A Minor Error

  • Shutterbug 2012-04-21 05:18
    I can't resist the frist

    captcha - jugis: what was missing from the flip-flops thumbnail
  • moz 2012-04-21 05:19
    I suppose black wasn't really Modano's colour.
  • oheso 2012-04-21 05:24
    Not seeing the problem here. -$21,693,754.81 is less than $25.
  • c 2012-04-21 05:30
    I'd flip flop all over that thmbnail.
  • carl 2012-04-21 06:20
    I'm sure Johnny's old school hacker friend was using the I'dle Mak'er plugin that comes with Pidgin
  • gizmore 2012-04-21 06:48
    An error occurred while posting your comment: COMMENT POSTED
  • David 2012-04-21 06:53
    Here in Europee it seems anything less than a few billion seems to be minor for the banks.
  • Dani 2012-04-21 07:50
    I don't see a wtf in a hacked software
  • null 2012-04-21 07:56
    Sorry! Your comment was declined.

    The error message was: FILE_NOT_FOUND

    Please re-enter your comment below and click "WTF?!"
  • SalamiMan 2012-04-21 08:53
    I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.
  • Zunesis guy 2012-04-21 09:01
    My salami costs $0.00 per inch and I have ten dollars worth!
  • Paul 2012-04-21 09:07
    Modano, there's a price range on those flip-flops. Doubtless she comes free with the $58.00 package.
  • Jeff 2012-04-21 09:13
    Mike, unfortunately I think a hacker guessed your ATM teller machine PIN identification number. TRWTF is an ATM that let him withdraw over 21 million dollars.

    and 81 cents.
  • Jerry 2012-04-21 09:19
    Clearly Karsten is an old person who doesn't understand modern computing paradigms. You're not supposed to read the words. (Cancel... or cancel) You're only supposed to look at the pretty cartoons.

    OK, the olive drab cartoons.

    Anyway, the floppy disk icon obviously means "save" while the "X" means I changed my mind.

    So, just hit "save" to "delete".

    Yeah, maybe that's still a WTF.

  • Leo 2012-04-21 09:26
    Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.
  • Myself 2012-04-21 10:21
    Zunesis guy:
    My salami costs $0.00 per inch and I have ten dollars worth!


    Oh, I'm sorry about that. Have you talked to a doctor yet?
  • da Doctah 2012-04-21 11:03
    When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.
  • lolwtf 2012-04-21 11:19
    "One of these flip-flop thumbnails is far more appealing to me than the others," wrote Modano, "see if you can guess which one."


    Couldn't be the one with the big red box drawn around it. That's an unrelated graphical glitch, right?
  • x 2012-04-21 12:04
    da Doctah:
    When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.

    Took the words out of my mouth. Now I feel old.

    Captcha: iusto -- iusto be a lot younger.
  • Matt 2012-04-21 13:00
    Error message approved!
  • BushIdo 2012-04-21 13:47
    Amateurs! If we do it by these tiny chunks, we'll never get rid of the national deficit in time.
  • BushIdo 2012-04-21 13:56
    SalamiMan:
    I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


    It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.
  • P. Almonius 2012-04-21 14:20
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.
  • Jon 2012-04-21 16:08
    Leo:
    Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.


    I'm pretty sure that submission is from this year. That buddy has been idle since the Unix epoch!
  • Hexadecima 2012-04-21 17:32
    BushIdo:
    SalamiMan:
    I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


    It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.


    Actually, it's 6 oz. It says at the top.

    Sorry, guys. :(
  • Kasper 2012-04-21 17:37
    Joey should consider himself lucky the error message was approved. Imagine the trouble he would have had if the error message had not been approved.
  • Kaso 2012-04-21 21:32
    I've had the Cancel | Cancel thing on a Linux app. It was something like "Are you sure you want to cancel this operation, you'll loose xyz?" [Cancel] [Cancel].
  • Overthinker 2012-04-21 23:34
    The first cancel means "I'm sure I want to cancel my account?" while the second cancel means "I want to cancel canceling my account (i.e. keep it)?"

    Captcha: aliquam - aliquam-ed into my pockets was fwee.
  • Overthinker 2012-04-21 23:56
    Oops, omit the question marks. :P

    Captcha: laoreet - the cowboy and his laoreet
  • R-T 2012-04-22 01:56
    That guy is just flaunting his server up-time.
  • Ped Ant 2012-04-22 02:18
    Kaso:
    I've had the Cancel | Cancel thing on a Linux app. It was something like "Are you sure you want to cancel this operation, you'll loose xyz?" [Cancel] [Cancel].


