Reader Mail – 04/27/2014 To 05/03/2014

MP commented on FSK Benchmark Test - C/C++ vs. Javascript vs. PHP.
"Atrocious" code? It was pretty much a direct copy of the C++ code. I did it because apparently no one else was willing to. The Java fanbois seem loathe to actually benchmark things in public, preferring to talk about theoretical gains from JIT, etc. My hope was that by providing the source for the languages, we could have language experts fix up any problems that I missed (like the looping error I made, when I was tired and really didn't care much about anything other than finishing the effort).

My conclusions about Java were that I'd forgotten how verbose and picky it is. My conclusions about the Java fanboi clique is that they're the kind of people I'd rather not spend time with.

I don't believe your numbers. Provide the code, the settings for your compiler, and then allow someone else to look it over like I did.

That was exactly my point. The guy insisted Java was faster than C++. He did not post his code. I have no idea if he used proper compiler optimization settings when he tested the C++ version.

This is a potentially interesting test, writing code to solve the exact same problem in multiple languages.

I did learn one thing from this exercise, which is that PHP is MUCH worse than I expected. I don't see why people ridicule me for not knowing that. The only way to be sure is to perform an experiment like I did. I thought that PHP compiled pretty efficiently to C.

That's another interesting point. The people who favor certain languages (Rails, node.js) have defective personality types. There's no point learning those languages, because then I'll be working with the scum who prefer those languages.

I worked on 2 Java projects, both were a mess. That isn't a sufficient sample size, but it didn't make me motivated to pursue Java further.

Chris Mackney commented on Reader Mail - 04/20/2014 To 04/26/2014.
Man driven to suicide by ex wife and divorce courts

Chris Mackney committed suicide on December 29, 2013 because his ex wife was using the divorce courts in America to torture him and kidnap his children from him. He wrote a 4 page suicide note before killing himself.

LATEST UPDATE: The ex-wife is such a psychopath that is she trying to copyright her ex husband's suicide note, in order to prevent it from being circulated on the internet. She is using her lawyers to threaten legal action against websites that published Chris's suicide letter. She is trying to silence him, even in death.

The website "A Voice for Men" also got a letter from her lawyers and wrote an article about it yesterday:

Here's a few more updates:

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