— H. Abelson and G. Sussman (SICP) via lit
Python is the most popular introductory language at top U.S. universities
Yours truly, 2007 [PDF]:
Python is well designed for beginners being easy to use and easy to learn. It was, in fact, designed to be easier to learn, read and use yet powerful enough to illustrate essential aspects of programming languages and software engineering. These advantages not only make Python well suited for teaching programming to Computer Science students but also for students in other areas.
I never really understood the hate against Phil Fish. This explains it. Internet stupidity explained.
Hilarious comedy sketch about word counts, the cloud and the “mossad/not mossad” threat model.
Nothing new here but I feel stuff like this should be printed as a poster and hanged around everywhere.
While on the subject, p-hacking should be the a chapter in every intro to stats course.
Changing Threats To Privacy. By Moxie Marlinspike @ Blackhat Europe 2010. Great talk about “Choices that aren’t choices”.
Let me tell you the story of an “unskilled” worker in America who lived better than most of today’s college graduates.
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Malware for a more civilized age…
Markt DOS Virus looks scary—and it is: it formats your entire C drive.
Still less frustrating than video game DRM.
This is new and looks cool.
Too bad it’s (still) only a newsletter. God I hate newsletters. But I still subscribed. Wish there was a way to have this kind of stuff delivered automatically to my Instapaper account. Sort of like a Kindle Periodical or a Readability list kind of thing