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  • mott555 2012-08-03 09:04
    Fr1st!
  • Glitch 2012-08-03 09:05
    2nd! (Maybe)
    By the way, I oppose deletion of that folder.

  • Paul 2012-08-03 09:06
    It's *Brussels* sprouts
  • Cbuttius 2012-08-03 09:08
    just as long as it doesn't pee on my laptop

    And the great thing about having NaN amount of money is no matter how much you spend you always have NaN left so it essentially endless.
  • tjc 2012-08-03 09:15
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!
  • Melnorme 2012-08-03 09:17
    Bring back Mandatory Fun Day!
  • den 2012-08-03 09:17
    Here's a tip for you: If you are thinking about creating a "profanity filter" - STOP. You're welcome.
  • Grzechooo 2012-08-03 09:18
    "permission from Everyone" means the ACL of folder is fucked up. Good luck.
  • Anketam 2012-08-03 09:20
    I love the hidden Irish Girl
  • anonymous 2012-08-03 09:23
    could have been worse, he might have type Belgium
  • pitchingchris 2012-08-03 09:26
    twinkies ! Oops, sorry, better watch my mouth
  • bob goatse 2012-08-03 09:28
    Anketam:
    I love the hidden Irish Girl


    Irish Girl?! Where?? I'm going into Irish Girl withdrawl :(
  • Douglasac 2012-08-03 09:29
    CAT NUGG means "catering nuggets" on a KFC invoice - to get eight you need to ring them up like that.
  • Steve The Cynic 2012-08-03 09:29
    re: [redacted, profanity]

    From Wiktionary:

    3 (countable, US, derogatory, slang) An Asian person who dresses, acts and speaks according to Caucasian stereotypes rather than Asian ones (from the “yellow” outside and “white” inside; compare Oreo (“Black person who acts white”)).

    That's for the Tee DoubleYou Eye Enn Kay Eye Ee (can't write out racist slang, you know...)

    Did nobody think to query what an i@v@ice is?
  • curtmack 2012-08-03 09:30
    bob goatse:
    Anketam:
    I love the hidden Irish Girl


    Irish Girl?! Where?? I'm going into Irish Girl withdrawl :(


    Hover over the picture of the NaN jackpot.
  • Irish Goat 2012-08-03 09:34
    Woo Hoo! Can this Friday get any better?
  • SF 2012-08-03 09:35
    My guess for the profanity is the ethnic slur inside the word spicy for a person of Hispanic heritage.
  • Wonk 2012-08-03 09:39
    I think Mathias has just lost the game.
  • kjordan 2012-08-03 09:54
    curtmack:
    bob goatse:
    Anketam:
    I love the hidden Irish Girl


    Irish Girl?! Where?? I'm going into Irish Girl withdrawl :(


    Hover over the picture of the NaN jackpot.

    On the RSS feed you just get the Irish Girl.
  • Gruntbuggly 2012-08-03 10:00
    More likely tWINKIEs
  • Anonymous 2012-08-03 10:01
    Either that or "spic"y.
  • emaN ruoY 2012-08-03 10:02
    Oh come on. The lottery clearly states it has 9 million to give away!

    (southern US accent)

    (no need reading below this line)
    akismet thinks I'm a bot, but this long line of unnecessary text states otherwise. If I were a bot, I'd actually try and link some website where I was trying to sell something, steal data, install a virus, do all three, or ... something completely unrelated. If you have actually read this far, stop, just go to the next comment. By the way, your server is on fire. Or your router. It could be the DSLAM, but in any case, you'd better go check it just in case. How do I know, I don't, but somebody told me and now that I've made the accusation, the onus is on you to prove me wrong. But if I'm wrong, don't you feel better knowing that your equipment was not, in fact, on fire? I know I would be. So why not get up and check it out... or read the next comment, like you really should have done a long time before getting to this point.

    It still thinks I'm a bot. go figure.
  • Magneto 2012-08-03 10:17
    The Irish girl is very cute, but what is up with the drawing of Magneto off to the right?

  • golddog 2012-08-03 10:21
    tjc:
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!


    All banned-words lists. No need to be specific here.

