Comment On Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

"I spotted this at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 just after the security check," wrote Ergin Salih. "One of the monitors is obviously trying to tell us something that nobody seems to be interested in, it just bounces around the screen." [expand full text]
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Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:06 • by KattMan
wow A DDR elevator, or perhaps the elevator that's afraid of heights from the offices of the Hitchhikers guide (Why not sideways, sideways is different).

Oh and Frist

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:10 • by Chuck Lester (unregistered)
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
???


NO! It has to be FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:11 • by Ben L.
You might save NaN from some of our competitors, but you'll save undefined from us!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:12 • by AB (unregistered)
Please let this be the Lift in the Konami building.

UU DD LR LR B A

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:14 • by Your Name (unregistered)
typeof(NaN) == "number"

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:15 • by Steve The Cynic
"Check Cooling System": I've seen a monitor showing that.

The branch of Auchan (French hypermarket chain) nearest my office has various displays in its video games section, and one of them often shows "Check Cooling System".

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:32 • by kktkkr (unregistered)
Well, a penny saved is NaN pennies earned, right?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:35 • by Ora Kill (unregistered)
Well of course the Oracle installation failed. Beyond the penalty for merely being Oracle, that is. It tried to create three failure reports. They were all named "Unknown". You can't reuse file names in the same folder. So it threw an error.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:35 • by Ancient Programmer (unregistered)
Finally found the buttons for the Wonkavator!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:36 • by D. Tables (unregistered)
385024 in reply to 385021
I never got my order of NaN bread.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:50 • by Steven Seagal's ponytail (unregistered)
the fuck_you_bundler gem doesn't do anything... it's just a module with a version number:

module FuckYouBundler
# Your code goes here...
VERSION = "1.0.0"
end

oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:51 • by Aleph (unregistered)
NaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaN
'CEPTION !

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 11:55 • by PiisAWheeL
385027 in reply to 385015
Chuck Lester:
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
???


NO! It has to be FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
You're right, it should be:
file_not_found
file_not_found
file_not_found

Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 12:08 • by Ken (unregistered)
What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 12:10 • by hans (unregistered)
385029 in reply to 385014
DDR Elevator? I think you missed the reunification.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 12:17 • by kerohazel (unregistered)
Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 12:17 • by Chuck Lester (unregistered)
385031 in reply to 385030
kerohazel:
Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.


I'd swear it was written in NaN

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 12:58 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
The one with the pears says something about "Aspo", which is obviously a misspelling for ASBO.

What I want to know is if the food at Chez XML is as good as their receipts, and do they have poutine?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 13:05 • by Not Manuel (unregistered)
In Swedish, it's "everyday low price", more or less, so I'm going with that.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 13:39 • by Wonkavator expert (unregistered)
Pshh. That elevator is so obviously a base-4 numeral system referring to the floor number. Down = 0, right = 1, up = 2, and left = 3, so the elevator is on floor 15.

captcha: caecus. Pshh. Anyone who disagrees is obviously caecum.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 13:51 • by pjt33
385035 in reply to 385028
Ken:
What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

Actually it seems to have done quite well on the contents of that CDATA. Makes me wonder whether the problem is a config issue in an XPath query to get the part to print.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 13:57 • by Dazed (unregistered)
385036 in reply to 385025
Steven Seagal's ponytail:

oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:18 • by Ralph (unregistered)
385037 in reply to 385036
Dazed:
Steven Seagal's ponytail:

oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?
Windows...

Duh!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:23 • by Code Slave
Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:24 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
385039 in reply to 385028
Ken:
What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.


I working on this for former employ but ain't AJAX. It ain't being ussful in practise too much massage of date.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:27 • by Double-Posting Guy (unregistered)
WTF does the "honkster_bundler" do? I would Google the term, but I'm here at work and afraid of what I might find.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:27 • by Double-Posting Guy (unregistered)
WTF does the "honkster_bundler" do? I would Google the term, but I'm here at work and afraid of what I might find.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:31 • by wonk (unregistered)
Is it me, or is the elevator giving the passengers the finger?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 14:45 • by AGray (unregistered)
385044 in reply to 385017
AB:
Please let this be the Lift in the Konami building.

UU DD LR LR B A


You forgot St[art].

