No.
C++ is Fun
#include 

void h(int x) {
	printf("x=%d", x);
}
extern "C" {
	void _Z1hi(int x) {
		printf("x=%d", x + 1);
	}
}
int main(int argc, const char ** argv) {
	h(10);
	return 0;
}
% g++ -o invalid -std=c++11 -ggdb invalid.cpp
/tmp/cckKmCjC.s: Assembler messages:
/tmp/cckKmCjC.s:37: Error: symbol `_Z1hi' is already defined

angellyuna:

LP: hey What dafuq….

Capitalism

I volunteered at the Seattle Metaphysical Library and got into a very interesting discussion with the lady who was running it while I was there. Here are some of the things upon which she expanded about the state of the US.

  1. The ruling elite in Europe and Asia inherited their wealth and don’t earn it like the rest of the populace. They work together to control things behind the scenes. They have no income, but a great deal of assets. This is a big part of why asset taxes never gain any ground.
  2. The ruling elite started investing in the more intelligent of the working class in order to train them to be workers. This training taught them critical thinking, analysis, individualism, and other things that were mostly limited to the ruling elite. The end result was the upper end of the working class revolting and rioting against the ruling elite. Americans have it in their blood to not defer to authority.
    • Old giants like Burroughs and IBM were overtaken by companies like Apple and Microsoft, which started from the garages of working-class individuals. This was a major shock, as these hundred-year-old companies were of the ruling elite and these upstarts were overturning everything. This was the but one of the things which alerted the ruling elite to the results of their investment.
    • To this day, the ruling elite fears the intelligent middle class and wants to remove the ability for them to have any say. This is a big part of why there is so much political pressure to disinvest in the American school system: if the populace is “dumbed down” and taught to respect authority, then they won’t fight against the ruling elite, the middle class will end up more like the lower class, and they won’t have the necessary skills to fight back. Jobs will be lost and wages will go down.
  3. Manufacturing has already been exported to East Asia. While a lot of folks think there isn’t enough expertise and knowledge in East Asia for software development to be exported in that manner, people said that about manufacturing a half-century ago. It takes a generation or more in order for the requisite physical, mental, and political infrastructure necessary for such an exportation to occur. American software developers’ days of glory are limited.
    • H1B visas are used to train foreign workers in the US, where the culture is more conducive to producing more capable and competent individuals, and then send the expertise back to the workers’ original country. The jobs often go with them, and there is a slow trickle of software jobs out of the US because of this. Corporations want more of these visas in order to expedite the process.
    • The end result is that the corporations will have a cheaper workforce that will defer to their authority. The end result will be very similar to what happened to manufacturing in the US.
  4. Many of the folks in East Asia who are intelligent enough to work jobs like technology and manufacturing are already part of their countries’ ruling elite, so the American ruling elite is trying to export the jobs it needs to maintain their own wealth to there. Since it’s the ruling elite on both sides, they know to work together and the American ruling elite won’t have to fear the “elevated peasants’” pushing against them.
  5. The boom-bust cycles, at least in recent years, were intentional: the ruling elite invest like crazy and cause the rest of the market to invest when things start to turn good, but then pull out all of their money and let everything collapse. This allows them to acquire assets at far below their pre-boom values.
  6. The US Federal Reserve was actually founded by a much greater number of people than mentioned in their official public documents. Chinese investors had a major hand in the founding.

I’m kind of scared of losing my job now.

cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.



#gonna need obamacare to afford treatment for that burn jackass

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

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cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

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the-unpopular-opinions:

I’m always a little confused about how people can obsess over “e-celebs” like Felice Fawn and Venus Angelic and Dakota, etc. I only know of any of them because I see people talking about them quite a bit on tumblr and i’ve come across a few “e-celeb confessions” blogs, where a bunch of teenage girls just bitch about how attention-seeking/fat/thin/rude/creepy/unattractive/etc their internet idols have been getting. I just don’t get how you can be so interested in the life of someone who does nothing but be a remotely attractive and pretend to be a model and often promote eating disorders. I really don’t get it ahah. 

My even more unpopular opinion: celebrity worship of any kind is a waste of time.

the-unpopular-opinions:

I’m always a little confused about how people can obsess over “e-celebs” like Felice Fawn and Venus Angelic and Dakota, etc. I only know of any of them because I see people talking about them quite a bit on tumblr and i’ve come across a few “e-celeb confessions” blogs, where a bunch of teenage girls just bitch about how attention-seeking/fat/thin/rude/creepy/unattractive/etc their internet idols have been getting. I just don’t get how you can be so interested in the life of someone who does nothing but be a remotely attractive and pretend to be a model and often promote eating disorders. I really don’t get it ahah. 

My even more unpopular opinion: celebrity worship of any kind is a waste of time.

irenecomics:

"Blueberry" by Nate Wootters

This story originally appeared in Irene #1 back in 2012. The first issue is totally sold out, which is probably the fault of Nate’s comic BUT you can get your hands on Irene 3 here or here, if you’re Canadian.

Do it while there’s still time. Don’t make the same mistake again.

This story was posted with permission from the author. © 2012 Nate Wootters.

Right before the end, both of his eyes were opened.

Right before the end, both of his eyes were opened.

akunohomu:

Artist: リコシェ号
It might not have saved anime for you, but it certainly saved anime for me.

It might not have saved anime for you, but it certainly saved anime for me.

Hoo boy.

Hoo boy.