Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Overdoing addresses

Considering that every time you add a letter, you multiply the number of potential addresses by twenty-six times, (notice how short-URL sites can make addresses for many millions of pages using only around five or six letters)  I find it remarkable how some site software finds it necessary to pile on endles letters in addresses. See this one I just came across:

https://photos-3.dropbox.com/i/o/Tf5EFzvWp3849AVRhk-tPpS72yqaXzWj9A2iTCB8oMZI,sPd2iUeV_5EX_JsXd3-0Ah6T4cYD1b7-JSagFaSNtfEg/3036623/1323370800/ff924e3/Bland_009.jpg

Holy mama.
(I changed it a bit since it wasn't for public access.)

22 comments:

Bruce W. said...

Since the address shown uses letters and numbers, each additional character adds 36 possible alternatives for that position. The total number of possible addresses can then be calculated by multiplying 36 times 36 for the total number of "positions" in the address. And if you count the /, it is 37 characters being used.

Yeah, a really really big number.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Quite right, numbers too. Astoundingly big. I forget how many characters it takes to get to something like the (theoretical) number of atoms in the universe, but it's not very many.)

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Timo Lehtinen said...

I agree. But, really, it starts to go badly astray already at this point:

https://

Why two slashes?!?

If I was Tim Berners-Lee, I would be so embarassed at my stupidity, that I would have "Idiot" tattooed on my forehead. It would be an appropriate gesture after making the whole world suffer from his nonsense.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

No-no, "going ashtray" is excellent.

Anonymous said...

If I was Tim Berners-Lee, I would be so embarassed at my stupidity, that I would have "Idiot" tattooed on my forehead.

You should consider one for yourself. Eolake's comments are the only ones that compare with yours for sheer idiocy.

Timo Lehtinen said...

You should consider one for yourself. Eolake's comments are the only ones that compare with yours for sheer idiocy.

But Eolake sent a personal letter to Berners-Lee thanking him for his “contributions” to humanity. [My ass!]

You can't lump us together that way.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Well, technically we could be equally stupid even for being on opposing viewpoints.

And you gotta admire the exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness of Josie for being just about the only person in the world who sees us for what we are, rock-bottom stupid people. *Everybody* else has been fooled!

Anonymous said...

*Everybody* else has been fooled!

If you think that, you're seriously delusional. For one thing, Timo has pointed out your stupidity and laziness several times. What's funniest is how often you congratulate yourself on your brain power when in fact you accomplish nothing and what you see as your "thinker" being in overdrive is probably just ADHD. A true genius would have accomplished something more with their overabundance of brain power than just running a nudie site. That wouldn't be something to mock if you didn't insist on pretending you're anything more than a very average Joe.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Obviously you have a lot of comparisons, otherwise your words are meaningless. So educated us: point us to five blogs written be people who are actually brilliant.

Timo Lehtinen said...

For one thing, Timo has pointed out your stupidity and laziness several times.

Lazyness yes, in that Eo likes to have others search Google for him, but stupidity no.

Anonymous said...

but stupidity no.

Stupidity yes. You must have noticed how many times he talks about how brilliant he is, how his brillian mind never stops working, never stops racing. Well, where's the proof? If someone insists on making a claim for themself, no matter what it is, if it can't be backed up.

Obviously you have a lot of comparisons, otherwise your words are meaningless. So educated us: point us to five blogs written be people who are actually brilliant.

Why don't you tell me what you've accomplished that would justify your claims. You have several times, as I've said, claimed to have an exceptional mind. Where are the accomplishments to back that up? I didn't say you were any less intelligent than other bloggers, but I wouldn't have a problem with them unless they made similarly unjusifiable claims for themselves.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I don't recall anywhere I've claimed to be brilliant.

Hyper-active mind, sure, but that's just an affliction (makes it harder to sleep for one thing), it has nothing to do with brilliance and I don't think I've claimed so.

Jes said...

Guys, no offense, but why do you still bother reading Anonymous's comments? You already know what he's going to say. I've been skipping over them for months now, personally.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Well, Mr. Braveheart here refuses to use a (consistent) name, and worthwhile posts come from others using "anonymous".

Jes said...

True. I mean, I usually read the first few words just in case, it's usually pretty obvious by then.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Good plan. I do that sometimes.

But then on the other hand, Josie is wonderful in providing "forgiveness lessons".

Anonymous said...

Could be worse, Jes - I could be you. I'd definitely have killed myself by now. Who do you think you're kidding with those ridiculous glasses and that even more ridiculous facial hair? You really do look like a penis. You're delusional if you believe I'm the only one who thinks so.

Dave Nielsen said...

You could always try - if only temporarily - not allowing anonymous comments. Sort of the way Wikipedia will temporarily block a vandal. It would inconvenience a few but maybe Josie (Josee or Jose?) would give up.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Nah, he just uses names of sports people, he has done that more than once. And often quite useful comments will come from other Anons.

Anyway, I think we all learn something, if we're willing.

Anonymous said...

Jes really does look like a penis though. You won't say so, but I know you agree.