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"Let's see... 580 GB free, 309MB used by Unbox, and -580 GB used by other files. Sounds about...right!?" writes Geoff. [expand full text]
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Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 06:07 • by CodeBeater (unregistered)
The hd space was measured and tax correct following the 1938 standards

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 06:07 • by Kris (unregistered)
i missed trwtf?

p.s. frist

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 06:56 • by Slasher (unregistered)
It is a good thing you didn't agree to that license, because if you did. on the next page there's a test to see if you really did read it as carefully as instructed. One of the questions: how many backslashes preceded the margin-top instruction?

(The answer choices are, of course, Yes and No.)

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 06:58 • by Herwig (unregistered)
...well, since we've got the "Freedom Party" we Austrians find ourselves more and more often in confrontation with "deliveries" from 1938... (That's TRWTF...)

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:00 • by Sixteen Bit (unregistered)
Most likely 01/18/1938 is 32767 days ago...

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:04 • by Puh-leease! (unregistered)
What kind of creature has three metal toes but is still light enough to fly using eagle wings?

I'm guessing some artist went to Colorado and got something a little stronger than the newly-legalized pot.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:08 • by musth mutt (unregistered)
In an age where Natural Language Processing is offered as a free massive online course, TRWTF is how ungrammatical these thesaurus engines still are. Are they still using the scripts from the 80s?

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:09 • by Thomas (unregistered)
The ‘Chose your own spam’ is pretty amazing (okay, linguist, easy to amaze).
Got one of those, too.
It's customer service, I guess: no need to think about how they got to those wonderful messages.
Here's looking forward to the badly translated versions ...

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:15 • by Srsly (unregistered)
394584 in reply to 394581
Puh-leease!:
Colorado ... newly-legalized pot.
WTF where those voters thinking? Now everybody is going to travel to Colorado for a little Rocky Mountain High. Hotels will be so full they'll have to build more. The Denver airport will need another expansion. Farmlands will be taken over by the new high dollar crop.

Basically the entire state will be awash with cash. Even tax revenues will soar. The do-gooders will finally have enough of other people's money to hand out to all the needy they can find, except who's going to be needy when there are four jobs per person? There will be an influx of labor from neighboring states, driving up real estate prices and further stimulating the economy. Basically this will be the biggest thing since the Gold Rush.

So why am I bitching out the Colorado voters?

Because now all the rest of us have to scramble to catch up. And our economies were hurting already. Not cool, Colorado!

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:20 • by faoileag (unregistered)
394585 in reply to 394580
Sixteen Bit:
Most likely 01/18/1938 is 32767 days ago...

Most likely Sixteen Bit can't math... 32767 days is round about 90 years.

01/18/1938 is the end of the Unix Epoch minus 100 years, so probably somebody fed max int minus 1 into a date object, then made the year a two-digit date and prepended "19" as a string.

Nice one though, first time I've seen it.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:29 • by faoileag (unregistered)
394586 in reply to 394579
And the Freedom Party split with the new faction calling itself "BZÖ" (Alliance Future Austria)... so to them the future seems to lie in the past?

Talk about the circular nature of time...

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:31 • by faoileag (unregistered)
394587 in reply to 394579
Herwig:
...well, since we've got the "Freedom Party" we Austrians find ourselves more and more often in confrontation with "deliveries" from 1938...

And the Freedom Party split with the new faction calling itself "BZÖ" (Alliance Future Austria)... so to them the future seems to lie in the past?

Talk about the circular nature of time...

(sorry about the double post, forgot to quote the first time)

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:37 • by Warren (unregistered)
I bet if you click the link, Internet Explorer can tell you what the risk is of installing that plugin, despite not knowing what it is.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:49 • by herring hurler (unregistered)
394589 in reply to 394576
Kris:
i missed trwtf?

p.s. frist


you ARE todays trwtf with your lame, unamusing frist fail

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 07:53 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
Once there was a spammer who had a problem deciding what his spam should say.

So he used a regex and then he had to decide what two spams should say.

A-ssault-ed peanut!

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 09:30 • by chris (unregistered)
394595 in reply to 394575
IE knows it doesn't know this, but doesn't know what it doesn't know,


- I need to know everything. How else can I judge whether or not I need to know it?

