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Alli writes, "I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I'm glad to see that it got cleared up before it got too specific for SMS alerts." [expand full text]
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Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 06:10 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
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Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 06:37 • by Thorsten (unregistered)
Well, the Mobility admin should have waited 3318 more weeks, then.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 06:39 • by Thorsten (unregistered)
396661 in reply to 396660
Thorsten:
Well, the Mobility admin should have waited 3318 more weeks, then.

Aargh. 2227 weeks, obviously.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 07:01 • by Caffeine (unregistered)
396663 in reply to 396661
Thorsten:
Thorsten:
Well, the Mobility admin should have waited 3318 more weeks, then.

Aargh. 2227 weeks, obviously.


I wonder if it will receive updates along the way, and more importantly if iOS will look noticably different after that time....

If in doubt, Wolfram

2012-12-07 07:06 • by GrahamS (unregistered)
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=22454342+minutes+in+weeks

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 07:27 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
Hey, Mike the TV, how much was that Archos G9 Tablet Demo Unit?

(youtube: 1d43r6iVgsc) Only ninety-nine ninety-nine ninety-nine!

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 07:30 • by QJo (unregistered)
blah blah is, among other things, a free entertainments guide for the area around where I live. It's quite highly rated.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 07:32 • by Calling it (unregistered)
The last one seems very fake to me...

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:08 • by Febreze (unregistered)
396670 in reply to 396667
Calling it:
The last one seems very fake to me...


Oh yeah of course it does... Apple never has bugs in their products. They are just features you didn't know you wanted.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:13 • by MindChild (unregistered)
The invisible windows used to be a common way for IPC in, but long long a depreciated approach. Some massivly cruddy code from the 16-bit era used to make the window "invisible" by simply placing it outside your screen real estate. I'm guessing the installer has some really old roots

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:21 • by Smug Unix User (unregistered)
Bob Loblaw has gone into the shipping industry?

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:30 • by Captcha:vulputate (unregistered)
That 'Invisible Window' must just be a hack from someone who was developing some custom software and obviously didn't know their way around the Windows API... wait, Visual Studio?
WTF

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:30 • by Zecc
IMDBed that for you: James Horner has credits in Braveheart, Titatic and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
Doesn't explain anything but, just so you know.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 08:53 • by Steve The Cynic
396676 in reply to 396671
MindChild:
The invisible windows used to be a common way for IPC in, but long long a depreciated approach. Some massivly cruddy code from the 16-bit era used to make the window "invisible" by simply placing it outside your screen real estate. I'm guessing the installer has some really old roots

That is epically cruddy, as you just need to remove WS_VISIBLE from the style bits...

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 09:04 • by n9ds
396677 in reply to 396676
Steve The Cynic:
MindChild:
The invisible windows used to be a common way for IPC in, but long long a depreciated approach. Some massivly cruddy code from the 16-bit era used to make the window "invisible" by simply placing it outside your screen real estate. I'm guessing the installer has some really old roots

That is epically cruddy, as you just need to remove WS_VISIBLE from the style bits...


You mean like this? http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/A-Bit-Misguided.aspx

Jackie's Album

2012-12-07 09:04 • by David (unregistered)
Is this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Film-Music-James-Horner/dp/B000FZES1M

Except for the cover not a WTF.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 09:06 • by The Finder (unregistered)
396679 in reply to 396674
Zecc:
IMDBed that for you: James Horner has credits in Braveheart, Titatic and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
Doesn't explain anything but, just so you know.


This is the album:
http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-Other-Scores-Horner-Anthology/dp/B000009QKY/

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 09:21 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
396682 in reply to 396679
The Finder:
Zecc:
IMDBed that for you: James Horner has credits in Braveheart, Titatic and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
Doesn't explain anything but, just so you know.


This is the album:
http://www.amazon.com/Titanic-Other-Scores-Horner-Anthology/dp/B000009QKY/


Still a WTF since it's giving the wrong album title...just less of one. The fact that it's on a Beethoven playlist would probably be a WTF as well, but in that case TRWTF is Pandora.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 09:51 • by Rootbeer

Why is the slide lock on the iPhone localized to Italian, but the rest of the messages in English?

