Spell check MSDN fail

 Oct 23rd, 2009 

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Check out this fail:

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Don’t worry if you can’t understand it. Is just that you are not geek enough. :)

1, 2, 3, 7!

 Oct 22nd, 2009 

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Win7_02Today is a big day for Windows fans. The final milestone in Windows 7 development process has been reached and the new operating system is general available.

Just two years passed since the release of Vista and many say that Windows 7 should be just a “super-service pack” for Vista.

If you are not a MS Partner and you don’t have a MSDN/TechNet Subscription then this is the first time you can get Windows 7 non-trial. Many shops already started to sale and deliver copies of W7 – got few mail in the morning with special offers.

The prices on Amazon are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail/Upgrade): $199.99/$119.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Retail/Upgrade): $299.99/$199.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Retail/Upgrade): $319.99/$219.99

And now two funny things: on Amazon you have “2 Used and new” copies of Windows 7. I wonder who has a used copy of W7 that has just been released :)

The image on the right I found it on Larry Osterman’s blog.

More Chuck Norris Geeky Facts

 Aug 2nd, 2009 

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I found some more Chuck Norris geeky facts (some of them were already posted in an older post – check the bottom of the post for links):

  • MVC actually stands for Model-View-ChuckNorris. Controller is just one of his nicknames.
  • Chuck Norris was written in C# which itself was written in Chuck Norris
  • You don’t follow Chuck Norris on Twitter. He follows you, finds you, and kills you
  • The design of Silverlight DeepZoom was directly inspired by Chuck Norris’ powers of bionic vision.
  • Chuck Norris doesn’t write code…oh no, he thinks about the finished product and the code appears.
  • Chuck Norris has no need for virtual methods. Nothing can override Chuck Norris.
  • A synchronize operation doesn’t protect against Chuck Norris, if he wants the object, he takes it.
  • Chuck Norris invented recursion to see what would happen if he roundhouse kicked himself.
  • Chuck Norris can multi-thread on a single processor by breaking it into pieces.
  • Chuck Norris wrote a program that calculated the last digit of pi.
  • Chuck Norris’ compiler is afraid of displaying warnings to him. It just fixes the code automatically.
  • Chuck Norris uses Vista with UAC turned on. He has received no warnings. Ever.
  • Chuck Norris monitor has no glare…no-one glares at Chuck Norris.
  • The system works because Chuck Norris tells it to work
  • Chuck Norris doesn’t need a test suite. The test suite needs Chuck Norris.
  • CPUs run faster to get away from Chuck Norris
  • Chuck Norris normalizes all schema just by inserting random data
  • Packets travel faster than the speed of light for Chuck Norris, but he can still catch them
  • Chuck Norris’s brain is his revision control, and it works better than git
  • Chuck Norris can finish an infite loop in 1.3 seconds.
  • Code written by Chuck Norris cannot be optimized.
  • Chuck Norris never dies.  He simply returns 0.
  • Chuck Norris can break Moore’s Law
  • Chuck Norris doesn’t need compilers nor editors. He roundhouse kicks the disk and the bytecode appears.
  • Chuck Norris doesn’t use GOTO. Code comes to him.
  • There is no theory of probability, just a list of events that Chuck Norris allows to occur.
  • 90% of the worlds spam is handtyped by Chuck Norris. It takes him only 3 minutes.
  • Chuck Norris can parse invalid XML
  • Every time you don’t use “use strict” Chuck Norris kills a kitty.
  • The best compression algorithm in existence are Chuck Norris fists.
  • Chuck Norris can divide by 0.
  • Chuck Norris can compile syntax errors
  • The one true bracing style is the one Chuck Norris uses.
  • Every program Chuck Norris has written can be run backwards. It will rollback whatever it did.
  • No matter how you encrypt your traffic, Chuck Norris can read it by just looking at the cable. His ears can intercept wifi transmissions.
  • Chuck Norris can enrich himself simply by hacking your bank account. He does not do this because there is no challenge in it.
  • [I invented this] This blog does not contain a “Chuck Norris” category because Chuck Norris contains this blog.

You can also check my previous Chuck Norris facts:

Subject: Problems with my new computer

 May 16th, 2009 

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Dear Mr. Bill Gates,

We have bought a computer for our home and we have found some problems, which I want to bring to your notice.

