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Comment: Re:c++? (Score 1) 156

by fnj (#49169281) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Classic OOP Compiled Language: Objective-C Or C++?

What's the mystery?

#include <iostream>
#include <sstream>
#include <string>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    std::istringstream iss(argv[1]);
    while (iss.good())
    {
        std::string s;
        std::getline(iss, s, ',');
        std::cout << '"' << s << "'\n";
    }
    return 0;
}

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 0) 453

The stupidity of Britain in pathetically weakening their defenses after WW1 and right up through the late thirties was responsible for not being able to stomp Hitler when the necessity arose and the opportunity to do so was golden. "Peace in our time" was effectively the mantra right from 1919 until 1 September 1939. The US suffered from the same moronic weakness. Germany was not a very strong power in 1939; they were furiously racing to rearm while Britain slept, and they were more than a match for Poland when the time came and Britain and France were too cowed to lift a finger to help Poland.

It would have been royally appropriate if Germany had walked over Britain like they did France. They came within an inch of doing it, but in the event the tiny RAF fighter force ended up showing that Germany's luftwaffe was terribly deficient. Also, the British and US navies hadn't been gutted as badly as the land and air forces, and Hitler didn't even try for a surface fleet. Luckily, Germany, Italy and Japan could not coordinate their forces enough to fight their way out of a paper bag.

Then after WW2, exactly the same thing, as the west couldn't fall over themselves fast enough to disarm, until Korea woke them up.

The cold war was the exception. And after 1992, the same broken record with getting suckered by twits nattering about the "peace dividend" lie. Even now Britain and the US are weak as kittens, and you got the absurdity of trying to fight Iraq and Afghanistan in laborious slow motion on the cheap in terms of manpower and equipment. Not cheap in terms of back-breaking expense though.

Comment: Re:I Have Plans Now (Score 1) 222

by fnj (#49148549) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

All the answers to the contrary which you are going to get are wrong, wrong, wrong.

By far the best version is the original theatrical cut. The international release is very slightly better (one minute of "scary violence" is cut from the U.S. release), but either that or the U.S. release will do very nicely. This is the only version with Ford's voiceover, which is absolutely essential to understanding what is going on. It also adds tremendously to the noir feel.

The only way I know for sure to get this version is to get one of the multi-disc sets which include the "1982 theatrical release" (the 5-disc blu-ray set is a slam dunk). You can also get it on cable, but I doubt it is the only version circulating on cable or streaming.

All other versions (rare original workprint, 1986 U.S. broadcast version, 1992 director's cut, 2007 final cut) are CRAP in comparison.

Comment: Standing head (Score 1) 593

by fnj (#49127233) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

"Republicans Back Down" is what is known in the trade of journalism as a "standing head". It is a newspaper headline, all preset in type, ready to be used for ANY morning's newspaper. That is how predictable Republicans are. They will ALWAYS back down, because it is all Kabuki Theatre. All they can imagine is being obstructionist, with no real agenda whatsoever of their own, and their pre-planned end strategy is to ALWAYS throw up their hands and say "oh, well".

I'll make it plainer. They have all turned into a bunch of PUNKS. Anyone who takes them seriously is a SAP.

Comment: Re:Anyone remember the NSA? (Score 1) 593

by fnj (#49127085) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

How twisted do you have to be to believe that, to prevent the government from tyranny, you have to try to prevent it from fulfilling its proper function? I ask you seriously. If your government has turned against the people, your society is in deep doo doo, and worrying yourself sick about little details like this is not just silly, it is failing to face the real problem.

Comment: Re:Operating at 20W gives zero improvement. (Score 1) 114

by ILongForDarkness (#49125863) Attached to: AMD Unveils Carrizo APU With Excavator Core Architecture

I guess maybe I should care more about the low end market I guess. I'm not that customer nor are most/all corporate customers. I buy $500 monitors not $500 computers. But I guess a lot of the market goes to ~$700 laptops and $500 desktops so in consumer land they might have a winner.

Comment: Re:Operating at 20W gives zero improvement. (Score 0) 114

by ILongForDarkness (#49124231) Attached to: AMD Unveils Carrizo APU With Excavator Core Architecture

South bridge is pretty cheap: http://www.aliexpress.com/pric... . I guess the mobo would be simpler too giving you more savings but I don't think it would do it. Still say $300 for a crappy AMD based system and $500 for a 2X faster intel system: other than the dirt poor I know which one I'd recommend. Anyone using a computer for more than a glorified smartphone has time with a value. It doesn't take many minutes throughout the year to equal the cost difference. IMO you are almost guaranteed for professional use that all but the top end $5000 gaming rigs will earn their money back in their lifetime in employee productivity/retention.

Comment: Re:Operating at 20W gives zero improvement. (Score 1) 114

by ILongForDarkness (#49124175) Attached to: AMD Unveils Carrizo APU With Excavator Core Architecture

I agree. But they haven't really been competitive in the desktop market for about 7 years. I hope they do better because I'm not a fan of monopolies. Strictly on price isn't the way to go IMO. Other than the most basic users (secretaries, store clerks and the like) I think the computer as a tool to do work well it never pays to be (far) off the current best of breed. AMD has been in the bargain basement i7 territory for a while. I'm not convinced this architecture is going to do it though. We'll see.

Comment: Re:Operating at 20W gives zero improvement. (Score 0) 114

by ILongForDarkness (#49123951) Attached to: AMD Unveils Carrizo APU With Excavator Core Architecture

Even if they go on sale for $59 they are harmless IMO. It would only knock a couple hundred off a intel based system and still suck balls compared to them. Even swapping computers every couple years if your time savings isn't worth $200 to you you need a better job.

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