Tale of the Cryptic Encoding

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  • Nagesh 2012-07-05 11:06
    Java ain't have dll problem since all jars packaging together.
  • Robbie 2012-07-05 11:07
    But the biggest question was never answered (I think): Was Robbie male or female?!
  • Double-Posting Guy 2012-07-05 11:11
    Robbie:
    But the biggest question was never answered (I think): Was Robbie male or female?!


    Are you crazy, lady?!
  • Double-Posting Guy 2012-07-05 11:11
    Robbie:
    But the biggest question was never answered (I think): Was Robbie male or female?!


    Are you crazy, lady?!
  • Susan Calvin 2012-07-05 11:13
    Robbie was a robot. Obviously.
  • Am Disappoint 2012-07-05 11:20
    No snarky comments behind the scenes

    Am very disappoint.
  • Anon') or 1=1 2012-07-05 11:26
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-05 11:27
    Anon') or 1=1:
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
    What... You don't keep a copy of windows installed on a virtual machine just for this sort of thing? If it goes fubar you just replace the vm hard drive file with a backup and your back in business.
  • @Deprecated 2012-07-05 11:28
    I kept thinking that the system was harvesting passwords or something, and emailing them to the original author.
    Nope.
    Then I thought the 'Secret' class was going to do the same thing...
  • Dragons 2012-07-05 11:30
    attached .exe file
    Danger: beyond this point there be much WTF.
  • Larry 2012-07-05 11:35
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
  • Cialis "the half-cocked" Cowboy 2012-07-05 11:38
    PiisAWheeL:
    Anon') or 1=1:
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
    What... You don't keep a copy of windows installed on a virtual machine just for this sort of thing? If it goes fubar you just replace the vm hard drive file with a backup and your back in business.


    Or, ask your friendly local Sys Admin who might tell you to simply "snapshot" your VM. You coders have to do *everything* the hard way, don't ya?
  • Jack 2012-07-05 11:42
    quasi-legal mail-order pharmaceuticals, which caused the program to choke. Lee figured that she would've choked too.
    You did that on purpose, didn't you?!

    Usually about a half hour after I consume those quasi-legal mail-order pharmaceuticals, my girlfriend starts to choke.
  • Carl 2012-07-05 11:45
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-05 12:06
    Cialis "the half-cocked" Cowboy:
    PiisAWheeL:
    Anon') or 1=1:
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
    What... You don't keep a copy of windows installed on a virtual machine just for this sort of thing? If it goes fubar you just replace the vm hard drive file with a backup and your back in business.


    Or, ask your friendly local Sys Admin who might tell you to simply "snapshot" your VM. You coders have to do *everything* the hard way, don't ya?
    Ya know, its too early in the morning. I completely forgot you could do that. Still, the hard way is still probably easier than just blindly running the exe.
  • Don Juan 2012-07-05 12:08
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.
  • Coyne 2012-07-05 12:14
    I think this has to be a new record for WTF's. This monstrosity violates pretty much every rule of sensible design, good programming practice, good security practice, credit card industry rules, very likely the law, and possibly the Constitution.
  • So True 2012-07-05 12:22
    Don Juan:
    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.
    A good looking guy doesn't pay a hooker for sex. He pays her to go away when he's done.

    And, yes, a few hundred now and then is a much better bargain, financially, than the "tens of thousands" outcome. Plus, you get variety! And you don't have to talk to them all the time.
  • Jay 2012-07-05 12:33
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.


    I think it was Rodney Dangerfield who said, "If you're thinking of getting married, let me suggest a shortcut that can save you a lot of time and trouble. Just find a woman who hates you, and buy her a house."
  • DaveK 2012-07-05 12:36
    So True:
    Don Juan:
    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.
    A good looking guy doesn't pay a hooker for sex. He pays her to go away when he's done.

    And, yes, a few hundred now and then is a much better bargain, financially, than the "tens of thousands" outcome. Plus, you get variety! And you don't have to talk to them all the time be socially adequate.
    FTFY!
  • DaveK 2012-07-05 12:39
    Cialis "the half-cocked" Cowboy:
    PiisAWheeL:
    Anon') or 1=1:
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
    What... You don't keep a copy of windows installed on a virtual machine just for this sort of thing? If it goes fubar you just replace the vm hard drive file with a backup and your back in business.


