• MP79 (unregistered)

    The London bus thing is really common, their system goes down for maintenance all the time. It's the windows update restart messages on the graphical display boards that worry me :)

  • DonaldK (unregistered)

    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

  • dkf (cs)

    With this options the comment is more flexible than never.

    (Well, someone had to say it…)

  • Dhamp (unregistered)

    That's clearly the plane's crumple zone.

  • UnableToRelieve (unregistered)

    Uh, I'll have to be on the lookout for UnableToRetrieve#-1... Sounds vicious!

    Captcha: vindico -- seems like Vin Diesel has started a company...

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Did anyone else try clicking the red arrows* to move the misaligned seats back into place?

    • For others familiar: not The Red Arrows, who don't fly A320s!
  • Maciej (unregistered) in reply to DonaldK
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

    True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.

  • pjt33 (cs)

    I don't think literal translations from other languages (at a guess, Spanish) really qualify as TDWTF fodder.

  • Kuba (cs)

    What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to Maciej
    Maciej:
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

    True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.

    Right or wrong, this is how babies have always been served on thedailywaffletf!

  • Dave (unregistered)

    Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!

  • a key in f# minor (unregistered) in reply to DonaldK
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.
    Right or wrong, this is how all modest proposals were done back in the day.
  • EuroGuy (unregistered) in reply to Kuba
    Kuba:
    What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...
    An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point.
  • Rans Heiser (unregistered) in reply to DonaldK
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.
    Yeah... it's piping hot!
  • A guilty bystander (unregistered)
    "Perhaps Thunderbird is trying to tell me that nobody uses the 'delivery confirmation request' feature?" AJH wondered.
    Seems AJH got the hint.
  • Bring Back TopCod3r (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!

    Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.

  • Bring Back TopCod3r (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back TopCod3r
    Bring Back TopCod3r:
    Dave:
    Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!

    Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.

    Actually 54582, the photo is looking back not forwards. thanks streetview.

  • Golden Dragon (unregistered)

    FileHelpers written by Martians. I know it them 'cause they no use good grammar.

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered) in reply to Maciej
    Maciej:
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.
    True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.
    Right or wrong, kids were an important part of a healthy breakfast back then.
  • xaade (unregistered) in reply to no laughing matter
    no laughing matter:
    Maciej:
    DonaldK:
    "Great serving suggestion".... not cool, bru. Not cool.

    True. I had a son that was served as a waffle, and let me assure you, it's no laughing matter.

    Right or wrong, this is how babies have always been served on thedailywaffletf!

    Why does this remind me of Narnia "The Silver Chair". Quick catch them or no man-pies!!!!

  • xaade (unregistered)

    The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

    If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

    And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

    captcha appellatio? Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.

  • Mr Magoo (unregistered) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

    If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

    And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

    captcha appellatio? Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.

    Sir, my son had a squint, and let me tell you, it's no laughing matter!

  • IamI (unregistered)

    Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.

  • Herr Otto Flick (unregistered) in reply to EuroGuy
    EuroGuy:
    Kuba:
    What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...
    An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point.

    We had this website that displayed an interstitial "searching..." page whern you submitted a search. This page, if the server had any unhandled errors, was too small and so triggered IE's wrapped error messages.

    This was not ideal - there was a button on the failed page to get you going again - so I was told to pad it, with HTML comments. So I stuck the monty python spam song in there, with 4k of random capitalisation of spam ("SPaM sPaM" etc).

    This worked well for about 2 years, until the page structure changed, or browsers changed (I wasn't working on it at this time), and suddenly if the page failed, all you saw was "Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?… SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM".

    For a brief period, some people thought we'd been hacked...

  • Herr Otto Flick (unregistered) in reply to Mr Magoo
    Mr Magoo:
    xaade:
    The waffle thing has me wondering. That looks an awful lot like a Google image search fail.

    If you squint your eyes, the waffle maker looks almost like a baby swing with a black seat.

    And I think that's how Google image search works, people squinting harder until the image matches another image. They link the two if they can get a squinter to believe it's similar, and the strength of the link is the inverse of how much the viewer has to squint.

    captcha appellatio? Apples and ... That's a little NSFW.

    Sir, my son had a squint, and let me tell you, it's no laughing matter!

    Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.

  • nimis (unregistered) in reply to Warren
    Warren:
    Did anyone else try clicking the red arrows* to move the misaligned seats back into place?
    • For others familiar: not The Red Arrows, who don't fly A320s!

    But how cool would it be to see them fly an A320 upside down over the airfield?

  • Someone (unregistered) in reply to nimis

    I'm pretty sure the comments at this site have by far the largest proportion of in jokes of any forum I frequent....

    nimis:
    But how cool would it be to see them fly an A320 upside down over the airfield?
    Now I'm wondering if this is aerodynamically possible.

    Hmm, apparently McDonnell-Douglas issued a statement in response to Flight: "The MD-80 cannot sustain inverted flight. The MD-80, as with all commercial airliners, was designed to fly upright. Commercial airliners are only tested and certified for upright flight."

    It seems short-lived upside-down moments are possible, at least under controlled environments, but I'm not sure if flying the length of an airfield, say, would be possible.

  • BillT (unregistered)

    The Waring Pro may be the more expensive options, but the Fisher-Price seats aren't UL approved.

  • jbrains (unregistered)

    To be fair, "...than never" is just a direct word-for-word translation from several languages, which use the same word for "ever" and "never" in that context.

  • Hmmmm (cs) in reply to Herr Otto Flick
    Herr Otto Flick:
    Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.
    s/ly / /g

    This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

    (Now I have two problems)

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Hmmmm
    Hmmmm:
    Herr Otto Flick:
    Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.
    s/ly / /g

    This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

    (Now I have two problems)

    Please show some sensitivity! My son was a grammer nazi once and let me assure you, now it was no laughing lemon party!

