Talk:1698: Theft Quadrants

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Come to think of it, I haven't accidentally hit a porn site in years. Is Randall even referring to a real problem? Anyone remember whitehouse dot com? And for the record, kids, don't do porn. tbc (talk) 12:27, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

I think the sentences "It is hard to steal nuclear launch codes. And a good thing too since they could be used to start a nuclear war." are weird... to me on the first read it sounded like it is a good thing to steal them...

What is it with Randall and stealing wienermobiles? xkcd 935 15:12, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

I added it to the explanation, thanks! Elipongo (talk) 16:16, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

A somewhat similar thing really happened in one of the URL shortening services in Taiwan. This case is not that the domain is stolen; the problem is that its database storing shortened URL mappings, because of some mis-operation in converting database data, is rolled back and some shortened URLs are "double-booked." According to the announcement of the service, this affects over 234 thousand entries in the database. This leads to PTT, the largest terminal-based bulletin board system in Taiwan, bans shortened URLs from this service. -- 20:21, 24 June 2016 (UTC)