2021-12-24 Nerd Roundup!

Sacred Chickens, Superdeterminism in Physics, Architecture-Oriented Programming, and giving yourself night vision, this and more this week on Nerd Roundup.

2021-12-24 Nerd Roundup!

It was a great, wide-ranging roundup this week! Many thanks to the guys.

Consult the sacred chickens!

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from Twitter, consult the sacred chickens!

Priest of the Sacred Chickens, the real man in charge of ancient Rome
consult the sacred chickens? seriously? that was a thing?
Mammoth Tusk Reveals Ancient Mammal’s Travels Jon sent this one in. Who knew furry elephants got around so much?
Does Superdeterminism save Quantum Mechanics? Or Does It Kill Free Will and Destroy Science? Sounds like pilot wave stuff. Interesting concept
Why architecture oriented programming matters

The essay he's responding to, "Why Functiona Programing Matters"
"...I'd venture to say that we need a lot more different kinds of glue, and we need our kinds of glue to be extensible, to be user-defined..." Yikes! Another person wrong on the internet! That's eight, I think. Pure function composition is an effort to minimize code complexity that actually works, as opposed to leaky abstractions, and mutable, heavily-coupled structured code. He's not completely wrong. He just doens't understand what the hell he's talking about, going on about generic OO goodness instead of the point of the essay he mentions. Every type of coding construct is not the same.
Why is This Cancer Treatment Giving People Night Vision?
Can Brain Organoids Be ‘Conscious’? Scientists May Soon Find Out May be good reference for future book material. Fascinating issue here. We will see more along this line
The FDA Just Approved Eye Drops to Correct Aging Vision
Nixon and the Chiefs OT, but I've been looking for this source/link for a while, good luck finding it on wiki. Fascinating bit of history most people don't know. From 2002. It happened 50 years ago this Christmas
Imaginary numbers could be needed to describe reality, new studies find bad naming. should've just called them tuples
From Twitter: people stealing online art from artists and making NFTs out of them Just when you thought the internet hadn't gotten weird enough
HN discussion of "The Big DevOps Misunderstanding"

The original essay: the big DevOps misunderstanding.
Good DevOps discussion on HN ,with associated short essay they were talking about. It's all simple motherhood and apple pie, but I find it interesting to hear folks in the field re-process things we've all been through
Harassment Of Navy Destroyers By Mysterious Drone Swarms Off California Went On For Weeks

Related: Eric Weinstein joins independent group investigating
Drip by drip, this story keeps moving along (and the incremental nature is, no doubt, part of the public relations promotions goals)

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