- So you need to know things, even when you don't need to know them. You need to know them not because you need to know them, but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don't need to know you still need to know so that you know that there was no need to know.

- .... Yes!

Re: NCSoft

2012-11-09 10:01 • by furiant (unregistered)
Love how if you select 'I do not accept', the 'Next' button remains greyed out... as if that constitutes an option.

The whole terms of use agreement problem has just become a giant white elephant.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 10:29 • by L.P.O. (unregistered)
394601 in reply to 394587
faoileag:
Herwig:
...well, since we've got the "Freedom Party" we Austrians find ourselves more and more often in confrontation with "deliveries" from 1938...

And the Freedom Party split with the new faction calling itself "BZÖ" (Alliance Future Austria)... so to them the future seems to lie in the past?

Talk about the circular nature of time...


How about People's Front of Judea and Judean People's Front?

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 10:34 • by Blagh (unregistered)
Excellent Outstanding Outstanding Excellence is the name of my new indie rock band.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 10:40 • by Dan (unregistered)
394603 in reply to 394585
Why would anyone be prepending 19 instead of 20 to a 2 digit year? That's been wrong for over 12 years now.

captcha: secundum - failure to be frist

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 10:40 • by DCRoss
394604 in reply to 394595
chris:
So you need to know things, even when you don't need to know them. You need to know them not because you need to know them, but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don't need to know you still need to know so that you know that there was no need to know.


The fact that you needed to know was not known at the time that the now known need to know was known, and therefore those that needed to advise and inform Internet Explorer perhaps felt that the information that it needed as to whether to inform the highest authority of the known information was not yet known, and therefore there was no authority for the authority to be informed because the need to know was not, at that time, known or needed.

Or, to steal one of my person favourite lines:

"Bernard, Ministers should never know more than they need to know. Then they can't tell anyone. Like secret agents; they could be captured and tortured."

"You mean by terrorists?"

"By the BBC, Bernard."

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 11:13 • by chris (unregistered)
394605 in reply to 394588
Warren:
I bet if you click the link, Internet Explorer can tell you what the risk is of installing that plugin, despite not knowing what it is.

Some months ago, the MSN website told me that the Reasons I Should Upgrade to Internet Explorer 9 were: "false", so clearly they can provide useful information without having to know a lot of background detail.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 11:26 • by Uhhmerican (unregistered)
394606 in reply to 394581
[quote user="Puh-leease!"]What kind of creature has three metal toes but is still light enough to fly using eagle wings?[quote]

F-15

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 11:37 • by CrushU (unregistered)
394607 in reply to 394604
DCRoss:
chris:
So you need to know things, even when you don't need to know them. You need to know them not because you need to know them, but because you need to know whether or not you need to know. And if you don't need to know you still need to know so that you know that there was no need to know.


The fact that you needed to know was not known at the time that the now known need to know was known, and therefore those that needed to advise and inform Internet Explorer perhaps felt that the information that it needed as to whether to inform the highest authority of the known information was not yet known, and therefore there was no authority for the authority to be informed because the need to know was not, at that time, known or needed.

Or, to steal one of my person favourite lines:

"Bernard, Ministers should never know more than they need to know. Then they can't tell anyone. Like secret agents; they could be captured and tortured."

"You mean by terrorists?"

"By the BBC, Bernard."



Speaking of stealing lines:
"I'm not authorized for that kind of information."

"But you are the head of security."

"Then what kind of head of security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either."

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 12:05 • by the beholder (unregistered)
TFA:
Unbox can't math
Sorry, when did "math" become a verb again?
I'll jump on the stealing lines bandwagon as well.

"Verbing weirds the language"

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 12:17 • by Anonymous Bob (unregistered)
394610 in reply to 394603
The Perl "localtime" function returns the number of years since 1900. I remember after Y2K a bunch of web sites incorrectly listed "2000" as "19100" since the coder did a string concatenation of "19" to localtime's year instead of an integer addition.

