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  • dpm 2009-04-24 09:06
    "I'm not sure what Drive Thru Parking is all about."

    You've not been through a fast-food joint when they're so busy that they can't get your order to you immediately; to prevent clogging the lane (which could lose potential customers, who are usually not in a patient mood), you are directed to park off to the side until your food is ready, at which point an employee brings it to your car and you can drive off into traffic while munching a McGreaseBomb.

    Perfectly normal.
  • jspenguin 2009-04-24 09:11
    Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:

  • amischiefr 2009-04-24 09:15
    winston churchill!:
    fist?

    This poster was gay.
  • Lupus.Umbrae 2009-04-24 09:18
    The method for cross-aver Ethernet cable seems more like a method for a plit-pair to me...
  • Lupus.Umbrae 2009-04-24 09:22
    I am well aware of the typo in my post. Duh.
  • Anon 2009-04-24 09:24
    Nothing wrong with the change machine sign. The sign is on the side of the machine, the machine only says "Change" on the front, so if you're looking from the side, you might not notice it.

    Also, hmmm...bacon bits.
  • sibtrag 2009-04-24 09:24
    According to http://www.ibm.com/investor/pdf/ibm_ir_dividends_2008_v2.pdf,
    the 1Q09 dividend was $0.50 per share. Thus D.A. owned 0.04 shares of IBM stock which would be valued at around $4 right now.

    Taken out as cash, this would be about 2% return annually.

    Disclaimer: For investment advice, consult someone who knows what they're talking about. I am an IBM employee and may have a biased viewpoint.
  • Dennis C. 2009-04-24 09:25
    I have a female friend named Gay.

    As good name has been dragged through the mud by homosexuals.
  • MisterCheese 2009-04-24 09:27
    jspenguin:
    Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:



    Gay can actually be a girl's name too.
    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?

    [Captcha: delenit - a method of removing headlice?]
  • moogal 2009-04-24 09:31
    Since when was it a bad thing to be gay anyway?
  • random name here 2009-04-24 09:35
    MisterCheese:

    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?


    e^(i.pi) is the real number -1, so that totals in 0.002
  • douglas 2009-04-24 09:35
    MisterCheese:
    but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?

    e^(i.pi) = -1. No imaginary cash involved. The check is for two tenths of a cent.
  • Jess Me 2009-04-24 09:38
    Obviously, the sign is the change machine. What do you think "HERE" means anyway?

    That big brown box looks sorta like a change machine, but the painted letters only say "CHAN" followed by some stuff that's partially obscured by a Post-It. Could be a DVD vending machine that specializes in Jackie Chan movies.

    Or "Chance" - maybe it's a slot machine. I mean there are a lot of possibilities and there's really no way to know for sure.
  • Nobody 2009-04-24 09:42
    This one is kind of lame.

    Gay is a person's name.
    The "change" sign is helpful.
    The dividend is paid quarterly and is based on the amount of shares owned. This person apparently owns a fraction of a share.
  • Leo 2009-04-24 09:44
    Comment located here.
  • Brian 2009-04-24 09:45
    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.
  • Richard 2009-04-24 09:45
    Drive Thru Parking is where people who have driven thru wait if their meal takes time to prepare. Usually happens when you ask for a salad
  • vrijdom 2009-04-24 09:46
    About the survey:

    12. Please provide your contact information if you would like to receive a TDWTF sticker.
    * Offer good in the U.S. only.

    Discrimination!

    And why is there a Country field then?
  • Anonymouse 2009-04-24 09:48
    "Only two cents" indeed.
  • Fast Eddie 2009-04-24 09:52
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'
  • Code Slave 2009-04-24 09:53
    The flag thing makes sense for an Australian company (which it is), or one doing international business.

