Comment On A Minor Error

"I was a bit worried when I received an alert from the bank telling me that my balance went bellow $25," Mike, "I called the bank to see what was going on, and they chalked it up to a 'minor' error. I'd sure like to know what a major one is..." [expand full text]
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Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 05:18 • by Shutterbug (unregistered)
I can't resist the frist

captcha - jugis: what was missing from the flip-flops thumbnail

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 05:19 • by moz (unregistered)
I suppose black wasn't really Modano's colour.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 05:24 • by oheso
Not seeing the problem here. -$21,693,754.81 is less than $25.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 05:30 • by c (unregistered)
I'd flip flop all over that thmbnail.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 06:20 • by carl (unregistered)
I'm sure Johnny's old school hacker friend was using the I'dle Mak'er plugin that comes with Pidgin

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 06:48 • by gizmore (unregistered)
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Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 06:53 • by David (unregistered)
Here in Europee it seems anything less than a few billion seems to be minor for the banks.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 07:50 • by Dani (unregistered)
I don't see a wtf in a hacked software

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 07:56 • by null (unregistered)
Sorry! Your comment was declined.

The error message was: FILE_NOT_FOUND

Please re-enter your comment below and click "WTF?!"

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 08:53 • by SalamiMan (unregistered)
I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 09:01 • by Zunesis guy (unregistered)
My salami costs $0.00 per inch and I have ten dollars worth!

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 09:07 • by Paul (unregistered)
Modano, there's a price range on those flip-flops. Doubtless she comes free with the $58.00 package.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 09:13 • by Jeff (unregistered)
Mike, unfortunately I think a hacker guessed your ATM teller machine PIN identification number. TRWTF is an ATM that let him withdraw over 21 million dollars.

and 81 cents.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 09:19 • by Jerry (unregistered)
Clearly Karsten is an old person who doesn't understand modern computing paradigms. You're not supposed to read the words. (Cancel... or cancel) You're only supposed to look at the pretty cartoons.

OK, the olive drab cartoons.

Anyway, the floppy disk icon obviously means "save" while the "X" means I changed my mind.

So, just hit "save" to "delete".

Yeah, maybe that's still a WTF.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 09:26 • by Leo (unregistered)
Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 10:21 • by Myself (unregistered)
379685 in reply to 379679
Zunesis guy:
My salami costs $0.00 per inch and I have ten dollars worth!


Oh, I'm sorry about that. Have you talked to a doctor yet?

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 11:03 • by da Doctah
When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 11:19 • by lolwtf
"One of these flip-flop thumbnails is far more appealing to me than the others," wrote Modano, "see if you can guess which one."


Couldn't be the one with the big red box drawn around it. That's an unrelated graphical glitch, right?

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 12:04 • by x (unregistered)
379689 in reply to 379687
da Doctah:
When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.

Took the words out of my mouth. Now I feel old.

Captcha: iusto -- iusto be a lot younger.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 13:00 • by Matt (unregistered)
Error message approved!

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 13:47 • by BushIdo (unregistered)
Amateurs! If we do it by these tiny chunks, we'll never get rid of the national deficit in time.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 13:56 • by BushIdo (unregistered)
379693 in reply to 379678
SalamiMan:
I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 14:20 • by P. Almonius (unregistered)
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 16:08 • by Jon (unregistered)
379695 in reply to 379684
Leo:
Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.


I'm pretty sure that submission is from this year. That buddy has been idle since the Unix epoch!

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 17:32 • by Hexadecima (unregistered)
379697 in reply to 379693
BushIdo:
SalamiMan:
I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.


Actually, it's 6 oz. It says at the top.

Sorry, guys. :(

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 17:37 • by Kasper (unregistered)
Joey should consider himself lucky the error message was approved. Imagine the trouble he would have had if the error message had not been approved.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 21:32 • by Kaso (unregistered)
I've had the Cancel | Cancel thing on a Linux app. It was something like "Are you sure you want to cancel this operation, you'll loose xyz?" [Cancel] [Cancel].

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 23:34 • by Overthinker (unregistered)
The first cancel means "I'm sure I want to cancel my account?" while the second cancel means "I want to cancel canceling my account (i.e. keep it)?"

