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  • Re: Not so real time, Real Time

    [quote user="deathy"]So we work hard at it, for 6 months, and we manage to make some headway[/quote] Who paid for this work? Hopefully the customer -- after all, everyone else is happy with the performance; and there is no reason to work hard for 6 months on something nobody cares about. And for 6 months; presumably the customer ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 04-07-2014
  • Re: What year is it? Let me check the database...

    [quote user="anachostic"] [quote user="mikeTheLiar"] Why does it stop at 2010? Who knows. [/quote] This application will NEVER be used for more than four years.  But just in case, I'll go up to the next decade.  We'll never hit it.[/quote] I retire in 2010; after that it's someone elses ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 03-14-2014
  • Re: GnuTLS library security is critically flawed

    It's not so much the fix -- I'm sure that a number of people have contributed fixes by now -- but the fact that the GnuTLS code is in SO many systems. It's even embedded in Cisco routers! Distributing the fix to all the myriads of operating systems and programs that use it is going to be overwhelming.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 03-07-2014
  • GnuTLS library security is critically flawed

    In case anyone missed it: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03/critical-crypto-bug-leaves-linux-hundreds-of-apps-open-to-eavesdropping/
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 03-07-2014
  • Re: Loops in JavaScript are okay. JavaScript in loops is not okay.

    [quote user="fennec"]Here's a representative snippet of the internal app driving an Important Ongoing Interactive Business Process that I'm gradually rewriting to support new business units. This is in HTML::Mason, which is sort of like PHP or .erb for Perl, and in many cases would be TRWTF. But today, data ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 02-11-2014
  • Re: TRWTF is PHP

    [quote user="dkf"][quote user="Buttembly Coder"]TRWTF is that you're trusting PHP code...[/quote]There's nothing about PHP that couldn't be fixed by investing in advanced physics, building a working time machine, going back in time to the early '90s, and killing the developers of PHP and all their ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 02-10-2014
  • Re: Subclasses in python: nailed it

    [quote user="Arnavion"][quote user="DrPepper"]Essentially, there is code in TestCase that calls it's own Setup and Teardown methods, but TestCase replaces (the references to) it's own Setup and Teardown methods with (refererences to) the subclasses Setup and Teardown methods. Sort of like, in C#, where the superclass ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 01-29-2014
  • Re: Subclasses in python: nailed it

    [quote user="Mcoder"][quote user="aikii"]My best guess is that it allows the subclasses to never call super()[/quote] Of course, in Python you can't ever say "never", but yes, that'll replace the setUp and tearDown methods of every instance of every class that inherits this one with the composition of this ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 01-27-2014
  • Re: what is this "script" you speak of

    Everyone else missed this: [quote user="Ben L."]<!--211 JSON parsing failure at character 1:'<' in <!-- AddThis Button Begin -->[/quote] So there is an error in the javascript, which is intended to display the iframe I'd guess. So nothing happens.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 01-24-2014
  • Re: Seagate hard drives have 120% failure rate

    [quote user="Maciejasjmj"][quote user="El_Heffe"]You install 100 drives. They all fail and you send them for repair/replacement. You receive 100 new drives and 20 of them fail. 120% failure rate.[/quote] That seems like a correct explanation if we take into account that it's the annual failre rate. Which would mean ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 01-21-2014
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