Let's Make Robots!

All Shouts

Ladvien: I learned a lesson from his life the other day; he had so many people telling him he was wrong about dark matter that he called
bdk6: They both said those things around the same time, 30s, 40s
bdk6: another smart guy
bdk6: "Beauty is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" -- St. Exupery
bdk6: He was a pretty smart dude
bdk6: I agree for the most part. "Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler" -- Einstein
Ladvien: I'm still in favor in diminutive code; I think accomplishing the task in as few motions as possible -is- beautiful.
bdk6: ref counting is a bit different in concept, but at the end of the day it achieves the same ugly result
bdk6: CS professors like to write "art" code. It rarely works. Their working programs tend to be uglier than most
Ladvien: I suspected it. Apple and their euphemisms.
bdk6: No. Like calling assasination termination instead. Still ugly
Ladvien: I'm low on the "dulce."
Ladvien: Utile et dulce.
bdk6: The potter needs something to hold water. The sculptor is making (non-functional) art.
Ladvien: Is automatic reference counting any better than garbage collection?
bdk6: yep
Ladvien: Like the proper use of a state-machine :)
Ladvien: @Bdk6, yes, sir.
Ladvien: crudely resembles what you like; then work it and work it until it's what you want.
bdk6: more efficient code to start.