Time Wasting Assholes

I have a new mission in life: Banning you assholes who are trying to comment in binary (“010101010”). Is this a “thing”? Did you learn about it on Facebook or are you just taking Comp Sci 101 for the first time?

There’s enough work monitoring the diarrhea that leaks through the Spam filter without a new form of scheiss clogging it up.






93 replies
  1. 1
    GregB says:

    101!

  2. 2
    Yoda Dog says:

    wut?

  3. 3
    cleek says:

    41 74 74 65 6e 74 69 6f 6e 20 61 6c 6c 20 70 6c 61 6e 65 74 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 53 6f 6c 61 72 20 46 65 64 65 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 3a 20 57 65 20 68 61 76 65 20 61 73 73 75 6d 65 64 20 63 6f 6e 74 72 6f 6c 2e

  4. 4
    Bender B Rodriguez says:

    I “tried” it twice on a lark. On an open thread. Calm down.

  5. 5
    eldorado says:

    900973

  6. 6
    Lee says:

    @cleek:

    Dammit you beat me to it. I was just about to paste in my smartass comment in hex.

  7. 7
    Botsplainer says:

    Only thing I remember (blacked out the Fortran I learned at USAFA), was the Basic from high school they taught on the student computer, a Commodore PET ( we could afford two).

    My knowledge consisted of this:

    10 [insert friend’s name] is an asshole
    20 goto 10

    Run

    You would then walk away from the “computer lab” (aka former janitorial closet, with mop sink)

  8. 8
    Big Picture Pathologist says:

    @Botsplainer: I think you’re missing a PRINT and some quotes.

    /BASICsnob

  9. 9
    Big Picture Pathologist says:

    @Botsplainer: I think you’re missing a PRINT and some quotes.

    /BASICsnob

  10. 10
    Soonergrunt says:

    There’s actually a binary to text converter because of course there is. http://www.convertbinary.com/
    But it isn’t worth my time.

  11. 11
    Felonius Monk says:

    WTF. Benghazi probably made them do it.

  12. 12
    Morzer says:

    ASTFGL!

  13. 13
    Amir Khalid says:

    Um, 42?

  14. 14
    Schlemizel says:

    I have to assume you are joking, nobody would actually do that would they? OTOH, it might not be a bad idea to replace certain FYWP words That way if we wanted to talk about a particular economic theory that had letters like a certain bohner pill we could say 73 6f 63 69 61 6c 69 6d or if we wanted to comment on the(fixed) game of chance-like nature of Wall Street we could call it a 63 61 73 69 6e 6f

    This would pass the filter and eventually everyone would recognize the pattern

  15. 15
  16. 16
    Jerzy Russian says:

    69!!!

  17. 17
    Warren Terra says:

    I can explain this, but only in hexadecimal.

  18. 18
    Alex S. says:

    Posting binary? LOLOLOLOLOL

  19. 19
    Viva BrisVegas says:

    You’re all ASCII snobs.

    What about equal time for EBCDIC?

  20. 20
    grape_crush says:

    There are 10 kinds of people; those who understand binary and those who do not.

  21. 21
    Belafon says:

    @Schlemizel: It happened in one of the two previous threads; I saw it, but didn’t bother trying to figure it out.

  22. 22
    shelley says:

    And speaking about time wasting….Looks like that Operation American Spring rally down in DC (30 million patriots!) isn’t going so well.

    Another caller from Michigan said he was more concerned about government manipulation of natural resources.

    “I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski,” the caller said. “I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails, I’m afraid I can’t even use my jet ski.”</blockquote
    **********

    Awww. Forget the shredding of the Constitution. This poor guy had to sell his jet ski. Cue the tiny violins.

  23. 23
    2liberal says:

    are you OK with posting in Hex code? 416c6c20796f7572206261736573206172652062656c6f6e6720746f20757321

  24. 24
    FeudalismNow! says:

    Far to slow to ask if you would prefer hex… Thank you Master Cleek!
    From the thread about gun nuts, maybe binary is the new ‘code’ to show you are a member of the BJ geekarazzi. Sort of the magazines vs. clips code or tea party members speaking in genuine frontier gibberish.

  25. 25
    dmsilev says:

    Pah. I’m going to post everything in qubits.