    There are no bad words, there are only words which are either ill-defined or misunderstood.
  • Anon') or 1=1 2012-08-03 10:29
    A popular video gaming website once had a profanity filter that also ignored spaces. So whenever anyone on the forums mentioned Yoshi followed by a word beginning with T, the post would be auto-flagged. I'm not sure if they've fixed that yet, but they certainly still have a profanity filter.
  • Your Name * 2012-08-03 10:34
    TRWTF is I don't see a image in the lotto section,
    but if I view the comments page here is what I see at the top:
    #picture { display: block; width: 650px; height: 149px; background-image: url(http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/12/q3/e23/Pic-3.png); border: none; text-decoration: none; } #picture:hover { background-image: url(http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/12/q3/e23/irishgirl.jpg); } [expand full text]
  • Ross Presser 2012-08-03 10:35
    TRTWF is 10% GST. Total decimation of your wallet.
  • Some Jerk 2012-08-03 10:36
    Is it just me or are these WTFs going down hill? I mean, what is happening in the world today when even stupidity is served in substandard quality?
  • jc 2012-08-03 10:39
    The cat shouldn't've whizzed into their laptops.
  • dkf 2012-08-03 10:43
    Some Jerk:
    Is it just me or are these WTFs going down hill? I mean, what is happening in the world today when even stupidity is served in substandard quality?
    It's just Error'd. Laugh and move on.
  • Evan 2012-08-03 10:46
    anonymous:
    could have been worse, he might have type Belgium

    Right, but I mean it stands to reason that since Belgium is a super-offensive word, Brussels would at least be somewhat offensive. So I think the behavior of the software is perfectly reasonable.
  • 2times3times7 2012-08-03 10:52
    Maybe it's because Brussels is in Belgium. (Obscure Hitch-hiker's guide reference)
  • MightyM 2012-08-03 10:54
    Anon') or 1=1:
    A popular video gaming website once had a profanity filter that also ignored spaces. So whenever anyone on the forums mentioned Yoshi followed by a word beginning with T, the post would be auto-flagged. I'm not sure if they've fixed that yet, but they certainly still have a profanity filter.


    If it is what I think it is (but IIRC you couldn't even post if you had a "bad" word), I was quite a bit on the Disgaea forum. The best weapon in that game is a sword called Yoshitsuna. No need to say there were quite a lot of censor-bypasses.
  • Thuktun 2012-08-03 11:06
    den:
    Here's a tip for you: If you are thinking about creating a "profanity filter" - STOP. You're welcome.
    Now an accurate grammar checker, that would be welcome.
  • Loren Pechtel 2012-08-03 11:08
    Anon') or 1=1:
    A popular video gaming website once had a profanity filter that also ignored spaces. So whenever anyone on the forums mentioned Yoshi followed by a word beginning with T, the post would be auto-flagged. I'm not sure if they've fixed that yet, but they certainly still have a profanity filter.


    On Dungeons and Dragons online the filter doesn't like the word "dummy". Unfortunately, there is an in-game object called a training dummy that you can beat up for a temporary buff. "Where are you?" "Bashing the @%#%$".
  • FasterThanILook 2012-08-03 11:16
    So how was the cat? Taste like chicken?
  • C-Derb 2012-08-03 11:20
    TRWTF is getting a new WTF each day this week. Never thought I would see the day.
  • Some Jerk 2012-08-03 11:22
    I wasn't serious. I just liked the irony of people being inept at being stupid... so we get less to laugh at for a few hours.
  • OldCoder 2012-08-03 11:25
    Ross Presser:
    TRTWF is 10% GST. Total decimation of your wallet.

    Lucky sod. Our VAT currently is 20%.
  • OldCoder 2012-08-03 11:26
    tjc:
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!

    Clbuttic!
  • shinobu 2012-08-03 11:28
    Sorry, profanity is detected. Please write again.

    My favorite things here: ... brussels sprouts.

    I totally agree. That's just disgusting.
  • iToad 2012-08-03 11:34
    Mr Mattei isn't going to get permission to delete his folder from me until Alex brings back Mandatory Fun Day.
  • Leif 2012-08-03 11:47
    The cat who peed in the laptop in yesterday's story got his nuggets fried.
  • Leif 2012-08-03 11:54
    OldCoder:
    tjc:
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!

    Clbuttic!


    I remember a forum where you had to ask for a new p*word if you forgot the old one.
  • Minos 2012-08-03 11:58
    It would definitely be a bad idea to add the NaN jackpot to your bank account.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-08-03 12:14
    I'm willing to bet the "reserved or prohibited" word on the email is picking up on something stupid.

    suchandsuchusername@pricingSELECT.com or some other such nonsense probably related to the database.

    As for reserved and prohibited words, I say we add some to this forum. Fr1st should be the first word on the list.
  • Bananas 2012-08-03 12:16
    When I visited China a few years ago I learned that KFC is very popular there.
  • @Deprecated 2012-08-03 12:17
    Minos:
    It would definitely be a bad idea to add the NaN jackpot to your bank account.


    Oh I don't know... you could withdraw as much as you like, and the balance would never change!

    In the really old Amiga game 'Bard's Tale', you had 4 characters. You could attack and kill the character in slot 3. Then with him having 0 gold, go into the shop, and buy something with the 4th (still alive) character. The game would *then* decide to reorder the characters, and subtract the item price from the dead (now 4th) character with zero gold, and poof, you'd have minus 2 billion gold, which was as good as +4billion, I guess. Or something like that.
  • Bananas 2012-08-03 12:20
    Grzechooo:
    "permission from Everyone" means the ACL of folder is fucked up. Good luck.
    cacls is your friend.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-08-03 12:21
    curtmack:
    bob goatse:
    Anketam:
    I love the hidden Irish Girl
    Irish Girl?! Where?? I'm going into Irish Girl withdrawl :(
    Hover over the picture of the NaN jackpot.
    Thats why the jackpot is NAN. You actually WIN the irish girl. I'd buy a ticket.
  • Coyne 2012-08-03 12:22
    I'm sorry: I'm in a hurry and I can only afford to wait 5.5045871543179 minutes.
  • Coyne 2012-08-03 12:26
    Oh, and as for that lottery: I'd buy a ticket. Since NAN ranges from $0 to $110 trillion (or even more), I have to assume the average winner would be at least $55 trillion.

    Definitely worth a ticket. Worth a lot of tickets.
  • synp 2012-08-03 13:16
    Admin!

    He, he, he. Admin!

    Hee hee. Admin Admin Admin Admin Admin
  • Anonymous coward 2012-08-03 13:18
    synp:
    Admin!

    He, he, he. Admin!

    Hee hee. Admin Admin Admin Admin Admin


    You kiss your mother with that mouth?
  • lanmind 2012-08-03 13:24
    Grzechooo:
    "permission from Everyone" means the ACL of folder is fucked up. Good luck.


    I thought the same thing...
  • Paul Neumann 2012-08-03 13:25
    My Irish girl is broken :(

    Can I pleze has an othur?
  • mag 2012-08-03 13:26
    Did you catch the at at on the KFC receipt?
  • Obvious Man 2012-08-03 13:39
    Paul Neumann:
    My Irish girl is broken :(

    Can I pleze has an othur?


  • Timeroot 2012-08-03 13:45
    The first thing I thought when I saw the folder deletion message was "No, don't delete it, it was made on John Egbert's birthday! The blind prophets will be angered."

    Captcha: caecus. Latin for "blind". Okay that's just a creepy coincidence.
  • Some Jerk 2012-08-03 13:45
    Obvious Man:
    Paul Neumann:
    My Irish girl is broken :(

    Can I pleze has an othur?




    She wants my body... I can just tell by looking.
  • Some Jerk 2012-08-03 13:47
    she have "Hot Chick with LOW STANDARDS" written in her eyes.
  • Gurth 2012-08-03 13:53
    Some Jerk:
    She wants my body...

    Probably grilled, with ketchup.
  • Paul Neumann 2012-08-03 13:54
    Some Jerk:
    Obvious Man:
    Paul Neumann:
    My Irish girl is broken :(

    Can I pleze has an othur?




    She wants my body... I can just tell by looking.

    +
    Some Jerk (unregistered):

    she have "Hot Chick with LOW STANDARDS" written in her eyes.

    = WIN!

    and by the way, she stil looks broke.

    oh, and ) lets finish off the unmatched braces in this therad
  • neminem 2012-08-03 14:19
    @Deprecated:
    In the really old Amiga game 'Bard's Tale', you had 4 characters. You could attack and kill the character in slot 3. Then with him having 0 gold, go into the shop, and buy something with the 4th (still alive) character. The game would *then* decide to reorder the characters, and subtract the item price from the dead (now 4th) character with zero gold, and poof, you'd have minus 2 billion gold, which was as good as +4billion, I guess. Or something like that.


    In the early days of the MMOish web game Kingdom of Loathing, something similar happened: there was an item that if you were dumb enough to use it out of combat, would steal a handful of meat (the game's currency) from your inventory. Turned out, if you used it without any meat in your inventory, it would still steal meat from your inventory, giving you a couple billion meat. I wasn't around back then, but I gather the information spread quickly, everyone had max meat, and the game's economy didn't recover for many months (as the developers put in various leaderboards for "who donated the most meat to this leaderboard", with no other tangible benefit, for people to voluntarily remove their bugmeat with.)

    Neither of these are really instances of having NaN currency, though; just instances of failing to consider boundaries, or the difference between signed and unsigned ints.
  • Jay 2012-08-03 14:20
    Steve The Cynic:

    Did nobody think to query what an i@v@ice is?


    Well obviously, if they'd spelled it out, it wouldn't have gotten past the profanity filter! I can't think of many words more vulgar and disgusting than those that describe bills. Well, there are those that describe taxes.
  • Jay 2012-08-03 14:25
    Steve The Cynic:
    re: [redacted, profanity]

    From Wiktionary:

    3 (countable, US, derogatory, slang) An Asian person who dresses, acts and speaks according to Caucasian stereotypes rather than Asian ones (from the “yellow” outside and “white” inside; compare Oreo (“Black person who acts white”)).

    That's for the Tee DoubleYou Eye Enn Kay Eye Ee (can't write out racist slang, you know...)


    So like, if a Chinese person deliberately fails a math test, they call him a twinkie?

    A friend of my daughter was suspended from school for wearing a t-shirt that said "Oreo". He's black. So he was suspended for making racial slurs against ... himself. Apparently the white administrators believe that they know better than he does what offends him.
  • Jay 2012-08-03 14:35
    den:
    Here's a tip for you: If you are thinking about creating a "profanity filter" - STOP. You're welcome.


    Or at the very least, try not to be mind-bogglingly stupid about it. Here are a few suggestions:

    1. Look at whole words only. "classic" is not an obscenity.

    2. Don't block words that have objectionable meanings if those words also have routine, acceptable meanings. Not unless you're going to parse the sentence for context. "I had saltine crackers and Oreo cookies for a snack" is probably not a racial slur.

    3. Test your filter before deploying it, to make sure that it does not have a lot of false hits.

    Why is it necessary to even point out such obvious things?
  • talentless_newbie (too lazy to log in) 2012-08-03 14:37
    Some Jerk:
    Is it just me or are these WTFs going down hill? I mean, what is happening in the world today when even stupidity is served in substandard quality?

    ...for me, getting to see Irish Girl again made up for it.

    (and besides, a few of them really are kind of amusing...)




    I apparently have nobisness posting here without logging in...
  • Jay 2012-08-03 14:39
    Paul Neumann:
    My Irish girl is broken :(

    Can I pleze has an othur?


    No. You must learn to take care of your toys.
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-08-03 14:53
    TRWTF is that the old version of FireFox 3.6.28 (apparently the last 3.x ever) that I was running was somehow unable to see the end of comment marker about the Irish girl, turning most of the page into one big comment.

    Not gonna go for that "New Age Firefox" crap, so I finally downloaded Seamonkey for this computer. (I use Seamonkey everywhere else anyhow.) Just a little profile-fu, and all my settings are back.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-08-03 15:01
    Jay:
    "I had saltine crackers and Oreo cookies for a snack"
    Sounds like it could be a 3-some, or given the plurals, an orgy.
  • Paul Neumann 2012-08-03 15:09
    I was going to say that one cannot withdraw from a balance of NaN, but I proved myself wrong:
    class Main
    
    {
    public static void main (String[] args) throws java.lang.Exception
    {
    double acctBalance = Double.NaN;
    double withdrawal = 100000000.00;
    double result = acctBalance - withdrawal;

    System.out.println(result);
    }
    }
    for demo: http://ideone.com/kpxs8

    Seriously?! Akismet thinks this is spam? I'm now starting to understand the average intellectual level of comments here...
  • Paul Neumann 2012-08-03 15:10
    Oh, and points to all who can find the WTF in that code. (No, Java does not count.)
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-08-03 15:17
    Double the NaN, double the fun!

    So six regular nuggets are $6, or $1 each, but a single "CAT NUGG" is only 75 cents. Can I just order six CAT NUGGs?
  • da Doctah 2012-08-03 15:19
    Jay:
    2. Don't block words that have objectionable meanings if those words also have routine, acceptable meanings. Not unless you're going to parse the sentence for context. "I had saltine crackers and Oreo cookies for a snack" is probably not a racial slur.


    Or stop schools from passing out "magna cum laude" honors.

    Unrelated question: why would you order cat nuggets at a place that serves falcon?
  • lrucker 2012-08-03 16:14
    According to my Spanish teacher, "taco" is very rude in Spain.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-08-03 16:18
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Double the NaN, double the fun!

    So six regular nuggets are $6, or $1 each, but a single "CAT NUGG" is only 75 cents. Can I just order six CAT NUGGs?
    I wasn't payin any attention to the reciept, but when I first looked at it at .75 a pop, I thought they were charging for CATsup for the NUGGets. I was gonna say it wasn't a wtf until someone else said:
    Douglasac:
    CAT NUGG means "catering nuggets" on a KFC invoice - to get eight you need to ring them up like that.
    And so I figured they were probably right.
  • pjt33 2012-08-03 16:40
    lrucker:
    According to my Spanish teacher, "taco" is very rude in Spain.

    I don't think you were paying enough attention. "Taco" means "rude word", but is not itself rude.
  • Some Jerk 2012-08-03 16:45
    pjt33:
    lrucker:
    According to my Spanish teacher, "taco" is very rude in Spain.

    I don't think you were paying enough attention. "Taco" means "rude word", but is not itself rude.


    Burrito means little donkey. Apparently, it is used as an explicit substitution in Mexico.

    Taco is similarly used here in the states. I assume that most can identify the implications for themselves... so I won't draw you a picture.
  • ... 2012-08-03 16:46
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Double the NaN, double the fun!

    So six regular nuggets are $6, or $1 each, but a single "CAT NUGG" is only 75 cents. Can I just order six CAT NUGGs?


    I guess there's more meat on a cat than a chicken? So more bulk prices.

    Maybe it is that there's not many stray chickens to round up in town.
  • unregustred oozer 2012-08-03 16:54
    emaN ruoY:
    (no need reading below this line)
    akismet thinks I'm a bot, but this long line of unnecessary text states otherwise. If I were a bot, I'd actually try and link some website where I was trying to sell something, steal data, install a virus, do all three, or ... something completely unrelated. If you have actually read this far, stop, just go to the next comment. By the way, your server is on fire. Or your router. It could be the DSLAM, but in any case, you'd better go check it just in case. How do I know, I don't, but somebody told me and now that I've made the accusation, the onus is on you to prove me wrong. But if I'm wrong, don't you feel better knowing that your equipment was not, in fact, on fire? I know I would be. So why not get up and check it out... or read the next comment, like you really should have done a long time before getting to this point.

    It still thinks I'm a bot. go figure.


    PROTIP: Make an account, post anything, immediately edit that comment with whatever you want to say. It lets you bypass the bloody Akismet.
  • Seahen 2012-08-03 18:05
    I guess whoever owned the cat from yesterday's story decided to do the sensible thing and have it made into nuggets, so it wouldn't destroy any more hardware.
  • Norman Diamond 2012-08-03 21:38
    Steve The Cynic:
    From Wiktionary:

    3 (countable, US, derogatory, slang) An Asian person who dresses, acts and speaks according to Caucasian stereotypes rather than Asian ones (from the “yellow” outside and “white” inside; compare Oreo (“Black person who acts white”)).

    That's for the Tee DoubleYou Eye Enn Kay Eye Ee (can't write out racist slang, you know...)
    I thought that would be banana. No wait, bananas grow more where people are brown not yellow. Where do twinkies grow? Um wait, twinkies are also yellow not brown on the outside. I'm confused now.

    The immigration bureau has sample forms filled in on display for people who need to refer to them, in Japanese and a few foreign languages. An English language sample used to include the abbreviation "Jap." When I mentioned that in a discussion on Usenet news, American posters were full of certainty over how the immigration officials had offended themselves and should censor themselves.
  • Meep 2012-08-03 21:40
    golddog:
    tjc:
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!


    All banned-words lists. No need to be specific here.

    There are no bad words, there are only words which are either ill-defined or misunderstood.


    Uh, do you speak any language at all? The "bad" words the ones that are extremely well defined and well understood by virtually all native speakers.
  • mol1111 2012-08-04 00:27
    If you live in EU you would also consider Brussels nasty word…
  • waggy 2012-08-04 01:22
    Meep:
    golddog:
    tjc:
    My guess is the offensive word was "twink". This is why non-space sensitive, excessive in scope banned-words-lists are BAD!


    All banned-words lists. No need to be specific here.

    There are no bad words, there are only words which are either ill-defined or misunderstood.


    Uh, do you speak any language at all? The "bad" words the ones that are extremely well defined and well understood by virtually all native speakers.


    And, they are among the first to be learned by non-native speakers, along with the word for "beer" and the euphemism for "place to piss".
  • da Doctah 2012-08-04 02:03
    pjt33:
    lrucker:
    According to my Spanish teacher, "taco" is very rude in Spain.

    I don't think you were paying enough attention. "Taco" means "rude word", but is not itself rude.
    In Japanese it means "octopus", which opens up whole new frontiers in menu misunderstanding.
  • Brent 2012-08-04 02:54
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:

    So six regular nuggets are $6, or $1 each, but a single "CAT NUGG" is only 75 cents. Can I just order six CAT NUGGs?


    Sure... I'll go scoop some cat nuggets of the litter box for you.
  • tin 2012-08-04 03:32
    Steve The Cynic:
    Did nobody think to query what an i@v@ice is?


    It also screwed the ABN up into AB@ - so it's quite surprising the CAT NUGG wasn't CAT @UGG. I'm also surprised the totals added up correctly since mangled characters tend to mean mangled RAM.

    It's also not a valid tax invoice - the words tax invoice don't appear on it ;)
  • Zemm 2012-08-04 08:15
    tin:
    Steve The Cynic:
    Did nobody think to query what an i@v@ice is?


    It also screwed the ABN up into AB@ - so it's quite surprising the CAT NUGG wasn't CAT @UGG.


    But not U WA@T...
  • bkDJ 2012-08-04 10:36
    Paul Neumann:
    Oh, and points to all who can find the WTF in that code. (No, Java does not count.)

    TRWTF is using doubles instead of decimals when working with money.
  • Fleeced 2012-08-04 12:39
    OldCoder:
    Ross Presser:
    TRTWF is 10% GST. Total decimation of your wallet.

    Lucky sod. Our VAT currently is 20%.


    Trade ya. (25%)
  • Nagesh 2012-08-04 18:34
    HTML comments cannot contain two dashes in a row.

    There is such a comment in the source code for this article, which causes most of the article _and_ the comment thread not to render on Firefox (3.6.15, Windows).

    (This doesn't seem to have been reported already, but I may be mistaken -- it is kinda hard to skim the contents of the existing comments when one can only do it in a source window.)
  • Kasper 2012-08-04 20:19
    Paul Neumann:
    My Irish girl is broken :(
    The Irish girl broke the entire article. TRWTF is using ambiguous notation for HTML comments.

    Some people think that HTML comments start with <!-- and end with -->

    That is not the case. A declaration starts with <! and a declaration ends with >

    Inside a declaration you can have comments that start and end with -- and does not contain the substring --

    The actual document has a "comment" looking like this:

    <!--RSS doesn't like the CSS mouseover. -- Here's the Irish Girl anyway: http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/12/q3/e23/irishgirl.jpg -->

    That does not mean what the person writing it, thought it meant. First <! starts a declaration, then -- starts a comment. The comment is "RSS doesn't like the CSS mouseover." then the comment ends with --

    What follows is then a meaningless declaration saying "Here's the Irish Girl anyway: http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/12/q3/e23/irishgirl.jpg", which the browser will ignore, because it just doesn't make any sense.

    Then -- starts another comment, the next comment starts with >

    What follows then was intended to be part of the webpage, but is actually interpreted as a comment.

    Some browsers may be buggy and render the page the way the author intended it to be rendered.

    If you want your webpages to be unambiguous and render the same in all browsers, then never try to use the substring -- inside a comment.
  • notchulance 2012-08-04 21:52
    Paul Neumann:
    I was going to say that one cannot withdraw from a balance of NaN, but I proved myself wrong:
    class Main
    
    {
    public static void main (String[] args) throws java.lang.Exception
    {
    double acctBalance = Double.NaN;
    double withdrawal = 100000000.00;
    double result = acctBalance - withdrawal;

    System.out.println(result);
    }
    }
    for demo: http://ideone.com/kpxs8

    Seriously?! Akismet thinks this is spam? I'm now starting to understand the average intellectual level of comments here...

    pic or ban

    Addendum (2012-08-04 22:19):
  • Norman Diamond 2012-08-04 23:20
    Kasper:
    If you want your webpages to be unambiguous and render the same in all browsers, then never try to use the substring -- inside a comment.
    Did I see what I saw in Kasper's COMMENT?

    Fortunately no one can answer that question because the same thing is in this here comment too.

    (Yeah I know Kasper meant HTML comment, but the comment as commented is fully decrementable.)
  • Tachyon 2012-08-05 05:12
    There was also a racial slur lurking as a substring, perhaps it spotted that one...
  • katana 2012-08-05 10:16
    Shame Dave didn't buy a ticket like I did.

    The winning numbers were 0,0,0,0,NaN,FILE_NOT_FOUND.

    Easiest NaN I ever made.
  • fuzzylollipop 2012-08-05 10:33
    The real WTF is that they are charging 75 cents for packages of catchup.
  • fred 2012-08-05 11:26
    verbing "at" should be be grounds for for instant dismissal, and "work it how u want"? sounds sordid :(
  • muteKi 2012-08-05 15:33
    In the first part you mean the "great to see you at at" line, right?

    It's kind of funny how "cat nug" is probably the least of the WTFs on that receipt.
  • Nagesh 2012-08-05 19:41
    --> blah

    Hey, there's a new page. Close the comment once again.
  • Ashburn 2012-08-05 21:57
    About the required permission: this happened to me last year. I had an admin account and another account on my laptop, and I remember using both to edit files in a folder at some points. I can't remember exactly what happened. Then I couldn't delete the folder, as it always askd for permission from the account I was not using. I was angry, and decided to delete everything in the folder instead. Turns out every file there could be deleted, except for two png (or something) files, which couldn't even be opened, as the picture viewers said something along the lines of file not found. I guessed that the files didn't really exist, and then tried to delete the folder (don't remember with which account), and it's gone.
  • QJo 2012-08-06 07:24
    shinobu:
    Sorry, profanity is detected. Please write again.

    My favorite things here: ... brussels sprouts.

    I totally agree. That's just disgusting.


    What's the difference between sprouts and bogies? (That's "boogers" in American.)

    Children don't eat sprouts.
  • no laughing matter 2012-08-06 07:45
    "Great to see you at at KFC Falcon".
    Star Wars reference?

    "WORK IT HOW U WANT"
    OK, somebody is not only butchering cats but also the english language.
  • Koffer 2012-08-06 09:40
    Profanity is probably WINK.

    Nudge, nudge, wink wink, know what I mean, know what I mean, say no more, say no more!
  • Cbuttius 2012-08-06 09:49
    The real WTF is that 2 posters duplicated the context of my comments after me and got theirs featured.

    I am totally sick of Alex never featuring any of mine. Some vengence is being planned.
  • no laughing matter 2012-08-06 10:47
    waggy:

    And, they are among the first to be learned by non-native speakers, along with the word for "beer" and the euphemism for "place to piss".

    In reference to a recent article:
    So can you please tell me where your Dell Latitude D630 is?
  • The Iceman 2012-08-06 12:56
    The PETA sign at 16th and Q Sts. NW has a banner along its fence, "If Your Cat Tasted Like Chicken, Would You Eat It?" Perhaps the cultural affairs officer of the Australian Embassy at Scott Circle could walk the few blocks up and enlighten them...
  • Stew 2012-08-07 11:10
    W.r.t. profanity, I have to agree with the filter. Deep fried twinkies *are* profane.
  • Neil 2012-08-07 11:24
    Grzechooo:
    "permission from Everyone" means the ACL of folder is fucked up. Good luck.
    No, it just means that you don't have permission and Everyone owns the folder.

    Of course, someone else might have permissions to give you access to the folder, but only the owner definitely has permissions to do so.

    You can easily reproduce this by creating a folder, removing inheritance and all permission entries, and then trying to delete it. (If you're an administrator then you can also change its owner to Everyone for added effect.)
  • madeofchalk 2012-08-14 03:56
    For an explanation, CAT NUGG is short for "CATERING NUGGET". It's used when you want to get nuggets individually.
  • Catfish 2012-11-19 06:11
    Catfish, people. Catfish....
  • Carrie 2013-11-06 06:43
    A friend of mine uses the online handle Spicytaco - except when she gets caught by profanity filters for the pattern 'sp*c'.