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[RFE] add a way to run in a new systemd scope automatically · Issue #428 · tmux/tmux
omgwtfbbq. 1: User reports that their gnome session leaks processes; 2: systemd modifies default session behaviour to kill all processes, including screen/tmux; 3: _everyone_ complains because they break 30 years of UNIX process semantics, then 4: they request that tmux/screen hack their shit to workaround their brokenness. Get fucked, systemd. This is the kind of shit that would finally drive me to BSDland
systemd  horror  linux  fail  unix  gnome  tmux  bugs  omgwtfbbq 
may 2016 by jm
Microsoft terminates its Tay AI chatbot after she turns into a Nazi
'if you tell her "repeat after me" she will parrot back whatever you say, allowing you to put words into her mouth.'


what. the. fuck. Microsoft.
omgwtfbbq  4chan  funny  microsoft  fail  tay 
march 2016 by jm
Ireland's media silenced over MP's speech about Denis O'Brien
this is appalling. And of course we can only find out about it from overseas media because our own media is quaking in their boots :(
media  ireland  he-who-cannot-be-named  censorship  omgwtfbbq  law  libel  injunctions  high-court 
may 2015 by jm
China’s Internet Censors Now Have Their Own Theme Song, And It Is Glorious - China Real Time Report - WSJ
According to a report posted Thursday to the website of the state-run China Youth Daily, the Cyberspace Administration of China choral group this week unveiled a new song, “Cyberspace Spirit,” glorifying the cleanliness and clarity of China’s uniquely managed Internet.
The song, an orchestral march built around a chorus that proclaims China’s ambition to become an “Internet power,” opens with lyrics describing celestial bodies keeping careful watch over the sky. From there, the lyrics conjure more vivid imagery, comparing the Internet to “a beam of incorruptible sunlight” that unites “the powers of life from all creation.”
china  great-firewall  censorship  music  songs  cyberspace-spirit  omgwtfbbq 
february 2015 by jm
Why Mt. Gox is full of shit
leading Bitcoin exchange "Magic The Gatherine Online Exchange" turns out to suffer from crappy code, surprise:
why does Mt. Gox experience this issue? They run a custom Bitcoin daemon, with a custom implementation of the Bitcoin protocol. Their implementation, against all advice, does rely on the transaction ID, which makes this attack possible. They have actually been warned about it months ago by gmaxwell, and have apparently decided to ignore this warning. In other words, this is not a vulnerability in the Bitcoin protocol, but an implementation error in Mt. Gox' custom Bitcoin software.


The rest of the article is eyeopening, including the MySQL injection vulnerabilities and failure to correctly secure a Prolexic-defended server.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7211286 has some other shocking reports of Bitcoin operators being incompetent, including 'Bitomat, the incompetent exchange that deleted their own [sole] amazon instance accidentally which contained all their keys, and thus customer funds'. wtfbbq
mtgox  security  bitcoin  standards  omgwtfbbq  via:hn  bitomat 
february 2014 by jm
How an emulator-fueled robot reprogrammed Super Mario World on the fly
Suffice it to say that the first minute-and-a-half or so of this [speedrun] is merely an effort to spawn a specific set of sprites into the game's Object Attribute Memory (OAM) buffer in a specific order. The TAS runner then uses a stun glitch to spawn an unused sprite into the game, which in turn causes the system to treat the sprites in that OAM buffer as raw executable code. In this case, that code has been arranged to jump to the memory location for controller data, in essence letting the user insert whatever executable program he or she wants into memory by converting the binary data for precisely ordered button presses into assembly code (interestingly, this data is entered more quickly by simulating the inputs of eight controllers plugged in through simulated multitaps on each controller port).


oh. my. god. This is utterly bananas.
games  hacking  omgwtfbbq  hacks  buffer-overrun  super-mario  snes  security 
january 2014 by jm
Irish politician calls for ban on "open source browsers"
'Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O'Donovan has called for tougher controls on the use of open source internet browsers and payment systems which allow users to remain anonymous in the illegal trade of drugs, weapons and pornography.'

Amazing. Yes, this is real.
open-source  clueless  omgwtfbbq  fine-gael  ireland  fail  funny  tor  inept 
january 2014 by jm
France To Launch a National Patent Troll
'The operation, called "France Brevets" will buy up patents from small operation and put the French government in charge of [...] shaking down companies for money.' I think the word is: incroyable
france  fail  omgwtfbbq  patent-trolls  swpats  patents  government  innovation  software  europe 
june 2011 by jm
Greens propose usage-based internet tax
Jesus H. Christ, this is incredibly nonsensical. Green Party candidate Eamonn Ryan proposes replacing the TV license fee with an internet tax -- 'some small charge on the volume of data.'  WTF
taxes  greens  ireland  politics  stupid  morons  omgwtfbbq  internet  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Record labels lose file sharing case against UPC - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 11, 2010
IRMA's comment: "we reserve the right to seek compensation for the past and continuing losses from the State." You have GOT to be joking. As TJ McIntyre put it: IRMA wants taxpayers to pay for Bono's losses
irma  upc  filesharing  bono  u2  omgwtfbbq  entitlement  taxes  ireland  nfw  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
Ubuntu's cron package silently ignores files
Ubuntu have hack-patched Vixie Cron to silently ignore cron files which contain a ".". omgwtf
omgwtfbbq  broken  ubuntu  patching  quality  bugs  software  stupid  packaging  from delicious
september 2010 by jm
100 ways to spend the Anglo €25,000,000,000
'just how much is €25 billion that [Ireland's taxpayers] have to borrow for [failed bank] Anglo?' some great answers, including: start our own space program with 20 space shuttles; build 6 LHCs or 2 ITER fusion reactors; scrap fares on all public transport for 33 years; buy 2 of Asia's largest banks; buy Steve Jobs himself; detach the People's Republic of Cork by building a ten-metre-wide moat; buy every house and apartment listed on Daft.ie
money  omgwtfbbq  insane  argh  funny  nama  anglo  sean-fitzpatrick  ireland  from delicious
august 2010 by jm
More Best of the Email - The Daily WTF
the "45-hour workweek vs 80-hour vacation" one is a bureaucratic classic
email  via:eoin  funny  daily-wtf  bureaucracy  hr  health-and-safety  omgwtfbbq  from delicious
march 2010 by jm

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