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Curious Perversions in Information Technology

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Error'd: When Good Dev Tools Go Bad

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT

"I'd say that this brings new meaning to what a 'core dump' really is," Paul N. writes.



"Looks like someone at Google got tired of typing exit names all day," Shawn A. writes, "And in case you wondered, voice navigation actually spelled 'ASD'."



"At first glance, Google News got the wrong pic, but the more you think about it, maybe it didn't," wrote Matt S.



Mike S. writes, "I was hoping for overflow, but all I got was NaN."



"I got this dialog/error message pixel for pixel (originally 2930x128) today and boy I am glad that I have two monitors or I wouldn't be able to press the OK button," writes John A.



"I'd love to see the datetime logic that resulted in this gem," writes Baldrick.



Pramod V. writes, "Now this is what I call the ULTIMATE portable!"



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:30:00 GMT

Tony Hoare has called null references his “billion dollar mistake”. Dealing with nulls and their consequences

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Radio WTF: Space for Guests

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:30:00 GMT

Radio WTF Presents! Jump to transcript Welcome back to Radio WTF. This week, we visit a two kilometer wide mushroom in space, and find out WTF happens when unexpected guests arrive... width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""> Soundcloud Links: Radio WTF: Space for Guests Direct Download: SpaceForGuests.mp3 Starring (in order of appearance) Jane Bailey... as Commander Josephine Garneau Alex Papadimoulis... as Director Royce Clifton, and Pascal Langois Lorne Kates... as Marius Langois Heather Houghton... as E.L.L.A. Remy Porter... as luggage guest, and THE Gus Dowler Patrick Roach... as Dr. Taseer Devin Sweeny... as Roberta Bondar pilot and Mark Bowytz as the scream in space no one can hear Featuring the voice of Paul Rousse of, and the song "Slow Burn" by Kevin MacLeod of Transcript #transcript { border: 1px solid #363636; border-radius:5px; padding-left:1em; padding-right:1em; width:90%; } #transcript h3 { text-align:center !important; } #transcript p { margin-top:0px; margin-bottom:0px; } #transcript .character { text-transform: uppercase; text-decoration: underline; } #transcript .action, #transcript .dialog, #transcript ul.credits { margin-left:5em; } #transcript .dialog, #transcript .sound { margin-bottom:1em; text-decoration:none !important; } Scene: 1 (MUSIC, ETC) NARRATOR Radio W.T.F presents-- The Daily WTF. Today’s episode, "Space for Guests", an original story written and adapted for radio by Lorne Kates NARRATOR There’s a two-kilometer wide mushroom in space, parked in the L5 LaGrange point of the Earth-Moon system. At least, there will be by the latter part of the 21st century. Space Station "Fixed Gaze", owned and operated by Initech Intersolar Incororated, is the premiere hub for research, experiments, and astronomy. Under the command of Josephine Garneau, the station is both home and work for a small, rotating crew of scientist and researchers. Every month for five years, Commander Garneau oversaw the personnel rotation. But today, as the transport shuttle docked with the station, she had no idea what head office had in store.. Scene: 2 (INTERIOR DOCKING BAY / CARGO AREA) SOUND: HISS OF AIRLOCK, SHUTTLE DOOR OPEN JOSEPHINE Greetings, and welcome aboard the Fixed Gaze. I’m-- oh, Director Clifton, I wasn’t expecting you ROYCE Commander Garneau, good to see you again. Hang on, I’ll come to you-- (handhold clang) whoa, whoo- JOSEPHINE Whoa-- gotcha-- (sound catchign him, putting him down ROYCE Ha, thanks, guess it’s been too long, don’t have my space legs in freefall anymore JOSEPHINE It comes back, like riding a bike, except in orbit. So, Director- ROYCE Please, Josephine, the formality- JOSEPHINE -- sorry, old habits, Royce. Good to see you too, though a bit surprising. I didn’t know anyone from the board was coming ROYCE I know you don’t like surprises, but schedules just kind of came together at the right time, and the shuttle was available, so- JOSEPHINE (CONFUSED, BUT DOESN’T LIKE RUN-AROUND) So--? Royce, if you’re cutting my staff, you need to not spring this on me. I’m running a skeleton crew as it is, just Dr. Taseer and myself ROYCE It isn’t like that- JOSEPHINE I can see the shuttle, there’s five people-- and no familiar faces. I can’t run a station with only juniors- ROYCE Commander-- ah-- Josephine-- I promise you, there’s another shuttle arriving by night shift with a full staff. These people are-- okay, so ever since the merger, the board’s been looking at the long-term projections for the station-- maintenance, depreciation, possible competition popping up in the L3- JOSEPHINE You’re selling the place ROYCE No! (pause) Well, not yet. Hopefully not. What I mean is these people here, no,[...]