My Battery Goes Up to 11

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  • John 2013-06-28 07:47
    I like the bit in the menu bar towards the end where it starts going, "Help", "Help", "Help".

    "Help, help, I'm trapped in a menu bar generator"
  • Dogsworth 2013-06-28 07:50
    $UserName? $Password?

    Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?
  • n/a 2013-06-28 07:56
    Dogsworth:
    $UserName? $Password?

    Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


    I almost expect them to reset every account's password with the string '$Password'. That would've been brillant.
  • barbaz 2013-06-28 08:09
    VS2010 presented me with this

    Looks to me like the lyrics of the latest Daft Punk song
  • noun 2013-06-28 08:12
    n/a:
    Dogsworth:
    $UserName? $Password?

    Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


    I almost expect them to reset every account's password with the string '$Password'. That would've been brillant.


    And their usernames, too.
  • QJo 2013-06-28 08:26
    The real WTF is expecting Womad to be in Berkshire in the first place ...
  • Brekshier 2013-06-28 08:33
    Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...
  • Techpaul 2013-06-28 08:49
    Well actually it is worse than that it was for something in Reading, and the majority of the sales were for Reading items and by a ticket sales associated partly with Reading Council.

    They ought to know if they are in Berkshire .....

    Mind you this was a few months ago ...
  • dookdook 2013-06-28 08:52
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.
  • piR 2013-06-28 08:57
    Dogsworth:
    $UserName? $Password?

    Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


    What if his credentials are actually $username/$password?

    captcha: suscipit
    I suscipit a bug in this software
  • Anonymous 2013-06-28 09:06
    Did you mean: frist?
  • chooks 2013-06-28 09:24
    dookdook:
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


    0/10. Must be Friday -- the trolls aren't really trying.
  • JP 2013-06-28 09:24
    Dogsworth:
    $UserName? $Password?

    Do people even test this shit? Or do they just code blindly and commit their changes?


    Of course TRWTF is a system designed to send a password in an email in the first place, even if they did fail at it.
  • David Nuttall 2013-06-28 09:28
    4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.
  • tin 2013-06-28 09:36
    dookdook:
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


    Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?
  • QJo 2013-06-28 09:49
    Brekshier:
    Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


    Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

    As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2013-06-28 09:55
    File File Edit Edit View View Berk Berk Berk

    I love you too, Akismet.
  • H4x0r 2013-06-28 10:09
    Dude...RCB is teh 1337
  • dookdook 2013-06-28 10:11
    tin:
    Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


    Typical Linux apologist, blame the user for any and all problems.

    I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.

    And god help me if I try to ask it to play videos or games (the same ones Windows XP handles just fine on the same machine). 480p videos and FCEUX are the best I can hope for.
  • taixzo 2013-06-28 10:15
    I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

    Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!
  • cellocgw 2013-06-28 10:21
    In Berkshire, Berksheier, Berkshir, Berkshiir, and Berksshire, Burricanes 'ardly Bever Bappen!

  • cellocgw 2013-06-28 10:24
    dookdook:
    tin:
    Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


    Typical Linux apologist, blame the user for any and all problems.

    I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.

    And god help me if I try to ask it to play videos or games (the same ones Windows XP handles just fine on the same machine). 480p videos and FCEUX are the best I can hope for.


    UR Doin it Rong. Or maybe you don't understand boot vs. starting a VM. I've got Ubuntu booting native on a 14-yr-old Mac laptop--that's pre-Intel-- and it does just fine (not *streaming* video, but local video).
  • dookdook 2013-06-28 10:29
    cellocgw:
    Or maybe you don't understand boot vs. starting a VM.


    Won't dignify that with a response lol. ('cept this one)
  • Tyler Style 2013-06-28 10:32
    RobotShop's suggestion of crab is perfectly reasonable, actually...

    Box:
    'Fish, and plankton. And sea greens, and protein from the sea.'


    Scene from Logan's Run, if you haven't seen it.
  • operagost 2013-06-28 10:57
    chooks:
    dookdook:
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


    0/10. Must be Friday -- the trolls aren't really trying.

    Butthurt Linux user?
  • C-Derb 2013-06-28 11:00
    The last one, about the suggested alternate search on RobotShop.com, is actually just RobotShop blindly displaying the search suggestions generated by whatever search software they are using. I can see why RCB might get interpreted as misspelling crab.

    TRWTF is using Chrome's incognito mode on RobotShop.com. What were you really looking for, Iago Rubio? Huh?

    Perv.
  • operagost 2013-06-28 11:00
    Well, there's Window File Edit and Window, that's not got much Window in it.
  • Chelloveck 2013-06-28 11:08
  • DCRoss 2013-06-28 11:26
    dookdook:
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


    Ah, another satisfied Radeon owner.
  • erat 2013-06-28 11:32
    Apache Support: Good day, sir. We want your liver......
  • Techpaul 2013-06-28 11:41
    QJo:
    Brekshier:
    Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


    Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

    Used to be, for a few years it is Malmesbury/Cirencester way.
  • El Ka-Ben 2013-06-28 12:03
    People have been making fun of the new Atom-powered laptops, but the battery life delivers!

    I can surf the web for weeks!
  • Nutster 2013-06-28 12:20
    Try using the XFCE desktop instead. It is much lighter on the resources than the default Unity desktop. It should allow you to do most of what you want, while losing just a few bells and whistles.
    sudo apt-get install xfce4
  • TheCPUWizard 2013-06-28 13:10
    David Nuttall:
    4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.


    Actually a defective battery (or charging system) that is not properly reporting the DRAIN on the battery is the most likely - NOT a software error.
  • fran 2013-06-28 13:41
    dookdook:


    I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.



