• Mr XKCD (unregistered)

    int getRandomNumber() { return 4; // chosen by fair dice roll. // guarenteed to be random. }

  • kinokijuf (unregistered)

    Where do I download the programs? Most of the links on omg.worsethanfailure.com are broken.

  • Snowman25 (unregistered)

    Mr. 156.34.232.142 seems to be a dynamic IP. It resolves to sydnns0114w-156034232142.dhcp-dynamic.FibreOp.ns.bellaliant.net Maybe it's a school or some kind of institute or a company that's a big fan of TDWTF? You haven't said that this IP voted for all the same story....

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Contest is heavy skewed in favor of people who are coding in c++. Also java is not possible to have so much wtf.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    If I'd had time to develop one of these things, it would have started by crawling the Start menu looking for アクセサリ and 電卓. It would work on Windows, but it wouldn't work on the Windows language version used by the judges, so they would have rejected it for doing too good a job of proving its WTFness. On the other hand, it would remain far inferior to the creativity shown in the winning WTFs.

    Someone said the links are broken. I downloaded zip files and might still be able to find them if they've been <wtf>404'ed on thedailywtf's site</wtf>.

  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to kinokijuf

    Sadly, we didn't host all the code ourselves, and many of the links have died. We won't be making that mistake in OMGWTF2.

  • Mike (unregistered)

    A company I worked for from about 2002-07 had most of their web services hosted on Hurricane's downstream. Most insecure, unreliable provider I've ever dealt with. Sounds like someone took advantage of that.

  • GNU Pepper (cs)
    Automatic Disqualification
    Not deploying New Relic's performance monitoring software by the contest deadline. Yes, we will check with NewRelic to make sure that you did this.</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    

    WTF? What in the actual fuck? Why isn't this explained further? Where do I have to deploy New Relic? What if gasp I don't submit a web application?

    There is literally no explanation beyond this sentence threatening disqualification. Is it a (shit) joke?

    Will the results of the New Relic monitoring affect my chances of winning?

    Nope. But if you have some results that you want to share, send them our way!

    What? What are you talking about?

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to Mike
    Mike:
    A company I worked for from about 2002-07 had most of their web services hosted on Hurricane's downstream. Most insecure, unreliable provider I've ever dealt with. Sounds like someone took advantage of that.
    But they're reliable enough for spammers to depend on them for web sites or DNS.

    About the zip files that I downloaded after the first contest, it will probably be July before I can look for them. Actually they were probably tgz, because I recall some unzipper for Windows warning that there were duplicated filenames but actually they would be distinct in a case sensitive file system.

  • Remy Porter (cs) in reply to GNU Pepper

    You must sign up and run the New Relic client at least once from a machine you control. You do not have to use New Relic's tool in your actual contest entry. NR was nice enough to sponsor this contest, and the only thing they asked for was that people try their software once.

  • GNU Pepper (cs) in reply to Remy Porter
    Remy Porter:
    You must sign up and run the New Relic client at least once from a machine you control. You do not have to use New Relic's tool in your actual contest entry. NR was nice enough to sponsor this contest, and the only thing they asked for was that people try their software once.

    Makes sense. Since writing my comment, I spotted the earlier TDWTF article which explains this in more depth. The problem was that this explanation is absent from omg2.thedailywtf.com, and that was the first thing I saw after I followed the link in "Classic WTF: Top Entries of OMGWTF Part 1".

  • Johnny (unregistered)

    The download link of the Buggy 4-Function Calculator source code is broken! Don't tease us with mighty promises of full source code archives only to crush our hopes with sad 404:s.

  • IMil (cs)

    Hi guys! I'm the author of OMG!OCRCAL. Sad to see that the code has been lost. But do not despair! I happened to have a backup. It's not the exact code I submitted, it includes some minor tweaks made after the deadline. Anyhow, you may grab it from github:

    https://github.com/imil/OMGOCRCAL

    However, there's nothing of particular interest in the source code. Other finalists wrote much crazier programs; I have put all the craziness in the UI, but the code is quite dull. I hope the other finalists, especially the winner, preserved their code as well.

  • IMil (cs)

    Oh yeah, I've remembered the most significant change made after submission. The submitted version had hardcoded inc() and dec() functions which were the building blocks for actual arithmetic operations. First, I left only one basic operation: inc(). dec() just calls inc() in a loop. Second, and more interesting, change: I've removed the hardcoded number sequence. "definition.txt" contains the lines:

    Numbers are
    	Zero One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine
    

    Some hardcoding was left in the code that displays the numpad. But if you edit "definitions.txt" and leave only "Zero" and "One", you'll get binary arithmetics! I checked, 1111 / 101 = 11 and 111 / 11 = 10.010101..... it may even be the correct answer, for all I know. Leaving all 10 digits, but swapping their order, is also possible. As for extending the numbers to hex or changing the shape definitions, sorry guys. The "ocr" code was test-driven and partially hardcoded: if there were no numbers shaped like "A", it definitely will not recognize the definition. Passing the ML class and making the program into an evil sentient AI is left as exercise to the reader.

  • Neil (unregistered)

    Site's coding is broken.

    If you read the home page in full article view, it wants the article link in each header to be white. Since article headers use H2 tags, it simply styles all links inside H2 tags.

    But unfortunately the article itself also uses H2 tags, so the links inside those tags become white too.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    Found them. It's a zip file after all.

    [akismet]http colon slash slash www.geocities.jp/hitotsubishi/omgwtf.zip[/akismet]

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