Comment On A Drafty Flight

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Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:20 • by MP79 (unregistered)
The London bus thing is really common, their system goes down for maintenance all the time.
It's the windows update restart messages on the graphical display boards that worry me :)

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:29 • by DonaldK (unregistered)
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:37 • by dkf
With this options the comment is more flexible than never.

(Well, someone had to say it…)

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:39 • by Dhamp (unregistered)
That's clearly the plane's crumple zone.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:40 • by UnableToRelieve (unregistered)
Uh, I'll have to be on the lookout for *UnableToRetrieve*#-1... Sounds vicious!

Captcha: vindico -- seems like Vin Diesel has started a company...

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:58 • by Warren (unregistered)
Did anyone else try clicking the red arrows* to move the misaligned seats back into place?

* For others familiar: not The Red Arrows, who don't fly A320s!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 06:59 • by Maciej (unregistered)
414172 in reply to 414166
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.


True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 07:13 • by pjt33
I don't think literal translations from other languages (at a guess, Spanish) really qualify as TDWTF fodder.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 07:14 • by Kuba
What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 07:26 • by no laughing matter
414175 in reply to 414172
Maciej:
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.


True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.
Right or wrong, this is how babies have always been served on thedailywaffletf!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 07:36 • by Dave (unregistered)
Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:02 • by a key in f# minor (unregistered)
414177 in reply to 414166
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

Right or wrong, this is how all modest proposals were done back in the day.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:36 • by EuroGuy (unregistered)
414180 in reply to 414174
Kuba:
What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...

An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:38 • by Rans Heiser (unregistered)
414181 in reply to 414166
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.
Yeah... it's piping hot!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:44 • by A guilty bystander (unregistered)
"Perhaps Thunderbird is trying to tell me that nobody uses the 'delivery confirmation request' feature?" AJH wondered.

Seems AJH got the hint.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:46 • by Bring Back TopCod3r (unregistered)
414183 in reply to 414176
Dave:
Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!


Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:51 • by Bring Back TopCod3r (unregistered)
414184 in reply to 414183
Bring Back TopCod3r:
Dave:
Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!


Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.


Actually 54582, the photo is looking back not forwards. thanks streetview.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 08:52 • by Golden Dragon (unregistered)
FileHelpers written by Martians. I know it them 'cause they no use good grammar.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 09:46 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
414187 in reply to 414172
Maciej:
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.
True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.
Right or wrong, kids were an important part of a healthy breakfast back then.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 09:46 • by xaade (unregistered)
414188 in reply to 414175
no laughing matter:
Maciej:
DonaldK:
"Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.


True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.
Right or wrong, this is how babies have always been served on thedailywaffletf!


Why does this remind me of Narnia "The Silver Chair". Quick catch them or no man-pies!!!!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 09:52 • by xaade (unregistered)
The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

captcha appellatio?
Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 10:10 • by Mr Magoo (unregistered)
414190 in reply to 414189
xaade:
The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

captcha appellatio?
Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.


Sir, my son had a squint, and let me tell you, it's no laughing matter!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 10:49 • by IamI (unregistered)
Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 10:55 • by Herr Otto Flick (unregistered)
414195 in reply to 414180
EuroGuy:
Kuba:
What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...

An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point.


We had this website that displayed an interstitial "searching..." page whern you submitted a search. This page, if the server had any unhandled errors, was too small and so triggered IE's wrapped error messages.

This was not ideal - there was a button on the failed page to get you going again - so I was told to pad it, with HTML comments. So I stuck the monty python spam song in there, with 4k of random capitalisation of spam ("SPaM sPaM" etc).

This worked well for about 2 years, until the page structure changed, or browsers changed (I wasn't working on it at this time), and suddenly if the page failed, all you saw was "Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?… SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM".

For a brief period, some people thought we'd been hacked...

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 10:56 • by Herr Otto Flick (unregistered)
414196 in reply to 414190
Mr Magoo:
xaade:
The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

captcha appellatio?
Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.


Sir, my son had a squint, and let me tell you, it's no laughing matter!


Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 11:01 • by nimis (unregistered)
414197 in reply to 414171
Warren:
Did anyone else try clicking the red arrows* to move the misaligned seats back into place?

* For others familiar: not The Red Arrows, who don't fly A320s!


But how cool would it be to see them fly an A320 upside down over the airfield?

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 11:17 • by Someone (unregistered)
414200 in reply to 414197
I'm pretty sure the comments at this site have by far the largest proportion of in jokes of any forum I frequent....

nimis:
But how cool would it be to see them fly an A320 upside down over the airfield?
Now I'm wondering if this is aerodynamically possible.

Hmm, apparently McDonnell-Douglas issued a statement in response to Flight:
"The MD-80 cannot sustain inverted flight. The MD-80, as with all commercial airliners, was designed to fly upright. Commercial airliners are only tested and certified for upright flight."

