Comment On Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

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Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:10 • by MiffTheFox
TRWTF is Safari on Windows.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:24 • by Warren (unregistered)
Did Vincent try the "Why do we need this?" link? Was the answer "Because when you're on a PC we can't use GPS to spy on your location?"

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:31 • by Cbuttius
Madonna Sweet or her publisher/PR has paid Amazon a lot of money to get her book in the top 2 of all search results, regardless of its relevance to the search.

How is Amazon supposed to provide its great service at such low cost if it doesn't get its money from advertisers...

(Ok, really, I can understand with google who make all their revenue that way but Amazon makes their main profit from sales, don't they?)

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:38 • by Cbuttius
18446744073709551614 is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE in hex.

What it really means is that his password expired 2 days ago, stored in 64 bits.

Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?

Not sure how 16-bit works: if you have a palette of 65536 colors your palette would occupy 192K which seems rather expensive. Or does it use 5+5+6 bits for RGB in some order (not sure which one gets six).


Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:45 • by Severity One
389327 in reply to 389326
Cbuttius:
18446744073709551614 is Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?
Usually red, green, blue, alpha channel.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:49 • by SeySayux
389328 in reply to 389326
Cbuttius:
18446744073709551614 is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE in hex.
Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?


32-bit color is usually just 24 bit RGB with 8 bits for the alpha layer.

The Safari one is perfectly fine, Belgian Dutch is so diverse you can't properly understand anyone who lives more than 10 km away from you.

"WTF" probably stands for "Windows Template Forms" or something. Or maybe "Warcraft Text Files"?

- Sey

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:52 • by Philip Newton (unregistered)
389329 in reply to 389326
Cbuttius:
Not sure how 16-bit works: if you have a palette of 65536 colors your palette would occupy 192K which seems rather expensive. Or does it use 5+5+6 bits for RGB in some order (not sure which one gets six).

5+6+5, as far as I know (i.e. green gets the extra bit of colour depth, since eyes are most sensitive to green).

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:52 • by Mijzelf (unregistered)
16777216 bit devided over a 1024x768 screen, gives 21 1/3 bit per pixel, 7 bits per channel.
I wonder what the remaining 1/3 bit does?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 07:58 • by Bill (unregistered)
How is it possible that there are this many comments and yet nobody has said 16777216 bits of color should be enough for anyone? Well I'm certainly not going to do it.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:03 • by Mimi (unregistered)
389333 in reply to 389324
Warren:
Did Vincent try the "Why do we need this?" link? Was the answer "Because when you're on a PC we can't use GPS to spy on your location?"
Is there a new version of GPS that detects the language you speak?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:07 • by Jerry (unregistered)
That thing from easyJet is not an email. Email is text. Some spammer decided to send you what is, most likely, a horribly garbled web page in an email envelope. (Strike One.) You decided to open it. (Strike Two.) In a program that cheerfully does whatever spammers tell it to do, with no regard for the safety of your computer. (Strike Three.)

Protip: Instant spam filter -- if it contains HTML, trash it.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:09 • by Tim (unregistered)
389335 in reply to 389322
MiffTheFox:
TRWTF is Safari on Windows.
What's wrong with the blind leading the blind? Nobody else will bother to help them.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:10 • by Spudley (unregistered)
389336 in reply to 389333
Mimi:
Warren:
Did Vincent try the "Why do we need this?" link? Was the answer "Because when you're on a PC we can't use GPS to spy on your location?"
Is there a new version of GPS that detects the language you speak?


That's a scary thought.

(which probably means it's true, right?)

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:12 • by Enoch (unregistered)
389337 in reply to 389333
Mimi:
Warren:
Did Vincent try the "Why do we need this?" link? Was the answer "Because when you're on a PC we can't use GPS to spy on your location?"
Is there a new version of GPS that detects the language you speak?
They don't need your GPS for that. They're recording all your calls.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:44 • by $$ERR:get_name_fail (unregistered)
Translation of the German email:

Hello _______

For our customer ________ .NET Development [something missing] Applications.

You should have the following skills:

- Programming knowledge C#
- .NET Framework 3.5
- WTF
- Experience with Oracle databases
- Stored Procedures

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:44 • by Singleton or Someting (unregistered)
"Perhaps someone can tell me which option means 'unsubscribe'?

Click "confirm"....?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:46 • by Jack Boot (unregistered)
389342 in reply to 389337
Enoch:
They're recording all your calls.
Hey, I work in their datacenter and it isn't as bad as you paranoids think. We're just looking for:

* Terrorists
* Kiddie porners
* Drug dealers
* Gun runners
* Tax evaders
* Murderers
* Cell phone using drivers
* Burglars
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Fags, trannies, and all other manner of misfits
* Drug abusers
* Romney voters
* Drug users
* Obama voters
* Unlicensed roadside ice cream vendors
* Speeders
* Spammers
* People who don't use their seat belts
* Anonymous posters
* That guy who left his blinker on for three miles

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:51 • by Cbuttius
389343 in reply to 389322
MiffTheFox:
TRWTF is Safari on Windows.


