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Samantics comment   read more (1215 bytes) · 8452.136 tgc / 2012.056 ce

Evolving Gestures as Progressive Passwords

I know nothing of gesture recognition algorithms, but here is an idea:  […]
Samantics comment   read more (2014 bytes) · 8452.136 tgc / 2012.056 ce

Verbosity as a metric of language power

If it takes fewer than n lines to accomplish a given task in a given programming language, that language is too powerful and high-level for the purpose at hand. For the sake of convenience, we will ignore anomalously high program lengths caused by specialized and non-imperative languages, and strip out declarations and definitions from Java.  […]
Samantics comment   read more (717 bytes) · 8452.136 tgc / 2012.056 ce

The lú(n) prefix in Lilitic

One of the hardest challenges in designing an alien language is coming up with grammatical features that are genuinely alien in nature. It's easy to say something like "hey look RPN; that's extremely alien to my feeble linguist mind" (unless you are Dutch, in which case this is no surprise) and resort to grammars that are, in fact, all too human—after all, humans wrote the Java VM. […]
Thet comment   read more (7017 bytes) · 8452.136 tgc / 2012.056 ce

Neuron Degeneracy Pressure

The strain exerted on the mind by having to remember two similar concepts or performing multiple sequential actions to accomplish one task. Overcome by the construction of a synecdoche or inventions to remove the extra steps. The driving force of convenience, both good and bad for civilization.  […]
Samantics comment   read more (598 bytes) · 8452.136 tgc / 2012.056 ce


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