Dan:
Why would anyone be prepending 19 instead of 20 to a 2 digit year? That's been wrong for over 12 years now.

captcha: secundum - failure to be frist

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 12:21 • by chubertdev
394611 in reply to 394609
the beholder:
TFA:
Unbox can't math
Sorry, when did "math" become a verb again?
I'll jump on the stealing lines bandwagon as well.

"Verbing weirds the language"


You will be uncled into submission by people that verb nouns.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 14:43 • by Stan Rogers
394619 in reply to 394582
musth mutt:
In an age where Natural Language Processing is offered as a free massive online course, TRWTF is how ungrammatical these thesaurus engines still are. Are they still using the scripts from the 80s?


Believe it or not, that's deliberate. It allows the users most likely to be taken in by the spam/phishing attempt to self-select, and vastly reduces the number of potentially troublesome clueful people who need to be dealt with. There is even a segment of the population that is more likely to believe they are being manipulated if the language is correct (and therefore "elite"). Weird but true.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 15:07 • by Canuck (unregistered)
394621 in reply to 394579
Hope your enjoying our political 'export'!

Couple of years ago I was in a bicycle race near his home. Way off in the distance from the road was a gigantic mansion . . . the servants quarters! And the guardhouse at the gate was larger then my residence.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 15:39 • by Freddy Bob (unregistered)
Not only is the Unbox gift of space quite generous, it is accurate down to the hundredth of a byte.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 15:57 • by Petrea Mitchell (unregistered)
Clearly Chaz accidentally selected the shipping method that involves routing it to NYC where it can be touched by a Weeping Angel.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 17:15 • by foo (unregistered)
394626 in reply to 394586
faoileag:
And the Freedom Party split with the new faction calling itself "BZÖ" (Alliance Future Austria)... so to them the future seems to lie in the past?

Talk about the circular nature of time...
More likely wrap-around due to their very limited range.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 17:34 • by Silverhill
394627 in reply to 394581
It's not that Chaz has been waiting 73 years for the delivery; it was done 73 years ago, and UPS has been waiting that long for him to sign for it!


Puh-leease!:
What kind of creature has three metal toes but is still light enough to fly using eagle wings?
The toes, legs, etc. are clearly an alloy of thaumium. Thaumium is a uniquely radioactive material whose emissions are thaumatons, the fundamental particles of magic.

(The thaumaton is related to the thaum, the basic unit of magic on Discworld.)

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 18:02 • by Coyne
This feels like another weird mood day, so...

#1: I like the fraction part of the "Other files" bytes. The only thing missing is a $ in front.

#2: Nothing unusual about this: MicroSloth software never knows what it doesn't know.

#3: I don't see the problem. The answer to this question is easy: Yes, I have a work status.

#4: Too bad we can't use the nuclear option in return...

#5: We support "U. S. English"; not "South African English" or "British English", "Boston English", "Southern" nor any of those other foreign slangs (and that includes just plain "English".)

#6: Well, Charles, you didn't want that obsolete old version anyway. Those 1938 bags weighed a ton and didn't even have wheels!

#7: Yeesh! This license agreement is really hard to read. The only thing worse is real legalese!

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-09 20:53 • by Bad guy (unregistered)
; As it turns out, Chaz has been waiting 73 years for a package that he ordered earlier this year.

Don't worry, I just had one purchase order with expected delivery date of '0001/01/01'.

It's cool to be able to order something 1000+ years before your birth, right? :P

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-10 02:44 • by wat (unregistered)
There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say there are things that, we now know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-10 12:01 • by Charleh (unregistered)
If that's the set of words that spammers are using to create sentences no wonder the grammar is so god-awful. Look at it... 99% of combinations make no sense at all...!

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-11 14:34 • by DarrenC (unregistered)
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Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-11 15:56 • by Micah (unregistered)
394644 in reply to 394603
Dan:
Why would anyone be prepending 19 instead of 20 to a 2 digit year? That's been wrong for over 12 years now.

captcha: secundum - failure to be frist
Because sometimes you still need to use 19 - or maybe I was born in the future. Maybe I'll rename myself John Titor.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-11 16:02 • by Huzzah (unregistered)
394645 in reply to 394619
Stan Rogers:
musth mutt:
In an age where Natural Language Processing is offered as a free massive online course, TRWTF is how ungrammatical these thesaurus engines still are. Are they still using the scripts from the 80s?