I have it, use it mainly only when I am cheating at Bejeweled Blitz.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:55 • by Chris A (unregistered)
389344 in reply to 389332
Bill:
How is it possible that there are this many comments and yet nobody has said 16777216 bits of color should be enough for anyone? Well I'm certainly not going to do it.

Well I remember the Amiga days of trying to decide if you could justify 320000 bits of colour per the whole screen, but I guess times change.;-)

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 08:56 • by Cbuttius
389345 in reply to 389339
Wordpress Theme Framework...

used for writing blogs? WTF ones?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:16 • by Bill (unregistered)
389346 in reply to 389342
Jack Boot:
We're just looking for...
You forgot Visual Basic programmers.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:21 • by Help (unregistered)
We have a computer with a vicious piece of malware we recognize from past painful events.

Me to user: please do not perturb the computer in any way. Do not run a virus scan. Do not install anything. Do not log in, log out, or reboot. Leave it untouched until we can decide on next steps. Any "checking for intrusions" may destroy evidence.

User reply: I've just run MalwarBytes full scan and Forefront full scan and found no issues.

Obviously I need help making myself clearer. Anyone?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:24 • by Decade (unregistered)
I'm guessing the super-boring explanation for "WTF" is a typo or something for "WPF."

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:27 • by powerlord
389349 in reply to 389348
Decade:
I'm guessing the super-boring explanation for "WTF" is a typo or something for "WPF."


That was my assumption. WPF being an English acronym for a technology name, I can't completely blame the HR people for getting it wrong. Especially since WTF is also an English acronym...

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:31 • by redtetrahedron
I haven't been able to download Safari for a couple of months. It just redirects me to the main Safari page. Maybe it's because I'm not from Belgium?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:33 • by XXXXXX (unregistered)
Frankly I would love to have more coworkers who can read WTF code, understand the WTF code, and be able to fix bugs or add new features.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:35 • by pitchingchris
389352 in reply to 389348
Decade:
I'm guessing the super-boring explanation for "WTF" is a typo or something for "WPF."


Could be WCF as well.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:40 • by SenTree
389353 in reply to 389329
Philip Newton:
Cbuttius:
Not sure how 16-bit works: if you have a palette of 65536 colors your palette would occupy 192K which seems rather expensive. Or does it use 5+5+6 bits for RGB in some order (not sure which one gets six).

5+6+5, as far as I know (i.e. green gets the extra bit of colour depth, since eyes are most sensitive to green).

Yep, I'm currently developing code for just such a display.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:51 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
Location
(_) Belgium (French)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(_) Belgium (Dutch)
(O) [__WTF__]

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:53 • by Anonymous (unregistered)
389355 in reply to 389322
MiffTheFox:
TRWTF is Safari on Windows.


TRWTF is someone wanted to download Safari on Windows.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 09:55 • by golddog (unregistered)
Ruquay gets bonus points for what is apparently a wooden table beneath his/her reader.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 10:15 • by ekolis
Yo dawg, we put a window in your window so you can use a desktop while you use a desktop!

I wonder if WTF stands for some sort of framework... still waiting on a Windows Transaction Foundation!

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 10:21 • by RichP
Vincent gets the Rory for most gratuitous use of the word "Belgium".

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 10:39 • by poizan42
389362 in reply to 389328
SeySayux:
Cbuttius:
18446744073709551614 is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE in hex.
Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?


32-bit color is usually just 24 bit RGB with 8 bits for the alpha layer.


So how the hell can a monitor have an alpha channel? Can you see the electronics behind the pixel if it is not opaque, or something like that?

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 10:54 • by minitech
We have discovered one of the six users of Safari for Windows.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:04 • by Ben Jammin (unregistered)
389365 in reply to 389362
poizan42:
SeySayux:
Cbuttius:
18446744073709551614 is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE in hex.
Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?


32-bit color is usually just 24 bit RGB with 8 bits for the alpha layer.


So how the hell can a monitor have an alpha channel? Can you see the electronics behind the pixel if it is not opaque, or something like that?


All knowing wikipedia says, "Many modern desktop systems (Mac OS X, GNOME, KDE, Windows XP/Vista/7, etc...) offer an option for 24-bit truecolor with 8 bits for an alpha channel, which is referred to as '32-bit color'." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_depth)

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:05 • by Ben Jammin (unregistered)
389367 in reply to 389344
Chris A:
Bill:
How is it possible that there are this many comments and yet nobody has said 16777216 bits of color should be enough for anyone? Well I'm certainly not going to do it.

