Well, they might. Or maybe it's a sign of the end times, a sign that the righteous must arm themselves. Who the fuck knows with these people?
I don't know. And if they did, which of the bugs were fixed? Is it possible that there could be even more? I simply don't know. I scrapped it all for unrelated reasons and moved on, but it haunts me still - were there 2 or 3 bugs when the comment was made?
I delete more comments than I make. One place it's some guys initials and nothing else, another just has the word "bug" and a date, some are clearly wrong or outright betray a fundamental lack of understanding. Hence the qualification that the comment had to be correct. Incorrect comments are the bane of all existence, and in that context I would prefer no comment at all.
But working with this crap all day, and then coming across a comment that is both short, and accurate, even if it is blindingly obvious that Math.Round does in fact round numbers, is sweet relief.
Yes indeed, the massive wall of empty XML tags approach to commenting. I've got an ample supply of those too, "I'll do it later I swear, I just did it to shut up the build agent!".
Expected state at start
Guaranteed state at finish
Gnarly hacks to keep an eye on
Keep the rest in your notebook and refactor the code until you don't need the notes anymore.
In an ideal world without clueless bosses, deadlines and working with less than perfect colleagues (ourselves included), sure.
I'll take a correct comment over no comment any day. Characters are free and much of the code I am forced to look at on a daily basis, was written by a monkey and comes in chunks of 1000+ lines of spaghetti. A comment, however trivial, that is also correct, is like a beautiful, naked and horny woman, with her heart set on fucking you senseless (or whatever passes for hot in guys these days, if that's your thing).
one_letter_identifier = other_one_letter_identifier + (complex_and_wrong_calculation) / (could_possibly_be_zero)
Is fixing the bug! (I shit you not, I have come across that very statement in production code, except for the variable naming).
It has always pissed me off that they thought it would be cool to hijack the name in an effort to be clever, since it falls flat on it's face for 99.99% of the world's population. And even if you happen to find a Dane and ask him about Harald Blue Tooth, chances are pretty good that the only things he'll know are
a) He was some kind of Viking King.
b) He had a blue tooth.
c) According to legend he got duped by a priest into accepting Christianity, using a wet towel, a camp fire and a miraculous healing.
d) He was the father of our nation, maybe, or maybe it was one of the other 100 pillaging barbarians we get taught about in school.
Not only is it an insult to our cultural heritage, since the Bluetooth standard is a piece of shit, but it's understandable by so very few that even Danes will mention the origin of the name as a kind of party-fact and everyone will go "oh, wow".
Apathy is an acceptable outcome for a propaganda machine.
That only works as long as these people are a minority. Once they out breed you, you'll have herds of disease ridden, home schooled imbeciles running the world.
I don't see how we could get through to them, they've already jumped the bandwagon on at least one dubious claim, facts and research clearly aren't swaying these people. Letting them contract the disease and then tell them why they can't be cured of it, and may die, might have a much larger impact. Sucks that it has to put the rest of us at risk first though.
if the business is to trick you into clicking the paid link
Google will pretty much hunt you down and kill you outright if you do something like that with their ads on your own site, so I seriously doubt that that is what their m.o. is. The new bright yellow ad sticker, in front of the url many users will scan when deciding if a link is relevant, is a far cry better than their old almost-white background for ads.
You're only actually missing one witness, the other is just stuck in Russia due to an invalidated passport.
Yeah I thought as much. You don't remember, you only know what you've been told. You've got no education worth a damn so you can't tell a propaganda move from a donkey, even if one of them kicked you in the face. It is sad, both that you don't get it, and that it will take you the better part of your life to come to the realization that you don't get it. And while you're mulling it over you're letting someone else make all the big decisions for you, having you think they're your own thoughts. These are all traits that the older among us have seen before, there is nothing you can tell us we have not heard before, and rejected as the propaganda that it is.
But I digress, there is no point in arguing with the indoctrinated. I've said my piece, you've regurgitated your leader's stance and done your duty, all is well on the surface for now.
I feel for you, and I sincerely wish the best for you. I hope you wake up soon and join the rest of us in moving forward, and I hope the bodies have not been piled up so high that there will be no way back.
I grew up in the shadow of fucking Soviet warheads. When the abomination that was the Soviet Union collapsed (because that is what it was, a collapse that forced a dissolution), everyone were better off. We've never had it better here in fact, than since that monstrosity of a union disappeared, and Russians could have had it just as good, were it not for Putin.
There is no interest in "eradicating the old elements", Putin is one of those old elements himself. He's building himself a buffer zone that he can steal from without repercussions, because he wants a new empire and he can't afford it on Russian GDP alone. He needs vassals he can exploit without affecting the core of his new empire. He is in essence rebuilding the Soviet Union, one invasion at a time. He couldn't have done it without you though, and I'm sure he's grateful for your support (no, not really).
The way he is doing this is actually quite smart, although the end goal doesn't serve the widest of interests. He's filling the Russian media with macho propaganda and grand standing to seed the yearning for the old days of power. Ask almost any Russian and they'll have zero clue what the fuck is going on, except what Putin has made them believe. If he says green is red, that is what the Russians will walk into the future believing. "Solving" the world's problems isn't on the agenda for you great leader, it is a talking point - and nobody outside of Russia is buying it, but that's not the point of it. All that sauce is for you, not us, so you can stop regurgitating it, Putin already knows it's a sham and you sound ridiculous when you do.
When there are no protests at home, you can pretty much act as you wish. When you act like a dick and the negative responses start flooding in, you can always point to them and go: "everyone is afraid of us, they don't understand our grand design, we must continue on with our master plan". But what your great leader has forgotten to tell you is that his grand standing is hinging on a bluff, and an assumption that nobody is going to call it out of fear of "Old Russia".
If the gas revenue stream dries up, you guys are going to be seriously fucked. For the takers of the gas, the price of heating a living room will rise, but that is not the end of the world over here - we still have the money we're not giving to Putin in our hands. But for the Russian end of the transaction is a catastrophe. There will only be more gun point diplomacy or capitulation left, again. An argument can be made that those two options really are the same, the only difference is the length of time it takes the first option to merge into the second option, or you could count the number of bodies that has to pile up before that happens - your choice really.
What all this amounts to, is a massive failure in learning from your collective mistakes. All of this will not end well for anyone but Putin himself, he's already pocketed enough money to not care what happens to the rest of Russia, the worst that can happen (bar a gunshot wound to the head, launched from a mile out) is exile with pockets full of cash, so of course he's moving forward. Just don't keep kidding yourselves and thinking he's going to take you all with him.
What's more likely to happen down this path you're following, is another era of an isolated, poverty stricken Russia, and the really, really sad part is that you're all buying into it as the only way to go. I feel for you guys, I really do. It saddens me, because I remember the 80s. Do you?