• VinDuv (disco)
    [image] *\*ahem\**
  • Anonymous (disco)
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  • hungrier (disco)

    Yesterday's code block CSS was ok on Chrome, today's isn't: [image]

  • mark_bowytz (disco)
  • Luhmann (disco)

    Why is the bottom advert multiplied? [image]

  • VinDuv (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    Why is the bottom advert multiplied?

    Well, someone has to pay for the article updates...

  • delfinom (disco) in reply to Luhmann

    It wasn't sure we saw it the first time.

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to delfinom
    delfinom:
    It wasn't sure *we* saw it the first time.

    I don't know about you be I do my DWTF reading on my own.

  • Yamikuronue (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    Why is the bottom advert multiplied?

    Because it was going to a list of TDWTF sponsors, iterating over them, and appending all of them to the page ;)

  • abarker (disco)

    :sleeping:

  • Kensey (disco)

    I'm not sure I understand the WTF here. Obviously the old design firm doesn't want to advertise themselves as the designers of a site they no longer control, because God only knows what horrors Felix might be inflicting on it over their name. So the "Designed by" credit calls back to a server the designer controls and can change the reply from at any time. "We got fired" = "our credit line is now a blank space" (or just block the customer site).

    Having the list be parsed out of a page rather than fed as a query result may save enough in CPU cycles/administrative aggravation (one less database to maintain) to make the bit of extra bandwidth to serve out the whole list to be parsed worth it, especially if it's a small firm whose customers aren't getting huge amounts of traffic.

  • machtyn (disco) in reply to Kensey

    I could be wrong, but generally you don't want your full customer list going out to your competitors.

  • anonymous234 (disco) in reply to delfinom

    Future ads will have eye tracking and only let you view the article after you've actually looked at them.

    What, stop complaining, someone has to pay for all the free content.

  • tarunik (disco) in reply to anonymous234
    anonymous234:
    Future ads will have eye tracking and only let you view the article after you've actually looked at them.

    What will they do when they run into a box that doesn't have a webcam attached, then?

  • mott555 (disco) in reply to tarunik
    tarunik:
    What will they do when they run into a box that doesn't have a webcam attached, then?

    They'll modify all those "You're viewing the site with AdBlock enabled, please disable it to support us" pages to mention webcams instead.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to mott555

    And then I'll just say "Belgium you".

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to mott555

    Adblock will learn to simulate a screen reader for blind people.

  • tarunik (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    Adblock will learn to simulate a screen reader for blind people.

    Also, what will people who actually need to use a screen reader do?

    I suppose any advertiser who makes that leap into the future will find out very quickly what the words "ADA lawsuit" mean...

  • accalia (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    And then I'll just say "■■■■■■■ you".

    i already do that.

    flash? none for you!

    silverlight? nope. not installed. (or disabled if i can't uninstall it)

    images in common aspect ratios/sizes for ads? blocked.

    addblock+, installed and active!

    of course this means that about 60% of youtube is inaccessible as they are only slowly rolling out HTML5 video... but since they have perfect support for new videos (not so much legacy) I'm usually fine.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to tarunik
    tarunik:
    Also, what will people who actually need to use a screen reader do?

    That's what I'm saying. They'll have to look for a screen reader in addition to the camera. So Adblock will adapt.

  • anonymous234 (disco) in reply to tarunik
    tarunik:
    a box that doesn't have a webcam attached

    In 2028, the glorious Global Government for Peace and Love will mandate that all electronic devices have at least one camera, GPS receiver and permanent internet connection, to help fight terrorism and enemies of the glorious People's Democratic State. Covering the camera, pointing it away from you or not smiling enough when reading the state-provided news will be punished with up to 15 years in a reeducation camp.

  • Kensey (disco) in reply to machtyn
    machtyn:
    I could be wrong, but generally you don't want your full customer list going out to your competitors.

    Designers often brag on who their clients are. Besides which, if they put the same or very similar tag line on every site they designed, Google will tell anyone their complete customer list anyway.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to anonymous234

    meh. still better than being an enemy of the state in North Korea.

    if you get declared emeny of the state in DPRK you get sent to a concentration camp, so does your entire family and you stay their your entire life. and your children stay there their entire lives, and THEIR CHILDREN stay there their entire lives. Their children can leave the concentration camp, but get 0 state assistance, and are stigmatized but the community who is afraid of associating woth someone from one of the camps for fear of being labled an enemy of the state themselves.

    yeah. DPRK SUCKS!

  • flabdablet (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    And then I'll just say "■■■■■■■ you".

    Oooh oooh oooh wait I got this

    blakeyrat:
    How many dead hookers you got in your trunk right now, you sociopath?
  • abarker (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:

    if you get declared emenyenemy of the state in DPRK you get sent to a concentration camp, so does your entire family and you stay theirthere your entire life. and your children stay there their entire lives, and THEIR CHILDREN stay there their entire lives. Their children can leave the concentration camp, but get 0 state assistance, and are stigmatized but the community who is afraid of associating wothwith someone from one of the camps for fear of being labledlabeled an enemy of the state themselves.