  26. 26
    Morzer says:

    @shelley:

    I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski

    That really ought to be one of the BJ rotating tags.

  27. 27
    Soonergrunt says:

    @cleek: Oh, that’s awesome. I’m going to start answering emails from one of my coworkers this way. He’s always going on about what an IT God he is and how his natural talents are wasted here. But curiously he never applies for other jobs.

  28. 28
    Belafon says:

    @grape_crush: And then there are those of us who would rather write the 7 lines of python (i’m sure it could be shorter) to translate cleek’s comment back rather than go hunt for the tool to do it.

    ETA: 4 if you don’t put it in a file first.

  29. 29
    Schlemizel says:

    @Belafon:
    Ah yes, I saw that now – thanks. Could it be a new ploy by those who will not be named to be more annoying? Never saw that nym before

  30. 30
    Ben Cisco says:

    This thread is making me laugh so hard right now.

    And yeah Mix, you probably should have seen this coming…

  31. 31
    Tractarian says:

    Other than spewing snarky venom, what else is on the agenda this evening?

  32. 32
    cat says:

    @Belafon: I’m sure you could do this in 1 line of clojure. :-0

  33. 33
    evolved beyond the fist mistermix says:

    @Ben Cisco: I knew it was coming, I posted this to have a little fun.

  34. 34
    gogol's wife says:

    You guys are hilarious.

  35. 35
    Richard Mayhew says:

    @Tractarian: Is there ever anything else on the agenda here.

  36. 36
    Librarian says:

    867-5309

  37. 37
    JimL says:

    There are 10 kinds of programmers; those who understand binary and those who don’t.

  38. 38
    Belafon says:

    @cat: I think I could get it down to one line of python now. My first attempt was what came off the top of my head as i was typing in the console, and it would be a really long line. I am including declaring a variable to hold the text as a line.

    Among all of the things I like about python, the console has to actually be my favorite.

  39. 39
    Belafon says:

    @gogol’s wife: Who was it the other day that wanted people to ask them questions on twitter? Those types of things always amuse me.

  40. 40
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Belafon: I want to see you do it in brainfuck.

  41. 41
    cat says:

    @Belafon: The rediscovery of the REPL in modern languages has to be one of the nicer things to happen to Software Engineering/Computer Science IMO.

    The code/compile/debug/repeat is such a time and creativity waster IMO.

  42. 42
    Roger Moore says:

    @Viva BrisVegas:

    What about equal time for EBCDIC?

    UTF-8 rules, EBCDIC drools! Seriously, any encoding where the Latin letters in a single case are encoded non-consecutively has some serious issues.

  43. 43
    Roger Moore says:

    @cat:

    I’m sure you could do this in 1 line of clojure.

    Time for a Perl golf tournament.

  44. 44
    Roger Moore says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    I want to see you do it in brainfuck.

    INTERCAL or GTFO.

  45. 45
    Eric U. says:

    @Gin & Tonic: My son got interested in implementing a computer in minecraft. I tried to talk him into implementing brainfuck, but he was too shocked by the name. I’m doing something wrong here.

  46. 46
    cat says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Time for a Perl golf tournament.

    There is one in every crowd. :-p

  47. 47
    celticdragonchick says:

    01001001 00100000 01100110 01110101 01100011 01101011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100100 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100010 01100001 01101110 00100000 01101101 01100101 00101100 00100000 01101010 01100001 01100011 01101011 01100001 01110011 01110011 00100001

    (translates to: I fucking dare you to ban me, jackass!)
    http://oddrob.com/binaryconvert.asp

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  49. 49
    burnspbesq says:

    Oh, poor you.

    Wish I could take credit for this, but I had nothing to do with it.

  50. 50
    Avi says:

    @Belafon: And then there are those of us who would rather write the 7 lines of python (i’m sure it could be shorter) to translate cleek’s comment back rather than go hunt for the tool to do it.

    ETA: 4 if you don’t put it in a file first.

    It’s doable in one line of Ruby.

  51. 51
    cleek says:

    @cat:
    the code/compile/debug/repeat cycle has a nice spot in there for blogging.

  52. 52
    Ben Cisco says:

    @evolved beyond the fist mistermix: In that case, well done good sir.

  53. 53
    cat says:

    @cleek:
    Shhh, don’t tell my boss. :-)

    xkcd.com/303/

  54. 54
    Karen in GA says:

    @dmsilev:

    Pah. I’m going to post everything in qubits.

