New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

Posts tagged #no seriously what

; PHP 4.2 and less have an undocumented feature/bug that allows you to to initialize a session variable in the global scope, even when register_globals is disabled. PHP 4.3 and later will warn you, if this feature is used. You can disable the feature and the warning separately. At this time, the warning is only displayed, if bug_compat_42 is enabled. This feature introduces some serious security problems if not handled correctly. It’s recommended that you do not use this feature on production servers. But you should enable this on development servers and enable the warning as well. If you do not enable the feature on development servers, you won’t be warned when it’s used and debugging errors caused by this can be difficult to track down.

What did you just say? Should this be on or not? Just… what?


The relevant manual entry

I don’t even

late for meeting (by David Lewandowski)

OtamatoneDX “Brazil” (by MAYWADENKI)

Human Leather is made from real full thickness human skin. Just like animal leather products, produced from lesser animals, our raw human skin is transformed into the finest grade human leather by using a traditional tanning process. However, human leather is the finest grain leather that is obtainable.

I have no idea if this is a joke.  9,000 is the quoted price for a human-leather wallet.

Human Leather Exclusive Products - Exquisite Wallets, Belts, Shoes

Overheard in Bryant Park

  • She: When was the last time you had sex?
  • He: psshhh... Three years ago.
  • She: You're lying.
Jailbreakers fall into that class of marginalized, back-alley operations that often cruise under the radar of law enforcement—similar to online pornography.
Paul’s Creole housekeeper Female (pronounced feh-MAH-leh)

We Like To Party single track listing:

"We Like to Party (Airplay)" (3:44)
"We Like to Party (Klubbheads Mix)" (6:07)
"We Like to Party (BCM RMX)" (4:04)
"We Like to Party (More Airplay)" (5:50)
"We Like to Party (Full Schwingg)" (4:38)
"We Like to Party (DJ Disco Mix)" (4:33)
"We Like to Party (Baunz Mix)" (4:45)
"We Like to Party (BCM XXL)" (6:21)

The song was also released on the LP The Party Album.


“According to the proposition, it is possible that this ultimate (future godlike artificial) intelligence may punish those who fail to help it, with greater punishment accorded those who knew the importance of the task. This is conventionally comprehensible, but the notable bit of the basilisk and similar constructions is that the AI and the person punished have no causal interaction: the punishment would be of a simulation of the person, which the AI would construct by deduction from first principles.”

Holy shit, the people at LessWrong are completely bonkers. This also doubles as evidence of memetic disease infecting an insular community with its own linguistic nuances.