A Turing Machine is a theoretical model that can be adapted to simulate any computer algorithm. In celebration of the Alan Turing year, a couple of folks in Amsterdam created a LEGO Turing Machine that uses LEGO switches instead of infinite tape – their site mentions that “LEGO had a slight problem supplying infinite bricks.”
Monthly Archives for June 2012
See a quarter of a second’s worth of hard drive action, slowed down to about 10 seconds.
If your young ones play console games online, you may want to monitor their interactions with other gamers – especially if they’re girls. Fat, Ugly or Slutty takes submissions of unsavory messages to gamers who happen to be female, and outs the misogynist h8rs, who are probably all boys under 13.
Trigger warning, though. A lot of these are appalling, but it’s necessary to know it’s out there.
JD (and not Jim Doran) asked:
Hi, I have a few questions that I hope can give me some insight into web and mobile development. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I just recently started following you.
1. Can you please tell me how you got started? Did you take an internship? Did you experiment on your own and slowly get better and better?
2. You sound pretty involved in different programming projects, but is there anything you do everyday to practice your programming skills? Or do you just do it so often that by now it’s second nature for you?
3. What do you do when you come across something that you don’t know? Do you look it up in a book or just google it?
Thank you for taking the time to read my question and I look forward to hearing your response.
For one, never apologize for asking questions. Unless the person you ask is (rightfully) offended by the question; then apologize afterwards. Continue reading
During the summer, the professional staff (including yours truly), move over to a ~*super special*~ summer schedule; we go in earlier and leave later Monday through Thursday and, in turn, get Friday off. One extra day to code/ride bikes/read/get a haircut.
TGITh. H8rs, step aside.