This is part 18 in a series of articles on obscure programming languages.
What is REBOL?
REBOL (Relative Expression Based Object Language) is a cross-platform data exchange language and dynamic programming language originally designed for network communications and distributed computing. More recently, REBOL has been used to program client and server-side Internet applications, database applications, and multimedia applications.
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This is what I tweeted after being blown away by the movie Inception:
Inception is AMAZING! That rare combination of high-concept brain teaser with summer popcorn blockbuster.
And this tweet by Stas Miasnikou is one of the best explanations I’ve seen for the movie. However, you must truly be a geek if this comment makes you LOL:
The main idea of "Inception": if you run a VM inside a VM inside a VM inside a VM, everything will be very slow
Here’s a clever way to pre-screen candidates: post the job description in C# code. That’s what a company in Port Chester, New York did for a $80K-$100K .NET Developer position posted on CraigsList. The job description starts as:
static void Main( string args )
var candidateSearch = new CandidateSearch();
foreach (Candidate candidate in candidateSearch.GetCandidates())
if (candidate.IsViable() && candidate.IsQualified())
And the necessary qualifications are summarized as follows:
I bought a laptop in June 2008 with 64-bit Windows Vista installed. At that time, Windows x64 was relatively new, so I encountered a few problems with incompatible hardware and software that required an upgrade to 64-bit drivers.
Now in August 2010, most of the incompatibilities have been solved as x64 has gone mainstream. At the local Best Buy today, perhaps 90% of the full-featured laptops run 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. This makes sense because most new laptops come with 4-8 GB RAM, and you must run 64-bit Windows to access more than 3GB RAM.
Here are the key benefits of running 64-bit Windows instead of 32-bit:
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