    Or, ask your friendly local Sys Admin who might tell you to simply "snapshot" your VM. You coders have to do *everything* the hard way, don't ya?
    Y'all both might wanna have a read of http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/KORTCHINSKY/BHUSA09-Kortchinsky-Cloudburst-SLIDES.pdf
    Shouldn't run a potential virus even in a VM on anything but a dog box.

  • Jay 2012-07-05 12:53
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.


    And then women wonder why men are reluctant to "make a commitment".

    Suppose a local restaurant offerred two pricing plans:

    Plan A: Standard plan: Come by whenever you like and for ten or twenty bucks you can get anything on the menu.

    Plan B: Lifetime membership: Pay half your salary every month for the rest of your life. There are severe penalties for cancelling the membership. In exchange, you can come by the restaurant whenever you like and if they're not too busy, and they feel like it, they might serve you a meal. You will be required to wash the dishes and help clean the kitchen afterwards. The restaurant can cancel your membership at any time, in which case you will still be required to pay a reduced membership fee for 18 more years but will not be entitled to any meals.

    which plan would you choose?
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-05 13:09
    Jay:
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.


    And then women wonder why men are reluctant to "make a commitment".

    Suppose a local restaurant offerred two pricing plans:

    Plan A: Standard plan: Come by whenever you like and for ten or twenty bucks you can get anything on the menu.

    Plan B: Lifetime membership: Pay half your salary every month for the rest of your life. There are severe penalties for cancelling the membership. In exchange, you can come by the restaurant whenever you like and if they're not too busy, and they feel like it, they might serve you a meal. You will be required to wash the dishes and help clean the kitchen afterwards. The restaurant can cancel your membership at any time, in which case you will still be required to pay a reduced membership fee for 18 more years but will not be entitled to any meals.

    which plan would you choose?
    The problem is the restaurant. Plan b can be completely awesome if the restaurant serves great food, doesn't complain too much, and the lifetime membership doesnt get cancelled. But your odds are still better playing the pass line in vegas.
  • airdrik 2012-07-05 13:41
    Am Disappoint:
    No snarky comments behind the scenes

    Am very disappoint.


    while (article.author != Remy Porter)
    Am Disappoint.very disappoint = true
  • n_slash_a 2012-07-05 13:52
    airdrik:
    Am Disappoint:
    No snarky comments behind the scenes

    Am very disappoint.


    while (article.author != Remy Porter)
    Am Disappoint.very disappoint = true

    +1
  • Rodney 2012-07-05 14:32
    First post!
  • Nagesh 2012-07-05 14:32
    airdrik:
    Am Disappoint:
    No snarky comments behind the scenes

    Am very disappoint.


    while (article.author != Remy Porter)
    Am Disappoint.very disappoint = true


    (-85)

    This code ain't compile. Please massage it and re-submit.

    Grade: 15/100 please see profesor.
  • monkeyPushButton 2012-07-05 14:41
    DaveK:
    Cialis "the half-cocked" Cowboy:
    PiisAWheeL:
    Anon') or 1=1:
    TRWTF: Running a .exe file emailed to you from a stranger on the internet
    What... You don't keep a copy of windows installed on a virtual machine just for this sort of thing? If it goes fubar you just replace the vm hard drive file with a backup and your back in business.


    Or, ask your friendly local Sys Admin who might tell you to simply "snapshot" your VM. You coders have to do *everything* the hard way, don't ya?
    Y'all both might wanna have a read of http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-usa-09/KORTCHINSKY/BHUSA09-Kortchinsky-Cloudburst-SLIDES.pdf
    Shouldn't run a potential virus even in a VM on anything but a dog box.

    I just run it on my co-worker's box when he goes for a smoke break.
  • Don Juan 2012-07-05 14:50
    Jay:
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.


    And then women wonder why men are reluctant to "make a commitment".

    Suppose a local restaurant offerred two pricing plans:

    Plan A: Standard plan: Come by whenever you like and for ten or twenty bucks you can get anything on the menu.

