Missing Files, The Amazing Print Driver, and More Support Stories

  • ParkinT 2012-04-05 08:25
    <POST_TO_BE_DELETED>
  • TGV 2012-04-05 09:06
    Bredinajaka Portugesis FRIST. Hethethethethethetheth. Boutrosboutrosgali.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-05 09:13
    Where did Alex get picture of my worksation?

  • snoofle 2012-04-05 09:16
    From: ----- ---------
    Sent: Wed 1/18/2012 3:15 PM
    To: Helpdesk Support
    Subject: Missing Files??

    We are missing a folder named "TO_BE_DELETED" on the M: drive.

    Do you know what happened to it?

    Why yes I do; it's been moved to the Wastebasket, which has been carted to the Dumpster which was emptied and taken to the dump. If you would like to retrieve your files, go to the city landfill and start digging.
  • Yanman 2012-04-05 09:21
    I think that folder got deleted.
  • Jacques 2012-04-05 09:29
    Si vous ne pouviez comprendre ceci, imprimez-le et vôtre imprimateur va le traduire.
  • Hans 2012-04-05 09:30
    Wenn Sie das nicht verstehen, drucken Sie es einfach aus, und Ihr Drucker wird es übersetzen.
  • daef 2012-04-05 09:30
    the real wtf is using printers i guess...
  • Ouhlala 2012-04-05 09:32
    Ouch, bad French is bad dude!
  • Polar Bear 2012-04-05 09:39
    Ouhlala:
    Ouch, bad French is bad dude!


    I'm sure that is due to the translation driver.
  • anon 2012-04-05 09:54
    The printer one reminds me of a user I had at my last job a few years ago. Somehow, this guy wound up with a printout in French, which he could not read since he didn't speak French. To this day, I really struggle with what possibly could have led to this guy coming up with the solution that he did. So first he scanned the document to a PDF. We had no OCR, so he now had a picture of his document as a PDF. Then he opened the PDF, dug around in his preferences on Adobe Reader, and managed to change the language of Adobe to French. Then he called me over and said his computer was broken. Nothing I said could convince him how his plan could not possibly work. Eventually I (somewhat sarcastically) said "Well, even if the program somehow worked like that, you changed your language from English to French, so wouldn't that translate from English to French, not the other way around?" For some reason, that logic actually sunk in, so he promptly went in and changed his language back to English and said "See, it still doesn't work, it's broken". Around that time, I just gave up and left.
  • Tom 2012-04-05 09:55
    The real WTF in the TO_BE_DELETED item is the fact that someone had the nerve to delete the folder. I think it is a pretty valid way of collecting stuff that may, or may not, be deleted. Maybe the guys using the folder intended to review the contents before really deleting the folder (or even only the contents)
  • minitech 2012-04-05 10:03
    Votre imprimateur vous a-t-il traduit ça?
  • deleted 2012-04-05 10:07
    I did the same TO_BE_DELETED thing once. I made a directory on a network drive where I put the files I was planning to delete from my own Computer and I was going to make an archive of it. Yes, I used TO_BE_DELETED instead of BACKUP and I didn't understand why my directory was actually deleted by someone who needed some extra space.
  • thedoormouse 2012-04-05 10:29
    I get that a staging folder to delete files is a dangerous thing to dump, but I had a PM a couple of jobs ago that complained that their recycle bin was emptied and they needed their critical documents back. I noted that, the recycle bin folder is not on the backup list and that the recycle bin in computer or real life, was a bad place to store files.

