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my trip to the library

offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2011-12-31 20:14 [#02426614]
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I rode my bike to the library violating my normal rule of
avoiding anything to do with humanity. When I arrived at the
surrounding park, I passed a couple kissing so knew right
away they were operatives paid to trick tourists into
thinking kissing is still legal here. After parking the bike
at the bike rack, located way out in the street to maximize
theft, I walked through the libary doors past huge metal
detectors. I just wanted to test read programming books
because I was repeatedly duped into buying books online from
astroturfed advertisements disguised as true peer to peer
recommendations, which are such shit that I have to throw
them away instead of resell as a service to the meme pool
(plus they're engineering society so its impossible to
resell stuff).

Well there's no card catalogue, only a computer to look up
books because that's digital and lets them track you. I
typed 'programming' and ONE book came up 'the hacker
crackdown'.. a book about the illegality of programming.
Well the computer was shit at locating it, so I walked
around the whole library just visually skimming titles until
I found the programming section. About half of the whole
section was filled with '_ for dummies' targeted at the
intentionally dumbed down community. Walmart doesn't want
informed employees. Java for dummies, c for dummies, wait,
what's this, oh, 'idiots guide for _'. The huge metal
detector was to prevent people from stealing this 99 cent
shit that the community owns anyway through forced taxes? I
got all their non-dummy books on c and skimmed them; all
were typical 'hello world' for loop shit you can learn
online. I got the fuck out of there, making sure not to make
eye contact with any girls due to the laws, and passed back
through the metal detector half expecting it to go off. Its
probably not even a metal detector, probably a niggerometer
or bodyscanner or scans our RFID chips secretly installed at
birth or something. Or it just belches cancer at everyone
for lulz. No TSA there yet.


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2011-12-31 20:24 [#02426615]
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There's definitely a programming conspiracy. Whoever learned
to program left a crapflood, designed to prevent anyone else
from learning or competing. That's why they killed the
searchability of the normal c language, filling all search
engine results with unavoidable c++ or c#. Object
orientation has been called a herding mechanism preventing
people from doing too much harm. Functional programming is
another huge diversion designed to mislead. They want to
make sure that only they have the ability to create and
wield the power of artificial general intelligence.


online freqy on 2011-12-31 20:36 [#02426616]
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i wasn't taught C at school or how to grow food, or how to
harvest and filter rain water. We must be reliant on the
corps. slaves that get paid.


offline anirog on 2011-12-31 21:17 [#02426617]
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The theory of simulated realty as hypothesized in the
Hollywood movie the matrix has left you susceptible to the
programming of warner bros studio's.

I recommend a near death experience in an effort to reverse
engineer your strange way of looking at the universe.

This is all.


offline Steinvordhosbn from London (United Kingdom) on 2011-12-31 23:09 [#02426621]
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I pray to Bloomberg that all this immense mechanism is in
place to keep you, just you, the fuck out of it.


offline anirog on 2011-12-31 23:25 [#02426627]
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During a recent first class flight across the greatest
nation in the world I read several chapters of Steve Jobs.

The author goes in to great detail explaining the media
conspiracy that created the ipod, itunes, ipad trinity

I found the sections dealing with the advertising genius
behind of the itune silhouettes fascinating.

In fact jobs had only an anecdotal role in the technical and
early creation of the great trinity.

However his narcissistic personality disorder had much to do
with the vision that lead to it's success.


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2012-01-02 19:04 [#02426676]
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my local library is now full of fisher price computers,
'celebrity' 'auto' biographies, and books on diets and
astrology. and they leave the lights off to save on
electricity. oh well

if u want to learn C or do anything with it (inc objC, C++)
get Kernighan&Ritchie


offline robbie_eleckt from time to time on 2012-01-02 19:16 [#02426677]
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I got the fuck out of there, making sure not to make
eye contact with any girls


offline rad smiles on 2012-01-02 20:44 [#02426683]
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my library is filled with homeless people


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-02 20:54 [#02426684]
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wMw this is pretty good for learning C: Learn C the Hard Way
A couple caveats: One of the last lessons uses #defines in a
hack-ish way to make on 'object' can pretty
much ignore that. And it seems this guy hasn't read the ISO
C standard cause you aren't supposed to use names with a
leading _underscore. But otherwise it is pretty helpful.

