up to about 270 lines with dbot. I’m sorta stuck but not really at one part. See, I could make it work, but not the way I want it to.
The problem arises from perl’s lack of a builtin Switch statement. This gaping hole left me dumbfounded, as perl has every other single weird statement or operator you can think of. C’s printf? Yup. The Bitwise operator &? Yup. Every single Regexp operator ever…. Hell, it’s even got Java’s crazy fucked up trinary operator, ( IF ? THEN : ELSE ). Which as far as I know, makes them the only two languages that have it…
Anyways, a switch statement is like an if statement on crack.
basically, it works like this:
Nevermind. I wrote an entire lecture on the switch statement before I realized exactly 0 people will care to read it.
Anyways. In other news, chris is a freakin fucktard. For years I’ve been recommending mozilla to anyone who would listen. Especially if they ever complained about popups. If you hate popups, there is simply no reason at all to be using Internet Explorer. One must actually hate oneself to continue that behavior. Then add to that tabbed browsing, java/flash whitelisting, and not being vulnerable to every new bug found.
Like this latest one. Latest pair, rather. You can create a hyperlink such that it looks like one thing, but leads you somewhere else.
For example, this link takes you to your bank:
This one, however, takes you to the washington mutual that some account info stealing black hat rigged up (actually, I just told it to send you to google instead):
I don’t see why there isn’t mass hysteria about this? And if you’re saying “well, I’ll just read the URL” you’re not thinking. When I log on to my bank, I get a huge URL. Now try some site like ebay, its all gobbldygoop!
And this is just one possibility, someone can also use this bug to:
link to C:concon (this will automatically crash any windows 95 or 98 box.
link to goatse.cx (unlinked to protect the innocent.
Worst of all is Microsoft’s response to this! Just type it!
Quote: The most effective step that you can take to help protect yourself from malicious hyperlinks is not to click them. Rather, type the URL of your intended destination in the address bar yourself. By manually typing the URL in the address bar, you can verify the information that Internet Explorer uses to access the destination Web site. To do so, type the URL in the Address bar, and then press ENTER.
The whole point of the internet using hyperlinks is so that you don’t have to type shit like: “http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cg iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd= 1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&So rtProperty=MetaEndSort&query=frfogs”
Anyways. My point is there’s absolutely zero reason to still be using internet explorer at home. At work, ok, maybe your boss doesn’t have a clue. But at home, if you are at all familiar with the computer industry, you should know to avoid IE at all costs.
Just use mozilla. Go. Download 1.6 or whatever is the most recent version. Play with it for a while, give it a week. If you don’t like it by the end of the first week, I can recommend other browsers that also aren’t Internet Explorer.