WAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! Copy pasta....



  • I do like pasta, but copy pasta I hate.

    Nothing else to see here, except for 50x the same bad code copied all over the place.

    (Removed 1600 lines of code and nowhere near done)



  • Nominated for the mug.



  • There's your mug



  • Are you referring to the highly coveted CTRL-C CTRL-V design pattern, also known as RYMTSM (repeat yourself making the same mistakes)?

    (I guess) one up-side to this abhorrent development tactic is that it's almost as easy to maintain as having it written once and called in all 50 places.  Just hear me out: if it really is copypasta, then at least you know that a find and replace will be fairly reliable. I personally would suggest finding all instances of it and shift-deleting them all though (except for one to be refactored into a common assembly).



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    Just hear me out:

    Tell me more about Emy, astonerbum. Is she hot?



  • What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    Whoosh....



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    I used an incredibly funny trick. Let me explain. I was quoting you only because you were weirdly on-topic, not because I was replying to you. In fact, I was replying to the post above yours. For a moment, I thought about mentioning that I do not actually care about what you said, but then I thought you'll probably figure it out. Also, what Sutherlands said.



  • I thought I was missing a blocked image from work.  But there really is nothing to see here.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    Are you referring to the highly coveted CTRL-C CTRL-V design pattern, also known as RYMTSM (repeat yourself making the same mistakes)?

    (I guess) one up-side to this abhorrent development tactic is that it's almost as easy to maintain as having it written once and called in all 50 places.  Just hear me out: if it really is copypasta, then at least you know that a find and replace will be fairly reliable. I personally would suggest finding all instances of it and shift-deleting them all though (except for one to be refactored into a common assembly).

    Did you know playing Devil's Advocate on the internet is indistinguishable from trolling, which is indistinguishable from sarcasm, which looks just like naïveté?



  • @frits said:

    I thought I was missing a blocked image from work.  But there really is nothing to see here.

    Yeah, I even did a view source to see if there's a blocked image or other somehow hidden information that would make the OP more interesting. But there wasn't.



  • @derula said:

    I used an incredibly funny trick. Let me explain. I was quoting you only because you were weirdly on-topic, not because I was replying to you. In fact, I was replying to the post above yours. For a moment, I thought about mentioning that I do not actually care about what you said, but then I thought you'll probably figure it out. Also, what Sutherlands said.

    So let me get this straight...  You're acting like a condescending prick because you forgot to tell me that you weren't replying to me, even though you had me quoted?  Ahh, I see, how incredibly clever *and* funny.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    @derula said:

    I used an incredibly funny trick. Let me explain. I was quoting you only because you were weirdly on-topic, not because I was replying to you. In fact, I was replying to the post above yours. For a moment, I thought about mentioning that I do not actually care about what you said, but then I thought you'll probably figure it out. Also, what Sutherlands said.

    So let me get this straight...  You're acting like a condescending prick because you forgot to tell me that you weren't replying to me, even though you had me quoted?  Ahh, I see, how incredibly clever *and* funny.

    It is, isn't it? I, too, was surprised I was capable of such dickheadish and funny cleverness.



  • @Daid said:

    I do like pasta, but copy pasta I hate.
     




  •  I am totally making Chili tonight.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    Are you referring to the highly coveted CTRL-C CTRL-V design pattern
     

    Also known as "Inherits From Clipboard"



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Also known as "Inherits From Clipboard"

    +1 like



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Also known as "Inherits From Clipboard"

    +2 like

     



  • @Sutherlands said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    Whoosh....
     

    Whoosh?   What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'metawoosh' because I'm
    not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

     



  • @operagost said:

    @Sutherlands said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    Whoosh....
     

    Whoosh?   What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'metawoosh' because I'm
    not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.


    I think you just broke my mind.



  • @derula said:

    @operagost said:

    @Sutherlands said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    Whoosh....
     

    Whoosh?   What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'metawoosh' because I'm
    not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.


    I think you just broke my mind.
     

    Beef or veggie chilli?



  • @operagost said:

    @Sutherlands said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'woosh' because I'm not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

    Whoosh....
     

    Whoosh?   What the hell are you talking about?  And don't go 'metawoosh' because I'm
    not up to date on a meme only you and four other people know about.

     

    What originally made C-Octothorpe say "what the hell are you talking about" was the fact he had been quoted by derula completely out of context. derula wanted to address astonerbum instead.

    In response to this natural confusion, which could have been avoided if C-Octothorpe had taken the trouble of trying to figure out what the hell derula was talking about, Sutherlands provocatively said "Whoosh" (with an h).