    Well for God's sake don't loose it on the populace at large!!
  • Watson 2012-04-22 03:58
    So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-04-22 04:16
    oheso:
    Not seeing the problem here. -$21,693,754.81 is less than $25.


    Dearie, dearie me, you really have to do something about your spendaholic inclinations. I hope you have a plan in place to sort out that balance, which is considerably more overdrawn than was originally agreed.

    I have sent the bailiffs round, who are going to do an assessment of your assets and remove any goods they see fit in order to make a start on making amends for your irresponsibility. Your home is in the process of being repossessed. Note that because of the extreme nature of your overdraft, you will not be eligible for any governmental assistance.
  • A. Nonymous 2012-04-22 06:47
    P. Almonius:
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

    This.
  • Arthur Dent 2012-04-22 07:11
    Trillian? 42? Then the Ultimate Question must be: How many years since UNIX epoch...?

    But since it is impossible for The Answer and The Question to be known in the same universe, I guess 2012 is really the end.
  • RichP 2012-04-22 12:40
    Mmmm, dark matter salami is yummy.
  • Helix 2012-04-22 13:52
    why would a minor be typing these letters anyway?
  • sprezzatura 2012-04-22 14:12
  • method1 2012-04-22 15:54
    A. Nonymous:
    P. Almonius:
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

    This.

    Yes.
  • Aussie Bob 2012-04-22 17:54
    da Doctah:
    When I was a kid, flip-flops were called "thongs". Later someone came along and used that name for something else. The synonym is apparently still in some systems.
    Same here. When I first saw it, I thought "Look an American Thong in with the Thongs....". I can't explain the black square though....

    TRWTF is America.

    Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
    If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).

  • oheso 2012-04-22 18:02
    Matt Westwood:
    Note that because of the extreme nature of your overdraft, the government will have no qualms sorting you out and leaving the bill with the taxpayers.


    Sorry, but can't help it. FTFY.
  • Not Nagesh Either 2012-04-22 18:24
    Aussie Bob:

    Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
    If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).


    That doesn't mean it's OK.
  • Aussie Bob 2012-04-22 18:56
    Not Nagesh Either:
    Aussie Bob:

    Also (as I think someone else pointed out) the Cancel, Cancel is perfectly ok.
    If you want to cancel your account, click cancel. If you don't want to cancel your account, click cancel (the other one).


    That doesn't mean it's OK.
    Stupid users are not IT's fault. We included icons to clarify which Cancel is which. Mildly confusing, perhaps, but hardly a WTF....
  • Scarlet Manuka 2012-04-22 23:10
    Watson:
    So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.

    Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have seen that it's offering a service which allows you to adjust the alert threshold to something other than $25, according to your needs.
  • Coyne 2012-04-22 23:15
    Johnny's friend Trillian has found the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything! I wonder if she knows it?
  • Kempeth 2012-04-23 02:28
    1. Wear socks
    2. Put on flip flops
    3. Look at you feet
    4. Get it...
  • Watson 2012-04-23 02:45
    Scarlet Manuka:
    Watson:
    So it's an automated email the bank sends out to you when your balance drops below $25, right? Helpfully, it also offers advice about a service: you can have the bank send out an automated email to you when your balance drops below $25. Good to know.

    Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have seen that it's offering a service which allows you to adjust the alert threshold to something other than $25, according to your needs.

    Actually, if you'd bothered to read what it said, you'd have read the rest of the paragraph you refer to:
    Get notified before your Available Balance drops below $25. Activate the Low Balance Alert and customize your notification with an amount that's right for you.

  • Regular Dickweed 2012-04-23 03:04
    Get notified before your Available Balance drops below $25. Activate the Low Balance Alert and customize your notification with an amount that's right for you.
  • Iain 2012-04-23 04:33
    Surely the real WTF is shopping for flip-flops?
  • Steve The Cynic 2012-04-23 05:06
    Leo:
    Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.

    Dunno, for me "Trillian" has meant Tricia McMillan ever since 1978...
  • BushIdo 2012-04-23 05:21
    I see, you are still into that non-SI thing. Anyway mass is arbitrary and depends on speed. This is probably from a drive-thru, where you pick up snacks really fast.
  • L. 2012-04-23 08:49
    BushIdo:
    I see, you are still into that non-SI thing. Anyway mass is arbitrary and depends on speed. This is probably from a drive-thru, where you pick up snacks really fast.

