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  1. That's exactly the point of my favorite bit of code. :3 PHP is one of the exceptionally few languages where a separate strict comparison operator exists, let alone is so critically necessary that success and failure return codes test equal without it. This behavior is not intuitive at all to programmers coming to PHP from other C-like languages, and it's a failure on the language designer's part, not on the programmer's part. Horrifyingly, this language design flaw also allows things like phantom hash collisions when the hashes don't actually collide. Have a look at my runner-up favorite piece of code. They test equal because PHP sees strings starting with "0e#," thinks they're numbers in scientific notation, and silently and unexpectedly casts the non-numerical strings to floating point numbers identical to 0.0 (edit: integers identical to 0) for the comparison test. (Phantom hash collisions have also been found for SHA3-256 and SHA3-512 inputs.)
  2. Sorry for the delay; I just found this thread. Please send me a message, and I'll take care of it.
  3. Ukraine's currency. Sounds like you really had fun over there. Welcome back!
  4. The plug-ins are still enabled, and turning them off and back on again didn't get it to appear. I'd have to guess they're incompatible, and we just need to wait for the plug-in authors to update them.
  5. A small list of reactions replacing the likes, for one. I'm not sure whether I like it or not, and I haven't checked to see if it's customizable.
  6. Plants with one S wasn't taken, so it's now yours.
  7. If well cared for by a mechanically inclined owner and the Haynes book, pretty much. I wasn't as kind as I needed to be to the transmission, treating it like a closed system when it isn't. Also, in my stupider youth, I burned out enough clutches to make my family a bit skittish with me near a stick, which is why I have an auto while the rest of my family's Subies are sticks. That said, it's still possible for them to fail in catastrophic ways. At 195,000 miles, the water pump seized, and the symptom of its immanent failure was misdiagnosed. On Outbacks, it's driven by the back side of the timing belt, and when it seized, it got the belt so hot it melted the bearing cover of one of the idler pulleys. The bearings fell out, slacking the belt, and yet it still kept the crank and cams timed well enough to just walk off and melt a hole right through the front of the timing belt housing cover. The engine didn't quit until it came completely off a pulley and halfway out of the entire housing. The belt replacement was fine, but the replacement pulleys and and housing cover were a bit of a pain in the wallet. Also, unbelievably thankfully, the engine was designed to make it impossible for a piston to hit a fully open valve.
  8. At the moment, an ancient Mazda B2200 pick-up. My hailstorm-surviving '96 Subaru Legacy Outback may have driven its last. After 350,000 miles, the automatic transmission started acting up, and the torque converter clutch is telling the computer something's wrong with the solenoid.
  9. Am I just imagining things, or are blog notifications finally working?
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