Rants/Non-technical

Is this Parsing theory just Bullshit: Part Deux

A Little Parlor Game As I pointed out earlier here, in this parser space, there is a great tendency to express concepts — that, once understood, are actually quite simple — in a very abstruse, obfuscated manner. Recently, I was musing about a little conceptual experiment with some real comic potential. Imagine if basic Mathematics …

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A Bug’s Life

Thomas Hobbes famously said that in humankind’s natural state, a man’s life tends be "nasty, brutish, and short". I suppose the natural corollary of this is that in technologically advanced societies, life is comparatively "pleasant, peaceful, and long". Of those three things, it is the last one that can be measured most objectively; we see, …

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