@toastal To me, it's about the principle that culture should be available to everybody.
If the government can afford to make it completely free (for example, museums in Stockholm are free for everybody fro this reason). However, if they are not able to subsidise 100%, then what do you do? You can either lower the cost across the board, or you give priority to the locals.
My opinion is that it's fair to give priority to the locals. Many of them may not be able to travel so the local attractions should be made more available to them.
The case of a rich local, or an expat coming back to visit doesn't really concern me much. If they want to save a few baht, let them. It won't make a difference.
I want to make is absolutely clear that I don't actually disagree with anything you say. I just think that giving the locals better access to culture is vastly more important than making sure that rich people can't game the system.
I mean, I pretended to be Russian once to save a bit of money on a museum ticket, so I'm well aware of the ease at which you can cheat the system.
Challenge to people who follow me here
So I was listening to the Motley Fool podcast where they were talking about the Slowflake IPO. Since they are a finance podcast, and also are not recommending this stock, they didn't go into much details as to what this company actually does.
I was a bit confused since my job exposes me at least tangentially to this industry and I had never heard about this company.
Now, the challenge is to figure out what this company actually does. I can tell you that after reading their website you get sort of a very rough idea, but then you read one of their cases studies and confusion shoots straight through the roof again: https://resources.snowflake.com/case-study/overlayanalytics-evaluating-thousands-of-applicants-automatically-with-snowflake
Swedish is one of few European languages which have tones (similar to Chinese, although simpler). Here's an interesting introduction to anyone who might be interested in learning more about Swedish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXp7_Sjgm34
@snowyfox did you delete the post with the Lisp code? I was going to actually have a look at it, but I can't find it.
@sir The email-based workflow seems very nice, and I'm looking into moving my own projects to sourcehut.
I'm following the emacs-devel mailing list and they have been looking at things like Gitlab, but they haven't been able to commit to it due to several reasons, with the major one being that they don't have support for email-based workflows.
Has the possibility of supporting the Emacs project been on your radar?
Such a great reply to someone suggesting that other languages has the features of Lisp these days:
"What I see is that there's no single language that has everything that makes Lisp a powerful and unique language. Some of them compile to machine code (but they're always batch-compiled). Some languages are dynamically typed (but only the statically-typed ones can compete with Lisp on speed). Some have garbage collection (but reference counting is more common). Others have functional programming (but Python still doesn't have lambdas). Others have class precedence lists (but most languages that do OOP take after Java). Others have :before and :after hooks (but only for a few specific frameworks). A few give you limited freedom to redefine certain things at runtime. Some have REPLs (but they're never as powerful as Lisp's REPL). Some allow you to redefine classes at runtime and have the changes reflected in existing objects. Some even have AST macros (but they're always either far more complicated than Lisp macros, or they're far less powerful).
There's even a mainstream language that has multimethods, but I can't remember which one.
But Lisp alone puts the best version of all of those things in one language, without the "but"s. Lisp also has a few features that haven't been seen in mainstream programming languages since the 1970s, such as resumable exception handling."
Show me your stuff
And by stuff, I mean your usb devices 🙂
Output of lsusb:
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2109:0813 VIA Labs, Inc. VL813 Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 2109:0813 VIA Labs, Inc. VL813 Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 012: ID 046d:c063 Logitech, Inc. DELL Laser Mouse
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 131d:0156 Natural Point TrackIR 4 Pro Head Tracker
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 413c:2106 Dell Computer Corp. QuietKey Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 013: ID 054c:05c4 Sony Corp. DualShock 4 [CUH-ZCT1x]
Bus 003 Device 011: ID 045e:0737 Microsoft Corp. Compact Optical Mouse 500
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 068e:00f1 CH Products, Inc. Pro Throttle
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 068e:00f3 CH Products, Inc. Fighterstick
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 2109:2813 VIA Labs, Inc. VL813 Hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 2109:2813 VIA Labs, Inc. VL813 Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:085b Logitech, Inc. Logitech Webcam C925e
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2516:0051 Cooler Master Co., Ltd. AMD SR4 lamplight Control
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1050:0407 Yubico.com Yubikey 4/5 OTP+U2F+CCID
Bus 001 Device 030: ID 16d0:0a38 MCS MFG Crosswind V2
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
$ ping www.wikipedia.org
PING www.wikipedia.org(text-lb.eqsin.wikimedia.org (2001:df2:e500:ed1a::1)) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from text-lb.eqsin.wikimedia.org (2001:df2:e500:ed1a::1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=59 time=2.23 ms
$ ping www.reddit.com
PING reddit.map.fastly.net (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=2.45 ms
Lisp, Emacs, APL and a bunch of other stuff.
From Sweden, living in Singapore.
I always work on a bunch of projects. My current active project: https://github.com/lokedhs/maxima-client
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