Black Hole Sun

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  • ubersoldat 2013-02-22 06:21
    I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
  • LK 2013-02-22 06:33
    Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not rise today.
  • d 2013-02-22 06:47
    Looks like Ghost Adventures had a glance at Zalgo...
  • Singleton or Someting 2013-02-22 07:06
    There's an HTML entity in the message bar
  • faoileag 2013-02-22 07:09
    Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk:
    since the Sun has burned out

    Obviously the concept of a "New Moon" has not yet reached Trondheim.
  • ColdHeart 2013-02-22 07:17
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.
  • faoileag 2013-02-22 07:19
    Mark Bowytz:
    Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

    Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

    Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.
  • the beholder 2013-02-22 07:20
    Ha, I remember that NaN sale on gog.com . The worst (or better) part of that happening is that I believe a few buyers got that game for free or with a lower price than the sale price. It took them just a few minutes before they corrected it.
  • Steve The Cynic 2013-02-22 07:30
    LK:
    Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not go to space today.

    FTFY.
  • Noughmad 2013-02-22 08:17
    > It's been unseasonably warm lately
    > Picture shows -7 degrees (I presume Celsius)

    I'm not sure I'd want to live there
  • Kyles 2013-02-22 08:36
    Faoileag, it's from the contest to choose a replacement token for Monopoly. A cat is replacing the iron.
  • Rodnas 2013-02-22 08:52
    ColdHeart:
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


    My company has "there will be bugs" as their unique selling point
  • foo 2013-02-22 08:54
    ubersoldat:
    I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
    The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!
  • foo 2013-02-22 08:55
    ColdHeart:
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing...
    On the positive side, if all the world population is in this queue, Peter is still in the middle third (barely).
  • warmachine 2013-02-22 09:16
    I wish the Sun would rise, then I realise it has risen and it is black.
  • dkf 2013-02-22 09:20
    Noughmad:
    I'm not sure I'd want to live there
    Why? Is Trondheim just too warm for you?
  • cscastle 2013-02-22 09:33
    faoileag:
    Mark Bowytz:
    Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

    Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

    Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


    Hasbro was running a "Save Your Token" campaign for Monopoly, in which they were allowing people to vote on which token they wanted removed from the existing set, and which new token (from a group of 5) to add to the set.

    Scottie dog is one of the old set. Guitar was one of the proposed items. So the idea that DJ was voting isn't unreasonable.

    (BTW, the guitar didn't make the cut. The iron was voted off and replaced by a cat.)
  • dgvid 2013-02-22 09:48
    At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?
  • ubersoldat 2013-02-22 10:18
    foo:
    ubersoldat:
    I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
    The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!


    Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)
  • Hmmmm 2013-02-22 10:23
    ubersoldat:
    Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)

    It probably wasn't going to work very well in that font anyway. Look how low the numbers are compared to the letters...
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2013-02-22 10:39
    Hmmmm:
    ubersoldat:
    Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)

    It probably wasn't going to work very well in that font anyway. Look how low the numbers are compared to the letters...
    TRWTF is lowercase digits.
  • Mr Minitel 2013-02-22 10:47
    ubersoldat:
    foo:
    ubersoldat:
    I don't understand the ghost hunter picture. Is it because of the twitter feed?
    The HTML entity "&lt;" stands for "<". Followed by "3" that's "<3" which is a heart. Don't you see that? You're so unromantic!


    Oh wow, I didn't catch that. Thx! <3 ;)


    There's a second meaning when you put it to the left of an emoticon -- don't take it the wrong way, but this is the symbol for "asshat". I'll model it, since once it's seen it can't be unseen.

    <3 :)

  • Tim 2013-02-22 11:11
    I thought I was the only one with that problem in Mint:

    http://i.imgur.com/ot9uZcX.png

    I have even discussed this with Mint support (showing them the screenshot) and they still don't admit that anything looks out of place.
  • cellocgw 2013-02-22 12:11
    Rodnas:


    My company has "there will be bugs" as their unique selling point


    Probably less scary than "There will be blood."

  • PiisAWheeL 2013-02-22 13:29
    TRWTF is removing the Iron from monopoly.
  • Anon 2013-02-22 14:19
    PiisAWheeL:
    TRWTF is removing the Iron from monopoly.


    Maybe it is a ploy. They will sell the new sets for a while, then in a few months begin selling "Monopoly Classic".
  • Anon 2013-02-22 15:50
    dgvid:
    At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?


    I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.
  • Anon 2013-02-22 15:53
    cscastle:
    faoileag:
    Mark Bowytz:
    Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

    Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

    Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


    Hasbro was running a "Save Your Token" campaign for Monopoly, in which they were allowing people to vote on which token they wanted removed from the existing set, and which new token (from a group of 5) to add to the set.

    Scottie dog is one of the old set. Guitar was one of the proposed items. So the idea that DJ was voting isn't unreasonable.

    (BTW, the guitar didn't make the cut. The iron was voted off and replaced by a cat.)