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 10:12 • by MiffTheFox
396686 in reply to 396682
urza9814:

Still a WTF since it's giving the wrong album title...just less of one. The fact that it's on a Beethoven playlist would probably be a WTF as well, but in that case TRWTF is Pandora.


Well last time I used Pandora it was supposed to figure out artists with a similar style to what you used to "seed" the playlist and what songs you thumbs-up'd (while shying away from those you thumbs-down'd.)

And the hidden window, seeing as it's a Winforms one, I wonder if it was used to create a NotifyIcon without a window (without knowing how to do so without passing a form to Application.Run).

Re: If in doubt, Wolfram

2012-12-07 10:13 • by Nutster
396687 in reply to 396664
Even more telling:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=22454342+minutes+as+years

(Is it a coincidence that that time is also approximately the number of minutes since the Unix epoch (Jan 1, 1970)?

And it sat at somebody's desk for a week and an IPhone still has 22% charge?! I guess, one, it was not plugged in and, two, it was not looked at during that week, so was in a very-low-power setting.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 10:24 • by Dave (unregistered)
In Staples, when a product cannot be sold yet, the price in the system is 9999.99. It prevent then sales at that price. this is why we see this difference. the fact that it's on clearence though is kinda funny

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 10:39 • by ZPedro
396691 in reply to 396683
This is not the Help Library Agent you're looking for.

Move along.


Rootbeer:

Why is the slide lock on the iPhone localized to Italian, but the rest of the messages in English?



IIRC, in this mode and similar ones the emergency call/whatever message in the slide-to-unlock path cycles between all languages iOS supports. In a few seconds it could be in Japanese.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:15 • by Kasper (unregistered)
The iPhone bug has been spotted before. An explanation has also been given on how to reproduce the bug. Keep trying wrong codes to get the phone locked for increasing durations. Eventually the phone will be locked for such a long duration, that the battery runs out. If the phone is then left powered off without being recharged, eventually the battery level is so low, that the clock resets to 1970. But the phone still remembers the time at which you are allowed to try again, which it then believes is more than 43 years later.

Allegedly the condition can only be resolved by a factory reset which is done by powering off the phone, then press and hold the home key while the phone is connected to a computer or a Mac with iTunes installed.

Here is the source from where I got the above information: http://ekstrabladet.dk/vrangen/article1822446.ece

I admit it isn't the most reliable source of information, but the explanation sounds plausible.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:26 • by Jon Styer (unregistered)
396694 in reply to 396693
This is all true. It happened to my wife when she forgot her unlock code and kept trying random ones. She took it to the Apple store and they did a factory reset for her.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:27 • by Jeff (unregistered)
396695 in reply to 396688
Dave:
In Staples, when a product cannot be sold yet, the price in the system is 9999.99.
No, no, wrong, wrong, WRONG! This is known as attribute overloading. As in, this attribute is the price, except when it isn't. It results in all sorts of bug-prone funky logic everywhere except the two places that forget to jump through the special hoops, giving us WTFs like today's.

This was almost tolerable back in the COBOL days when two bytes cost more than your lunch. But anyone who's still doing it today is, well, simply incompetent to design data structures.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:29 • by Tom (unregistered)
396696 in reply to 396693
Kasper:
press and hold the home key while the phone is connected to a computer or a Mac
You have an odd conception of "or".
Kasper:
...with iTunes installed.
Wait, what? You have to have iTunes to manage your iPhone? WTF???

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:31 • by Steev (unregistered)
Wait, why does the iPhone even have the potential to be disabled? Whose phone is it anyway?

(Oh, sorry, I forgot. I thought we were dealing with a reputable product from a reputable vendor.)

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:33 • by Dave Lively (unregistered)
I had the same issue with my iPhone 3GS after it was abducted by Heathrow security a few years ago. It took two months and around 100USD to get it back. Oddly enough, it told me to wait roughly the same number of minutes (around 40 years).

I had to crack open the case and remove the battery to clear the error. (The things we do to recover pics of our kids in silly Halloween costumes!)

