Derek M. Jones

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I have misunderstood your vision, which appears to be to create a new branch of history:

Our vision is that in ten years, there are hundreds of progress intellectuals who are alums of our program and part of our network, and that they have published shelves full of new books in progress studies.

I had thought you were interested in trying to figure out how to reinvigorate the rate of progress, which some consider to have stalled.

To reach the boundary of what is known in your chosen field will require reading lots of papers, which will take (at least) several years.  Doing research will also require implicit knowledge that is part of the field, but does not appear in papers.

Are you the kind of person who can spend several years reading papers without significant external help?

Where are you going to acquire the implicit knowledge, e.g., how to run experiments?

PhD students are the work-horses of academic research, and don't have the power/money/experience to do anything other than tow the line.  You have a degree of independence and experience that will deter many academics taking you on as a student.

Perhaps you can find an independent scientist to take you on as an apprentice.

Or: You could kick-start your research by applying your existing knowledge of (I assume) computing/software to cognitive issues in this field (see chapter 2

I'm a long-time hardcore bounds-checking fan.

Others prefer: -fsanitize=address,undefined,bounds-strict

Why aren't you using the various C compiler options that do all the pointer/array bounds checking that the Rust fan bois think are unique to them?

Plus there are the integer overflow checking options that Rust eventually got around to supporting.

Stock up on paper books, candles and tin food.  Buy several pairs of half-finger gloves and a good pair of walking boots.

R copies Fortran, e.g., row/column ordering rather than column/row (what C and ... do), and slightly different operator precedence.  I'm guessing that Julia does the same???

Is there a correlation with a language's choice of a lower bound of arrays?

Months are often represented as a sequence of characters, rather than a number.

An array of strings, of month names, would be indexed by a number of obtain the name.  Languages with zero-based arrays would use zero-based month-numbers, while languages with one-based arrays would use one-based month numbers.

The idate function in Fortran (one-based arrays) has one-based month numbers.

In Algol and Pascal the array base was user selectable for each array definition, but these languages didn't have any standard library functions that returned a numeric value for the month.  I cannot think of any appropriate library extensions for these languages.

It compares stories by the relative coverage in the left/right leaning media.

Some stories are 100% covered by just one political orientation, while others are a mixture.

It's an interesting way of seeing what each side is completely ignoring.

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