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Python has done pretty well as a first programming language, even if the design runs out of steam at certain points. In contrast, we tend to think of Perl (especially Perl 6) more as a last programming language, the language of choice for people who need a language that won't give up when the going gets tough.
You asked, he answered! Perl creator Larry Wall has responded to questions submitted by Slashdot readers. Read on for his answers...
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Warning to #pokemongo   players in Texas. Please avoid the J&K Farms back pasture. Our cows are in heat and while trespassing is always discouraged, now is really not a good time. The bull always wins.
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How New York's Cop Watchers are taking matters into their own hands - BBC Three

Powerful. Must see.

Trigger warnings for police brutality.

Not sure if non-UK folks can view this. 
Can ordinary New Yorkers stop police brutality armed only with cameras?
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Inside the Obama Tech Surge as it Hacks the Pentagon and VA — Backchannel

Unbelievably (except for in government), the DoD and VA use different systems for medical records, and the two systems get along just about as well as North and South Korea.
Star Spangled Geeks ¶ To the dismay of government contractors, the United States Digital Service is gloriously hacking away in the VA and the Pentagon. ¶ …
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PHP: a fractal of bad design / fuzzy notepad

PHP was originally designed explicitly for non-programmers (and, reading between the lines, non-programs);...
(This article has been translated into Spanish (PDF, with some additions) by Jorge Amado Soria Ramirez — thanks!) Preface. I'm cranky. I complain about a lot of things. There's a lot in the world of technology I don't like, and that's really to be expected—programming is a hilariously young ...
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Some day, your life may depend on the work of a security researcher. Whether it’s a simple malfunction in a piece of computerized medical equipment or a malicious compromise of your networked car, it’s critically important that people working in security can find and fix the problem before the worst happens.
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Quantum Mechanics: The Dreams Stuff is Made Of
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I like science, technology, programming, computers, logic, puzzles, conundrums, and oxymorons, science fiction, quantum mechanics, Richard Feynman, and Paul Erdos.

And puns and squirrelly sayings:

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

   
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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