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Polyglot programmer: which languages generate standalone apps?

I earlier reviewed a rich range of GUI programming environments for OS X. Before taking any of them on more challenging projects, my next question is which of them can produce a simple standalone app which displays a ‘Hello World’ alert, then quits. 646 more words


Dijkstra on APL

“APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums.”

Edsger Dijkstra


Not easy to find a buyer for Singapore's NOL, says Alphaliner

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (GCTL18) – The proposed sale of Singaporean shipping company Neptune Orient Lines will be no easy task as significant obstacles stood in the way of any eventual sale, mainly related to the difficulty of reaching an agreement on NOL’s valuation, according to Alphaliner. 377 more words


Are These The Kardashian Family's Favorite Gym Sneakers?

One might think it’s all Yeezy all the time in the Kardashian-Jenner household, but surprisingly, that’s not the case. While the sisters do love their Yeezy Boost sneakers… 388 more words

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Alan Perlis on APL

If anything is meant by man-machine symbiosis, it is the existence of such abilities on the man side of the “membrane”

This is key! Gorgeous essay by Alan Perlis from 1977, “

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New paper: White OLEDs with 4 nm metal electrode

In our new paper published in Applied Physics Letters entitled “White organic light-emitting diodes with 4 nm metal electrode“, we report on white OLEDs with ultra thin metal electrodes that replace ITO for the better. 72 more words

White OLEDs

First Look At APL's Holiday 2015 Sneaker Collection

For holiday 2015, Los Angeles athletic wear brand A.P.L. is expanding their offering to include an increased emphasis on fashion. New upper treatments include metallics and melange knits on performance-minded trainers. 179 more words

Athletic & Outdoor