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  • Re: TRWTF is PHP

    [quote user="joe.edwards"]You don't need to contrive some weird integer password for this. Take select article_title, article_text from article where article_id = $id. Now substitute $id = '-1; select TABLE_SCHEMA, TABLE_NAME from information_schema.tables'. Now they know all the tables you have. And a query later they ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 02-05-2014
  • Re: TRWTF is PHP

    [quote user="no laughing matter"]You are doing it WRONG![/quote] thank you for the first direct answer I ever got to this question, even after asking it repeatedly many, many times over the years. that's one thing. [quote user="no laughing matter"](Yes, checking if pin is an integer is a great idea. But you already ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 02-05-2014
  • Re: TRWTF is PHP

    [quote user="Ben L."]The fact that they're using htmlspecialchars as a replacement for database sanitization?[/quote] In the whole of my PHP career, I haven't used anything else for sanitization (when not using frameworks), and to this day I have found no way nor anyone who would find a way to SQL inject anything through ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 02-05-2014
  • Re: C.S. class WTF

    [quote user="Buttembly Coder"]Out of curiosity, what exactly would the grader do with the (assumedly *nix) makefile, on his windows machine? Is the makefile a .bat or .ps1 script? Because, if it is, I'd say that is TRWTF[/quote] Not an expert, but as far as I know, makefile is a .makefile script, basic format should be the same ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 01-15-2014
  • Re: More useless error messages

    [quote user="mikeTheLiar"]This is a design feature of a detection circuit and system BIOSes developed by Award/Unicore from 1997 on. Windows: providing you with useless, uninformative, and confusing error messages since forever.[/quote] users: blaming everything on windows even when the manufacturer is clearly stated and clearly ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 11-13-2013
  • Re: .jpg.jpeg

    [quote user="cheapie"]Just don't use extensions - then you won't have that problem. Any good operating system should be able to guess.[/quote] Did you, by any chance, had anything to do with designing Petrovich?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 11-05-2013
  • Re: How to fuck up op_Equality

    [quote user="joe.edwards"]Apparently this is how they implemented it: public static bool operator ==( ShortID id1, ShortID id2 ) { return id1.Guid == id2.Guid; } public static bool operator !=( ShortID id1, ShortID id2 ) { return id1.Guid != id2.Guid; } It accesses a property of the compared object without checking it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 10-07-2013
  • Re: Google improvement of the month: MOAR screen space

    [quote user="Ben L."]Not a fix, but it'll solve your problem.[/quote] I always wondered "Why the fuck can't they just let me set the default quality globally in my profile?" Then I found this settings. Since then, I wonder "Why the fuck can't they just let me set the default quality in some meaningful ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 09-13-2013
  • Re: Microsoft still hasn't figured it out.

    [quote user="TGV"][quote user="skotl"]And, assuming that the installer needs to overwrite files that are in use by another app, imagine how all twisted your underwear would get if it started closing all these apps for you, so it could overwrite the files? You'd be on here getting all mildly-moist and shouting "...and ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 09-10-2013
  • Re: Damn it another trick ad

    [quote user="OldCrow"]I want some numbers. How many people do buy something after clicking such a link? How many people buy anything after going through a scam link?[/quote] who cares? [quote user="OldCrow"]...And what did they try to sell to you?[/quote] who cares? [quote user="OldCrow"]Does it really pay ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by SEMI-HYBRID code on 09-06-2013
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