    She still swore to the day she left that we emptied the folder.
  • SCSimmons 2012-04-05 10:34
    "Then I noticed the top of the shelf didn't have any bolts or screws through it. How was that light affixed? I gave it a tug. Then a firmer one. With a grunt, I managed to finally pull it free from the shelf-bottom ... "
    ... whereupon I discovered that it had been affixed with crazy glue, as I tore part of the shelf-bottom with it.
  • Raptor 2012-04-05 10:38
    anon:
    The printer one reminds me of a user I had at my last job a few years ago. Somehow, this guy wound up with a printout in French, which he could not read since he didn't speak French. To this day, I really struggle with what possibly could have led to this guy coming up with the solution that he did. So first he scanned the document to a PDF. We had no OCR, so he now had a picture of his document as a PDF. Then he opened the PDF, dug around in his preferences on Adobe Reader, and managed to change the language of Adobe to French. Then he called me over and said his computer was broken. Nothing I said could convince him how his plan could not possibly work. Eventually I (somewhat sarcastically) said "Well, even if the program somehow worked like that, you changed your language from English to French, so wouldn't that translate from English to French, not the other way around?" For some reason, that logic actually sunk in, so he promptly went in and changed his language back to English and said "See, it still doesn't work, it's broken". Around that time, I just gave up and left.


    At that point I would have pointed out that it obviously still wasn't working because he scanned the document in English. I would then try to keep things going for as long as I could for the purpose of... odd... I can't find a translation for schadenfreude.
  • Mohit 2012-04-05 10:40
    The real WTF was the translation function of print driver :)
  • Anon 2012-04-05 11:13
    TRWTF is all these Jonny Foreigners who can't be bothered learning English.

    This is Earth. We speak English here.

    Take your crazy moon language back to whatever hellhole planet you came from.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-05 11:19
    Anon:
    TRWTF is all these Jonny Foreigners who can't be bothered learning English.

    This is Earth. We speak English here.

    Take your crazy moon language back to whatever hellhole planet you came from.


    matterhorn!
  • italiano vero 2012-04-05 11:20
    Se non riuscite a leggere questo messaggio, Vi preghiamo gentilmente di stampare questo documento con un opportuno programma di comando per la Vostra stampante, il cui linguaggio impostato sia uno che Voi possiate comprendere.

    Con l'occasione porgiamo i nostri più distinti saluti.
  • Hans 2012-04-05 11:26
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)
  • briverymouse 2012-04-05 11:37
    Hans:
    French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Indeed, French people talk a language other than English, namely French. And that's it.
  • emurphy 2012-04-05 11:38
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, you have probably been told
    Don't reply to this guy, he is just getting a rise
    Out of you, yes it's true, you respond and that's his cue
    To start trouble on the double while he strokes his manly stubble
    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, you should probably just fold
    When the only winning move is not to play
    And yet you keep on trying, mindlessly replying
    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, have a nice day
  • Dazed 2012-04-05 11:46
    Tom:
    The real WTF in the TO_BE_DELETED item is the fact that someone had the nerve to delete the folder. I think it is a pretty valid way of collecting stuff that may, or may not, be deleted. Maybe the guys using the folder intended to review the contents before really deleting the folder (or even only the contents)

    Well, up to a point. I name such directories something like Delete_after_May_2012 or Limbo.
  • Wheatley 2012-04-05 11:47
    Você está usando a tradução condutor incorrectamente. Consulte o manual de instruções.
  • Hexadecima 2012-04-05 11:53
    briverymouse:
    Hans:
    French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Indeed, French people talk a language other than English, namely French. And that's it.


    Ha, no. French people do not actually speak French. What they speak is a ghastly bastardization of proper grammar, so heinous that no English-speaker would ever conceive of it as being a legitimate language.
  • Zylon 2012-04-05 11:58
    Omelette du fromage.

    OMELETTE DU FROMAGE!
  • nB 2012-04-05 12:03
    emurphy:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, you have probably been told
    Don't reply to this guy, he is just getting a rise
    Out of you, yes it's true, you respond and that's his cue
    To start trouble on the double while he strokes his manly stubble
    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, you should probably just fold
    When the only winning move is not to play
    And yet you keep on trying, mindlessly replying
    You've been trolled, you've been trolled, have a nice day
    Well done sir. An overly obvious trolling no less.
  • Not secretly a trolling Chinese printer at all 2012-04-05 12:03
    如果不能明白这个评论,打印它,打印机会为您翻译。
  • DCRoss 2012-04-05 12:17
    Ouhlala:
    Ouch, bad French is bad dude!

    Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the French President?
  • Mason Wheeler 2012-04-05 12:30
    El flautista Pedro recogió un besito de pimientos en vinagre. (¿Pensabas que me iba decir algo acerca de los controladores de impresora y la traducción? Jajaja!)
  • Jack 2012-04-05 12:34
    We are missing a folder named "TO_BE_DELETED" on the M: drive.

    Do you know what happened to it?
    Yeah, sure, we renamed it to "TO_BE_DELETED_RIGHT_NOW" and then we deleted it right then.
  • Tud 2012-04-05 12:38
    Mason Wheeler:
    El flautista Pedro recogió un besito de pimientos en vinagre. (¿Pensabas que iba decir algo acerca de los controladores de impresora y la traducción? ¡Jajaja!)

    APT (Arreglado Por Ti).
  • Fred 2012-04-05 12:41
    “Well since all of the documents are already in Portuguese,” she explained, “I never had to use the translation function of the driver.”
    Computers can do anything. Anything at all. Even the impossible. They can read your mind and know what you meant, even though you gave no clue to the computer because you didn't have one in the first place. They are, in short, fucking absolute and total magic.

    They only time they don't anticipate your most befuddled desire is when those darn sys admins stop playing video games for five minutes so they can disconnect some vital doodad just to mess with people, because they can.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-05 12:44
    I am being wanting to write a text in Hindi here, but I can't because I've never actually been to India. Sorry.
  • Jeff 2012-04-05 12:46
    Nagesh:
    I am being wanting to write a text in Hindi here, but I can't because I've never actually been to India. Sorry.
    Don't worry, there's nothing there.
  • Mark 2012-04-05 12:48
    Does anyone know how I can set my display driver to English? There's a whole bunch of nonsense on this page.
  • Matt B 2012-04-05 12:52
    The TO_BE_DELETED folder reminds of our users who treat the Deleted Items folder in the email as a storage.

    I had a user who kept saying her Outlook was slow. I took a look and saw she had 10,000 items in her Deleted Items. I said, okay we'll just delete those. "NOOOOOOOO! I have emails in their that I reference!"

    Seriously? Make a subfolder! I had a friend who's boss would tell users that "You don't treat a real trashcan as a reference box do you?"
  • Mason Wheeler 2012-04-05 13:02
    Mark:
    Does anyone know how I can set my display driver to English? There's a whole bunch of nonsense on this page.

    Haven't you been paying attention? Display drivers can't take care of that for you. That's why you have to print it out!
  • Not_Sarcasm 2012-04-05 13:05
    I love the US Army mouse pad on the janky computer setup in the school.

    When the students graduate computer-illiterate (and probably as functional illiterates), they will have no choice but to join up... how sad.
  • Yakov Fuckov 2012-04-05 13:10
    Not_Sarcasm:
    I love the US Army mouse pad on the janky computer setup in the school.

    When the students graduate computer-illiterate (and probably as functional illiterates), they will have no choice but to join up... how sad.

    Yeah, the U.S Military is a bunch of cretins and we IT professionals are at least several castes above them. I hope you die by terrorism.
  • Gurth 2012-04-05 13:24
    deleted:
    I did the same TO_BE_DELETED thing once. I made a directory on a network drive where I put the files I was planning to delete from my own Computer

    You do realize this is exactly what the trash/recycle bin/etc. of GUI desktops is intended for, right?
  • anon 2012-04-05 13:26
    Gurth:
    deleted:
    I did the same TO_BE_DELETED thing once. I made a directory on a network drive where I put the files I was planning to delete from my own Computer

    You do realize this is exactly what the trash/recycle bin/etc. of GUI desktops is intended for, right?