1. There is a button ‘start’ but there is no ‘stop’ button. We request you to check this.
2. One doubt is whether any ‘re-scooter’ is available in system? I find only ‘re-cycle’, but I own a scooter at my home.
3. There is ‘Find’ button but it is not working properly. My wife lost the door key and we tried a lot trace the key with this ‘find’ button, but was unable to trace. Please rectify this problem.
4. My child learnt ‘Microsoft word’ now he wants to learn ‘Mi crosoft sentence’, so when you will provide that?
5. I bought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon which shows ‘My Computer': when you will povide the remaining items? Read the rest of this post »

Top 5: Google Makes People Dumb

 Apr 30th, 2009 

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Number 5: “My neighbor is …”

This is not really dumb but funny. People tend to have a “good” impression about their neighbors.

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April Fool’s Day – Live Search

 Apr 1st, 2009 

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The Live Search team has prepared a funny main page for the first day of April. if you hurry you might see it (use the US version of live.com)

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You might wonder what is that :D Moving the mouse over the animal’s nose reveals the following description:

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Did you know that the animal is called Jackalope? (I didn’t) Wikipedia informs that:

The jackalope — also called an antelabbit, aunt benny, Wyoming thistled hare or stagbunny — is a folkloric animal and a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope, goat, or deer, and is usually portrayed as a rabbit with antlers.

Well that’s funny but the funiest part is when hoovering the mouse over the left bottom side of the page. The following image is displayed: Read the rest of this post »

Funny Pie Charts

 Feb 26th, 2009 

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I’ve found today a website with a lot of funny pie-charts. Some of them are below (7):

song-chart-memes-time-phone-tech

song-chart-memes-internet-connection

song-chart-memes-happen-lost

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C++ := Delphi

 Oct 18th, 2008 

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On my faculty, every year, you can choose an optional course. Almost everyone requested “Visual Programming with C++”.

The first course. Professor: “Eventhough it is a Visual C++ course we are going to study Delphi” :-|

[What more can I say?]

IPhone Evolution

 Oct 4th, 2008 

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I don’t really like posting funny images or videos on my blog but the one below really amused me.

[One small step for man one giant leap for mankind.]

ATM Interface [Bad Practice]

 Oct 4th, 2008 

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Today I had one of the most funny and annoying ATM experiences.

First, let me describe the ATM: a big screen with 4 buttons on the left side and 4 on the right side. The numeric keyboard(digits, Enter, Cancel and Backspace buttons) is placed on the right side on some angle so you can type easy.

I inserted the card and I was asked for the PIN code. Well… one of the digits was not really working. I pressed the button so hard that eventually I get two asterisks – this means I’ve typed a digit twice. [Ups!] The backspace or cancel buttons were not working and, on the screen, there was just one option: “Confirm PIN”… Without any other alternative I pressed the “Confirm” button and surprise: I got the screen where you choose the amount of money you want to withdraw [Wow, this is a mind reading ATM – he definitely read the PIN from my brain :) ]. Forgot to mention, the Confirm button is not on the numeric keyboard, it is on the right side of the screen – pretty intuitive.

Now let’s choose the sum… Well the sum contains the digit that’s not working… Pressed it again hard and got two digits [ Déjà vu? ]. The backspace button as not working and the only option from the screen was “Cancel”. So I have to move from the numeric keyboard to the screen side buttons. [ It deleted the whole number I’ve typed. I just want to delete one digit… Annoying! ]. After a few tries I’ve managed to enter the sum and pressed OK – again this was a screen side button.

Now this is the funny part: I get the receipt but no money. [ Wow! ] On it there was a message “Invalid PIN” [ You must be kidding. You asked me about the sum I want to withdraw and made me enter a number almost impossible to type just to inform me that the PIN – which I have entered previously – is wrong?? Damn ].

All I wanted was to take the card and leave from that stupid ATM. Guess what? The card cannot be taken out of the machine until you enter the correct PIN… So I got back to the PIN screen. Being extremly carreful I’ve managed to enter the PIN – I repeat myself: there was no cancel button and if you enter a wrong PIN 3 times the card will be blocked – and the sum I want.

What more can I say?