• Stuart Longland (unregistered)

    A queue to access a website… I mean, really… think about how HTTP works with regards to sessions.

    Who thought that was a good idea?

  • mitch (unregistered)

    My guess: It's mining bitcoins in your browser while you wait.

  • browwy (unregistered)

    The first time ever I've seen somebody making their point with a screenshot from Vivaldi. That must mean something!

  • (nodebb)

    I note in passing that the wine is ready to be poured, but not necessarily to be drunk. Poured down the drain? Poured onto industrial machinery to remove oily stains? What?

    Also some random dude on the Internet (hmm, well, if he's that James Halliday, he isn't just some random dude on the Internet, but I'd never heard of him until today, which makes him ... some random dude on the Internet) gave it 95 points. Great. 95 out of 90? 95 out of a thousand? And 95 points for drinkability, effectiveness at removing oily stains from industrial machinery, what?

    Not useful.

    (Yes, I'm poking fun at the pretentiousness of wine reviews. Tell me why I shouldn't do this...)

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    can I have a sexy girls from {city} review from you?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Stuart Longland

    This was likely done to not overwhelm the shopping cart server. It can probably only handle so many open transactions at once before it gets bogged down and gives an unacceptably slow response to the users. So to keep that from happening, throw the requests to a queue server which then forwards session each time the shopping cart application say it can start processing another transaction.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Generally wine is not a good solvent at removing oils. The major solvents in wine are water and alcohol (ethanol), both of which are polar molecules. Oils are non-polar molecules, thus generally do not dissolve in polar fluids, like the aforementioned water and alcohol. If some wine does take out oily stains, it is mostly likely contaminated with caustics, like sodium hydroxide, or grease; not good drinking candidates.

  • Quite (unregistered)

    Sixty four thousand dollars a month and they still can't afford to dress themselves properly.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Nutster

    I hereby award you the TFWTF "WHOOSH!" Award of the day. Have you not heard of the concept of a joke?

    Also, your chemistry is ... faulty. Sugar is a non-polar molecule, but dissolves reasonably easily in water.

  • (nodebb) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    Sorry, no. I live in {town}, not in {city}. But sexy girls are always worth at least looking at.

  • D-Coder (unregistered) in reply to Quite

    "Not dressed properly"? I don't understand.

  • Not a Bitcoin Tycoon (unregistered) in reply to mitch

    Those sisters are insidious!

  • (nodebb)

    This kind of ad "Three sisters from {city} make x selling bitcoin" is a symptom of a sickness in our society: blatant lies are now tolerated, even accepted as normal. I guess it is unavoidable when even a country's president boasts in public about lying.

    Even so, it must be strange for a programmer to be knowingly coding lies. Well, there is a very small probability that the ad will be true for someone at some point, so maybe the programmer's self-esteem is hinging on that.

  • Carl Witthoft (google) in reply to The_Dark_Lord

    Not really - ads with wording like "I made $bignumber$ $monetary_exchange_unit$ per $time_unit$, working from home in my spare time!" have been around for many decades.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Sugar is a non-polar molecule

    No. Sugar is polar; there's lots of oxygens in it and many C-O bonds too, and they are all polar (as oxygen is more electronegative than carbon in those molecular configurations). Maybe not very strongly polar by comparison with some other molecules, but quite enough to make it quite soluble.

  • Decius (unregistered)

    By that logic CO2 is a polar molecule.

  • linepro (unregistered)

    Let's be really pedantic:

    Glucose is polar Fructose probably not Sucrose who can tell?

  • PisuCat (unregistered) in reply to Decius

    It's also has to do with the shape of the molecule and the orientation of the bonds.

  • John Adriaan (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    I am 100% in agreement with you - and I know who James Halliday is, and what his scoring system is like. Yes, it's out of 100. Yes, wines get less than 95. But far, FAR too many get 95 and are swill. I know this because everyone I've tried a particular "95" on thought it was a $2 bottle of... swill. My multiple choices were: a) Best wine I've ever drunk: Ambrosia b) I'd hope to drink this again - but I probably can't afford it: Premium c) Nice quaffer! I'd buy this: Affordable d) I wouldn't buy this - but I'd drink it if at a party: Drinkable e) I wouldn't pay $2 for this: Swill Basically, it's a marketing ploy, and I have no idea how some wines get the score they do. I assume money is involved... I've had bad 96s, and an absolutely beautiful 97. To be fair, I've had a couple of good 95s too.

  • 🤷 (unregistered) in reply to browwy

    It means I should start sending in screenshots!

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    95 points for pourability, obviously.

  • (nodebb)

    So IEEE are big enough to put out to tender web development. Lowest bidder principle. YGWYPF.

  • (nodebb) in reply to D-Coder

    They mean the price range and type of clothing where less costs more.

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