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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.

 
GeneralThere are times when I really wonder exactly what I was thinking ... Pin
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GeneralC++ & Thinking about SSD & wear level Pin
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Peter_in_2780 wrote:
What ARE you guys doing? Writing over 1GB/hr!

I know. It's crazy on Win10. I run Win10 on this new laptop but I run Ubuntu 20.04 on my main desktop that I use daily and it performs so much better than win10.

Win10 reads and writes to disk constantly. Check it out. Here's an updated snapshot of what my laptop has done since that last one[^]. I haven't even been on this laptop for hours now, but it's written another 1.1GB and read another 1GB.

I noticed this with Win10 when it first came out because I could no longer run an HDD -- win10 eats so much I/O that the machine would get overwhelmed. Had to switch to SSDs or win10 kills performance.
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GeneralAre you tired of keeping up with the latest changes? Pin
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GeneralAbsolutely Horrific Pin
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