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  • Someone 2012-07-20 11:02
    "Error Found"
    What's your problem? Nothing to see here.
  • minitech 2012-07-20 11:03
    Now there is 1 comments.
  • David 2012-07-20 11:06
    Whoa! Third Comment!
  • oldami 2012-07-20 11:07
    and the -108th comment
  • KattMan 2012-07-20 11:08
    Found?

    I think maybe the "File Not" was not.
  • JdFalcon04 2012-07-20 11:17
    What a coincidence! NaN/NaN/NaN is my birthday!
  • Hunter2 2012-07-20 11:21
    JdFalcon04:
    What a coincidence! NaN/NaN/NaN is my birthday!
    Really? It's the combination to my luggage!
  • Kasper 2012-07-20 11:21
    Google Chrome was surprised that Constantine was using Google Chrome.
  • Ralph 2012-07-20 11:23
    Maddy wonders, "is it too much to expect decent info about the error?
    But Maddy, it's right there in the upper left corner!
    Microsoft Development Environment
    Yep! That would be it.
    Microsoft Sharepoint Designer... Error... Found
    See?
  • Warren 2012-07-20 11:31
    I once got a disconnect notice from the telco with my first bill.
  • Nexzus 2012-07-20 11:35
    Your name really isn't 'Mike Cox', is it?
  • Oh THAT Brian 2012-07-20 11:50
    With apologies to the faux-group STEAM: NaN/NaN/NaN, hey, hey, Goodbye!


    Captch: damnum: Yeah, I think Nan/NaN/NaN is a damn number!
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-20 11:54
    Maybe patrick hughes should go get 2 cups of coffee.
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-07-20 12:03
    Wow, that sign... xxx.xxx.xxx.159 and xxx.xxx.xxx.4... it's a self-anonymizing WTF!

    As for the "An error occurred" error, it's really annoying how MFC loves to pop up "The parameter was incorrect" messages when you compile in release mode. (this is for stuff that would generally cause an ASSERT in debug mode) Let one bug slip by and you start getting calls about those parameter incorrect errors, and nobody remembers what they did to make it happen. (What do you mean TRWTF is MFC? At least it's not PHP!)
  • Mike Hunt 2012-07-20 12:09
    +1 for the Mike Cox reference.

    (Looks like Oxford - Cowley Rd? The Realtime bus service is notoriously crap - as bad as the buses themselves. Cable thieves *miles outside* the city managed to cut off the entire service for a week a while back - no redundancy...)

    Captcha: ratis - Couldn't give a rati's arse?
  • not fooled 2012-07-20 12:10
    Obviously the due date is for some EU country, where you have to pay by the 4th day of the 14th month. Crazy date formats are TRWTF!
  • Bill 2012-07-20 12:13
    Google chrome is so shiny that even your computer is impressed! Like, woah, man!

    Get it? Chrome? Shiny?

    I'll go back to sleep now...
  • Deezil 2012-07-20 12:23
    I guess Google Chrome is Keanu now.
  • Rnd( 2012-07-20 12:31
    Possible that new bill was replacement for a lost bill? And payment was due to that day. Or then their billing system is just screwed...
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-20 12:48
    Rnd(:
    Possible that new bill was replacement for a lost bill? And payment was due to that day. Or then their billing system is just screwed...
    Moral of the story: Pay your bills ontime!
  • Jay 2012-07-20 12:51
    If you expected that a certain object would not exist, but when you checked you were able to find it, then "found" would be an error. For example, "save new file with this name". "Error -- file with that name found."

    Okay, probably not the case here, but just considering the possibilities.
  • Jay 2012-07-20 12:52
    Maybe it's the bill for your new flux capacitor.
  • C-Octothorpe 2012-07-20 13:10
    Warren:
    I once got a disconnect notice from the telco with my first bill.
    What else did you expect? You hadn't made a single payment, ya bum!
  • AGray 2012-07-20 13:23
    Jay:
    Maybe it's the bill for your new flux capacitor.


    Pay 1.4 Gigawatts immediately!!!
  • annonomous 2012-07-20 13:29
    Really? thats the kind of combination that only an idiot would put on their luggage.
  • da Doctah 2012-07-20 14:27
    JdFalcon04:
    What a coincidence! NaN/NaN/NaN is my birthday!


    By any chance are you a flying cat with the body of a toaster pastry and a rainbow exhaust trail?
  • T 2012-07-20 14:33
    1.4? Costs are going up!
  • Deregistered 2012-07-20 17:21
    PiisAWheeL:
    Rnd(:
    Possible that new bill was replacement for a lost bill? And payment was due to that day. Or then their billing system is just screwed...
    Moral of the story: Pay your bills ontime!


