Archive for August, 2012

A roundup of some cool things

Okay. We just landed a machine on MARS using a SKYCRANE. How awesome is that?

Also, Bjarne Stroustroup (you may not know who he is, which is a damn shame. You fuckers didn’t know who Dennis Ritchie was, either, did you? Ritchie did more for the modern world than Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Steve Wozniak together—and hardly anyone knows his name. He created C. Stroustroup created C++.) has on his website the coding standards for the Joint Strike Fighter project. This is wildly cool, even if you’re not big on the military. It’s cool because C++ has been lambasted so many times for being absurd, and yet these standards lay out how to write minimal, powerful, safe, and real-time code. Here’s the link.