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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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Daniel Pfeffer wrote:
Modifying the program is simple. Distributing it (and ensuring that everyone installed the fix) is less so, especially if no provision for online updates was built into the program.
You don't play Warcraft?

If the client isn't up to date, you can't log in. It starts updating as soon as there's a connection, and only presents a login screen if it is up to date.

I disabled auto-updating on Windows ofcourse, but you can't do that with Warcraft. The game is more secure than the platform I'm running it on.
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"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.

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