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  • KattMan 2012-07-13 11:06
    wow A DDR elevator, or perhaps the elevator that's afraid of heights from the offices of the Hitchhikers guide (Why not sideways, sideways is different).

    Oh and Frist
  • Chuck Lester 2012-07-13 11:10
    Unknown
    Unknown
    Unknown
    ???


    NO! It has to be FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
  • Ben L. 2012-07-13 11:11
    You might save NaN from some of our competitors, but you'll save undefined from us!
  • AB 2012-07-13 11:12
    Please let this be the Lift in the Konami building.

    UU DD LR LR B A
  • Your Name 2012-07-13 11:14
    typeof(NaN) == "number"
  • Steve The Cynic 2012-07-13 11:15
    "Check Cooling System": I've seen a monitor showing that.

    The branch of Auchan (French hypermarket chain) nearest my office has various displays in its video games section, and one of them often shows "Check Cooling System".
  • kktkkr 2012-07-13 11:32
    Well, a penny saved is NaN pennies earned, right?
  • Ora Kill 2012-07-13 11:35
    Well of course the Oracle installation failed. Beyond the penalty for merely being Oracle, that is. It tried to create three failure reports. They were all named "Unknown". You can't reuse file names in the same folder. So it threw an error.
  • Ancient Programmer 2012-07-13 11:35
    Finally found the buttons for the Wonkavator!
  • D. Tables 2012-07-13 11:36
    I never got my order of NaN bread.
  • Steven Seagal's ponytail 2012-07-13 11:50
    the fuck_you_bundler gem doesn't do anything... it's just a module with a version number:

    module FuckYouBundler
    # Your code goes here...
    VERSION = "1.0.0"
    end

    oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!
  • Aleph 2012-07-13 11:51
    NaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaN
    'CEPTION !
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-13 11:55
    Chuck Lester:
    Unknown
    Unknown
    Unknown
    ???


    NO! It has to be FAIL! FAIL! FAIL!
    You're right, it should be:
    file_not_found
    file_not_found
    file_not_found

    Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.
  • Ken 2012-07-13 12:08
    What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

    Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.
  • hans 2012-07-13 12:10
    DDR Elevator? I think you missed the reunification.
  • kerohazel 2012-07-13 12:17
    Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.
  • Chuck Lester 2012-07-13 12:17
    kerohazel:
    Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.


    I'd swear it was written in NaN
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-07-13 12:58
    The one with the pears says something about "Aspo", which is obviously a misspelling for ASBO.

    What I want to know is if the food at Chez XML is as good as their receipts, and do they have poutine?
  • Not Manuel 2012-07-13 13:05
    In Swedish, it's "everyday low price", more or less, so I'm going with that.
  • Wonkavator expert 2012-07-13 13:39
    Pshh. That elevator is so obviously a base-4 numeral system referring to the floor number. Down = 0, right = 1, up = 2, and left = 3, so the elevator is on floor 15.

    captcha: caecus. Pshh. Anyone who disagrees is obviously caecum.
  • pjt33 2012-07-13 13:51
    Ken:
    What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

    Actually it seems to have done quite well on the contents of that CDATA. Makes me wonder whether the problem is a config issue in an XPath query to get the part to print.
  • Dazed 2012-07-13 13:57
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:

    oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

    For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?
  • Ralph 2012-07-13 14:18
    Dazed:
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:

    oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

    For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?
    Windows...

    Duh!
  • Code Slave 2012-07-13 14:23
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".
  • Nagesh 2012-07-13 14:24
    Ken:
    What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

    Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.


    I working on this for former employ but ain't AJAX. It ain't being ussful in practise too much massage of date.
  • Double-Posting Guy 2012-07-13 14:27
    WTF does the "honkster_bundler" do? I would Google the term, but I'm here at work and afraid of what I might find.
  • Double-Posting Guy 2012-07-13 14:27
    WTF does the "honkster_bundler" do? I would Google the term, but I'm here at work and afraid of what I might find.
  • wonk 2012-07-13 14:31
    Is it me, or is the elevator giving the passengers the finger?
  • AGray 2012-07-13 14:45
    AB:
    Please let this be the Lift in the Konami building.

    UU DD LR LR B A


    You forgot St[art].

    CAPTCHA: Praesent!
  • elemon 2012-07-13 15:05
    Dinosaur Tracks
  • Long John 2012-07-13 15:25
    That Heathrow cooling system thing has been there for at least 2 monthes. I saw it last time I was there. Customs at the international terminal, correct? Also, the unknown unknown unknown has been posted before.
  • YR 2012-07-13 15:31
    Mortal Kombat elevator!

    *FINISH HIM*
    Down, left, left
    *Cables snap* aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    *FATALITY*
  • shadowman 2012-07-13 15:34
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".