    Plan B: Lifetime membership: Pay half your salary every month for the rest of your life. There are severe penalties for cancelling the membership. In exchange, you can come by the restaurant whenever you like and if they're not too busy, and they feel like it, they might serve you a meal. You will be required to wash the dishes and help clean the kitchen afterwards. The restaurant can cancel your membership at any time, in which case you will still be required to pay a reduced membership fee for 18 more years but will not be entitled to any meals.

    which plan would you choose?


    The difficulty with plan A is sometimes you get to eat all you want and sometimes you go away hungry.

    The difficulty with plan B is sometimes you get to eat all you want and sometimes you go away hungry.


  • Nagesh 2012-07-05 15:18
    Jay:
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.


    And then women wonder why men are reluctant to "make a commitment".

    Suppose a local restaurant offerred two pricing plans:

    Plan A: Standard plan: Come by whenever you like and for ten or twenty bucks you can get anything on the menu.

    Plan B: Lifetime membership: Pay half your salary every month for the rest of your life. There are severe penalties for cancelling the membership. In exchange, you can come by the restaurant whenever you like and if they're not too busy, and they feel like it, they might serve you a meal. You will be required to wash the dishes and help clean the kitchen afterwards. The restaurant can cancel your membership at any time, in which case you will still be required to pay a reduced membership fee for 18 more years but will not be entitled to any meals.

    which plan would you choose?


    Here in Hyderabad, you are alow to get memberships at many restaurant. Unfortunate, most restarant is fruit stand and others maybe you getting diahrrea food poisining.
  • ben 2012-07-05 15:20
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"
  • Captcha:tego 2012-07-05 15:24
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"

    I know that feel. I suggest you keep away from certain 4chan boards.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-05 15:26
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"
    Would you prefer that we pretended that men and women were exactly alike?
  • johnckirk 2012-07-05 15:34
    Obviously the whole registration process is a WTF, but if you're stuck with legacy code (outside your control) which will send these emails then you do need some equivalent code to deal with them.

    Looking at the sample code, I think there are a couple of more subtle flaws (either in the original code or the way it was adapted for the article):

    Dim x As Integer = CInt(String.Concat(sr.ReadLine + sr.ReadLine + _
    
    sr.ReadLine + sr.ReadLine).Split(" ")(6))


    String.Concat will merge strings together, but so does the + operand. So, this will merge 4 strings together and then convert the resulting string ... into a string. It would be better to use commas rather than "+".

    Then there's:
    For i As Integer = x To x

    That means that the loop will only do 1 iteration. I assume it should start at 1. However, I also assume that this code is set to run at regular intervals (e.g. every 5 minutes) to check for new email. So, as long as Robbie only averages 1 new email per time interval, it will appear to work ok, and just scrape off the most recent message each time.
  • Nagesh 2012-07-05 15:38
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"
    Would you prefer that we pretended that men and women were exactly alike?

    Kama Sutra clearly ilustrate diferences.
  • Scrummy 2012-07-05 16:09
    Coyne:
    I think this has to be a new record for WTF's. This monstrosity violates pretty much every rule of sensible design, good programming practice, good security practice, credit card industry rules, very likely the law, and possibly the Constitution.


    It's the very definition of "cowboy coding." This is not the kind of work product you would see from a highly-functioning Agile team.
  • Nagesh 2012-07-05 16:23
    Scrummy:
    Coyne:
    I think this has to be a new record for WTF's. This monstrosity violates pretty much every rule of sensible design, good programming practice, good security practice, credit card industry rules, very likely the law, and possibly the Constitution.


    It's the very definition of "cowboy coding." This is not the kind of work product you would see from a highly-functioning Agile team.


    reference.com:

    Cowboy Coding

    Cowboy Coding is a term used to describe software development where the developers have autonomy over the development process. This includes control of the project's schedule, algorithms, tools, and coding style.

    A Cowboy Coder can be a lone developer or part of a group of developers with either no external management or management that controls only non-development aspects of the project, such as its nature, scope, and feature set. (The "what", but not the "how").

