I-C-What-U-C



  • Okay, so you go to this site:

    http://www.i-c-what-u-c.com/index.htm

    And you have a laugh at the obvious. The horrible color scheme. The nav menu on the bottom. The use of "I" and "U" in a 'serious' application. That 95 and ME support are proudly touted. That the website is copyright 2004. Hahahah, it's like laughing at the monkey that thinks it's people.

    And then you realize-- this is the software my (Canadian) government uses for laptop searches at the border. Did you catch that? Someone in the Canadaian government saw this website, and then [b]paid for[/b] and [b]implemented[/b] this software.



  • According to the screenshot, it only scans jpg and gif.

    That means I just built a site that's mostly invisible to this obsolete thing.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Someone in the Canadaian government saw this website, and then paid for and implemented this software.
    At least the law enforcement version is only $19.95 dollars.  And it includes such informative gems as this:

    <font face="arial">Since it is possible to clear the temporary internet files in the
    browser, too few images found, could also be an indication
    of misuse. What is too few files? This depends on usage. A moderately
    heavy user of the internet will acquire thousands of images in a month.
    Keep track of the number of files found using a particular date, if the
    new scan seems to yield too few images, run it using the previous date.
    if you end up with less images than originally found, there may be a
    misuse problem.
    </font>

    <font face="arial"> If the full path name does not fit on the
    screen
    when the full image is displayed, point the mouse in the path name,
    press the left button and drag it left and/or right across the name.
    This will reveal the full path name.
    </font>

    As far as I can tell, it just scans your computer for image files.  Not searching deleted space or for files with altered extensions.  And it probably does it in a less efficient manner than Windows can.  Oh, and I see it supports displaying images at four different speeds.  Wait a minute... image playback, inefficient searching, Canada... I'm sensing a pattern here.  What the hell is in your water up there?



  •  This is the kind of thing usually marketed to computer-illiterate douchebags who think that when MSN stops responding, 'the internet is broken'.  I'm not sure whether to be shocked that a government agency (and a Canadian one at that) decided to implement it.

    I also noticed that the screenshot at http://www.i-c-what-u-c.com/screen05.htm appears to be using the java logo at the top-left corner, even though this looks like a winforms app to me.


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    @bstorer said:

    And it includes such informative gems as this:

    [...] if you end up with less images than originally found, there may be a misuse problem.
    LOLWUT?



    How old is this stuff anyway? The white-paper linked to on the front page goes to a non-existent server.



  • @Smitty said:

     This is the kind of thing usually marketed to computer-illiterate douchebags who think that when MSN stops responding, 'the internet is broken'.  I'm not sure whether to be shocked that a government agency (and a Canadian one at that) decided to implement it.

    I also noticed that the screenshot at http://www.i-c-what-u-c.com/screen05.htm appears to be using the java logo at the top-left corner, even though this looks like a winforms app to me.

     

    How do you reckon it uses WinForms? The way the buttons look is a dead giveaway that it's a Java application.



  • @pbean said:

    @Smitty said:

     This is the kind of thing usually marketed to computer-illiterate douchebags who think that when MSN stops responding, 'the internet is broken'.  I'm not sure whether to be shocked that a government agency (and a Canadian one at that) decided to implement it.

    I also noticed that the screenshot at http://www.i-c-what-u-c.com/screen05.htm appears to be using the java logo at the top-left corner, even though this looks like a winforms app to me.

     

    How do you reckon it uses WinForms? The way the buttons look is a dead giveaway that it's a Java application.

    I can't speak for WinForms, but the way the images flow outside the panel borders is indicative of the mistake of using the panel's dimensions without factoring in the border's insets when using JPanel.



  • I love the "Thank You For Choosing I-C-What-U-C!!!" on the welcome screen, in bold and with three exclamation points.



  • At first I wanted to facepalm... but is it really a bad thing that they use this crap to rifle through your personal files, as opposed to something decent?



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    The use of "I" and "U" in a 'serious' application.

    And how do you suggest they should spell "I" instead? :)

    Kidding, it's obvious you meant "C".



  •  What-U-C is What-U-Getz



  • @veggen said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    The use of "I" and "U" in a 'serious' application.
    And how do you suggest they should spell "I" instead? :) Kidding, it's obvious you meant "C".

    How do you suggest they should spell "C" instead?



  • @veggen said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    The use of "I" and "U" in a 'serious' application.

    And how do you suggest they should spell "I" instead? :)

    Kidding, it's obvious you meant "C".

     

    I defend my use of "I". First-person perspective does not belong in a product, and more than "my" belongs in a variable name.

    They obviously should have used "eye", except they could use a picutre of an eye. Then a camel, then a raven.


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    @Lorne Kates said:

    except they could use a picutre of an eye. Then a camel, then a raven.
    In a cartouche.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    picutre of an eye. Then a camel, then a raven.
     

    What? My mother was a saint!



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @veggen said:
    @Lorne Kates said:
    The use of "I" and "U" in a 'serious' application.
    And how do you suggest they should spell "I" instead? :) Kidding, it's obvious you meant "C".

    I defend my use of "I". First-person perspective does not belong in a product, and more than "my" belongs in a variable name.

    They obviously should have used "eye", except they could use a picutre of an eye. Then a camel, then a raven.

    Like these guys did?



  • @bjolling said:

    Like these guys did?

     

    What a bunch of crap those guys are. I'd wager they go out of business their first year, and anyone who bought from them gets fired.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @bjolling said:

    Like these guys did?

     

    What a bunch of crap those guys are. I'd wager they go out of business their first year, and anyone who bought from them gets fired.

    They must have gone out of buisness, I've never heard of them.  I mean, what kind of name is Suprised-Eyeball Pineapple-Under-A-Sprig-of-Holly Letter-M-In-Prison-Stripes?



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