    So in other words, it's just your everyday, typical Swedish sign.
  • Manuel 2012-07-13 15:41
    The "Dpogf sf odf !qAspo"-part is pure gibberish. The picture was taken in a Coop store in Sweden. The "Alltid lågt pris" in the header means "Always low prices".
  • Obvious Man 2012-07-13 15:56
    Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-13 16:22
    Obvious Man:
    Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?


    Ya... me, about 4 hours ago.

    PiisAWheeL:
    Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.
  • AGray 2012-07-13 16:28
    PiisAWheeL:
    Obvious Man:
    Did anyone notice that the elevator code looks like the Konami code?


    Ya... me, about 4 hours ago.

    PiisAWheeL:
    Also, I think the elevator was built by konami.


    This is why elevators need embedded SNES/SEGA Genesis emulators.

    That and for Zero Wing.

    CAPTCHA: transverbero
  • PaulR 2012-07-13 17:32
    Maybe the savings was the price of a nan bread.
  • Synchronos 2012-07-13 17:57
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".


    You got that from Google Translate, didn't you. If not, you would have noticed that it is lågt, not lagt, completely different word (ie. low).
  • MarkJ 2012-07-13 18:19
    Nagesh:
    Ken:
    What, you mean a receipt printer doesn't do XML? I thought every output device had an embedded web browser rendering engine!

    Yeah, that's what we need! Support for CSS and AJAX on a labelmaker.


    I working on this for former employ but ain't AJAX. It ain't being ussful in practise too much massage of date.
    I'm thinkin' you ain't being under your bridge where you belonging.
  • ekolis 2012-07-13 18:51
    The elevator is doing a hadouken! Quick, dodge it!

    And "nan" is a type of Indian bread, and bread means money, so yeah...
  • p 2012-07-13 19:14
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".


    No, it doesn't. That funny ring over one of the characters isn't just a smudge on your monitor – 'a' and 'å' are actually completely distinct letters; substituting one for the other will give you a different word.

    While "lagt" does mean "has put", the sign says "lågt", which means "low".

    Here, try it with English: In the word "low", 'l' looks somewhat similar to 'j', 'o' might be a less ornate 'a', and 'w' is just 'm' upside down. So spelling it "jam" should work just as well, right?
  • Norman Diamond 2012-07-13 20:45
    That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

    (They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)
  • Norman Diamond 2012-07-13 20:48
    Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?
  • Spooky timing on that last one 2012-07-13 21:22
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just came on the tv moments before I opened this posting!
  • Cheong 2012-07-13 22:02
    We all know that lifts in chocolate factories can go horizontially, right?

    TRWTF is that the lift indicator can't show forward and backward directions, amiright?
  • Coyne 2012-07-14 00:38
    Did that message on the monitor have to do with the monitor? Or was it a small problem in the server room?



    (the animation is by Nevit Dilmen)
  • foxyshadis 2012-07-14 01:00
    kerohazel:
    Could someone translate the one about the pears, or at least ID the language used? Yeah, we can tell that it's messed up in some way. But if you can't read the language, you're not sure what's messed up and what's normal. The bottom part could be poorly-formatted but still correct [INSERT LANGUAGE NAME], or it could be pure gibberish.


    The PDF it was printed from was missing a font, perhaps a symbol font of some sort - supposed to be some pretty graphics, maybe? - or it's a blind conversion from UTF-8 or some wretchedly encoded Type 1 font (basically all of them). Either no one checked the printout or everyone just shrugged and put it up anyway.

    Use PDF/X, people, it's there for a reason!

    (I wonder if it would make sense if you translated it from EBCDIC...)
  • codeman38 2012-07-14 01:00
    It's the classic "character encoding off by one" bug, rearing its ugly head yet again on Error'd!

    >>> coded = u'Dpogfsfodf!qÁspo'
    
    >>> print u''.join([unichr(ord(x)-1) for x in coded])
    Conference pÀron

    Which, looking at a Swedish dictionary online... that latter word is probably supposed to be "päron". And yes, there is a variety of pear known as the Conference pear.

    (To be fair, I have no idea how "ä" + 1 ended up as "Á", but given that the font was sent to the printer with the entire character encoding off by one, I wouldn't be surprised if the high-ASCII part got even more garbled somehow.)
  • d 2012-07-14 14:19
    Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
  • absx 2012-07-15 09:00
    The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.
  • suscipit 2012-07-15 10:51
    absx:
    The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.

    I've indeed seen PDF files where text became garbled like that when copied and pasted. I'd like to think it's a bug, and not some silly anti-copy method (I don't know much about the internals of PDF files).
  • phillipe 2012-07-15 17:33
    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....
  • phillipe 2012-07-15 17:34
    phillipe:
    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....
    PEARS goddamit!
  • Scott 2012-07-15 17:37
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".
    Nom nom nom nom nom nom.....

