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meow17:01:08

@stathissideris: that looks really useful, thanks

meow17:01:38

wish I had a better way of producing X3D files in my project - current approach runs out of memory

stathissideris17:01:15

@meow: should be easy to wrap that with a nice interface that's a bit more clojury, right?

meow17:01:12

I don't know but if so it would be great as blender is the swiss army knife of 3d graphics tools, especially for file import/export

meow17:01:39

I don't use Blender, but only because I want to do everything in clojure

meow17:01:58

I have it installed here, just keep myself from using it

stathissideris18:01:47

why not mix and match tools? why are you so strict about sticking to clojure?

meow18:01:21

because my ultimate target is to create a virtual reality universe and I won't get there using blender

meow18:01:33

and the universe I am going to create is, um, complicated, to say the least

meow18:01:24

I'm too impatient to wait for the singularity so I figured I would create one myself

meow18:01:17

or more than one, but we'll start with one

meow18:01:03

reality is just a recursive, axiomatic, rules-based process

meow18:01:21

collect the whole set

meow18:01:33

available at fine retailers everywhere

meow18:01:01

oops, look at me, giving it all away again, when will I ever learn

meow18:01:35

Alchemy: All for Free, Free for All

meow18:01:56

Attempt 2.0

meow18:01:41

What's Your Quest?

stathissideris18:01:16

so I'm guessing you're inspired by this? https://xkcd.com/224/

meow18:01:24

and it shows

meow18:01:53

ruled the world back in 1999

meow18:01:12

if you wrote perl you only wore black t-shirts

stathissideris18:01:43

I did :simple_smile:

stathissideris18:01:00

I can't believe I once liked perl

meow18:01:08

with perl saying "code golf" is redundant

eggsyntax21:01:09

@meow: have you read Greg Egan’s Permutation City or Diaspora? They might be right up yr alley...

meow21:01:58

nope - will check them out

meow21:01:07

what are they

meow21:01:31

fiction books, right - think I saw them mentioned recently

eggsyntax21:01:43

Yep, hard sci fi

meow21:01:03

what's good about them

meow21:01:23

are they better than soft porn

eggsyntax22:01:45

Depends on the porn

eggsyntax22:01:11

But they both touch very interestingly on "reality is just a recursive, axiomatic, rules-based process."

eggsyntax22:01:28

Permutation City more directly, although Diaspora is ultimately the better book.

meow22:01:51

there is no good soft porn - lame & boring

meow22:01:10

I need a good book so will look for those, thanks