Keynes apology


The composition of this book has been for the author a long struggle of escape, and so must the reading of it be for most readers if the author's assault upon them is to be successful,—a struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression. The ideas which are…

ultrafinitism


I have seen some ultrafinitists go so far as to challenge the existence of 2100 as a natural number, in the sense of there being a series of “points” of that length. There is the obvious “draw the line” objection, asking where in 21, 22, 23, … , 2100 do…

RISC-V and Bloat


Went to UT today to listen to David Patterson speak about the open RISC  instruction set architecture and processors he and his colleagues are developing.  As a software developer, hearing about free hardware makes me giddy with joy, perhaps with a bit too much of a "let's see how you…