• snoofle (cs)

    So they want someone to work uber-cheap on code that was written by a genius? Translation: we won't pay you a fair wage, but you'll get to watch your brain ooze out of your ears as you try to decipher this brillant code

  • taylonr (cs) in reply to snoofle

    My translation: "I wrote this code several years ago. I've now moved on to more important features, but I'll still be here to watch over you like a hawk. Oh, and don't think about changing anything, the guy who wrote it know so much more than you."

  • DOA (cs)

    "the code is genious" Only one reply really... "So is mine. Which is why I'll be charging $$$!"

  • tabac (unregistered)

    Seeking driver for Rolls Royce. Won't pay much, but you may wash it for free anytime.

  • Jordan (unregistered)

    This comment is genius. It's a privilege for me to write it.

  • A Nonny Mouse (cs)

    misspelling genius is pretty "genious" too

  • CoderHero (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Noony Mouse:
    misspelling genius is pretty

    It's it obvious that it's some kind of genius British spelling ;)

  • Bill (unregistered) in reply to CoderHero

    Because everything genious is British

  • ThisIsMe (unregistered) in reply to Jordan
    Jordan:
    This comment is genius. It's a privilege for me to write it.

    Actually, it's a privilege for me/us to read it! (you writing it was the "genious" part!) :p

  • atkretsch (unregistered)

    Working on genious code has been scientificly proven to make you more brillant.

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to tabac
    tabac:
    Seeking driver for Rolls Royce. Won't pay much, but you may wash it for free anytime.

    And pay to put petrol in it.

  • BobB (unregistered)

    Usually that phrase sets off a some red flags. Flags that read, "The guy had hair like Einstein so his code must be as smart!" or "He was the kind of mad scientist type of genius in that he'd sit at his desk and every so often some hunchback we didn't know would scrable by, lightning cracks, he would cackle and the site would work again! ... For a while..."

  • akatherder (cs)
    package test;
    
    public class Code {
    
      private String code = "Genus";
    
      public String getCode() {
        return code;
      }
    }
    
  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to CoderHero
    CoderHero:
    A Noony Mouse:
    misspelling genius is pretty

    It's it obvious that it's some kind of genius British spelling ;)

    Actually I think it's your captcha. It's just been mis-placed into the body of the OP, for some reason.

    I don't wish to be politically incorrect here, but ... Filipinos? (And just to rescue myself, what's wrong with Filipinas, eh?)

  • My Name ... Sort Of (unregistered)

    "I've been told the code is genious so there will be some benefit to working on it"

    I rather doubt it ...

  • touché (unregistered)

    Maybe the real benefit is being touched by the contractor.

  • Blah (unregistered)

    Send me teh genious codes plz

  • WC (unregistered)

    Actually, if the code really -was- "genious" (I think he actually mean ingenious as code isn't sentient) then I -would- take a lower rate of pay to work on it.

    Of course, when I got there and found out he lied, I'd have demanded more money or quit, since that was part of the original terms.

    Every once in a while, I'll be working on a project and see someone else's code that was -really- well done, and I'm always happy to have seen it.

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  • matt (unregistered) in reply to touché
    touché:
    Maybe the real benefit is being touched by the contractor.

    The last thing I was to do is contract something off of some guy touching me with his genious.

  • Aghosh Babu (unregistered) in reply to snoofle

    I was once offered a chance like this, back when I just passed out of school, I was asked to work under Fr.Jo***, who was a genius so that my working there for a cheap pay would be compensated and I will be learning a lot of things.The only thing I ever learned from him was actually people who bear the "Fr." title isn't always as decent as the title indicates... after all, that was a lesson isn't it ?

    CAPTCHA : validus [I've got this a lot of times, wonder why...]

  • Smash King (cs) in reply to My Name ... Sort Of

    Of course there is a benefit. You get to feed us more content.

    "Here is the deal, I won't pay much but in exchange you can show pieces of the original code on TDWTF"

    Why do you want money anyway? That's as good as it gets ;)

  • Zecc (cs)

    Hmmm.. Filipinos... [image]

  • James O'Boston (unregistered)

    you mean it's a priviledge to be working on it.

  • Bavobbr (cs)

    If the code is that genius it might just write itself

  • Matt (unregistered) in reply to James O'Boston

    Did you mean "privledge"?

  • ChiefCrazyTalk (unregistered) in reply to snoofle

    Hmmm At first I thought the WTF was that they sent you an incorrectly merged form letter with **** instead of the company name, tnen I realized anonymasation - so I dont see the WTF, although the genious part is a bit funny.

  • Schnapple (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    I don't wish to be politically incorrect here, but ... Filipinos?

