Comment On Black Hole Sun

"It's been unseasonably warm lately. Which is strange since the Sun has burned out," writes Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk. [expand full text]
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Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 06:21 • by ubersoldat
I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 06:33 • by LK (unregistered)
Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not rise today.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 06:47 • by d (unregistered)
Looks like Ghost Adventures had a glance at Zalgo...

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:06 • by Singleton or Someting (unregistered)
401856 in reply to 401853
There's an HTML entity in the message bar

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:09 • by faoileag (unregistered)
Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk:
since the Sun has burned out

Obviously the concept of a "New Moon" has not yet reached Trondheim.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:17 • by ColdHeart (unregistered)
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:19 • by faoileag (unregistered)
Mark Bowytz:
Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:20 • by the beholder (unregistered)
Ha, I remember that NaN sale on gog.com . The worst (or better) part of that happening is that I believe a few buyers got that game for free or with a lower price than the sale price. It took them just a few minutes before they corrected it.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 07:30 • by Steve The Cynic
401862 in reply to 401854
LK:
Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not go to space today.

FTFY.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 08:17 • by Noughmad (unregistered)
> It's been unseasonably warm lately
> Picture shows -7 degrees (I presume Celsius)

I'm not sure I'd want to live there

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 08:36 • by Kyles (unregistered)
401864 in reply to 401860
Faoileag, it's from the contest to choose a replacement token for Monopoly. A cat is replacing the iron.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 08:52 • by Rodnas (unregistered)
401867 in reply to 401859
ColdHeart:
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


My company has "there will be bugs" as their unique selling point

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 08:54 • by foo (unregistered)
401868 in reply to 401853
ubersoldat:
I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 08:55 • by foo (unregistered)
401869 in reply to 401859
ColdHeart:
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing...
On the positive side, if all the world population is in this queue, Peter is still in the middle third (barely).

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 09:16 • by warmachine
I wish the Sun would rise, then I realise it has risen and it is black.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 09:20 • by dkf
401873 in reply to 401863
Noughmad:
I'm not sure I'd want to live there
Why? Is Trondheim just too warm for you?

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 09:33 • by cscastle
401874 in reply to 401860
faoileag:
Mark Bowytz:
Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


Hasbro was running a "Save Your Token" campaign for Monopoly, in which they were allowing people to vote on which token they wanted removed from the existing set, and which new token (from a group of 5) to add to the set.

Scottie dog is one of the old set. Guitar was one of the proposed items. So the idea that DJ was voting isn't unreasonable.

(BTW, the guitar didn't make the cut. The iron was voted off and replaced by a cat.)

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 09:48 • by dgvid
At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 10:18 • by ubersoldat
401878 in reply to 401868
foo:
ubersoldat:
I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!


Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 10:23 • by Hmmmm
401879 in reply to 401878
ubersoldat:
Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)

It probably wasn't going to work very well in that font anyway. Look how low the numbers are compared to the letters...

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 10:39 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
401880 in reply to 401879
Hmmmm:
ubersoldat:
Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)

It probably wasn't going to work very well in that font anyway. Look how low the numbers are compared to the letters...
TRWTF is lowercase digits.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 10:47 • by Mr Minitel (unregistered)
401881 in reply to 401878
ubersoldat:
foo:
ubersoldat:
I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!


Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)


There's a second meaning when you put it to the left of an emoticon -- don't take it the wrong way, but this is the symbol for "asshat". I'll model it, since once it's seen it can't be unseen.

<3 :)

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 11:11 • by Tim (unregistered)
I thought I was the only one with that problem in Mint:

http://i.imgur.com/ot9uZcX.png

I have even discussed this with Mint support (showing them the screenshot) and they still don't admit that anything looks out of place.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 12:11 • by cellocgw
401885 in reply to 401867
Rodnas:


My company has "there will be bugs" as their unique selling point


Probably less scary than "There will be blood."

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 13:29 • by PiisAWheeL
TRWTF is removing the Iron from monopoly.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 14:19 • by Anon (unregistered)
401890 in reply to 401888
PiisAWheeL:
TRWTF is removing the Iron from monopoly.


Maybe it is a ploy. They will sell the new sets for a while, then in a few months begin selling "Monopoly Classic".

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 15:50 • by Anon (unregistered)
401894 in reply to 401875
dgvid:
At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?


I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 15:53 • by Anon (unregistered)
401895 in reply to 401874
cscastle:
faoileag:
Mark Bowytz:
Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


Hasbro was running a "Save Your Token" campaign for Monopoly, in which they were allowing people to vote on which token they wanted removed from the existing set, and which new token (from a group of 5) to add to the set.

Scottie dog is one of the old set. Guitar was one of the proposed items. So the idea that DJ was voting isn't unreasonable.

(BTW, the guitar didn't make the cut. The iron was voted off and replaced by a cat.)


