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Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 07:47 • by John (unregistered)
I like the bit in the menu bar towards the end where it starts going, "Help", "Help", "Help".

"Help, help, I'm trapped in a menu bar generator"

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 07:50 • by Dogsworth
$UserName? $Password?

Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 07:56 • by n/a (unregistered)
411399 in reply to 411398
Dogsworth:
$UserName? $Password?

Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


I almost expect them to reset every account's password with the string '$Password'. That would've been brillant.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:09 • by barbaz (unregistered)
VS2010 presented me with this

Looks to me like the lyrics of the latest Daft Punk song

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:12 • by noun (unregistered)
411402 in reply to 411399
n/a:
Dogsworth:
$UserName? $Password?

Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


I almost expect them to reset every account's password with the string '$Password'. That would've been brillant.


And their usernames, too.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:26 • by QJo (unregistered)
The real WTF is expecting Womad to be in Berkshire in the first place ...

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:33 • by Brekshier (unregistered)
411405 in reply to 411404
Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:49 • by Techpaul (unregistered)
411408 in reply to 411405
Well actually it is worse than that it was for something in Reading, and the majority of the sales were for Reading items and by a ticket sales associated partly with Reading Council.

They ought to know if they are in Berkshire .....

Mind you this was a few months ago ...

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:52 • by dookdook
When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 08:57 • by piR (unregistered)
411410 in reply to 411398
Dogsworth:
$UserName? $Password?

Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


What if his credentials are actually $username/$password?

captcha: suscipit
I suscipit a bug in this software

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:06 • by Anonymous (unregistered)
Did you mean: frist?

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:24 • by chooks
411413 in reply to 411409
dookdook:
When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


0/10. Must be Friday -- the trolls aren't really trying.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:24 • by JP (unregistered)
411414 in reply to 411398
Dogsworth:
$UserName? $Password?

Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


Of course TRWTF is a system designed to send a password in an email in the first place, even if they did fail at it.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:28 • by David Nuttall (unregistered)
4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:36 • by tin
411416 in reply to 411409
dookdook:
When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:49 • by QJo (unregistered)
411417 in reply to 411405
Brekshier:
Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 09:55 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
File File Edit Edit View View Berk Berk Berk

I love you too, Akismet.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:09 • by H4x0r (unregistered)
Dude...RCB is teh 1337

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:11 • by dookdook
411421 in reply to 411416
tin:
Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


Typical Linux apologist, blame the user for any and all problems.

I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.

And god help me if I try to ask it to play videos or games (the same ones Windows XP handles just fine on the same machine). 480p videos and FCEUX are the best I can hope for.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:15 • by taixzo
I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:21 • by cellocgw
In Berkshire, Berksheier, Berkshir, Berkshiir, and Berksshire, Burricanes 'ardly Bever Bappen!

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:24 • by cellocgw
411424 in reply to 411421
dookdook:
tin:
Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


Typical Linux apologist, blame the user for any and all problems.

I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.

And god help me if I try to ask it to play videos or games (the same ones Windows XP handles just fine on the same machine). 480p videos and FCEUX are the best I can hope for.


UR Doin it Rong. Or maybe you don't understand boot vs. starting a VM. I've got Ubuntu booting native on a 14-yr-old Mac laptop--that's pre-Intel-- and it does just fine (not *streaming* video, but local video).

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:29 • by dookdook
411425 in reply to 411424
cellocgw:
Or maybe you don't understand boot vs. starting a VM.


Won't dignify that with a response lol. ('cept this one)

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:32 • by Tyler Style (unregistered)
RobotShop's suggestion of crab is perfectly reasonable, actually...

Box:
'Fish, and plankton. And sea greens, and protein from the sea.'


Scene from Logan's Run, if you haven't seen it.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 10:57 • by operagost
411427 in reply to 411413
chooks:
dookdook:
When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


0/10. Must be Friday -- the trolls aren't really trying.

Butthurt Linux user?

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:00 • by C-Derb (unregistered)
The last one, about the suggested alternate search on RobotShop.com, is actually just RobotShop blindly displaying the search suggestions generated by whatever search software they are using. I can see why RCB might get interpreted as misspelling crab.

TRWTF is using Chrome's incognito mode on RobotShop.com. What were you really looking for, Iago Rubio? Huh?

