Not Naming Any Names

He was told to write atoi

A good friend of mine from the University of Waterloo just send me a code snippet he had saved up. This is a very remarkable piece of code. The background to the code was that it was written during the operating systems course (Computer Engineering) and that one of his group members was asked to write an aoti function in C for the OS. Here’s what he e-mailed back:

It’s impressive that it compiles.

Honestly, words can’t describe the code above. I wish I could say that it is fake however the person who wrote this is now graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from UW. Shows how far you can get by in life knowing nothing I guess.

17 Replies to “Not Naming Any Names”

  1. he’s not that far off
    INT16 atoi_convert (CHAR * input)
    {
    UINT16 output = 0 ;
    CHAR * a;
    while (a = *input++)
    {
    output = output*10 + (a -‘0’);
    }
    return output;
    }

    1. This is totally not true, they never lived teotehgr.When they worked over here in England I shared a flat with Farid in Streatham, it may have been above Gala Bingo on Streatham High Road, but we called it home. And all this pretension is a load of old rubbish, if I remember his favourite TV programme was One foot in the Grave and Ever decreasing circles

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    1. . HOWEVER, Woman B claimed she had never said anytihng to A about my wife spreading the rumors and that she was simply concerned about her. She was sorry, apologized, but understood if my wife didn’t trust her as a friend. My wife was hurt, but choose to forgive woman B and move on and attempt to repair things with woman A.The next morning, woman B went to A and told her what my wife had done to her. Woman A was concerned about the accuracy of the information she was getting from B. Woman A asked her again if she was sure that what she had said at the party was true, including the party about my wife telling many different people and maliciously attempting to start the rumors. B said this was all true again, and that my wife was really upset with A and wanted to bring her down with what she said.A week later, my wife tried to talk to woman A to apologize for what was said. Woman A would not even look at my wife. She said she was done with her as a friend. She explained that woman B had come back to her to tell her she had been talking about her AGAIN, and she reiterated about the fact she had been spreading the rumors maliciously and my wife wanted to hurt woman A. None of this was true. Woman A called my wife a slew of fowl language in front of me, in front of dozens of her close friends and in front of many of my wife’s friends. She stated that she was lying because woman B had said these things to her twice, and that she wouldn’t lie.My wife is woman A’s boss. Woman A is letting this effect her work. Woman A has cut off all communication with my wife outside of work. Woman B is now completely avoiding my wife entirely as well as woman B’s husband, who is a close friend of mine.My wife forgave them both for what happened. Several weeks has passed. I have a hard time forgiving these people and wanted them to ever be back at our home. They were both very good friends of my wife’s and now she feels alone and isolated because her two best friends destroyed their friendship. I even lost a close friend. The collateral damage goes very deep, since these were mutual friends of almost everyone we know.My wife wants me to move on, but I have such a hard time with that. My wife was trying to do the biblically accurate thing to hold a fellow sister in christ accountable and her other sister in christ; who was not a new christian, but a strong one, threw it in her face. She broke her trust not once, but twice.I just think she doesn’t need to be friends with these people if this is how they treat their relationships. I don’t feel comfortable having them around my home if this is what they choose to do.What do you think?

  3. As a UW graduate, I wish it were a joke but I can tell you that people from the Math/CS department can code a lot better than this.

    1. Someone had better be pinayg me mad amounts of money to actually live with my art director. As in over $10 million/year.Scamp- we’re not that familiar with those guys over here. Are they a gay couple? Or just two straight men with no outside relationships?Or two guys who think that articles like this are pretty funny and encourage them to keep up the charade.

  4. A good friend of mine from the University of Waterloo just send me a website he had saved up. This is a very remarkable piece of work. The background to the website was that it was made during the school at the University of Waterloo and that it was supposed to be a blog about how awesome he was at coding and everything in general.

    http://www.fzakaria.com/

    (It’s amazing because it looks terrible and it isn’t even his theme. The links and color scheme are disgusting. I am surprised it can even be seen by humans.)

    Honestly, words can’t describe the website above. I wish I could say that it is fake however the person who wrote this is now graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from UW. Shows how far you can get by in life knowing nothing I guess.

  5. A good friend of mine from the University of Waterloo just send me a blog comment he had saved up. This is a very remarkable piece of work. The background to the comment was that it was made during the school at the University of Waterloo and that it was supposed to be a comment about how awesome he was at coding and everything in general.

    http://www.fzakaria.com/2011/04/not-naming-any-names/#comment-1326

    (It’s pathetic.)

    Honestly, words can’t describe the comment above. I wish I could say that it is fake however the person who wrote this is now graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering from UW. Shows how far you can get by in life knowing nothing I guess.

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