Not only that, but at the bottom it says "1. CLASSIC TOKENS (select one to sav...)" suggesting that voting is exactly what's happening here and faoileag needs to pull their head out of their ass.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 16:04 • by jay (unregistered)
I had a son who retired his iron, and believe me it was no laughing matter.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 16:05 • by jay (unregistered)
So there will be an eclipse in Trondheim?

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 16:05 • by jay (unregistered)
I had a sun who burned out once, and believe me it was no laughing matter.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 17:12 • by Dann of Thursday (unregistered)
I had a laughing matter once, and believe me - it was no arrow to the knee.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 17:35 • by Paul Neumann (unregistered)
401911 in reply to 401906
Dann of Thursday:
I had a laughing matter once, and believe me - it was no arrow to the knee.
Folks are still not laughing about it to this very day.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 18:22 • by Matt Westwood
401913 in reply to 401860
faoileag:
Mark Bowytz:
Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


"Go back to start"? OFFS. It's "Go To Jail" you arse-for-brains.

"Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200."

Now write it out on the blackboard 100 times or until The Simpsons starts.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-22 18:55 • by Zecc
401915 in reply to 401894
Anon:
dgvid:
At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?


I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.
Clearly dgvid is not a fan of Kirsten Dunst. Or Stewart.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-23 01:21 • by Bill C. (unregistered)
401921 in reply to 401915
Zecc:
Anon:
dgvid:
At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?
I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.
Clearly dgvid is not a fan of Kirsten Dunst. Or Stewart.
WTF difference does it make? I couldn't remember that woman's name when I was undergoing being kirsed.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-23 04:50 • by Doctor_of_ineptitude (unregistered)
I really don't get the Sky Drive one. I mean, if someone can afford over 16 exabytes of disk space today, surely paying a bit over 11 billion USD per year for 545 millenia won't be a problem. Specially once USD sees a hyper inflation. A bigger problem would be if sky-drive doesn't support auto resume. Imagine losing connection after 544 millenia.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-23 15:15 • by luolimao (unregistered)
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=17179869184%20GB%20at%201%20MB%2Fs

yeah, about 544.4 millenia

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-24 11:25 • by Randy Snicker (unregistered)
401929 in reply to 401854
LK:
Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not rise today.

Well, the sun probably isn't up yet at 8:59.
Just saying.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-24 16:41 • by fasas (unregistered)
401931 in reply to 401860
faoileag:
Mark Bowytz:
Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.
Go to Jail, go directly to jail.....

Recently there was a big hoo haa because monopoly was retiring a piece and creating a new one - and people could vote on which they wanted to lose, and what new one they wanted to see.
Looks like he's voting bye-bye doggie, hello guitar.

Methinks Mark was 100% correct on the 'vote'

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-24 16:47 • by mvaeilrh a (unregistered)
They were crap today (ok, Friday). All of them. I would rather have read a weeks worth of Nagesh.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 05:16 • by Norseman (unregistered)
Someone should take a look at a map. Trondheim is so far north that most of january the sun does not rise until well after 8:59 in the morning.

IIRC only the last two days of january had the sun up before 8:59. on december 22nd the sun rose at 10:02 !!

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 09:37 • by no laughing matter
401966 in reply to 401896
jay:
I had a son who retired his iron, and believe me it was no laughing matter.
Well, I had a son named Kirsten and he never believed me!

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 09:56 • by DJ Maze (unregistered)
Didn't Microsoft mean: The SkyDrive is the limit!

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 11:03 • by esse (unregistered)
401985 in reply to 401859
ColdHeart:
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


"there will be bugs"

Never a truer phrase uttered.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 13:29 • by jay (unregistered)
402010 in reply to 401985
esse:
ColdHeart:
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


"there will be bugs"

Never a truer phrase uttered.


"There Will Be Bugs" -- sounds like the title for a horror movie.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-25 16:16 • by Valued Service (unregistered)
402030 in reply to 401985
esse:
ColdHeart:
I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


"there will be bugs"

Never a truer phrase uttered.


Except for these kinds of software never exit Beta stage.
Playstation Home is still declared Beta and they just announced PS4.

Beta has become an excuse for, we are releasing our game/whatever under the pretense that the microtransactions that make us money take priority over the bug-fixes.

captcha: decet. I agree, the term "Beta" is awfully deceptive these days.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-27 12:13 • by Neil (unregistered)
TRWTF is not using a ♡ symbol.

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-28 05:41 • by Rasmus (unregistered)
I might not be an investment genius, but how do you own a fraction of a share? How does that even make sense?

CAPTCHA: veniam - i am venom?

Re: Black Hole Sun

2013-02-28 18:15 • by Norman Diamond (unregistered)
402346 in reply to 402275
Rasmus:
I might not be an investment genius, but how do you own a fraction of a share?
I've seen a certificate for a fraction where I've forgotten the numerator but the denominator was 200, i.e. some number of two-hundredths of a share. Now that certificates aren't used much any more, it's even easier for databases to store fractional holdings.
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