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bfv  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The wonderful, weird world of wizard rock

I know you're aware, but it seems worth throwing out there that filkers have been around since forever

bfv  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paul Graham created another Lisp: Bel

Still don't like abbreviations as part of the syntax. Graham likes abbreviating symbols in lisp, but aside from some conventions (call/cc in Scheme) no one else does that, and for good reason.

Why on earth did he rename cons "join" but then keep car and cdr? Oh, because cons is defined later as something that isn't cons. On that note, since threads are part of the language join doesn't mean what one would expect it to mean either.

lit is cute, but I notice a lack of guarantees that serializing a function twice and reading it back will yield two functions that are id to each other.

Either the definition of apply is misleading or it serves no purpose? In CL and Scheme it takes the arguments as a list, but here it looks like it takes them individually, and it's a lisp-1, so it seems like any use of apply could just be a function call.

... I'm stopping now. Kind of like arc, it looks like it was a fun hobby project.

bfv  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump abandons the Kurds

bfv  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 350th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Seven years coming up soon. That weirds me out a little.

But read the comments. Fox News can post things like this to pretend they aren't just the propaganda arm of the GOP occasionally because the troglodytes will just shrug and the cheering comes from people they're never going to reach anyway.

bfv  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Avid annihilates audio/video post across the entire entertainment industry

It was Chrome, not Avid. Either way, the only way it could happen is application software running with permissions it shouldn't have because it's doing things application software shouldn't do.

bfv  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

You could just use 2 webcams. OpenCV can do most of the heavy lifting for you. The term to google is "disparity map".

bfv  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill's birthplace

That thing is so in some intern's bathroom right now. It's the art student's version of having a stolen phone booth.

Jeff Jackson's reddit post. Jackson is pretty milquetoast, but his reddit posts about whatever craziness is going on this week are good.