• PedanticCurmudgeon (cs)

    Frist will be reserved for you at the Cheshunt Store until null.

  • PA (unregistered)

    Obviously, the ERROR guy from Zelda 2 made a comeback in a dlink router.

  • Kryptus (unregistered)

    Second to say FRIST !

  • KattMan (cs)

    I'll say frist now so it will be posted back then.

  • ERROR (unregistered)

    ERROR: The comment is error.

  • KattMan (cs)

    That much to get your marbles blasted? I can get that done for free by my angry bird just by going home late. Guess it's one more bonus for Android, even angry birds is free for that.

  • DaveK (cs)

    Someone didn't handle EINTR?

  • token_woman (cs)

    Well they do say you can run Linux on a toaster so why not a hand dryer? Maybe it folds proteins or something between blasts

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    Hand dryers have come a long way from the days of:

    1. RUB HANDS UNDER wARM air 2. PUSH BUTTon 3. RECEIVE BACON

  • moz (unregistered)

    I hope Bill did submit an error report after reading that detailed (and only partially illegible) description.

  • PiisAWheeL (cs)

    I like the check box. If you are not between 30 and 40, then you have the option of being 2 ages. If you are between 30 and 40, you have to be 2 ages.

    moz:
    I hope Bill did submit an error report after reading that detailed (and only partially illegible) description.
    Looks like a bsd or nix box. I don't think its applicable because it appears to be having a problem connecting to the server it gets its ads from. Fix the server (or failed hardware), reboot the hand dryer, and you are golden.
  • D-Coder (cs)

    I actually like the suggested names for Kyle. They break out of the boring "Kyle5838, or Kyle5839, or Kyle5840..." rut and encourage more wide-ranging solutions.

    It might be a bug, it might be a small chunk of fun code that also picks some random pieces.

  • David L. (unregistered)

    I immediately recognized Jonski's "sleep interrupted" example as ColdFusion.

    I suspect it is a custom thrown error using CFTHROW that the developer forgot to handle.

    Oops.

  • operagost (cs)

    First post ships on April 17th

    Guaranteed delivery by April 13th

  • Alex Papadumbass (unregistered)

    Enter your name: Alex Papadumbass That name is available!

  • APAQ11 (unregistered)

    Anyone else find it weird that the person is scheduling store pick up of the item while they're in the store? I feel like it'd be simpler to walk over and just pick up the item...

  • GoodtimesSnuggler (unregistered)

    SO THAT'S THE DICK THAT STOLE MY NAME

  • Lockwood (cs)

    A large PC chain has cheaper online prices than instore. It's a common trick to go in the store, get out your phone and reserve the item online to collect from the store later. Leave store, go grab food, come back, collect item.

    My friend and I both got £70 instore goods for £40 like that, which was quite welcoming.

  • Br0nie H8tr (unregistered)
    What exactly are you planning on doing with that, you sicko?
  • Impatient Dude (unregistered) in reply to APAQ11
    APAQ11:
    Anyone else find it weird that the person is scheduling store pick up of the item while they're in the store? I feel like it'd be simpler to walk over and just pick up the item...
    What if the item won't be on the shelf until NULL? I don't feel like hanging around the store that NULL.
  • Marke (unregistered)

    See where it says click for details?

    when you do, it pops up a little box that says "next year"

  • Bob (unregistered)

    We've seen that sort of pricing on the Xbox network before. In this case, it is meant to make the item unavailable for new downloads by making it prohibitively expensive while still allowing re-downloads from someone who has already purchased the content. If you manage to find Marble Blast Ultra on the website (you need to click through from someone who has played it, it's been removed from search) you will see none of the usual download options.

    Other times, the very high price has been used to prevent downloads of pre-release items that are available to reviewers only using a download code.

  • well duh (unregistered) in reply to PedanticCurmudgeon

    That's not a hand drier, notice the perfectly angled tube at the bottom. Hence the need for it to be more complex.

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Bob

    According to Kotaku:

    The studio behind the game told XBLA Fans that the title was removed in the confusion over who now owns the rights to it. It sounds like GarageGames was rebranded as Instant Action in 2009 and reformed after Instant Action shut down. Unfortunately, much of GarageGames' intellectual property was sold off in the meantime. That included the rights to Marble Blast Ultra. It's not even known who owns its rights.