    Really? When you put something in your trash/recycle bin on a GUI desktop it archives them to a network drive before removing them from the local machine? I didn't know that. I better go test it out with all my critical files.
  • Coyne 2012-04-05 13:30
    The amazing print driver section reminded me of a BC comic strip joke from years ago. Peter was trying to sell something to Curls that, "Slices, dices, chops, combs your hair, ... blah blah blah."

    Curls asked, "Will it stop a stampeding herd of water buffalo?"

    Peter, perplexed: "No."

    Curls: "Then what good is it?"

    So the question of the day: "What good is a print driver that won't stop a stampeding herd of water buffalo?"
  • dubbreak 2012-04-05 13:42
    Yeah, but you control when you delete your "TO_BE_DELETED" folder.


    I was working for a gov't office and one of the structure inspectors asked me where his files went. He was either storing them in the trash/recycle or in c:/TEMP (forget which), and the system had automatically cleared it. Neither of those folders are backed up (for reasons obvious to you or I).


    He was completely livid, "I ALWAYS store documents there and have never had a problem!!" I asked him if he stored his important paper documents in the paper recycling box in his office pointing at mine, "Look all my documents I put there this week are still there! Sure there is space in my filing cabinet, but I can just throw them in there right? I mean I've been working here months and it hasn't been emptied yet. I'm sure if the janitor finally comes along he'll realize that's where I'm storing my important documents."

    I don't think that guy ever asked for help again.
  • alegr 2012-04-05 14:10
    For such ridiculous requests, one should get them to ask it through email.
  • Some Damn Yank 2012-04-05 14:11
    Matt B:
    I had a friend who's boss would tell users that "You don't treat a real trashcan as a reference box do you?"
    At a former job we had cardboard recycle boxes under our desks. A co-worker had two. He wouldn't empty the first until the second was full. He figured that if he hadn't dug something out of it by the time the second was full he never would, so it was now safe to empty. But never before. So yes, some people DO treat their trashcan as a reference box.
  • Jack 2012-04-05 14:12
    Tom:
    The real WTF in the TO_BE_DELETED item is the fact that someone had the nerve to delete the folder. I think it is a pretty valid way of collecting stuff that may, or may not, be deleted. Maybe the guys using the folder intended to review the contents before really deleting the folder (or even only the contents)


    If the files may not be deleted, then you shouldn't put them in a folder called "TO_BE_DELETED."

    Also, just based on the story, we don't know that the person who deleted the folder isn't the person who created it.
  • LostDreamer 2012-04-05 14:28
    Matt B:
    "You don't treat a real trashcan as a reference box do you?"


    I actually do that everytime my boss asks me for WORN documentation, the latest sell pitch of vendors or actually anything that gets delivered to me on paper instead of email.

    ________
    Damnit, gotta get a tv with better contrast, this captcha is unreadable.... Luckely with have people from india for those things :P
  • Matt Westwood 2012-04-05 15:03
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!
  • Matt Westwood 2012-04-05 15:06
    Yakov Fuckov:
    Not_Sarcasm:
    I love the US Army mouse pad on the janky computer setup in the school.

    When the students graduate computer-illiterate (and probably as functional illiterates), they will have no choice but to join up... how sad.

    Yeah, the U.S Military is a bunch of cretins and we IT professionals are at least several castes above them. I hope you die by terrorism.


    You probably will because you're a stupid soldier-lover.
  • anonymous 2012-04-05 15:15
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Apparently those other languages are spoken before English
  • Nagesh 2012-04-05 15:25
    Nagesh:
    I am being wanting to write a text in Hindi here, but I can't because I've never actually been to India. Sorry.


    You're los, matterhorn
  • Sprawl 2012-04-05 15:40
    The English word for schadenfreude is epicaricacy.
  • Don L 2012-04-05 16:04
    Matt B:
    I had a user who kept saying her Outlook was slow. I took a look and saw she had 10,000 items in her Deleted Items. I said, okay we'll just delete those. "NOOOOOOOO! I have emails in their that I reference!"