    Now, I could have gone 'metawhoosh' on you, but I decided to avoid further insanity instead.

     



  • @Zecc said:

    What originally made C-Octothorpe say "what the hell are you talking about" was the fact he had been quoted by derula completely out of context. derula wanted to address astonerbum instead.

    In response to this natural confusion, which could have been avoided if C-Octothorpe had taken the trouble of trying to figure out what the hell derula was talking about, Sutherlands provocatively said "Whoosh" (with an h).

    Now, I could have gone 'metawhoosh' on you, but I decided to avoid further insanity instead.

     

    It wasn't even a joke, and you ruined it. =(

    I bet you also rent Memento and replace the disc with your recut version that's back in order, don't you?



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    I bet you also rent Memento and replace the disc with your recut version that's back in order, don't you?
     

    Awesome.

    "I like it, but something with the scenes got messed up in your tape, so I fixed that for you."



  • @dhromed said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    I bet you also rent Memento and replace the disc with your recut version that's back in order, don't you?
     

    Awesome.

    "I like it, but something with the scenes got messed up in your tape, so I fixed that for you."

    The movie doesn't make much more sense with the scenes in the right order, so that's not that big a deal. At least when they're in the right order you can get many more things without having to watch it twice.



  • @derula said:

    The movie doesn't make much more sense with the scenes in the right order, so that's not that big a deal. At least when they're in the right order you can get many more things without having to watch it twice.
    You could always watch it just once, but write details you think may be important in post-its so you can read them later.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @Zecc said:

    What originally made C-Octothorpe say "what the hell are you talking about" was the fact he had been quoted by derula completely out of context. derula wanted to address astonerbum instead.

    In response to this natural confusion, which could have been avoided if C-Octothorpe had taken the trouble of trying to figure out what the hell derula was talking about, Sutherlands provocatively said "Whoosh" (with an h).

    Now, I could have gone 'metawhoosh' on you, but I decided to avoid further insanity instead.

     

    It wasn't even a joke, and you ruined it. =(

    I bet you also rent Memento and replace the disc with your recut version that's back in order, don't you?

    Memento is a GoF pattern used to encapsulate state information for later restoration.  See this link for a .NET implementation: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/generic_undo_redo.aspx

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    I bet you also rent Memento and replace the disc with your recut version that's back in order, don't you?

    No need for that. The DVD (or at least some versions of it) has a special feature which lets you watch the movie in chronological sequence.



  • @Zecc said:

    @derula said:

    The movie doesn't make much more sense with the scenes in the right order, so that's not that big a deal. At least when they're in the right order you can get many more things without having to watch it twice.
    You could always watch it just once, but write details you think may be important in post-its so you can read them later.

    When there's something really important, should I pause the movie and get it tattooed on my arm?



  • @derula said:

    When there's something really important, should I pause the movie and get it tattooed on my arm?
     

    The Special Edtion DVD includes those tools.




  • Filed under: W̊here can you buy a wok with a round bottom?, W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ho fucked up the Ws in the tags<input name="ctl00$ctl00$bcr$bcr$ctl00$PostList$ctl22$ctl23$ctl01" id="ctl00_ctl00_bcr_bcr_ctl00_PostList_ctl22_ctl23_ctl01_State" value="value:Filed%20under%3A%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22%2Ftags%2FW_0A03_here%2Bcan%2Byou%2Bbuy%2Ba%2Bwok%2Bwith%2Ba%2Bround%2Bbottom_3F00_%2Fdefault.aspx%22%20rel%3D%22tag%22%3EW%CC%8Ahere%20can%20you%20buy%20a%20wok%20with%20a%20round%20bottom%3F%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22%2Ftags%2FW_0A030A030A030A030A030A030A030A030A030A03_ho%2Bfucked%2Bup%2Bthe%2BWs%2Bin%2Bthe%2Btags_3F00_%2Fdefault.aspx%22%20rel%3D%22tag%22%3EW%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8A%CC%8Aho%20fucked%20up%20the%20Ws%20in%20the%20tags%3F%3C%2Fa%3E" type="hidden">

    The answers are "Try the Chinatown area that's a couple blocks west from the southern end of Yonge street", and "CS is TRWTF".




  • In some browsers, here Firefox 4, CS inserts what seems to be a combining diacritical angstrom- or degree-mark. Or something. It's 0A03 and 3F00, in any case.

    I do not know why. W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊



  • @dhromed said:

    In some browsers, here Firefox 4, CS inserts what seems to be a combining diacritical angstrom- or degree-mark. Or something. It's 0A03 and 3F00, in any case.