    Of course, the WTF is in whomever sent it out without proofing (or answering the graphic artist's question)
  • monkeyPushButton 2009-04-24 09:55
    Anonymouse:
    "Only two cents" indeed.
    I think that's my 401K right now.
  • null reference 2009-04-24 09:56
    Brian:
    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.


    ditto ... I should submit this
  • La Raza 2009-04-24 09:58
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'
    Correct because in the Peoples Republic of California the US flag has been banned and only the Mexican flag can be flown for official purposes.
  • pitchingchris 2009-04-24 10:01
    null reference:
    Brian:
    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.


    ditto ... I should submit this


    I did the survey too, got the 404 also.. I guess no TDWTF sticker for me. The funny thing was that the 404 pages said it is possible the page never existed :)
  • jspenguin 2009-04-24 10:02
    Did anyone else read the last one as "Borat Longyear Limited"?
  • bat 2009-04-24 10:12
    pitchingchris:
    null reference:
    Brian:
    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.


    ditto ... I should submit this


    I did the survey too, got the 404 also.. I guess no TDWTF sticker for me. The funny thing was that the 404 pages said it is possible the page never existed :)


    and informing that you can get the sticker only if in US _after_ you have completed the survey (mind that there is no word about it on the main page) seems for me so adequate to the fact that it's about M$ :)
  • blindman 2009-04-24 10:19
    Dennis C.:
    I have a female friend named Gay.

    As good name has been dragged through the mud by homosexuals.

    Also, isn't is shameful what the group Dire Straits did to besmirch the heterosexuals? Appalling.
  • J.R. Blood 2009-04-24 10:19
    Wow! IBM actually gave you their 2 cents worth...

    Sry, had to be said. :p

    CAPTCHA: acsi - Oh like the series hasn't replicated enough clones that it has to have a version called CSI:WTF?
  • Stoker 2009-04-24 10:22
    [quote user="MisterCheese"][quote user="jspenguin"]Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:

    [/quote]

    Gay can actually be a girl's name too.
    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?


    Of course bankers use imaginative cash - how do you think we got into this financial mess?
  • Ed 2009-04-24 10:28
    Code Slave:

    The flag thing makes sense for an Australian company (which it is), or one doing international business.

    Of course, the WTF is in whomever sent it out without proofing (or answering the graphic artist's question)

    That or stealing the artist proof of concept image without payment.
  • JimmyVile 2009-04-24 10:28
    [quote user="Stoker"][quote user="MisterCheese"][quote user="jspenguin"]Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:

    [/quote]

    Gay can actually be a girl's name too.
    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?


    Of course bankers use imaginative cash - how do you think we got into this financial mess?[/quote]

    e^(i * pi) = -1
  • threecheese 2009-04-24 10:31
    If you check the pdf behind the shareholder's notice link, there's another couple of wtfs in there....

    captcha: appellatio (OMG?!? Damn fruitophiles getting their own words now...)
  • m0ffx 2009-04-24 10:41
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
  • zolf 2009-04-24 10:41
    I like that stylish 404 after finishing the survey ;)
  • Mitur Binesderti 2009-04-24 10:45
    I'm not really sure what the problem with the company taking out the flag. Other than being stupid and leaving the text there.

    They are an Australian and the US pres was probably Bush at the time so it's understandable.
  • Fast Eddie 2009-04-24 10:47
    m0ffx:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
    Typical liberal...
    ...I don't agree so it must be a troll. ;-/

    Go back and play at DailyKOS and leave the grownups alone.
  • Fast Eddie 2009-04-24 10:52
    jspenguin:
    Did anyone else read the last one as "Borat Longyear Limited"?
    Now that you mention it...so did I at first.

    That explains it! It was all a joke on us! When does the movie about this come out?
  • Pol 2009-04-24 10:59
    I think the "A Sane Approach to Database Design" needs to read a book on "A Sane Approach to Web Design"!!
  • ve2dmn 2009-04-24 11:00
    That "Keep warning the children" sign is from somewhere in Quebec... (Where all the sign have to be in French by law and thus must be the only place in the world where the stop sign doesn't say "Stop". The Canada Post box in the background is another clue...)