    A salesman at my work got a mail saying "mailbox over quota limit".
    I asked him if we could just empty his Deleted Items as he had over 2gb mails there. He confirmed, and I asked again.
    He confirmed again, so we deleted.
    Half an hour after that, he came back because he needed some mails we had deleted....
  • Helmut von Besserwisser 2012-04-05 16:10
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    You conjugation is a little off, but it would get your point across to anybody who speaks German.

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.
  • briverymouse 2012-04-05 16:16
    Helmut von Besserwisser:
    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.


    Oh man, I have to fall back to my third language after a thirty minute train ride.
  • anon 2012-04-05 16:25
    Helmut von Besserwisser:
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    You conjugation is a little off, but it would get your point across to anybody who speaks German.

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.


    Bullshit. There is no place in the United States where you can drive 625 miles in any direction and not pass any places where a significant portion of the population only speaks Spanish.
  • Matt Westwood 2012-04-05 16:34
    anon:
    Helmut von Besserwisser:
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    You conjugation is a little off, but it would get your point across to anybody who speaks German.

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.


    Bullshit. There is no place in the United States where you can drive 625 miles in any direction and not pass any places where a significant portion of the population only speaks Spanish.


    Read what he put, merde-pour-les-cerveaux. "... anybody I want to talk to will speak English." Yeach. Who would want to talk to someone who can only speak Spanish?
  • Matt Westwood 2012-04-05 16:38
    Matt Westwood:
    anon:
    Helmut von Besserwisser:
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    You conjugation is a little off, but it would get your point across to anybody who speaks German.

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.


    Bullshit. There is no place in the United States where you can drive 625 miles in any direction and not pass any places where a significant portion of the population only speaks Spanish.


    Read what he put, merde-pour-les-cerveaux. "... anybody I want to talk to will speak English." Yeach. Who would want to talk to someone who can only speak Spanish?


    Beg pardon: petit con cerveaux.
  • neminem 2012-04-05 16:38
    anon:
    Bullshit. There is no place in the United States where you can drive 625 miles in any direction and not pass any places where a significant portion of the population only speaks Spanish.

    But the question is, will you ever have a significant need to talk to any of the people said places? I live in a region of America wherein I could find a good handful of spots like that driving less than 20 miles in several directions. But I wouldn't likely go to any of those spots, and if I did, it wouldn't likely be to hang out with non-English speakers.

    He did say "anybody I want to talk to". (That's what menus are for, to order food from people who don't speak your language. Then again, the same thing worked fine when I visited Spain, too.)
  • bob your uncle 2012-04-05 16:47
    Kansas City. Nearly 99% of the population within 650 miles speaks English. If I stay out of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona then I could go nearly 1000 miles.
  • shadowman 2012-04-05 17:03
    anon:
    TRWTF is all these Jonny Foreigners who can't be bothered learning English.

    This is Earth. We speak English here.

    Take your crazy moon language back to whatever hellhole planet you came from.

    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Sigh. Did you really not get that, Hans?
  • da Doctah 2012-04-05 17:12
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)

    You are mistaken, sir. The only language is English. All other so-called languages are merely English spoken incorrectly.
  • Jack 2012-04-05 17:30
    Don L:
    A salesman at my work got a mail saying "mailbox over quota limit".
    I asked him if we could just empty his Deleted Items as he had over 2gb mails there. He confirmed, and I asked again.
    He confirmed again, so we deleted.
    Half an hour after that, he came back because he needed some mails we had deleted....


    Well, of course he didn't mind if you deleted some mails. It won't really be GONE. Whenever I delete one, I can always still read it again, in this other place... I forget what it's called.
  • Zylon 2012-04-05 17:36
    Matt Westwood:
    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!

    Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! ... Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
  • TheRider 2012-04-05 17:42
    Don L:
    Matt B:
    I had a user who kept saying her Outlook was slow. I took a look and saw she had 10,000 items in her Deleted Items. I said, okay we'll just delete those. "NOOOOOOOO! I have emails in their that I reference!"


    A salesman at my work got a mail saying "mailbox over quota limit".
    I asked him if we could just empty his Deleted Items as he had over 2gb mails there. He confirmed, and I asked again.
    He confirmed again, so we deleted.
    Half an hour after that, he came back because he needed some mails we had deleted....
    Same thing happened to me. The boss of a private school I was supporting complained about his inbox being full, I went there and immediately wanted to delete his Deleted Items folder. He cried out right away (at least he was quick) "Don't you touch my archive folder!!!" -- WTF
  • Codd 2012-04-05 17:51
    Jack:
    Well, of course he didn't mind if you deleted some mails. It won't really be GONE.
    Sounds like the people who decide to delete the records for the other department from the database, so they won't show on my report any more.
  • A Gestapo Officer 2012-04-05 19:06
    Zylon:
    Matt Westwood:
    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!

    Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! ... Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!


    THAT'S NOT FUNNY!
    <dies laughing>
  • Dave 2012-04-05 20:31
    Matt B:
    "You don't treat a real trashcan as a reference box do you?"

    I did once, accidentally. Long ago - back in the 1970's - I was writing a report that had lots of references, and I'd had our library get me lots of relevant papers. They came on microfiche in those days, which meant I could keep the whole lot of them in a plastic 3x5 card-file box.

    One day I couldn't find it. Eventually I realised it had fallen off the edge of my desk. Beside my desk there was a waste bin.

    Unfortunately that was the day the cleaners emptied waste-baskets - and they already had.

    Fortunately I'd almost finished my report by then. And nobody ever asked me to prove the references I'd used.
  • lolwtf 2012-04-05 22:52
    TRWTF is that you can't tell Chinese from Japanese.
  • Kirk 2012-04-06 00:31
    I sent that one in. I figured WTF readers had to laugh at least half as hard as I did when I saw the setup...
  • Someone 2012-04-06 01:39
    lolwtf:
    TRWTF is that you can't tell Chinese from Japanese.


    TRWTF is that morons like you think USA is the only country in the world.
  • Watson 2012-04-06 05:23
    Matt B:

    I had a user who kept saying her Outlook was slow. I took a look and saw she had 10,000 items in her Deleted Items. I said, okay we'll just delete those. "NOOOOOOOO! I have emails in their that I reference!"

    Seriously? Make a subfolder!


    Woahwoahwoah there! Don't start getting all technical!
  • Kesty 2012-04-06 07:59
    bob your uncle:
    Kansas City. Nearly 99% of the population within 650 miles speaks English. If I stay out of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona then I could go nearly 1000 miles.


    I'm swiss. I can walk almost 20 feets before finding someone who doesn't speak my language.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-06 08:20
    हिन्दी सबसे आसान भाषा है सीखने के लिए.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-06 08:30
    लेकिन अंग्रेजी कहीं अधिक लाभदायक है, हैकर स्कूली.

    Faker, bablefish is avalable to every sole on the internet.
  • Garmoran 2012-04-06 09:16
    Turning from linguistic matters to other aspects of the WTF, my initial reaction to files on an M: drive being deleted was, "Of course they'll get deleted".

    Unfortunately, back in the days when I was using CP/M on an Amstrad PCW I didn't always have the same awareness and often switched off without saving important files from the temporary drive labelled M: to a less volatile medium...
  • BigG 2012-04-06 09:50
    Jack:
    Don L:
    A salesman at my work got a mail saying "mailbox over quota limit".
    I asked him if we could just empty his Deleted Items as he had over 2gb mails there. He confirmed, and I asked again.
    He confirmed again, so we deleted.
    Half an hour after that, he came back because he needed some mails we had deleted....


