• värttinä (unregistered)

    To boldly go where no bit has gone before.

  • ais523 (unregistered)

    I assume the nVidia one is attempting to specify a specific version of Windows (note the space before the dot), but somehow managed to fail.

  • Jesper (unregistered)

    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!

  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to ais523
    ais523:
    I assume the nVidia one is attempting to specify a specific version of Windows (note the space before the dot), but somehow managed to fail.
    My guess is that it's looking for C:\WINDOWS and failing because it's called WINNT or on a different drive.
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  • seconddevil (cs) in reply to Jesper
    Jesper:
    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!
    Never underestimate the depths of human stupidity
  • Anon (unregistered)

    So if an application was < 1 byte you can download it out of thin air?

  • akatherder (cs) in reply to seconddevil
    seconddevil:
    Jesper:
    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!
    Never underestimate the depths of human stupidity

    These people generally have a shitload of signs and a very limited amount of time to place them. This isn't Pops handcrafting a sign for the general store his family has owned since the Civil War.

    Along that line of thought, have you ever had a bug in your code? What are you, blind or stupid?

  • Robert (unregistered)

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  • blub (unregistered) in reply to pjt33
    pjt33:
    ais523:
    I assume the nVidia one is attempting to specify a specific version of Windows (note the space before the dot), but somehow managed to fail.
    My guess is that it's looking for C:\WINDOWS and failing because it's called WINNT or on a different drive.

    My guess is that it's trying to detect if it's executed under a wine enviroment.

  • Captain Facts (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    So if an application was < 1="" byte="" you="" can="" download="" it="" out="" of="" thin="">
    Yup. Even if you down all of your network interfaces, you can still download zero-byte files using
    touch
    .
  • Captain Facts (unregistered) in reply to Captain Facts
    Captain Facts:
    ...you can still download zero-byte files using
    touch
    .
    Wow. The real WTF here is that "BBCode" apparently changes 'code', an inline element, into a block-level one, probably 'pre'. Sigh. IT ARE SO MUCH EASIERS THAN PROGRAMMINGS IN TEH HTMLS.
  • smeg (unregistered) in reply to pjt33
    pjt33:
    ais523:
    I assume the nVidia one is attempting to specify a specific version of Windows (note the space before the dot), but somehow managed to fail.
    My guess is that it's looking for C:\WINDOWS and failing because it's called WINNT or on a different drive.

    My guess is that nVidia doesn't consider Vista to be a version of Windows

  • Dan (unregistered) in reply to Captain Facts

    Yup, It's quite easy to download the entire set of possible 1 byte apps, without ever connecting to the network.

  • Vollhorst (unregistered) in reply to Jesper
    Jesper:
    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!
    If it would be my job to put up those faulty signs I would give a damn about what is on them. Most likely I would commit suicide anyway but why the fuck should I care about those signs? You don't get paid to think on that job, do you?
  • Gary Hall (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    So if an application was < 1="" byte="" you="" can="" download="" it="" out="" of="" thin="">

    Yes, it just guesses the required bits, asking you if it's right each time...

    Is it 0000001? Is it 0000010? Is it 0000011? etc...

    They thought guessing >1 byte's worth of bits would be annoying.

  • Bobbo (unregistered)

    I don't normally defend them, but I don't see how the last one is a WTF.

    It's caused by clicking on a button/link/whatever that says 'disagree' when you're not logged in; same happens when you click 'agree' or 'alert moderator'.

    Just sayin' like!

  • Paula Abdul (unregistered)

    Paul misses the point completely. He cannot have an opinion until he logs in because then and only then will he be presented with a dialogue box that has an option other than "OK". It could be "OK" and "Not OK"/"Cancel"/"Close"/"Undefined"/"The Jungian Thing" but you won't know until you log in. So get to logging Paul.

  • Bas (unregistered) in reply to Bobbo
    Bobbo:
    I don't normally defend them, but I don't see how the last one is a WTF.

