March 6th, 2007

ronin

England sword ban hilarity.


The sale of imitation samurai swords could be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office announced today.

One MP recently warned that they were being used by criminal gangs as the preferred weapon of choice after guns.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/05/nsamurai105.xml

Yeah man, we better hurry up and ban the bad guys' second favorite kind of weapon! ;]

What? What's that you say? All guns are banned in England already, and yet the bad guys are still using them? Ohhhhhhh...

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ronin

Good Math, Bad Math on monads.


Once you have the basics of the theoretical aspects of monads, you're going to want to know how to use them and what the language syntax is. This Good Math, Bad Math blog post is one of the better quick intros on that topic I've seen. I finally understand Haskell's do after reading this!

http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2007/01/haskell_a_first_step_into_mona_1.php

In fact, all of the GM-BM blogs on Haskell are pretty good for beginners.

http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/goodmath/programming/haskell/