How hip hop can teach you to code


#1

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#2

Ah, but is it Turing complete? Can we build SkyNet out of it? (Or did Bootsy Collins already do that?)


#3

I choose not to listen to hiphop and have a strong dislike for hip hop for very complicated reasons.


#4

You must be fun at parties.


#5

I really liked this. I’m fascinated by the interconnectedness of creativity and structure.


#6

i liked the part in the middle, I thought it was really strong and complex.


#7

I’ve been learning about computers thanks to rap and hip hop for years.

Like this…


#8

Also:


#9

You beat me to it, but mine’s animated! So there! And I added a 50 cent/Capt. Picard drive by!!!

Beat that Banana man!!! :wink:


#10

Sure. Just not parties that play hiphop.


#11

No place on the podium for second.


#12

Did you learn that from hiphop, because some people don’t like hiphop… for very complicated reasons, I hear.


#13

There are a lot of strong takes.


#14

There is a certain similarity between the sampling common to hip hop and code reuse. I also notice there’s a lot of us in IT / CS that favor creative commons licensing, so draw a connection there to FOSS. Yeah, I can see this.


#15

This must have been what Steve Jobs was referring to when he said, “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”


#16

They must be incredibly complicated to dismiss a wide, diverse genre of music with mulitple voices and messages. But hey, I’m sure somebody will roll up and ask you why eventually. lol


#17

I’m down with OOP…yeah you know me.


#18

Is there anything that can’t teach you to code?

Not on this blog!


#19

Was the year and a half long gap between your first and second comments also for very complicated reasons?


#20

It teaches nothing about coding well. NEXT!