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Banazir: Do you know Matthias Felleisen?
Friend: Of course. He is the name I have given to my pain!

   -Fall, 1996

Posted by one of my imminent Ph.D. students, scottharmon1 (guess which one is him?):

The Kansas State University CIS RoboSim Team, Wed 05 May 2004
Tomorrow is the last meeting of the spring!
It's also the occasion of scottharmon's M.S. defense.
Be there or be... um... be a Lesser Tronkie!

Oh, and speaking of tronkies: from Lord rsmit212, Prince of Tronkiedom, comes this quiz:
Can you tell a programming language designer from a serial killer?
I got 7 out of 10.
(Yes, I worked for Sam Kamin and Uday Reddy for a year and never knew what Phil Wadler, or even Gerry Sussman, looked like. Trask me!)

Hey, how's this as a grad recruiting tagline:
K-State: where the programming languages people don't look like axe murderers.

Feeling very energetic tonight. Ainsi debut du paradoxe. 3-4 hours a night of sleep for the last... :counts: ...six nights. Add 3 or 4 nights before that; I just cannot sleep before 05:00 on Saturdays. See, you just have to push through it! :g:
Might get these two chapters of the Encyclopedia of Data Mining (on genetic algorithms and genetic programming) done yet! (Hey, they're only... *ulp* 2.5 months overdue... :blush:)

1 NB: I'm mirroring this on Ringil and not stealing bandwidth from AMDG. Take only footprints, leave only photos, people! Snarfing bandwidth (especially from people who really need it (heh) is eViol. Thieveses, we hates them forever!

(Good... bad... I'm the hyperprof with the JDK.)




Edit, 23:15 CDT: Body of American civilian beheaded in Iraq recovered (posted by jadziadax)
Just one person among many on both sides of the conflict, of course, but every noncombatant murdered this way adds an ideological burden to the toll that, IMHO, doesn't come about from the war alone. Just yesterday I was listening to a CNN addendum about Daniel Pearl.

[silence]



--
Banazir

Comments

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jadziadax
May. 11th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
I got 8/10. w00t! go me :)
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
LOL!
I know you're still an undergrad as yet, but do you work in programming languages? :-D

pang2guan1 zhe3 qing1
Literal translation: side [to view] [to be] clear
Idiomatic translation: The bystander sees more clearly. (i.e., we who've been through the PL trask "can't see the forest for the serial killerstrees", to adopt the English idiom.)

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Banazir
Re: LOL! - jadziadax - May. 11th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: LOL! - banazir - May. 11th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: LOL! - jadziadax - May. 11th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: LOL! - banazir - May. 13th, 2004 01:46 am (UTC) - Expand
yahvah
May. 11th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow is the last meeting of the spring!
It's also the occasion of scottharmon's M.S. defense.


Bon chance to scottharmon. I have a question! Do you teach any of the MSE courses in the distance learning program?
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC)
Master of Software Engineering
Do you teach any of the MSE courses in the distance learning program?
Do we ever!
You can get basically any of my courses via Tegrity. I'm revamping them all (especially CIS 730 Intro to AI) this year.

Were you interested in one or more of them?

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Banazir
Re: Master of Software Engineering - yahvah - May. 11th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Planning ahead for grad school - banazir - May. 11th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
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banazir
May. 11th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
Waddler! Meep!
Well, gee, I'm not even a programmer and I know what Phil Wadler looks like.
Hehehe!
Say, do you know whether 3p's been too busy to hang out in TEUNC (the YG) of late?
Some majorish discussions have been going on there (and in teunc).

(Okay, okay, I helped typeset an article of his once for a conference proceeding. I then saw him at the conference.)
Aha.

How've you been?

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Banazir
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Re: Waddler! Meep! - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
oxbastetxo
May. 11th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
:-D
Got the same as you...7/10.

Smile!
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Heh
Not sure that's actually such a good sign.
The ones I missed were:

2. Anatoly Onoprienko
3. Randy Kraft (programmer & killer)
5. John Christie

who were all killers - so I clearly erred on the side of trust.
I did get Sussman, Wadler, and Mauchly, though I didn't recognize any of them.

--
Banazir
gondhir
May. 11th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
Is that Dick Van Dyke to your left?
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
MY left?
You mean your left, right?

And that's the first time I think David A. Gustafson has been mistake for Dick van Dyke. Evah.

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Banazir
(amiright, kids?)
Re: MY left? - gondhir - May. 11th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: MY left? - banazir - May. 11th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
prolog
May. 11th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Nah.
Yeah, Pearl...I didn't even know the CS connection until it came up a year or two ago when I was reading Pearl's big paper on singly-connected networks. You'll probably know the name; for the life of me I can't remember it.
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
Fusion, Propagation and Structuring?
The 1986 one?

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Banazir
Re: Fusion, Propagation and Structuring? - prolog - May. 12th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Fusion, Propagation and Structuring? - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
hfx_ben
May. 11th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
I got 8 / 10 on the quiz. *Gadd, those programmers sent a cold frisson down my spine!!*

Thanks for the group picture!!

p.s. had a short / high-speed chat with a math prof re: argument analysis / discourse theory / Bayes ... we got into topology and taxonomy right quick!
banazir
May. 11th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
Programming: not for the timid
*Gadd, those programmers sent a cold frisson down my spine!!*
LOL!
What was it Q said to Picard in the first Borg ep?
:rummages: Ah, yes:
If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid.

Thanks for the group picture!!
You're welcome. :-)
I'll post the color version later.

p.s. had a short / high-speed chat with a math prof re: argument analysis / discourse theory / Bayes ... we got into topology and taxonomy right quick!
Interesting. Dalhousie? Or somewhere else?

BTW, you're being paged (and your erstwhile trask regretted) in the TEUNC Yahoo! Group.

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Banazir
Re: Programming: not for the timid - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Hang in there - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
Busking - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Busking - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Bayesian models of cognition - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bayesian models of cognition - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bayesian models of cognition - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 11:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bayesian models of cognition - hfx_ben - May. 13th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bayesian models of cognition - hfx_ben - May. 13th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bayesian models of cognition - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hang in there - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 10:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Programming: not for the timid - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC) - Expand
Hrm, it says you're still in - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hrm, it says you're still in - hfx_ben - May. 12th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Not a problem - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
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masteralida
May. 12th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
Can I just say your icon makes me grin every time I see it? :)
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I feared it was so - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I feared it was so - masteralida - May. 12th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Hentai soit qui mal y pense - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Talk about your animated tildes! - banazir - May. 13th, 2004 01:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: He's asking for it! He's asking for it! - banazir - May. 14th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Must... not... - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Thanks! - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Yes! - banazir - May. 13th, 2004 01:10 am (UTC) - Expand
borgseawolf
May. 12th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
Eh?
I got it all correct. I don't think it's that hard, they look all different to me.
gondhir
May. 12th, 2004 05:14 am (UTC)
Re: Eh?
I thought they all looked like programers...
LOL! And MY *axe*! - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: LOL! And MY *axe*! - gondhir - May. 12th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Son of SAM - banazir - May. 12th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
masteralida
May. 12th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
6 out of 10 on that....

re: Nick Berg: my heart breaks for his family. Sickening.
banazir
May. 12th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
6 out of 10 on that....
LOL! That'll teach you to approach us unsavory computer science types on the street! >:-D




re: Nick Berg: my heart breaks for his family.
Sickening.

True, true.
Prayers for him and all of his loved ones.

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Banazir
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