Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2011-12-05

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01:24 mwn3d_phone joined #rosettacode
01:34 ErikSiers another fun-filled afternoon on irc
02:52 eMBee mwn3d_phone: hmm, well, for one, i think tasks can be categorized in multiple sections, that should make most people happy
02:53 eMBee let everyone create categories and add tasks they are interested in. then see what the consensus comes out as.
02:53 eMBee this way it has room for things like a course where you start with easy tasks then go to harder ones
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04:13 ErikSiers mwn3d_phone: remember the random task thing we got mashed together a couple weeks ago? i happened to be looking at the front page's history just now...
04:14 ErikSiers http://rosettacode.org/mw/index.php?title=Rosetta_Code&oldid=92405
04:14 fedaykin "Rosetta Code - Rosetta Code" http://rldn.net/2Oh
04:15 mwn3d_phone Oh yeah I remember that
04:15 ErikSiers dur hur hur
04:15 mwn3d_phone But its not just one link suitable for the sidebar
04:15 ErikSiers true
04:15 ErikSiers but it would've saved some trouble if either of us had remembered
04:15 mwn3d_phone Oh well
04:15 ErikSiers yup
04:15 mwn3d_phone We figured it out quickly enough anyway
04:16 ErikSiers couple of hours, anyway
04:16 mwn3d_phone It was a good distraction from my lack of tasks at work :p
04:16 ErikSiers ...and my lack of work, period :-)
04:17 mwn3d_phone (Which coincidentally is why I started contributing to RC)
04:17 ErikSiers speaking of which, i'm job-hunting tomorrow. yay
04:17 mwn3d_phone Location-dependent?
04:17 ErikSiers work? sorta. i'm looking to do something besides computers
04:17 mwn3d_phone Heh oh
04:17 ErikSiers decided to keep computers firmly in the "hobby" area for now
04:17 mwn3d_phone I was about to refer you to my IT consulting firm
04:18 ErikSiers well....
04:18 ErikSiers sure, i'm game
04:18 ErikSiers work is work
04:18 mwn3d_phone TEK systems is the name
04:18 mwn3d_phone Google it...I think its just teksystems.com
04:18 fedaykin "IT Staffing Services Company & IT Staffing Agency | TEKsystems"
04:18 ErikSiers the bot would seem to agree
04:18 mwn3d_phone Look around and if you see anything you like mention my name as a referral
04:19 ErikSiers bonus for you?
04:19 mwn3d_phone Then I get a bonus after you hold a contract for 90 days
04:19 ErikSiers sounds good
04:19 ErikSiers i used to go through tcml
04:19 ErikSiers http://tcml.com/
04:19 fedaykin "Information Technology Staffing and Solutions Agency | The Computer Merchant, Ltd."
04:19 mwn3d_phone My real name is on my user page. If you need any more ifo you know where to find me.
04:19 ErikSiers yup
04:20 ErikSiers i'll look in a while; i'm actually in the middle of terrorizing my x64 box into working
04:20 mwn3d_phone No rush
04:20 ErikSiers i suppose i should buzz tcml and let them know i'm *sigh* available again
04:20 mwn3d_phone Anyone else who is listening can use me as areferral too :p
04:21 mwn3d_phone Some other places have bugged me when my contracts get close to the end. I think they have a network or something.
04:22 ErikSiers ...or they have employees who quit biz A to work for biz B and take their fiels with them
04:22 ErikSiers *files
04:22 mwn3d_phone Yeah they might recycle people as much as the IT industry
04:23 ErikSiers tech school i went to, their head recruiter had been my manager at my immediately-previous temp job :-)
04:23 ErikSiers or reverse recruiter, i should say - helped find jobs for the graduating students
04:23 ErikSiers um....
04:23 ErikSiers not enough caffeine today. "placement specialist"
04:24 ErikSiers ...whatever
04:24 mwn3d_phone Crazy cannibalistic world we work in
04:24 ErikSiers yup
04:25 ErikSiers still probably gonna try for something non-computer related anyway
04:25 ErikSiers comic book store walking distance from my apt, they're usually hiring
04:27 ErikSiers ...not to mention one of the largest malls in phoenix, if i can stomach working in a mall
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04:36 ErikSiers well, there goes my bandwidth. nothing like 3 computers d/l'ing at the same time over cable internet to bring everything to a crashing halt
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14:45 eMBee hmm, http://paste.lisp.org/display/126287 makes me think of a task
14:46 eMBee aparently early lisp represented numbers as lists of T and nil
14:46 eMBee how do you do math with that?
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14:51 mwn3d_phone eMBee: t and nil are just like 1 and 0 I guess. Boolean operations.
14:57 eMBee yes, but they are lists, so you need to use functions like first and rest, etc to look at the values
15:00 mwn3d_phone I think they have "nth" also but maybe not back then
15:00 mwn3d_phone Or that might just be in scheme
15:01 eMBee add two numbers represented as boolean lists, only using the functions car, cdr, = and cons
15:01 eMBee common lisp has nth
15:01 eMBee but if numbers are boolean lists then nth is kinda interesting
15:02 mwn3d_phone Whoa you're right
15:03 mwn3d_phone And once again..lisp blows my mind
15:04 eMBee nowadays common lisp is quite manageable. i am just starting to learn, and i find that it forces less functional programming than i expected
15:04 eMBee i mean you can do functional programming, but you don't need to
15:05 eMBee it even has something like goto (was added to allow translation of fortran programs into lisp easely)
15:07 eMBee hmm, we don't even have binary math tasks yet...
15:07 eMBee should do those first
15:08 mwn3d_phone eMBee: we have [[ethiopian multiplication]]
15:08 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/ethiopian_multiplication
15:08 mwn3d_phone That's pretty much binary math
15:11 eMBee maybe, but still quite different from dealing only with 0 and 1
15:15 mwn3d_phone People have said its pretty much the same process
15:15 mwn3d_phone Just with higher-level structures
15:15 mwn3d_phone I think the conversation was on reddit or something like that
15:16 eMBee well, that just means the binary math task will be easier
15:17 mwn3d_phone We also have [[four bit adder]]
15:17 fedaykin http://rosettacode.org/wiki/four_bit_adder
15:23 eMBee hm, the tasks page should have a link to the suggestion page
15:23 eMBee since it was removed from the sidebar
15:24 eMBee darn, i am to busy to fix it myself now
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