• Stuart (unregistered)

    John W. needs more practice at anonymising screenshots.

    Also, well, you know....

  • pjt33 (cs)

    Unfortunately the photo I took did come out well enough to send in, but...

    The ATM at my bank has a new UI. Very pretty. And apparently using Chrome (or maybe Chromium), because the yellow banner at the top saying that Shockwave Flash had crashed was very familiar.

  • no laughing matter (cs)
    article:
    "I'm not sure, but I think that Apple Mail is trying to troll me," Nick wrote.
    Once you've understood who is the employer of that Nick-Snowden-Apple-Mail-user, you do no longer wonder that he has access to everybodies' mail.
  • Keith (disco)

    No, that's about right for a frist class train ticket these days.

  • Severity_One (disco)

    Perhaps today is not the most appropriate day to have jokes about airlines...

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Keith
    Keith:
    No, that's about right for a frist class train ticket these days.
    I take it frist class travel from Cambridge to Manchester is only offered by Virgin Galactic.
  • faoileag (disco)
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  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Looks like a normal day syncing this thread.
    Damn, then I'll be running out of likes soon.
  • D3vy (disco) in reply to Severity_One

    Really? I think as long as we steer clear of joking about shooting them down or crashing we should be fine. Just because something bad has happened does not mean that all discussion of any related subject should be suspended for some arbitrary amount of time.

  • Keith (disco) in reply to faoileag

    Can you update your quote? I belatedly spotted an opportunity to make a frist joke.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Keith
    Keith:
    Can you update your quote? I belatedly spotted an opportunity to make a frist joke.
    No problem. Used the opportunity to jump on the band waggon.
  • D3vy (disco)
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  • Keith (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    No problem. Used the opportunity to jump on the band waggon.

    You should probably talk about sceond class to keep the numeric sequence going.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to D3vy
    D3vy:
    It worked out cheaper for me to hire a car and drive from Preston to Glasgow last year than to get a last minute train ticket... There's something just not right there if you ask me...
    Definitely. You should have added *the other benefits, too*:
    • There are no leaves on the motorway.
    • If there is an accident, you can leave at the next junction and keep moving.
    • If your air condition collapses you can open the windows, but won't get dumped at the next station.
    • In winter there might be an equal chance of getting stuck for hours in a snow drift. But with a car, you can pack plenty of blankets, food and drink.
    • If you oversleep, no problem. You will just get there a bit later.
    • You don't have to use BVG trams to get to your transport first.
  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Keith
    Keith:
    You should probably talk about sceond class to keep the numeric sequence going.
    Can't do that, then *my* joke wouldn't work.
  • faoileag (disco) in reply to faoileag
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  • Keith (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Filed under: pedantic dickweedery, I know.

    Duly flagged.

  • Lawrence (disco)
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  • Boris Quinarov (unregistered)

    Bandwidth 3™ Limited Edition

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to faoileag
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  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to D3vy

    What is really strange is that there's an alternate image for Image #5 that I almost went with that was for an airplane crash where all aboard had died, but no injuries. I love poking the troll button with you guys, but maaaaybe not this time.

  • queenie (disco) in reply to faoileag

    That said, you can charter an entire train all day for ~£50k or lease and maintain an [older] train for a month for ~£8k.

  • Zacrath (disco)

    First class tickets cost that much because you get to sit at the front of the train and operate it. But they have regulations that say that unlicensed people can't be at the front. So you have to pay a lot of extra money to bribe officials to look the other way.

    You used to have to do the bribing manually but they have automatic bribing services now that do the bribing for you.

    What a time to be alive.

  • port (disco)

    Does anyone check for nulls anymore?

  • redwizard (disco) in reply to port
    port:
    Does anyone check for nulls anymore?

    Response check: NULL

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to queenie
    queenie:
    That said, you can charter an entire train all day for ~£50k or lease and maintain an [older] train for a month for ~£8k.
    Yeah, but that wouldn't be *buying* it.

    Filed under: I've got my pedantic dickweed badge for a reason, see?

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to port
    port:
    Does anyone check for nulls anymore?
    Meh, nulls. But I checked for "undefined" today.
  • Gurth (disco) in reply to D3vy
    D3vy:
    TRWTF is UK train fairs... Oxford to Cambridge (100 miles) £70+
    That’s because they have to spare a lot of room on the train for all the stands, rides, jugglers, mimes, and so on — not as many paying customers will fit on the train so they obviously have to raise fares.
  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to port
    port:
    Does anyone check for nulls anymore?

    I usually only check for one at a time.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    I usually only check for one at a time.
    A historic moment. The birth of the "tuple-null". NULL and FILE_NOT_FOUND.
  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to faoileag
    nullset = (null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null, null)
    
  • Onyx (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    A historic moment. The birth of the "tuple-null". NULL and FILE_NOT_FOUND.

    Maybe it's a file whose complete filename is a single NULL character? Which error do you throw in that case?

  • Arantor (disco)

    Fortunately, empty() and isset() both check this stuff for me. There are some times, though, that I explicitly use NULL because that's how I roll.

    Filed under: I don't think PHP's null is as null as NULL.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Onyx
    Onyx:
    Maybe it's a file whose complete filename is a single NULL character? Which error do you throw in that case?
    Obviously not FILE_NOT_FOUND. There must be plenty of files without filenames on the hard disk. I mean, all those magnetic bis are already there. They just haven't been assigned any filenames yet.
  • PJH (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Filed under: I've got my pedantic dickweed badge for a reason, see?

    Pedantry! It's only a bronze one...

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to PJH

    Pedantry denied; he still has a badge for pedantry and did not affirm which colour it was, because it didn't matter.

  • bwh (disco) in reply to Keith

    I travel the same route fairly often and first class is often the cheapest fare available out of Manchester on a Friday evening.

  • darkmatter (disco) in reply to bwh
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  • faoileag (disco) in reply to PJH
    PJH:
    Pedantry! It's only a bronze one...
    I know... :-( I'll aim for silver next time!
  • PJH (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    I know... I'll aim for silver next time!

    You haven't looked at the requirements have you? :D

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to PJH
    PJH:
    faoileag:
    I know... :-( I'll aim for silver next time!
    You haven't looked at the requirements have you? :D

    Pedantic Dickweed of the Most Noble Order of the Garter: "Awarded at the discretion of the Sovereign (or His/Her designated assistants (moderators)). Peasants may nominate worthy posts by flagging said posts for moderator attention"

    I can but aim, but it is up to the community and the sovereign's designated water carriers to judge the worthyness of my pedantic dickweedery.

  • PJH (disco) in reply to faoileag
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  • Jim (unregistered)

    I'm guessing by the large numbers of people still posting here that almost evreryone's given up and either stopped commenting or gone to discourse?

  • nerd4sale (cs) in reply to Jim
    Jim:
    I'm guessing by the large numbers of people still posting here that almost evreryone's given up and either stopped commenting or gone to discourse?
    Seems like it. The number of replies on Discourse is growing. Now that's a giant WTF.
  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Jim
    Jim:
    I'm guessing by the large numbers of people still posting here that almost evreryone's given up and either stopped commenting or gone to discourse?
    I don't usually even bother to head over to Discourse and see what people are posting. I've modified my Greasemonkey script so that if it finds Discourse links for the story comments, it changes them all to point back here so this is my default location, and it adds a "Discourse" link that points to the original comment link target if I do want to head over there and see what's happening.

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