    Cowboy Coding can have positive or negative connotations, depending on one's opinions on the role of management and formal process in software development; "Cowboy Coding" is often used as a pejorative term by supporters of software development methodologies, such as Agile.
  • Really? 2012-07-05 16:27
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.
  • Jockamo 2012-07-05 16:36
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.


    +1
  • KattMan 2012-07-05 16:36
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.

    The real irony is people think it is wrong when we think of anyone as anything other than equals. Nobody is equal and being equal is not the point, having equal opportunity is.
    There are leaders, there are followers, some people are stronger, some people are smarter, etc.

    We are NOT equals, we are complimentary, and what is more complimentary then the non-equality of men and women. Give equal opportunity for each to thrive in thier strengths but do not try to make everyone equally the same.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-05 16:38
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.

    Hah! Maybe for you losers ...
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-05 16:39
    So True:
    Don Juan:
    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.
    A good looking guy doesn't pay a hooker for sex. He pays her to go away when he's done.

    And, yes, a few hundred now and then is a much better bargain, financially, than the "tens of thousands" outcome. Plus, you get variety! And you don't have to talk to them all the time.


    The talking isn't the problem, it's the having to listen which is the real pain in the arse.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-05 16:40
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.


    Ignore her, it must be the time of the month.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-05 16:45
    KattMan:
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.

    The real irony is people think it is wrong when we think of anyone as anything other than equals. Nobody is equal and being equal is not the point, having equal opportunity is.
    There are leaders, there are followers, some people are stronger, some people are smarter, etc.

    We are NOT equals, we are complimentary, and what is more complimentary then the non-equality of men and women. Give equal opportunity for each to thrive in thier strengths but do not try to make everyone equally the same.


    The word is "complementary". Go away and learn.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-05 16:53
    Matt Westwood:
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.


    Ignore her, it must be the time of the month.
    The post you're responding to could very well be a thoroughly indoctrinated male. They don't have times of the month. For them, it's 24/7/365.
  • KattMan 2012-07-05 16:54
    Wow, all that and you are going to complain about the transposition of an I and an E.

    Pendentic asshat.
  • Really? 2012-07-05 16:56
    Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I misinterpreted all those comments about strippers, prostitutes and all women being money-grabbing shrews controlled by their menstrual cycle as a subtle reminder of the differences between the sexes.

    Or perhaps you're just trying to distract attention from the mysogyny above by changing the subject.

    This is the point where you start taking about political correctness run amok. Go on.
  • D-Coder 2012-07-05 16:58
    Matt Westwood:
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.

    Hah! Maybe for you losers ...
    I'm sure we all understand that you can make women go away for free, Matt.
  • realmerlyn 2012-07-05 16:59
    Matt Westwood:
    KattMan:


    We are NOT equals, we are complimentary, and what is more complimentary then the non-equality of men and women. Give equal opportunity for each to thrive in thier strengths but do not try to make everyone equally the same.


    The word is "complementary". Go away and learn.


    Maybe he's talking about people who are nice to each other a lot. :)
  • Craig 2012-07-05 17:31
    Jay:
    Suppose a local restaurant offerred two pricing plans:

    Plan A: Standard plan: Come by whenever you like and for ten or twenty bucks you can get anything on the menu.

    Plan B: Lifetime membership: Pay half your salary every month for the rest of your life. There are severe penalties for cancelling the membership. In exchange, you can come by the restaurant whenever you like and if they're not too busy, and they feel like it, they might serve you exactly the same goddamn meal every day^Wweek^Wmonth^Wyear. You will be required to wash the dishes and help clean the kitchen afterwards. The restaurant can cancel your membership at any time, in which case you will still be required to pay a reduced membership fee for 18 more years but will not be entitled to any meals.

    which plan would you choose?
    FTFY
  • Yeah Really 2012-07-05 17:40
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.
    I don't hate all women, just the ones who think three nights in bed is worth a lifetime of slavery.

    So, yeah, pretty much all of them.
  • Tud 2012-07-05 18:51
    Really?:
    The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.

    I am curious to know if you've ever been to the TDWTF forums (the "side bar WTF" you see on the left).
  • dignissim 2012-07-05 19:00
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    Would you prefer that we pretended that men and women were exactly alike?


