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James Iry @jamesiry San Francisco, CA

Some people when faced with a problem think, I know, I'll use distributed computing. Now they have n^2 problems. I hack on the Scala compiler for Typesafe.

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@bigthingist -> is lambda and :: is a "method reference" which is primarily used to turn a named method into a lambda.
@mergeconflict @shinypb You want to put a pigeon WHERE?@mfeathers The Onion has been hacked to look like The Daily Mail. Or was that the other way around? HYBRID CONFIRMED!Scala :) http://t.co/93Bc8ceIjV
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Prospective priest hears of vows of poverty and chastity. Looks around Vatican. Says "if this is poverty I can't wait to see chastity."
Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru action figures http://t.co/mCKKwqbLNT
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Retweeted by James IryWhen you wish upon a star; makes no difference who you are; when you wish upon a star it biases your actions in favor of the desired outcome
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Listening to AWOLNATION's "Sail" and imagining 10 years from now as it's repurposed for Black Friday/Cyber Monday use: "Sale."The Epic Split: http://t.co/dHbewNvcka (Makes more sense if you have seen the Van Damme Volvo commercial)
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@copumpkin @d6 Probably more important is @gkossakowski's SBT work (https://t.co/qZsSzCvGRu / https://t.co/JQ4PiX6ItD)
Retweeted by James Iry@copumpkin @d6 I'm still sorting wheat / chaff, but I think this amounts to a 20% bump: https://t.co/UEJJrt6U5l
Retweeted by James Iry@copumpkin @d6 @JamesIry's -Ydelambdafy:method is runs faster and produces ~15% smaller bytecode (https://t.co/QF7UfzqzAK)
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@rickasaurus @odersky is experimenting with a refinement that may some day become Scala 3.0 (or something) cc @jodastephen @djspiewak@jodastephen @djspiewak Yup. Scala is constrained by the existing code base. PaulP lang can take a new look at old decisions.@jodastephen He still works quite a bit on Scala, he's just working on other things as well and left Typesafe to have time for them.As a child, I wondered why wizards didn't just use magic to solve all their problems. 25 years later, I have Scala macros and I understand.
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@stevej Who doesn't?@stevej stevienix better be a 16 bit operating system so it can be on the edge of seventeen.
@deech No, not even C++ has that."Fuck you" money. Literally. http://t.co/oCXQr30MgmThe turbo encabulator, a device that was ahead of its time http://t.co/A8eLfoql8eA smuggler boasts that his ship can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, and that he can bench-press more than 120 volts.
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@copumpkin "Why Functional Programming Matters" is that manifesto, no?@bodil @jamie_allen ZING!@jamie_allen Yeah, I can respect a good food kink.@runarorama @jamie_allen http://t.co/y8nWTUpGbv@jamie_allen "& not suffer" ... Except from our merciless ridicule! MU HA HA HA.@runarorama @jamie_allen Why do you care that he cares that you care?@littlecalculist http://t.co/Gao5glFHxg"Here's your password in clear text. Please memorise it, then delete this email." Thanks Telstra...glad to know security is front of mind.
Retweeted by James IryNode dot jay ass http://t.co/Qv0HxeDyrUOH: "it's a good thing that c311 prepares students for a career of sticking continuation functions at the end of every function call"
Retweeted by James IrySharing photos that are stored indefinitely $1b Sharing photos that are shown for a few seconds $3b Sharing photos that aren't even shown?
Retweeted by James IryA man awakens and observes that he has metamorphized into a monstrous vermin. Nevertheless, he refuses to resign as Mayor of Toronto.
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@cliffordbeshers @conal It's been in use since at least the 18th century (and criticized for about the same amount of time).@conal "is comprised of" as a synonym for "comprises" has been used since at least the 18th century. In that sense "comprised" means "made""And the earth was without form, and void; and Stephen Wolfram was upon the face of the deep."
Retweeted by James Iry@djspiewak @sigfpe He'll never be good at Twitter where the masterful have learned to say nothing in a mere 140 characters.Stephen Wolfram has discovered Lisp: http://t.co/bk29dvkRvP ht @clairedwillett
Retweeted by James IryFunny that 64gb is a ton of space for a tablet, but add a keyboard and it suddenly seems tiny.
Retweeted by James Iry@rickasaurus Keyboards use lots of memory: known fact.@propensive everyone else was claiming to be a hobbyist hunter/gatherer to evade the hobbyist tax collectors.
Retweeted by James IryProstitution can't be the "oldest trade": what did the first prostitutes spend their earnings on? Other prostitutes?
Retweeted by James IryTurns out you can distinguish a health science major from a computer science major by how they pronounce "compress."
Retweeted by James IryI like the way mathematics doesn't break each time you upgrade your OS.
Retweeted by James Iry@mikiobraun @jamesiry @jasonbaldridge I already wrote a blog post about how that feature is what's wrong with our industry.
Retweeted by James IryAs we gather 'round our Thanksgiving/Hanukkah table, each member of my family will say what they're grateful for, followed by a "however".
Retweeted by James Iry@jasonbaldridge @jamesiry You might not have heard of that feature, I wrote it as part of my Ph.D. thesis.
