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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 14:37
  Subject:   Yarrr!! RedBeard the Pirate strikes again!
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  Music:Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
  Tags:  reddit

http://www.arsgeek.com/2008/08/19/adam-savage-is-a-geeky-pirate/

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1515761638951440862

Adam Savage was caught with a downloaded copy of The Dark Knight on his laptop while giving a talk at HOPE '08. (Fast-forward to around 51 mins.)

Edit: False alarm. It was just the trailer from iTunes.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 14:56
  Subject:   Ask Reddit: What's the funniest code you've ever seen.
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  Mood:der uber-nerd
  Music:http://www.gshotts.com/humor/languages.htm
  Tags:  humor, reddit

#define like {
#define man ;}
#define an ;
#define SayBro /*
#define CheckItOut */


SayBro like, this is some rad shit, so CheckItOut

like
    a = b
        an
    c = d
man

like SayBro this is ShellSort straight out of the white book, but in a readable form.Collapse )

http://pauillac.inria.fr/~xleroy/stuff/california-prog.html

http://www.reddit.com/comments/6wx6a/ask_reddit_whats_the_funniest_code_youve_ever_read/

See also, Google code search on "die_you_gravy_sucking_pig_dog()".
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 17:27
  Subject:   PAX is the new E3.
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  Music:Bloc Party - Positive Tension

I'm going to Penny Arcade Expo this year.

My flight leaves about 8pm on Fri the 29th and I'll be back at DIA about midnight on Sun the 31st.

I will have my cell phone with me while I'm in Shi-ah-toh-ru, so if you should need to get in touch with me urgently, the cell phone number is in my LJ userinfo as always.

I'll have my digicam and laptop with me too, and plan on taking as many pictures as my poor little 32MB memory card can handle. (Probably have to dump it twice a day.)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 20:39
  Subject:   DragonForce's latest album, "Ultra Beatdown", is available streaming online in its entirety.
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  Music:DragonForce - Heroes Of Our Time
  Tags:  reddit

"Ultra Beatdown", the new album from DRAGONFORCE, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page.

"Ultra Beatdown" is scheduled for release in North America on August 26 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records.


http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=7326510&blogID=425693552
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 20:56
  Subject:   Scientists clone never-ending supply of type O-neg blood.
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  Music:Type O Negative - Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
  Tags:  reddit

Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to generate blood -- a feat that could eventually lead to endless supplies of type O-negative blood, a rare blood type prized by doctors for its versatility.

"We literally generated whole tubes in the lab, from scratch," said Robert Lanza, chief science officer at Advanced Cell Technologies.

People usually require blood transfusions that match their own blood type: A mismatch can be fatal. Type O-negative can be safely transferred into anyone, but is only possessed by about 7 percent of the population, leaving supplies perpetually short.


http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/08/universal-blood.html

Local vampires were reportedly overjoyed at the news. ;]
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-19 21:15
  Subject:   The Linux slab and SLUB memory allocation sub-systems.
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  Tags:  reddit

"Memory management is ultimately a zero-sum game of tradeoffs."Collapse )

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-linux-slab-allocator/index.html


"Christoph Lameter is one of those people for whom the slab allocator does not work quite so well. Over time, he has come up with a list of complaints that is getting impressively long."Collapse )

http://lwn.net/Articles/229984/
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