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Oh my god, I am rich. Oh my god, I am rich.  So long suckers.

See what I got in the mail ūüôā  The only confusion is about who the hell is giving me the money? Is it the Google Rediffmail Lottery or the esteemed GOOGLE GMAIL CORPORATION or perhaps its the SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL. I can’t even ask anyone as the mail is privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. 


*refreshes the bank account summary page*


Dear Winner

You have won a prize money of ( £500,000.00 GBP ) by Google Rediffmail Lottery in conjunction with the GOOGLE GMAIL CORPORATION.
How ever you will have to fill and submit this form to the events manager.

1. Full name…………..2. Contact Address……..
3. Age………………..4. Telephone Number…….
5. Sex………………..6. Occupation………….

(Contact Director Lottery Department)

Mr Ray Williams
Tell +448713159178
Email: gglclmsoffice@gmail.com

Note:  The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential
and protected from disclosure.  If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or
an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you
are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is
strictly prohibited.  If you have received this communication in error, please notify us
immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.

Thank you.










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I few days ago, I stumbled across this random wondering of how does the language we think in, affect how we think and our thoughts itself. Does language shape our thoughts? Would I be thinking differently if I was thinking in a different language? Would that explain why people from different countries generally have different views on something? How does the language shape our thoughts?

So, as a true geek, I posed my question to the god of all knowledge, and stumbled across a pretty interesting piece of information, the¬† Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (also known as the “linguistic relativity hypothesis”), which postulates a systematic relationship between the grammatical categories of the language a person speaks and how that person both understands the world and behaves in it. (src: wikipedia)

I wondered, if this hypothesis holds true for computer languages as well. Turns out, it does. Kenneth Iverson, creator of the  APL (A Programming Language), thought so and mentioned in his turing award lecture.

( Which can be found here )

I came across another article which emphasizes  on this point and proposes a list of programming languages one should learn.

Here’s that article.

So, start learning a new  language today, human or otherwise and broaden your mind.

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