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  • Adaptive Queries | Irreal
    the value of at certain points That is he will ask for for of his choosing What is the minimum number of points he will have to ask you about to discover the polynomial The answer will surprise and delight you There isn t any heavy duty mathematics involved so everyone can enjoy the fun Head on over and be surprised This entry was posted in General and tagged Math Bookmark the permalink query replace in Emacs 25 Installing a Lisp Development Environment on Windows Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3460 (2016-04-25)
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  • Math | Irreal
    integer you like Kun will then ask you one at a time for the value of at Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Math Leave a comment A Medical Decision Tree Posted on July 5 2014 by jcs Back in March I wrote about Edward Frenkel and his explanation of the purported backdoor in the Dual EC DRBG random number generator I also mentioned his book Love and Math The Heart of Hidden Reality Now Zygmunt Zając over at FastML Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Math Leave a comment Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=math (2016-04-25)
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  • query-replace in Emacs 25. | Irreal
    Even nicer you will be able to switch the arguments That s another thing I ve often wanted to do I can hardly wait This is the first in a series Malabarba is doing on the new features of Emacs 25 Though it s doubtless some time away I m looking forward to getting my hands on these enhancements Every once in a while you hear some young whipper snapper using Eclipse or some other horror claim that Emacs is old technology and essentially dead The vigorous development going on in the Emacs community shows how wrong this is This entry was posted in Programming and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink They re Doing it for Your Own Good Adaptive Queries Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3458 (2016-04-25)
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  • They’re Doing it for Your Own Good | Irreal
    Own Good Posted on November 23 2014 by jcs Britain calls forth the four horsemen and apparently without shame or self awareness This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink The Problems with Gratuitously Collecting Data query replace in Emacs 25 Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3456 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Problems with Gratuitously Collecting Data | Irreal
    records and a profile picture of an individual who had been frequenting certain men s clubs All this information was easy to obtain once Tockar had linked the clubs and a residential address He was also able to trace the coming and goings of some celebrities from the city Read his post for the details and how he was able to leverage the data to reveal all sorts of private information Tockar s solution to this is something called differential privacy It s analogous to the selective availability that the U S government used to use to perturb the accuracy of the commercial GPS system The idea is that the coordinates of the locations are perturbed by random noise so that the locations can not be tied to individuals To me this misses the point The problem with this sort of data is that someone will always abuse it Even if the data hadn t been released it was still available to city authorities who could use it to track individuals or otherwise spy on citizens activities probably without a warrant Imagine a jealous spouse or partner for example who worked at the commission had access to the data and used it to track the object of his or her jealousy The only real solution to the problem is to not collect the data to begin with Did the city have any real reason for its collection other than that they could If asked they d be sure to bring up the usual four horsemen but the relevant information is kept by the drivers in their trip logs and can be obtained from them in the rare cases that it s needed Centralizing the data and subjecting it to FOIA requests is just asking for trouble Trouble that as Trockar

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3452 (2016-04-25)
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  • October | 2014 | Irreal | Page 2
    Scope Posted on October 24 2014 by jcs Artur Malabarba points to this excellent Stack Exchange entry on the speed of let with lexical versus dynamic scope Malabarba asks why let is faster with lexical scope than it is with dynamic scope lunaryorn provides an excellent and detailed Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Emacs lisp Leave a comment A Movement I Can Get Behind Posted on October 23 2014 by jcs A great idea from Christopher Moore I hate it when Web sites do this Even more if there s sound Dear Web Devs if your page auto plays video I m gone Immediately Please tell your clients it s a bad idea Please RT Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Tech Leave a comment Lots of New Posted on October 23 2014 by jcs Here at the International Irreal Headquarters there are lots of new things to explore and play with First there is OS X Yosemite the new Apple OS I ve been playing with it for a few days and like it so Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Tech 8 Comments Happy Anniversary to Mickey Posted on October 22 2014 by jcs It s Mastering Emacs fourth anniversary and Mickey has refreshed the site Drop in and take a look if you haven t been there lately Mastering Emacs is celebrating its fourth anniversary http t co VQwKnX6pr1 Mickey Petersen mickeynp October 20 2014 Posted in General Tagged Emacs Leave a comment Inhibiting Dired Details in Emacs 24 4 Posted on October 22 2014 by jcs Who ever thought having Dired hide details by default was a good idea I know some people like having fewer details but I don t get it Why wouldn t you want as much information about the

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201410&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Abusing the Patriot Act | Irreal
    you that law enforcement will always abuse surveillance powers Here s the latest proof Despite the solemn promises less than 1 of sneak and peek warrants are actually for terrorism investigations This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink New MELPA URL A Highbrow Explanation of Why MS Word is Terrible Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3382 (2016-04-25)
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  • New MELPA URL | Irreal
    change the package archives list to reflect the new URL That is you have to change add to list package archives melpa http melpa milkbox net packages to add to list package archives melpa http melpa org packages The old address is still working it redirects to http melpa org but you should change your configuration before it stops working This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink 2600 Abusing the Patriot Act Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3380 (2016-04-25)
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