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Here's another one:

#:: ::-| ::-| .-. :||-:: 0-| .-| ::||-| .:|-. :||
open(Q,$0);while(){if(/^#(.*)$/){for(split('-',$1)){$q=0;for(split){s/|
/:.:/xg;s/:/../g;$Q=$_?length:$_;$q+=$q?$Q:$Q*20;}print chr($q);}}}print"n";
#.: ::||-| .||-| :|||-| ::||-| ||-:: :|||-| .:|

According to the author, that program is "two lines of code that parse two lines of embedded comments in the code to read the Mayan numbers representing the individual ASCII characters that make up the magazine title, rendered in 90-degree rotated ASCII art."

That program won a contest, because of course it did.

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"It always starts with 'Bro'." So true.

 

So many great snippets...  I've been quietly laughing inside now for hours.

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I really thought this article would be anti-engineering satire from reading the quotes, but it actually turned out to be very amusing. I was particularly partial to:

 

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants.

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Yet some version of this dynamic wrote every single program you have ever used, banking software, websites, and a ubiquitously used program that was supposed to protect information on the internet but didn't.

 

I'm guessing the second-half of that sentence is a jab at OpenSSL and the Heartbleed bug debacle. happy.png

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I absolutely love the bridge metaphor. Come to think of it, we probably only trust computers, software and the web, because we can't see their inner workings, at least not easily.


If anyone needs more sarcasm, also directed at web technologies, tis is also a very entertaining read:
James Mickens - "To Wash It All Away"

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I really thought this article would be anti-engineering satire from reading the quotes, but it actually turned out to be very amusing. I was particularly partial to:

 

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants.

 

 

I do that for a living and believe me, it's not amusing.

 

I still laughed though.

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I think I am officially convinced that programming is not my thing, or at least have confirmed my doubt that super programmers have all of the answers, as pertains to all things programming.

I've always wondered what the end goal of it all is, and what all of these companies are working towards. The last paragraph after the rant makes it pretty clear.

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I do that for a living and believe me

Cool

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