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:35 • by Carl (unregistered)
Why is Chrome asking about the "standard extension" in the first place? Isn't Chrome a web browser?

(And "extensions" are another WTF. If you want to store some metadata about a file, store it in the file system's metadata place, sometimes known as a directory. Don't store metadata in the file name. I mean you don't store the last modified date in the file name do you? Or the permissions?)

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:36 • by Ken (unregistered)
Aren't most windows more or less invisible? I mean, I can see right through the ones in my office.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:37 • by Ozz (unregistered)
TRWTF is Apple products.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:38 • by Rick (unregistered)
TRWTF is $12 of shipping for $26 worth of blah blah. I mean, we in the US just had an election with $2 billion worth of blah blah, but at least they didn't charge us 40% more for shipping!

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:42 • by chubertdev
396703 in reply to 396696
Tom:
You have an odd conception of "or".


Macs are closer to Playskool toys.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:48 • by Paul (unregistered)
396704 in reply to 396702
Rick:
TRWTF is $12 of shipping for $26 worth of blah blah. I mean, we in the US just had an election with $2 billion worth of blah blah, but at least they didn't charge us 40% more for shipping!
I think you'll find the 40% is the new "fiscal cliff" tax on dividends, which is already motivating corporations not to pay said dividends, which should be about all we need to topple what's left of the legislation-choked economy. Nice work, voters!

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:51 • by Ralph (unregistered)
396705 in reply to 396703
chubertdev:
Tom:
You have an odd conception of "or".
Macs are closer to Playskool toys.
Both Mac and Windows do their best to splatter themselves with Playskool colors, the better to appeal to the average mental age of their users. And Linux is not far behind...

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 11:51 • by pkmnfrk
396706 in reply to 396696
Tom:
Kasper:
press and hold the home key while the phone is connected to a computer or a Mac
You have an odd conception of "or".
Kasper:
...with iTunes installed.
Wait, what? You have to have iTunes to manage your iPhone? WTF???


Um, yes? It lets you backup your phone, install updates, copy files and apps, etc. Or, do you expect Windows to be able to do this by itself?

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 12:00 • by Tom (unregistered)
396707 in reply to 396706
pkmnfrk:
Tom:
Kasper:
press and hold the home key while the phone is connected to a computer or a Mac
You have an odd conception of "or".
Kasper:
...with iTunes installed.
Wait, what? You have to have iTunes to manage your iPhone? WTF???

Um, yes? It lets you backup your phone, install updates, copy files and apps, etc. Or, do you expect Windows to be able to do this by itself?
My computer (Linux, if you care) can backup files, install files, copy files and apps etc. to any USB device without extra software. It is one of the simplest programs that can be written: read byte, write byte, repeat...

But yeah, why would you need a music app to manage your phone? To load all the vital ringtones perhaps?

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 12:07 • by Meh (unregistered)
396709 in reply to 396699
Carl:
And "extensions" are another WTF. If you want to store some metadata about a file, store it in the file system's metadata place, sometimes known as a directory.


Are you saying you store your file extensions somewhere other than in the directory entry?

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 12:44 • by Carl (unregistered)
396712 in reply to 396709
Meh:
Carl:
And "extensions" are another WTF. If you want to store some metadata about a file, store it in the file system's metadata place, sometimes known as a directory.


Are you saying you store your file extensions somewhere other than in the directory entry?
I'm suggesting they should be a separate attribute in the directory, not part of the name. See Jeff's comment on attribute overloading, above, or any book on data modeling, for why you don't store two attributes in one data element.

Re: If in doubt, Wolfram

2012-12-07 12:50 • by Tasty (unregistered)
396713 in reply to 396664
GrahamS:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=22454342+minutes+in+weeks


So, the cobalt-60 dirty bomb will be 1/8th as radioactive?
Thanks, Wolfram.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 12:54 • by Decius (unregistered)
396714 in reply to 396700
Ken:
Aren't most windows more or less invisible? I mean, I can see right through the ones in my office.

