• kt_ (disco)

    Mark made a mistake! Hah-hah!

    [image]

    Let the bashing begin!

  • JBert (disco) in reply to kt_
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  • LB_ (disco)

    "Well, at least their template text fails gracefully."

    Am I the only one who can't_read_at_the_same_pace_when_there_are_underscores instead of spaces between words?

  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco) in reply to LB_
    LB_:
    > "Well, at least their template text fails gracefully."

    Am I the only one who can't_read_at_the_same_pace_when_there_are_underscores instead of spaces between words?

    Regardless, it's more graceful than replacing them all with "Cannot get translation string" or some such.
  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco)

    And for my comment on the article: "80030184" looks to me like a failed HRESULT of some sort. Putting on my Internet Search Googles didn't help decode it, sadly.

    As always, provide something less meaningless to the end user, and log it behind the scenes, dudes!

  • PJH (disco)
  • Onyx (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    You should be using zsh.

    I use fish which I classify as zsh for terminally lazy. Does that count?

  • accalia (disco) in reply to Onyx
    Onyx:
    JBert:
    You should be using zsh.

    I use fish which I classify as zsh for terminally lazy. Does that count?

    BASH was good enough for my grandpappy* and it's good enough for me!

    * not really. my grandfather wouldn't have known what a terminal was if it bit him in the ass

  • PWolff (disco)

    Dell Password: did the "too long" message appear after the first attempt, and only the current length is updated in real time?

    Dutch postal codes: As German postal codes are exactly 5 digits long, someone already took account for the Dutch market. That person just forgot to allow for Hex digits.

    Australian National Maritime Musuem: TIL where the blue-ish screen background comes from since Windows 95!

    Avignon: I think this reveals the real reason to take the key combo Control + Alt + Delete is that you have to be in Control of the Alternative Pope to Delete him.

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    my grandfather wouldn't have known what a terminal was if it bit him in the ass

    I think my grandfathers would have forgotten that too, if some family member had bitten them in their asses.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    if some family member had bitten them in their asses.

    ... are you saying i'm related to a computer terminal?! :tangerine:

  • RaceProUK (disco) in reply to accalia

    Are you not a cyberfox?

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    :tangerine:

    Does that mean you're comparing oranges to bananas? On an Apple machine, maybe?

    accalia:
    ... are you saying i'm related to a computer terminal?!

    Nobody mentioned a computer terminal so far.

    (I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if you actually turned out to be a Terminatrix, though.)

  • accalia (disco) in reply to RaceProUK
    RaceProUK:
    Are you not a cyberfox?

    only because i wear cybernetic underoos

  • nerd4sale (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    Dutch postal codes: As German postal codes are exactly 5 digits long, someone already took account for the Dutch market. That person just forgot to allow for Hex digits.
    Except they're not hex. The letters can go all the way to ZZ. But alright, just call it Hexitiantal digits (except 0-9 are not allowed in the last 2 places).

    It could be fun when MediaMarkt is going to (try to) allow British postal codes...

  • PleegWat (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    Dutch postal codes: As German postal codes are exactly 5 digits long, someone already took account for the Dutch market. That person just forgot to allow for Hex digits.

    They're not hex digits. It's [1-9][0-9]{3}[A-Z]{2}

  • Paul_Westerman (disco)

    "Not the greatest, not the worse..." - WORST, grr :grimacing:

  • asdf (disco) in reply to Onyx
    Onyx:
    I use fish which I classify as zsh for terminally lazy. Does that count?

    Looks good, but doesn't seem to support RPROMPTs :sadface:

  • asdf (disco) in reply to asdf
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  • PWolff (disco)
    nerd4sale:
    Except they're not hex. The letters can go all the way to ZZ.
    PleegWat:
    They're not hex digits. It's `[1-9][0-9]{3}[A-Z]{2}`

    Please don't take everything I say in this forum at face value.

    Or should I rather say, And I thought the Dutch were taught Hexadecimal at school like we're taught Decimal?

  • PleegWat (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    And I thought the Dutch were taught Hexadecimal at school like we're taught Decimal?

    Why, naturally. After all, a hex number requires less ink and paper to write down than a decimal number :trollface:.

  • tharpa (disco) in reply to PleegWat
    PleegWat:
    Why, naturally. After all, a hex number requires less ink and paper to write down than a decimal number :trollface:.

