They Don’t Write Headlines Like That Anymore
Posted By: Paul -
Fri Dec 21, 2012
Goofs and Screw-ups
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Gianangelli's metal bathing suits, aka "lunar fashion" — 1968
The origin of the Boy Scout's left-hand handshake
Journalism at its best!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/21/12 at 03:25 PM
Disclaimer: I make computers do flips and twists for a living.
It looks like journalism, but it is actually a fault with the page display instructions. In this case it would be more like, "Programming at its best".
If you want to see some really good examples, I recommend the "Daily Worse Than Failure" (or Daily WTF).
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/21/12 at 05:54 PM
I saw that but picking on programmers is like poking a kitten in a cage.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/22/12 at 12:22 AM
Just remember, Expat, that every cent of your money is handled by a computer somewhere, and we programmers have long memories...
BTW, you're about right with the kitten analogy: one of my bosses always said that managing programmers was akin to herding cats.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/22/12 at 10:08 AM
Ach, Scottie, "we programmers" have been screwing up since it took a rack of punch cards to print a list of names! I've written more endless loops, chased more bugs down dark lines of code than I car to think about. Hence, I know, all too well, how easy it is to pick on these fragile egos.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/22/12 at 11:18 AM
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