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Or, As We Called It Back in 1999, "Tuesday"

So this tweet got a lot of attention:
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alias yolo=’git commit -am "DEAL WITH IT" && git push -f origin master’
I laughed at this, not because it implies some kind of reckless disregard for process and community, but because, in 1999,  at a former employer, when our VCS was Microsoft SourceSafe, this was just the way [...]

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Job Security

From News of the Weird:
Facing a state budget crisis in July, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fired about 10,000 temporary and part-time workers and ordered the 200,000 permanent employees to be paid only the minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until the legislature passed a crisis-solving budget. However, a week later the State Controller John Chiang [...]

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A Proof of the Undecidability of the Halting Problem, In Verse

Well, the title of this post pretty much tells the story; Geoffrey K. Pullum has published a proof that the Halting Problem is undecidable, in verse.  Here’s an excerpt:
Here’s the trick that I’ll use – and it’s simple to do.
I’ll define a procedure, which I will call Q,
that will use P’s predictions of halting success
to [...]

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