  • Dix (unregistered)

    Maybe they got as far as 30-40 before noticing that persons with ages evenly divisible by 10 could claim two ranges, then they forgot again. Bad at math, easily distracted, don't we all know many people like that?

  • Rob (unregistered)

    The Marble Blast Ultra is just a hack. It's been removed from the marketplace because of licensing issues so MS just set the points value to -1, since you can still try to get there from the trial game that shipped with some 360s

  • KattMan (cs)

    If they are blasting your marbles, is that the same as getting your balls busted?

    Or do we need that *nix drying to blast our marbles?

    And how does the plush pony come into play here?

    So many things I'm not sure I want the answer for.

  • Peter (unregistered)

    I think it's just their slogan: 'LEGO Mindstorms - no matter how old you are, they can make you feel like a 30-40 year old grownup'

  • Jeff (unregistered) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    PiisAWheeL:
    I like the check box. If you are not between 30 and 40, then you have the option of being 2 ages. If you are between 30 and 40, you have to be 2 ages.
    They're just facing the reality that people between 30 and 40 are going to lie about their age anyway. So, you can put the age you are, and the age you want to be.
  • Ralph (unregistered) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    PiisAWheeL:
    reboot the hand dryer
    OK, that's it, we have officially reached the end of civilization. It can't get any worse.
    PiisAWheeL:
    it appears to be having a problem connecting to the server it gets its ads from.
    Oops! I guess it can get worse!
  • Carl (unregistered) in reply to Dix
    Dix:
    Maybe they got as far as 30-40 before noticing that persons with ages evenly divisible by 10 could claim two ranges
    Yeah, but you're only 40 for about a nanosecond before you turn 40.000000000000000000000000001 so now you're not in the 30-40 range any more. And it will take you longer than that to hit submit.
  • PiisAWheeL (cs) in reply to Carl
    Carl:
    Dix:
    Maybe they got as far as 30-40 before noticing that persons with ages evenly divisible by 10 could claim two ranges
    Yeah, but you're only 40 for about a nanosecond before you turn 40.000000000000000000000000001 so now you're not in the 30-40 range any more. And it will take you longer than that to hit submit.
    Yes but who does that. Being 40 for the whole year is the whole point. You don't need to tell anybody you are older than you are. I'm 28. When I'm 28 years and 364 days and someone asks me how old I am, I'm gonna tell them I'm 28. If I have a radio button and I can choose 20-30 or 30-40, and I'm 30, I'm choosing 20-30. Find me someone else who would choose the latter and maybe they can do qa for fake nagesh.
  • GalacticCowboy (cs)

    They didn't say which December 23.

  • Snaz (unregistered)

    They took down Marble Blast Ultra over a year ago because of some licensing issue. Too bad that number wasn't negative.

  • Fred Flintstone (unregistered) in reply to Alex Papadumbass

    I see Alex Papabadass is taken

  • Coyne (cs)
    Alphonse Hand Dryer:
    I have a lot of time on my hands as a hand dryer.

    You might wonder why a hand dryer would care. I wouldn't, if it weren't for the fact that I'm located in a relatively disused restroom. Only once or twice a day does anyone use me. The rest of the time is just idle time (and you know the old saying about idle hands).

    So I try to keep busy. Of course I download and read all the latest literature on proper hand drying: Learning the proper temperature and volume for the air and how to tell if someone really needs dried or just wants to waste energy. How to tell if they did an adequate job of washing.

    The rest of the time? Well, I work my way through Kant Immanuel and Thomas Aquinas; Aristotle and Plato.

    But there's no one to talk to about these things; the low-level executives here are mostly Ayn Rand devotees. So I spend my time on the web, leaving comments in blogs.

    Like this one, which I find quite interesting, actually. One of the things I've done is spent some time on introspection and there's more than a few WTF's in my own code, let me tell you. I could write better code in my sleep (assuming I ever slept).

    Anyway, if any of you are interested in discussing some of the writings of Rene Descartes, do let me know. It's boring here and I would be glad of any company.

  • Rfoxmich (unregistered) in reply to Peter

    Checkbox is the age of the buyer. Radio buttons are the age of the end user -- or the person who shows the buyer how to use the product.

