I a person that works with computers I know that replacing everything overnight is a good idea. That's how we moved 500 jillion users to Windows 7 and by coincidence the company went bankrupt a few months later.
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RE: More proof that the people are getting more retarded
I'd rather let 1000 innocent people stay in jail than let 1 guilty person go free.
That's all I have to say about that.
I'm a billionaire by the way.
Dave, you've not filled out your timesheet.
No matter what you do or where you work you probably fill out a timesheet. It could be a simple timesheet showing the hours you worked, or one that shows which projects you've been working on. It could be paper only, a spreadsheet, or a web based application. Let's say you have a web based application and you want to automatically populate fields based on previous input. There's a few ways to do it, a checkbox asking the user if they want use the pervious sheets time, autopopulate the fields, or maybe give them a selection of past timesheets to copy.
This guy decided on a different approach. The AI driven timesheet.
Everybody can click on URLs in emails to open them in a nearby web browser. Obviously all of these URLs need to contain information about the day and the login credentials of the user so that you don't have to login on some site after you click the URL. Every URL would thus contain login stuff and a particular entry to the timesheet tracker. Something like this:
The first part of the URL is an encoding of the user's login and the date (date of when the email was created) and the second part is so readable that you can find which one suits you by simply reading the URLs. If you need to enter a comment for every piece of work you do, that comment form can be shown when you click the URL on the site.
Why simply show the user what they've worked when you can use a simple AI to generate multiple unique URLs? Just think of the time saved with this method. Instead of loading pages from a web server, processing the commands and then rendering them you simply scroll through a list of URLs until you find the one that suits you.
Anybody else have "clever" solutions to the difficult task of filling out a timesheet?
Using the file system as a database.
I'm sure some of us may have joked around about using the file system as a database, well probably not. It turns out that somebody thought this would be a good idea.
Each link takes you to another pre-created page. Each city gets it's own page page. From there you type in the address, as we can see from this bit of code
there is at least one page for each letter in the alphabet. The 'ss' variable is the first letter of the address typed in. Once it figures out what the first letter of the street name is, it redirects to the next page. There must be hundreds of pages making this up. Each time a change is made somebody would have to go in and manually change every page that is effected. I doubt they have created any automated way of doing this.
Just for a bit of variety the menus are all broken, regx is not used to parse the address, and there is validation on the street number but not on the street name. If you put in a character that does not exist for the street name (any character that has no page for it) you are directed to a 404 page.
I also like this.
They know they can get a character out of a string, but don't know you can just pluck a character out from any old string.
Interestingly enough, this page on the same site actually uses a database, and if you put in information that does not exist you don't get a 404.
I would hate to see what the master that created the voting page would have done for this.
Edit: Am I missing something, why do I have to put html in my post for line breaks?
Google Squared, what a mess.
I wanted to see how this new fangled structured data type search Google has works. I found an interesting field name that comes up automatically when searching for "Nvidia". I removed a few columns and did not add any.
As I understand it the data is generated from web sources and the tables are not inserted by hand, although you can add columns rows and data yourself and share the results. I wonder where the column name came from so it would come up automatically.