    And then you'll have screenshots to send in to Error'd!!
  • bgodot 2012-07-20 17:47
    I once had a car repossessed that way.

    Seriously, Chrysler Financial is full of dumb.
  • Benjamin 2012-07-20 19:04
    Looks like Comcast and Wyndham share an IT team. "Hurry, you have only -5 days to pay your TV bill!"
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-07-20 20:11
    Whoa! Double rainbow
  • Alex Media 2012-07-20 22:55
    "When trying to open a site in Sharepoint Designer,"

    Your problem is right there. It's called SharePoint Designer.
  • BarbaraBurkely 2012-07-21 01:24
    But How should it be overcome by?Is there any other method for it?

  • Marine 2012-07-21 07:42
    I'd put money on that error being a 302: Found error returned by the server..
  • I forget 2012-07-21 09:52
    > Your problem is right there. It's called SharePoint Designer.

    ^ This

    Also, Comcast is just pioneering a new way of screwing customers for additional revenue. Soon everyone will be sending you new bills that are already "past due" so they can collect $$$$$ in late fees. I know my insurance provider would love do that as their bills are always due only a couple of days after I get them.
  • Loren Pechtel 2012-07-21 10:19
    Rnd(:
    Possible that new bill was replacement for a lost bill? And payment was due to that day. Or then their billing system is just screwed...


    Yeah, that was my first thought, also--a replacement bill.
  • Paul 2012-07-21 12:41
    I forget:
    Soon everyone will be sending you new bills that are already "past due" so they can collect $$$$$ in late fees. I know my insurance provider would love do that as their bills are always due only a couple of days after I get them.
    So why haven't you switched to another insurance company?
  • TheDreamer 2012-07-21 15:01
    That's nothing... back on February 29th, my Doctor's office sent my bill to collections. The bill wasn't printed until March 3rd.

    And they don't understand why I'm firing them....
  • Me 2012-07-22 05:41
    not fooled:
    Obviously the due date is for some EU country, where you have to pay by the 4th day of the 14th month. Crazy date formats are TRWTF!

    Damn, you beat me to it... I was about to say that the 4th of Tetradecember is TRWTF :)
  • MalHT 2012-07-22 16:45
    Mike Hunt:
    (Looks like Oxford - Cowley Rd? The Realtime bus service is notoriously crap - as bad as the buses themselves. Cable thieves *miles outside* the city managed to cut off the entire service for a week a while back - no redundancy...)


    Looks more like the London "Countdown" v2 system to me - generally quite reliable since the buses are all GPS-tracked and connected up now.
  • Mick 2012-07-22 17:33
    Fuck the coffee, Patrick - You got time to find a block of land and build a house
  • Zirias 2012-07-23 02:20
    Working with SharePoint every day, I'd call that message common case. Want to know what went wrong? Just RDP into the server and use SharePoint Log Viewer, silly ...

    Hey, you know, it's the MS Office team who did all that.
  • Your Name * 2012-07-23 02:28
    Me:
    not fooled:
    Obviously the due date is for some EU country, where you have to pay by the 4th day of the 14th month. Crazy date formats are TRWTF!

    Damn, you beat me to it... I was about to say that the 4th of Tetradecember is TRWTF :)


    That's the 4th of Duodecember. A Tetradecember date would be 04.16.2012.
  • Anonandon 2012-07-23 05:35
    Your Name *:
    Me:
    not fooled:
    Obviously the due date is for some EU country, where you have to pay by the 4th day of the 14th month. Crazy date formats are TRWTF!

    Damn, you beat me to it... I was about to say that the 4th of Tetradecember is TRWTF :)


    That's the 4th of Duodecember. A Tetradecember date would be 04.16.2012.

    So how many months in is Icosacember??
  • Kevin Thorpe 2012-07-23 07:11
    The real WTF on the Comcast bill is that the bill date is in the mythical 14th month. Oh how I hate American dates.
  • Zommuter 2012-07-23 07:13
    I'm impressed with Patrick's drinking coffee since 261 years. Assuming he had internet back then...
  • Mike Hunt 2012-07-23 07:15
    Looks the same system as the Oxford one then - even with GPS tracking, it's can be misleading and unreliable. Weak points are relying a) on buses not randomly deciding to go out of service to try and get the service pattern restored, and b) the drivers remembering to sign up for their assigned trip at the start.

