it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’Viktor Frankl (via)
The Suffering of an American Drone Operator
"Did we just kill a kid?" he asked the man sitting next to him.
"Yeah, I guess that was a kid," the pilot replied.
"Was that a kid?" they wrote into a chat window on the monitor.
Then, someone they didn’t know answered, someone sitting in a military command center somewhere in the world who had observed their attack. “No. That was a dog,” the person wrote.
In a restricted sense, functional programming (FP) means programming without mutable variables, assignments, loops, and other imperative control structures.Martin Odersky - Functional Programming Principles in Scala
Eventually, some say, even Texas might move to the Democratic column as more Latinos move in and vote.The Sun Belt, Eclipsed