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  • Re: Outlook.com style security

    [quote user="flabdablet"][quote user="ubersoldat"]What The Fuck?!?[/quote]Also not a patch on the incredible security measures imposed by the Australian Government or the Westpac Banking Corporation (the pointy-clicky password for that page must be exactly six characters long).[/quote] My bank is even worse: The "online ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 01-09-2014
  • Re: New Janitor? Check. Master Key? Check. Dead servers? Check.

    [quote user="twilsonxpert"][quote user="_leonardo_"][quote user="mikeTheLiar"][quote user="Maciejasjmj"]Still a better TDWTF story than today's one.[/quote] And it's not awkward at all that every time I load the site the first thing that shows up is an ass crack.[/quote]  seconded. ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 09-11-2013
  • Re: BANCStar

    [quote user="Gurth"]With a language like this in existence, why are there still contests for writing obfuscated code?[/quote] Because this language makes obfuscation too easy. It's not much of a contest if every piece of code is as obfuscated as the next with pretty much no effort.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 09-02-2013
  • Re: I tried renaming a file in Ubuntu

    [quote user="Snooder"][quote user="blakeyrat"]2) Users shouldn't have to understand what a filesystem is to use a computer. [/quote] Nobody is talking about grandma at home who just wants to see some cute cat pictures. Or even Mr. Non-technical VP who just wants to get his fantasy football scores. Yes, linux is pretty ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-23-2013
  • Re: I tried renaming a file in Ubuntu

    [quote user="DescentJS"][quote user="anonymous234"] I know it's local policy to bash blakeyrat, but I think he's completely right about the Linux (Unix) command line. The command names have no logic or consistency whatsoever (take "halt" vs "shutdown"), and in many occasions a common word that ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-22-2013
  • Re: Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents

    [quote user="anonymous234"][quote user="joelkatz"]That's what lossy compression does. It takes the original information and replaces it with something jdged "sufficiently similar" but that takes less space to store. Here, the compression engine had an "86958" image already encoded and judged that a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-10-2013
  • Re: Diskless server? Thats inconceivable!

    [quote user="Scumspawn"] Well, at a previous place of employment, a spectacularly arrogant and useless colleague used to argue like hell there was no point in specifying RAID10 for database servers rather than RAID 5.  (OK, I'll grant you that on some Datawarehouse Servers ... this was highish volume OLTP).  In a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-10-2013
  • Re: Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents

    [quote user="joelkatz"][quote user="Quango"] Lossy is one thing. Compression that takes one value and changes it to another is the issue.[/quote] That's pretty much the definition of lossy compression.  [quote]Xerox would scan a '6', the compression routine would convert this to an '8' and then ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-09-2013
  • Re: WTF-Inc is hiring

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="snoofle"]Must have 3 years of experience[/quote] So in addition to everything else, he has to be stuck in a 3-year-long groundhog day loop? I wager you'd need to loop at least 20-30 times to get all the experience required.[/quote] Maybe there's one person somewhere in the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-07-2013
  • Re: Spaghetti UML

    I'll just keep pretending that this has to be auto-generated from a list somewhere. I know it's unlikely but my sanity requires it.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by witchdoctor on 08-03-2013
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