    Living there we get much more English to French mistranslations... Things like:
    "Lamp Oil" translated to "Lamping Petrol"
    "Made in Turkey" translated with "Made with turkey meat"
    But the best one yet is on the washing instruction for one of my shirt. Original text:
    "See reverse for Care.
    -Machine Wash cold with like color only
    -Non-Chlorine bleach when needed
    -Hang or Tumble dry low, Remove Promply
    -Cool Iron when needed
    -May be dry cleaned
    -Do not Iron Decoration"

    Was Translated to:
    "See Contrary for love
    -The machine washes the cold with the loved color only
    -The decoration not-chlorine when necessary
    -Hang or fall dry, the low level removed on time
    -Cool down some iron metal when necessary
    -Cleaned. The month of May is dry.
    -The decoration is not made of Iron"

    At least the symbols are the same in every languages :)
  • Jamie 2009-04-24 11:12
    moogal:
    Since when was it a bad thing to be gay anyway?


    The receipt says the cashier was gay. Now he is something else. I am guessing sex change operation.
  • Blackice 2009-04-24 11:13
    random name here:
    MisterCheese:

    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?


    e^(i.pi) is the real number -1, so that totals in 0.002


    Dollars or cents? Or maybe .002 is like -40 degrees where Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same?
  • jspenguin 2009-04-24 11:15
    Blackice:
    random name here:
    MisterCheese:

    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?


    e^(i.pi) is the real number -1, so that totals in 0.002


    Dollars or cents? Or maybe .002 is like -40 degrees where Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same?


    This was a response to Verizon's inability to do basic math
  • shadowman 2009-04-24 11:18
    Fast Eddie:
    m0ffx:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
    Typical liberal...
    ...I don't agree so it must be a troll. ;-/

    Go back and play at DailyKOS and leave the grownups alone.


    No it's trolling because it's a completely off-topic political flame. No matter what viewpoint it comes from.
  • Someone 2009-04-24 11:23
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 11:24
    ve2dmn:
    Living there we get much more English to French mistranslations... Things like:
    (snip)
    -May be dry cleaned

    Was Translated to:
    (snip)
    -Cleaned. The month of May is dry.
    That was funny. Thanks! The "May" mistranslation sounds more like Ebonics-to-French.
  • Adriano 2009-04-24 11:26
    Blackice:
    Dollars or cents? Or maybe .002 is like -40 degrees where Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same?

    The check says 'Dollars' after the amount.
  • tomester 2009-04-24 11:34
    Haha, my uncle had one of those eMachines.
  • justsomedude 2009-04-24 11:35
    MisterCheese:
    jspenguin:
    Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:



    Gay can actually be a girl's name too.
    OK - I can work out the $1.002 (I think the 0.002 is a bit tight personally) - but e^(i.pi) - surely even bankers can't use imaginitive cash?

    [Captcha: delenit - a method of removing headlice?]


    it's not $1.002 it's just $0.002, and that's not imaginary. e^(i.pi) = -1 which is real, the summation = +1 which is also real.

    Just because a component has i does not mean the quantity is imaginary, if that were true, Engineers would be in big trouble.
  • Skizz 2009-04-24 11:53
    Comment for normal sighted:

    First!

    Comment for visually impaired:


  • lolwtf 2009-04-24 11:53
    COMMENT LOCATED HERE. This comment is never obsolete.
    if you like this comment I will airbrush the CAPTCHA out.

    The network cabling diagrams are about right. The proper method is to fiddle with wires for a while before giving up and buying a premade cable.

    And at least IBM can tell 0.02 cents from 0.02 dollars.

    CAPTCHA: actually I'm logged in so there isn't one but let's just pretend it was "GAY" to fit another reference in.
  • Dargason 2009-04-24 11:56
    It is gratifying to see that unisex water fountains have finally made their way to Middle Tennessee...
  • DK 2009-04-24 12:00
    The obsolete computer pic is a stretch of a WTF. If you read the fine print then it clearly says the terms under which you can trade it in for a new PC. Sure, it's a marketer stretching the truth in large font, but you can find that anywhere. Are we going to post Publisher's Clearing House mail next?
  • Zerbs 2009-04-24 12:09
    Hey, a Pentium III runs Windows 98 just as fine today as it did when it first came out. So what's obsolete about it?
  • Bears 2009-04-24 12:11
    ve2dmn:
    That "Keep warning the children" sign is from somewhere in Quebec... (Where all the sign have to be in French by law and thus must be the only place in the world where the stop sign doesn't say "Stop".)


    You must be kidding.
    In Russia (biggest country in world) noone will put English words in signs ;)
  • campkev 2009-04-24 12:14
    Fast Eddie:
    m0ffx:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
    Typical liberal...
    ...I don't agree so it must be a troll. ;-/

    Go back and play at DailyKOS and leave the grownups alone.


    Typical wingnut. Make a comment that serves no purpose but to piss someone off, then act surprised when someone calls you on it.

    Go back to slobbing Limbaugh and leave the grownups alone.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 12:17
    Zerbs:
    Hey, a Pentium III runs Windows 98 just as fine today as it did when it first came out. So what's obsolete about it?
    Here's the software developer's manual to accompany it.
  • John Cowan 2009-04-24 12:24
    ve2dmn:
    Living there we get much more English to French mistranslations... Things like:
    "Lamp Oil" translated to "Lamping Petrol"


    Yes, and I darkly suspect at least some of them are done on purpose to flip the bird to anglophones.

    But it must be said that anglophone Canada returns the favor, with interest. There is probably not a French-language sign anywhere in the West (apart from federally printed ones) that does not contain at least one insultingly stupid error in French orthography, syntax, or choice of words.
  • notme 2009-04-24 12:41
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'


    You know, just because someone has a different opinion about how the country should be run, doesn't mean they can't be patriots - especially not in a democracy.

    Besides, the joke would make more sense even if you replaced blue state with southern state. (You know... airbrush the US flag out, replace with a confederate one...)
  • monkeyPushButton 2009-04-24 12:50
    Code Dependent:
    Zerbs:
    Hey, a Pentium III runs Windows 98 just as fine today as it did when it first came out. So what's obsolete about it?
    Here's the software developer's manual to accompany it.
    But if this is the only book you'll need on Visual Basic, why are there VB books in the "Customers who bought this book also bought..." section?
  • Anonymous Coward 2009-04-24 12:54
    Bears:

    You must be kidding.
    In Russia (biggest country in world) noone will put English words in signs ;)


    Except on the stop sign.
  • rmz 2009-04-24 12:59
    Bears:
    In Russia (biggest country in world) noone will put English words in signs ;)

    No, of course not, because in Soviet Russia, signs put English words on you.
  • Fast Eddie 2009-04-24 13:00
    shadowman:
    Fast Eddie:
    m0ffx:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
    Typical liberal...
    ...I don't agree so it must be a troll. ;-/

    Go back and play at DailyKOS and leave the grownups alone.


    No it's trolling because it's a completely off-topic political flame. No matter what viewpoint it comes from.
    That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection. ... Overruled.

    I consider it on topic given the photo's quote.
  • justsomedude 2009-04-24 13:53
    It's an illustration of ignorance to argue over which side loves America more.

    Both sides love their country, they just have different opinions on what's best for it. Believing anything to the contrary is short sighted.
  • Erzengel 2009-04-24 14:00
    Bears:
    ve2dmn:
    That "Keep warning the children" sign is from somewhere in Quebec... (Where all the sign have to be in French by law and thus must be the only place in the world where the stop sign doesn't say "Stop".)


    You must be kidding.
    In Russia (biggest country in world) noone will put English words in signs ;)

    I agree with you Bears. Can't speak for Russia, but Mexican stop signs say "Alto", aka "Stop" in Spanish (or "tall")
  • GalacticCowboy 2009-04-24 14:01
    Clearly, what e-machines *meant* to say was:

    This computer will never become obsolete while you own it, because it is already obsolete before you purchase it.
  • OgdenTechGuy 2009-04-24 14:13
    GalacticCowboy:
    Clearly, what e-machines *meant* to say was:

    This computer will never become obsolete while you own it, because it is already obsolete before you purchase it.


    Actually, they just use an alternate meaning for "never" which is synonymous with "already".
  • junkpile 2009-04-24 14:16
    sibtrag:
    According to http://www.ibm.com/investor/pdf/ibm_ir_dividends_2008_v2.pdf,
    the 1Q09 dividend was $0.50 per share. Thus D.A. owned 0.04 shares of IBM stock which would be valued at around $4 right now.

    Taken out as cash, this would be about 2% return annually.

    Disclaimer: For investment advice, consult someone who knows what they're talking about. I am an IBM employee and may have a biased viewpoint.


    Hmmmm... An IBM employee with a biased viewpoint? Go figure...
  • shadowman 2009-04-24 14:26
    Fast Eddie:
    That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection. ... Overruled.


    LOL.
  • Zapp Brannigan 2009-04-24 14:43
    notme:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'


    You know, just because someone has a different opinion about how the country should be run, doesn't mean they can't be patriots - especially not in a democracy.

    Besides, the joke would make more sense even if you replaced blue state with southern state. (You know... airbrush the US flag out, replace with a confederate one...)
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.
  • im not a hater 2009-04-24 14:47
    moogal:
    Since when was it a bad thing to be gay anyway?


    since humans came to rely on heterosexual reproduction in order to continue living (sorry if this point was already made)
  • Bappi 2009-04-24 15:09
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!
  • Jeremy Friesner 2009-04-24 15:10
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'


    Isn't it Texas that wants to secede from the union? Last I checked, Texas was a red state...
  • AndyL 2009-04-24 15:15
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'
    And if it was in a red state they'd probably just want to replace the cover with a giant picture of a flag, superimposed with an eagle in one corner, a yellow ribbon in the other corner, and the text "In God We Trust" in script letters across the middle.
    Ideally it should also play the "God Bless America" when opened.

    So really, this cover can't win regardless of the audience.

  • AndyL 2009-04-24 15:19
    im not a hater:
    since humans came to rely on heterosexual reproduction in order to continue living (sorry if this point was already made)
    If there weren't' already eight billion of us, I might concede that not reproducing is "bad". You can do that in a lab nowadays anyway. Even straight people!

    Jeremy Friesner:
    Isn't it Texas that wants to secede from the union? Last I checked, Texas was a red state...
    Yea, honestly if you drive down the street in a city like Fort Worth there are Texas flags all over, but you'll see more USA flags when you're driving down the street here in Connecticut.


  • ve2dmn 2009-04-24 15:22
    Erzengel:
    Bears:
    ve2dmn:
    That "Keep warning the children" sign is from somewhere in Quebec... (Where all the sign have to be in French by law and thus must be the only place in the world where the stop sign doesn't say "Stop".)


    You must be kidding.
    In Russia (biggest country in world) noone will put English words in signs ;)

    I agree with you Bears. Can't speak for Russia, but Mexican stop signs say "Alto", aka "Stop" in Spanish (or "tall")


    Wikipedia basically confirmed my ignorance and I'm happy to hear that. It's just weird that the Stop sign in France says "Stop" while those in Québec says "Arrêt"... But that is a political topic I don't want to get into...


    John Cowan:
    ve2dmn:
    Living there we get much more English to French mistranslations... Things like:
    "Lamp Oil" translated to "Lamping Petrol"


    Yes, and I darkly suspect at least some of them are done on purpose to flip the bird to anglophones.

    But it must be said that anglophone Canada returns the favor, with interest. There is probably not a French-language sign anywhere in the West (apart from federally printed ones) that does not contain at least one insultingly stupid error in French orthography, syntax, or choice of words.


    You misunderstood me: the bottle said "Pétrole Lampant" (the closest I could translate back was "Lamping Petrol")
  • AndyL 2009-04-24 15:23
    The cover of that Australian board meeting notice isn't really a WTF.

    Reading it closely it says
    If you like this photo i will airbrush the US flag out.

    It's really a terrible photo. All I can see is fog.

  • Yo Yo Mama 2009-04-24 15:38
    monkeyPushButton:
    Code Dependent:
    Zerbs:
    Hey, a Pentium III runs Windows 98 just as fine today as it did when it first came out. So what's obsolete about it?
    Here's the software developer's manual to accompany it.
    But if this is the only book you'll need on Visual Basic, why are there VB books in the "Customers who bought this book also bought..." section?
    I'm going to go with an old saw, here: "A fool and his money are soon parted." Of course, anyone who thought that book would be "the only book you'll need"...