  • Jake (unregistered) in reply to Hmmmm

    that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".

  • Riche (unregistered)

    It's an Airbus A320. I've worked on their maintenance documentation, I'm not surprised.

  • xaade (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    Hmmmm:
    Herr Otto Flick:
    Rightly or wrongly, that's just how people squinted in those days.
    s/ly / /g

    This post brought to you by the meme policing directorate.

    (Now I have two problems)

    Please show some sensitivity! My son was a grammer nazi once and let me assure you, now it was no laughing lemon party!

    Lemon party!!!!

    I don't want your lemons.... your house down.... the lemons... life take... back.

    Cheese party!!!

    Do you mind? ...doing the fish-stick.... call me Ann-Marie... flayed alive... and skip rope... wabbaJACK!

  • cheapie (cs)

    I don't see what's so "windy" about misaligned seats.

  • nopony (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that the guys in 8A and 9F were certainly charged an extra "comfort" fee for all that extra leg room they have.

    I remember when being clever plus booking early allowed you to sit in the exit row and get a little bonus room. Now they bend you over if you even think about sitting there. I'm waiting for the day when the seats all adjust fore and aft, and the distance between you and the seat in front is directly based on how much extra you're willing to pay (in relation to what everyone bid, of course).

    Captcha: tation - reversing the polarity of the tation field to open a wormhole would be easier than making flying comfortable.

  • da Doctah (cs)

    Scene from a 1950s comedy: maternity ward waiting room. Men in shirts with opened collars and loosened ties either pretend to read the newspaper or pace nervously back and forth while chain-smoking. The door swings open, and out steps a pretty nurse in a crisp white uniform. "Mister Madison?" she asks.

    The most nervous man in the place anxiously turns to face her. "Yes?"

    "Congratulations, Mister Madison", she smiles. "It's a waffle!"

  • Lone Marauder (unregistered)

    Well, to be fair, that flight in the top pic was on an Airbus. They do have a habit of falling out of the sky...

  • Hannes (unregistered) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    They *do* have a habit of falling out of the sky...

    They do?

  • anonymous234 (cs) in reply to Kuba
    Kuba:
    What the heck is up with those "you're never supposed to see that" strings? If nobody will see it, just make it an empty string and avoid at least some of the embarrassment. I can't but imagine that a typical Windows machine might waste a 4kb page of memory (in aggregate) on such strings. I work daily with microcontrollers that have a 12 bit data address space...
    If you were sitting in front of a button, and every time you pressed that button your computer allocated a 4kB page and filled it with gibberish, and you spent a full day (24 hours, no sleeping) pressing that button continuously like your life depended on it, there would still be no way you'd manage to fill half the RAM of an average computer today.
  • urza9814 (unregistered) in reply to IamI
    IamI:
    Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.

    WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?

  • urza9814 (unregistered) in reply to Jake
    Jake:
    that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".

    ...in what parser? There's a 'g' at the end, that generally makes it global.

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to urza9814
    urza9814:
    IamI:
    Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.

    WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?

    http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et_ignore_rec.htm

  • urza9814 (unregistered) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    urza9814:
    IamI:
    Delivery confirmation request? Is that anything like a read receipt in outlook? I've relatively certain only terrible, terrible people use those. I have my options set up to reject all of those automatically.

    WHERE ARE THESE OPTIONS?!?

    http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et_ignore_rec.htm

    THANK YOU FOR GOOGLING THAT FOR ME!!!

  • tin (cs) in reply to Lone Marauder
    Lone Marauder:
    Well, to be fair, that flight in the top pic was on an Airbus. They *do* have a habit of falling out of the sky...

    Yes, yes. Just like Huawei, Airbus is definitely guilty of one thing... Being a vendor of products not made in USA.

    Faulty products, backdoors for spying, etc... Everyone's out to get the good ol' US of A because, well, who wouldn't want to be "American"?

  • Cheong (unregistered)

    Btw, if the screen shot is taken recently, BNet is busy beta testing their desktop Apps (something like the Steam client). Don't be surprised if they break things once in a while when tweak the system to expose functions. (I'm a beta tester for that program)

  • Jim the Tool (unregistered) in reply to EuroGuy

    "An embarrassing message will at least ensure that users will report the error. The fact that this made TDWTF sort of proves my point."

    But this message is pointless, because it's not interesting. It's better to say something like, "whoops, a horse ate something and so something broke" or another non-sequitur. This way the user will be more likely to remember, and report. And because you make each of these "should never be seen" messages unique, you'll be able to identify which path the user went down.

    CAPTCHA abico. I was hungry this morning, so I had abico.

  • F (unregistered) in reply to urza9814
    urza9814:
    Jake:
    that regexp will result in "Right or wrongly,...".

    ...in what parser? There's a 'g' at the end, that generally makes it global.

    Global is irrelevant. The matched string appears only once.

  • fa2k (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back TopCod3r
    Bring Back TopCod3r:
    Bring Back TopCod3r:
    Dave:
    Strange. The TfL Countdown site claims that there is no stop no 35576. Clearly 'shopped!

    Wasn't just me then. Can see that it is tower hill (Soc Gen in the background gives it away). Think 54382 would be the correct code.

    Actually 54582, the photo is looking back not forwards. thanks streetview.

    Well thanks for your knowledge of London, but how about if the wrong station number was the cause of the problem, and threw the sign into a reboot loop or something. Or maybe the server just doesn't reply to authentication requests with the wrong number

  • Henny Bill (unregistered)

    That baby-waffler does look an awful lot like a seat of some sort from far away.

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