    It's caused by clicking on a button/link/whatever that says 'disagree' when you're not logged in; same happens when you click 'agree' or 'alert moderator'.

    Just sayin' like!

    It is when out of context :) About the iPod Touch one, probably some message which should never occur but has occured because of a connection dropout... or something like that :)

  • AndyL (unregistered)

    I understand why signs with negative markdowns are a WTF, but what's wrong with the ones with small markdowns?

    Perhaps the store thinks that the price is a good price and worth advertising, even if it's virtually identical to their existing good price? There's nothing wrong with that. There's no law that says every time you put up a sign you have to slash prices.

    The sign doesn't even say "SALE" it says "AS ADVERTISED".

  • Someone (unregistered)

    I might be stupid but I don't get the 7 billion one... What is off about it? Seems to read about fine to me.

  • steenbergh (cs)

    I wanted to disagree with Paul, but I'm too lazy to log on...

  • Voodoo Coder (cs) in reply to Jesper
    Jesper:
    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!

    I take it you've never been to Wal-mart? Or any other retail environment?

    Of course, not all the employees are complete morons...but the hiring standard there does permit for mongoloids to mindlessly tack things up in whatever manner is easiest, between smoke breaks and naps.

    That, and the general discontent of working in such an environment leads one to say things like "Yeah, I hung that screwed up sign. I don't turn my brain on for less than 9 bucks an hour, you pay me 8".

  • Pim (cs) in reply to Someone
    Someone:
    I might be stupid but I don't get the 7 billion one... What is off about it? Seems to read about fine to me.
    Oh, you see a lot of chip manufacturing plants that look like that?
  • SenTree (cs) in reply to Someone
    Someone:
    I might be stupid but I don't get the 7 billion one... What is off about it? Seems to read about fine to me.
    Yep. Intel is an enterprise, the picture is an Enterprise, what's the problem ?
  • Coward (unregistered)

    The whole thestar.com website is ridiculous: Even stranger is the Alert Moderator button: "You must be logged in to mark is as offensive". What if I wanted to alert the moderator of a fantastic comment?

  • Val (unregistered)

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  • Smash King (cs) in reply to SenTree
    SenTree:
    Someone:
    I might be stupid but I don't get the 7 billion one... What is off about it? Seems to read about fine to me.
    Yep. Intel is an enterprise, the picture is an Enterprise, what's the problem ?
    The problem is the typo. That "chip" should be a "ship"
  • Smyle (unregistered)

    TRWTF on the first one: WTF is a "T/STRA P/PAY B/BND"?

  • RBoy (unregistered)

    Enough with the google news wtf's. It happens all the time. At least once a week.

    The joke loses it's tristique when you realize how often it happens

  • britne (unregistered) in reply to Smash King

    even better, its a "next-generation" chip/ship...

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    Would someone please, PLEASE turn off this retarded perl script!!!

  • Jim Cooper (unregistered) in reply to AndyL
    AndyL:
    I understand why signs with negative markdowns are a WTF, but what's wrong with the ones with small markdowns?

    In Australia we no longer have 1 or 2 cent pieces :-)

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    Would someone please, PLEASE turn off this retarded perl script!!!

    The commenting system has detected that the perl script is not retarded. It is our friend, we loves it we does. The caller of names will now be terminated. With sticks and stones.

  • Pennies go to heaven (unregistered) in reply to Jim Cooper
    Jim Cooper:
    AndyL:
    I understand why signs with negative markdowns are a WTF, but what's wrong with the ones with small markdowns?
    In Australia we no longer have 1 or 2 cent pieces :-)
    Lucky you - "they" were looking to pass similar legislation here in Canada, people were freaking out, businesses were stating it was the beginning of the end, and "they" backed off of it. Yet more and more businesses don't give pennies, and will round to 5 cents. Nobody complains about rounding errors. I'm sure we'll see some TDWTF's about idiot penny-rounding code sooner or later. Should start a pool until when it first shows up! :D
  • Addison (unregistered)

    Since it was over 1 byte and needed to be connected to download does that mean something under one byte doesn't require it to be connected in order to download? Because that would be impressive.

