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Comment Re:Finally! (Score 1) 221

If there are vastly superior languages out there for what I do, then let me know, because I'd love to use them.

Self-regurgitating assembly with macro's.
I could try and explain, it's just too powerful and expressive.
Its purity and speed would leave you alone and crying for mommy.
Variadic pointers and memory strategy? Who cares, assembly INVENTED virtual endless memory.

Of course, when things need to get done, you fetch any script- /garbage collected lang is available and supported in vi/emacs/whatever.
C++ is only superior in the feeling you never get to master it.

Comment Re:It is what it is (Score 1) 332

It is so easy, in 2015, to judge what was done 70 year ago, but since you didn't live through it, you really have no idea what it was like... My Grandfather fought for Canada in WWII and he has shared many stories with me, and I've talked to other vets over the years who also served... their viewpoint is worth far more than your Monday Morning Quarterback take on it...

It is impossible to judge people after talking to vets on either side, you think the common soldier had the option of clicking Axis or Allies and fight their favorite nemesis?
No doubt either one would have given or settled for anything to stop death and destruction.

Comment Re:It is what it is (Score 1) 332

The United States is very good at estimating military casualties.
...
The United States had a million Purple Hearts manufactured to award to the soldiers expected to be killed or wounded in action in the invasion of Japan.
They're still using that stock today

Even now, it would cost nothing to say 'sorry' for gratuitous sadism. --Norman Stone

Comment Re:Troll (Score 1) 585

The problem here is that your so-called "psychopaths" are normal humans exhibiting normal human behavior.

Stalin, Pol pot, Churchill and Hitler were most definitely mentally ill, ranging from bipolar, antisocial to sociopath.
Paranoia is not normal, morphine addication is not normal.
Frauding is not normal; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_...
Know that a (normal) human is very much a group creature; favoring ruthless individuals in the market will favor humans without group capabilities.
Whatever merits the current market (or any free market, if possible), favoring individuals unequally with more than 7 billion people around is bound to problems

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman

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