if I were to guess a pattern...
x ^ 3 = x * x * x
x ^ 2 = x * x
x ^ 1 = x
x ^ 0 = x / x
x ^ -1 = x / x / x ?
x ^ -2 = x / x / x / x ??
When people ask why bother with combinatory logic, knowing that it maps so poorly to silicone, to the point of making it quite useless - I think of Thoreau's
“This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.”
📵 Was without a phone all day for the first time in a long time today. Good and interesting.
Read a nice paper book (revue Tèque) on the commute with the good words of @entreprecariat translated into french, "Liquider l'Utilisateur"
I've spend the better part of the past few days thinking about birds manipulating pockets of void, knotting the abyss into numbers and functions:
Someone made a MTG-like card game with talking birds cards! People are so awesome.
My little lambda calculus primer is on the HN front-page this morning.
My proposed talk "Fantasy Filing Systems: Interactive Narratives of the Operating System" was accepted for the Narrascope conference this summer! :)
I'll talk about game systems in file systems, shell, dialog box games, and the like, show example games and systems, and how I integrate this into my undergrad classes.
The conference and talks will be streamed online.
It’s always night under the ultraviolet sun.
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