    Oh yeah? Well, I’m posting everything in Qbert. #&%!

  55. 55
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @shelley:

    I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski,” the caller said. “I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails, I’m afraid I can’t even use my jet ski.”

    OK, it really is a mistake to allow just anyone to post to the Internet. This right here is proof.

  56. 56
    Pogonip says:

    @cleek: Right. What you said.

  57. 57
    Snarki, child of Loki says:

    A HEX on all you anti-bit bigots!

    Now, to maintain blog purity, all posts will have to be recoded in trinary-ASCII.

  58. 58
    Punchy says:

    I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails

    Uh, what?

  59. 59
    TooManyJens says:

    Maybe those binary comments are messages from @MayorEmanuel! Maybe he survived the time dragons after all!

  60. 60
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Roger Moore: You know INTERCAL used the EBCDIC character set, right?

  61. 61
    TooManyJens says:

    @shelley:

    “I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski,” the caller said. “I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails, I’m afraid I can’t even use my jet ski.”

    DougJ, was that you?

  62. 62
    kindness says:

    My computer schooling was back in the 80’s. I remember having to take tests having to convert binary to alpha-numeric. Horribly dull then I can’t see wanting to do it now.

  63. 63
    Shana says:

    @Punchy: According to Wikipedia, there’s this stupid conspiracy theory that some longer lasting chemtrails from planes contain nefarious substances sprayed by the evil government.

  64. 64
    Quicksand says:

    begin 644 comment.txt
    H5VAA=”!T:&4@:&5L;”!I<R!T:&4@;6%T=&5R('=I=&@@<&5O<&QE+@“
    `
    end

  65. 65
    Quicksand says:

    LOL FYWP mangled my uuencoding by trying to pretty-up the quote marks, I think.

    Let’s try again:


    begin 644 comment.txt
    H5VAA="!T:&4@:&5L;"!I<R!T:&4@;6%T=&5R('=I=&@@<&5O<&QE+@``
    `
    end

  66. 66
    Billgerat says:

    They deny that factories spewing millions of tons of waste emissions can cause man-made climate change, but vapor from one jet exhaust can mind-control millions of people. Go figure.

  67. 67
    Ruckus says:

    @Billgerat:
    I understand that conspiracy nut jobs are well known for their outstanding analytical skills. Isn’t that how they figure out that the conspiracy must be real?

  68. 68
    Trollhattan says:

    @Morzer:
    That truly is one for the ages.

    Reminds me of the time my BIL whineplained: “Nancy Pelosi is gonna take my big-screen.”

  69. 69
    Trollhattan says:

    Also, too, you nerds are scaring me.

  70. 70
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Bonus points to mistermix for using German in the post.

  71. 71
    Fort Geek says:

    @cleek: Applause for the Rush reference.

  72. 72
    Amir Khalid says:

    Oh, by the way — the proper spelling is Scheiße. (I ought to insert a grumble about people who can’t be bothered to spell loan words correctly, but I just can’t be bothered.)

  73. 73
    Morzer says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Mind you, after the Rechtschreibreform fiasco of 1996 and the updated fiasco of 2006, some Germans are probably unsure of the correct spelling of their so charming language.

  74. 74
    Trollhattan says:

    @Amir Khalid:
    My HS German teacher had been in the allied occupation forces in Germany. One day on patrol, a woman rushed out of her house, pointing a gun at the soldiers, and one of his buddies yelled, “Nicht sheißen, nicht sheißen!” which evidently put everybody in stitches for a long while. Luckily, there was neither scheißen nor schoßen from her.

    We, of course, were thrilled to learn a naughty word.

  75. 75
    Southern Goth says:

    @Belafon:

    print(“”.join([chr(int(c, 16)) for c in “41 74 74 65 6e 74 69 6f 6e 20 61 6c 6c 20 70 6c 61 6e 65 74 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 53 6f 6c 61 72 20 46 65 64 65 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 3a 20 57 65 20 68 61 76 65 20 61 73 73 75 6d 65 64 20 63 6f 6e 74 72 6f 6c 2e”.split()]))

    Because I’m bored.

  76. 76
    Amir Khalid says:

    @Trollhattan:
    I knew it! I knew this must have happened at some point in the war.

