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Comment: Learning math was incredibly useful... (Score 1) 1086

by agnordby (#40943657) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?
...but not in the sense that most people think...

I don't use much math per se, I almost never have the need to calculate anything by hand. But, learning math taught me the very important, and constantly needed skill of abstraction thinking and how to use symbols to represent just about anything.
This skill has, among other things, paved the way for learning programming, a skill used in my daily job.

Comment: (Only available in Norwegian) Lushon-trilogien (Score 1) 1365

by agnordby (#40916685) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?
The Norwegian trilogy Lushon-trilogien by Andreas Bull-Hansen really deserves a larger audience!

If you're a publisher, deeply consider this trilogy!
Grim, disturbing, well-written.

...and if you happen to read Scandinavian, and haven't read this series yet: do so!

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.