    Less paper, I'll give you that one. I'd have to see an analysis before I'd concede the ink one.

  • Gurth (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    Dutch postal codes: As German postal codes are exactly 5 digits long, someone already took account for the Dutch market. That person just forgot to allow for Hex digits.
    The correct length for a Dutch postcode field is seven characters: four digits, a space and two letters. At a rough guess, 99 out of a hundred web sites don’t allow users to type the postcode correctly by only allowing six characters. Worse, I’ve encountered some that allowed more than six and then complained the postcode wasn’t correct because of the space.
  • code.goddess (disco) in reply to LB_
    LB_:
    > "Well, at least their template text fails gracefully."

    Am I the only one who can't_read_at_the_same_pace_when_there_are_underscores instead of spaces between words?

    I read it in robotic monotone, for some reason.

  • Karla (disco)

    Dell Financial Services is similar (I think may have a 14 max character).

    Then had the nerve to lock me out for too many login attempts because I was incorrectly using the Dell login.

  • tharpa (disco) in reply to Karla
    Karla:
    Dell **Financial** Services is similar (I think may have a 14 max character).

    Then had the nerve to lock me out for too many login attempts because I was incorrectly using the Dell login.

    If you confuse them with their parent company, they don't want your money. Can't say I blame them.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to accalia
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  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to code.goddess
    code.goddess:
    I read it in robotic monotone, for some reason.

    I feel triggered, for some reason...

    ;P


    Filed under: Not all robots can speak, and of those that can, not all speaking robots speak monotonically

  • tharpa (disco) in reply to Tsaukpaetra
    Tsaukpaetra:
    code.goddess:
    I read it in robotic monotone, for some reason.

    I feel triggered, for some reason...

    ;P


    Filed under: [Not all robots can speak, and of those that can, not all speaking robots speak monotonically]

    Her statement does not imply either of those. However, it does imply that robot monotone can be distinguished from human monotone, and this is the implication that I find triggering.

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to tharpa
    tharpa:
    the implication that I find triggering.

    Triggered from a mis-fired trigger? It's dominoes all over! (trigger warning)

  • dkf (disco) in reply to nerd4sale
    nerd4sale:
    British postal codes...

    Those are fun. Try talking about them sometime with a real postal systems geek to get the full rant treatment…

  • accalia (disco) in reply to FrostCat
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  • Karla (disco) in reply to tharpa
    tharpa:
    Karla:
    Dell **Financial** Services is similar (I think may have a 14 max character).

    Then had the nerve to lock me out for too many login attempts because I was incorrectly using the Dell login.

    If you confuse them with their parent company, they don't want your money. Can't say I blame them.

    Can I blame it on LastPass...since LastPass shows both logins for each site?

  • Watson (disco) in reply to tharpa
    tharpa:
    Tsaukpaetra:
    code.goddess:
    I read it in robotic monotone, for some reason.

    I feel triggered, for some reason...

    ;P


    Filed under: [Not all robots can speak, and of those that can, not all speaking robots speak monotonically]

    Her statement does not imply either of those. However, it does imply that robot monotone can be distinguished from human monotone, and this is the implication that I find triggering.

    WOULD_YOU_CARE_FOR_SOME_TEA

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to Watson
    Watson:
    WOULD_YOU_CARE_FOR_SOME_TEA

    recording20160318170242.amr (4.7 KB) Hmm, I doubt it would embed amr recordings... Eh, whatever.

  • HardwareGeek (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    i wear cybernetic underoos

    I think this is venturing into the realm of TMI.

  • RaceProUK (disco) in reply to HardwareGeek
    HardwareGeek:
    accalia:
    i wear cybernetic underoos

    I think this is venturing into the realm of TMI.

    Not for me :smile:

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to HardwareGeek
    HardwareGeek:
    I think this is venturing into the realm of TMI.

    Well, the ones 👴 wears are for waste management. Ponder the TMI value of that!

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I dunno what that white-on-green "9/16" is supposed to represent, but the visible part of the paragraph above clearly says "Password must have between eight and twelve characters".

  • Cheap Bastard (unregistered)

    TRWTF is a $17 cloth bag

  • urkerab (nodebb) in reply to tharpa

    I would have thought that there are only a small number of decimal numbers, such as 111, which would take less ink than their hexadecimal counterparts.

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