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On 23/02/2017 at 9:06 PM, DeltaV said:

Another random stupidity:


FORTH LOVE? IF HONK THEN

Wonder who understands this (googling for it is cheating)... :D

 

Forth really is a stupidity.

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On 8/23/2017 at 4:59 AM, Momo said:

Forth really is a stupidity.

Forth is certainly super-esoteric and so there's no good reason to learn it. Aside from that, I don't know if it's a bad programming language. Software development is like a black art for me, anyway, I don't know what to think about it and go with the masses.

 

Still, we live in a world where teenagers embarrass multi-billion dollar software companies, all my apps are buggy in some way and we have massive :facepalm:-moments, which we don't see in any other industry:


If I compile with -Wall (enable all warnings), neither GCC 4.8.2 or Clang 3.3 from Xcode make a peep about the dead code. That's surprising to me. A better warning could have stopped this but perhaps the false positive rate is too high over real codebases?

 

C has many quirks and weird subtleties (again, I don't know if it's good or bad!), but at least it can be easily comprehended fully by a single human. For C++ even this isn't true anymore. Probably C++ manages to surprise even Bjarne Stroustrup sometimes. ;)

 

And while I know C inside-out, C++ feels downright scary for me in its baroque complexity. Because:

 

  [On finding a large firework called "Python"] Showing a remarkable similarity to the programming language bearing the same name, the Python firework was easy to light and produced spectacular results.
  "Does Perl have a firework? NOOOOOOOO!" I said.
  If Perl had a firework, it would probably have 4 different fuses, 2 electric starters, a solar mirror so you could light it without matches, and three different kinds of flint. I'd probably still be trying to figure it out.
  A C firework would produce a louder, faster explosion and blow off my foot. C++'s firework would be even more spectacular, taking off my leg and killing some of the children around me.
    — Joey deVilla

 

…AND I DO NOT WANT TO KILL INNOCENT CHILDREN!!!!!

 

So, is software development in a pathological state like “chemistry” before Lavoisier? It seems to me that way every day, though it would be a serious case of Dunning-Kruger syndrome for me to claim that it is. Maybe it's just the best that can be done.

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If one inverts the colors of Arocalypse it looks like an underground asexuality board:

 

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The internet to the savvy: The global network of computer networks, the Internet Protocol that allows formatted datagrams known as "packets" to pass between networks or the underlying physical and electrical infrastructure.

 

The internet to the average: Internet connections like phone lines, websites, e-mail and everything else delivered via gadgets and networks.

 

The internet to the beginner: Websites, social media, hive-minds/behaviour and cyberspace like a virtual dimension where stuff gets digitised and teleported inexplicably.

 

The internet to the clueless: The devil.

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Funny the internet can act as a actual "black box" (that you'd find on planes for example); it's difficult to destroy and can effectively immortalise data indefinitely.

 

And now for something more random: 

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There are about 4 grams of iron in the blood of an average male human

About 40lbs of iron is necessary to forge a full set of medieval armour

40lbs=18144g

18144÷4=4536

 

You need to kill at least 4536 people to make a set of medieval armour

Sounds like a lot but it will eventually add up so I think it’s worth it (wait actually please don’t)

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