    Several times I've waited 30+ minutes for a bus that was 4 minutes away on the board (on a route with a bus every 8 minutes).

    http://www.oxontime.co.uk



  • @Deprecated 2012-07-23 09:48
    Jay:
    If you expected that a certain object would not exist, but when you checked you were able to find it, then "found" would be an error. For example, "save new file with this name". "Error -- file with that name found."

    Okay, probably not the case here, but just considering the possibilities.


    Great, just great. Now we need TRUE, FALSE, FILE_NOT_FOUND, and FOUND.
  • Batcow 2012-07-23 11:54
    Anyone else notice that the clock has 4 hands? No wonder they failed at date math.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-07-23 12:51
    Batcow:
    Anyone else notice that the clock has 4 hands? No wonder they failed at date math.
    Thats your alarm hand. Its how you set the bell on top to go off. It goes off when the hour hand lines up with it, in this case: 5:50ish.
  • the beholder 2012-07-23 14:55
    PiisAWheeL:
    Batcow:
    Anyone else notice that the clock has 4 hands? No wonder they failed at date math.
    Thats your alarm hand. Its how you set the bell on top to go off. It goes off when the hour hand lines up with it, in this case: 5:25ish.

    FTFY
  • the beholder 2012-07-23 14:58
    the beholder:
    PiisAWheeL:
    Batcow:
    Anyone else notice that the clock has 4 hands? No wonder they failed at date math.
    Thats your alarm hand. Its how you set the bell on top to go off. It goes off when the hour hand lines up with it, in this case: 5:10ish.

    FTFY

    FTFM now. ¬¬'

    Sorry... I better grab a coffee
  • Unicorn #8157 2012-07-23 16:20
    The red hand is seconds. The white hand at about 5:50 is the alarm.
  • Jeepers 2012-07-23 17:23
    What are these "hands" of which you speak, and if they touch me, is it naughty?
  • Bus Driver 2012-07-23 17:43
    Mike Hunt:
    Looks the same system as the Oxford one then - even with GPS tracking, it's can be misleading and unreliable. Weak points are relying a) on buses not randomly deciding to go out of service to try and get the service pattern restored, and b) the drivers remembering to sign up for their assigned trip at the start.

    Several times I've waited 30+ minutes for a bus that was 4 minutes away on the board (on a route with a bus every 8 minutes).

    http://www.oxontime.co.uk




    TRWTF is people who whinge about road-based public transport. I don't know of too many places in the world where road-based public transport is very efficiently implemented, and it's not unusual for buses to run late because they break down, have flat tyres, get caught in roadworks/traffic, get lost etc....

    Public Transport is cheaper than using your car because the powers that be understand it is inconvenient (and often unreliable) - so they need some incentive for you to use it. If you don't like it, either pay to use your car or walk...

    There was a similar system locally at one stage that tried to estimate the next bus (I think the buses had GPS, and then the system would try to estimate how long it would take to get to a stop based on the running time of previous services). I was always amused to see the driver have to argue with nimrods who complained "But that sign still says you're 20 minutes away". One driver responded to such a comment with "And you are free to wait 20 minutes to see if another bus arrives."
  • da Doctah 2012-07-23 19:19
    Unicorn #8157:
    The red hand is seconds. The white hand at about 5:50 is the alarm.

