First there's Comcast WTF that was originally posted by "cheesy" ...
Having not received my bill from Comcast (now Time Warner) one month, I called them up. They said they would send me another copy. This is what showed up a week later.
Yup, 6 pages of screenshots of their fancy shmancy billing software
Although Domingos Soares Neto didn't quite get a picture of the buggy traffic light itself, he did snap a picture of the result.
(taken on 2008-01-06 from a building in São Paulo)
And then there's Medical malpractice, originally posted by "msarnoff" ...
Not computer related, but this ad on the cover of a phonebook caught my eye this morning: (sorry, my camera phone sucks)
So now I know who to call if I want a botched operation!
And finally, the classic /bin/true, originally posted by "j_johnso" ...
While playing with the Solaris OS and reading through some of the included programs I came across /bin/true. For those not familiar with a *NIX system, this simply does nothing and returns sucessfully. Realizing that this was a shell script and not a binary executable, I decided to see how it was implemented.
bash-2.05$ cat /bin/true
# Copyright (c) 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 AT&T
# All Rights Reserved
# THIS IS UNPUBLISHED PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODE OF AT&T
# The copyright notice above does not evidence any
# actual or intended publication of such source code.
#ident "@(#)true.sh 1.6 93/01/11 SMI" /* SVr4.0 1.4 */
I am not sure which is worse, that this is copyrighted, or that this is version 1.6. It really makes me wonder what the version history looks like.