watching c++con talks on youtube and:
- I'm glad that there are people who think about, like, "what's the absolute lowest latency you can squeeze out of this code", but it's a shame they're all high frequency trading employees
- c++ programmers have the weirdest possible bugs
- glad I don't have to do it for a living

"Ah, see, if you do this, you activate the Fool's Constructor, which is twice as slow and might not actually work. So don't do this."

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And it's never, like, "compiler error", it's more like "this pointer won't work" or "????"

also, nobody has good questions. it's all "look at how smart I am" type guys

also, every presenter works for google, facebook, or some high frequency trading company. if you're lucky, you'll get someone who works for the standards body. I have one by Bjarne queued up

also, all white dudes, save for one woman who got a bunch of pointlessly nitpicky questions

@BestGirlGrace

QuestionGuy: Uh hi I'm an expert in the field and do you think that <thing I literally wrote a paper on> is true?

Speaker: no, because in our case we need to flopnax the ropja-

QuestionGuy: ok well because in my experience...

@artemis they're always so long, and the answer is never interesting, and I swear it's the same three people every time

@BestGirlGrace @artemis we’ve always thought conference q&a sessions could be improved by a mad scientist style trapdoor at the mic

i mean sure it only drops people into a ball pit but it stops them wasting everyone’s time and that’s what’s important

@alexis @BestGirlGrace @artemis give the audience voting devices, like on talent contest shows. If over 40% of the audience wills it, boom, trapdoor

@robotcarsley @alexis @artemis there's a big thermometer on the stage that fills up the more people get mad at the question asker. when it fills up, woosh

@BestGirlGrace @robotcarsley @artemis except if the speaker is RMS and the audience is FOSSbros. in that case the thermometer still works the same but trapdoors are under the chairs

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