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

2012-04-23 05:21 • by BushIdo (unregistered)
379727 in reply to 379697
I see, you are still into that non-SI thing. Anyway mass is arbitrary and depends on speed. This is probably from a drive-thru, where you pick up snacks really fast.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 08:49 • by L. (unregistered)
379733 in reply to 379727
BushIdo:
I see, you are still into that non-SI thing. Anyway mass is arbitrary and depends on speed. This is probably from a drive-thru, where you pick up snacks really fast.

Riiiiight.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 09:49 • by operagost
379735 in reply to 379683
Jerry:
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.


Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 10:24 • by pitchingchris
Expecting the McDonalds employee to get the joke is stupid. They are trying to do their job, and they can't see the error on the screen. They can only see the Point of sales interface. Telepathic powers that can interpret sarcastic minds is not in the job discription.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 10:42 • by Rootbeer

The R What TF is that there are people who still haven't gotten the message that "Are you sure?" dialogs are at best ignored and at worst a UX obstacle.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 11:13 • by Your Name (unregistered)
379739 in reply to 379737
Rootbeer:

The R What TF is that there are people who still haven't gotten the message that "Are you sure?" dialogs are at best ignored and at worst a UX obstacle.



Are you sure?

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 11:29 • by Ben Jammin (unregistered)
379740 in reply to 379697
Hexadecima:
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. :(


How observant of you, Capt. Oblivious.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 11:33 • by campkev
Can't believe that in two pages of comments, nobody has mentioned "degration"

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 11:48 • by Nick V (unregistered)
This is actually very bothering and one more reason why I check my bank account activity every day. I have count numerous issues over the years, including a lost pay check. Kid you not...

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 12:44 • by Fozzy (unregistered)
I guess you could say this guy broke the bank.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 13:43 • by Remy Martin (unregistered)
Terrible news again, fellas. Alex has suddenly and unexpectedly died of an acute case of the AIDs. His wife and two small children are understandably concerned about this recent revelation. We will be pursuing the legal ramifications of this discovery, so no new articles until we hear back from legal. I'm also looking for a way to remove the "Alex's Soapbox" link.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 13:44 • by np (unregistered)
The last one with the declined/approved message, I've seen similar one.

The credit card transaction was routed to a 3rd party to complete, after it failed, it returned to the main site with a "DECLINED: Your transaction has been approved, thank you for shopping at"

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 13:55 • by Mark Bowytz (unregistered)
379749 in reply to 379747
Remy Martin:
Terrible news again, fellas. Alex has suddenly and unexpectedly died of an acute case of the AIDs. His wife and two small children are understandably concerned about this recent revelation. We will be pursuing the legal ramifications of this discovery, so no new articles until we hear back from legal. I'm also looking for a way to remove the "Alex's Soapbox" link.


I'll be switching it for "Remy's Unicorns" in a few minutes. You'd better get working on some articles to tag, though, or it's your ass.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 14:54 • by It's a Cock! It's a Fist! It's Zunerman! (unregistered)
379751 in reply to 379747
Remy Martin:
Re: A Minor Error

Alex has died of the AIDs.
Eh, fuck him and his AIDS all the way back to hell.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 15:03 • by Jay (unregistered)
"Really delete payment method?"

So if you click the button that actually does the save -- whichever that is -- then you delete this payment METHOD? Not delete this payment, but the payment method? So no other user can ever make a credit card payment again? How curious to give any user the ability to do that. One would think that that would be an operation reserved for system administrators.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 15:04 • by Jay (unregistered)
RE idle for 42 years.

Maybe his boss or his wife posted that.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 16:18 • by Garth Gaula (unregistered)
TRWTF is Shop Rite. NJ sucks.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 16:48 • by CAPTCHA:quis (unregistered)
379759 in reply to 379714
method1:
A. Nonymous:
P. Almonius:
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

This.

Yes.

Indeed.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 17:34 • by Johnny come lately (unregistered)
379760 in reply to 379759
CAPTCHA:quis:
method1:
A. Nonymous:
P. Almonius:
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

This.

Yes.

Indeed.
Bansk don't have issues. Ever.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 20:52 • by blank (unregistered)
379762 in reply to 379760
Johnny come lately:
CAPTCHA:quis:
method1:
A. Nonymous:
P. Almonius:
A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

This.

Yes.

Indeed.
Bansk don't have issues. Ever.

well.. a drinks machine at the bank where i worked once displayed
     **ERROR**

NO CURRENT
ERROR CODE 94
09:14
if there's "no current", how are you showing me this message?
if "code 94" means "no current error", why tell me? i don't care what the number for error-free status is
if there's "no current error code", what is the 94?
if there's "no current error code 94", why are you telling me, unless you somehow ended up with error code 94? Are you trapped in a paradox of your own making?

they may have fixed it by now. i left a long time ago.
TheRWhatTF may be that i was there at 09:14, but far more likely the clock was wrong.
(i do have a photo and a wooden table, but sadly the printer isn't working)

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-23 21:51 • by x (unregistered)
379763 in reply to 379762
There are thousands of "no current error" codes. This one is #94, custom-tailored to you, based on analysis of your prior usage. As evidenced by your apparent need to relate your harrowing story, it has achieved a very high degree of success. Perfection would result in destruction of the host machine, necessitating re-purchase; see also: PC LOAD LETTER.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-24 04:11 • by L. (unregistered)
379765 in reply to 379735
operagost:
Jerry:
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.


Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.

This is increasingly true everyday, and at the speed of change in IT, anyone above 30 is somewhat old, with most above 45 clearly senile.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-24 10:41 • by ILackedAles (unregistered)
I get what Modano is saying, but if that thing is a "flip flop" I'm not sure I'd actually want it.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-24 10:43 • by frits
379785 in reply to 379765
L.:
operagost:
Jerry:
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.


Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.

This is increasingly true everyday, and at the speed of change in IT, anyone above 30 is somewhat old, with most above 45 clearly senile.

Yes, but with the trend of baby boomers refusing to retire, you will have the same manager for the next 50 years.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-24 13:34 • by aihtdikh
379798 in reply to 379726
Steve The Cynic:
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...

Fun fact: Trillian (the chat client, which is still current - dunno why it's supposed to imply a post is from 2004?) is indeed named after Tricia McMillan.
And if Leo was suggesting that Tricia McMillan was from 2004 (was that when the new Hitchhikers movie came out?) then I nominate that as the Real WTF.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-25 12:19 • by I'm not Dave (unregistered)
For what it's worth, the "APPROVED" error message means that the card was approved, but the system rejected it for AVS/CVV reasons. I'm working on exactly that problem on our own system right now.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-04-25 17:45 • by LOADING (unregistered)
The media player error is probably because encoders tend to work in blocks and don't like odd numbers. So 601 means your media file might be screwed up.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-05-02 19:57 • by Spewin Coffee (unregistered)
"One of these flip-flop thumbnails is far more appealing to me than the others," wrote Modano, "see if you can guess which one."

The black square is pretty appealing. We can only guess what it is hiding.

Re: A Minor Error

2012-05-04 08:32 • by Dave the Snave (unregistered)
380366 in reply to 379697
Well I thought it was funny!

Re: A Minor Error

2012-05-04 08:33 • by Dave the Snave (unregistered)
380367 in reply to 379697
Hexadecima:
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. :(


Well I thought it was funny!

Re: A Minor Error

2014-04-06 21:21 • by Anon (unregistered)
Trillian and 42? Was this submitted by Douglas Adams?

CAPCHA: plaga -- an Italian plague.
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