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James Iry @jamesiry San Francisco, CA

Some people when faced with a problem think, I know, I'll use distributed computing. Now they have n^2 problems. Director of Software Engineering at Loyal3

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@deech Look around you: most programmers are baffled by loops and pointer arithmetic.@raganwald I read my timeline backwards you insensitive clodObservation: Personal attacks by men aren't "emotional" or irrational.
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RIP Oliver Sacks whose writing reminds us that for people the truth is deeper and harder to reach than what can be clinically measured.
@jadler @jaykreps Not a bad description, except it was SML or OCaml, not Lisp.them: is that written down? me: we communicate in the viking tradition. Let me tell you the saga of that system.
Retweeted by James Iry“Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian” Only @theonion dares.
Retweeted by James IryDevelopers discovering something new. @akkateam @gruntjs @gulpjs #Javascript #Akka
Retweeted by James Iry@MrAlanCooper"Did you have cameras as a kid?" "Yes. They used film" "What's film?" "Oh, it's something we ruined by opening the camera at the wrong time"TIL list of Noam Chomsky-isms
Retweeted by James Iry@runarorama I wear leather and fuzzy handcuffs when I work on the computerActual essential engineering skill that nobody interviews for: knowing how to write a good bug report
@shamusyoung Get some tape fast! You're spilling the bits all over the floor.@gkossakowski Just imagine how much faster you could have done it if you had let the bicycle carry you instead.Looking for the reddit thread on PHPers critiques of AgdaThis is a very creative RC4 implementation, huh
Retweeted by James IryShe had a Theory of Everything related to converting command line help systems to other platforms. A port-man-toe, if you will.He realized they needed to reconsider their plan based on bad behavior from some parties. The subject line wrote itself "reassess re:asses"Jeopardy 2000: you must phrase your answer in the form of a Google search with boolean operators.@johnregehr Bonus only if you can phrase your lack of giving a shit in the form of a Google search@raganwald New business plan: punch the bigger guy in the noseThe main quality Google is looking for in its candidates is not knowing how to do list comprehensions
@marius I've used void* in production. I can love any type.git reflog saves my ass yet again. My ass is thankful.@milessabin gist and gif do not rhyme no matter how I pronounce them.@built Always Be Tweeting@rit Godwined in 2 moves. You win this round.I've given @extempore2 free rein over what he talks about. As if there were an alternative...
Retweeted by James IryApparently the HTML5 spec takes a stab at Twitter.
Retweeted by James Iry@drmaciver The best Quickcheck for Java is Scalacheck@rit Me. "Shut up Julia Child! cilantro is delicious and you're dead so who wins? HUH?" Sorry. Too soon?
@raganwald @theonion maintain security, periodically paste your password into this dialog box that has no context.
Retweeted by James IryVersion Vectors are not Vector Clocks via @jccampos
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@garybernhardt @briantrice var x = [1, 2, and 3] // new proposalImmutability changes everything! I mean it changes nothing! Which changes everything!@soypunk @built I would be unusual for the state law to explicitly say bike without brakes is allowed. More likely it's just not disallowed.@soypunk @built SF is one of them. But what does the law have to do with indie street cred points?@built No indie street cred points then@built Is that a fixe with brakes?Shout out if you first learned about the Internet of things on the Internet, of all things.
@marius Wait, how is that possible? Ed is the standard text editor.I/O inside a safepoint! Who thought this ok? Another GC Haiku Cool post by @epcjones "The Four Month Bug" @GCHaiku
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@extempore2 iron -> irony
@posco @golang see C and pre-generics Java for two languages that reached popularity with people using those strategies@posco @golang as always, where your static type system falls short you fall back to copy paste, code generation, or runtime casts"Your money is secured by the laws of the universe."
Retweeted by James Iry@sehnaoui @maradydd"Status update: compiling traits to Java 8 interfaces with default methods"
Retweeted by James IryFinally, you can transform any photo into a mosaic of emojis:
Retweeted by James IryRandom check of junk email. One starts "Dear beloved." Another starts "Hello, business proposal." I know which one I'm reading first.
Apparently Ashley Madison used bcrypt. So there's that. MADISONED, BRO?Oh god. I'm in a never-ending-self-promoting-tweets-from-hell stream again.the relationship between "failover" and "fail over"m_pstrHungarianNotationFuckYeah@runarorama what wasteland are you in now?This evening just before sunset, I finally got the shot I've been trying to get for years.
Retweeted by James Iry@jasonbaldridge That's diabolical!What's the thinking? "I don't personally know everybody's social security numbers so SSNs must UNKNOWABLE"'The "Get Transcript" program requires personal information, like names, date of birth, and [SSNs]' bwahahaha check:CRITICAL OS UPDATE *checks* Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update *installs, crying with relief at the disaster averted*
Everybody's talking about the ethics of strong AI. But nobody is talking about the ethics of strong AI in games journalism #DoxTheNeuralNetsHere's what's shakin' I jhave a seismometer bot hooked up to my twitter account.Earthquake!
@jaykreps @viktorklang With no retry limit imposed I watch the sun burn out And send into the void Ping?"I am not advocating that you run off to stick your testicles in a microwave" - Thanks for clarifying @mattmight! @jaykreps @viktorklang Half of your network falling into a blackhole: the ultimate split brain scenario.Libertarian FB page makes a joke by posting an FA Hayek quote with a picture of @salmahayek / comedy ensues.
Retweeted by James IryTo be fair, not just Ruby, but Ruby does seem to have this worse than most economy? Then why do people keep charging me money?@viktorklang Even "at-least-once" only exists under cheerfully optimistic models of the universe.
rude, twitter
Retweeted by James Iry@drmaciver And all 30 people who do that stuff can use Fortran.@drmaciver The only reason for a modern lang to have NaN (instead of an exception) is for certain very high speed numerical stuff…@drmaciver Wait, people argue that NOT following IEEE is confusing?@drmaciver For instance, like most objects, equals is defined to first check for pointer equality so boxed NaN equals boxed NaN@drmaciver Java does several things that arguably violate IEEE once you use a boxed Double (rather than primitive double)@drmaciver Java's out of the box comparator (thus Scala too) rather arbitrarily makes NaN sort as positive infinity.
X maximizes web security across multiple attack surfaces. Ok, but what does it do? Maximize web security across multiple attack surfaces.Marketers of tech products are well trained in the fine art of making literature that leaves me with one overwhelming emotion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯That's not an attack surface, it's a high-dimension attack manifold.
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@sellout @extempore2 No, they're actually about ethics in graph transformation.
When I told my wife "I like screwing in beds" this wasn't what I had in mind
@mcclure111 @edwinbrady And her intrepid side kick Ada LovebugI'm voting #trump2016 to try to fix the historical underrepresentation of clownsticks.
Curl me maybe@raganwald @a_cowley Naggum at least left entertaining rants in his trail of nastiness.Person asks for help with Common Lisp, is given code that wipes system, is called presumptuous for asking for help.
Retweeted by James Irythe Kolmogorov complexity of Nickelback is very low
Retweeted by James Iry"jamesiry is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported." Ut oh. I am so going to the principal's office.
On LinkedIn I just found a barber who endorses all those who don't endorse themselves.I do wish it did analog and had a dongle for USB for more equipment flexibility, though.If you need an area/conference mic and USB works then this mic is seriously great "English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
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