The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: How not to find a trailing substring match

    I sense a disturbance in the force...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 10-01-2014
  • Re: Adventures of Sharky! - Cheaper is not always better or cheaper.

    [quote user="pjt33"][quote user="LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet"]Talking of crazy standards, let's not forget that in the financial industry in England, b (billion) used to be, and is still in a few cases, interpreted as a million million, not a thousand million. Go go global confusion! [/quote] You've got that back to front. ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 05-19-2014
  • Re: C:\PROGRAM

    [quote user="ender"]I've seen that at clients, and I'd really really like to know what triggers that, and how to disable it[/quote]This happens if anything's hooked into Active Accessibility for any reason. Examples include obvious assistive technologies like JAWS, nonobvious things like Windows Speech Recognition, Cortana, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 05-13-2014
  • Re: "PCs are dead and Microsoft is a goner, everyone will soon upgrade to a tablet/phone/Chromebook"

    [quote user="dkf"]Professionally speaking, Android is most interesting as it is the simplest to get testing apps onto.[/quote]Build (essentially) a Windows 8.1 Metro app. Go to Project Properties, Target Frameworks, check the "phone" box. Connect your phone and hit F5. Done.[quote user="dkf"]This is far and away the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 04-21-2014
  • Re: My Ruby has derailed

    [quote user="bstorer"][quote user="morbiuswilters"]They're both awful and Web SQL isn't even a standard any more, having been dropped by the W3C.[/quote]Which is how you know it was an utterly unredeemable piece of shit. Those fuckers are still clinging on to MathML and VoiceXML.[/quote]The official reason they dropped ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 04-09-2014
  • Re: Damn forced upgrade to Win7!

    [quote user="too_many_usernames"]4. Some of my customer-specific apps don't work on Win7 64 bit. Third party, not mine, I know, I know. (Best part? The app was written in .Net...)[/quote]If they're your apps (.EXEs), recompile for "x86" instead of "AnyCPU" and they will magically start working again.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 03-21-2014
  • Re: A pre-emptive "Fuck You" to Mozilla

    [quote user="Ben L."]What? What was IE 4's plugin API called? I can't find anything about it.[/quote] Although it also shared the Windows Explorer "shell extension" API too, because Microsoft was taking the position that a Web browser should be a computer browser as well.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 01-31-2014
  • Re: Terminal illness

    [quote user="Daniel Beardsmore"]What I should do over the Christmas break, when nobody's looking, is figure out why it's only getting one CPU core when it's been given four. That's the main reason why this problem became visible massive performance degradation.[/quote]Raymond Chen knows!
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 12-24-2013
  • Re: Steam-powered Linux

    [quote user="Ben L."]user@ubuntu:~$ sudo hallowed are the ori [sudo] password for user: sudo: hallowed: command not found user@ubuntu:~$[/quote]EDUCATE THYSELF.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 12-16-2013
  • Re: More useless error messages

    [quote user="BC_Programmer"]I Don't understand what this has to do with Windows Error messages. It's a Knowledge Base article, not an Error Message, and the actual issue is a design feature.[/quote]Remember, Windows is the computer to most people, so when the computer starts singing songs, it's Windows' fault.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by TwelveBaud on 11-12-2013
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