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The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer

Posted 11-26-2012 at 09:21 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Rather humorous. Twenty five different ways that you would code the factorial function in Haskell, depending on how well-educated you are.
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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 02:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-24-2012 at 12:45 AM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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UFEI Secure Boot: An Understandable Explanation

Posted 11-12-2012 at 06:13 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-21-2012 at 02:56 PM by hydraMax
Tags security

This oggcast contains Matthew Garrett's discussion of UEFI and Secure Boot. It is the first explanation I've heard on the subject that really came across clearly.
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First prolog program: eight queens problem

Posted 11-09-2012 at 04:36 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-09-2012 at 04:38 AM by hydraMax
Tags prolog, puzzles

Sniff, sniff... my first prolog "program" is complete. I decided to do a solution to the eight queens problem, figuring that no one has tried that one before.

%% Prolog Eight Queens Solution
%% Copyright 2012 by Christopher Howard
%% CC0 Public Domain Dedication:
%% To the extent possible under law, Christopher Howard has waived all copyright
%% and related or neighboring rights to Prolog Eight Queens Solution. This work
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