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

2012-07-15 09:00 • by absx (unregistered)
385083 in reply to 385069
The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 10:51 • by suscipit (unregistered)
385084 in reply to 385083
absx:
The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.

I've indeed seen PDF files where text became garbled like that when copied and pasted. I'd like to think it's a bug, and not some silly anti-copy method (I don't know much about the internals of PDF files).

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 17:33 • by phillipe (unregistered)
I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 17:34 • by phillipe (unregistered)
385089 in reply to 385088
phillipe:
I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....
PEARS goddamit!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 17:37 • by Scott (unregistered)
385090 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".
Nom nom nom nom nom nom.....

As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 17:40 • by Millipede (unregistered)
385091 in reply to 385061
Norman Diamond:
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.)
Also, White people stole my car.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-15 17:42 • by Millipede (unregistered)
385092 in reply to 385091
Millipede:
Norman Diamond:
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.)
Also, White people stole my car.
Actually (true story) I rang a company once with a complaint over an invoice or statement. An automated system asked:
"What is the reason for your call?",
so I replied, "Because you cunts are fucking idiots"
The machine responded: "I think you need 'accounts'; is this correct?"

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 07:36 • by toshir0
385101 in reply to 385032
¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
The one with the pears says something about "Aspo", which is obviously a misspelling for ASBO.
I think you missed the real message, no typo here.

You're welcome.

Akismet, screw your electronic ass.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 08:34 • by Obvious Man (unregistered)
Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 09:37 • by Web Dude (unregistered)
hoe-bundler, aka a roll of carpet. Make sure you use that one AFTER the fuck_you_bundler, otherwise that's just wasteful.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 10:00 • by PiisAWheeL
385105 in reply to 385075
d:
Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
+1


Obvious Man:
Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
You sir, are the first!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 10:05 • by The Iceman (unregistered)
Oracle is trying to go one better on Donald Rumsfeld, who only ever got to "unknown unknowns".

Captcha: paratus, which the Coast Guard is semper.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 11:24 • by Obvious Man (unregistered)
Konami code FTW on the elevator! Surprised no one else noticed that.

Incidentally, when I get in an elevator, I'm trying NOT to end up in the same place I just left.

Always low prices

2012-07-16 12:53 • by Frank (unregistered)
385111 in reply to 385049
That's Walmart's trademark!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 13:56 • by Anon (unregistered)
385117 in reply to 385090
Scott:

As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....


Umm, wouldn't the fact that the elevator doors are closing be enough of an indication that the elevator doors are closing?

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 16:08 • by danny (unregistered)
fuck_you_first_post

Re: Bork Bork Bork!

2012-07-16 17:30 • by I AM FIRST (unregistered)
385120 in reply to 385105
PiisAWheeL:
d:
Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
+1


Obvious Man:
Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
You sir, are the frist!

FTFY

Also, FRIST POST!!!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 18:32 • by Not that guy (unregistered)
I regret having to tell you this. Alyx is dead. She died while escaping from Civil Protection. We hope Gordon can find a suitable partner now.





(IFYOUKNOWWHATIMEAN)

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-16 22:22 • by Dirk (unregistered)
The EveryOtherDailyWTF strikes again!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 01:18 • by da Doctah
385126 in reply to 385048
shadowman:
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.
Hey, I bought one of those at IKEA last year.

It was crap, but it came with a free plate of meatballs.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 05:26 • by uns (unregistered)
last!

Akismet is also last.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 05:27 • by NO U (unregistered)
385128 in reply to 385127

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 08:53 • by Sayer (unregistered)
385132 in reply to 385062
Norman Diamond:
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?


Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 11:25 • by Sayer (unregistered)
385192 in reply to 385089
phillipe:
phillipe:
I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....
PEARS goddamit!


Thank you.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 19:18 • by Norman Diamond (unregistered)
385249 in reply to 385132
Sayer:
Norman Diamond:
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?
Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.
My disk drives get mounted in notebook PCs by screws that are both flat head and Phillips head at the same time.

None of my Zorkmids feature Phillips heads though.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-17 22:42 • by Steven Seagal's ponytail (unregistered)
385259 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?


Oh, sorry. A couple reasons:

1) Using a Java-type IDE for Ruby development just doesn't make much sense... it's like using Eclipse to write JavaScript. I guess it's because almost everything happens at runtime.
2) Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-18 11:40 • by cousteau (unregistered)
I still haven't decided which comment about the elevator was better; the one of DDR (which was also my first thought), the Wonka and Hitchhiker's Guide ones (didn't see those coming), or the Konami one.

I think the Konami one. Laughed out loud.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-19 17:25 • by Spewin Coffee (unregistered)
Now that Oracle has refused to install, you can go install a real database.

Zing!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-20 17:52 • by Sam I am (unregistered)
Wow, I recognize that receipt xml. I think I Know exactly what the problem is.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-07-22 14:32 • by tatsujin (unregistered)
385519 in reply to 385259
Steven Seagal's ponytail:

2) Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.

Actually, to the reporter's defense, he didn't mention anything about windows.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-08-20 19:17 • by Jonathan (unregistered)
Re: the elevator -- You should have interpreted it as a DDR move and then done that step (back, left, left) and seen if anything happened!

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2012-08-31 07:41 • by pplanet (unregistered)
Hey, I've noticed the same thing at Heathrow Terminal 1 not long ago! I suppose they'll start checking up on the cooling once the screens begin to combust.

Re: Dpogf sf odf !qAspo

2013-03-09 01:42 • by Autochron (unregistered)
the supermarket sign sign is supposed to say "Conference päron" , then below, "NEDERLANDER K"-something, can't make out the last part and don't know Swedish. So yeah, it's the PDF thing."
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