    Riiiiight.
  • operagost 2012-04-23 09:49
    Jerry:
    Clearly Karsten is an old person who doesn't understand modern computing paradigms. You're not supposed to read the words. (Cancel... or cancel) You're only supposed to look at the pretty cartoons.

    OK, the olive drab cartoons.

    Anyway, the floppy disk icon obviously means "save" while the "X" means I changed my mind.

    So, just hit "save" to "delete".

    Yeah, maybe that's still a WTF.


    Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.
  • pitchingchris 2012-04-23 10:24
    Expecting the McDonalds employee to get the joke is stupid. They are trying to do their job, and they can't see the error on the screen. They can only see the Point of sales interface. Telepathic powers that can interpret sarcastic minds is not in the job discription.
  • Rootbeer 2012-04-23 10:42

    The R What TF is that there are people who still haven't gotten the message that "Are you sure?" dialogs are at best ignored and at worst a UX obstacle.

  • Your Name 2012-04-23 11:13
    Rootbeer:

    The R What TF is that there are people who still haven't gotten the message that "Are you sure?" dialogs are at best ignored and at worst a UX obstacle.



    Are you sure?
  • Ben Jammin 2012-04-23 11:29
    Hexadecima:
    BushIdo:
    SalamiMan:
    I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


    It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.


    Actually, it's 6 oz. It says at the top.

    Sorry, guys. :(


    How observant of you, Capt. Oblivious.
  • campkev 2012-04-23 11:33
    Can't believe that in two pages of comments, nobody has mentioned "degration"
  • Nick V 2012-04-23 11:48
    This is actually very bothering and one more reason why I check my bank account activity every day. I have count numerous issues over the years, including a lost pay check. Kid you not...
  • Fozzy 2012-04-23 12:44
    I guess you could say this guy broke the bank.
  • Remy Martin 2012-04-23 13:43
    Terrible news again, fellas. Alex has suddenly and unexpectedly died of an acute case of the AIDs. His wife and two small children are understandably concerned about this recent revelation. We will be pursuing the legal ramifications of this discovery, so no new articles until we hear back from legal. I'm also looking for a way to remove the "Alex's Soapbox" link.
  • np 2012-04-23 13:44
    The last one with the declined/approved message, I've seen similar one.

    The credit card transaction was routed to a 3rd party to complete, after it failed, it returned to the main site with a "DECLINED: Your transaction has been approved, thank you for shopping at"
  • Mark Bowytz 2012-04-23 13:55
    Remy Martin:
    Terrible news again, fellas. Alex has suddenly and unexpectedly died of an acute case of the AIDs. His wife and two small children are understandably concerned about this recent revelation. We will be pursuing the legal ramifications of this discovery, so no new articles until we hear back from legal. I'm also looking for a way to remove the "Alex's Soapbox" link.


    I'll be switching it for "Remy's Unicorns" in a few minutes. You'd better get working on some articles to tag, though, or it's your ass.
  • It's a Cock! It's a Fist! It's Zunerman! 2012-04-23 14:54
    Remy Martin:
    Re: A Minor Error

    Alex has died of the AIDs.
    Eh, fuck him and his AIDS all the way back to hell.
  • Jay 2012-04-23 15:03
    "Really delete payment method?"

    So if you click the button that actually does the save -- whichever that is -- then you delete this payment METHOD? Not delete this payment, but the payment method? So no other user can ever make a credit card payment again? How curious to give any user the ability to do that. One would think that that would be an operation reserved for system administrators.
  • Jay 2012-04-23 15:04
    RE idle for 42 years.

    Maybe his boss or his wife posted that.
  • Garth Gaula 2012-04-23 16:18
    TRWTF is Shop Rite. NJ sucks.
  • CAPTCHA:quis 2012-04-23 16:48
    method1:
    A. Nonymous:
    P. Almonius:
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

    This.

    Yes.

    Indeed.
  • Johnny come lately 2012-04-23 17:34
    CAPTCHA:quis:
    method1:
    A. Nonymous:
    P. Almonius:
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

    This.

    Yes.

    Indeed.
    Bansk don't have issues. Ever.
  • blank 2012-04-23 20:52
    Johnny come lately:
    CAPTCHA:quis:
    method1:
    A. Nonymous:
    P. Almonius:
    A major error gives a customer money rather than taking it.

    This.

    Yes.