C is fine if you're limited by compiler availability (or
you're writing an OS kernel), but C++ is just so much more
convenient for a lot of reasons (operator&function
overloading, namespaces, etc.)

It's kind of light on the Linux stuff too so I've been
writing a guide more focused on the Unix side of things:


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-02 20:56 [#02426685]
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or you're writing an OS kernel



offline -crazone from smashing acid over and over on 2012-01-02 21:27 [#02426686]
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offline jnasato from (Antarctica) on 2012-01-03 11:57 [#02426722]
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I once walked into a library, and it was just a small
warehouse full of rusty swords, feces, and asbestos.


offline jnasato from (Antarctica) on 2012-01-03 12:00 [#02426723]
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Libraries are awesome. ...except when I played chess at one
regularly, it always smelt of unbathed human stench.

But I am happy that some homeless bother to read and self


offline rad smiles on 2012-01-03 22:59 [#02426738]
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that's a good thing.


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2012-01-04 22:16 [#02426769]
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I mean, listen to this SOPA-made-illegal-to-paste
copyrighted paragraph from code complete 2:

"The irony of the shift in focus away from construction is
that construction is the only activity that's guaranteed to
be done. Requirements can be assumed rather than developed;
architecture can be shortchanged rather than designed; and
testing can be abbreviated or skipped rather than fully
planned and executed. But if there's going to be a program,
there has to be construction, and that makes construction a
uniquely fruitful area in which to improve development

Did you learn anything from that? I sure didn't, what an
impossible to process fluff of paragraphlessness. Does it
even use semicolons correctly? This paragraph is in the
'preface', some academic annoying ritual of bloat, mostly a
sales pitch for people who read the first pages in a book
store. They keep saying 'this book is gonna do _', 'this
book is gonna do _'. WELL DO IT THEN! You biteless bark of
narcissistic self hype! So many other books claimed this
anyway and they didn't do shit. Probably all the individual
words are copyrighted too. Can I use the word 'done'
anymore? Honey the dinner is ddd-- I MEAN ITS DUFFUNAJINK,
not that OTHER word. And with NDAA they can torture you for
using the word done if they want. You can only use words
from the newspeak dictionary now.


offline anirog on 2012-01-04 23:05 [#02426770]
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Most of the agile manifestos read in a similar way.

When proceeding with construction request that the homeowner
begin sketching out the "blueprint" as the foundation is
poured. Discourage the homeowner from defining the structure
of the home but rather encourage an iterative process where
the type of nails and concrete formulas are decided upon by
the homeowner as work progresses. Continue this process
until the home has fifty rooms and and is structurally


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-05 11:00 [#02426784]
Points: 14142 Status: Regular | Followup to w M w: #02426769

Looking at the website for that book (and the paragraph you
quoted) I would not recommend it for a beginner. He's
talking about a solution without really stating the problem
that I can see which is that part of what makes writing a
complex program hard is memory management. You have the
issues of 1) memory leaks ie forgetting you are holding on
to memory 2) access violations ie accessing memory in one
place after you have already freed that memory. I think what
he's trying to get at is that when you create your 'object'
the only time you are guaranteed to execute code that does
something with it, is during 'construction', that is the
special function that is defined in languages like C++ (and
I assume Java). (Since in C++ you can have more than one
constructor for the same type, I'm wondering if he advocates
not using this feature of overloaded constructors).

I was recently looking to 'normalize' my habits and after a
while I found 'C++ Coding Standards' to be the best resource (and
it has Stroustrup's approval).


offline horsefactory from road (United Kingdom) on 2012-01-05 14:12 [#02426785]
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I think in that paragraph he's speaking broadly - when he
says construction he just means the construction of code,
which is the only real necessity in a program vs the other
things he lists (user requirements, testing, etc) and so
should be the target for improvement. It just seems like a
bit of scene setting for the book.


offline horsefactory from road (United Kingdom) on 2012-01-05 14:21 [#02426786]
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this guy look real douchey
this guy looks cool as heck


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-06 00:47 [#02426808]
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You mite be rite but I think he's talking about actual


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-06 03:28 [#02426813]
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Dennis Ritchie & Ken Thompson also look cool as heck.
Ritchie looks like a holy druid or shedu or something.


offline mappatazee from ¨y¨z¨| (Burkina Faso) on 2012-01-06 03:28 [#02426814]
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