    KattMan:
    The real irony is people think it is wrong when we think of anyone as anything other than equals. [...]


    I really need to make an animated .gif of that scarecrow from Zelda OoT/MM dancing.
  • Jim 2012-07-05 19:29
    Captcha:tego:
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"

    I know that feel. I suggest you keep away from certain 4chan boards.
    You forgot to change your name back to Nagesh!
  • Some Guy 2012-07-05 19:39
    Really?:
    Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I misinterpreted all those comments about strippers, prostitutes and all women being money-grabbing shrews controlled by their menstrual cycle as a subtle reminder of the differences between the sexes.

    Or perhaps you're just trying to distract attention from the mysogyny above by changing the subject.

    This is the point where you start taking about political correctness run amok. Go on.
    And yet you continue to read and respond....interesting.

    Oh look, there goes the Sea Shepherd!!!
  • notchulance 2012-07-05 20:49
    KattMan:
    Really?:
    <blah>

    ..als, we are complimentary..


    The intended word is "complementary", completing something, vs spelled with an "i" the word means praising or approving.
  • Friedrice the Great 2012-07-05 21:12
    KattMan:
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.

    The real irony is people think it is wrong when we think of anyone as anything other than equals. Nobody is equal and being equal is not the point, having equal opportunity is.
    There are leaders, there are followers, some people are stronger, some people are smarter, etc.

    We are NOT equals, we are complimentary, and what is more complimentary then the non-equality of men and women. Give equal opportunity for each to thrive in thier strengths but do not try to make everyone equally the same.


    "Equality" not same as "Identical"
  • Really? 2012-07-05 21:21
    Car crashes are always interesting. And some of the posters here are walking car crashes.

    Probably not walking that fast though.
  • Roman 2012-07-06 03:43
    ..., but the promise of an easy $100 tempted her to take a chance.

    Ah, nothing like the promise of some easy bucks - the worst kind of reasons to do anything - ever.
  • ColdHeart 2012-07-06 07:14
    An interesting story ruined in the comments by idiots. There really is no need for sexist comments here (or anywhere really). While yes, men and women are different, that still does not excuse the types of things said here. If you cannot see why they are bad, start using that brain of yours. Yes, men can do that too ;-)
  • Nagesh 2012-07-06 07:28
    Jim:
    Captcha:tego:
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"

    I know that feel. I suggest you keep away from certain 4chan boards.
    You forgot to change your name back to Nagesh!

    I am not being understanding what you are >implying.
  • Roman 2012-07-06 07:48
    ColdHeart:
    An interesting story ruined in the comments by idiots. There really is no need for sexist comments here (or anywhere really). While yes, men and women are different, that still does not excuse the types of things said here. If you cannot see why they are bad, start using that brain of yours. Yes, men can do that too ;-)

    You must be new around here. Almost every story is ruined by the comments.
  • oheso 2012-07-06 08:11
    Roman:

    You must be new around here. Almost every story is ruined by the comments.


    Which is kind of redundant in light of what the editors do to them.
  • Nagesh 2012-07-06 08:25
    ColdHeart:
    An interesting story ruined in the comments by idiots. There really is no need for sexist comments here (or anywhere really). While yes, men and women are different, that still does not excuse the types of things said here. If you cannot see why they are bad, start using that brain of yours. Yes, men can do that too ;-)

    Kama Sutra clear ilustrate diference between woman and men.
  • Nagesh 2012-07-06 08:25
    Lee S is clever sales person, trying to milk cow again and again. So now she already get 100 US dollars, she wants more.

    So she is making lot of suggestion to Robbie and hoping he will put more work on her plate which will result in more dollars for her.
  • cousteau 2012-07-06 09:26
    I once was googling how to encrypt strings on Python and actually found a suggestion of using bzip2 on a forum. Oh, and rot13 too.
  • Lost 2012-07-06 09:29
    Looks an awfull lot like the "Automated" Password-reset-form at a bank I once worked :)

    No matter what we said, we wherent allowed to fix it, because "it works doesnt it?"
  • Nagesh 2012-07-06 09:37
    Nagesh:
    Lee S is clever sales person, trying to milk cow again and again. So now she already get 100 US dollars, she wants more.