    FTFY * 4

  • abarker (disco) in reply to flabdablet
    flabdablet:
    Oooh oooh oooh wait I got this
    blakeyrat:
    How many dead hookers you got in your trunk right now, you sociopath?

    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to abarker

    i'm sorry, but i've exceeded my quoata of spellar flags to hand out for correcting my speeling.

    i'm just too slopy a typist to keep up with aal the speelar flags i would ahve to hand out.

    if you want to be pedantic/dickweedish about the content of my posts i still have flags to hand out for that.

    Cheers!

  • Frank (disco) in reply to boomzilla
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  • abarker (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    i'm sorry, but i've exceeded my quoata of spellar flags to hand out for correcting my speeling.

    i'm just too slopy a typist to keep up with aal the speelar flags i would ahve to hand out.

    if you want to be pedantic/dickweedish about the content of my posts i still have flags to hand out for that.

    Cheers!

    What about gramming? One of those was a gramming error.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    What about gramming? One of those was a gramming error.

    gramming to, because it's the same flag as spellar.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    gramming too, because it's the same flag as spellar.

    FTFY

    Fine, you badge flag hoarder.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    Fine, you badge flag hoarder.

    what? i'm only saying you'll not get flags for correctiong my spellar and gramming, because it's too easy a target. i'll still flag if you do it to someone else or do earn a pedantry flag.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    what? i'm only saying you'll not get flags for correctiong my spellar and gramming, because it's too easy a target. i'll still flag if you do it to someone else or do earn a pedantry flag.

    <aside>I'm not correcting that one cause it's kinda fun.</aside>

    The trick is finding them before they get corrected.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    The trick is finding them before they get corrected.

    yeah. i tend not to post edit my posts.

    or pre edit for that matter.

  • chubertdev (disco)

    A WTF in PHP? You don't say...

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to anonymous234
    anonymous234:
    In 2028, the glorious Global Government for Peace and Love will mandate that all electronic devices have at least one camera, GPS receiver and permanent internet connection, to help fight terrorism and enemies of the glorious People's Democratic State. Covering the camera, pointing it away from you or not smiling enough when reading the state-provided news will be punished with up to 15 years in a reeducation camp.

    From the behavior of most people, I thought we had that already. In 1984, the State installed the cameras. In real 2014, people actually pay for them of their own volition and pay more to have better ones. I suspect former Stasi agents are kicking themselves they didn't think of selfies.

  • tarunik (disco) in reply to anonymous234
    anonymous234:
    In 2028, the glorious Global Government for Peace and Love will mandate that all electronic devices have at least one camera, GPS receiver and permanent internet connection, to help fight terrorism and enemies of the glorious People's Democratic State. Covering the camera, pointing it away from you or not smiling enough when reading the state-provided news will be punished with up to 15 years in a reeducation camp.

    Furnace controller: the camera is a FLIR Lepton module (including calibration microshutter) pointed into the combustion chamber, the GPS receiver is a time reference, and the permanent network connection? It's a point-to-point to the thermostat, TYVM.

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    And then I'll just say "■■■■■■■ you".

    Hey! We do have webcams here. And girls sitting in front of them

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to abarker

    No pendantry flag for you for shooting fish in a barrel.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    Fine, you badge flag hoarder.

    Should've put some dickweedery into it. Asshole.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    Should've put some dickweedery into it. Asshole.

    Spelling / grammar flags are best deserved, IMHO, when you take the error at face value and respond as if serious. Corrections are just meh...

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Sure. But if you put some dickweedery into it, you can go for the alternate badge progression.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to FrostCat
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  • abarker (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    Corrections are just meh...

    Corrections are how I got my spellar/gramming badge.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    How about spellar\gramming?

    That's what I meant, since there was no dickweedery other than the implicit dickweedery of correcting the typos of someone with terminal badspellitis.

    The time I corrected her for using "bug" yesterday instead of "big" was different because the particular typo was funny.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    spellar/gramming

    You used \ the previous two times, you incompetent.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    Corrections are how I got my spellar/gramming badge.

    Not via one of my flags.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    >abarker: Corrections are how I got my spellar/gramming badge.

    Not via one of my flags.

    I'm not sure how much it should take but it seems like the spellar/gramming badge should require above-and-beyond the call pendantry, perhaps on the order of subtly using affect correctly, in a way that would mislead people into thinking you should have used effect, like in that one XKCD I CBA to look up.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    You used \ the previous two times, you incompetent.

    Oh no! The apocalypse is nigh! Every man (and woman) for themself!

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    I'm not sure how much it should take but it seems like the spellar/gramming badge should require above-and-beyond the call pendantry, perhaps on the order of subtly using affect correctly, in a way that would mislead people into thinking you should have used effect, like in that one XKCD I CBA to look up.

    YES

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