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  • Re: Chrome on Windows 8 is a trainwreck

    This seems like an appropriate topic for cross-forum necromancing. From one trainwreck to another. Source: http://what.thedailywtf.com/t/post-i-choo-choo-choose-you/612/76 see why this has happened to you
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 06-25-2014
  • Re: Secure webmail

    [quote user="drurowin"] So, what percentage of America is going to be closed for the next five days because a Jew supposedly killed your Lord and Saviour Jesus M. Christ some Hebrew carpenter roughly 1,980 years ago? (Good Friday, Better Saturday, Easter Sunday, Post-Easter Monday, and Easter Hangover Tuesday, for those who insist I ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-18-2014
  • Re: This.... from a bank.... I'm.... WTF?!

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"]Did you miss that part about "It's a mindset"?  Passwords are UPPERCASE.  "But we can let people enter lower case and then--"  I SAID PASSWORD ARE UPPERCASE? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!?! DO WHAT I SAY! If you could assume enough competency to use a .ToUpper() function instead ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-17-2014
  • Re: This.... from a bank.... I'm.... WTF?!

    [quote user="Lorne Kates"][quote user="blakeyrat"]How is it possible to fuck up that badly?[/quote]  There's probably some AS/400 backend. For the longest time, all the text HAS BEEN IN UPPERCASE. So that's how it must always be. It's a mindset. AS/400 is UPPERCASE.  So all fields saved in AS/400 must be ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-16-2014
  • Re: Close encounter

    Oh Rake Ul. Whose solution to every problem is that you should upgrade to the new version, it will definitely fix that bug that we never knew existed. A few it-could-only-be-oracle stories: A 2 billion row partitioned table corrupted because the primary UNIQUE key index started allowing duplicates in a few partitions. -Oracle official ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-16-2014
  • Re: Lets improve our security!

    [quote user="cdosrun"]Because in order to get that image, they'd need my username, which I just gave them?[/quote] True, but if a single proxy is logging hundreds of user image requests to your server, you're likely to notice and catch them doing it. I will grant you that if the bank isn't watching their access logs for ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-07-2014
  • Re: Lets improve our security!

    [quote user="Snooder"]Actually, it's more likely to be an encoding problem. [/quote] I think this is more likely the case when it comes to major sites like banks or credit cards. But for your 1-man hobby forum website type places, I'd still guess it's to prevent sql hacks.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-07-2014
  • Re: Lets improve our security!

    [quote user="Qwerty"]I never understood how the two-way thing is supposed to work. What attack does it actually prevent? I've only ever seen this on one (American) banking site and I don't see how it can stop the malicious site contacting the real site with my ID and then serving up what the original site shows. "We are ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-07-2014
  • Re: unstructured optimization

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="ratchet freak"]YARCI, they are more prevalent than people would like to admit[/quote] You Are Really Crud Intensive? Young Aardvarks Really Chase Insects?[/quote] Yet Another Really Crappy Implementation? Yet Another Really Crappy Idea? Yet Another Retarded C Implementation?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 04-03-2014
  • Re: Is it time for a new Firefox thread yet?

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]This guy paid real cash-money to work-around a bug in Firefox. Mock him.[/quote] Seriously?! He bought a gf650 to replace his radeon card just so his Firefox browser would be usable? Does he not realize there are dozens of browser alternative that... well... don't suck? Even IE11 is better than Firefox ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 03-19-2014
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