Believe it or not, that's deliberate. It allows the users most likely to be taken in by the spam/phishing attempt to self-select, and vastly reduces the number of potentially troublesome clueful people who need to be dealt with. There is even a segment of the population that is more likely to believe they are being manipulated if the language is correct (and therefore "elite"). Weird but true.
And that sort of "broken" script is probably quite deliberate too...
you probably get Muppets contact them just to inform them that they are crappy little script kiddies...BAM.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-11 16:06 • by Huzzah (unregistered)
394646 in reply to 394629
Coyne:
This feels like another weird mood day, so...

#1: I like the fraction part of the "Other files" bytes. The only thing missing is a $ in front.

#2: Nothing unusual about this: MicroSloth software never knows what it doesn't know.

#3: I don't see the problem. The answer to this question is easy: Yes, I have a work status.

#4: Too bad we can't use the nuclear option in return...

#5: We support "U. S. English"; not "South African English" or "British English", "Boston English", "Southern" nor any of those other foreign slangs (and that includes just plain "English".)

#6: Well, Charles, you didn't want that obsolete old version anyway. Those 1938 bags weighed a ton and didn't even have wheels!

#7: Yeesh! This license agreement is really hard to read. The only thing worse is real legalese!
Read teh caption to #5 again - the user is being told to set it to U.S. English, but the app only allows English and Dutch. We understand that yankees speak a wierd language once vaguely related to English, and that US English is distinct from Australian English, South African English (not convinced on the Cananananananadanian)or even the Queen's own English, however if you insist on requiring users use this odd dialect, you should make sure you can support it!!!!

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 01:12 • by F***-it Fred (unregistered)
394650 in reply to 394585
faoileag:
Sixteen Bit:
Most likely 01/18/1938 is 32767 days ago...

Most likely Sixteen Bit can't math... 32767 days is round about 90 years.

01/18/1938 is the end of the Unix Epoch minus 100 years, so probably somebody fed max int minus 1 into a date object, then added it to 1970/01/01.

Nice one though, first time I've seen it.
FTFY.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 03:40 • by Anonim (unregistered)
394651 in reply to 394585
Instead of arguing about the math perhaps we should be amazed that eBags can deliver back in time, now that is some real secret research they have been doing. :-? What if the present I got for my 18'th birthday was from my future self.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 04:22 • by lmm (unregistered)
394653 in reply to 394650
F***-it Fred:
faoileag:

01/18/1938 is the end of the Unix Epoch minus 100 years, so probably somebody fed max int minus 1 into a date object, then added it to 1970/01/01.

Nice one though, first time I've seen it.
FTFY.


Huh? That would have come out as 01/18/2038.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 04:41 • by piR (unregistered)
TRWTF is wanting to write "In case your into well being.".
Spammer can't grammar.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 15:49 • by Jazz (unregistered)
394703 in reply to 394585
faoileag:
Sixteen Bit:
Most likely 01/18/1938 is 32767 days ago...

Most likely Sixteen Bit can't math...


Most likely faoileag can't apply rules of English grammar.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-12 23:50 • by Dirk (unregistered)
Web driven eulas don't sit well with me. Bait and switch anyone?

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-13 05:15 • by Oli (unregistered)
394717 in reply to 394712
Actually I think this is great, because it allows you to do your own switch!

In this case, I'd be quite happy to agree that the NCSoft trademarks belong to them, and if it ever came up in court, they couldn't stand up and say they were 100% certain that you agreed to the EULA before installing.

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-13 12:16 • by stationary
394759 in reply to 394581
The physics of the winged creatures are very far down the list of issues with Aion. Here's a podcast review of the game (note: pictures on the page might be NSFW for a particularly prudish office. I don't remember anything specifically NSFW in the podcast, but it's entirely possible that there's language):

http://andbetter.org/?p=301

Re: Unbox Can't Math

2012-11-13 13:14 • by jay (unregistered)
I think I'll be contacting eBags and ordering a package with a bomb in it, to be shipped using the same shipping method they used for this order, and addressed to: Office of the Fuhrer, Reich Chancellory, Berlin, Germany.
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