Did the conspiracy to slowly introduce Y2k1 problems already start?Well, it's not a huge problem, considering Y2k1 was twelve years ago.
@Ben L. said:
And pokemonI really don't think you get to count Green. It's the Japanese version of Pokémon Blue.
(Unless you're not just counting the first-generation games, in which case you left out Gold, Silver, Black, White, and a bunch of titles that aren't actually colours.)
@da Doctah said:
I believe it's 8==D~.
@GNU Pepper said:Better still, as part of the anonymisation process before posting here, I removed one of this person's trademark worthless comments. This comment acknowledges the low quality of the code and somehow implies that it's somebody else's fault. This infuriating comment has the temerity to end with a fucking smiley
I know the regular smiley, the winking smiley, the glasses-wearing smiley, the sticking-your-tongue-out smiley, and quite a few others. But I don't believe I'm familiar with the fucking smiley.
Anyone whose used C# for more than a second will know the below anyway, but just in caseExactly. And it's not necessary here, because there are no escape sequences in the string. So we're wondering why they put in the @ if it doesn't do anything. Ronald suggests it's just general principles. I think it's some sort of cargo-cult coding.
@Ronald said:Possibly the @ is there to remind coders that if they hard-code a file path they should be careful with the escape characters, but in the big scheme of things it's probably not the proper place to do it.
In C#, the @ before a string makes it a 'literal string' i.e. it doesn't try to interpret the usual \x escape sequences. It also allows the string to span multiple lines. it's a handy feature for path segments and other backspace/newline heavy strings.To use a " character in the string, you double-up i.e. "".
[/rephrasing the things I just quoted and wasting people's time]
@Ben L. said:
Fun fact: powerpoint was my first "programming language". I set up a bunch of slides with buttons that went to other slides and made some kind of shitty calculator.
In my defense, I was 5.
You were a precocious child. I didn't do that until I was about 8.
Mine was a multiple-choice quiz. Some of the questions had time limits. I was very proud of that part.
90 cents and free shipping! What a deal.
I'd think this is some sort of trick to scam you out of 90 cents, but it seems a little excessive for such a small gain.
You know what I did? I misread the post as "this guitar amp is selling for 90 cents", rather than "selling for 90 cents less than it was before". My perfectly sincere comment now reads as heavy sarcasm.
I'm kind of disappointed by the WTF now.
I usually say "Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day", but I suppose these expressions come from the technology level of a society.I'm taking suggestions for how to update this saying for technologies we've invented after the clock.
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