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The Turing Tarpit where "everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy"

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http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/T/Turing-tar-pit.html
In any Turing complete language, it is possible to write any computer program, so in a very rigorous sense nearly all programming languages are equally capable. Turing tarpits show that theoretical ability is not the same as usefulness in practice. Turing tarpits are characterized by having a ...
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I believe I've read several times that cognitive psychologists have convincingly demonstrated that people would rather have AnAcceptableWayOfFailing than a risky way of succeeding. The experimental evidence so far the fact is that ED (now XP) has been rejected as too risky for way too long when ...
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His biggest claim to fame is the meme "you have already lost" with or without his trademark disarm-and-behead manoeuvre. 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phatic_expression

"In linguistics, a phatic expression is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information. [...] For example: "You're welcome" is not intended to convey the message that the hearer is welcome; it is a phatic response to being thanked, which in turn is a phatic whose function is to acknowledge the receipt of a benefit."
In linguistics, a phatic expression /ˈfætɨk/ is one whose only function is to perform a social task, as opposed to conveying information. Contents. 1 History; 2 Understanding; 3 By language. 3.1 English; 3.2 Japanese; 3.3 Persian. 4 See also; 5 References. History[edit source | edit] ...
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http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2006/03/hiring-lake-wobegon-strategy.html

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You know the Google story: small start-up of highly-skilled programmers in a garage grows into a large international company. But how do you maintain the skill level while roughly doubling in size each year? We rely on the Lake Wobegon Strategy, which says only hire candidates who are above the mean of your current employees. An alternative strategy (popular in the dot-com boom period) is to justify a hire by saying "this candidate is clearly better than at least one of our current employees." The following graph compares the mean employee skill level of two strategies: hire-above-the-mean (or Lake Wobegon) in blue and hire-above-the-min in red. I ran a simulation of 1000 candidates with skill level sampled uniformly from the 0 to 100th percentile (but evaluated by the interview process with noise of ±15%) starting from a core team of 10 employees with mean 75 and min 65. You can see how hire-above-the-min leads to a precipitous drop in skill level; one we've been able to avoid.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_makeup

"Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo."
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http://arcana.wikidot.com/reality-quake

"""A reality quake is when the entire reality of a world or even dimension becomes temporarily unstable. It will then subsequently shift into a new configuration, which might differ significantly from the previous reality. From the perspective of living beings in that reality, usually nothing happened - things "always were this way", and the reality quake even changed the past retroactively. However, there might be Out-Of-Place Artifacts which give hints or trigger memories of the previous reality. Some creatures might also be left behind, possibly triggering tales of mythological creatures or other legends if such creatures no longer commonly exist in the "new" reality. Individuals could also be left behind.

Reality quakes might be caused by time travel or other tampering with cosmic forces."""
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_advantage

"Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system. Ideally, the device preserves the input power and simply trades off forces against movement to obtain a desired amplification in the output force. The model for this is the law of the lever. Machine components designed to manage forces and movement in this way are called mechanisms.
An ideal mechanism transmits power without adding to or subtracting from it. This means the ideal mechanism does not include a power source, and is frictionless and constructed from rigid bodies that do not deflect or wear. The performance of a real system relative to this ideal is expressed in terms of efficiency factors that take into account friction, deformation and wear."
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Walter

Little Walter, born Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), was an American blues harmonica player, whose revolutionary approach to his instrument has earned him comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix,[2] for innovation and impact on succeeding generations. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica.[3] Little Walter was inducted to the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 in the "sideman" category[4][5] making him the first and only artist ever to be inducted specifically for his work as a harmonica player.

Start here: Little Walter, Juke
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