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The kittens have remembered that they can chase each other.  The house is full of galumphing this morning.
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"You may quote me."  -- Elwood P. Dowd
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Google will find the limits of what people will accept.

(This doesn't apply to me currently, as I use Safari on OS X, and on Windows 10 I actually use IE. On Linux I favor Midori these days. Heck, I even use the non-Chrome stock AOSP browser on Android.)
Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point.
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Something something something, something "Kim Jong" something, something "Glorious Leader" something.  Something "what kind of hole?" something something.
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So, after asking around a bit, the closest thing I've found so far to "Codea for Android" is "Ruboto-IRB".

On the minus side, the IDE portion is much less well developed than Codea's.  On the plus side, every component seems to be open sourced.
Experience the fun of Ruby for Android. Ruboto is a framework and tool chain to develop native Android apps, using the Ruby language we all know and love. Ruby plus Android equals. Ruboto Logo. Ruboto. The command-line interface. Ruboto-Core. The common framework code ...
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So, there's an iPad app named "Codea" that lets you do all sorts of iPad programming tasks in a self-hosted way.  There's a project organizer and code editor right there on the iPad, and you can run your projects and upload them and stuff.

It costs money.

The folks who produce that app just put out "Codea Scratchpad" for free.  It's much less powerful, not in terms of what you can do via code, but in terms of the complexity of projects it can handle -- I believe each is one file.

If you're just doing lightweight scripting, dipping your toes in or solving minor problems, I expect it'll be most of what you need.  The vendor seems to be thinking of it as a way for people to build expertise in this way of programming so that they can upsell to the more complex product for folks who really need/want it.
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Cargo-bot is written in Codea (and is free); it's quite fun.
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I was going to make fun of the crazies who believe in Roko's Basilisk, but I decided that just thinking about it was good enough.
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I confess that I really enjoy Roku's Basilisk and Newcomb's Paradox as thought experiments. To get worked up about it, though, seems like the worst kind of superstition. I find it fascinating that the people most likely to be upset by this kind of thing also spend a lot of time proclaiming their commitment to rational behavior.
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Oh dear.
Carnegie Mellon University is one of the country's preeminent geek schools; think Stanford, without all the nonsense preening, bullshit self-aggrandizement, lustful VCs and palm trees. This year, more than 1,200 students applied for its M.A. program in computer science; yesterday an untold number of them received a computerized fuck-you in return.
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"oops"?
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Holy fucking hell.  Gah.
Movie theaters intending to screen "Team America: World Police" instead of "The Interview" have had to change their plans.
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So: what to do about "The Interview", on a personal level?

Observations:

1) The film was due to be released on December 25th.

2) "Team America: World Police", which is also a comedy that involves mocking and killing the leader of North Korea, is available on Netflix streaming and widely from other sources.

I propose that we start a new internet holiday tradition. Every Christmas, from now on, watch "Team America: World Police". In response to North Korea suppressing a film that mocks them, every Christmas, every year, watch an even more absurd move that mocks them to an even greater degree.

Who is with me?
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Can anyone explain to me why this new "Ubuntu Core" thing is not crazy and dumb? I'm failing to see it, so far.
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"Hey!  Know what Linux needs?  DLL Hell!"
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I'm just gonna go ahead and put this right here.
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