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C++Now 2017: Niko Matsakis "Rust: Hack Without Fear!" - YouTube
Rust for C++ people (of which I'm not actually one, but it might be interesting anyway).
rust  language  programming 
august 2017 by pw201
Genesis chapter 1 through 1500 years of English - YouTube
via livredor, a reading of Genesis 1 through 1500 years of English.
language  english  bible 
march 2016 by pw201
Embedded in Academia : Proposal for a Friendly Dialect of C
John Regehr and friends note that C compilers aggressive optimising around use of constructs the spec says are "undefined" can lead to unexpected behaviour. They propose a friendly C dialect where compilers would produce unspecified values in response to use of these constructs, but would not feel free to make demons fly out of your nose.
C  programming  language  software-engineering 
august 2014 by pw201
Interview with the Game of Thrones linguist
There are a few Easter eggs in the Valyrian stuff. Fun.
television  game-of-thrones  language 
may 2014 by pw201
The Descent to C
Simon Tatham introduces C to people who've only worked in high level languages, the innocent little darlings. You 'ad array bounds checking? You were lucky!
C  programming  language 
january 2014 by pw201
The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
Ted Chiang's short about memory, time and loss. It's also an alien first contact story.
heptapod  story  science-fiction  time  ted-chiang  sci-fi  language  first-contact  memory 
october 2013 by pw201
Saint Paul says shit
Although you won't find many English translations admitting it (try the Vulgate).
philipians  paul  st-paul  bible  language  shit 
october 2013 by pw201
BBC News - Swiftkey, a scientific start-up
Interesting article about the best predictive keyboard for Android: it's the product of some Cambridge PhDs who studied natural language proccessing, apparently.
cambridge  university  compsci  language  swiftkey  keyboard  text  SMS  android 
march 2012 by pw201
The Blog : Being Mr. Nobody : Sam Harris
"Imagine a language in which, instead of saying ‘I found nobody in the room’ one said, ‘I found Mr. Nobody in the room.’ Imagine the philosophical problems that would arise out of such a convention. " Sam Harris quotes Wittgenstein to explain why he doesn't like to call himself an atheist.
wittgenstein  atheism  philosophy  language  sam-harris 
april 2011 by pw201
Verbal Judo: Diffusing Conflict Through Conversation
An ex-English Professor and ex-Cop, George Thompson, who now teaches a method he calls "Verbal Judo", a primer on communications techniques, focusing on defensive & redirection tactics. This is a link to the Less Wrong thread where there's a comment giving a summary, though the video is good too (but long, as 1:30).
language  psychology  rationality  video  lectures  negotiation  persuasion 
august 2010 by pw201
The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton contest results are out! Read the worst first line of a story that people have been able to come up with this year.
writing  literature  funny  language  humour  fiction  bulwer-lytton 
july 2010 by pw201
Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
The Alot is a mythical beast. Lots of people on the web write about them.
funny  grammar  spelling  english  language  internet 
april 2010 by pw201
Tales of a Wayward Classicist: Latin Tattoos
Latin tattoos gone wrong. Probably SFW, shows a lot of skin (obviously) but no rude bits. Via Stoat.
tattoo  funny  latin  language 
january 2010 by pw201
Valerie Tarico: Speaking Evangelese: Tips for Politicians
Tarico's article on evangelical jargon phrases and dog whistles. Some of these sound familiar
evangelicalism  christianity  politics  religion  jargon  language 
november 2009 by pw201
The ad hominem fallacy fallacy
What is, and is not, an ad hominem argument (for example, insults aren't, unless they're part of an argument).
logic  philosophy  argument  language  fallacy  writing  debate  ad-hominem 
november 2009 by pw201
Allergic to "grilled cheese" - Love Letters - Relationships questions, advice and more
Via Metafilter, a problem page letter from a man whose wife won't make him a grilled cheese sandwich, if you catch my drift.
sex  funny  language  relationships  humour  euphemism  grilledcheese 
june 2009 by pw201
Video on the Subtext programming language
A presentation on an interesting visual language, borrowing ideas from logic tables and spreadsheets. The demo was impressive, but I'm not sure how it'd work for larger programs.
language  logic  programming  subtext  languages  video 
april 2008 by pw201
American Scientist Online - An interview with Marc Hauser
Researcher argues that humans have a universal moral grammar
morality  psychology  language  grammar 
november 2006 by pw201

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