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“One thing that experts know, and that non-experts do not, is that they know less than non-experts think they do.”
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find . -name '*.py' | xargs wc -l
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find . -name '*.html' | xargs wc -l 
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Aka 3 months of poor life choices
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Dude! Sounds like some serious code cleaning. App Engine much? :)
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I'm more and more convinced that the world has gone batshit insane.
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"Many entrepreneurs hold the opinion that “I did it all on my own,” which may be well adapted to leadership success in certain situations, but it is objectively myopic. The entrepreneur relies on an ecosystem of venture capitalists, risk-taking purchasers, and so on. This ecosystem itself rests on a deeper foundation of collective, government-led enterprise. The delivery of our software, for example, depended on the existence of the Internet, which is the product of a series of government-sponsored R&D efforts, in combination with subsequent massive private commercial development. Government funding has been essential to much of the university science that entrepreneurs have exploited. Honest courts and police are required for functioning capital markets and protection of assets; physical infrastructure is required for the roads and running water without which we would not spend much time thinking about artificial intelligence software. At the absolute foundation, national armed forces protect the whole system against external aggression. All of our exciting technical and economic innovations ultimately require men to stand watch all night looking through Starlight scopes mounted on assault rifles—and die if necessary—to protect our commercial, law-bound society. Would you do this to protect a billionaire hedge-fund manager who sees his country as nothing more than lines on a map?"
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This cuts a little too close for me ...
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Guido out, Kurzweil in? #wtf?
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This is 18 kinds of cool
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This is bullshit.

Everyone who checks the length of their arrays before performing operations on them should be kicking Ellison a nickel. What kind of communist hellhole am I living in?
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Squaw next year?
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"Usually, economists are admirably catholic about the preferences of the objects they study. They infer desire by observing behavior, listening to what people do more than to what they say. But with respect to national polities, macroeconomists presume the existence of an overwhelming preference for GDP growth and full employment that simply does not exist. They act as though any other set of preferences would be unreasonable, unthinkable.

But the preferences of developed, aging polities — first Japan, now the United States and Europe — are obvious to a dispassionate observer. Their overwhelming priority is to protect the purchasing power of incumbent creditors. That’s it. That’s everything. "
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Le sigh. how close are we to the point where some corporation owns every word in the english dictionary?
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I thought only powder from a certain part of France can have the Champagne label. These guys should use "Sparkling Wine Powder". ;)
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