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The Game of Life emulated in the Game of Life.
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After installing the update that fixed the NaN (currently running Libra 3.1.17) I'm now getting a rate of Infinity.  Note that it only seems to happen when the trend line is approaching the goal line.  If I change the goal from 69kg to 70kg the rate shows correctly as 0.9kg/week.  I suspect that this is related to a bug I reported a couple of years ago which still hasn't been fixed.  It is still unclear to me why the rate calculation should be at all dependent on the goal weight.  See https://plus.google.com/104705151907098377813/posts/jYE777HkrP8
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The triumph of the logic languages that I was taught to expect at school is actually happening!   Nobody's noticed though, because we do it in Java and call it 'dependency injection'.  Which language paradigm will be dominant?  All of them, all at once!
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A brief history of the founding of Melbourne, 179 years ago today. 
It's about Melbourne. Show your pride and get behind the events and activities celebrating our City Day. Melbourne was founded on August 30 when settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835.
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Apparently, programming overhead is now so heavy that most programmers spend most of their working time in non-coding activity.  The author of the article winds up saying, between expletives, "I just want to code."

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"Project overhead, even for simple projects, is so heavy that it's a wonder anyone can find the time to code, much less derive joy from it. Software development has become a mostly operational activity, rather than a creative one. The fundamental problem here is not the complexity of apps, but the complexity of tools. Tools have gone rather haywire during the last decade chasing shibboleths of scalability, comprehensiveness, performance. Everything except simplicity."
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So there's an English (Australia) option but it doesn't actually give you Australian English. How hard is it to get this right? "Android Lollipop – English (Australia) is now an initial setup option" http://feedly.com/e/K0tyLEAM
For a long time, we’ve been wanting English Australia as an option when setting up Android. We even promoted a feature request on the Android L issue tracker which made the request to add it as an option back in August. Well, in the latest Android Lollipop Developer preview, English (Australia) is now an option. As you can see from the screenshot, English (Australia) now appears in the list of available languages, just above the option for Englis...
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People think of Sydney being north of Melbourne, but if you went due north from Melbourne until you got to Sydney's latitude, you'd be 580km due west of the Opera House. In fact, the east-west dist...
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In that case, I'm glad that I don't live in Sydney.  I'm a night owl, and sunlight makes me drowsy and sluggish; I perk up the moment the sun descends below the horizon.
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People who speak languages other than English are sometimes impressed by how well I and other linguists pronounce words or names in their language, even if we don't speak a word of it. But it’s not magic: Here are seven basic principles that linguists use to fake-pronounce foreign languages but...
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Very, very fascinating indeed! 
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