Absurdism corner

Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by Bosbeetle, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. xnopasaranx

    xnopasaranx Superbad!

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    Rant incoming:

    [rant] Fucking web developers... my fiancee has illustrated the months in order to make calendars as christmas presents. Now we tried to use an online printing sheds website to get the things done in time. They are apparently pretty well known.
    Well, turns out someone on their end screwed up and the javascript of their calendar layout thingy throws a bunch of 403s and an uncaught typeerror, because of undefined data, which makes it poop it's pants and crash.

    Great, I thought, I know how that feels and how to write terrible JS, I can probably contact them and point them in the general direction of where to investigate.

    So I fire up my trusty browser dev console, try to find a contact form or something similar on their website, can't find that and email them instead.

    I try to mention what exact setting we chose, my clickpath and keep it short enough, only to get an auto response email back telling me "due to the GDPR we are not allowed to process your request. Please use this online form instead"... what? an online form is okay, but you use the GDPR as an excuse for not accepting any customer email??? Okay...

    So I click the link to their form and fill that out with the exact content of my email, and all the additional data that they for some reason can easily collect in the form, while my email would've sufficed and they wouldn't have to deal with all that opt-in GDPR consent nonsense. By now I can feel my left eyelid twitching nervously.

    Graaah! And of course it tells me after I am done filling that crap out, that the form has a 1024 character limit!!!

    We were just trying to make a calender... we were just trying to file a bug report. well I guess they will have to find out about their bugged webshop at the end of the month when their sales team wonders about the steep conversion dive after their server admin updated the TLS certs last time. "Hey Frank, did you test the webshop after you did that maintenance thing?"

    Fuck the internet in 2018... when did it become so terrible? And also: Fuck responsive design and fuck javascript..[/rant]
     
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  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    And of course, your local print shop has shut up shop since the internet took away all of their trade.
     
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  3. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    @xnopasaranx Have you tried to compress your message and paste the result encoded as base 64?
     
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  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    To a web form text area? Good luck with that.
     
  5. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    @levi Why wouldn't a web form text area (whatever that is - I assume, it's some ui element that takes text) not take base64 strings?
     
  6. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    It would, but that would land in a server log, or perhaps translated verbatim into a html paragraph in some internal message viewer tool. If the person handing customer support came across a stream of alphanumeric characters, even if surrounded my a MIME header or something, have any idea what to do with it? They run a print shop, and the site was probably built under contract.
     
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    Cerbera Begen

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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I've been to plenty of discos mostly filled with those. Not sure what 10% of one is though.

    I thought them ballsing up their postcode was the supposedly absurd bit of this until I spotted that. It should be W1W 7 at the very least.
     
  9. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    It seems, you have forgotten the face of your father ... I mean ... the nature of this subforum ;)
     
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  10. matzesu

    matzesu Advanced Member

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    When I’m done with the stand, I want to read dark tower :)
    So thanks for the reminder.. ^^
    The whole Dark Tower (8Books) in my Pocket, I still love my Kindle Oasis..
     
  11. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    You're welcome ^^
     
  12. jparish1977

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    Blaine the mother fucking train! Closest I've ever come to giving up on a series half way through. F you Blaine.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
  13. matzesu

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    As im currently Watching "Breaking Bad" on Netflix, mybe Jesse Pinkman is a good "model" for Eddie Dean..
    But Roland have to be white, otherwise the conflict whit Detta ditnt work..
     
  14. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    The movie was mildly inspired by The Dark Tower at best. To me it felt more like an insult.
     
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    Ditnt saw the Movie, just some trailers, and Ildris Elba looked pretty awesome as Roland,
    Dit they also change the Charakter of Odetta ??

    On my Kindle Version of "Black" (the first Book) its seems like they used a Picture of the Movie..
    Also my Kindle shows only a couble of hours Read Time at the Beginging, but i can remember, that i once wrote the book in an evening..
     
  16. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    I don't even know anymore, if Odetta was there. They actually did not make the books into a movie - they just made a movie with some borrowings.
     
  17. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    The problem with the Dark Tower film was that it was a bad film. Straight translations of King's books tend to make for boring films, so while films like The Shining are good films, they're not good translations of the book either.

    Short stories can make good films, but I can't think of any novel I've read that made an actual good direct movie translation. Novels often have kind of cliffhangers on the end of different chapters then switch away to a different scene, so they're often more akin to tv serials perhaps.
     
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  18. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    Up until far into TDT movie, I expected it to be the adaption of the first book.

    The Lord of the Rings movie I liked, though I moant a bit the sections, that were left out.
     
  19. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Yeah, that's due to the essential difference between novels and films, and that's perhaps especially true of the type of epic that TLotR was. The three act structure is fundamenal to plays and films, and once you're aware of it you can feel the beats of films as you watch them. The first part of Fellowship is the first act, then everything else is kind of second merging with third towards the end. That's fine in a book, but feels weird and stung out if it was filmed like that.

    You are Stephen King aicmfp ;)
     
  20. matzesu

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    Did read the book one evening
    What’s the past of read ??
    Road ditnt sounds right..
     

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