An illegal prime is a prime number that represents information whose possession or distribution is forbidden in some legal jurisdiction. One of the first illegal primes was found in 2001. When interpreted in a particular way, it describes a computer program that bypasses the digital rights management scheme used on DVDs. Distribution of such a program in the United States is illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.[1] An illegal prime is a kind of illegal number.
IÃ×e been talking (and hyping) Rails for so long that itÃÔ all wierd to finally have it out in the open. Mind you, weÃÓe still not talking about a 1.0 release, but the package currently on offer is still something IÃÎ very comfortable to share with the world. Undoubtedly, there could be more documentation and more examples, but Real Artists Ship and this piece will grow in public. Enjoy Rails!

The no future of currency

We’re just not thinking about this hard enough:

A “propulsive” virtual coin that gains value the further you move away from the location you bought it.

A “karmic” virtual coin that gains value when you behave ethically.

An “anti-depressant” virtual coin that gains value when mood analysis concludes you’re feeling unhappy.

An “extrovert” virtual coin that’s more valuable the more removed you’re from the person you’re trading with, via network analysis.

An “intimate” virtual coin that’s more valuable the closer you’re to the person you’re trading with, via network analysis

Annotate rather than filter. Filters at the producer level bake in assumptions about what the downstream services care about. Example is public vs private links. Filtering private links out of the stream means that services interested in private links won’t get the links they need. Instead, annotate an event with the fact that a link is either private or public and let services operate only on the kind of events they care about.
Avoiding burnout is difficult to write about, because the basic premise is obnoxious. Burnout is a rich man’s game. Rice farmers don’t get burned out and spend long afternoons thinking about whether to switch to sorghum. Most people don’t have the luxury of thinking about their lives in those terms. But at the rarefied socioeconomic heights of computerland, it’s true that if you run a popular project by yourself for a long time, there’s a high risk that it will wear you out.