    Well, of course he didn't mind if you deleted some mails. It won't really be GONE. Whenever I delete one, I can always still read it again, in this other place... I forget what it's called.


    hmm, I wonder if that causes the problem. To the user, they 'delete' something, it's just moved into a another folder. So to the average user "delete" doesn't mean "completely remove from the computer and you'll never see it again". Why do we have the Trash/Recycle Bin/deleted items? When you think about these it makes no sense to delete things twice
  • LordOfWisdom 2012-04-06 09:57
    Helmut von Besserwisser:

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.


    I can drive for 1000km in every direction and no matter where I stop nobody wants to talk to me in any language because I am a turd.
  • AnnoyingCowherd 2012-04-06 11:35
    Anon:
    TRWTF is all these Jonny Foreigners who can't be bothered learning English.

    This is Earth. We speak English here.

    Take your crazy moon language back to whatever hellhole planet you came from.


    +1
  • Lone Marauder 2012-04-06 12:00
    Boy the language issue takes me back to a previous job. It turns out that if you used a specific version of GroupWisr 5 with a specific revision of the HP LaserJet printer driver, every email you printed came out in Arabic. Of course I immediately assumed user error, until I went and duplicated the problem myself.

    Turns out I had to update the print driver to one from HP, instead of using the built-in Windows XP driver.
  • The Wong Guy 2012-04-06 13:06
    Of all people of the earth, only US American and French are stubborn enough to insist on using only their language. But at least the French can claim rightly to have one of the most beautiful languages that exist. (Have you ever tried to insult someone in French? Sounds like a love declaration!)

    On the subject, yes, my printer driver can translate. From English to Postscriptic Gibberish. Because my printer doesn't speak English. (Take that, US Americans!)
  • Nagesh 2012-04-06 13:21
    PRINTING TECHNOLOGY INVENT IN CHINA. EVERYONE KNOW THAT'
  • Jay 2012-04-06 13:59
    Someone:
    TRWTF is that morons like you think USA is the only country in the world.


    Sigh. Don't be ridiculous. Of course we don't think that the US is the only country in the world.

    We just think it's the only country in the world that matters.
  • Jay 2012-04-06 14:03
    Not_Sarcasm:
    I love the US Army mouse pad on the janky computer setup in the school.

    When the students graduate computer-illiterate (and probably as functional illiterates), they will have no choice but to join up... how sad.


    I don't know about your country, but the US military does not accept functional illiterates.

    Do you really think that jet aircraft, rockets, and lasers are maintained by illiterates?
  • Jay 2012-04-06 14:09
    Fred:
    Computers can do anything. Anything at all. Even the impossible. They can read your mind and know what you meant, even though you gave no clue to the computer because you didn't have one in the first place. They are, in short, fucking absolute and total magic.


    Well, yeah. I've seen them do it on TV all the time.

    Like watch any episode of CSI. If, say, a button is torn off the criminal's jacket as he flees the scene of the crime, all you have to do is put the button into a scanner and say, "Computer, show me what the jacket this button came from looked like." Then say, "Now show me the person who was wearing the jacket, find his IP address, connect that to his cell phone, and tell me where he is now." Then you send the police to arrest him.

    Okay, I made that one up, but it's pretty close to what you see on cop shows all the time these days. Isn't that how police work?

  • Zylon 2012-04-06 14:23
    Sufficiently evil code will allow a computer to spontaneously detach its cables and wrap them around your neck. I saw this in several movies, therefore it must be true.
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:03
    Hans:
    Wenn Sie das nicht verstehen, drucken Sie es einfach aus, und Ihr Drucker wird es übersetzen.


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    And I used to read German ...
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:09
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    Merde! Parlez vous Francais?

    Nein, ich schlackte es.
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:13
    Nagesh:
    लेकिन अंग्रेजी कहीं अधिक लाभदायक है, हैकर स्कूली.

    Faker, bablefish is avalable to every sole on the internet.