    So she is making lot of suggestion to Robbie and hoping he will put more work on her plate which will result in more dollars for her.


    HOW DARE YOU TO TOUCH HOLYEST OF ANIMAL?!?!?!?!?!?
  • Jay 2012-07-06 10:18
    ColdHeart:
    An interesting story ruined in the comments by idiots. There really is no need for sexist comments here (or anywhere really). While yes, men and women are different, that still does not excuse the types of things said here. If you cannot see why they are bad, start using that brain of yours. Yes, men can do that too ;-)


    I don't understand. What sexist comments have been made on this thread? I understand "sexism" to mean discriminating against or demeaning another person on the basis of their sex.

    There have certainly been other threads on this forum where men made denigrating comments about women, but I don't recall any on this thread.

    There have been posts here that claim that men and women are different. You agree that this is true.

    There have been posts that say that some women will engage in sexual relations in exchange for very small amounts of money or other consideration from a man. You can't seriously tell me that you doubt that this is true.

    There have been posts that say that divorce is very expensive. If you doubt this, do some research on lawyers' fees, divorce settlement laws, alimony and child support.

    There was my post attempting to whimsically illustrate that in modern America, anyway, women no longer promise much when they enter a marriage, while they make large demands from men. If you don't believe that is true, please tell me exactly what a woman promises today when she gets married. Consider both what she is legally bound to do, as well as things that are not legally binding but which would subject her to social stigma if she failed to fulfill. Compare those to the commitments a man makes when he gets married.

    What was said here that is not, (a) obviously and provably true? and (b) insulting to women?
  • oheso 2012-07-06 10:44
    Jay:

    What was said here that is not, (a) obviously and provably true? and (b) insulting to women?


    In support of the point you seem to be trying to make, you may wish to re-examine this question.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-06 10:45
    Jay:
    What was said here that is not, (a) obviously and provably true? and (b) insulting to women?
    I understand what you're trying to do, but frankly you'd have better luck reasoning with one of the Nageshes.
  • oheso 2012-07-06 11:00
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    I understand what you're trying to do, but frankly you'd have better luck reasoning with one of the Nageshes.


    Unless you're trying to tell me something about Jay's personality in particular, you may have missed his error as well.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-06 12:16
    oheso:
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    I understand what you're trying to do, but frankly you'd have better luck reasoning with one of the Nageshes.


    Unless you're trying to tell me something about Jay's personality in particular, you may have missed his error as well.
    I did in fact miss his error, but it doesn't matter. Jay's trying to reason with people who can't be reasoned with.
  • other 2012-07-06 12:48
    I was disturbed by the raw bytes FTP handling (See RETR "retrieve" command). This guy had an e-mail account on disk somewhere, and read that via FTP to his processor.

    Doesn't anyone else think this is a credit card fraudster?
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-06 13:10
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    Jay:
    What was said here that is not, (a) obviously and provably true? and (b) insulting to women?
    I understand what you're trying to do, but frankly you'd have better luck reasoning with one of the Nageshes.


    Sorry... The nageshes have started trying to reason with each other. God Help us all.

    Nagesh:
    Nagesh:
    Lee S is clever sales person, trying to milk cow again and again. So now she already get 100 US dollars, she wants more.

    So she is making lot of suggestion to Robbie and hoping he will put more work on her plate which will result in more dollars for her.


    HOW DARE YOU TO TOUCH HOLYEST OF ANIMAL?!?!?!?!?!?
  • A Nagesh 2012-07-06 14:08
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    The post you're responding to could very well be a thoroughly indoctrinated male. They don't have times of the month. For them, it's 24/7/365.

    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    I did in fact miss his error, but it doesn't matter. Jay's trying to reason with people who can't be reasoned with.


    I don't give a shit about the sexist or non-sexist comments, but your arrogance is downright annoying.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-06 14:55
    A Nagesh:
    I don't give a shit about the sexist or non-sexist comments, but your arrogance is downright annoying.
    Annoying enough for you to leave and take the rest of the Nageshes with you?
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-06 18:07
    D-Coder:
    Matt Westwood:
    Don Juan:
    Carl:
    Larry:
    So now we know how to phish "Lee S." -- and get her to meet up for "coffee" -- just promise $100 if she'll run this innocent bit of code.

