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  • Re: Is it time for a new Firefox thread yet?

    [quote user="studog"]... Variables are immutable by default." The really smart guy doesn't understand the meaning of a basic english word. This does not inspire confidence.[/quote] in python varibles are immutable by default, you can change what a varible 'points' ant, but the values are pooled and immutable.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 03-19-2014
  • Re: goto fail;

    [quote user="Weng"]  On further analysis, they might unit-test, but they might fall into the antipattern of building the tests to the performance of the original version of the codebase, not to the spec. [/quote]  that would mean someone wrote a test that tested that the function always failed and didn't question it; or ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 02-24-2014
  • Re: C.S. class WTF

    I had CS classe where the 'grader' was a set of unit-tests the teacher wrote, and all assignments were graded automatically; having a 'grader' be an actual breathing human is TRWTF.  
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 01-15-2014
  • Re: This didn't start out as another complaint about Firefox

    [quote user="Ronald"][quote user="El_Heffe"] It started when I came across a story about this: http://www.kyleayers.com/post/67277872092/roofbreakup [quote]"A couple ran onto my roof and starting breaking up, right in front of a bunch of people who were just up there hanging out.  I live tweeted the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 11-20-2013
  • Re: CEPICs love/hate relationship with Google

    [quote user="joe.edwards"][quote user="dkf"][quote user="Gurth"]Now all you need is a way to block all software that can make a screenshot from working?[/quote]And a way to stop people from taking a picture of the screen on their phone.[/quote] How about a different random subset of half the pixels is shown each ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 11-20-2013
  • Re: FastFileRenamer

    [quote user="Ronald"][quote user="Ben L."]rename is a great utility if you have any clue what the fuck it does. Unfortunately, nobody has any clue what the fuck it does.[/quote] I wonder if bringing up a linux command-line utility in a thread about Windows GUI utilities is off-topic enough to be ironic, or if it's ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 11-12-2013
  • Re: Today's XKCD

    [quote user="Zecc"]You guys are changing your avatars. That's making me really confused. [/quote] Considering that miketheliar has slain blakeyrat, he is entitled to taking the avatar as his trophy.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 09-15-2013
  • Re: Today's XKCD

    [quote user="PJH"][quote user="mikeTheLiar"][quote user="locallunatic"] Even though this thread wouldn't make sense after the switch, I'm kinda surprised that Rosie hasn't shown up yet. [/quote] There's actually been quite a few of these that haven't been switched. My guess is that it was ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 09-15-2013
  • Re: Microsoft still hasn't figured it out.

    [quote user="Ronald"]Lying to users to make your life easier[/quote] In my experience users lie, all the time, so yeah why not lie to them ^^
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 09-09-2013
  • Re: How can you be this stupid

    [quote user="locallunatic"]But doing so can suck when they just put in the dollar amount then add that change to what you handed to them to give back (has happened repeatedly to me).[/quote] you then hand them the coins back and ask for your quarter (or dollar or what have you).
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by esoterik on 09-08-2013
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