Your office has better cleaning staff than mine.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 12:57 • by foxyshadis (unregistered)
396715 in reply to 396707
Tom:
My computer (Linux, if you care) can backup files, install files, copy files and apps etc. to any USB device without extra software. It is one of the simplest programs that can be written: read byte, write byte, repeat...

But yeah, why would you need a music app to manage your phone? To load all the vital ringtones perhaps?

The iPhone isn't a mass storage device. iTunes comes with the drivers to allow other programs (like iFunBox and jailbreaking software) to dig deep into its filesystem as well as rebooting and changing the device mode (normal, recovery, and firmware update) if necessary. Your linux system cannot manage the iPhone because it doesn't use the mass storage interface like everything else, sorry.

You don't need iTunes open to manage it, but you do need it at least installed to get the drivers. It does come with some screens to activate or restore broken phones, though.

Stop being a dick and do some basic research on what you're ignorantly spouting off about.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:02 • by F (unregistered)
396716 in reply to 396702
Rick:
TRWTF is $12 of shipping for $26 worth of blah blah. I mean, we in the US just had an election with $2 billion worth of blah blah, but at least they didn't charge us 40% more for shipping!


It's called tax(es).

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:09 • by chubertdev
396717 in reply to 396715
foxyshadis:
Tom:
My computer (Linux, if you care) can backup files, install files, copy files and apps etc. to any USB device without extra software. It is one of the simplest programs that can be written: read byte, write byte, repeat...

But yeah, why would you need a music app to manage your phone? To load all the vital ringtones perhaps?

The iPhone isn't a mass storage device. iTunes comes with the drivers to allow other programs (like iFunBox and jailbreaking software) to dig deep into its filesystem as well as rebooting and changing the device mode (normal, recovery, and firmware update) if necessary. Your linux system cannot manage the iPhone because it doesn't use the mass storage interface like everything else, sorry.

You don't need iTunes open to manage it, but you do need it at least installed to get the drivers. It does come with some screens to activate or restore broken phones, though.

Stop being a dick and do some basic research on what you're ignorantly spouting off about.


So what's on the iPhone isn't just a drive with a bunch of ones and zeroes on it?

Re: If in doubt, Wolfram

2012-12-07 13:11 • by Pidgeot
396718 in reply to 396713
Tasty:
GrahamS:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=22454342+minutes+in+weeks


So, the cobalt-60 dirty bomb will be 1/8th as radioactive?
Thanks, Wolfram.


No, that's not what half-life means.

1 half-life is the time it takes for the value to drop to... well, half. After 2 half-lifes, only 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4 remains.

Consequently, 8.1 half-lifes would mean it has 1/2^8.1 times the radioactivity, which would be approximately 1/274.

Also, clearly this means Half-Life 3 will be released on September 30, 2028.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:13 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
396719 in reply to 396715
foxyshadis:
The iPhone isn't a mass storage device.


...which is TRWTF. Clearly it _could_ be a mass storage device -- Android devices are -- but Apple decided to lock users in to their proprietary software. Or at least attempt to.

foxyshadis:
Your linux system cannot manage the iPhone because it doesn't use the mass storage interface like everything else, sorry.


Uh, there are (and have been for a loong time) Linux "drivers" for the iPhone. I put drivers in quotes because, as far as I'm aware, you don't need a driver. Just regular software that understands how to communicate with the thing. Which, yea, is basically what a driver is, but in Linux I believe it can be entirely done in user space (I could be wrong though, I haven't actually it since before Android existed)

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:16 • by da Doctah
Daddy wouldn't buy me a blah blah.

Also, TRWTF is thinking .pdf including the dot is the extension.

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:35 • by alegr
The Microsoft Help Library Agent for VS 2010 is The Real WFT.

Thankfully, the VS team got hit by a cluebat, and VS 2012 replaced this WTF with other Real WTFs (such as all caps menu and gray color scheme).

Re: (Situation) (location) has been cleared

2012-12-07 13:40 • by Ozz (unregistered)
396723 in reply to 396719
urza9814:
(I could be wrong though, I haven't actually it since before Android existed)

I think you accidentally a verb out.
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