GitHub Bug Opened: Government Occasionally Shuts Down; Conflicting Error Messages

from the expected-result:-government-should-be-working dept

Via Brian Walsh, we learn of a rather amusing bug report that’s been opened on GitHub by Dave Rupert: BUG: Government occasionally shuts down. Rupert’s bug report is both dead on, and quite hilarious:

I noticed a bug over the past week or so and it seems reproducible:

  1. Go to U.S. Government.
  2. U.S. Government is shut down.

Expected results: Government should be working.

I’m unable to debug or propose a fix since there’s not an open, transparent stack trace. Conflicting error messages are being thrown as well.

Hope you can resolve this soon. It would seem that the U.S. Government would value 100% uptime in order to be a reliable and trustworthy source for the rest of the world.

Thanks! Love this project and would like to continue using it.

Tragically, no one has been assigned to fix it.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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or you could see something different, you could see people mobilize and take control.

None of the really important things have shutdown, the Army is still there, the police is still working, firefighters are still on the job.

Social entitlement programs are what was closed to all.

Things that people can organize and take care for themselves.

Maybe it is time for people to start taking responsibility for their own?

Pragmatic says:

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Social entitlement programs are what was closed to all.

Things that people can organize and take care for themselves.

Statements like this are why Gary Johnson got only 1% of the vote in the last election. Social entitlement programs exist because wages have been frozen for more than 30 years. Meanwhile, executive pay goes up and up and up. Oh, and your beloved private enterprise can “LEGALLY” steal deferred wages, AKA pension funds from their employees.

So tell me, who are the people who will organize programs for and take care of the people YOU say should learn to enjoy and manage poverty because the market says so?

I’m sure they could do it themselves if they weren’t working three or more jobs just to keep their heads above water.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Youtube: Cuba’s DIY Inventions from 30 Years of Isolation

although I dislike Fidel Castro and the whole Socialist thing tremendously, Cuba had to DIY when the US left, was the DIY culture and mentality that made it possible for Cuba to survive and then thrive.

I like to think that Americans can do better than Cuba though.

Anonymous Coward says:

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Time for plan B.

Oh they don’t have a plan B?
Sorry, but there will be some discomfort for them then.

Doesn’t amaze people that the government have shutdown 11 times before in 30 years and nobody not one soul bothered to make plans for it to mitigate adverse effects?

This pain is not accidental, is by design.

Anonymous Coward says:

someone has to say it !!

It’s not a bug…. it’s a feature!

U.S. Government would value 100% uptime in order to be a reliable and trustworthy source for the rest of the world.

Source of what ?

I think most Governments would require more things than 100% uptime to be considered trustworthy and reliable.

oh, I get it source of amusement ??

Anonymous Coward says:

The Government/State itself is the Bug

It’s the Government/State that is the bug. It is an “expropriating property protector” which is a logical contradiction.

There’s your bug.

The fix? Apply principles such as don’t initiate force/violence (self defense is valid) and don’t steal (i.e., “taxation”) to everyone, including the Government/State…at which point one will realize that the Government/State can only exist by being exceptions to such principles.

Therefore it must be ended for the good of the human race.

I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

MBraedley (profile) says:

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

No really, the fix for a malfunctioning Canadian government is to fall back on lower level routines, and reboot the UI. Granted, the reboot takes at least a month (as is mandated by the design document), and there is a lot of resource fighting between the various UI routines while they start up, ultimately ending in a race condition where certain routines will gain enough resources to proceed to full initialization.

While the US government undergoes a partial UI reboot every 2 years, there is no specified means of rebooting the entire UI when a major problem is discovered. This seems to be a flaw in the design document, and the problem it introduces was probably not foreseen by the designers.

James Hopkins says:

Bug in Public Class

I think that the problem is probably lack of proper Garbage Collection , it seems that both the public function “Citizen” and the public function “Government” is full of useless objects that are consuming resources.

Also the private class “corporateBusiness” seems to be consuming resources properly allocated to the above two functions.

Most likely can’t be fixed, as the public “Voter” class is also saddled with lousy memory management.

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