    Indeed.
    Bansk don't have issues. Ever.

    well.. a drinks machine at the bank where i worked once displayed
         **ERROR**
    
    NO CURRENT
    ERROR CODE 94
    09:14
    if there's "no current", how are you showing me this message?
    if "code 94" means "no current error", why tell me? i don't care what the number for error-free status is
    if there's "no current error code", what is the 94?
    if there's "no current error code 94", why are you telling me, unless you somehow ended up with error code 94? Are you trapped in a paradox of your own making?

    they may have fixed it by now. i left a long time ago.
    TheRWhatTF may be that i was there at 09:14, but far more likely the clock was wrong.
    (i do have a photo and a wooden table, but sadly the printer isn't working)
  • x 2012-04-23 21:51
    There are thousands of "no current error" codes. This one is #94, custom-tailored to you, based on analysis of your prior usage. As evidenced by your apparent need to relate your harrowing story, it has achieved a very high degree of success. Perfection would result in destruction of the host machine, necessitating re-purchase; see also: PC LOAD LETTER.
  • L. 2012-04-24 04:11
    operagost:
    Jerry:
    Clearly Karsten is an old person who doesn't understand modern computing paradigms. You're not supposed to read the words. (Cancel... or cancel) You're only supposed to look at the pretty cartoons.

    OK, the olive drab cartoons.

    Anyway, the floppy disk icon obviously means "save" while the "X" means I changed my mind.

    So, just hit "save" to "delete".

    Yeah, maybe that's still a WTF.


    Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.

    This is increasingly true everyday, and at the speed of change in IT, anyone above 30 is somewhat old, with most above 45 clearly senile.
  • ILackedAles 2012-04-24 10:41
    I get what Modano is saying, but if that thing is a "flip flop" I'm not sure I'd actually want it.
  • frits 2012-04-24 10:43
    L.:
    operagost:
    Jerry:
    Clearly Karsten is an old person who doesn't understand modern computing paradigms. You're not supposed to read the words. (Cancel... or cancel) You're only supposed to look at the pretty cartoons.

    OK, the olive drab cartoons.

    Anyway, the floppy disk icon obviously means "save" while the "X" means I changed my mind.

    So, just hit "save" to "delete".

    Yeah, maybe that's still a WTF.


    Yes, because only "old people" know what a floppy disk is.

    This is increasingly true everyday, and at the speed of change in IT, anyone above 30 is somewhat old, with most above 45 clearly senile.

    Yes, but with the trend of baby boomers refusing to retire, you will have the same manager for the next 50 years.
  • aihtdikh 2012-04-24 13:34
    Steve The Cynic:
    Leo:
    Trillian? I guess the real question is why that submission just now arrived from 2004.

    Dunno, for me "Trillian" has meant Tricia McMillan ever since 1978...

    Fun fact: Trillian (the chat client, which is still current - dunno why it's supposed to imply a post is from 2004?) is indeed named after Tricia McMillan.
    And if Leo was suggesting that Tricia McMillan was from 2004 (was that when the new Hitchhikers movie came out?) then I nominate that as the Real WTF.
  • I'm not Dave 2012-04-25 12:19
    For what it's worth, the "APPROVED" error message means that the card was approved, but the system rejected it for AVS/CVV reasons. I'm working on exactly that problem on our own system right now.
  • LOADING 2012-04-25 17:45
    The media player error is probably because encoders tend to work in blocks and don't like odd numbers. So 601 means your media file might be screwed up.
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-05-02 19:57
    "One of these flip-flop thumbnails is far more appealing to me than the others," wrote Modano, "see if you can guess which one."

    The black square is pretty appealing. We can only guess what it is hiding.
  • Dave the Snave 2012-05-04 08:32
    Well I thought it was funny!
  • Dave the Snave 2012-05-04 08:33
    Hexadecima:
    BushIdo:
    SalamiMan:
    I'm not seeing the problem with the salami. If you can't afford the full $3.99, ask the grocer if he'll sell you just one penny's worth. That should still be plenty.


    It's a rounding error of course. The price per pound is less then 0.005, so the weight of the whole salami is about 678 pounds. Sufficient for a snack, but far from infinit.


    Actually, it's 6 oz. It says at the top.

    Sorry, guys. :(


    Well I thought it was funny!
  • Anon 2014-04-06 21:21
    Trillian and 42? Was this submitted by Douglas Adams?

    CAPCHA: plaga -- an Italian plague.