. I mean, this is the same chapter of the bible that prohibits polyester and shrimp!

I think I've heard people discuss the most blasphemous possible meal. Of course serve pork and wine to annoy the Muslims, lobster to thumb your nose at Leviticus, steak to tick off the Hindus, non-kosher grape juice to contravene the Torah, veal to annoy PETA, maybe wash it all down with a prozac pill to tick off the Scientologists? What am I missing here?
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-20 23:26
  Subject:   [Digg] Functional programming for the rest of us.
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Or, "Lambda Calculus" isn't the name of an Engineering Frat.

It's true that FP articles and papers are hard to understand, but they don't have to be. The reasons for the knowledge gap are purely historical. There is nothing inherently hard about FP concepts. Consider this article "an accessible guide to FP", a bridge from our imperative minds into the world of FP. Grab a coffee and keep on reading. With any luck your coworkers will start making fun of you for your FP comments in no time.

So what is FP? How did it come about? Is it edible?


http://www.defmacro.org/ramblings/fp.html

Defines what "Functional" programming is, lazy eval, closures, and the ever mysterious "lambda."
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