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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Some Fun and Bugs

First the fun...
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/24/mars-rover-penis-nasa_n_3144656.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
http://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/thieves-steal-55-tonnes-of-nutella-20130409-2hiqg.html
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/01/166293306/the-onion-so-funny-it-makes-us-cry
http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jongun-named-the-onions-sexiest-man-alive-for,30379/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/10019755/Is-this-man-too-sexy-for-Saudi-Arabia.html
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/29/7_things_north_korea_is_really_good_at
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013/0515/KFC-smugglers-bring-buckets-of-chicken-through-Gaza-tunnels
http://www.thelocal.es/20130604/spanish-town-mails-dog-poo-back-to-owners
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/the-trouble-with-being-kevin-rudd/story-e6frg6n6-1226664160314
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/weird/my-erection-wouldnt-deflate-for-240-days/story-fni0cre6-1226664275998 

Now the bugs...
Sega's/Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2009
- look around you'll find further details. Apparently, a known but unfixed bug. Seems as though there may be some hard limits built into the program. Even if you have more than sufficient physical RAM you'll still get into trouble. A few dialog boxes with the following text,"Football Manager 2009 is running dangerously low on memory. Please quit and free up some memory." and "Football Manager 2009 has run out of memory and will now quit."
- need a better way to change contract offer during negotiations especially if another club makes a bid

OpenOffice/LibreOffice
- sometimes not preserving cross references for chapters in text
- consistent issues autocompletion/autoformatting across the board. Example of this is following hyperlink.
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\02\17\story_17-2-2013_pg4_7 -->
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\02\17\story_17-2-2013

Squid
- requires modification in "init.d" script. Notice lack of whitespace between "squidCreating"? 
user@system:/media/sdc1$ sudo squid restart
user@system:/media/sdc1$ sudo service squid restart
Restarting Squid HTTP proxy: squidCreating squid cache structure ... (warning).
2013/02/16 23:59:42| Creating Swap Directories


Indian Express Website
- too technology dependent. Linking to other pages works fine JavaScript on but when off end up with permission problems (I'm using NoScript add-on)...
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/us-close-to-ok-on-arming-syrian-rebels-reports/1127205/ ->
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/us-close-to-ok-on-arming-syrian-rebels-reports/1127205/2
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /news/us-close-to-ok-on-arming-syrian-rebels-
reports/1127205/2 on this server.

Wget
- not really a bug but it clearly requires a more informative error message. If file system doesn't support greater than 4GB (FAT32) you end up with the following...
wget
user@system:/media/location/Downloads/CentOS$ wget -c "http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/centos/6.4/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso"
...
Cannot write to `CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso' (No such file or directory).

Commonwealth Bank ATM
- this was bizarre one. I actually came across an ATM with an IE scripting error problem a while back. I didn't quite believe my eyes so I took a picture of it. Perhaps I'll show it someday?

Google News
- sometimes branching is slow to replicate across their network. Means you end up with orphan/non-existent links from time to time. First time I've encountered this with Google News...

Google Maps
- after Apple's recent problems with their maps service someone in the media said that we shouldn't become overly reliant on such services. I concur. I recently went on a trip to a distant area and had some minor problems. Luckily, i carried a map with me...


Google Translate
- didn't realise it wasn't able to deal with HTTPS well. Ended up with URL invalid errors. Apparently, it's a known problem though...
http://ubuntuincident.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/patch-to-google-translate-https-pages/

Curious why they don't just run it via a proxy such as the following?
http://www.proxyssl.org/
Don't think it would be too hard to replicate given the right modifications?

If Only Hiring Were So Simple, Random Stuff, and More

- you read some of the articles out there about recruitment practices and things sound so simple... I've watched the recruitment proces...