  77. 77
    Thor Heyerdahl says:

    24601

  78. 78
    cleek says:

    @Avi:
    or, you could copy it, then paste it in the website that i linked to a little bit later (http://www.asciitohex.com/)

  79. 79
    Morzer says:

    On the topic of Germans, Nigel Farage had a disastrous interview today – and the journalist was absolutely superb:

    http://www.newstatesman.com/st.....erview-lbc

    If you decide to watch the interview, start at 2:13 because before that it’s advertisements.

  80. 80
    Morzer says:

    And, since this seems to be my day for posting links involving fascists or wannabe fascists, here’s the excellent Pankaj Mishra reflecting on what the BJP’s victory in the Indian elections might mean:

    http://www.theguardian.com/boo.....kaj-mishra

  81. 81
    LanceThruster says:

    “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

  82. 82
    LanceThruster says:

    “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.”

  83. 83
    JGabriel says:

    dmsilev:

    I’m going to post everything in qubits.

    Maybe I have a response, but the probability is uncertain. I can’t tell whether it’s false or true, it’s all entangled up in blue.

  84. 84
    JGabriel says:

    @Trollhattan:

    One day on patrol, a woman rushed out of her house, pointing a gun at the soldiers, and one of his buddies yelled, “Nicht sheißen, nicht sheißen!” which evidently put everybody in stitches for a long while. Luckily, there was neither scheißen nor schoßen from her.

    Oh, man, I don’t know German (maybe a few sentences and a couple dozen words), but even I get that one – and I can’t stop laughing either.

  85. 85
    JGabriel says:

    @LanceThruster: You don’t have to say everything 10 times. We heard you the first.

  86. 86
    Avi says:

    @cleek:
    Now where’s the fun in that?

    @Southern Goth:
    Here’s the Ruby equivalent: print "41 74 74 65 6e 74 69 6f 6e 20 61 6c 6c 20 70 6c 61 6e 65 74 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 53 6f 6c 61 72 20 46 65 64 65 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 3a 20 57 65 20 68 61 76 65 20 61 73 73 75 6d 65 64 20 63 6f 6e 74 72 6f 6c 2e".split(' ').map{|a| a.hex.chr}.join

    And because I’m really bored today, PHP: echo implode('', array_map(function ($c) { return chr(hexdec($c)); }, explode(' ', '41 74 74 65 6e 74 69 6f 6e 20 61 6c 6c 20 70 6c 61 6e 65 74 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 53 6f 6c 61 72 20 46 65 64 65 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 3a 20 57 65 20 68 61 76 65 20 61 73 73 75 6d 65 64 20 63 6f 6e 74 72 6f 6c 2e')));

  87. 87
    TooManyJens says:

    @Trollhattan: That’s one way to defuse a tense situation.

  88. 88
    Patricia Kayden says:

    Y’all are too funny (and should be banned for writing in satanic codes).

  89. 89
    mclaren says:

    What?

    The?

    Fuck?

    And we can always count on Mr. Asshole, Cleek, the author of that epistemic closure app that lets ignorant fools avoid ever having to hear anything that isn’t ignorant folly, acting like his typical creepy sociopathic self.

    I bet you were that kid who followed around crippled old men in wheelchairs and kicked their wheels constantly just for fun, weren’t you, Cleek?

  90. 90
    Amir Khalid says:

    @mclaren:
    Who pissed in your cornflakes today? Sheesh.

  91. 91
    different-church-lady says:

    Q: Why do programmers get Halloween and Christmas mixed up?

    A: Because OCT 31 = DEC 25

  92. 92
    different-church-lady says:

    @Amir Khalid: I’m not sure what you’re talking about — for mclaren that sounded downright cheerful.

  93. 93
    andrewsomething says:

    @Southern Goth:

    Still working too hard:


    hex_as_string = "41 74 74 65 6e 74 69 6f 6e 20 61 6c 6c 20 70 6c 61 6e 65 74 73 20 6f 66 20 74 68 65 20 53 6f 6c 61 72 20 46 65 64 65 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 3a 20 57 65 20 68 61 76 65 20 61 73 73 75 6d 65 64 20 63 6f 6e 74 72 6f 6c 2e"
    hex_as_string.replace(" ", "").decode("hex")

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