    Not only that, but at the bottom it says "1. CLASSIC TOKENS (select one to sav...)" suggesting that voting is exactly what's happening here and faoileag needs to pull their head out of their ass.
  • jay 2013-02-22 16:04
    I had a son who retired his iron, and believe me it was no laughing matter.
  • jay 2013-02-22 16:05
    So there will be an eclipse in Trondheim?
  • jay 2013-02-22 16:05
    I had a sun who burned out once, and believe me it was no laughing matter.
  • Dann of Thursday 2013-02-22 17:12
    I had a laughing matter once, and believe me - it was no arrow to the knee.
  • Paul Neumann 2013-02-22 17:35
    Dann of Thursday:
    I had a laughing matter once, and believe me - it was no arrow to the knee.
    Folks are still not laughing about it to this very day.
  • Matt Westwood 2013-02-22 18:22
    faoileag:
    Mark Bowytz:
    Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

    Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

    Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.


    "Go back to start"? OFFS. It's "Go To Jail" you arse-for-brains.

    "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200."

    Now write it out on the blackboard 100 times or until The Simpsons starts.
  • Zecc 2013-02-22 18:55
    Anon:
    dgvid:
    At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?


    I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.
    Clearly dgvid is not a fan of Kirsten Dunst. Or Stewart.
  • Bill C. 2013-02-23 01:21
    Zecc:
    Anon:
    dgvid:
    At first I didn't get the Monopoly invitation one, but the I realized her name is Kirsten, not Kristen. LOL WTF?
    I have a niece named Kirsten, thank you very much.
    Clearly dgvid is not a fan of Kirsten Dunst. Or Stewart.
    WTF difference does it make? I couldn't remember that woman's name when I was undergoing being kirsed.
  • Doctor_of_ineptitude 2013-02-23 04:50
    I really don't get the Sky Drive one. I mean, if someone can afford over 16 exabytes of disk space today, surely paying a bit over 11 billion USD per year for 545 millenia won't be a problem. Specially once USD sees a hyper inflation. A bigger problem would be if sky-drive doesn't support auto resume. Imagine losing connection after 544 millenia.
  • luolimao 2013-02-23 15:15
    https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=17179869184%20GB%20at%201%20MB%2Fs

    yeah, about 544.4 millenia
  • Randy Snicker 2013-02-24 11:25
    LK:
    Black sun in Trondheim is abnormal I'd agree. Had it been Tromsø, it would have been an innovative way of specifying that no, the sun will not rise today.

    Well, the sun probably isn't up yet at 8:59.
    Just saying.
  • fasas 2013-02-24 16:41
    faoileag:
    Mark Bowytz:
    Perhaps DJ's vote would've counted...

    Erm... Mark... I know the concept of voting on something is all the rage these days, but in this case it seems that DJ was just trying to pick his token for a round of Monoply(tm). You know, the boardgame.

    Go back to start. Do not collect Kristen.
    Go to Jail, go directly to jail.....

    Recently there was a big hoo haa because monopoly was retiring a piece and creating a new one - and people could vote on which they wanted to lose, and what new one they wanted to see.
    Looks like he's voting bye-bye doggie, hello guitar.

    Methinks Mark was 100% correct on the 'vote'
  • mvaeilrh a 2013-02-24 16:47
    They were crap today (ok, Friday). All of them. I would rather have read a weeks worth of Nagesh.
  • Norseman 2013-02-25 05:16
    Someone should take a look at a map. Trondheim is so far north that most of january the sun does not rise until well after 8:59 in the morning.

    IIRC only the last two days of january had the sun up before 8:59. on december 22nd the sun rose at 10:02 !!
  • no laughing matter 2013-02-25 09:37
    jay:
    I had a son who retired his iron, and believe me it was no laughing matter.
    Well, I had a son named Kirsten and he never believed me!
  • DJ Maze 2013-02-25 09:56
    Didn't Microsoft mean: The SkyDrive is the limit!
  • esse 2013-02-25 11:03
    ColdHeart:
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


    "there will be bugs"

    Never a truer phrase uttered.
  • jay 2013-02-25 13:29
    esse:
    ColdHeart:
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


    "there will be bugs"

    Never a truer phrase uttered.


    "There Will Be Bugs" -- sounds like the title for a horror movie.
  • Valued Service 2013-02-25 16:16
    esse:
    ColdHeart:
    I know PoE has just started Open Beta, but that is an impressive number of people queuing... but not much of a wtf for a company who has the message "there will be bugs" as one of the loading messages.


    "there will be bugs"

    Never a truer phrase uttered.


    Except for these kinds of software never exit Beta stage.
    Playstation Home is still declared Beta and they just announced PS4.

    Beta has become an excuse for, we are releasing our game/whatever under the pretense that the microtransactions that make us money take priority over the bug-fixes.

    captcha: decet. I agree, the term "Beta" is awfully deceptive these days.
  • Neil 2013-02-27 12:13
    TRWTF is not using a ♡ symbol.
  • Rasmus 2013-02-28 05:41
    I might not be an investment genius, but how do you own a fraction of a share? How does that even make sense?

    CAPTCHA: veniam - i am venom?
  • Norman Diamond 2013-02-28 18:15
    Rasmus:
    I might not be an investment genius, but how do you own a fraction of a share?
    I've seen a certificate for a fraction where I've forgotten the numerator but the denominator was 200, i.e. some number of two-hundredths of a share. Now that certificates aren't used much any more, it's even easier for databases to store fractional holdings.
  • Rasmus 2013-03-01 04:57
    But can you make up your own fractions as you go along? Could i sell you 1/1000'th of a share i own? It will start to get really unwieldy for companies to find out who owns all their shares.
  • Norman Diamond 2013-03-03 18:15
    I think only the company that issues the shares can decide which fractions it will allow.