About the CobrasI'm a C, C++, Objective C and PHP programmer. I develop various things for PCs, Macs and the iOS platforms. On and off I'm developing an iPhone game which I expect I shall never finish. I feature progress reports on how far I am from completing it in this blog along with me rattling on about learning French and any other junk I need to get off my chest. I shouldn't really need to say it in this day and age, but obviously, the opinions here are mine and not those of anyone who pays me... unless I've been bribed, in which case, all bets are off. There's more here.
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Category Archives: Cool stuff
“Any artificial intelligence smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it.”1 – Ian McDonald (2006) River of Gods Here’s a picture illustrating a simple problem that humans find utterly trivial to solve but … Continue reading
“What can be palpably more absurd and ridiculous than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches?” – member of the public, early 19th century England In 1823, Robert Stephenson and Company was formed with the … Continue reading
Easter is pretty much here which means spring has sprung and nature is giving birth to a wonderful display of green. As we all know from Wikipedia, Easter is when we celebrate an event that occurred two millennia ago when … Continue reading
Juuso, one of the chaps whose blog I really enjoy reading, says that he likes to describe emergent behaviour as “1 + 1 = 3”. I would describe that as a syntax error. Emergent behaviour isn’t about taking an obviously … Continue reading
This makes me happy: But this makes me very sad indeed: If you’d asked me as a teenager, I’d have told you that we’d be on Mars by 2010. Why? Because we can. Because it’s there. Because we’re explorers. And … Continue reading