Another unique fictional aspect of the Game of Thrones world is that they have a well-documented and well-understood technology (magic) that just plain stopped working. Even things that you'd regard as chemistry e.g. wildfire stopped working when the dragons died. So you're looking at an environment in which normal scientific investigation might be unreliable.
For that matter, if you've got dragons, who needs cannons?
Okay, I definitely buy that. It makes sense to add a duration (timedelta in Python) to a time, but not to add times to one another.
This is venturing off topic, but if you really wanted to, you could define addition for times in terms of timedeltas. It makes sense to subtract times and get a timedelta, so you could define addition as the subtraction with signed times and signed timedeltas. So, since `time(today) - time(yesterday) = timedelta(1 day)`, we could say that `time(today) + time(yesterday) = -timedelta(1 day)` and `time(today) - -time(yesterday) = timedelta(1 day)`. It's a bit strange to define the notion of a signed time object, but it could work.
Warning, this is a spoiler. If you want to read the book, don't read it.
I simply can't get how the characters kept being human, even after not locked into a body anymore, and turning themselves into several different forms just for fun. In those circumstances, it could end in no other way... but it is a very bizarre set of circumstances.
Also, the lack of ambition of post-singularity beings annoys me to no end.
heh, i wouldn't know anything about ruby. that was flask, of course.
the promise of clojure to me (aside from liking lisp) is similar to that of node: only having to maintain one codebase for both client and server sides.
also, really should say thanks to the author of the original article. returned here today when i realized that korma doesn't create tables and i'll need .... lobos, apparently, which was not mentioned in any of my searches for such a library. why didn't this submission get more upvotes?
Hey, apparently patriarchy costs women 23% of their wages. But I want to ignore 18% of that. That leaves me with 5% which I don't think is a problem. And I'm a woman, so I can't possibly be perpetuating patriarchy, can I?