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Epic code comments

I know my lack of expertise never play for me but as someone who is trying (very hard) to learn how to code, one of my exercise I tend to do is to inspect element of the website, copy-paste and run in my own environment.

Life (and code) gives you surprises and good humor

Many developers told me to still do it and look all kind of cases and I found two particular which I want to share with you. First, A friend told me about news about a popular website in Paraguay which is called Clasipar, Craiglist-similar business and entered to look what's new and I found this:

The translation (the big red letters) was: WHA YOU LOKING AT HUH? (sic)

The translation would be: WHA YOU LOKING AT HUH?

I know you laughed.

Prepare for the second one

Looking for alternatives website for Rent-a-Car, I can't tell why I finished with LingScar. FYI, I know how I ended there, the online users at Reddit told me it has lots of GIFs and I would find a surprise. Oh boy, I did it. When I was looking (again) the source code, I saw this:

I can't figure it out what is

I copy-paste the entire comment and this is the result:

Big LOL

I know you laughed.

So

I know most of you with more experience found similar cases like this (maybe more interesting), can you tell me what did you find?

Update

Thanks for all your comments, I'm LOLing so hard and btw, someone gave me a link and found this one:

// stop; Hammertime!
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PS: When a developer tells you don't mess with him/her, just don't.

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Ben Halpern

This is making me feel like my personal website is lacking in this area.

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rhymes

your website started my computer's fan, I basically never hear the fan. your website is evil ahhaha :D

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Nathan Robinson

Why is your website so horrendous?

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Ben Halpern • Edited on

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Meghan (she/her)

and no https too?

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Mac Siri

Hahaha, that is a nice find. I'm only aware of facebook's warning but I am now motivated to keep the devTool opened at all time.

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Nelson Author

LOL. I never checked and it's translated :) This is cool

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Mac Siri

translated!? picture please

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Nelson Author

4 real
Look

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Mac Siri

Love it

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Dídac Sabatés

SoundCloud offering for jobs:
SoundCloud console

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Amanjeev Sethi

Maybe y'all already know this but Stackoverflow has some good ones on one of their Q/A stackoverflow.com/questions/184618...

Comments like

// sometimes I believe compiler ignores all my comments

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Nelson Author

I'm so happy with little stuff. Made my day sir

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Evan Wilde

Straight from the Linux kernel;

    /*
     * IOC3 is fucking fucked beyond belief ...  Don't even give the
     * generic PCI code a chance to look at the wrong register.
     */

It's great because there are a bunch of labels and gotos for oh_my_gawd.
If you're curious, it's in /arch/mips/pci/ops-bridge.c.

There's another where someone drew clouds and I think cows and space ships(??) in ascii art. I can't remember which file it is in though, and it's a lot harder to grep for. I'm pretty sure it's over in the networking portion of the kernel though.

This is another nice one, but it includes source;

/* Oh yes, the MIF BitBang is mighty fun to program.  BitBucket is more like it. */
static void BB_PUT_BIT(struct happy_meal *hp, void __iomem *tregs, int bit)
{
    hme_write32(hp, tregs + TCVR_BBDATA, bit);
    hme_write32(hp, tregs + TCVR_BBCLOCK, 0);
    hme_write32(hp, tregs + TCVR_BBCLOCK, 1);
}

Have to love that struct name :). From /drivers/net/ethernet/sun

I'll leave here. The kernel is a goldmine of hilarious, and maybe slightly frightening, comments and humour.

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Yechiel Kalmenson

I added my contact info and my picture in ASCII art to my personal site (as well as some of my side projects).

You might have to step away from the screen and squint in just the right way, but that's me :)

me in ascii art

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Andžs

Once I had to take over Android app code from outsourced dev, where still I can't code anything myself.

Lurked through code and found exception handler...

try {
...code of something very very important...
} catch (Exception e) {
// Meh...
}

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Jordan Roskelley • Edited on

I'm a realist, and I know that I'm probably the one who will be looking at my comments next... so I like to leave myself nice notes, things like: "Dear future self, it looks like you ended up here (again), this is probably because [bad data situation]. Check that first. Good luck, Love - self, on [date]

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Nelson Author

You're so cute with yourself.. :)

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ranelpadon • Edited on

Sevilla FC is one of the top football clubs in Spain and its website markup contains the club's ASCII logo.
Sevilla FC logo

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Markus • Edited on

This one I found from the website of a finnish company called Reaktor.

Reaktor comment

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Victoria Drake

Going through my old "top posts" emails and saw this... just thought I'd leave this here for anyone wanting to put a bit of fun in their source code: ascii.today/

:)