    Somehow, based on everything I've read, I thought it would be a lot more difficult to meet girls.
    Observe and learn, my young friend. Girls will do amazing things for very small rewards. A string of beads costs less than $5. Even a single dollar bill can get you a little sumpn at the strip club.

    It's the totally free ride that they resist with so much vigor.


    Careful though, it only costs hundreds to get them. It costs tens of thousand to make them go away.

    Hah! Maybe for you losers ...
    I'm sure we all understand that you can make women go away for free, Matt.

    I make money on it. For a modest sum (a few grand a year) I will pretend to be your friend. The woman you want to go away will consequently leave of her own accord, and may indeed pay *you* to allow her the privilege. Nice work if you can get it. Let me lick your ear.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-07-06 18:09
    ColdHeart:
    An interesting story ruined in the comments by idiots. There really is no need for sexist comments here (or anywhere really). While yes, men and women are different, that still does not excuse the types of things said here. If you cannot see why they are bad, start using that brain of yours. Yes, men can do that too ;-)

    Oh dear me, another cunt on the blob.
  • Silverhill 2012-07-06 18:26
    KattMan:
    Wow, all that and you are going to complain about the transposition of an I and an E.

    Pendentic asshat.
    Substitution, not transposition, yielding an essentially homophonic but unrelated word. More simply put: an error.

    And, if you're going to allege pedantry, at least spell it correctly -- asshat. <EG>
  • Nagesh 2012-07-06 19:21
    What Alex thinks of these comments, since you're basically shitting all over his living room floor.

    I wonder what his sponsors think.
  • Nagesh 2012-07-07 11:35
    I am tired of all these unregistered fakes, who are besmirching my good name.

    be·smirch/biˈsmərCH/
    Verb:
    Damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others: "he had besmirched the good name of his family".
    Make (something) dirty or discolored.
  • Conditional 2012-07-07 12:07
    if personintext.isMale(){
    writeToPage.frist
    writeToPage.trwtf
    writeToPage.nageshmeme
    writeToPage.complainsVB
    writeToPage.complainsMS
    ...
    } else {
    if personintext.isFemale(){
    writeToPage.misogyny
    writeToPage.complainsWomen
    writeToPage.nageshmeme
    writeToPage.jealousy
    writeToPage.payforsexisalwaysbetter
    ...
    } else { // gender is unknown, questionable, non-existant,
    ...
    }
    }
  • Coyne 2012-07-07 14:02
    Really?:
    Perhaps you're right. Perhaps I misinterpreted all those comments about strippers, prostitutes and all women being money-grabbing shrews controlled by their menstrual cycle as a subtle reminder of the differences between the sexes.

    Or perhaps you're just trying to distract attention from the misogyny above by changing the subject.

    This is the point where you start taking about political correctness run amok. Go on.


    Not at all. I agree with every word you wrote.
  • Meep 2012-07-07 23:04
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.


    It's no worse than how men are routinely portrayed in prime-time television and in many commercials. In any case, there are actual problems that these comments are alluding to, and the real fallout of the political correctness is that because men aren't allowed to voice their grievances in public, society hasn't addressed these problems.

    Women are supposed to be the listening, diplomatic ones, and they have utterly failed at that role. They just wonder why it's so hard to find decent men and conclude that we're fundamentally awful, and meanwhile since they won't listen and we can lose our jobs if we raise our voices, we've simply decided the hell with marriage.
  • x 2012-07-08 00:40
    These are from the comments above.

    These are the statements you're defending.

    Why are you doing that, Meep?

    "I don't hate all women, just the ones who think three nights in bed is worth a lifetime of slavery. So, yeah, pretty much all of them."

    "Usually about a half hour after I consume those quasi-legal mail-order pharmaceuticals, my girlfriend starts to choke."

    "Ignore her, it must be the time of the month."

    "Oh dear me, another cunt on the blob"
  • Can't be bothered to log in from home 2012-07-08 17:55
    x:
    These are from the comments above.

    These are the statements you're defending.

    Why are you doing that, Meep?

