September 18, 2014

aeontriad:

Star Trek

Nice.

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September 18, 2014
Lost Lessons from 8-Bit BASIC

James Hague, dadgum.com

Unstructured programming with GOTO is the stuff of legend, as are calling subroutines by line number—GOSUB 1000—and setting global variables as a mechanism for passing parameters.
The little language that fueled the home computer revolution h…

Yep, my first language was BASIC on an Apple II. And the programs we ran were found in magazines, usually games. These, you typed by hand, and if you were lucky and didn’t make any mistakes would run like a champ.

September 17, 2014
The U.S. Constitution Needs You
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, theatlantic.com
On Constitution Day, a reminder that the supreme law of the land requires citizens’ participation in order to remain strongAccording to federal law, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that all federally financed educational and…

Every day is Constitution day.  All Americans are such only because they live by one document.  Everything else, like flag, birthplace, race, religion, these do NOT define an American.

The U.S. Constitution Needs You
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, theatlantic.com

On Constitution Day, a reminder that the supreme law of the land requires citizens’ participation in order to remain strong

According to federal law, September 17th is Constitution Day – a day that all federally financed educational and…

Every day is Constitution day. All Americans are such only because they live by one document. Everything else, like flag, birthplace, race, religion, these do NOT define an American.

September 17, 2014
Before Computers, People Programmed Looms
Sarah Laskow, theatlantic.com
Just punch out 2,000 or so cards, string them together, and start weaving.Before IBM, before punch-card computers, before Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, one of the very first machines that could run something like what we now call a…

Programming has been with us for longer than most think.

Before Computers, People Programmed Looms
Sarah Laskow, theatlantic.com

Just punch out 2,000 or so cards, string them together, and start weaving.

Before IBM, before punch-card computers, before Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, one of the very first machines that could run something like what we now call a…

Programming has been with us for longer than most think.

September 15, 2014
"Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense."

Nick Hanauer, Venture Capitalist, on the necessity of a living wage (via cognitiveinequality)

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