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Submission + - Functional Programming Is A Sequence Of FARTS

rjmarvin writes: While object-oriented programming is often easier to pick up, functional programming is a bit tougher on the uptake. When teaching FP over OOP, there's a clear sequence of how to transform the data. The teachable core of FP starts with a sequence of data, and then goes through Filtering, Assigning, Reducing, Transforming and Slicing, or FARTS Crude? Sure. Effective? Damn straight.

Submission + - Scientology is Dangerous, and now they're Advertising directly to your Family (

Metabolife writes: Scientology is notorious for their crooked tactics to gain and prevent members from leaving. Following their superbowl ad, they've begun spending money on paid spots to draw in new members. Good Morning America actually takes viewers on a tour of their facility in the source video. What can we do to make sure that scientology is kept in check?

Comment Re:footage (Score 1) 157

Yeah, I guess it is. The intent of my sig. was that people that use the AC system to be abusive and rude, suck. I posted the You Tube link and the follow ups as AC, because I didn't want to comment on a story I, myself, submitted. I only planned to supply the link that was stripped from my submission (and I didn't want to be modded up for it).

Submission + - DNA Sequencing Led Researchers to Discover "Microbial Dark Matter" (

Daniel_Stuckey writes: A recent project by the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has taken a huge leap forward. The team, whose research was published in Nature , sequenced the genomes of 201 bacterial species and archaeal cells.

Those species were sampled from nine environments diverse and extreme enough, like hydrothermal vents, that researchers could reasonably expect to hold unique species. And that's what they found. None of the 201 species had ever been sequenced before. As the authors write, "our single-cell genome data set provides an 11% greater coverage of known phylogenetic diversity than currently available genomes."

"This is what we call 'microbial dark matter,'" Tanja Woyke, a researcher at the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said. "They are branches in the tree of life that have no representatives."

Comment Re:FLAC (Score 1) 361

So, *that's* why! Thank you. I've always wondered why, when I rip CD tracks of songs that flow into the next (like a lot of Floyd albums) into MP3s, there is a noticeable break between songs that shouldn't be there. FLAC doesn't have this problem. I've always thought it was because of the compression MP3s use.

Submission + - Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold? ( 4

Velcroman1 writes: My VCR is stashed in a closet, right next to a couple of CD-ROM players, a laser disc player, and other forgotten electronics. Is my Blu-ray player about to join them?

Strategy Analytics researcher Peter King recently said his analysts were surprised that DVD player sales continued to be so strong against Blu-ray players. That reminded me of what some critics have suspected: Blu-ray really hasn't caught on — and probably never will. "I'm surprised DVDs have continued to hang on," said King, referring to the fact that player sales of over 20 million units in the U.S. last year were pretty much evenly split between DVD and Blu-ray models. Blu-ray discs and players are clearly superior to DVDs, offering more features and a better picture overall. So why haven't shoppers been impressed?

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