    This to me is the real WTF "oh hey we were going to offshore this code but would you want to take a thwack at it anyway? We both think it's a simple enough task to outsource and we also think it will be a significant challenge"

  • ParkinT (cs)

    If the code really is 'genious' (or Genius or ingenious), they it does not need any work done on it. It must be perfect!!

    "That will be $175 for my time"

  • forgottenwizard (cs)

    If the code is so genius, then why do they need someone to work on it? Is the system that it runs on having a hard time understanding it?

  • morry (unregistered)

    Forget the ingenius code, think of the WTFs! Take the contract for the entertainment value alone! And plz to be sending us the WTFy codes.

  • Paula's *Bean* Working (unregistered) in reply to atkretsch
    atkretsch:
    Working on genious code has been scientificly proven to make you more brillant.

    Why don't I feel smarter?

  • Yep (unregistered)

    This is a generic comment that implies the same thing that each previous comment implied.

  • JustChris (unregistered)

    This code is igneous. Not metamorphic.

  • Anon Fred (unregistered)

    There Will Be Blood.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to JustChris
    JustChris:
    This code is igneous. Not metamorphic.
    There I was thinking it was more likely to be sedimentary, quietly accreted over the years at the bottom of a swamp^Wapplication, and just pressed enough by real use to be fused to solidity and a need for it to be updated...
  • Matt (unregistered) in reply to Definer
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  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    Only a brillant programmer like Paula would work on genious code.

  • Dan (unregistered)

    If it is genius code and I am not a genius, I probably won't understand it no matter how hard I try.

    If it is genius code and I am a genius, I will understand it; however, why would I take less pay for something with a short deadline that requires a genius?

  • m0ffx (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    JustChris:
    This code is igneous. Not metamorphic.
    There I was thinking it was more likely to be sedimentary, quietly accreted over the years at the bottom of a swamp^Wapplication, and just pressed enough by real use to be fused to solidity and a need for it to be updated...
    And no doubt it's full of the trace fossils of the work of programmers now long gone. By reading the code they have left, you can find out how they lived.
  • danixdefcon5 (cs)

    I much prefer the "brillant" Paula Bean code.

    public class Genious extends PaulaBean {
    
        public String getTehCodez() {
            return "Genious!";
        }
    }
    
  • danixdefcon5 (cs) in reply to Matt
    Matt:
    Definer:
    I think these definitions are quite appropriate... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=genious

    I like this one:

    Origin: Greece from the word "genus" Often misspelled without the O even in many dictionaries.

    It is the only correct spelling. George Harrisson is a genious.

    Only geniouses spell genious the correct way.

    From the Oxford Dictionary (which I might add, is the UK's grand dictionary, defining the Queen's Own English:

    http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=dev_dict&field-12668446=genius&branch=13842570&textsearchtype=exact&sortorder=score%2Cname

    genius /jeeniss/

    • noun (pl. geniuses) 1 exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability. 2 an exceptionally intelligent or able person. 3 (pl. genii /jeeni-i/) (in some mythologies) a spirit associated with a person, place, or institution. 4 the prevalent character or spirit of a nation, period, etc.

    — ORIGIN Latin, also in the sense ‘spirit present at one’s birth’, from gignere ‘beget’.

    Note: Genious is not in that dictionary.

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to Matt
    Matt:
    It is the only correct spelling. George Harrisson is a genious.

    Only geniouses spell genious the correct way.

    Indeed. Even Harrisson is often misspelled, lacking that second s.

    Addendum (2008-06-02 13:30): ...or perhaps it's the first one that is missing. I can't know.

  • jreasons68 (cs)

    I guess this person has never heard of "The Project Triangle." He's already starting on the wrong foot.

  • Nerf Herder (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw

    Typical though of someone not in IT that has no concept of whats good and not. If you ask my parents I'm a computer genius. In reality they have no idea if I write shit code or not, but I get paid by a corporation to do it and I can "troubleshoot" when they cant copy files to a USB drive. So as far as they know I'm the best in the world.

    Sounds like a technical recruiter who is just trying to fill the position and has never worked on that kind of stuff before.

  • iToad (unregistered)

    The code is guaranteed to be bad. Very bad.

  • ceejay (unregistered)

    This comment is so brilliant, you actually got to pay me for having the privilege of reading it...

  • Bappi (cs) in reply to danixdefcon5
    danixdefcon5:
    Note: Genious is not in that dictionary.
    And neither is gullible. It's true! Check it out!!
  • C. F. Martin (unregistered) in reply to Paula's *Bean* Working
    Paula's *Bean* Working:
    atkretsch:
    Working on genious code has been scientificly proven to make you more brillant.

    Why don't I feel smarter?

    Do you feel smartier maybe?

    Captcha = vereor (As in I feel vereor smartier!)

  • I walked the dinosaur (unregistered) in reply to Anon Fred
    Anon Fred:
    There Will Be Blood.

    I drink YOUR milkshake!

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