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  • Re: I tried renaming a file in Ubuntu

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote]ubuntu@ip-xx-xxx-xx-xxx:/var/www$ rename index.php info.php Not enough arguments for index at (eval 1) line 1, near "index." Bareword "php" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at (eval 1) line 1.[/quote] What the FUCK does that MEAN!?!?! I understand every word up to ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 08-23-2013
  • Re: I hate my ex-colleagues

    [quote user="henke37"]Looks like an implementation error in the hashmap, a correct one works even if the hash function returns the same value for ever single element.[/quote] Although, not quite clear, I understood the OP to mean hashcode() was used as the key for the the hashtable entries.You aren't thinking twisted enough.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 07-24-2013
  • Re: I'm the ideal candidate

     You passed the fizz buzz test.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 07-22-2013
  • Re: How old is your machine?

     Would they make you go back to lugging a desktop if you accidentally spilled a can of soda on the laptop? 
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 06-28-2013
  • Re: Staffing Model WTF

     You have been reading Dilbert last week??? http://dilbert.com/2013-06-20/
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 06-28-2013
  • Re: Does this antipattern have a name?

    [quote user="Mcoder"] [quote user="ubersoldat"]I have no idea of how GC in PHP works, but since almost every language today has GC, everytime I see a "destruction" method, I know the person has no idea of WTF he's doing.[/quote]  So, in a GC language, where should people delete temporary files, close ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 05-10-2013
  • Re: Save some work

    [quote user="dkf"][quote user="Rhywden"]Which kind of moron codes a language such that an assignment means an automatic write to the database?[/quote]It seems to be quite a common concept with a certain type of coder. Exhibit #1: MUMPS[/quote] Exhibit #2: Perl tie Maybe I was too subtle before when I mentioned Larry Wall.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 05-03-2013
  • Re: Save some work

    [quote user="Rhywden"][quote user="Buttembly Coder"]Well, if it's a language that allows it, they could have overloaded the = operator, and assignment is a very costly operation now, such as writing to a database.[/quote] Which kind of moron codes a language such that an assignment means an automatic write to the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 05-02-2013
  • Re: We need to schedule a meeting for year 2039! Now!

    Tell them you have written a cron job that will add more meetings, but it doesn't get kicked off right away. For example, if you carefully specify weekday, month, and day you can extend the 1st execution of the cron job until 2036.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 05-01-2013
  • Re: Great coding, Microsoft

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]What screenshot tool doesn't hide the mouse? WTF.[/quote] It is possibly the screenshot of a Remote Desktop session.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Rick on 04-18-2013
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