Kevin Kolbye, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Dallas, served as the on-scene commander for the Benghazi investigation but has not yet testified before Congress about what he knows.
Republican Congressman Frank Wolf wants to know why.
Kolbye addressed the GovSec West Conference in Dallas in late November and discussed various aspects of the Benghazi investigation with attendees. During his presentation, Kolbye noted that, contrary to initial reports, FBI assets were on the scene in Benghazi within a few days after the attack.
I know, I know: we're supposed to by the Administration's "nothing to see here, move along" schtick.
My gut is that Boehner, himself, will get fragged by a special committee:
Rep. Wolf is leading the charge to untangle the complicated web of circumstances surrounding Benghazi. Wolf has been the driving force behind the idea of forming a Benghazi Select Committee to investigate the 2012 attack. While House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appears unmotivated to appoint members to one, a recent McLaughlin-Caddell poll showed that two thirds of Americans want a Select Committee; this number includes 83 percent of Republicans as well as 58 percent of independents who "believe it is important for a special committee to get the truth about Benghazi."
We can no longer get justice for Mary Jo, but there's still hope for some for the Benghazi Four.
Not only does this code have stupid constants, it has stupid code:
SELECT NVL(MAX(XXX_BATCH_JOB_R),0) INTO nBatchNo FROM XXX_BATCH_JOB_CONTROL WHERE XXX_BATCH_JOB_N = sBatchName;
IF nBatchNo = 0 THEN
WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
:= nBatchNo + 1;
8 similar references to these variables:
LPAD (NVL (preBatchNo,0),6,0) ||
LPAD (NVL (nBatchNo,0),6,0)
Some_Func(sBatchName, nBatchNo, v_updtPgm, nretcode);
There are no other references to these variables.
What is wrong with this code? Let me count the ways:
- The IF statement checks the 0 condition, even though 0 will work just fine.
- If it equals 0, it sets it to 0. Why?
- An EXCEPTION clause is used.
- The EXCEPTION is impossible, as MAX() is an aggregate function, and aggregate functions always return data
- The return is stored in one variable then immediately moved to another variable.
- The new new variable has a non-sensical name.
- The new variable breaks the Hungarian notation used elsewhere.
- The new variable is used eight times with formatting, and no where else. But the formatting is not done in the variable tiself.
- The new variable is always used with the old variable, for formatted output, yet they are kept separate.
- Both variables are NVL()ed over and over again, even though that was handled at the beginning.
There are other issues, such as the lack of a SEQUENCE to truly have unique numbers. But, those are trivial compared to the absolute stupidity of the block itself.
So how should that code have been written?
SELECT NVL(MAX(XXX_BATCH_JOB_R), 0) INTO nBatchNo FROM XXX_BATCH_JOB_CONTROL WHERE XXX_BATCH_JOB_N = sBatchName;
:= LPAD(preBatchNo, 6, 0) || LPAD(nBatchNo + 1, 6, 0)
Between the block and the NVL()s, i feel that the original coder was a blockhead that added no value at all.
Kind of funny, yet strangely uncomfortable due to the truth involved.
They are digging starting a week from Monday at the station next to the UW Tower, since they finished the light rail to UW Husky Stadium. Just some cosmetic shell work and testing to do on that part.
Can you FEEL it?
760 out of 1000 with a few extra bonus points before the exam - the exam is 240 total points so even if I did very badly I pulled a 4.0 and the three practice final exams were 88, 96, and 100 percent so highly unlikely I did badly.
Now for Calculus - again. God I hate that. Never use it. Never have used it. But, resistance is futile.
War in La Jolla, seventh year, ninety-fifth entry
Prince of Lies (five points)
Sodom and Gomorrah
sodom (not buttsex); vorpal broomsticks and mayonnaise jars. I gotch'yo momma's butt in a mayonnaise jar, right next to einstein's brain. (*spacey* well, you could have been...)
gomorrah: go for more Ah, 'cuz you didn't make it. you weren't born, you were hatched, and your voice will never drop.
Star of David (rising in the east, all they want for christmas is the farm poo drop); the sixth point is the conversion to green eggs and ham, phairies signed into hell, stay behind that door, stay on that side of the roller coaster, we'll ship the paschal lamb and the bodies to you.
Little red riding hood
Perhaps the first double was...
The cycle of life. Cut down, run to hell, beat to death, and with an accounting system to track how many times it has rolled over. The accounting system itself has rolled over (counting the boogers and exactly how far out of "fast" the running set of charcter roles is, just how deeply depraved the whole box system has become, and remembering that the box system was set up and calibrated at "zero" long after the whole population is known to reliably go to hell anyway, several times, the tarot cards are long lost in the chlorine pool, stores of boogers have been torn down as standard practice and entire fireballs of barns built up as nationalities and dialects in the brain)....
learn the cycle of life, both from aaron's golden calf (now with progressively larger jiggly-bumps, legs that work, a push-button to sh*t, and look, these dark eyes, by the time they need the eye excuse everybody has been making excuses as time goes on for Lazarus for thousands of years) and from taxidermy.
As template overlays in the bible go... esther is making money in the green eggs and ham fashion, all _she_ wants for christmas is the farm poo drop, else the people aren't getting out of debt, so esther is after eleazar demands that they take him to the gates of the netherworld to see the phairie butler and chance on the neurotoxin carrot stick like old times. Aaron's golden calf is the end of Noah's ark, because they wouldn't need to use a golden calf while they still have live animals around, now would they? Them with all their halloween heat and beastie specialty megalomania power trip.
I am looking at a stored PROCEDURE as it takes too long to run. Besides the CURSORs, DECODE()s where NVL() should be used, and a UNION, there exists this stupidity up front:
csSpace CONSTANT CHAR(1)
cnZero CONSTANT NUMBER(1)
How many things can you spot that is just plain wrong with that?
- It uses the misunderstanding of Hungarian notation.
- It uses Hungarian notation for a constant
- The constant is not an uppercase
- The contant says what its value is, as opposed to it itself is
- It uses CHAR(1) (In Oracle VARCHAR2 there is no benefit to CHAR over VARHAR2)
Why is it that good programmers exist only in forums and newgroups, but not in the real world?
Slavery is the natural, logical outcome of the unregulated, Laissez-faire free market.