Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

I started to write some code that involves parsing some mboxes and wondered how exactly the spec distinguishes message bodies from headers...


— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) July 11, 2020

You know the algorithmic ed-tech nightmare scenario where predictive software deprives students of crucial opportunities like going to college by inferring how they would score if only they actually took a test? Well, it happened!

— Evan Selinger (@EvanSelinger) July 10, 2020

Grammarly, what in sweet baby jeebus is this?

— Kristin @ Binding Moonlight (@KMKWrites) July 9, 2020


— whitequark (@whitequark) July 5, 2020

Did you know that if you store XSS payloads in your mobile phone contacts and then use a forensics tool to image the device one can run payloads on the forensic tool via its reporting features? 😂 0wn3d.

— Hacker Fantastic (@hackerfantastic) July 3, 2020

Hey @BarclaysUK; maybe don't use @internetarchive as a CDN for your JS assets? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

— Phil (@immunda) July 2, 2020

This reminds me of when I was on the SVGWG and they wanted raw socket access as part of a web api. Think about that for a moment. They saw literally no problem with that as a feature.

— Oliver Hunt (@ohunt) June 29, 2020

This means that 15 of the 24 seconds in the boot time of this system is a `sleep 15` call.

I removed the `sleep 15` and rebooted. The boot time was 9 seconds.

This raises some important questions though:

- Why would you do this?
- Why?
- No, seriously, *why*?
- wat?

— friendly neighborhood dog mom (@duckinator) June 24, 2020

C has no "else if" language feature. It's just "if (statement) statement [else statement]", followed by another "if". You can replace the 2nd "if" with any other control statement:

if (x) {
} else switch (y) {

if (z) {
} else for (...) {

— Jonathan Grynspan (@grynspan) June 20, 2020


— Vanessa McHale (@vamchale) June 20, 2020

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