    As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....
  • Millipede 2012-07-15 17:40
    Norman Diamond:
    That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

    (They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)
    Also, White people stole my car.
  • Millipede 2012-07-15 17:42
    Millipede:
    Norman Diamond:
    That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

    (They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)
    Also, White people stole my car.
    Actually (true story) I rang a company once with a complaint over an invoice or statement. An automated system asked:
    "What is the reason for your call?",
    so I replied, "Because you cunts are fucking idiots"
    The machine responded: "I think you need 'accounts'; is this correct?"
  • toshir0 2012-07-16 07:36
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    The one with the pears says something about "Aspo", which is obviously a misspelling for ASBO.
    I think you missed the real message, no typo here.

    You're welcome.

    Akismet, screw your electronic ass.
  • Obvious Man 2012-07-16 08:34
    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
  • Web Dude 2012-07-16 09:37
    hoe-bundler, aka a roll of carpet. Make sure you use that one AFTER the fuck_you_bundler, otherwise that's just wasteful.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-16 10:00
    d:
    Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
    +1


    Obvious Man:
    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
    You sir, are the first!
  • The Iceman 2012-07-16 10:05
    Oracle is trying to go one better on Donald Rumsfeld, who only ever got to "unknown unknowns".

    Captcha: paratus, which the Coast Guard is semper.
  • Obvious Man 2012-07-16 11:24
    Konami code FTW on the elevator! Surprised no one else noticed that.

    Incidentally, when I get in an elevator, I'm trying NOT to end up in the same place I just left.
  • Frank 2012-07-16 12:53
    That's Walmart's trademark!
  • Anon 2012-07-16 13:56
    Scott:

    As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....


    Umm, wouldn't the fact that the elevator doors are closing be enough of an indication that the elevator doors are closing?
  • danny 2012-07-16 16:08
    fuck_you_first_post
  • I AM FIRST 2012-07-16 17:30
    PiisAWheeL:
    d:
    Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
    +1


    Obvious Man:
    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
    You sir, are the frist!

    FTFY

    Also, FRIST POST!!!
  • Not that guy 2012-07-16 18:32
    I regret having to tell you this. Alyx is dead. She died while escaping from Civil Protection. We hope Gordon can find a suitable partner now.





    (IFYOUKNOWWHATIMEAN)
  • Dirk 2012-07-16 22:22
    The EveryOtherDailyWTF strikes again!
  • da Doctah 2012-07-17 01:18
    shadowman:
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".


    So in other words, it's just your everyday, typical Swedish sign.
    Hey, I bought one of those at IKEA last year.

    It was crap, but it came with a free plate of meatballs.
  • uns 2012-07-17 05:26
    last!

    Akismet is also last.
  • NO U 2012-07-17 05:27
  • Sayer 2012-07-17 08:53
    Norman Diamond:
    Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?


    Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.
  • Sayer 2012-07-17 11:25
    phillipe:
    phillipe:
    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....
    PEARS goddamit!


    Thank you.
  • Norman Diamond 2012-07-17 19:18
    Sayer:
    Norman Diamond:
    Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?
    Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.
    My disk drives get mounted in notebook PCs by screws that are both flat head and Phillips head at the same time.

    None of my Zorkmids feature Phillips heads though.
  • Steven Seagal's ponytail 2012-07-17 22:42
    Dazed:
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:

    oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!

    For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?


    Oh, sorry. A couple reasons:

    1) Using a Java-type IDE for Ruby development just doesn't make much sense... it's like using Eclipse to write JavaScript. I guess it's because almost everything happens at runtime.
    2) Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.
  • cousteau 2012-07-18 11:40
    I still haven't decided which comment about the elevator was better; the one of DDR (which was also my first thought), the Wonka and Hitchhiker's Guide ones (didn't see those coming), or the Konami one.

    I think the Konami one. Laughed out loud.
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-07-19 17:25
    Now that Oracle has refused to install, you can go install a real database.

    Zing!
  • Sam I am 2012-07-20 17:52
    Wow, I recognize that receipt xml. I think I Know exactly what the problem is.
  • tatsujin 2012-07-22 14:32
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:

    2) Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.

    Actually, to the reporter's defense, he didn't mention anything about windows.
  • Jonathan 2012-08-20 19:17
    Re: the elevator -- You should have interpreted it as a DDR move and then done that step (back, left, left) and seen if anything happened!
  • pplanet 2012-08-31 07:41
    Hey, I've noticed the same thing at Heathrow Terminal 1 not long ago! I suppose they'll start checking up on the cooling once the screens begin to combust.
  • Autochron 2013-03-09 01:42
    the supermarket sign sign is supposed to say "Conference päron" , then below, "NEDERLANDER K"-something, can't make out the last part and don't know Swedish. So yeah, it's the PDF thing."