    So fish and shoes use the internet now? Sure has changed a lot since I was a kid!
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:16
    LordOfWisdom:
    Helmut von Besserwisser:

    I'm an American and I was 35 years old before I ever needed to talk to anybody that could not speak English. I can get in my car and drive 1000 km (or 625 miles as we say in the US) in any direction and no matter where I stop, anybody I want to talk to will speak English.

    Consequently, I never tried to use the translation feature of my printer driver.


    I can drive for 1000km in every direction and no matter where I stop nobody wants to talk to me in any language because I am a turd.


    1000km in any direction from where I am would put me out in the Pacific somewhere. Dolphins and whales talk. Do sharks? I'd like to know before in case I need to talk them into not eating me.
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:25
    Friedrice The great:
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    And I cain't spel tu gute in Anglish, eeder. Ahm uh real Mercan.

    Merde! Parlez vous Francais?

    Nein, ich schlackte es.
  • Friedrice The great 2012-04-06 18:39
    Friedrice The great:
    Friedrice The great:
    Matt Westwood:
    Hans:
    There are other languages spoken then English. Only Americans and British people are arrogant enough not to learn any other languages. Even French people talk other languages (but not always English though)


    Schweinhund! Ich bin Englischer, ich sprechen Deutsch, du ist scheisskopf!


    And I cain't spel tu gute in Anglish, eeder. Ahm uh real Mercan.

    Merde! Parlez vous Francais?

    Nein, ich schlackte es.


    Cain't quot tu guud, eeder, lets see ifn ah cain git dis captcha rite, how'd'ya spel "opto"?
  • Luiz Felipe 2012-04-06 22:16
    Anon:
    TRWTF is all these Jonny Foreigners who can't be bothered learning English.

    This is Earth. We speak English here.

    Take your crazy moon language back to whatever hellhole planet you came from.


    I am native speaker of that language, but i agree with you. I hate portuguese, now i write only in english.
    People are so stupid, they cant understand context. the user thinked that the translate combo of driver or something are used to translate document. what idiot.
  • Frank 2012-04-07 01:15
    It's the Marines who are cretins.

    Army is from kinda dumb to quite smart.
    Navy even smarter.
    Air Force really smart.

    Coast Guard is for wussies.
    National Guard is for those with rich daddies.
  • Jonathan Garcia 2012-04-09 12:13
    No Solo tengo que usar google translate y sabre que es lo que dice....
  • Anon 2012-04-09 22:29
    If it wasnt for the English and Americans all French people would speak German.
  • frits 2012-04-10 09:06
    Frank:
    It's the Marines who are cretins.

    Army is from kinda dumb to quite smart.
    Navy even smarter.
    Air Force really smart.

    Coast Guard is for wussies.
    National Guard is for those with rich daddies.

    I served in both the Marines and Air National Guard. I also worked as a civilian for the Army.

    If sense of humor is any indication of intelligence, the Marines are head and shoulders above the other services.
  • frits 2012-04-10 09:07
    Anon:
    If it wasnt for the English and Americans all French people would speak German.
    By "German", do you mean Russian?
  • ed 2012-04-10 10:41
    Speak for yourself

    I speak a bit of German, French, Spanish, and enough Gaelic, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Turkish and Hungarian to at least say "Hello" and "Thank you"

    <harrumph!>

    We're not all monoglots
  • filcee 2012-04-10 10:51
    frits:
    Anon:
    If it wasnt for the English and Americans all French people would speak German.
    By "German", do you mean Russian?

    No, German - the Russians were helping the British (more than the Americans did) in stopping the Germans from taking over Europe...
  • Dewk 2012-04-16 15:40
    1000km in any direction from where I am would put me out in the Pacific somewhere. Dolphins and whales talk. Do sharks? I'd like to know before in case I need to talk them into not eating me.


    Sharks do talk. They speak english because they also know it is the only language that matters. The trick is learning to speak underwater and not having your voice sound all muffled.
  • pewee herman 2012-04-18 14:11
    what does that make us military IT professionals?