Retweeted by James Iry@mikiobraun @jasonbaldridge I understood that feature before it was cool.
Whatever your view on the Set is/isn't a monad question, read this Lakatos classic and say which student(s) you are: http://t.co/pwzyfK75cJ
Retweeted by James IryWalmart Canada, now in production on the @Typesafe Platform http://t.co/zeCm2OC0gg #scala #akka
Retweeted by James Irywhat idiot called them creationists instead of primate change deniers
Retweeted by James IryWhat's brown and sticky? . . . . A stick.Why font matters http://t.co/KRUfF2Z5Iy
Retweeted by James IryExcellent! http://t.co/NlSK88IDoq
Retweeted by James IryDid global warming affect supertyphoon Haiyan? Well… it’s complicated. http://t.co/I6E4w9xOLr
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OH: "We need to automate this." "Why?" "Because Sisyphus was never my hero."When you look at Twitter's trending topics, it's a lot easier to understand why they have to write "Do Not Eat" on silica gel
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Programming in JavaScript? Simply memorize this handy table before using zero in your code: http://t.co/nOV4Yrep0K
Retweeted by James Iry@built ass checks? Son, your ego is writing checks your ass can't cash!@built Then ass cheeks.@jamesiry use different fingers, then toes.
Retweeted by James IryOrgs have proven they can't handle passwords safely so smart users don't share b/t sites. What will users do when biometric security hits?The Borg attempt to assimilate the new Bay Bridge section. Crusher closes her Pinterest account after Barclay starts following her.
Retweeted by James IryAre you lonely? Tired of working on your own? Do you hate making decisions? Hold a meeting. @leebryant #meaningconf http://t.co/ckPgjHwxKz
Retweeted by James IrySimply #epic #fail @Adobe - If this happens there, what about your average enterprise shop? http://t.co/c4717Z2X7z
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@adymitruk @rickasaurus could you ever?There’s a lot of finity that happens before you hit infinity.
Retweeted by James IryTask: Fix webpage positioning on load. Tech: HTML through Java to a4j:jsFunction tags to Closure Template Commands oh god no help how does …
Retweeted by James Iry@JorgeO @andresmh Using a teeny little rolling pin to make tortillas. LIKE A BOSS.Apparently @deanwampler failed to bring his crack pipe into work today.@phdpqc @rickasaurus http://t.co/r92iLLsEymPeople who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. George Carlin
Retweeted by James Iry@Hivemeitner @HardSciFiMovies http://t.co/xuirMvV5DVBase-jumping from a 400 ft tall building in a wheelchair http://t.co/FIhnSSKtTB
Retweeted by James IryA man invents an amazing machine that can calculate almost anything, and saves the world from a brutal dictator. He is chemically castrated.
Retweeted by James Iry"I am not sure about 11-tuples, are they best called Undecuples or Hendecuples? Every [PL] struggles with this question" - @extempore2This is your periodic reminder for how to fake your way through Hegel: http://t.co/sGCX38hDUx
Retweeted by James Iry@raganwald Wasn't sure if you'd seen it.@raganwald http://t.co/iXDKyKWQk8Even the best software is like a garden: beautiful but full of bugs.@rickasaurus Klingon scientists managed to get into space before it was cool :-) http://t.co/SJkYJHG6kN
Retweeted by James IryKlingon scientists managed to get into space way before the humans. Who’s the barbarian now?
Retweeted by James IryDedicace à all the bilingues que nous are. (/via @svg) http://t.co/wtblnpsKZ4
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@rit @jamesiry @twtrdaithi if the biscuits have gravy on them, damn proud
Retweeted by James IryThat moment where @jamesiry explains to @twtrdaithi what american biscuits are. The shocked look. "Are you proud of your revolution now?"
Retweeted by James IryOH: "There's nothing more uniquely American than good Mexican food."How Haskell programmers are so effective. http://t.co/o6MMPFjAOB
Retweeted by James IryEclipse predictions should be hidden behind spoiler warning tags. Discuss.A mathematician is able to predict the future history of large groups of people. His theory assumes elastic, spherical people in a vacuum.
Retweeted by James IryHilarious to me! RT @snipeyhead: You’re wifi name bickering is annoying. http://t.co/c1L2c5UzxL
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Stupid brain: can parse 5-star C declarations, still can’t learn cron syntax.
Retweeted by James IryWait are we sure it's ACTUALLY crack? White people call everything they like crack. It was probably a caramel machiatto or some shit.
Retweeted by James IryWhat the fawke, guys?Come at me bro http://t.co/yXogHfeC4a[rust-dev] Abandoning segmented stacks in Rust http://t.co/vfTwhOSVF3
Retweeted by James IryHow to JIT: an introduction - Eli Bendersky - http://t.co/xUt25yMEux #compilers
Retweeted by James Iry"We designed this system to keep criminals out. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason." https://t.co/gUcpPGWWui
Retweeted by James IryThe time has come, @jamesiry said, To push code out the door*. A new release of Scala lang', It's two dot ten dot four! * (mid-December)
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