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Boyd Smith
Works at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Attended University of Arkansas
Lives in Fayetteville, AR
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Software Design, Development and Deployment -- C/C++/C#, Java/Scala, Haskell/Idris, F# -- UNIX/Linux
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  • Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
    Sr. IT Specialist, 2012 - present
    toshibagcs.com Porting application from 16-bit C on 4690 to multi-threaded 32-bit C++ on 4690. Porting application from 16-bit C on 4690 to Java.
  • Aspire Solutions, Inc.
    Program Analyst, 2011 - 2011
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Fayetteville, AR
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Watson, OK - Cove, AR - Mena, AR
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458 S Buchanan Ave.; Fayetteville, AR 72701
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FLOSS advocate, Linux User, and proud Haskell programmer.
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I go by my middle name.  If you know it and why I use it, then you probably have the right guy.
Education
  • University of Arkansas
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
    BS in Computer Science cum Laude.
  • Van-Cove Elementary School
    Primary, 1985 - 1992
    Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic.
  • Van-Cove High School
    Secondary, 1992 - 1998
    HS Diploma
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May 15, 1980
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Single
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Does this already exist as a library?  I'm wanting to do some operational stuff as an optimization of some existing code, and I fear that I will blow the stack.  Basically, I currently have an interpreter, and I want do turn it into a compiler-ish thing.
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Blogger in roughly the same business sector that agrees on the advantages of Scala.
Advice from a developer who helped rebuild Walmart.ca with Scala and Play
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+Zac Slade and I are looking for another member of our team for the Hello World Open.  We will be using Haskell, but also looking at it as an opportunity to learn without risk, so as long as you are willing to learn, we'll take any level of experience.

Must be willing to use BitBucket.  It's preferred you already have a BitBucket account.

Feel free to look at our previous competition work in Haskell, too:
https://bitbucket.org/krakrjak/icfp2013-junkfood
https://github.com/stephen-smith/ai-contest-2010
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+Nicholas Fritsche Please send me your preferred email for the competition and your bitbucket username, so I can add you to the team.
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Gotta catch 'em all!
 
For those of you that enjoyed +Google Maps wonderful Pokemon April Fool's joke, +Audrey Dijeau has made a great "Field Guide" that will help you catch them all!
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One reason why Cosmos is presented by NdGT and not RD.
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This is why Bill Nye should host Cosmos:
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This is a descent example of using view patterns as a way to get "programmable pattern matching" ala Scala's unapply.  https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/PatternSynonyms is a great new feature i nthe same space, but nicely more powerful with the bi-directional patterns, which is like a Scala object with both apply and unapply methods.

That said, in Scala, objects with apply/unapply are first-class.  I.e. they can be passed as arguments to and returned from functions.  When might we get first-class bidirectional patterns in Haskell?  (I suppose some lenses might fill most wants for that...)
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If we eliminated "Rejected energy", we'd effectively be free of oil and coal power.
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And also you need the dispatch able advantage of having fuels available to burn on demand. You could have a 100% efficacy of your energy collection but still have a useless power source.. I.e lightning bolts hitting power lines
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It's not time for me to buy a laptop, but something like this is intriguing.  I bought the almost open-hardware phone.
 
Is anyone planning on purchasing one of these "almost completely open source" laptops? http://goo.gl/pE4wOq
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Really does look like if we want to control the flow of money to political campaigns, we'll have to amend the constitution.
 
“Today the Court overrules Buckley and strikes down a similar ceiling [on overall contributions] as unconstitutional,” Breyer says. “The Court substitutes for the current two-year overall contribution ceiling of $123,000, the number infinity.”

He pauses and a few people chuckle at that. “If the Court in Citizens United opened a door, today’s decision may well open a floodgate,” he says.

There is more tapping into the Citizens United vein. “Taken together with Citizens United, today’s holding, we fear, eviscerates our nation’s campaign finance laws, leaving a remnant incapable of dealing with the grave problems of democratic legitimacy that those laws were intended to support.”
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