August 18, 2017

primorial zoop!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 6:54 a.m.

Mircea Popescu asked for computations of the largest primorial to fit within first 515 bytes, and then 4096 later for reasonable reasons having to do with RSA padding and machine word widths. And so my adventures in remedial mathematics continue, with an implementation of the Sieve of Eratosthenes (which, no, I also had never heard [...]

June 30, 2017

The End of Emissions Control

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 4:01 p.m.

"Diesels: reliable startup and operation, high power, and low emissions: pick two".
Every single step along the road to the software-controlled car made perfect sense in its own context, and nobody could have predicted that baking what were once called "general purpose computers" into the automobile would result in the megastate's complete and humiliatinng defeat on [...]

June 12, 2017

blooming beasts!

Filed under: gardening — Benjamin Vulpes @ 3:59 a.m.

Dude you have to get a load of these bushes my plantwitch ensorcelled:

To the left and at the bottom, what will probably turn out a solid brick of carrots (I kid, the patch is meticulously thinned), enough to get us through the winter and into spring completely sick of the root. Up from the carrots [...]

June 10, 2017

The best thing you can do for your career is to take a stay-at-home wife

Filed under: intersectional gender studies, sovereignty games — Benjamin Vulpes @ 9:58 p.m.

An elaboration of the many failures of the "modern! progressive!" family structure, and an ode to the traditional.

June 8, 2017

An implementation of Mircea Popescu's Fabulous Hash Function

Filed under: common lisp, tmsr — Benjamin Vulpes @ 5:40 p.m.

A Common Lisp implementation of the MPFHF.

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