It seems short-lived upside-down moments are possible, at least under controlled environments, but I'm not sure if flying the length of an airfield, say, would be possible.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 11:23 • by BillT (unregistered)
The Waring Pro may be the more expensive options, but the Fisher-Price seats aren't UL approved.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 12:24 • by jbrains (unregistered)
To be fair, "...than never" is just a direct word-for-word translation from several languages, which use the same word for "ever" and "never" in that context.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 12:31 • by Hmmmm
414204 in reply to 414196
Herr Otto Flick:
Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.

s/ly / /g

This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

(Now I have two problems)

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 12:43 • by Bob (unregistered)
414207 in reply to 414204
Hmmmm:
Herr Otto Flick:
Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.

s/ly / /g

This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

(Now I have two problems)
Please show some sensitivity! My son was a grammer nazi once and let me assure you,
now it was no laughing lemon party!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 13:15 • by Jake (unregistered)
414210 in reply to 414204
that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 13:28 • by Riche (unregistered)
It's an Airbus A320. I've worked on their maintenance documentation, I'm not surprised.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 14:27 • by xaade (unregistered)
414219 in reply to 414207
Bob:
Hmmmm:
Herr Otto Flick:
Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.

s/ly / /g

This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

(Now I have two problems)
Please show some sensitivity! My son was a grammer nazi once and let me assure you,
now it was no laughing lemon party!


Lemon party!!!!

I don't want your lemons.... your house down.... the lemons... life take... back.

Cheese party!!!

Do you mind? ...doing the fish-stick.... call me Ann-Marie... flayed alive... and skip rope... wabbaJACK!



Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 15:36 • by cheapie
I don't see what's so "windy" about misaligned seats.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 15:48 • by nopony (unregistered)
TRWTF is that the guys in 8A and 9F were certainly charged an extra "comfort" fee for all that extra leg room they have.

I remember when being clever plus booking early allowed you to sit in the exit row and get a little bonus room. Now they bend you over if you even think about sitting there. I'm waiting for the day when the seats all adjust fore and aft, and the distance between you and the seat in front is directly based on how much extra you're willing to pay (in relation to what everyone bid, of course).

Captcha: tation - reversing the polarity of the tation field to open a wormhole would be easier than making flying comfortable.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 15:57 • by da Doctah
Scene from a 1950s comedy: maternity ward waiting room. Men in shirts with opened collars and loosened ties either pretend to read the newspaper or pace nervously back and forth while chain-smoking. The door swings open, and out steps a pretty nurse in a crisp white uniform. "Mister Madison?" she asks.

The most nervous man in the place anxiously turns to face her. "Yes?"

"Congratulations, Mister Madison", she smiles. "It's a waffle!"

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 16:01 • by Lone Marauder (unregistered)
Well, to be fair, that flight in the top pic was on an Airbus. They *do* have a habit of falling out of the sky...

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 18:08 • by Hannes (unregistered)
414224 in reply to 414223
Lone Marauder:
They *do* have a habit of falling out of the sky...


They do?

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 18:30 • by anonymous234
414226 in reply to 414174
Kuba:
What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...

If you were sitting in front of a button, and every time you pressed that button your computer allocated a 4kB page and filled it with gibberish, and you spent a full day (24 hours, no sleeping) pressing that button continuously like your life depended on it, there would still be no way you'd manage to fill half the RAM of an average computer today.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 19:41 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
414229 in reply to 414194
IamI:
Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.


WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 19:41 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
414230 in reply to 414210
Jake:
that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".


...in what parser? There's a 'g' at the end, that generally makes it global.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 20:04 • by chubertdev
414232 in reply to 414229
urza9814:
IamI:
Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.


WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?


http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et_ignore_rec.htm

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 21:11 • by urza9814 (unregistered)
414233 in reply to 414232
chubertdev:
urza9814:
IamI:
Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.


WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?


http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et_ignore_rec.htm


THANK YOU FOR GOOGLING THAT FOR ME!!!

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 21:44 • by tin
414234 in reply to 414223
Lone Marauder:
Well, to be fair, that flight in the top pic was on an Airbus. They *do* have a habit of falling out of the sky...


Yes, yes. Just like Huawei, Airbus is definitely guilty of one thing... Being a vendor of products not made in USA.

Faulty products, backdoors for spying, etc... Everyone's out to get the good ol' US of A because, well, who wouldn't want to be "American"?

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-02 22:07 • by Cheong (unregistered)
Btw, if the screen shot is taken recently, BNet is busy beta testing their desktop Apps (something like the Steam client). Don't be surprised if they break things once in a while when tweak the system to expose functions. (I'm a beta tester for that program)

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-03 05:22 • by Jim the Tool (unregistered)
414237 in reply to 414180
"An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point."

But this message is pointless, because it's not interesting. It's better to say something like, "whoops, a horse ate something and so something broke" or another non-sequitur. This way the user will be more likely to remember, and report. And because you make each of these "should never be seen" messages unique, you'll be able to identify which path the user went down.

CAPTCHA abico. I was hungry this morning, so I had abico.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-03 08:31 • by F (unregistered)
414241 in reply to 414230
urza9814:
Jake:
that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".


...in what parser? There's a 'g' at the end, that generally makes it global.


Global is irrelevant. The matched string appears only once.

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-03 12:50 • by fa2k (unregistered)
414242 in reply to 414184
Bring Back TopCod3r:
Bring Back TopCod3r:
Dave:
Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!


Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.


Actually 54582, the photo is looking back not forwards. thanks streetview.


Well thanks for your knowledge of London, but how about if the wrong station number was the cause of the problem, and threw the sign into a reboot loop or something. Or maybe the server just doesn't reply to authentication requests with the wrong number

Re: A Drafty Flight

2013-08-03 23:09 • by Henny Bill (unregistered)
That baby-waffler does look an awful lot like a seat of some sort from far away.
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