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Kevin McGee
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Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Shared by a Spanish friend after yesterday's match. :)
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View from a bedroom in my mother's house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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Finally! :-)

"Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren’t there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax."
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" the “JS = Scheme” meme drives me crazy: it makes us dumber. It’s a thought-terminating cliché. It carries negative informational content and makes people actually know less about languages than they did before."
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"JavaScript’s scoping is an abomination in the face of God. Guy Steele isn’t even dead and JS scope makes him pre-emptively roll in his not-yet-occupied grave." 

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Before I respond, it would help to have a couple of clarifications.

When you say "for me the existence of objective correlates between mind world is accepted" do you mean a) YOU accept the existence of objective correlates, or b)  you believe/claim that the existence of objective correlates is generally accepted? 

I am also realizing that I am not sure in what sense you are calling yourself a computational Ontologist. Do you mean "ontology" in the CS sense of knowledge/information representation -- or in the more philosophical sense of studying/modelling the nature of reality? Or both? I had assumed the former, but what you are saying suggests the latter (or a combination of the two).
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Full/Associate Professor in HCI & INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN

The Department of Communications and New Media Department (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks outstanding candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level whose research complements our strengths in Interactive Media Design.

CNM's Interactive Media Design is an interdisciplinary group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of theory, interactive art, design and HCI. Faculty normally teach two courses per semester and supervise honors and graduate research students. Compensation at NUS is highly competitive and includes eligibility for annual salary increments, performance bonuses, subsidized housing and other benefits, as well as generous research support.

We are seeking someone with expertise in one or more of the following areas: interaction design, critical media design, social media, and mediated communication in art, work and play. Other areas of interest include interactive storytelling with a variety of media including music, painting, typography, video, comics, characters, textiles, sculpture, heritage, exhibits, and installations. We encourage applications from candidates who combine interdisciplinary research and creative practice.

The successful candidate is expected to be an excellent researcher who contributes regularly to relevant top-tier conferences and journals; a teacher able to teach a mix of theory and studio/design modules for both undergraduate and graduate students, and be an effective supervisor of undergraduate and graduate research. The successful candidate will teach core CNM media design courses as well as courses in his/her area of specialization. For a representative overview of relevant modules, see the "Interactive Media Design" offerings at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/index.php/undergraduate/module-overview.

Candidates selected for interviews will be invited to do a teaching presentation (to representative undergraduate and graduate students) as well as a research presentation to the faculty. A PhD in a related field is required.

Applicants must submit:
1) Statements of research and teaching interests
2) A CV (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications)
3) Original undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4) Names, affiliates and contact details of Six References
5) Copies of 3-5 articles or chapters representing best work, and if appropriate, portfolio of design/creative work

Application Deadline: We will begin evaluating candidates by August 1, 2014, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply. Enquiries and applications should be sent to Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore, 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670. Applicants can email CNMCAREER@NUS.EDU.SG with their submissions.

See the job posting at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/index.php/about/job/academic for details.
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The perfect combination of clarity, outrage, humor, and call to action. Brilliant!
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Some interesting discussion here - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7369305 . Though many HNers wrote skeptically, some Wolfram employees answer well.

For one, I think this is a leap forward. There is basically nothing like it, and it is bound to be incomprehensible when what we're familiar with are the conventional models of program execution/evaluation.

Imo, even Mathematica takes symbolic computing way more seriously than any other system out there (yes, including any in the lisp family afaik). Combining expressive access to data and linking to the web can make it way more powerful.
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SICP + King James bible = awesome!
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Happy Guy Fawkes Day! :-)
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+Marty Howe Guy Fawkes ..
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    Media Laboratory
  • Harvard University
    Technology in Education
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