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Good thing this dev quit. I'd have fired him. Out of a cannon. Into the sun

Line Break Roll up, roll up. It's your Wednesday dose of ridiculous code spotted in the wild. If you've seen some horrors, send over your tales, please, and we'll share them with our readers. We've had a great response so far, which perhaps is a damning indictment for the software engineering industry. It can't be all bad, though – …
Chris Williams, 17 Feb 2016

Winning Underhand C Contest code silently tricks nuke inspectors

The winner of an annual competition to write the best innocent-looking but actually malicious C code has been announced – and it involves hoodwinking nuclear weapons inspectors. Hypothetically, of course. On Wednesday, the Underhand C Contest named Linus Åkesson the champion of its 2015 fixture. His prize: $1,000 (£685). …
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Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?

A group called The Feminist Software Foundation has accused GitHub of misogyny after it disabled access to a repository containing its first effort: a feminist programming language called “C+=”. Pronounced either “C plus equality” or “see equality”, C+= has since found a home at bitbucket.org, where a manifesto declares it is …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Dec 2013
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First C compiler pops up on Github

If you have a nostalgic turn of mind, there's a new posting over on Github that you'll just love: the earliest known C compiler by the legendary Dennis Ritchie has been published on the repository. It's not new: long before his death in 2011, Ritchie wrote about the effort to find, recover and preserve the early work on C here …
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'As seen on TV' claims can't be made about unbranded props

Companies cannot claim that the product they are advertising is '... as seen on TV ' or '... as seen in' certain publications if those products merely featured as unbranded props in programmes or in paid-for ads in those mediums, an ad body has said. The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) said it could be misleading for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 11 Apr 2012
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Dennis Ritchie: The C man who booted Unix

Obituary It was 1968 and students and workers were on the march, protesting against the Vietnam War, with the western world seemingly teetering on the brink of revolution. In the sleepy, leafy suburb of New Jersey's Murray Hill, a young maths and physics graduate was laying the groundwork for an entirely different revolution. For …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Oct 2011
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C and Unix pioneer Dennis Ritchie reported dead

C programming language inventor Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died. Rob Pike, a Google engineer and former colleague of Ritchie, said on Google+ that the 70-year-old, who was a founding developer of Unix and known as dmr, died at home over the weekend after a long illness. At the time of writing, Ritchie's web page on …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Oct 2011
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C language inventor spurns Google's language exam

Google won't allow the co-inventor of Unix and the C language to check-in code, because he won't take the mandatory language test. Between 1969 and 1973, Ken Thompson created Unix with Dennis Ritchie. At the same time he also developed the C language. The speed and simplicity of C helped Unix spread widely. Both have …
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Apr 2010
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Zhao 'C' - Chinese police computer says no

A Chinese student who for 22 years happily carried the name Zhao C (Zhao "Left Crescent") fell foul of the powers that be when he came to get a new "second generation" ID card at his local Public Security Bureau (PSB) - police informed him "it was technically not possible to put English letters in names and told him to get a new …
Lester Haines, 9 Mar 2009
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Upgrade drags Stealth Bomber IT systems into the 90s

US aerospace heavyweight Northrop Grumman has revealed some details of a planned upgrade to the computing system of the famous B-2 Stealth Bomber, one of the most expensive and unusual aircraft in the world. According to reports, the well-known but seldom seen ghost bomber will be finally moving up to Pentium processors and code …
Lewis Page, 11 Jul 2008

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