Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Runway Train Traveled 57 Miles Through Australia’s Outback

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Runway Train Traveled 57 Miles Through Australia’s Outback

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When a 268-car, 4-locomotive train barreled through the Australian Outback with no one aboard, authorities had to knock it off its tracks.Nelson Ching/BloombergWhen a 268-car, 4-locomotive train barreled through the Australian Outback with no one aboard, authorities had to knock it off its tracks.Nelson Ching/BloombergMost things don’t happen the way they do in the movies.…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How Scheme Can Train the Mind: One Reason that MIT Should Reinstate Scheme and 6.001

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How Scheme Can Train the Mind: One Reason that MIT Should Reinstate Scheme and 6.001

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(This content of this post is substantially identical to the content of my post [1] entitled “[semi-OT] possible benefits from training in Scheme programming in patent translation” on the USENET newsgroup comp.lang.scheme.)Today, I came across an interesting phenomenon in which exposure to Scheme programming helped with technical translation of part of a patent specification. Since…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Ford’s Train Station, Elon’s Angry Emails, and More Car News

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Ford’s Train Station, Elon’s Angry Emails, and More Car News

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The future of transportation is all about brilliant engineering, sure, the sort of fast-moving modeling and number-crunching that Volvo employees needed to pull to transform a concept car to a production one in less than two years. (Jack got us the scoop on that one.) But it’s also about politics. Ford making strategic, symbolic moves…