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  • NSFW icon

    I was browsing a post on a CSS technique, and got a popup advertising "200 lovingly honed set" of icons. But what caught my attention was this: There are some really charming details that you dont often find in free icon sets: theres a lovely wiggle on the cord of the phone; the leaves of the cigar really bring out its shape; the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 06-04-2014
  • Re: bad casting choice

    [quote user="gvh"]Lots of unused variables (there are dozens of files where each fonction starts with an "int i;" declaration)[/quote] Wow. Cut/Paste functions? "Well, it compiles, and when I run it I don't get a segfault, so it must be OK. Even with 30,000 warnings; they can't really mean anything..."
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-19-2014
  • Re: US Military WTF

    Here's another goodie -- assuming that email is a reliable, durable service. But other than the database entrieswhich marked Swensons award as complete but had no date for transmittal to CENTCOMthere was no record of any of that information in USFOR-As J-1 office. While one staffer insisted that Swensons information had been ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-16-2014
  • Re: US Military WTF

    The wooden table makes a magical appearance: At each intervening echelon of the chain of commandjust as with many bureaucratic processes in the Armythe documents were printed out for staff review, marked up on paper, and then optically scanned to be sent to the next echelon of command. (In my personal experience dealing with Army general ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-16-2014
  • Re: Adventures of Sharky! - Cheaper is not always better or cheaper.

    If true, amazing how someone will take a mission-critical (heck, business-critical) service and hand it off to someone they've never met, on the other side of the planet. But don't we all do that every day now, with cloud services?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-16-2014
  • Re: EU court ruling WTF

    This sounds a lot like Nineteen Eighty-Four (the book by George Orwell) where the state edited newspapers, reprinting past editions of the paper in order to make the current reality appear as if it were better than the past. From Wikipedia At the Ministry of Truth, Winston is an editor responsible for historical revisionism, concording the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-16-2014
  • Re: EU court ruling WTF

    [quote user="Buttembly Coder"][quote user="DrPepper"]How exactly would Google implement this? And how would the EU enforce this? For example, consider this guy with the foreclosure. Now there are a ton of pages/posts/blogs that talk about him and his foreclosure. Does google need to filter out ALL of these results? Or only ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-15-2014
  • Re: EU court ruling WTF

    How exactly would Google implement this? And how would the EU enforce this? For example, consider this guy with the foreclosure. Now there are a ton of pages/posts/blogs that talk about him and his foreclosure. Does google need to filter out ALL of these results? Or only the ones that mention him by name? I suppose you can filter out ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by DrPepper on 05-15-2014
  • 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
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