Perv.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:00 • by operagost
Well, there's Window File Edit and Window, that's not got much Window in it.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:08 • by Chelloveck (unregistered)

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:26 • by DCRoss
411433 in reply to 411409
dookdook:
When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


Ah, another satisfied Radeon owner.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:32 • by erat (unregistered)
Apache Support: Good day, sir. We want your liver......

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 11:41 • by Techpaul (unregistered)
411435 in reply to 411417
QJo:
Brekshier:
Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

Used to be, for a few years it is Malmesbury/Cirencester way.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 12:03 • by El Ka-Ben (unregistered)
People have been making fun of the new Atom-powered laptops, but the battery life delivers!

I can surf the web for weeks!

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 12:20 • by Nutster
411437 in reply to 411421
Try using the XFCE desktop instead. It is much lighter on the resources than the default Unity desktop. It should allow you to do most of what you want, while losing just a few bells and whistles.
sudo apt-get install xfce4

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 13:10 • by TheCPUWizard
411438 in reply to 411415
David Nuttall:
4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.


Actually a defective battery (or charging system) that is not properly reporting the DRAIN on the battery is the most likely - NOT a software error.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 13:41 • by fran (unregistered)
411440 in reply to 411421
dookdook:


I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.



Shorter: "My POS notebook runs like a POS with new software!"

Unity requires a machine that is not garbage. It is not appropriate for a "Fancy graphing calculator". I run XUbuntu on P4 era hardware every day, no problem.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 14:01 • by Mikerad (unregistered)
Clearly that Visual Studio needed more Buffalo...

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 14:09 • by da Doctah
411442 in reply to 411422
taixzo:
I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!
Don't Drink Soap! Keep Out Of Eye! Dilute! Dilute! OK!

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 14:42 • by Some Damn Yank
411443 in reply to 411436
El Ka-Ben:
People have been making fun of the new Atom-powered laptops, but the battery life delivers!

I can surf the web for weeks!
Yeah, but by the time the battery runs out, you're sterile.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 14:46 • by Slapout (unregistered)
The Apache Special Forces Team (Codename: "Tomcat") has been dispatched to collect your internal organs. They are coming from Berkshire so it will take 4548 hours for them to reach you.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 14:50 • by MarC (unregistered)
411446 in reply to 411417
The real wtf is this years saturday headline act at Reading Festival

http://www.readingfestival.com/

QJo:
Brekshier:
Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 15:25 • by Dann of Thursday (unregistered)
411448 in reply to 411415
David Nuttall:
4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.


Wow, it's almost like that was the joke in the first place! Thank you for deciphering and analyzing that utterly incomprehensible screenshot for us, Sherlock, I really have no idea what we'd all do without your valuable insights.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 17:12 • by neminem (unregistered)
Well, I'll say one thing: whoever implemented that list is certainly a berk himself.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-28 18:26 • by balazs

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-29 03:45 • by Matt Westwood
411457 in reply to 411446
MarC:
The real wtf is this years saturday headline act at Reading Festival

http://www.readingfestival.com/

QJo:
Brekshier:
Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.


Last time I went was 1995. Green Day were high up on Friday's bill then too. Headliner that day was Neil Young.

I tend not to go down that end of town that weekend nowadays, but power to its elbow. Let it rock.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-29 03:46 • by Matt Westwood
411458 in reply to 411450
neminem:
Well, I'll say one thing: whoever implemented that list is certainly a berk himself.


"Berk! Feed me!"

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-29 11:26 • by lucidfox
TRWTF is Visual Studio.

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-29 16:16 • by Leak
Ermahgerd! Berks!

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-06-30 08:48 • by alden (unregistered)
The visual studio one is not the menu. This is the president's sick daughter trying to communicate with us from where they keep her.
We must rescue her!damned aliens...

Re: My Battery Goes Up to 11

2013-07-01 01:28 • by jcr (unregistered)
411474 in reply to 411422
taixzo:
I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!


Haha, cannot unhear now.

Berks

2013-07-01 02:54 • by 3 Day Eventer (unregistered)
I've worked at WOMAD in England and can confirm there are a lot of berks there - proportionately far more than at other festivals.
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