Complex Drying

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  • PedanticCurmudgeon 2012-04-13 09:03
    Frist will be reserved for you at the Cheshunt Store until null.
  • PA 2012-04-13 09:24
    Obviously, the ERROR guy from Zelda 2 made a comeback in a dlink router.
  • Kryptus 2012-04-13 09:24
    Second to say FRIST !
  • KattMan 2012-04-13 09:25
    I'll say frist now so it will be posted back then.
  • ERROR 2012-04-13 09:27
    ERROR: The comment is error.
  • KattMan 2012-04-13 09:28
    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 2012-04-13 09:29
    Someone didn't handle EINTR?
  • token_woman 2012-04-13 09:32
    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 2012-04-13 09:32
    Hand dryers have come a long way from the days of:

    1. RUB HANDS UNDER wARM air
    2. PUSH BUTTon
    3. RECEIVE BACON
  • moz 2012-04-13 09:37
    I hope Bill did submit an error report after reading that detailed (and only partially illegible) description.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-04-13 09:52
    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 2012-04-13 09:54
    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. 2012-04-13 09:54
    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 2012-04-13 10:07
    First post ships on April 17th

    Guaranteed delivery by April 13th
  • Alex Papadumbass 2012-04-13 10:08
    Enter your name: Alex Papadumbass
    That name is available!
  • APAQ11 2012-04-13 10:20
    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 2012-04-13 10:20
    SO THAT'S THE DICK THAT STOLE MY NAME
  • Lockwood 2012-04-13 10:22
    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 2012-04-13 10:26

    What exactly are you planning on doing with that, you sicko?
  • Impatient Dude 2012-04-13 10:30
    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 2012-04-13 10:33
    See where it says click for details?

    when you do, it pops up a little box that says "next year"
  • Bob 2012-04-13 10:43
    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 2012-04-13 10:44
    That's not a hand drier, notice the perfectly angled tube at the bottom. Hence the need for it to be more complex.
  • Bob 2012-04-13 10:45
    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 2012-04-13 10:50
    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 2012-04-13 10:57
    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 2012-04-13 11:09
    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 2012-04-13 11:16


    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 2012-04-13 11:24
    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 2012-04-13 11:28
    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 2012-04-13 11:32
    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 2012-04-13 12:03
    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 2012-04-13 12:29
    They didn't say which December 23.
  • Snaz 2012-04-13 12:37
    They took down Marble Blast Ultra over a year ago because of some licensing issue. Too bad that number wasn't negative.
  • Fred Flintstone 2012-04-13 13:06
    I see Alex Papabadass is taken


  • Coyne 2012-04-13 13:34
    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 2012-04-13 13:35
    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 2012-04-13 13:52
    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 2012-04-13 14:00
    WORD UP: the code word is word up.


    Captcha: tation, or lac thereof.
  • Matt 2012-04-13 14:01

    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. 2012-04-13 14:04
    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 2012-04-13 14:08
    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 2012-04-13 14:17
    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 2012-04-13 14:49
    Your item will be ready for pickup on December 22, 2012
  • Dix 2012-04-13 15:07
    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 2012-04-13 15:09
    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 2012-04-13 15:59
    TRWTF is that you cannot use LEGO products if you are more than 99 years old.
  • Strolskon 2012-04-13 17:03
    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 2012-04-13 17:03
    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 2012-04-13 17:34
    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.
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-04-13 19:22
    '"My friend Kyle appreciated the alternative suggestions when his name was taken," wrote Nick Sardo. ....Username: kyles11'

    Isn't Kyle just a tad bit young to be on an Internet dating site?
  • lolwtf 2012-04-13 21:20
    Error: sleep interrupted. Grouchy web server needs its sleep and will get you your page when it damn well feels like it.
  • Kyles11 2012-04-13 22:20
    Spewin Coffee:
    '"My friend Kyle appreciated the alternative suggestions when his name was taken," wrote Nick Sardo. ....Username: kyles11'

    Isn't Kyle just a tad bit young to be on an Internet dating site?


    Kyles11 = Kyle's 11 inch ****

  • Ron 2012-04-14 08:52
    Br0nie H8tr:

    What exactly are you planning on doing with that, you sicko?


    Obviously the delivery date is for the sleigh below. Shesh
  • Someone 2012-04-14 13:30
    Alex Papadumbass:
    Enter your name: Alex Papadumbass
    That name is available!


    Not surprising. You certainly are the only Papadumbass there has been or ever will be!
  • jim 2012-04-15 17:52
    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.
    Yes, I can see how two of you wasting an hour of your time is worth £30 - you must be unemployed - or was that on the weekend? Isn't your time worth more then?
  • Fred 2012-04-15 17:55
    That 2012 Mayan problem is coming into affect....The Chestnut Store realises that times after Dec 2012 are arbitrary and don't need to be specified
  • Gatesy 2012-04-15 18:17
    Strolskon:
    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.


    Surely it's not that hard to believe....
  • Anonymous 2012-04-15 18:18
    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.

    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.


    BSD?! Come on it's a suse linux machine!
  • Dirk 2012-04-15 19:28
    I wouldn't work if someone interupted my sleep.
  • Jonathon 2012-04-15 19:57
    Microsoft was just interpreting the -1 (0xFFFFFFFF) as a signed int. You should have gotten 1 point for downloading it!
  • Martin Stevens 2012-04-16 05:56
    I went into a local store in Enfield, and they had no stock, so checked stock on the in store kiosk and the Cheshunt store had it, so I reserved it there for pick up.

  • PiisAWheeL 2012-04-16 12:44
    Anonymous:
    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.

    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.


    BSD?! Come on it's a suse linux machine!
    Ya I noticed that. It just didn't seem like an important detail worth a whole new post.
  • Jay 2012-04-16 13:25
    It says "Please contanct the website administrator" and then "Sleep interrupted". Obviously they mean that the website administrator was sleeping and you've now woken him up.
  • Jay 2012-04-16 13:27
    I think "null" refers to the day after the Mayan calendar expires.
  • Jay 2012-04-16 13:33
    This opens whole new ideas on suggested user names. On the one hand, include HotBabe and EasyScore. Or on the other, we could suggest BaldOldMan or UglyButGoodPersonality. Or maybe just throw in something off the wall and let them wonder what it means, like ShinyToaster or FlorenceHendersonFan.

    At least now I can claim that visiting this site wasn't just goofing off: I'm researching new technical solutions for my company's products.