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Conventional programming languages are growing ever more enormous, but not stronger. Inherent defects at the most basic level cause them to be both fat and weak: their primitive word-at-a-time style of programming inherited from their common ancestor--the von Neumann computer, their close coupling of semantics to state transitions, their division of programming into a world of expressions and a world of statements, their inability to effectively use powerful combining forms for building new programs from existing ones, and their lack of useful mathematical properties for reasoning about programs.

-- John Backus, Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? A Functional Style and Its Algebra of Programs, 1978.
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Does anyone have an idea how to improve things? Or is that just the world we live in? 

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I highly recommend that you go see Hidden Figures. It contains an interesting perspective on the history of programming, as well as essential perspectives on even more important matters.
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There is another leap second coming tomorrow.

Leap seconds should be abolished.
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They screw up the synchronization of our computer networks while providing no value.

The theory is that without them, in a thousand years our clock will drift an hour. I say, let it drift. When that happens, we can do a daylight savings adjustment.

It is not a problem that requires immediate intervention. Let's put it off for several centuries and focus instead on real problems.

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My best friend's kid died in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. I feel sick. I can't imagine what his family is feeling.
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Arrival is my latest most favorite movie of all time.
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There's a story running today that China is blocking searches for 'fatty kim'. 
Apparently, North Korean officials fear their fearless leader might be offended.
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I am proud to live in a country where search results would never be censored to avoid embarrassment of a national leader.

We love embarrassing our national leaders.

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Rogue One is the most fun I have had at a movie where everybody dies.
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It is like...
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I will be at NDC London.
16-20 January 2017 - Inspiring Developers since 2008. A Software Developers Conference covering .NET, Agile, C++, Cloud, Database, Design, Devops, Embedded, Front-End Framework, Fun, Functional Programming, Gadgets, IoT, JavaScript, Microsoft, Mobile, People, Programming Languages, Security, Testing and so much more ...
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Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander like a walking talking Hawking.
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I thought that UK was sure to win the Stupidest Country in the World cup this year with Brexit, but USA scored a stunning upset in the fourth quarter.
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USA! USA!

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I will be in Shanghai on November 5.
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