    Costello: "How much time we got before the show?"
    Abbott: "Why don't you look at your watch?"
    Costello: "I don't know how to tell time."
    Abbott: "Nothing to worry about, I'll teach you how to tell time."
    Costello: "You'll do that for me?"
    Abbott: "What are friends for?"
    Costello: "Gee, what a swell friend!"
    Abbott: "Now some watches have just two hands."
    Costello: "Two hands."
    Abbott: "That's right. And on those watches, the big hand is for the minutes, and the little hand is for the hours."
    Costello: "I thought hours were bigger than minutes."
    Abbott: "They are, but the big hand is for the little minute, and the little hand is for the big hours."
    Costello: "The big hand is for the little things, and the little hand is for the big things?"
    Abbott: "That's right."
    Costello: "Why can't the big hand be for the big things and the little hand be for the little things?"
    Abbott: "Because it doesn't work that way. Now pay attention."
    Costello: "I'm paying attention. I don't like it, but I'm paying attention."
    Abbott: "Good. Now, some watches have a third hand."
    Costello: "A third hand?"
    Abbott: "That's right."
    Costello: "If the big hand is for the little things, and the little hand is for the big things, what's the third hand for?"
    Abbott: "The third hand is for the seconds."
    Costello: "Seconds?"
    Abbott: "That's right, the third hand is the second hand."
    Costello: "The third hand is the second hand?"
    Abbott: "Now you've got it!"
    Costello: "How can the third hand be the second hand?"
    Abbott: "Because that's the way it works!"
    Costello: "If the third hand is the second hand, what's the second hand?"
    Abbott: "Don't be a smartass."
    Costello: "I'm not. I'm just trying to figure out what the second hand is if the third hand is the second hand."
    Abbott: "Look, it's very simple. Suppose you're counting on your fingers. We'll call those digits...."
    Costello: "So now we're talking about digital watches?"
    Abbott: "We're doing nothing of the kind! A digital watch has no hands."
    Costello: "No hands?"
    Abbott: "No."
    Costello: "No hands at all on a digital watch?"
    Abbott: "None at all!"
    Costello: "But you said fingers were called digits."
    Abbott: "They are. Sometimes."
    Costello: "So how can you have fingers when you don't have any hands?!"
    Abbott: "Look, forget about digital watches. That keeps it simple. The first hand, the little hand, shows the hours."
    Costello: "First hand shows the hours."
    Abbott: "The big hand shows the minutes."
    Costello: "Big hand shows the minutes."
    Abbott: "And if you've got a third hand, that's the seconds."
    Costello: "Little hand, hours; big hand, minutes; third hand, seconds."
    Abbott: "Perfect. So how much time we got before the show."
    Costello: "Oh, it started fifteen minutes ago. We missed it while you were teaching me how to tell time."
  • Google Opera Explorer 12.0 2012-07-24 04:06
    Whoa! Tuesday
  • Cbuttius 2012-07-24 05:30
    Programmers are lazy and don't program properly for errors to occur. Sometimes you are lucky if they handle them at all.

    That most wonderful C++ library, the best one ever written by the most expert of programmers, so much so that everybody uses it... yes, I am referring to boost... is fairly guilty of that too.

    The primary example of this I am referring to is lexical_cast, so much so that I made a conscious decision not to use it. It is intended to convert a string to a typed value. This is done through the iostream library so they create an istringstream then read in the string and see if it converts correctly. If the stream is in a "fail" state or if there are any surplus characters, this is deemed a failure.

    The big issue is how it is handled if it fails. It simply throws an error "bad_cast". So you are parsing your big text file and somewhere or other you get "bad_cast".

    Of course C++ exceptions don't come with any call-stack either so you can't see where you were in your code where it failed, never mind where you were in the text file you were parsing.

    I found it no major issue to write my own that displayed a more meaningful message (using std::invalid_argument as the exception type) which gave a message such as

    "error converting <whatever isn't a number> to an integer".
  • TheSHEEEP 2012-07-24 05:42
    If you think that is bad, you have never worked with the ffmpeg/libav C API.

    That one doesn't have self-documenting code, it has self-obfuscating code. And the error messages range between "I just crash now, bye" and "too verbose! stfu!".
  • Patrick Hughes 2012-07-24 11:06
    PiisAWheeL:
    Maybe patrick hughes should go get 2 cups of coffee.


    Heh, now going on my fourth cup.
  • Patrick Hughes 2012-07-24 11:09
    Mick:
    Fuck the coffee, Patrick - You got time to find a block of land and build a house


    Ha! It's a catch-22, I'll need the design suite to get that house designed.
  • AN AMAZING CODER 2012-07-24 18:57
    Putting the original due date on a bill printed after the due date is pretty common, and in fact proper as to not confuse the payer.

  • PA 2012-07-25 14:46
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN Batmaaaaan
  • Jake 2012-07-27 08:11
    not fooled:
    Obviously the due date is for some EU country, where you have to pay by the 4th day of the 14th month. Crazy date formats which shuffle up the date components' order are TRWTF!


    FTFY. Everyone should be using ISO dates. American notation (month first, then day, then year) is just weird. Date components should be ordered by weight/significance, not by some weird artefact of the language it's pronounced in.

  • Randy Snicker 2012-07-30 15:02
    PA:
    NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN Batmaaaaan

    I was thinking:
    "Before time runs out..."
    Nana nah nah, nana nah nah, hey hey hey, good bye!
  • Neil 2012-07-31 12:37
    Mike Hunt:
    http://www.oxontime.co.uk
    Why would I want to know whether your ox was on time?
  • Paul Neumann 2012-08-01 16:02
    Anonandon:
    So how many months in is Icosacember??


    Icosober!! Get your conjugations right. God!