Well I remember the Amiga days of trying to decide if you could justify 320000 bits of colour per the whole screen, but I guess times change.;-)


From what I hear, women can generally see more shades of red than men. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3929071.stm)

I guess this means, depending on one's gender, 16777216 bits of color may be enough. ;)

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:06 • by foo (unregistered)
389368 in reply to 389342
Jack Boot:
Enoch:
They're recording all your calls.
Hey, I work in their datacenter and it isn't as bad as you paranoids think. We're just looking for:

* Terrorists
* Kiddie porners
* Drug dealers
* Gun runners
* Tax evaders
* Murderers
* Cell phone using drivers
* Burglars
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Fags, trannies, and all other manner of misfits
* Drug abusers
* Romney voters
* Drug users
* Obama voters
* Unlicensed roadside ice cream vendors
* Speeders
* Spammers
* People who don't use their seat belts
* Anonymous posters
* That guy who left his blinker on for three miles
You should really screen for nonvoters. Just in case, you know.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:12 • by Joe (unregistered)
389369 in reply to 389342
Jack Boot:
We're just looking for:

* Tax evaders
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Romney voters


You have some duplicates there.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:20 • by Ozz (unregistered)
389370 in reply to 389335
MiffTheFox:
TRWTF is Windows.

FTFY

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:23 • by Ozz (unregistered)
389371 in reply to 389369
Joe:
Jack Boot:
We're just looking for:

* Tax evaders
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Romney voters


You have some duplicates there.

Not sure. Timothy Geithner fits the first two, but is probably an Obama guy.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 11:41 • by oldami (unregistered)
That Dan (black belt) certificate does make me laugh. But what also makes me laugh is that my Dan certificates are from the World Taekwondo Federation. Yes, that's right, I have a 2nd degree black belt in WTF. I try not to apply it to my work.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:07 • by operagost
389374 in reply to 389334
Jerry:
That thing from easyJet is not an email. Email is text. Some spammer decided to send you what is, most likely, a horribly garbled web page in an email envelope. (Strike One.) You decided to open it. (Strike Two.) In a program that cheerfully does whatever spammers tell it to do, with no regard for the safety of your computer. (Strike Three.)

Protip: Instant spam filter -- if it contains HTML, trash it.

1999 called, it wants its rant back.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:14 • by operagost
389375 in reply to 389369
Joe:
Jack Boot:
We're just looking for:

* Tax evaders
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Romney voters


You have some duplicates there.


* Terrorists
* Kiddie porners
* Drug dealers
* Gun runners
* Tax evaders
* Murderers
* Burglars
* Drug abusers
* Drug users
* Obama voters

You forgot about these dupes, too. Definitely dupes.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:16 • by operagost
389376 in reply to 389371
Ozz:
Joe:
Jack Boot:
We're just looking for:

* Tax evaders
* The "one percent". And the next one percent after them.
* Romney voters


You have some duplicates there.

Not sure. Timothy Geithner fits the first two, but is probably an Obama guy.

Heck, Obama is a 1%-er, and I'm pretty sure I know who he's going to vote for.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:28 • by Ron (unregistered)
389378 in reply to 389376
operagost:
Heck, Obama is a 1%-er, and I'm pretty sure I know who he's going to vote for.
He probably won't have time to vote. He's too busy micromanaging the economy so we can all prosper, but not get rich, because that would be wicked.

Everything will be fine. Any day now.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:33 • by Black Belt (unregistered)
I think the first rule of being "entrusted with the rank of _____________" is that you don't talk about "the rank of _____________".

And you certainly wouldn't give away the secret internal codez to the uninitiated!

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:33 • by PiisAWheeL
389380 in reply to 389362
poizan42:
SeySayux:
Cbuttius:
18446744073709551614 is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE in hex.
Incidentally 24 bit color is 16777216 different possible colors. In 32 bit color one of RGB only gets 10 bits compared to 11 for other other two?


32-bit color is usually just 24 bit RGB with 8 bits for the alpha layer.


So how the hell can a monitor have an alpha channel? Can you see the electronics behind the pixel if it is not opaque, or something like that?
You may just be a troll but I'll bite. When refering to 24 bit color (or any of them) you are not refering to screen space or monitor technology. It is how the computer represents a color internally.
When they say 24bit color and 8 bit alpha, they mean 8 bits (0-255 possible value) for each primary color (primary as far as the computer is concerned) of RGB (Red Green Blue). The alpha value is equivilent to the brightness of the specific color. Each pixel on your 1024x768 monitor can have a seperate (32bit) value for each pixel on the screen.
This is why the memory requirements go up exponentially as your screen resolution goes up. Fortunatelly we are just about to the point where most of the population (myself included) can't tell the difference in resolution past a certain point.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:38 • by Jeff (unregistered)
I'd suggest changing your password now, Shawn.

Unless you want to be nagged by that same dialog every day for the next 18446744073709551614 days.

Then again, maybe it would be worth it if they'll guarantee you live that long. 50 thousand trillion years should be enough for anyone.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, 16777216 Bits of Color, and More Error'd

2012-09-07 12:38 • by chubertdev
389382 in reply to 389359
ekolis:
Yo dawg, we put a window in your window so you can use a desktop while you use a desktop!

I wonder if WTF stands for some sort of framework... still waiting on a Windows Transaction Foundation!


Yeah, that would have been insanely funny if it had read "Microsoft WTF"


"Well, to be honest, I have years of experience with Microsoft WTFs!"
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