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  • Re: Important Data

    [quote user="Jaime"]real time continuous backups[/quote]are undoubtedly a Good Thing, but any careful admin would set up traditional "do them regularly and park them offline and offsite" backups first and then leave that infrastructure in place even after the CDP stuff is all up and running. It's disturbingly easy for ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 09-19-2014
  • Re: Important Data

    Also, WTF kind of half-assed RAID doesn't send notifications and/or sound a loud screechy alarm in the server closet on disk failure?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 09-12-2014
  • Re: Important Data

    [quote user="Skywolf"]Say you have crucial, business data, that absolutely has to be safe.So you do the right thing, and[/quote]BACK THE FUCKER UP EVERY DAY. Repeat after me: Even if you use RAID, you still need backup. Sysadmins who behave as if they don't understand this are TRWTF.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 09-12-2014
  • Re: Scientist Programmer

    What makes this for-if instance really special, though, is the wonderful way it makes no use of the names defined NetCDF file's names except for the specific purpose of looking up IDs it already has. It's the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation anti-pattern.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-28-2014
  • Re: decomposeLine

    [quote user="TGV"] And it forgets the last field. [/quote]I think preventing that very thing is what the appended comma near the beginning is for.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-28-2014
  • Re: Mr. Burns on the front page? wtf?

    Eaten by badgers on the line at Basingstoke.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-27-2014
  • Re: Mr. Burns on the front page? wtf?

    [quote user="serguey123"]Sure, bring it on, trains are fucking boring.[/quote]Transcend boredom.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-27-2014
  • Re: Mr. Burns on the front page? wtf?

    [quote user="Zecc"]That's right, we can't blame Discourse for this one. What I find surprising is how these forums seemed to have withered out since Discourse, given the amount of people out there who hate it. [/quote]The logorrheic minority went over there so they could continue to enjoy shouting at each other. Those of us ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-26-2014
  • Re: Infosys strikes again

    Not only that, but if you pass it something that evaluates to false, it won't do anything but that conversion. This gives the coder the flexibility to re-use this code for a much wider range of tasks than that envisioned by the impoverished design it replaces. It's win-win!
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-03-2014
  • Re: Infosys strikes again

    [quote user="Smitty"]I was informed that this was done to "increase readability" and "make the method understandable to everyone"[/quote]Mission accomplished, then, because I understand it and I've just had to read it three or four times to make that true. I didn't have to read the old version anywhere near ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by flabdablet on 08-02-2014
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