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+ - 23 Years of Culture Hacking with Perl->

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Modern Perl
Modern Perl writes "Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, reflects on Perl's history of hacking its culture, from subverting the reductionist culture of Unix to reinventing the ideas of programming language and culture in Perl 6 and the verbal aikido used to encourage honest detractors to become valuable contributors. Perl turned 23 years old last week, and Perl 6 is available."
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Scientists Say a Dirty Child Is a Healthy Child 331 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the snack-is-going-to-be-on-the-floor-today dept.
Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."
Hardware Hacking

#twatch Open Hardware Networked LCD Screen 52

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the fun-little-hacks dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Dangerous Prototype's #twatch is a DIY network appliance that displays real-time topic trends from Twitter. It can also show system statistics, RSS feeds, mail notifications, and more using a TCP server on port 1337 that accepts commands from LCD control programs like LCD Smartie (Windows) and LCDproc (Linux). Everything you need to build your own is on the project's page. We've covered this hardware hacker's work previously."

How Famous OS Logos Got Started 103 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the in-the-beginning dept.
Shane O'Neill writes "Ronald McDonald and the NBC Peacock may get more TV air time, but today's operating systems have cool logos, too. Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Linux crowd crafted mascots ranging from cute lizards to circles of life. In this slideshow, we look at the origins of the logos and look ahead to their future."

Comment: er, depends where you bought it (Score 1) 910

by falsedan (#9003986) Attached to: Apple Releases Major iTunes Update

Sky Valley was released in the USA. It had three 3-song tracks (plus one bonus track with one song).
For everyone else, there was Welcome to Sky Valley, which has one song per track.

Picky, I know. I spent too much time yesterday trying to find the correct details so I could tag it properly.

Keeping it on topic: I think plays, books and symphonies tend to have more structure than albums. It's rare that an album will introduce a musical 'idea' in one track, and then go on to develop the idea in later tracks.
That's in general. Specifically, something like the Dead Man soundtrack wouldn't make a lot of sense if it was shuffled..

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser