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  • Jeffrey 2012-04-27 09:04
    Comment out of service
  • TheSi 2012-04-27 09:05
    Thought I would be frist :(
  • Mitch Hedberg 2012-04-27 09:12
    I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.
  • Alargule 2012-04-27 09:14
    Dear senator,

    I would like you to alter the statement you are to declare at congress to drop all charges, delete these charges from the records, and update the latest amendment to insert coins in the vending machines where I can select my beverages.

    Shit...
  • $$ERR:get_name_fail 2012-04-27 09:16
    I would like to DECLARE that this UPDATE motivates me to DROP a comment. I usually INSERT a visit to SELECTed websites of politicians into my daily schedule, which I have to ALTER from time to time because some of those websites get DELETEd after I email them my opinion.
  • Mitch 2012-04-27 09:18
    I hate turtlenecks. Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy. All day. If you wear a turtleneck and a backpack, it’s like a weak midget trying to bring you down.
  • Eric Jablow 2012-04-27 09:20
    I'm surprised no one was given the chance to enter a mixed state like 1/2 |m> + i√3/2 |w>.
  • Kryptus 2012-04-27 09:21
    There is no comments on this page.
  • Sociopath 2012-04-27 09:26
    [quote=TFA]I discovered that gender isn't merely a Male/Female/Other, but in fact is a binary proposition for each possible state[/quote]

    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand. An easy analogy (if we gloss over the nature vs nurture debates) is to say that true gender is a color on the rainbow, and most people only see it through a black and white television.

    Sociopaths often don't have a strong gender identity of their own. They simply mirror the one you would prefer to see.
  • KattMan 2012-04-27 09:37
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-04-27 09:38
    Arrrrizona State Univerrrrsity forrrr Catgirrrrls
  • Jellineck 2012-04-27 09:39
    I imagine that Icelandair throws out survey results for people who answer "Agree" to the first question. Although usually those questions are deeper into the survey.
  • jmacpherson 2012-04-27 09:45
    I guess Robert Tables is all grown up and a member of Congress now. His mom taught him well.
  • MK 2012-04-27 09:54
    My first thought was "why is TRUNCATE not on that list?" I feel as a massive tool it would be my duty to emulate little bobby tables with a "truncate table staff" command or similar.
  • my little phony 2012-04-27 10:00
    jmacpherson:
    I guess Robert Tables is all grown up and a member of Congress now. His mom taught him well.


    Or a political activist at least.
  • Rootbeer 2012-04-27 10:01
    Sociopath:
    Sociopaths often don't have a strong gender identity of their own. They simply mirror the one you would prefer to see.


    So what you're saying is that the application form should also have a 'Gender: Sociopath ()No ()Yes' question on it?
  • BEN 2012-04-27 10:18
    /* Testing. Who knows if this works. */ DROP TABLE all_wtfs
  • BEN 2012-04-27 10:20
    Didn't work. DELETE FROM all_comments WHERE author = 'BEN'
  • AB 2012-04-27 10:39
    Dear user,

    We were once vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks, but my sister's teenage son is clueless as to how to properly fix it. Therefore, we'll just filter out the most common keywords, while leaving the big gaping hole to anyone more advanced than "Hacker 101".

    Please don't assrape my website.

    Sincerely

    Joe T Congesman.
  • Aaaaaaaa 2012-04-27 10:42
    Plus also xxxx, xxxy, xyyy, xxxxx, xxxxy, xxxyy and xyyyy.
  • dkf 2012-04-27 10:50
    Sounds like Gabriel Goldberg should move to 7Queens.
  • my little phony 2012-04-27 10:50
    AB:
    Dear user,

    We were once vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks, but my sister's teenage son is clueless as to how to properly fix it. Therefore, we'll just filter out the most common keywords, while leaving the big gaping hole to anyone more advanced than "Hacker 101".

    Please don't assrape my website.

    Sincerely

    Joe T Congesman.


    Not only leaving a gaping hole, but BROADCASTING it by explicitly saying "oh please please please don't use the words SELECT or DELETE" in your form input"...

    My mom used to tell me a fable about a foolish man who buried something valuable and, to make doubly extra sure nobody found it, posted a sign on the spot that said "nothing is buried here".
  • Kasper 2012-04-27 11:05
    Once upon a time I informed a company that they had an SQL injection flaw in their website. After they had been pretending not to hear me for a couple of months, they finally responded, that they didn't actually need to fix it, because they had a firewall.

    Later I learned that on their webforum, it was impossible to discuss SQL, since writing any SQL keyword in a comment would trigger a message saying there was an invalid character in your message, though never saying which one it was.

    Guess which of the pictures reminded me of that incident.
  • concerned citizen 2012-04-27 11:06
    Not sure what's more ridiculous: the fact that they expect to avoid injection attacks on the honor system or that the reason sited for said honor system is a limitation of "Congressional technology"
  • ExChickenFarmer 2012-04-27 11:17
    I think "Congressional Technology" is an oxymoron.
  • RichP 2012-04-27 11:17
    "No
    Yes
    Clear answer"

    but according to Alex. M's law school, there apparently is no clear answer to the question of gender.
  • Ozz 2012-04-27 11:25
    What service do they want me to sign out of?
  • Coyne 2012-04-27 11:27
    Re Congressman Peters' web site: Anyone taking bets on whether the site also rejects words like ALTERNATIVE, ALTERNATE, FALTER, HALTER, WALTER, SELECTIVE, SELECTION, SELECTED, PRESELECTED, DECLARED, EYEDROPPER, AIRDROP, GUMDROP, HYDROPONIC, RAINDROP, and so on?

    Oh, and they missed OR, which I think might be used to good effect. (And, for the good of all OREGONIANS, let's hope they don't add OR to the list.)
  • Ozz 2012-04-27 11:36
    Dear Congressman, I wish to speak with you about selective service...
  • J 2012-04-27 11:43
    I went to congressman Peters's website and I don't see that text: http://peters.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=3&sectiontree=3

    Thankfully, the Wayback Machine has the site snapshotted from 2011 and, lo and behold, the text is in fact there: http://web.archive.org/web/20110721043303/http://peters.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=3&sectiontree=3
  • harperska 2012-04-27 11:49
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).


    Despite there being more than 2 possible combinations of x and y chromosomes, there are only two chromosomal genders. 'Genetically female' is defined as 'no y chromosome', and 'genetically male' is defined as 'at least one y chromosome'.
  • Not sure if Fry or just Philip 2012-04-27 12:11
    Oh, Sametime. The cherry on top of the steaming pile that is Lotus Notes.
  • College Student 2012-04-27 12:13
    Its a law school, they know how people will sue at the drop of a hat and don't want to offend any hermaphrodites or neuters. Though if that is what they were asking they should have used the word 'sex'.
  • ContraCorners 2012-04-27 12:17
    my little phony:
    AB:
    Dear user,

    We were once vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks, but my sister's teenage son is clueless as to how to properly fix it. Therefore, we'll just filter out the most common keywords, while leaving the big gaping hole to anyone more advanced than "Hacker 101".

    Please don't assrape my website.

    Sincerely

    Joe T Congesman.


    Not only leaving a gaping hole, but BROADCASTING it by explicitly saying "oh please please please don't use the words SELECT or DELETE" in your form input"...

    My mom used to tell me a fable about a foolish man who buried something valuable and, to make doubly extra sure nobody found it, posted a sign on the spot that said "nothing is buried here".
    Is that where she hid your father?
  • North Bus 2012-04-27 12:37
    KattMan:
    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).
    Not quite... science has identified many different possible karyotypes involving the sex chromosomes (more than just the five you mentioned), but has also discovered that the various karyotypes are simplified by various processes (x-inactivation, etc.) to two primary phenotypes: male and female. The chromosomal anomalies can then cause additional side issues, like reduced fertility in a percentage of patients -- however this is due to the chromosomal trisomy/tetrasomy, not the existence of additional genders.

    I mean, Down's Syndrome is a trisomy of chromosome 13 -- but such a condition is considered a chromosomal anomaly, not a seperate subspecies. Sex-chromosome anomalies are quite similar.
  • Tommy 2012-04-27 12:43
    This is a law school after all, and they have to accommodate everyone no matter how weird.

    What's missing in the "gender" answers is "none of your fucking business (unless you're hot and available)"
  • Ooooooooooo my! 2012-04-27 12:45
    TRWTF is that someone with an ø in their name expects to use computers!
  • ekolis 2012-04-27 12:47
    No SQL commands in the form input? No worries, just look at the next WTF - enter the commands as character entities!

    DROP TABLE COMMENT
  • Flabbergasterisk 2012-04-27 12:47
    I want to tell you something about words that I think is important. They're my work, they're my play, they're my passion. Words are all we have, really. We have thoughts but thoughts are fluid. Then we assign a word to a thought and we're stuck with that word for that thought, so be careful with words. I like to think that the same words that hurt can heal, it is a matter of how you pick them.

    There are some people that are not into all the words. There are some that would have you not use certain words. There are 400,000 words in the English language and there are 7 of them you can't say when you email Congressman Peters. What a ratio that is. 399,993 to 7. They must really be bad. They'd have to be outrageous to be seperated from a group that large. All of you over here, you 7, Bad Words. That's what they told us they were, remember? "That's a bad word!" No bad words, bad thoughts, bad intentions, and words.

    You know the 7, don't you, that you can't say when you email Congressman Peters? "ALTER DECLARE DELETE DROP INSERT SELECT UPDATE." Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that'll infect your soul, curve your spine, and keep the country from winning the war.
  • Bobby 2012-04-27 12:51
    Well of course in this era of terrorism the fine Congressman would have security concerns. Consider...

    SELECT Congressman Peters
    ALTER number of limbs
    DELETE the muthafucka
    DECLARE war on sloppy-web-development-ism
  • Your Grammar 2012-04-27 12:57
    Words have gender. People have sex.
  • Eric 2012-04-27 13:04
    Just want to give credit where credit is due:
    http://gawker.com/gary-peters/
  • Yazeran 2012-04-27 13:11
    Ooooooooooo my!:
    TRWTF is that someone with an ø in their name expects to use computers!


    Actually we danes have enjoyed the use of our special characters 'æøå' for as long as personal computers have been arround.

    I believe the reason was that once uppon a time someone with an 'ø' in his/her name sent an email on a university UNIX/VAX machine and included the offending 'ø' in the message, that was on some versions of UNIX or VAX back then tranaslated as the rebboot/halt command character and a lot of servers went down as the email filtered through the net as the servers managed to transmit the message to the next server before shutting down....

    (It is possible that that story is an urban legend, but nonetheless us scandinavians hae been able to use our whole alphabeth for the last 30 years or so...)

    Yours Yazeran

    Plan: To go to Mars one day with a hammer
  • FatalException 2012-04-27 13:11
    I think they forgot "EXEC" and "EXECUTE"
    EXEC 'dro'+'p table users'

  • CXIIX 2012-04-27 13:16
    I was born in 0regon so I think I'm OK. People from 0hio, and 0klahoma and aren't complaining. Same goes for 1daho, 1llinoise 1ndiana 10wa and 1ouisiana.

    MArk B.
  • ContraCorners 2012-04-27 13:17
    Your Grammar:
    Words have gender. People have sex.
    Maybe people do. Developers? Not so much.
  • Jay 2012-04-27 13:22
    RE please don't use SQL injection on my site: These are the same people who insist that they must regulate all new technology, because people who are actually in the industry aren't competent to figure out how to do it right by themselves. After all, the best training to enable one to determine, say, how to design a safe automobile, or what energy resources are most worth developing, is four years of law school followed by a lifetime giving speeches.
  • I forget 2012-04-27 13:22
    Really, the standard Male/Female options on most forms are the real WTF. So many people actually refuse to accept that gender neutrals and hermaphrodites actually exist. And for trans genders what is reported may not match the physical gender.

    Why do they need to know what is in your pants anyway?
  • J 2012-04-27 13:26
    In humans, like most mamals, gender is genetic, not chromosomal. Hence the possibility of xx males, xy females, etc. They are rare but they do happen.
  • DaveK 2012-04-27 13:29
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).
    "Science" identified two genders and three chromosomal abnormalities. *Politicians* identified 5 genders.

  • Jay 2012-04-27 13:34
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand. An easy analogy (if we gloss over the nature vs nurture debates) is to say that true gender is a color on the rainbow, and most people only see it through a black and white television.

    Sociopaths often don't have a strong gender identity of their own. They simply mirror the one you would prefer to see.


    But I thought "black" and "white" were just social constructs, convenient abstractions invented by simple-minded people to try to explain a complex set of interrelated systems: how the sun produces light which travels through millions of miles of space, how light strikes an object and may be absorbed, reflected, or refracted off; how that reflected light impinges on the human eye, where it is converted to electrochemical impulses which are transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain; and how the brain that processes those messages to produce the sensations that we call "black" and "white".

    So your statement is meaningless gibberish.

    Curiously, though, any 5-year-old can instantly tell whether a particular piece of paper is black or white, and can usually quickly tell whether a given person is a boy or a girl. Even when they can't tell in a particular case, e.g. because it's too dark to see the colors or the person is deliberately disguising themself, the child still understands the difference.

    It's amazing how little education it sometimes takes to make a person unable to recognize the obvious.

    "SOME IDEAS ARE SO STUPID, ONLY INTELLECTUALS BELIEVE THEM." -- George Orwell
  • b0y 2012-04-27 13:40
    Well if they got 2 + 3 right, at least they've learned *something*.
  • frits 2012-04-27 13:48
    J:
    In humans, like most mamals, gender is genetic, not chromosomal. Hence the possibility of xx males, xy females, etc. They are rare but they do happen.
    What is this? Some kind of transgender propaganda?
  • Jellineck 2012-04-27 13:53
    J:
    In humans, like most mamals, gender is genetic, not chromosomal. Hence the possibility of xx males, xy females, etc. They are rare but they do happen.


    Nice try, Mr. Fluffypaws. There is no way I'm convincing your veterinarian to give you a sex change.
  • Kivi 2012-04-27 14:09
    I forget:
    Really, the standard Male/Female options on most forms are the real WTF. So many people actually refuse to accept that gender neutrals and hermaphrodites actually exist. And for trans genders what is reported may not match the physical gender.

    Why do they need to know what is in your pants anyway?

    A useful distinction is commonly made between "sex" and "gender". "Sex" describes a person biologically--what's the hardware? "Gender" describes them socially--how do they present themselves to the world? For most of us these do coincide but tranvestites are a good example of people for whom they don't.

    It's not clear why a law school admission form should be asking about either of those attributes though.
  • frits 2012-04-27 14:26
    Did you ever notice how certain topics bring out the weirdos? e.g. Gender, autism, Ron Paul
  • Andrew Edelstein 2012-04-27 15:06
    Heaven forbid Congress' IT dept actually write their tour-request sight to protect against SQL injection. Just tell users not to use any SQL keywords.
  • da Doctah 2012-04-27 15:13
    my little phony:
    My mom used to tell me a fable about a foolish man who buried something valuable and, to make doubly extra sure nobody found it, posted a sign on the spot that said "nothing is buried here".
    That sign was out of service.
  • iWantToKeepAnon 2012-04-27 15:58
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    So they should have used a slider bar control instead of a radio button?

    captcha: abigo ... where did Abi go ... and is Abi really a girl?
  • operagost 2012-04-27 16:33
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).

    Strange, then, that we still only have two sets of reproductive organs.
  • Strolskon 2012-04-27 16:52
    Nice, a transexuality flamewar!

    Wait, it's still not complete. We have a "THEY'RE JUST DISGUISED MEN", but we still need a good "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS GENDER ITS ALL A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT" if we want this thread to reach 6 pages.
  • Zapp Brannigan 2012-04-27 16:54
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).
    Does xxx come with extra lady parts?
  • Zapp Brannigan 2012-04-27 16:56
    operagost:
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).

    Strange, then, that we still only have two sets of reproductive organs.
    Do you 2 of the same or one of each?
  • Calli Arcale 2012-04-27 17:32
    J:
    In humans, like most mamals, gender is genetic, not chromosomal. Hence the possibility of xx males, xy females, etc. They are rare but they do happen.


    Chromosomes *are* genes (or rather, they're made of genes). ;-) And there are more of them than just the ones that determine our sex.

    XY females are interesting. Chromosome-wise, they are male, but most of the time, this is caused by a genetic defect that makes their cells unresponsive to the hormone testosterone. (Incidentally, with respect to XY female athletes, this doesn't mean they have an unfair advantage; it actually means they have a disadvantage, because it means anabolic steroids, natural or injected, have no affect on them.) Most of them don't learn this until adulthood. Some don't find out until they try to have children and, upon seeking medical advice, discover that they lack a uterus. A genetic test will reveal why.

    XX males result from a mishap in the process of producing the haploid DNA of a sperm cell, where an X gets the SRY gene. SRY normally lives only on the Y chromosome, and it's the gene responsible for maleness. It is extremely rare. As with XY females, they are sterile.

    Surplus Xes also result from mishaps in production of gametes, where an extra chromosome goes along for the ride.

    Another interesting gender issue isn't genetic at all -- it's called chimerism. Named for the mythical chimera, a human chimera is actually their own fraternal twin. It's unknown how often it happens, since logically most would never find out as it usually doesn't cause problems. Two fertilized eggs happen to implant very near one another, or bump into each other on the way. If this happens before either one has started to differentiate, they may develop as a single individual, with the various stem cells sorting themselves out into skin, blood, organs, etc. and not minding that different ones have different DNA. Sometimes, you get situations where a person has bicolored skin, if the two original embryos were destined to have different skin color and both ended up contributing stem cells to the skin. Some are discovered via failed paternity tests, which are always especially shocking when it's the *mother* who fails the test. If her ovaries came from one embryo and her blood from another embryo, a traditional paternity test will suggest that she is the *aunt* of her own child. And in a way, she is. She's also the mother.

    And sometimes chimerism can produce intersex conditions. One case was a man who saw a doctor to find the cause of his infertility. They found a very low sperm count, and upon further investigation, found his estrogen levels were very high for a man. He had what he'd always believed was an undescended testicle with what pediatricians had said was a twisted vas deferens. It wasn't that at all -- ultrasound revealed that it was an ovary, and the twisted vas deferens was actually a fallopian tube with sort of a bit of something that might have grown into a uterus, if it had had a chance. Genetic tests revealed the ovary to be the sister of his one teste, and various other tissues were biopsied; it seemed the two sets of DNA were pretty well scattered through his body. He was his own twin.

    That's probably rare. But it does happen -- probably more than we realize, since it is usually only discovered by accident.
  • Nick 2012-04-27 17:37
    frits:
    Did you ever notice how certain topics bring out the weirdos? e.g. Gender, autism, Ron Paul
    Hey! Please try to show some sensitivity. My son is an autistic Ron Paul supporter with a gender, and let me tell you it is no laughing matter!
  • Paul Neumann 2012-04-27 20:10
    Nick:
    frits:
    Did you ever notice how certain topics bring out the weirdos? e.g. Gender, autism, Ron Paul
    Hey! Please try to show some sensitivity. My son is an autistic Ron Paul supporter with a gender, and let me tell you it is no laughing matter!
    You think you've got it bad? My son is an autistic transgendered Ron Paul [Neumann], and it's a riot!

    Seriously though, Paul 2012 FTW!
  • oheso 2012-04-27 21:19
    Ooooooooooo my!:
    TRWTF is that someone with an ø in their name expects to use computers!


    <3
  • oheso 2012-04-27 21:20
    Your Grammar:
    People have sex.


    Some people have sex. (Did you forget where you're posting?)
  • oheso 2012-04-27 21:23
    Eric:
    http://gawker.com/gary-peters/


    TRWTF is a web page that requires me to allow Javascript from two separate domains just to display the text of the article.
  • Anonymous 2012-04-28 00:53
    What is the first letter of the city in which you were born?

    It says "Select one", so obviously the right answer is 1.
  • Jeremy Friesner 2012-04-28 02:26
    I think the two-booleans form made some sense. The form's answers would be interpreted as follows:

    True / False = Female
    False / True = Male
    False / False = Asexual
    True / True = Hermaphrodite

    Of course, if they *really* wanted capture all of the nuances completely, they'd use a pair of sliders (0-100%) instead of a pair of boolean options. Or have you do an interpretive dance, or something.
  • Jeremy Friesner 2012-04-28 02:42
    Jay:
    After all, the best training to enable one to determine, say, how to design a safe automobile, or what energy resources are most worth developing, is four years of law school followed by a lifetime giving speeches.


    You have a point there, but the lawmakers have come up with a way to handle that problem: they simply have their lobbyists write the laws for them.
  • lolwtf 2012-04-28 03:18
    That gender selection form is closer to being correct than most. Though the real correct answer is "who cares?"

    harperska:
    KattMan:
    Sociopath:
    Gender in the brain is much more complicated than the male/female dichotomy that most people understand.


    Then of course there is chromosonal gender, of which science has identified 5 separate genders, not 2 (xx,xy,xxy,xyy,xxx).


    Despite there being more than 2 possible combinations of x and y chromosomes, there are only two chromosomal genders. 'Genetically female' is defined as 'no y chromosome', and 'genetically male' is defined as 'at least one y chromosome'.
    And what about those of us with half a y chromosome, hmmmm?
  • Poncy Leon 2012-04-28 05:51
    My son is an autistic Ron Paul supporter with a gender, and let me tell you it is no laughing matter!


    You could have put that more simply: "My child is a Ron Paul supporter."
  • Shinobu 2012-04-28 07:15
    Peter should have anonymised his address better. The fraction of Peters is just under 1% and there are about 200 households on the Baliëndijk. That leaves only a handful of Peters and only one of them has a last name short enough to fit in the black box.
  • Barf 4Eva 2012-04-29 00:07
    "alter declare delete drop insert select update"

    I TRUNCATE thee.
  • Nagesh 2012-04-29 08:42
    Jeremy Friesner:
    I think the two-booleans form made some sense. The form's answers would be interpreted as follows:

    True / False = Female
    False / True = Male
    False / False = Asexual
    True / True = Hermaphrodite

    Of course, if they *really* wanted capture all of the nuances completely, they'd use a pair of sliders (0-100%) instead of a pair of boolean options. Or have you do an interpretive dance, or something.


    What about nullable types? Look like you have ignored nullbale type. The form itself is completely incomplete.
  • Kuba 2012-04-29 15:03
    Jay:
    Curiously, though, any 5-year-old can instantly tell whether a particular piece of paper is black or white, and can usually quickly tell whether a given person is a boy or a girl. Even when they can't tell in a particular case, e.g. because it's too dark to see the colors or the person is deliberately disguising themself, the child still understands the difference.
    You've nailed it!! So that's where the real problem is: people with a mental capacity of 5 year olds are making instant decisions that affect those unfortunate "obviously boys" and "obviously girls". And you seem to advocate that, even. I'm kind of glad you seem to be a lucky heterosexual who doesn't have to deal with 5 year olds in adult bodies all the time. Lucky you, indeed.
  • mood9 2012-04-29 23:35
    The MSDNAA one occurs due to poor management, or the lack of it. Contracts are department, not school based, and departments get to choose the name they'll be under in the listings. And when contracts are renewed, department might be added under a different name. I could venture a guess that "Is dept" is Information Systems department.
  • DodgyBob 2012-04-30 01:24
    Kasper:
    Once upon a time I informed a company that they had an SQL injection flaw in their website. After they had been pretending not to hear me for a couple of months, they finally responded, that they didn't actually need to fix it, because they had a firewall.

    Later I learned that on their webforum, it was impossible to discuss SQL, since writing any SQL keyword in a comment would trigger a message saying there was an invalid character in your message, though never saying which one it was.

    Guess which of the pictures reminded me of that incident.


    The girl in the skimpy bikini?

    Oops, sorry, that's in my *other* browser window.
  • Severity One 2012-04-30 04:36
    Imagine a communication and the presence of forbidden words...

    "OK, whom did you select for the Bin Laden job?"
    "I'm sorry, Sir, I can't tell you."
    "WTF?! I'm your commander!"
    "You used a forbidden word, Sir."
    "Can you at least give me an update?"
    "No Sir, sorry Sir, you used a forbidden word again."
    "Groan... have you at least found him?"
    "Yes Sir, we're entering the compound now."
    "OK, drop him."
    "I'm sorry Sir, I can't comply. You used another forbidden word."
    "Son, listen to me. We are about to alter history. Just do it."
    "Really sorry Sir, but I'm under strict orders not to accept any forbidden words."
    "For goodness' sake! I'm about to declare victory in the War on Terror, and you're giving me this crap?"
    "It's the forbidden words, Sir."
    "You know what you can do? You can insert your forbidden words up your..."
    "I'm afraid we have to abandon the operation now, Sir. You used too many forbidden words."

    This happened in 2005.
  • itsmo 2012-04-30 04:41
    The first one means that you are supposed to use sign language to say 'Out of Service'
  • Lockwood 2012-04-30 06:13
    Kuba:
    Jay:
    Curiously, though, any 5-year-old can instantly tell whether a particular piece of paper is black or white, and can usually quickly tell whether a given person is a boy or a girl. Even when they can't tell in a particular case, e.g. because it's too dark to see the colors or the person is deliberately disguising themself, the child still understands the difference.
    You've nailed it!! So that's where the real problem is: people with a mental capacity of 5 year olds are making instant decisions that affect those unfortunate "obviously boys" and "obviously girls". And you seem to advocate that, even. I'm kind of glad you seem to be a lucky heterosexual who doesn't have to deal with 5 year olds in adult bodies all the time. Lucky you, indeed.


    Of course, we want to avoid adult bodies in 5 year olds.

    The MSDNAA is not a WTF - IS Dept is Information Services, and the names are *shock horror* entered by the school/college/university staff, so they can misspell when they register.

    There is no survey running.
    Disagree. You've asked my this question, so you have just surveyed me.

    8rooklyn.
  • Stevie D 2012-04-30 08:48
    CXIIX:
    I was born in 0regon so I think I'm OK. People from 0hio, and 0klahoma and aren't complaining. Same goes for 1daho, 1llinoise 1ndiana 10wa and 1ouisiana.

    Don't forget 5outh Carolina, 5outh Dakota, 7ennessee and 7exas. If you're feeling creative, 4labama, 4rizona and 4rkansas.

    (I've deliberately left out 4laska because the chances of them actually getting that far into a website are slim...)
  • Nick 2012-04-30 08:52
    Those can be pretty easily collapsed into 2 phenotypes, depending on the pressence of the y chromosone. After all, multiple x's will be disabled by the cell (women are not different enough from men that a duplicate active chromosone wouldn't completely screw things up).
  • taixzo 2012-04-30 09:33
    North Bus:
    I mean, Down's Syndrome is a trisomy of chromosome 13 -- but such a condition is considered a chromosomal anomaly, not a seperate subspecies. Sex-chromosome anomalies are quite similar.


    Males and females generally are not considered separate subspecies either...
  • iToad 2012-04-30 10:33
    The real WTF is the lack of proper punctuation in your SQL injection attacks. You are supposed to do it like this.

    Ahem... ');DROP TABLE ALL_COMMENTS;--

  • Lockwood 2012-04-30 12:09
    taixzo:
    North Bus:
    I mean, Down's Syndrome is a trisomy of chromosome 13 -- but such a condition is considered a chromosomal anomaly, not a seperate subspecies. Sex-chromosome anomalies are quite similar.


    Males and females generally are not considered separate subspecies either...


    You never met my missus.

