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  • 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
  • Re: Loops in JavaScript are okay. JavaScript in loops is not okay.

    Yes thank god for JSON... except wait, how is JSON going to print that output? Oh right, using loops. Just that they'll be buried in an implementation layer you don't see. Maybe this particular loop JS output isn't the best way to do it because it's a simple array that could be easily implemented through a JSON output, but having ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 02-11-2014
  • Re: Chrome on Windows 8 is a trainwreck

    Seriously, why in the hell would you use the Metro UI on a computer? I don't care what MS says, a single UI for all devices is batshit crazy stupid. I applaud Chrome for intentionally jacking up the Metro UI version of their browser to prevent the Metro fools from being able to use Chrome. You don't deserve it.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 01-21-2014
  • Re: Sometimes I am TRWTF.

    [quote user="KattMan"][quote user="darkmattar"]Turn on output buffering __LINE__ : The current line number of the file. [/quote] Hmm, is this just an old VB thing? I remember a VB LineNo variable that did the same thing and you had to debug the same way. Please someone send me to total recall and wipe that memory and ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 01-16-2014
  • Re: Sometimes I am TRWTF.

    Turn on output buffering ob_start(); then add between every line: echo (__LINE__)."<br/>";ob_flush(); to get the line number that worked to print out. Of course, for the most likely cause of a "hang"- infinite loop will give you a whole lotta numbers.... but at least you'll see where it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 01-16-2014
  • Re: Attempted JOIN on NULL

    [quote user="cdosrun"][quote user="don"]Oh, believe me, I have tons of my own WTFs. You have none? Once you guys put me on to the fact that this is doing something I would have done with NOT EXISTS or NOT IN, I started looking at it more closely and found that, at least in this enviornment, this approach runs significantly ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by darkmattar on 10-25-2013
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