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# The Weird and The Wonderful

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.

 Re: I must be doing something wrong... trønderen17-Mar-23 17:17 trønderen 17-Mar-23 17:17
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... PIEBALDconsult18-Mar-23 6:15 PIEBALDconsult 18-Mar-23 6:15
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... GuyThiebaut19-Mar-23 22:02 GuyThiebaut 19-Mar-23 22:02
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... Daniel Pfeffer19-Mar-23 23:07 Daniel Pfeffer 19-Mar-23 23:07
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... PIEBALDconsult20-Mar-23 2:50 PIEBALDconsult 20-Mar-23 2:50
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... Daniel Pfeffer20-Mar-23 4:26 Daniel Pfeffer 20-Mar-23 4:26
 Re: I must be doing something wrong... Bohdan Stupak19-Apr-23 4:31 Bohdan Stupak 19-Apr-23 4:31
 ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. GKP199212-Mar-23 22:15 GKP1992 12-Mar-23 22:15
 Me:Can you solve a riddle for me? ChatGPT: Sure, I'd love to try! What's the riddle? Me: In a square room, there is a cat in every corner of the room. Each cat has three cats in front of it? How many cats are altogether in the room? ChatGPT: This is a tricky riddle, but I'll give it a shot! The answer is 4 cats. There is one cat in each corner of the room, which adds up to four cats. Since each cat has three cats in front of it, those must be the other three cats in the room. Therefore, the total number of cats in the room is four. Me: But won't a square room have 8 corners? ChatGPT: You're right, my apologies for the mistake. A square room would have 8 corners. In that case, there would be a total of 32 cats in the room. Each corner has one cat, and each of those cats has three cats in front of it. So, each cat in the corner sees three cats, which means that there are a total of 3 x 8 = 24 cats in front of the corner cats. Therefore, the total number of cats in the room is 24 + 8 = 32. Me: I don't know the answer though! ChatGPT: Oops, I apologize for misunderstanding your question earlier. The correct answer is 8 cats. Each corner of the square room has one cat, so there are four cats in the room. Since each cat has three cats in front of it, there are three cats for each of the four corner cats, which adds up to a total of 12 cats in front of the corner cats. However, each of those 12 cats is also a corner cat, so we've already counted them. Therefore, the total number of cats in the room is 4 + 12 = 8. Seems disagreeing throws the bot off enough to make mathematical mistakes.
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. Jörgen Andersson13-Mar-23 0:13 Jörgen Andersson 13-Mar-23 0:13
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. Ron Anders13-Mar-23 1:45 Ron Anders 13-Mar-23 1:45
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. jschell20-Mar-23 7:03 jschell 20-Mar-23 7:03
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. PIEBALDconsult13-Mar-23 5:34 PIEBALDconsult 13-Mar-23 5:34
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. PIEBALDconsult13-Mar-23 13:34 PIEBALDconsult 13-Mar-23 13:34
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. adriancs6-Apr-23 1:15 adriancs 6-Apr-23 1:15
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. adriancs6-Apr-23 1:26 adriancs 6-Apr-23 1:26
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. DrWalter PE26-Apr-23 18:38 DrWalter PE 26-Apr-23 18:38
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. GKP199226-Apr-23 20:26 GKP1992 26-Apr-23 20:26
 Re: ChatGPT "solves" a riddle for me. Amarnath S18-May-23 1:08 Amarnath S 18-May-23 1:08
 How I learned to stop worrying & love The Error raddevus12-Mar-23 12:48 raddevus 12-Mar-23 12:48
 Re: How I learned to stop worrying & love The Error jschell20-Mar-23 7:13 jschell 20-Mar-23 7:13
 Re: How I learned to stop worrying & love The Error DrWalter PE26-Apr-23 18:38 DrWalter PE 26-Apr-23 18:38
 But it feels so _diiirtyyy_! PIEBALDconsult1-Mar-23 8:01 PIEBALDconsult 1-Mar-23 8:01
 Re: But it feels so _diiirtyyy_! Mircea Neacsu1-Mar-23 8:34 Mircea Neacsu 1-Mar-23 8:34
 Re: But it feels so _diiirtyyy_! PIEBALDconsult1-Mar-23 9:08 PIEBALDconsult 1-Mar-23 9:08
 Re: But it feels so _diiirtyyy_! Mircea Neacsu1-Mar-23 9:22 Mircea Neacsu 1-Mar-23 9:22
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