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Python 2.3.2 Released

I’ve been learning Python. It’s an interpreted language that is similar to Perl, Java, JavaScript, and Lisp. Well, I’m not exactly being honest here. Python isn’t similar to any of those languages syntactically, but it has many of the underlying…

I’ve been learning Python. It’s an interpreted language that is similar to Perl, Java, JavaScript, and Lisp. Well, I’m not exactly being honest here. Python isn’t similar to any of those languages syntactically, but it has many of the underlying concepts as those languages. Perhaps more importantly, Python is fun to program in, it’s pretty fast, it has support for bignums, the code is easy to read, and it’s clean.

I ran into a professor from MIT who told me that a major AI book is being rewritten from Lisp into Python. There are some major websites that are now in Python.

Python runs on Windows, Unix, the Mac, and many other computers as well. You can even compile it into Java bytecodes. My guess is that more and more serious web developers will be moving to Python in the coming years.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

panpsychism concept
panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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