Captcha: aliquam - aliquam-ed into my pockets was fwee.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-21 23:56 • by Overthinker (unregistered)
379702 in reply to 379701
Oops, omit the question marks. :P

Captcha: laoreet - the cowboy and his laoreet

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 01:56 • by R-T (unregistered)
That guy is just flaunting his server up-time.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 02:18 • by Ped Ant (unregistered)
379704 in reply to 379700
Kaso:
I've had the Cancel | Cancel thing on a Linux app. It was something like "Are you sure you want to cancel this operation, you'll loose xyz?" [Cancel] [Cancel].


Well for God's sake don't loose it on the populace at large!!

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 03:58 • by Watson
So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 04:16 • by Matt Westwood
379706 in reply to 379671
oheso:
Not seeing the problem here. -$21,693,754.81 is less than $25.


Dearie, dearie me, you really have to do something about your spendaholic inclinations. I hope you have a plan in place to sort out that balance, which is considerably more overdrawn than was originally agreed.

I have sent the bailiffs round, who are going to do an assessment of your assets and remove any goods they see fit in order to make a start on making amends for your irresponsibility. Your home is in the process of being repossessed. Note that because of the extreme nature of your overdraft, you will not be eligible for any governmental assistance.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 06:47 • by A. Nonymous (unregistered)
379707 in reply to 379694
P. Almonius:
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

This.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 07:11 • by Arthur Dent (unregistered)
Trillian? 42? Then the Ultimate Question must be: How many years since UNIX epoch...?

But since it is impossible for The Answer and The Question to be known in the same universe, I guess 2012 is really the end.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 12:40 • by RichP
Mmmm, dark matter salami is yummy.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 13:52 • by Helix
why would a minor be typing these letters anyway?

Reef Men's Fanning Flip Flop

2012-04-22 14:12 • by sprezzatura

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 15:54 • by method1
379714 in reply to 379707
A. Nonymous:
P. Almonius:
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

This.

Yes.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 17:54 • by Aussie Bob (unregistered)
379715 in reply to 379687
da Doctah:
When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.
Same here. When I first saw it, I thought "Look an American Thong in with the Thongs....". I can't explain the black square though....

TRWTF is America.

Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 18:02 • by oheso
379716 in reply to 379706
Matt Westwood:
Note that because of the extreme nature of your overdraft, the government will have no qualms sorting you out and leaving the bill with the taxpayers.


Sorry, but can't help it. FTFY.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 18:24 • by Not Nagesh Either (unregistered)
379717 in reply to 379715
Aussie Bob:

Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).


That doesn't mean it's OK.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 18:56 • by Aussie Bob (unregistered)
379718 in reply to 379717
Not Nagesh Either:
Aussie Bob:

Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).


That doesn't mean it's OK.
Stupid users are not IT's fault. We included icons to clarify which Cancel is which. Mildly confusing, perhaps, but hardly a WTF....

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 23:10 • by Scarlet Manuka
379719 in reply to 379705
Watson:
So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.

Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have seen that it's offering a service which allows you to adjust the alert threshold to something other than $25, according to your needs.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-22 23:15 • by Coyne
Johnny's friend Trillian has found the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything! I wonder if she knows it?

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 02:28 • by Kempeth (unregistered)
1. Wear socks
2. Put on flip flops
3. Look at you feet
4. Get it...

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 02:45 • by Watson
379722 in reply to 379719
Scarlet Manuka:
Watson:
So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.

Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have seen that it's offering a service which allows you to adjust the alert threshold to something other than $25, according to your needs.

Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have read the rest of the paragraph you refer to:
Get notified before your Available Balance drops below $25. Activate the Low Balance Alert and customize your notification with an amount that's right for you.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 03:04 • by Regular Dickweed (unregistered)
379723 in reply to 379722
Get notified before your Available Balance drops below $25. Activate the Low Balance Alert and customize your notification with an amount that's right for you.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 04:33 • by Iain (unregistered)
Surely the real WTF is shopping for flip-flops?

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 05:06 • by Steve The Cynic
379726 in reply to 379684
Leo:
Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.

Dunno, for me "Trillian" has meant Tricia McMillan ever since 1978...
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