    Captcha Bene

    Peter:

    I think it's just their slogan: 'LEGO Mindstorms - no matter how old you are, they can make you feel like a 30-40 year old grownup'

  • Buffalo (cs) in reply to token_woman
    token_woman:
    Well they do say you can run Linux on a toaster so why not a hand dryer? Maybe it folds proteins or something between blasts
    That was my thought. Maybe it has an old P4 and uses the waste heat from the CPU for drying hands.
  • x (unregistered)

    WORD UP: the code word is word up.

    Captcha: tation, or lac thereof.

  • Matt (unregistered)
    If you're 30 or 40, you're supposed to click the checkbox AND the radio button above or below, because both apply. Hence the checkbox.
  • Ken B. (unregistered) in reply to Lockwood
    Lockwood:
    A large PC chain has cheaper online prices than instore. It's a common trick to go in the store, get out your phone and reserve the item online to collect from the store later. Leave store, go grab food, come back, collect item.

    My friend and I both got £70 instore goods for £40 like that, which was quite welcoming.

    There was a retail chain (Best Buy, I believe) which, up until a couple of years ago (when this "trick" was made public), would have its website display the in-store price if you were using the in-store kiosks, which prevented you from doing just what you describe.

  • shadowman (cs) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    PiisAWheeL:
    I like the check box. If you are not between 30 and 40, then you have the option of being 2 ages. If you are between 30 and 40, you have to be 2 ages.

    Well no, because if you are not between 30 and 40 then you would not check the box, which means you would only be one age.

  • PiisAWheeL (cs) in reply to shadowman
    shadowman:
    PiisAWheeL:
    I like the check box. If you are not between 30 and 40, then you have the option of being 2 ages. If you are between 30 and 40, you have to be 2 ages.

    Well no, because if you are not between 30 and 40 then you would not check the box, which means you would only be one age.

    Hence the word "Option". My point was that radio buttons are mandatory. So if you are between 30 and 40, you would check the box, but there's no way to uncheck all the radios. Also, when I say you have the option of being 2 ages, I mean you will be lying about 1 of them.

    My point was form validation. Your point was "Real Life". Real life and I don't get along really well, So I'm gonna stick with Form validation.

  • Mike (unregistered)

    Your item will be ready for pickup on December 22, 2012

  • Dix (unregistered) in reply to Carl

    I haven't quoted fractional ages since I was about 10.

    In any case, I don't know my age to quite so many decimal points; I can tell you the time of my birth to within about 3 hours, say 1/3000 of a year.

    Captcha: facilisis as facilis does.

  • CodeMonkey (unregistered) in reply to Ken B.
    Ken B.:
    Lockwood:
    A large PC chain has cheaper online prices than instore. It's a common trick to go in the store, get out your phone and reserve the item online to collect from the store later. Leave store, go grab food, come back, collect item.

    My friend and I both got £70 instore goods for £40 like that, which was quite welcoming.

    There was a retail chain (Best Buy, I believe) which, up until a couple of years ago (when this "trick" was made public), would have its website display the in-store price if you were using the in-store kiosks, which prevented you from doing just what you describe.

    The in-store kiosks changed the price when you used your phone?

  • mpien (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that you cannot use LEGO products if you are more than 99 years old.

  • Strolskon (cs) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    The Marble Blast Ultra is just a hack. It's been removed from the marketplace because of licensing issues so MS just set the points value to -1, since you can still try to get there from the trial game that shipped with some 360s

    What will happen when someone with $53 million tries to buy it? Clearly this workaround is only delaying the problem.

    Now more seriously, I find it hard to believe that they can't just fix this server-side.

  • Ben Jammin (unregistered) in reply to mpien
    mpien:
    TRWTF is that you cannot use LEGO products if you are more than 99 years old.

    They are afraid you'll choke on the small pieces.

  • bgodot (cs) in reply to Ken B.
    Ken B.:
    Lockwood:
    A large PC chain has cheaper online prices than instore. It's a common trick to go in the store, get out your phone and reserve the item online to collect from the store later. Leave store, go grab food, come back, collect item.

    My friend and I both got £70 instore goods for £40 like that, which was quite welcoming.

    There was a retail chain (Best Buy, I believe) which, up until a couple of years ago (when this "trick" was made public), would have its website display the in-store price if you were using the in-store kiosks, which prevented you from doing just what you describe.
    It was more than that; they would redirect anyone using their in-store Wi-Fi to a different site with the store prices; instead of the online prices you might see at home.

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