    (I'll go get my coat)
  • Mike 2012-04-30 14:00
    This is not the SQL Injection vulnerability you're looking for...
  • Atomhax 2012-04-30 14:38
    Dont bother ringing it up, it's for a duck
  • Jay 2012-04-30 15:01
    Stevie D:
    CXIIX:
    I was born in 0regon so I think I'm OK. People from 0hio, and 0klahoma and aren't complaining. Same goes for 1daho, 1llinoise 1ndiana 10wa and 1ouisiana.

    Don't forget 5outh Carolina, 5outh Dakota, 7ennessee and 7exas. If you're feeling creative, 4labama, 4rizona and 4rkansas.

    (I've deliberately left out 4laska because the chances of them actually getting that far into a website are slim...)


    Oh, of course. I live in 1000ichigan.
  • Paul Neumann 2012-05-01 12:35
    mood9:
    The MSDNAA one occurs due to poor management, or the lack of it. Contracts are department, not school based, and departments get to choose the name they'll be under in the listings. And when contracts are renewed, department might be added under a different name. I could venture a guess that "Is dept" is Information Systems department.
    I would have thought that a lack of poor management would be a good thing.
  • PHPGuy 2012-05-01 12:47
    "MSDN Academic Alliance"

    It's like a drug pusher. The first one's free!


  • MarkJ 2012-05-01 16:56
    Jeremy Friesner:
    Jay:
    After all, the best training to enable one to determine, say, how to design a safe automobile, or what energy resources are most worth developing, is four years of law school followed by a lifetime giving speeches.


    You have a point there, but the lawmakers have come up with a way to handle that problem: they simply have their lobbyists write the laws for them.
    Unfortunately, this is all too true
  • iMalc 2012-05-02 02:17
    So the sametime developers decided to reduce the number of messages by combining two of them into one.
    That's probably one of the least WTF things about Lotus Notes. It's barely worth a mention.
  • Neil 2012-05-02 06:22
    Jay:
    Stevie D:
    CXIIX:
    I was born in 0regon so I think I'm OK. People from 0hio, and 0klahoma and aren't complaining. Same goes for 1daho, 1llinoise 1ndiana 10wa and 1ouisiana.

    Don't forget 5outh Carolina, 5outh Dakota, 7ennessee and 7exas. If you're feeling creative, 4labama, 4rizona and 4rkansas.

    (I've deliberately left out 4laska because the chances of them actually getting that far into a website are slim...)
    Oh, of course. I live in 1099higan.
    FTFY
  • Steph 2012-05-02 14:16
    Lol, these are funny. Sounds like they got deployed before they were tested fully.
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-05-02 19:44
    TRUNCATE TABLE peters_email;
  • Cbuttius 2012-08-14 06:10
    there's no WTF, have you never heard of androgyny?
  • Cbuttius 2012-08-14 06:12
    North Bus:

    I mean, Down's Syndrome is a trisomy of chromosome 13 -- but such a condition is considered a chromosomal anomaly, not a seperate subspecies. Sex-chromosome anomalies are quite similar.


    Chromosome 21 actually
  • tgape 2012-08-15 21:52
    iMalc:
    So the sametime developers decided to reduce the number of messages by combining two of them into one.
    That's probably one of the least WTF things about Lotus Notes. It's barely worth a mention.


    No.

    It's an improper use of LDAP thing. Sametime actually reports that on *any* search error. It's just doing a synchronous LDAP query and seeing that the number of results returned is 0. There's an status code that's also returned, but the version of Sametime that generates that error doesn't look at that. Newer versions of Sametime, however, do. That having been said, it's still properly called 'Lametime'. I've seen products with less competent spell checkers, but no others with an inconsistent spell checker.

    For the uninitiated, it occasionally randomly marks correctly spelled words as wrong, and occasionally marks incorrectly spelled words as right. I've seen it mark I and a as incorrect, although *usually* it complains about all but the first letter when it decides to complain about a properly spelled word. (Note: that wouldn't stop it from marking atypical as incorrectly spelled like this.)
  • Zachary 2012-12-31 19:24
    I would think Is Dept means something like IS (information systems) department. It still makes no sense to separate all those.