Day 3 of using Camino. No crashes, fast as ever, still happy. Only complaint: why do Safari, Firefox, and Camino all have different keys for switching between tabs!?
Garbage Collection: Python vs C++
Spent some time bouncing around del.icio.us last night. (That's almost as hard to type as "laphroaig"!) Sooooo, is del.icio.us here to stay? Didn't seem too active when I was there: a lot of the "most popular" pages were empty, including the one for Python (which is now populated by one entry). Maybe I just don't understand.
"python" vs ...
ncm points out that it can be informative to look at "python sucks" as well as "python" to get an idea of language "popularity". Interesting results.
Murphy's Computer Laws
This came across the IP list recently. My favorite is #10, "The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions."
Speaking of "laws"...
Two new rules o' thumb. First:
Anyone using "quantum" and "biology" in the same sentence is full of it, unless the sentence is "quantum mechanics has nothing to do with biology".
Corollary: "quantum evolution" is bullshit. (Sorry, Jean ;).
Patterns in genomes aren't (scientifically) interesting unless you have a specific, testable hypothesis about their meaning.
Yes, we already know that genomes are highly non-random. So what? What does it mean?