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I wonder if that's what my former DoD contractor used, or if they rolled their own?
All I know for sure is that after extended pushback from my boss and a coworker who was tired of his user account (which was running our CI server processes) getting locked out after every password change when the running service quickly maxed his fail total out. After initially trying to claim there wasn't anything they could do to help us (a common occurrence before management started swinging a heavy cluebat at them) they set up some sort of highly locked down account with no permissions beyond the minimum needed to run the Cruise Control builds and status server that they maintained automatically for us either with a permanent PW or by automating PW rollover on their side.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
It's possible. MSAs have been around since Windows 2008, and are only just starting to gain traction in the enterprise environment. They're great because they are non-interactive and locked to a specific computer, so if an action is not sourced from that specific host it will fail authentication.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity."
- Hanlon's Razor
To get a scrollbar in a TextBox control, you have to MANUALLY set the height/width of the control (along with all the other properties that need to be set for using scrollbars).
WHY, in this nTH iteration of WPF, do we still have to do this? WHY can't WPF be smart enough to infer the height/width from the parent control when you specify a horizontal/vertical alignment of "Stretch" as opposed to specifically defining a height/width? WTF Microslop?
BTW, it's great to be working as a developer again.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
WPF sucks only because you don't have a deep enough knowledge of the dammed thing. That Stretch/Auto combination Richard mentioned always stumps me until I can remember the last project where it was needed (or I search for "Richard" as I always include a link back to CP where C&P has been used).
I read everything that goes through the WPF/Silverlight forum. Between the Richards and POH there are some really useful titbits to be picked up.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
This article is fascinating and may be a real look into the future of AI.
A System so gigantic you can never talk to a real person who can make sense of things and instead just "puts you in jail". A System that makes decisions based upon bad code and a lack of understanding but a System that no one questions because "it's the computer, it must be right".
The actual infraction can be as slight as the indictment is broad. Stine has a client whose listing for a rustic barn wood picture frame was deemed unsafe and taken down; it turned out the offense was a single customer review that mentioned getting a splinter. (The customer had actually given it five stars.) The seller was allowed back when he promised to add “wear gloves when installing” to his listing.
Apparently rival sellers also post reviews to get competition banned from selling. One example from the article is:
Somebody bought your product, lit it on fire, took a picture, and told Amazon your product is explosive.
Explains the AI and terrible process and system:
But ultimately, it wasn’t the suspension that was most galling. It was the way Amazon kept responding with the same request for more information whenever he appealed. “I was caught in some kind of AI gear,” he says.
In reality, there were likely humans reading Harmon’s appeal, but they’re part of a highly automated bureaucracy, according to former Amazon employees. An algorithm flags sellers based on a range of metrics — customer complaints, number of returns, certain keywords used in reviews, and other, more mysterious variables — and passes them to Performance workers based in India, Costa Rica, and other locations. These workers choose between several prewritten blurbs to send to sellers. They may see what the actual problem is or the key item missing from an appeal, but they can’t be more specific than the forms allow...