    Shorter: "My POS notebook runs like a POS with new software!"

    Unity requires a machine that is not garbage. It is not appropriate for a "Fancy graphing calculator". I run XUbuntu on P4 era hardware every day, no problem.
  • Mikerad 2013-06-28 14:01
    Clearly that Visual Studio needed more Buffalo...
  • da Doctah 2013-06-28 14:09
    taixzo:
    I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

    Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!
    Don't Drink Soap! Keep Out Of Eye! Dilute! Dilute! OK!
  • Some Damn Yank 2013-06-28 14:42
    El Ka-Ben:
    People have been making fun of the new Atom-powered laptops, but the battery life delivers!

    I can surf the web for weeks!
    Yeah, but by the time the battery runs out, you're sterile.
  • Slapout 2013-06-28 14:46
    The Apache Special Forces Team (Codename: "Tomcat") has been dispatched to collect your internal organs. They are coming from Berkshire so it will take 4548 hours for them to reach you.
  • MarC 2013-06-28 14:50
    The real wtf is this years saturday headline act at Reading Festival

    http://www.readingfestival.com/

    QJo:
    Brekshier:
    Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


    Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

    As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.
  • Dann of Thursday 2013-06-28 15:25
    David Nuttall:
    4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.


    Wow, it's almost like that was the joke in the first place! Thank you for deciphering and analyzing that utterly incomprehensible screenshot for us, Sherlock, I really have no idea what we'd all do without your valuable insights.
  • neminem 2013-06-28 17:12
    Well, I'll say one thing: whoever implemented that list is certainly a berk himself.
  • balazs 2013-06-28 18:26

  • Matt Westwood 2013-06-29 03:45
    MarC:
    The real wtf is this years saturday headline act at Reading Festival

    http://www.readingfestival.com/

    QJo:
    Brekshier:
    Womad did actually take place in Bracknell for a few years in the 80's. Although I would agree that expecting *anything* interesting to happen in Berkshire, especially Bracknell, is quite a WTF...


    Reading, actually: it was on Rivermead, the same site as the notorious Reading Rock Festival.

    As for Bracknell, it does host the Folk Festival or whatever it calls itself nowadays, which (based on my own experience of it on the occasions I've been) is a seriously high-quality event.


    Last time I went was 1995. Green Day were high up on Friday's bill then too. Headliner that day was Neil Young.

    I tend not to go down that end of town that weekend nowadays, but power to its elbow. Let it rock.
  • Matt Westwood 2013-06-29 03:46
    neminem:
    Well, I'll say one thing: whoever implemented that list is certainly a berk himself.


    "Berk! Feed me!"
  • lucidfox 2013-06-29 11:26
    TRWTF is Visual Studio.
  • Leak 2013-06-29 16:16
    Ermahgerd! Berks!
  • alden 2013-06-30 08:48
    The visual studio one is not the menu. This is the president's sick daughter trying to communicate with us from where they keep her.
    We must rescue her!damned aliens...
  • jcr 2013-07-01 01:28
    taixzo:
    I think the second line is like a dev team's chant:

    Team! Team! Build! Build! Debug! Debug! Team! Team!


    Haha, cannot unhear now.
  • 3 Day Eventer 2013-07-01 02:54
    I've worked at WOMAD in England and can confirm there are a lot of berks there - proportionately far more than at other festivals.
  • Hatshepsut 2013-07-01 05:18
    David Nuttall:
    4548 hours? Of course, the actual question is "Which is more likely? That you have a battery installed in your laptop that can run continually for over half a year without recharging, or that Windows messed up yet another calculation?" I am leaning more to the second option.


    I think we have at last discovered the daytime identity of Captain Obvious...
  • urza9814 2013-07-01 20:52
    tin:
    dookdook:
    When the fan on MY laptop cranks up and starts putting out heat like a furnace, I know I accidentally booted into Ubuntu instead of Windows.


    Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


    If this is true, and not just some BS troll, I'd say it's 95% certain he has a hybrid graphics card. Power management for those is still rather atrocious on Linux, which is a legitimate issue -- though it's really an issue with the manufacturers not producing drivers, not a problem with Linux itself.
  • urza9814 2013-07-01 20:55
    cellocgw:
    dookdook:
    tin:
    Let me guess... You think you're making fun of Linux (or perhaps just Ubuntu) but you're accidentally pointing out that you bought a crappy laptop, right?


    Typical Linux apologist, blame the user for any and all problems.

    I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.

    And god help me if I try to ask it to play videos or games (the same ones Windows XP handles just fine on the same machine). 480p videos and FCEUX are the best I can hope for.


    UR Doin it Rong. Or maybe you don't understand boot vs. starting a VM. I've got Ubuntu booting native on a 14-yr-old Mac laptop--that's pre-Intel-- and it does just fine (not *streaming* video, but local video).


    Your 14-year-old Mac doesn't have hybrid graphics. It's not the CPU generating the heat; it's the fact that there are two graphics cards in there both running full power.
  • lubuntu 2013-07-02 03:52
    >I deliberately bought a cheap-ass netbook to use basically as a fancy graphing calculator, but it can barely even manage that under Ubuntu.
    You should try Lubuntu. It's a lot friendlier to underpowered systems.
  • daver 2013-07-03 11:55
    I was going to say the same thing...
  • daver 2013-07-03 12:02
    daver:
    I was going to say the same thing...

    of course, it would have been better to actually QUOTE the message I was replying to...

    barbaz:
    VS2010 presented me with this

    Looks to me like the lyrics of the latest Daft Punk song