    "Oh dear me, another cunt on the blob"
    The last one should really count. Matt Westwood pretty much hates everyone. He's an equal opportunity hater.
  • Can't be bothered to log in from home 2012-07-08 17:56
    Can't be bothered to log in from home:
    x:
    These are from the comments above.

    These are the statements you're defending.

    Why are you doing that, Meep?

    "Oh dear me, another cunt on the blob"
    The last one should really count. Matt Westwood pretty much hates everyone. He's an equal opportunity hater.
    I meant "shouldn't really count." (Maybe I should have logged in after all.)
  • Foo 2012-07-09 09:43
    Matt Westwood:
    KattMan:
    Really?:
    The casual mysogyny of some of the commenters here is pathetic. The irony that, on a site that exists to make fun of people's broken code, your broken personality is the real WTF.

    The real irony is people think it is wrong when we think of anyone as anything other than equals. Nobody is equal and being equal is not the point, having equal opportunity is.
    There are leaders, there are followers, some people are stronger, some people are smarter, etc.

    We are NOT equals, we are complimentary, and what is more complimentary then the non-equality of men and women. Give equal opportunity for each to thrive in thier strengths but do not try to make everyone equally the same.


    The word is "complementary". Go away and learn.


    My marriage is both complementary and complimentary :)
  • neminem 2012-07-09 11:18
    Jay:
    I don't understand. What sexist comments have been made on this thread?

    The ones on the first page implying that marriage is defined to be the man going out and working and giving money to his freeloader wife in exchange for the promise of food and sex. I'd argue that's pretty sexist, though about equally to -both- parties involved... since on the male side, generally speaking, these days people marry because they love each other, not because the girl wants the guy's money and the guy wants sex. If that's the way you think about marriage, it's probably best if you stay single. On the flip side, these days, I hear there are females who actually have jobs and things. My girlfriend actually makes (a little) more than I do, so if we were hypothetically to get married, my economic status would actually -improve- as a result of it. (Or at least, it would if we weren't screwed by that crazy beast, the marriage penalty. Which I haven't done that much research on, given that marriage is not exactly happening right away, but that is not my point, anyway.)

    These days, I imagine generally speaking if one party in the marriage isn't working, it's probably to take care of the kids, in which case I ask: how much would a 24/7 babysitter who is never going to quit or go on vacation cost?
  • Sayer 2012-07-09 12:01
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    ben:
    Oh, great, there's the usual forever alone creeps exhibiting their usual misogynistic MRA douchebaggery. What a refreshing change. "Waaah waaah waaah women are all evil scheming horrible bitches why don't they like me?"
    Would you prefer that we pretended that men and women were exactly alike?


    I'd rather you acknowledge that both men and women have an equal chance of either being awesome or being fucktards.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-09 14:55
    Sayer:
    I'd rather you acknowledge that both men and women have an equal chance of either being awesome or being fucktards.
    I'm not even sure if that's true; the fact that there are clearly more of the latter than of the former (and this is true for both genders) seems to count as evidence against.
  • AN AMAZING CODER 2012-07-16 00:41
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    Sayer:
    I'd rather you acknowledge that both men and women have an equal chance of either being awesome or being fucktards.
    I'm not even sure if that's true; the fact that there are clearly more of the latter than of the former (and this is true for both genders) seems to count as evidence against.


    I'm not sure you understood what "equal chance" means in the context of the original question.


    Captcha: Usitas -- objectified latinas.
  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-07-16 06:15
    AN AMAZING CODER:
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    Sayer:
    I'd rather you acknowledge that both men and women have an equal chance of either being awesome or being fucktards.
    I'm not even sure if that's true; the fact that there are clearly more of the latter than of the former (and this is true for both genders) seems to count as evidence against.


    I'm not sure you understood what "equal chance" means in the context of the original question.


    Captcha: Usitas -- objectified latinas.
    I'm sure you didn't understand my objection.
  • method1 2012-07-25 04:43
    KattMan:
    Wow, all that and you are going to complain about the transposition of an I and an E.

    Pendentic asshat.

    Ever heard of "Two's Compliment" - I think it was a US 70's sitcom....
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