• snoofle (unregistered)

    The same people who write banking software write the software that underlies bitcoin. I know as I worked with a few of them. <shivers>

  • LCrawford (unregistered)

    That date incident convinced Mr. Kaelin to move to Brentwood California and become a surfer dude.

  • (nodebb)

    terrified, with a 50/50 chance you're now convinced to put all your money in bitcoin.

    Right, 'cause there's an excellent history of security there.

  • (nodebb)

    What language is that? Unibasic?

  • (nodebb)

    Save time and money by buying our software which does what you need! (It costs a bajillion and has to be integrated, but no matter.) Except for all the features it doesn't have, customizing which costs money. Oh and major upgrades will cost you a gazillion. And the contractors are terrible. What a deal huh?

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered) in reply to DocMonster

    Proprietary language used by the company that originally designed T24.

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    vanishing in the night is considered harmful, allways vanish before sunset

  • unregistered (unregistered) in reply to kazitor

    Yeah, between the choice of good at banking but mediocre at software and kinda alright at software and absolutely atrocious at everything else, I know who I'd trust with my money (as opposed to with my IT admin)

  • RLB (unregistered)

    Yes. However bad banks may be at building websites (shudder), remember that these are also the people who did learn, several decades ago, that you do not use floating point formats for numbers. Most of the rest of the IT industry still does not understand that.

  • RLB (unregistered) in reply to RLB

    Sorry... for money. FP for general numbers is fine. Just fine...

  • (nodebb)

    Kato walked away from the conversation with a sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach, but he tried to ignore it.

    Never, ever ignore that sinking feeling. Ever.

  • James (unregistered) in reply to RLB

    I think maybe you intended to say you do not use floating point values for money. If you don't use floating point for numbers; I am curious what do you use them form?

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    People who don't understand dates are only correct on Feb 30th.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered) in reply to kazitor


  • Dave (unregistered)

    Er. If you talk to engineers about bridges, you won't want to use those either. The only time you know the strength of a bridge for sure is when you break it.

  • Mischa (unregistered)

    Industry standard aka Programming by StackOverflow

  • Shill (unregistered)

    Isn't TRWTF the fact that the server's date is sometimes purposely set to something other than the actual date?

  • Calli Arcale (unregistered) in reply to snoofle

    That was my immediate thought as well when it mentioned switching from banks to Bitcoin. Hell, if you're worried about software screwing up your money, you'd think cryptocurrency would be the last thing you'd want! I was expecting a quip about withdrawing cash and switching to the First National Bank of My Boxspring Mattress.

  • (nodebb) in reply to my name is missing

    People who don't understand dates are only correct on Feb 30th.

    That is (just to be clear), they are only correct in 1712. In Sweden.

  • (nodebb) in reply to LCrawford

    Which Brentwood California?

  • (nodebb) in reply to LCrawford

    Which Brentwood California?

  • Fnord (unregistered) in reply to The_Bytemaster

    Look up Kato Kaelin and you'll probably be able to figure it out.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Fnord

    Oh - the non-city in Southern California. Not the long existing farming community that is now a quickly expanding suburb in Northern California. (And for some reason, I am suddenly craving orange juice).

  • ABBASI (unregistered)

    I make good with the dates http://www.t24all.com/index.php/forum/t24-administration/4208-how-to-check-mark-holidays.html

  • Olivier (unregistered) in reply to Shill

    I think there is a difference between the operating system date and the date used by the software for banking operations.

  • (nodebb)

    Decisions made while terrified aren't necessarily good decisions, they usually tend to be bad.

  • RP (unregistered)

    Speaking as a former contractor, contractors really don't care whether our ill-conceived ideas work or not. They care whether you will sue them if what you ask them to do goes wrong. I can't be arsed to check whose pokemons are more correcter in the example given. But I will say I've seen some appallingly-incompetent software in banks, written by employees of same. It's bad enough working with it. You certainly don't want to get the blame when anything you add to the crap pile inevitably just makes it a bigger pile of crap.

  • RP (unregistered) in reply to RP

    *our = your

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