“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period,…”

“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period, GPG will also ask you to do something with your computer such as typing on the keyboard, moving your mouse or using your hard disk drive. This serves the purpose of creating more entropy and helps in generating a better key.”

Robert Sosinski: Link

“GPG will then start to print some gibberish while it generates your key pair. During this period, GPG will also ask you to do something with your computer such as typing on the keyboard, moving your mouse or using your hard disk drive. This serves the purpose of creating more entropy and helps in generating a better key.”

Robert Sosinski: Link

Curatorialists

Imagine an Amish-like community which instead of choosing a particular momentbin time to freeze technological development, would pick and choose technologies to include in their lives. How would they reach a consensus on which to include? What would be the guiding principles?

Imagine an Amish-like community which instead of choosing a particular momentbin time to freeze technological development, would pick and choose technologies to include in their lives. How would they reach a consensus on which to include? What would be the guiding principles?

““If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James…”

“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James Whitcomb Riley

In duck typing one is concerned with just those aspects of an object that are used, rather than with the type of the object itself. For example, in a non-duck-typed language, one can create a function that takes an object of type Duck and calls that object’s walk and quack methods. In a duck-typed language, the equivalent function would take an object of any type and call that object’s walk and quack methods. If the object does not have the methods that are called then the function signals a run-time error. It is this action of any object having the correct walk and quack methods being accepted by the function that evokes the quotation and hence the name of this form of typing.

Duck typing

“If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I would call it a duck.” — James Whitcomb Riley

In duck typing one is concerned with just those aspects of an object that are used, rather than with the type of the object itself. For example, in a non-duck-typed language, one can create a function that takes an object of type Duck and calls that object’s walk and quack methods. In a duck-typed language, the equivalent function would take an object of any type and call that object’s walk and quack methods. If the object does not have the methods that are called then the function signals a run-time error. It is this action of any object having the correct walk and quack methods being accepted by the function that evokes the quotation and hence the name of this form of typing.

Duck typing

Many historians who have responded to Menzies’ hypotheses…

Many historians who have responded to Menzies’ hypotheses have been strongly critical: “Examination of the book’s central claims reveals they are uniformly without substance.” (1421: The Year China Discovered America)

Many historians who have responded to Menzies’ hypotheses have been strongly critical: “Examination of the book’s central claims reveals they are uniformly without substance.” (1421: The Year China Discovered America)

“Socrates: I cannot help feeling, Phaedrus, that writing is unfortunately like painting; for the…”

“Socrates: I cannot help feeling, Phaedrus, that writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve a solemn silence. And the same may be said of speeches. You would imagine that they had intelligence, but if you want to know anything and put a question to one of them, the speaker always gives one unvarying answer. And when they have been once written down they are tumbled about anywhere among those who may or may not understand them, and know not to whom they should reply, to whom not: and, if they are maltreated or abused, they have no parent to protect them; and they cannot protect or defend themselves.”

Socrates on books (Plato, Phaedrus)

“Socrates: I cannot help feeling, Phaedrus, that writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve a solemn silence. And the same may be said of speeches. You would imagine that they had intelligence, but if you want to know anything and put a question to one of them, the speaker always gives one unvarying answer. And when they have been once written down they are tumbled about anywhere among those who may or may not understand them, and know not to whom they should reply, to whom not: and, if they are maltreated or abused, they have no parent to protect them; and they cannot protect or defend themselves.”

Socrates on books (Plato, Phaedrus)