    Catcha: appellatio- giving your fencing partner head?

  • Pine Scented (unregistered) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    seconddevil:
    Jesper:
    The real WTF with signs like the first one is that apparently the sales people who print out and put up those signs in their shops don't even look at the sign themselves before putting them up in their shop!
    Never underestimate the depths of human stupidity

    These people generally have a shitload of signs and a very limited amount of time to place them. This isn't Pops handcrafting a sign for the general store his family has owned since the Civil War.

    Along that line of thought, have you ever had a bug in your code? What are you, blind or stupid?

    Blind xor stupid? :)

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I disagree.

    Captcha: the proof that I'm not logged in.

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to Dan
    Dan:
    Yup, It's quite easy to download the entire set of possible 1 byte apps, without ever connecting to the network.
    Download from where?

    I think you mean "create from scratch", or "not download" as it's also known.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    I disagree.

    Captcha: the proof that I'm not logged in.

    I should have done it like this:

    Captcha: The proof that I'm not logged in.

  • monkeyPushButton (unregistered) in reply to smeg
    smeg:
    My guess is that nVidia doesn't consider Vista to be a version of Windows
    Well, that's one thing going for nVidia.
  • mIKe (unregistered)

    Just as a point with the saving a penny thing. Chances are that it was in an ad (hence: As Advertised). Chances are if you don't have the sign there, that a customer is going to come in and make a fuss saying "Your ad says it is less!". Given a choice between putting up the sign or arguing with said customer, the sign goes up.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    I disagree.

    Captcha: the proof that I'm not logged in.

    I should have done it like this:

    Captcha: The proof that I'm not logged in.

    Actually I should have done it like this: and then it would change colour every time you pressed F5.

    :-)

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  • Orbstart (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    I disagree.

    Captcha: the proof that I'm not logged in.

    I should have done it like this:

    Captcha: The proof that I'm not logged in.

    That's not proof, you could have photoshopped that image.

  • Loren Pechtel (unregistered) in reply to Bobbo
    Bobbo:
    I don't normally defend them, but I don't see how the last one is a WTF.

    It's caused by clicking on a button/link/whatever that says 'disagree' when you're not logged in; same happens when you click 'agree' or 'alert moderator'.

    Just sayin' like!

    You stole my thoughts! This is nothing but poor wording--it should be something like "You have to be logged into vote".

  • housecaldwell (unregistered)
    The Computer:
    You must be logged in to disagree. Logging in is Treason. Disagreeing is Treason. Treason is punishable by death of clone. Do you want to login or disagree, Citizen?
    Have a nice Daycycle!
  • evanm (cs) in reply to smeg
    smeg:
    pjt33:
    ais523:
    I assume the nVidia one is attempting to specify a specific version of Windows (note the space before the dot), but somehow managed to fail.
    My guess is that it's looking for C:\WINDOWS and failing because it's called WINNT or on a different drive.

    My guess is that nVidia doesn't consider Vista to be a version of Windows

    My guess would be that he's trying to install the drivers on Windows 7, especially since their mobile, not desktop drivers. Not a huge WTF IMO.

  • avflinsch (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    So if an application was < 1="" byte="" you="" can="" download="" it="" out="" of="" thin="">

    Only if it was exactly zero bytes. If it were a negative number of bytes, you would need a connection to return them.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to avflinsch
    avflinsch:
    Anon:
    So if an application was < 1="" byte="" you="" can="" download="" it="" out="" of="" thin="">

    Only if it was exactly zero bytes. If it were a negative number of bytes, you would need a connection to return them.

    Actually, I guess I mistyped. I should have said <= 1 byte since the message only says > 1 byte. Obviously if it's zero bytes, it's not a problem.

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