    I do not know why. W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊

    Someone pre-loaded the tags with a bunch of crazy-diacritical characters from the hidden depths of unicode. CS is dumb enough to think that W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ and W are the same character (actually, more likely, ToLower('W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊') == w), and it's super-aggressive tag auto-complete takes care of the rest.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @dhromed said:

    In some browsers, here Firefox 4, CS inserts what seems to be a combining diacritical angstrom- or degree-mark. Or something. It's 0A03 and 3F00, in any case.

    I do not know why. W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊

    Someone pre-loaded the tags with a bunch of crazy-diacritical characters from the hidden depths of unicode. CS is dumb enough to think that W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ and W are the same character (actually, more likely, ToLower('W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊') == w), and it's super-aggressive tag auto-complete takes care of the rest.

    I'm using IE 8.  The work-around for me is to type your tag [i]quickly[/i]-- at least the first couple of characters.  CS has a slight delay before auto-complete kicks in.  Also, I found you have to select the auto-completed character and hit the delete key.  For some reason, backpsace won't get rid of the crazy-diacritical characters.

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Someone pre-loaded the tags with a bunch of crazy-diacritical characters from the hidden depths of unicode. CS is dumb enough to think that W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ and W are the same character (actually, more likely, ToLower('W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊') == w), and it's super-aggressive tag auto-complete takes care of the rest.
    This person needs to be found and... never mind.

    But it's not just the Ws.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    CS is dumb enough to think that W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ and W are the same character (actually, more likely, ToLower('W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊') == w), and it's super-aggressive tag auto-complete takes care of the rest.
    ...now this gives me an idea...

    ED: burn in hell, hijacker.  Love, btk



  • @ender said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    CS is dumb enough to think that W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊ and W are the same character (actually, more likely, ToLower('W̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊') == w), and it's super-aggressive tag auto-complete takes care of the rest.
    ...now this gives me an idea...

    You know, if the guys who ran Community Server were even 1/3rd smart (and they aren't, obviously, because Community Server is the best they can do), they'd provide this forum with the newest version and use us all as beta testers.



  • @ender said:

    ...now this gives me an idea...
     

    OH YOU



  • @blakeyrat said:

    You know, if the guys who ran Community Server were even 1/3rd smart (and they aren't, obviously, because Community Server is the best they can do), they'd provide this forum with the newest version and use us all as beta testers.

    I think we're too slow for that. Mind that we're still not done discovering all the bugs in a historic version of CS that is probably unsupported by now.



  • @Zecc said:

    This person needs to be found and praised.

    But it's not just the Ws.

    FTFY.



  • @dhromed said:

    @ender said:

    ...now this gives me an idea...
     

    OH YOU

    ... now that gives me a different idea ...

    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]



  • @DaveK said:

    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]

    ‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮҉Ah, yes, apparently it was.  Doh!



  • @DaveK said:

    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]
    I made an alphabet of tags, but somebody deleted it (and crippled one of the remaining tags).



  • @ender said:

    @DaveK said:
    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]
    I made an alphabet of tags, but somebody deleted it (and crippled one of the remaining tags).

    ‬‭‮‪‫‬‭‮҉Your 'apkerch' one appears to have a direction-reversing character in it somewhere, that was what I was referring to.




  • @ender said:

    @DaveK said:
    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]
    I made an alphabet of tags, but somebody deleted it (and crippled one of the remaining tags).
    I didn't realize I was crippling that tag, but these unicode tags are really annoying, so I killed yours which were obviously meant to to break the autocomplete.



  •  @belgariontheking said:

    @ender said:

    @DaveK said:
    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]
    I made an alphabet of tags, but somebody deleted it (and crippled one of the remaining tags).
    I didn't realize I was crippling that tag, but these unicode tags are really annoying, so I killed yours which were obviously meant to to break the autocomplete.

    Good jorb. A couple are still festering:

    Å̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊, D̊̊̊̊̊̊̊̊

    And I don't know what the hell is going on with W, but try entering this (without the quotes):  "W, X"

    Fun?



  • @Lorne Kates said:

     @belgariontheking said:

    @ender said:

    @DaveK said:
    [Edit:Or was it the same one?  Can't tell what ender actually did...]
    I made an alphabet of tags, but somebody deleted it (and crippled one of the remaining tags).
    I didn't realize I was crippling that tag, but these unicode tags are really annoying, so I killed yours which were obviously meant to to break the autocomplete.

    Good jorb. A couple are still festering:

    Also most of the tag cloud is still backwards....


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