CAPTCHA: Praesent!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:05 • by elemon (unregistered)
Dinosaur Tracks

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:25 • by Long John (unregistered)
That Heathrow cooling system thing has been there for at least 2 monthes. I saw it last time I was there. Customs at the international terminal, correct? Also, the unknown unknown unknown has been posted before.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:31 • by YR (unregistered)
Mortal Kombat elevator!

*FINISH HIM*
Down, left, left
*Cables snap* aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

*FATALITY*

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:34 • by shadowman
385048 in reply to 385038
Code Slave:
Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".


So in other words, it's just your everyday, typical Swedish sign.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:41 • by Manuel (unregistered)
385049 in reply to 385030
The "Dpogf sf odf !qAspo"-part is pure gibberish. The picture was taken in a Coop store in Sweden. The "Alltid lågt pris" in the header means "Always low prices".

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 15:56 • by Obvious Man (unregistered)
Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 16:22 • by PiisAWheeL
385051 in reply to 385027
Obvious Man:
Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?


Ya... me, about 4 hours ago.

PiisAWheeL:
Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 16:28 • by AGray (unregistered)
385053 in reply to 385051
PiisAWheeL:
Obvious Man:
Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?


Ya... me, about 4 hours ago.

PiisAWheeL:
Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.


This is why elevators need embedded SNES/SEGA Genesis emulators.

That and for Zero Wing.

CAPTCHA: transverbero

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 17:32 • by PaulR (unregistered)
385055 in reply to 385016
Maybe the savings was the price of a nan bread.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 17:57 • by Synchronos
385056 in reply to 385038
Code Slave:
Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".


You got that from Google Translate, didn't you. If not, you would have noticed that it is lågt, not lagt, completely different word (ie. low).

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 18:19 • by MarkJ
385058 in reply to 385039
Nagesh:
Ken:
What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.


I working on this for former employ but ain't AJAX. It ain't being ussful in practise too much massage of date.
I'm thinkin' you ain't being under your bridge where you belonging.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 18:51 • by ekolis
The elevator is doing a hadouken! Quick, dodge it!

And "nan" is a type of Indian bread, and bread means money, so yeah...

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 19:14 • by p (unregistered)
385060 in reply to 385038
Code Slave:
Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".


No, it doesn't. That funny ring over one of the characters isn't just a smudge on your monitor – 'a' and 'å' are actually completely distinct letters; substituting one for the other will give you a different word.

While "lagt" does mean "has put", the sign says "lågt", which means "low".

Here, try it with English: In the word "low", 'l' looks somewhat similar to 'j', 'o' might be a less ornate 'a', and 'w' is just 'm' upside down. So spelling it "jam" should work just as well, right?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 20:45 • by Norman Diamond (unregistered)
That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

(They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 20:48 • by Norman Diamond (unregistered)
Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 21:22 • by Spooky timing on that last one (unregistered)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just came on the tv moments before I opened this posting!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-13 22:02 • by Cheong (unregistered)
We all know that lifts in chocolate factories can go horizontially, right?

TRWTF is that the lift indicator can't show forward and backward directions, amiright?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-14 00:38 • by Coyne
Did that message on the monitor have to do with the monitor? Or was it a small problem in the server room?



(the animation is by Nevit Dilmen)

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-14 01:00 • by foxyshadis (unregistered)
385069 in reply to 385030
kerohazel:
Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.


The PDF it was printed from was missing a font, perhaps a symbol font of some sort - supposed to be some pretty graphics, maybe? - or it's a blind conversion from UTF-8 or some wretchedly encoded Type 1 font (basically all of them). Either no one checked the printout or everyone just shrugged and put it up anyway.

Use PDF/X, people, it's there for a reason!

(I wonder if it would make sense if you translated it from EBCDIC...)

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-14 01:00 • by codeman38
It's the classic "character encoding off by one" bug, rearing its ugly head yet again on Error'd!

>>> coded = u'Dpogfsfodf!qÁspo'

>>> print u''.join([unichr(ord(x)-1) for x in coded])
Conference pÀron

Which, looking at a Swedish dictionary online... that latter word is probably supposed to be "päron". And yes, there is a variety of pear known as the Conference pear.

(To be fair, I have no idea how "ä" + 1 ended up as "Á", but given that the font was sent to the printer with the entire character encoding off by one, I wouldn't be surprised if the high-ASCII part got even more garbled somehow.)

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-14 14:19 • by d (unregistered)
Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
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