#infoAnarchy Chump Archives for 2004, 2005

last updated at 2004-12-13 23:42

Girls Gone Wild... on Crutches!

olin in a hacker fugue state

coderman: add a few LASER BEAMS and you're set!

Bill Kahan, Computing Curmudgeon

ruchira: All you never wanted to know about floating point
est: esp. "How JAVA's Floating-Point Hurts Everyone Everywhere" http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/JAVAhurt.pdf
est: which is actually a great floating point tutorial
coderman: the blabbing uboats story is good too.

The IEEE 754 Floating Point Numbers

coderman: this includes float, double and long double for you c/c++ speakers

A downright moron

coderman: "When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand."
coderman: "So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack, or count himself lost. His one aim is to disarm suspicion, to arouse confidence in his orthodoxy, to avoid challenge. If he is a man of convictions, of enthusiasm, or self-respect, it is cruelly hard"
coderman: "The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal."
coderman: "On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
est: i thought it sounded like Mencken in the 20s


Zerodhero: Stupid Star Wars geeks


Zerodhero: Sweet, Sweet geek revenge
coderman: sorry sir, but lucas here is right. you're a FUCKING IDIOT!


Zerodhero: funny shiat





aminorex: if you have an interest in bsd, this one might be interesting too (tls crib notes)

In case you were wondering about those tls directories in Fedora and Mandrake, read this.

aminorex: Maybe it's relevant, if we're both lucky.



albo: stocking stuffer 4sure

Mormon Church may toss out author

coderman: "A lifelong Mormon, church teacher and author said Wednesday that he faced excommunication after he was accused of apostasy for publishing a book questioning the origins of the Book of Mormon."
coderman: our way or the highway buddy!
coderman: it's offical: they disfellowshipped him (not excommunicated, which would be worse)


albo: no more poop scoopin

Marines hunt down Fallujah's strays to head off rabies threat

coderman: apparently removing corpses is too much work, so they will be shooting dogs and cats feeding on them instead.
coderman: <rumsfeld> when you're killing iraqi's by the thousands with "precision guided" 500,1000,2000 pound bombs in the middle of cities you tend to leave a lot of "living challenged" by products.

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