Sorry About Computer

New decade, new nonsense

In Microsoft Flight Simulator a bizarrely eldritch, impossibly narrow skyscraper pierces the skies of Melbourne's North like a suburban Australian version of Half-Life 2's Citadel, and I am -all for it-

— Alexander Muscat (@alexandermuscat) August 19, 2020

OMFG part of the california covid-19 failure was literally an expired SSL cert.

— The American Caliban (@substitute) August 12, 2020

I've spent days trying to figure out why Xcode would crash after archiving a new version of Scribble. It wasn't App Clips, Xcode Beta, or Cocoapods.

It turns out, Xcode can only handle 255 archives so the 256th will cause it to crash. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

I think I'm ready to retire.

— Bridger Maxwell (@bridgermax) August 12, 2020

I will always be mad about this.

— Lindsay Broadwell ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ (@LindsayPB) August 10, 2020

OMG, that's hilarious. Project Zero found vulnerabilities in Symantec's unpackers (ala UPX). They sent a reproduction sample via email as a password "protected" archive. That crashed the server, as it triggered the vulnerability. Antivirus bad.

— Mario Zechner (@badlogicgames) August 7, 2020

Thinking of the time the WiFI was down at the coffee shop, and the barista walked up to a customer to tell them "I'm sorry, we can't make pourover coffee when there's no internet"

— Em Lazer-Walker (@lazerwalker) August 8, 2020

It was easier to change the language of biology than to fix the default in excel- or to alter researcher habits.

I think about this every time a software developer uses the word "just".

— Andy Boughton (@occsci) August 4, 2020

BTW, the video for this talk is up!

I'm not a particularly good speaker, so I'd actually recommend the linked transcript instead of the talk itself unless you strongly prefer video or audio, though ๐Ÿ˜…

— Dan Luu (@danluu) August 5, 2020

this is probably one of the funniest things i've ever read and it's from a pair of intel engineers who developed the 386

— Gravisโ„ข (@gravislizard) August 4, 2020

Oh FFS. I just want to use my grill.

— Rob (@robdaemon) August 2, 2020

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