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This was posted by the largest German railway company "Deutsche Bahn". Rough translation: "Today's quiz photo shows modern fiber optic networks as part of our control center components - who knows what their purpose is?"
That explains a lot. Someone should tell them.7
Somebody ranted about VIM being ported to web assembly. I present to you: Windows 2000. In your browser.
Got myself a pair of lovely curved monitors lately... Let's see if they help with finishing my bachelor's thesis. Wish me luck! =)11
Meanwhile at NSA:
Alice: Uhm... Bob? I lost my SSH key...
Alice: ... but i still have the public key! Could you please recalculate the private one for me?
Bob: Sure, give me a second. I'll fax it to you when it's ready.
Me: *wakes up from nightmare*13
Just downloaded some big ass codebase and the first line i read is:
"// The source code is not well documented, but every advanced programmer will be able to understand it after some time."
Well... let's find out about your definition of "some time", Dickhead!3
A teacher of mine once asked me if i could take a look at his external HDD because all the data was suddenly gone. Important holiday pictures and stuff...
Turned out he accidentally created a Windows 7 "library" based on the root directory of the drive. Next logical step to get rid of it: delete the whole content because "i don't need the data twice".
Explained the concept of directory links and restored the files...
His wife later asked him about the reason for the data loss. He didn't have the balls to tell her that he deleted them himself even though he knew it at that point =D
NOW GTFO AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!!!16
The devRant paradox: the less time you spend on devRant, the more time you have to do your daily work, the more freetime you have to spend on devRant!1
Why the fuckin' hell does PayPal limit your password to 20 characters?!?
The length shouldn't matter if they hash and salt the passwords... sooooo...4
Windows being like... "60secs left! Nonono wait it's 50mins! Aaah i wanted to say 10. It's definitely 5 now, i am sure this time, 16 is correct!"
God damn it stop wasting computation power for this boolshit and copy faster instead!!!4
While everyone is hating proper programming languages... Let's talk about quotes in batch files.
What the actual fuck did Bill smoke while developing this boolshit?2
Just tried to install the english language pack for Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise (the thousands of bucks edition). Well... the setup displayed "DEU" for german and later tried to switch to "EN" resulting in "ENU". First WTF moment.
But what really killed me was the error message... please restart the PC BEFORE the installation? Just wow.9
With all the people showing off their setup and input devices i thought it's time to show you my keyboard...
- mechanical keys
- sturdy af; best for ranting (survived more angry fist strokes than any device should ever receive)
- older than me and outlived 5 (!) mice
- awesome retro look
- would beat a nokia in hunger games
- best code buddy ever (and propably oldest, too)
Hope i'll be able to continue coding on it another 20 years... Someday i may gift it to my grandchildren.18
DEVRANT! JUST LET ME SLEEP ALREADY!!!
4:28am here. Addicted af. Gonna power off the phone and dream of all the ++ i'll have when i check the app in 5.5 hours. See you then...4
Just found out that the year 2038 problem fires exactly on my 42nd birthday.
I didn't choose to be developer, it was destiny...5
Recently buyed some toilet paper.
Now i just want to have an intense discussion about floating point precision with the idiot who developed the cutting machine...
Also, please stop printing cars or birds there. Thanks.3
Using a touchpad to scroll is painful.
Coding with Visual Studio is painful, too.
Know what's really painful?
Not being able to scroll with the touchpad while coding with Visual Studio...10
There's this one Windows PC, hiding in the darkest corner of the office, just running a network service all day. Suddenly the service is not available any longer... Opening explorer.exe to see what's up with the machine, while wiping a thick layer of dust from the screen: Zero bytes free memory on C:\ ...
Assuming that some log files have caused all the occupied space. NOPE! Instead, Windows update just installed a shitton of updates. They all failed, of course... After not being able to simply remove them, deciding to uninstall some programs and kill Windows update. Finally 800MB of free space!
Suddenly stumbling over a Visual Studio 2008 installation. Who the hell installed this on the PC? Absolute bullshit. Nevermind. Uninstall this shite.
The uninstaller takes ages to do anything, then aborts the uninstallation showing the popup "there is not enough space to uninstall". Looking into the memory indicator: 0 bytes left. DAAAAFUUUQ Microsoft??? WTFFFFFFF?!? 800MB to UNINSTALL Visual Studio? Are you for real???
Ended up force-deleting the directory: 3 Gigs free now...6