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January 11, 2017 at 6:46 am · Filed under Politics. Although I haven't written in this blog in years, like many people I've been thinking about the recent U.S. presidential election. What I find most interesting is the continuing evolution of effect of the Internet on life in the U.S.. The Internet is destroying the ...
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+Gregory P. Smith I think you are missing those who actually feel themselves so heavily nailed to the ground that they believe it can't get any worse and that only a dramatic systemic change will bring relieve. It's the IT sales advocates who hail disruption all the time, isn't it?
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Go 1.7 is released. 15 August 2016. Today we are happy to announce the release of Go 1.7. You can get it from the download page. There are several significant changes in this release: a port for Linux on IBM z Systems (s390x), compiler improvements, the addition of the context package, ...
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There's a meme developing in the greater programming community about the "objective quality" of the design of Go. I most recently encountered it in Honza's self-described rant on language choice, where it was well put: Mind you, the language is objectively poorly designed. [.
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+Elazar Leibovich When design decisions are based on practical experience, it's very easy to argue for them.  You implement the change, use it, and present anecdotes about why it is better.  The argument is either clearly convincing or it is not.  Yes, past experience comes into play--but that is true for all the users of Go, too.

What I really should have said in my earlier reply is that if an evidence based scientific methodology could be used to produce a good programming language, everybody would already be using it.
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#GCC 5.1 Released!
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GCC 5.1 Released. From: Jakub Jelinek ; To: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org; Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:38:15 +0200; Subject: GCC 5.1 Released; Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none; Reply-to: Jakub Jelinek ...
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libgccjit is interesting!
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My parent's farm (the Black Locust Farm) in design news.
When designer Jeffrey Monteiro discovered a tiny network of US farms breeding cashmere goats, he came away a mission: "The idea of developing products with this fine, luxurious fiber turned into a need." Take a look at his all-American results.
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Wow! These look fabulous.
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Participate in the 2016 Go User Survey and Company Questionnaire. 13 December 2016. The Go project wants to hear from you! The Go project wants to hear from you! Our goal is to create the best language for developing simple, reliable, scalable software. We are asking you to help by participating ...
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This year for Bike To Work Day I took a photo every mile. The photos are amateurish but they give a sense of the urban, suburban, and semi-wild terrain of the East Bay.
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You bus into MTV every day from Berkeley? Wow. 
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Go 1.5 is released. 19 August 2015. Today the Go project is proud to release Go 1.5, the sixth major stable release of Go. This release includes significant changes to the implementation. The compiler tool chain was translated from C to Go, removing the last vestiges of C code from the Go code ...
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Last night we realized we are waiting for the big 2.0, we can post rants about "Go 2 considered harmful".
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An interview with my father made the front page of the Huffington Post.
According to economist Lance Taylor and his colleagues, we're not yet talking about the kinds of major changes needed to keep us from becoming a Downton Abbey society....
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+David Crawshaw I asked my father and he suggested Macroeconomics Beyond the NAIRU by Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad (http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674062276).

Warning: I know from experience that many of his recommendations are difficult for the non-specialist to understand.
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#stormageddon  Berkeley
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Meanwhile, this is Scotland and the Orkneys being waterboarded, ahem, watercliffed: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30416288>
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