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by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 14 May 2018 06:33

there is an english original, written 8 years before the Russian version was re-written by the author. and the title of that English original is "Everything was forever until it was no more" (Princeton university press, 2006)

by Alexei YurchakAlexei Yurchak, 13 May 2018 09:18

there is an english original, written 8 years before the Russian version was re-written by the author. and the title of that English original is "Everything was forever until it was no more" (Princeton university press, 2006)

by Alexei YurchakAlexei Yurchak, 13 May 2018 09:18

No problem, I read Russian, I'll put that on my reading list.

There are two thoughs I have though:

First, most of the population is indifferent in any system, in communist as well as capitalism. What makes difference is the engaged population and the common knowledge they have. From what I read it takes about 2-3% of the population to instigate a regime change. The numbers, as you can imagine, are just rough estimates.

Second, it may have been that the general attitude in Czechoslovakia was different than in Russia. For one, there have been the first (democratic) Czechoslovak republic between the wars which may have make some effect on the general attitude. For two, nobody was really happy about the invasion in 1968 and so people were, maybe, more likely to apply terms as "good" or "bad" to the regime. When I have a chance to speak to Russian people I often ask whether any information about Stalin's purges were passed down in their family. The answer is always: "No. My grandma never spoke about that." That may have been a little different in our parts.

by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 12 May 2018 11:38

Most of soviet people did not see the situation as "soviets are bad" or "soviets are good", even apparatchiks (only the tiny minority evaluated the government on the good/bad scale). Most of them were in the camp "soviets are boring, we have more interesting things to do right now". Spreading the information was not a huge problem, making it relevant to the population was.

Check out "It was forever until it was over" by Yurchak (not sure if there is an English translation though), the Russian title is Алексей Юрчак "Это было навсегда, пока не кончилось".

by dottedmagdottedmag, 12 May 2018 11:19
Awn (guest) 12 May 2018 10:52
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Recurrent and complementary moral decisions based on personal resolution of congnitive dissonance. That's quite an insight.

by Awn (guest), 12 May 2018 10:52
Tom Johnson (guest) 01 May 2018 18:02
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Structured Concurrency in High-level Languages

Nice animation. Thanks.

Your concept of a bundle appears to be an interesting abstraction above a Dart isolate.

All Dart code runs in isolates, which is essentially is a thread with a separated-out heap and communication exclusively via message-passing (like Erlang Actors but seemingly without network transparency). From the main Dart isolate it is possible to create one or more new isolates to implement parallel code. Within one isolate it is possible to create tasks (single threaded concurrency) or use the async/await construct. First-class functions allow isolate-pools to be created. If you do a google search for "load_balancer.dart" you will find an interesting example of an experimental load_balancer that can run a function on multiple isolates in parallel based on some quantifiable load estimation.

There is lots more there. A parent isolate can be notified of child isolate errors. If you are targeting the DartVM and use spawn to create child isolates, you can pass objects back and forth. If targeting Javascript then only primitives (or maps or lists of primitives) can be passed.

My interest is soft real-time applications.

by Tom Johnson (guest), 01 May 2018 18:02

I am not familiar with Dart, but from quick research it looks like it has only the standard async/await construct. Am I missing anything?

by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 01 May 2018 05:22
Tom Johnson (guest) 30 Apr 2018 19:20
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How is this different than Dart's async calls?

by Tom Johnson (guest), 30 Apr 2018 19:20

I'll give them a look. Thanks!

by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 30 Apr 2018 04:51
quentusrex (guest) 30 Apr 2018 04:32
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You might want to checkout the SIP and RTP protocols if you haven't dug into them before. The setup and termination are outside of the scope of RTP, but for example you can SRTP or ZRTP encrypt an OPUS and VP8 stream(audio and video), as well as RTCP to collect metrics about each stream.

by quentusrex (guest), 30 Apr 2018 04:32

Dictatorship and democracy above are just placeholders. Please replace the labels with "less desirable system" and "more desirable system". Or with "feudal system" and "capitalist system". Or whatever. The argument stays the same.

by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 29 Apr 2018 13:11
stephen (guest) 29 Apr 2018 09:06
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I would caution against "wad": it's slang for ejaculate/semen in a lot of places

by stephen (guest), 29 Apr 2018 09:06

Yes, I still have it on my reading list. With the work and family it's getting hard to read anything that's more than one page long :(

by martin_sustrikmartin_sustrik, 29 Apr 2018 07:46

In USA, many states allow home schooling. Texas allows unschooling.
Oman, a country in middle east, doesn't have compulsory education.
Those are just places that I know.

Thiago (guest) 28 Apr 2018 22:06
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"To make sure that kids can't make a free decision even in out-of-school hours, there are activities and, of course, lots of homework."

Why you think this is the case? What about the free decision of not going to a school? I mean, a parent that actually let the kid make this decision (assuming the kid decides to not go to the school), the parent will get punished by the state.

I'd like you to read another Rothbard's mini-book "Education"[^1], and well, I think a lot of articles from these two tags[^2] resonates well with your opinions. I do enjoy reading them btw

[^1]: https://mises.org/library/education-free-and-compulsory-1
pdf: https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/Education%20Free%20and%20Compulsory_3.pdf

[^2]: https://fee.org/articles/topics/learning & https://fee.org/articles/topics/education

by Thiago (guest), 28 Apr 2018 22:06

I disagree after reading Rothbard's "Left and Right"[^1] mini-book: Democracy and dictatorship are still the same square from a different perspective.

But your rational applies to work specialization among different people, or different countries. Specializing and trading benefits both sides, whereas getting self-sufficient and commercially isolated is a lack-of benefit to both sides.

But in this matter, progressives don't get economics laws and conservatives doesn't also.

[^1]: https://mises.org/library/left-right-and-prospects-liberty-1/html/c/77
pdf: https://mises-media.s3.amazonaws.com/Left%2C%20Right%2C%20and%20the%20Prospects%20for%20Liberty_4.pdf

by Thiago (guest), 28 Apr 2018 21:42
Tony Garnock-Jones (guest) 28 Apr 2018 17:56
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Martin, I can't recall if I've pointed out my dissertation work to you before, but in case not, you might find the idea of "facets" interesting in this connection. (See chapter 2 but also chapter 5 and the examples in chapter 8.)

Each actor has (one or more) facets, which nest to form a tree similar to your "call tree", except they're ~reactive rather than ~sequential. Facet trees have nice properties in the face of the different kinds of cancellation you mention, and compose quite nicely; some discussion of cancellation per se is in chapter 9.

by Tony Garnock-Jones (guest), 28 Apr 2018 17:56
Brandon Bloom (guest) 28 Apr 2018 16:57
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I like the any/all constructs. My proposed names: join and race.

by Brandon Bloom (guest), 28 Apr 2018 16:57
yxhuvud (guest) 28 Apr 2018 16:47
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Structured Concurrency in High-level Languages

There is an active thread in the trio repo about renaming the concept away from "nursery". That could be a place to follow (and/or engage in) so that you can choose the same name and minimize confusion :)

https://github.com/python-trio/trio/issues/504

by yxhuvud (guest), 28 Apr 2018 16:47
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