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September 6th, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-06 12:29
  Subject:   Pelosi tied to chair in effigy - forced to actually LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE.
  Music:MegaDeth - Amerikhastan (from United Abominations)
  Tags:  politics, reddit, usa not worth saving

After Congresswoman and Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, refused to hold any townhall meetings in her district, we staged a mock townhall on the grounds in front of her San Francisco office building. We tied a fake Pelosi to a chair and forced her to listen to her constituents.


"Washington DC? Ain't no country I ever heard of, Washington DC. Do they speak "consent of the governed" in Washington DC?"

"Say "impeachment is off the table" again, motherfucker! I dare you! I double-dog dare you!!"

Pelosi is looking less and less like Eichmann and more and more like Quisling every day...

Meanwhile, Dubya the moron continues to stall on attacking Iran like the big, fat, sniveling coward he is. Come on, asshole - bomb Iran already! It's the one thing you can do that just might stand a chance of getting you impeached. What are you waiting for!
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-06 13:01
  Subject:   C++ is not a very good language.
  Mood:holy wars
  Music:KMFDM - Power
  Tags:  reddit

"If you must use the wrong language for the job, I'd rather see you use C than C++. It's true that C gives you enough rope to hang yourself. But so does C++, and it also comes with a premade gallows and a book on knot tying." -Unknown Kuro5hin.org commenter, circa 2004

Or, you could ask Linus: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/57643/focus=57918

Not to say that C is perfect. Far from it. But for quite a while now, I've been telling people: "If you want to do OO stuff, just go straight to Java. If what you're doing needs higher performance, use plain C." It used to be that you could at least argue "well, I need reasonable performance, and I also need OO... so I have to use C++." With Java, that excuse is gone.

The only people who truly need to write in C++ any more are Win32 programmers. The poor, screwed-over bastards.

Edit: Or X11 programmers. Those even poorer, even more screwed-overer bastards.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-09-06 18:01
  Subject:   CPU Wars, Episode 2: Intel strikes back.
  Tags:  digg

Intel takes a shot at AMD with the new 4-core "Tigerton" CPU, and a dual-CPU mobo for hardcore V8 action. (Sadly, they're still using slow-ass RAM. At least the 2.6 GHz version has a TDP of 80W though.)

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