UCOSP

Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects

Real programmers

Posted by kozlowm on 2009/12/01

I found an amusing story that I wanted to share (requires some basic low-level computing knowledge)

http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/mel.html

2 Responses to “Real programmers”

  1. Eric Burnett said

    Wow. That’s the kind of programmer I love to read stories about…and never ever want to work with.

  2. onitony said

    We know that _real_ programmers code with butterflies.

    They open their hands and let the delicate wings flap once. The disturbance ripples outward, changing the flow of the eddy currents in the upper atmosphere. These cause momentary pockets of higher-pressure air to form, which act as lenses that deflect incoming cosmic rays. Focusing them to strike the drive platter and flip the desired bit.

    Though really, that’s about as involving as reusing opcodes as literal values, and purposely running into an overflow to control the flow of the code execution. Interesting read.

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