• MatDey (unregistered)

    Most Humourous.....

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)
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  • Dan (unregistered)

    Whoa, the story before the comments page and the story whilst on the comment page are completely different - it's like a bonus WTF!

  • benjymous (cs) in reply to Anonymous Coward

    I know I shouldn't attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence.

  • Sudo (unregistered)

    Wait... what's going on with the "two stories on different pages" thing here? What am I commenting on?

  • Your Name (unregistered)

    TRWTF is RssFormatProviderFactoryBase

  • Wow (unregistered)

    I'm about 120% sure that the best part is only viewable in the source.

  • April (unregistered)

    Could be date-dependent...

  • qsfqsfqsdsdfqsdfqsdf (unregistered) in reply to Sudo
    Sudo:
    Wait... what's going on with the "two stories on different pages" thing here? What am I commenting on?

    note that there are 3 stories on the page, not 2. (The two others are inside a display:none div..)

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    Nice prank - three articles in one day, that's just preposterous!!! That's like two weeks worth of articles for you guys!

  • Doug (unregistered)

    Well, the "display:none" wtf is one of the best (worst?) I've read on the site in ages.

    Use Firebug to make it easily readable.

  • Is this the WTF? (unregistered)
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  • Malicous Page Is You (unregistered)

    OOh, it gets more fun. After the RSS error, visiting the page gives different results depending whether or not you allow JavaScript. And there's the hidden bits and then the different article on the comments page (which is same as the one you get with NoScript).

  • Camillo (unregistered)
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  • rfoxmich (unregistered)

    Is this an April 1 joke?

  • tagno25 (unregistered)

    I would call that, "hit by a bus" plan enactment, more like a "hit by a bomb" plan

  • Joey (unregistered)

    The Real WTF is that you need Javascript allowed for googleapis.com to see the article...

    Captcha: genitus Who's the genitus now, ha?

  • Russ (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Coward
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  • Phlip (cs)

    The first story (the data-protection consultants one) was definitely the funniest today, but they were all good.

  • steenbergh (cs)

    Malice? Malice?

    Who the fXck is Mailce?

  • m (unregistered) in reply to Doug

    it's enough to disable CSS :-)

    sagaciter: better than a capaciter!

  • Kempeth (unregistered)

    Interesting... An example that can be attributed to malice AND incompetence!

    Malice: The clear intention to do some harm. Incompetence: Not knowing when to stop before it goes to far.

    I hope they got sued to kingdom come!

  • unekdoud (unregistered)

    In summary: One of the situations is actually malice. Another is probably not malice. Yet another is not attributable to malice.

    One of the situations is ultimate incompetence. Another of the situations is probably incompetence. Yet another is a different kind of incompetence.

    (for reading the article, you get a cookie, and for reaching this comment, you get another!)

  • WTF (unregistered)

    This is a great

    But Askimet thinks

  • Bill's Kid (unregistered) in reply to benjymous
    benjymous:
    I know I shouldn't attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence.

    It's just a sign of the times. Or, the day as it may be.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to WTF
    WTF:
    This is a great

    But Askimet thinks

    Oh my God, the little bugger has finally become sentient?

  • Bill's Kid (unregistered)

    I left the site before I found out how the comments ended.

  • moz (unregistered)
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  • Graham (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Coward

    I'm attributing that error to malice.

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Your Name
    Your Name:
    TRWTF is RssFormatProviderFactoryBase
    Yes, abstract factory pattern is so much worse than having the same ugly switch statement in every factory, and having to modify the original code whenever someone wants to extend it.

    TRWTF is actually (line 401).

  • Ilya (unregistered)

    Anyone got to is_admin? :)

  • Malice (unregistered) in reply to steenbergh

    That would be me, I like long walks on the beach, knives and stabbing.

  • spxza (cs) in reply to Anonymous Coward

    Yeh, I also didn't get it.

  • hoodaticus (cs)

    The side bar on the left that contains "Submit your WTF", "Content", "Sponsored by", and "Side Bar WTF" is no longer visible from the default landing page.

  • lolwtf (cs)

    So data recovery guys test their plan for recovering from a worst-case scenario in which their system, all databases, and all backups are lost. They recover from off-site backup.

    I'm not seeing a WTF here.

  • EatenByAGrue (unregistered)

    At least 1 version of today's article (the knife sharpening thing) is brought to you by Aron Ralston.

  • frits (cs) in reply to Sudo
    Sudo:
    Wait... what's going on with the "two stories on different pages" thing here? What am I commenting on?

    Design view and source code?

  • Jeffrey Dahmer (unregistered)
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  • lImbus (unregistered)

    Makes me think I should become such a disaster consultant. Destroy everything and say "told you so!" :)

  • backForMore (unregistered)

    I'm an admin having a hard time finding Login.php, do I need to enable jquery?

  • Fantods (unregistered)

    Given that the blade material is surgical steel I think the WTF is entirely in the reporter's expectations.

  • drusi (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf
    lolwtf:
    So data recovery guys test their plan for recovering from a worst-case scenario in which their system, all databases, and all backups are lost. They recover from off-site backup.

    I'm not seeing a WTF here.

    The "data recovery" guys actively destroyed all data, including backups, in the guise of an "audit." How the hell is that not a WTF?

  • Zelda (unregistered)

    A Svengali deck webpage. Very cool

  • Hatr (unregistered)

    Nice touch with the three stories (four if you count the RssFormatProviderFactoryBase one). I guess Firebug really is your friend.

    Anyway, I enjoyed the classic hidden field-based security. Especially the little hidden extra WTFs, i.e.:

    • Setting "is_admin" to "1" turns off admin access
    • The default code paths assume admin access

    All the stories were good. Are we making up for Tuesday's non-story?

  • Kyros (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf

    The problem is that they have obviously missed World Backup day.

  • vrok (unregistered)

    I like humorous humans. They're the best test subjects.

  • QJ (unregistered)

    Interesting: Chrome gets you to the disaster recovery story, Firefox gets you to the knife sharpening page. Now let's try IE ...

    ... aha, a CodeSOD about an order tracking website.

    Very neat. Has anyone else noticed that the story you get depends on the browser you use to see it, or am I frist?

  • drex_ej (unregistered) in reply to drusi

    An 'audit' shouldn't cost the company a day or more of lost productivity (since off-site backups are probably a few days to a week old at least)

  • Mark (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf
    lolwtf:
    So data recovery guys test their plan for recovering from a worst-case scenario in which their system, all databases, and all backups are lost. They recover from off-site backup.

    I'm not seeing a WTF here.

    Then you aren't looking. A demo which caused an actual outage that can only fixed via offsite backups is a HUGE WTF.

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Often students study throughout the year to score more marks. Then comes final exam, but final exam is not true test. True test is life which comes after final exam. Easy to cram and score in final exam. No cramming available in life. You don't know what you face next. This person face something that he came out of. That's good test. Offsite backups are most useful when making recoveries for failure.

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