    CAPTCHA: capio =
    1. abbr for cappuccino
    2. head covering worn in the hood
    3. "May I use your public restroom?" as spoken in the hood
  • Patrick 2009-04-24 15:47
    Yes, it's from Ascot Corner in Quebec. They took it down this year.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 15:56
    Blue state / red state. Let's think about this. Red = we can imprison without charge, torture, deny legal counsel, deny trial, wiretap our own citizens without cause, without judicial approval, all in the name of "protecting our rights and freedoms".

    Blue = we have to live according to our ideals.

    Who wants to erase the flag, again?
  • Anon 2009-04-24 16:15
    since humans came to rely on heterosexual reproduction in order to continue living (sorry if this point was already made)


    I'm sorry, you're telling me you only fuck when you want to have children?

    Man, that must be a tough life.
  • Zapp Brannigan 2009-04-24 16:27
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!
    Actually, I'm not so sure anymore. I don't know why the actor that played John Adams in the HBO special would lie to me, but he must have. The south & Linux forever!
  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 16:31
    moogal:
    Since when was it a bad thing to be gay anyway?
    Early each day to the steps of TDWTF
    The little old troll woman comes.
    In her own special way to the people she calls,
    "Come, buy my bags full of crumbs.
    Come feed the little trolls, show them you care
    And you'll be glad if you do.
    All it takes is a comment from you.
    Feed the trolls, tuppence a bag,
    A comment, a comment, a comment a bag.
    "Feed the trolls," that's what she cries,
    While beneath the bridge, her trolls fill the sewers.
    All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
    Look down as she sells her wares.
    Although you can't see it, you know they are smiling
    Each time someone shows that he cares.
    Though her words are simple and few,
    Listen, listen, she's calling to you:
    "Feed the trolls, she's calling to you:
    "Feed the trolls, a comment a bag,
    A comment, a comment, a comment a bag.
    Who said pastiche was difficult?

    Incidentally, I hate Mary Poppins. It's way too gay for me.
  • CynicalTyler 2009-04-24 16:36
    justsomedude:
    Just because a component has i does not mean the quantity is imaginary, if that were true, Engineers would be in big trouble.
    Your love life contains an imaginary quantity! Zing!
  • justsomedude 2009-04-24 16:38
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!


    A pure democracy is majority rule. It's 50.1% get's to tell the other 49.9% what to do and how to do it. Pure democracies are mob rule, which is scary.

    Technically you are both wrong, the proper way to refer to the system of government in the US is "a democratically elected constitutional republic".

    The real battle isn't democracy vs. no democracy, that's just rhetoric distraction. Republic vs. Oligarchy is the real battle to focus on.

  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 16:45
    blindman:
    Dennis C.:
    I have a female friend named Gay.

    As good name has been dragged through the mud by homosexuals.

    Also, isn't is shameful what the group Dire Straits did to besmirch the heterosexuals? Appalling.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but at least you've given me the chance to foist my favourite joke on you. (I maintain a personal list of parrot jokes, some of which are quite good. I'm currently trying to copyright the "Rabbit in a Hardware Store" joke. And then there's always the Heisenberg joke, which is quite similar to the Euler joke. But here goes:)

    Latest news: Dire Straits have announced that they will merge with noted singer-songwriter Chris Rea, also from the North-East of England.

    The new band will be called Diarrh<bzzt...crackle...&^*&>

    SIGNAL LOST
  • Fast Eddie 2009-04-24 16:47
    justsomedude:
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!


    A pure democracy is majority rule. It's 50.1% get's to tell the other 49.9% what to do and how to do it. Pure democracies are mob rule, which is scary.

    Technically you are both wrong, the proper way to refer to the system of government in the US is "a democratically elected constitutional republic".

    The real battle isn't democracy vs. no democracy, that's just rhetoric distraction. Republic vs. Oligarchy is the real battle to focus on.

    Actually we are living in a kakistocracy...
  • Right Wing-Nut 2009-04-24 16:49
    Now I REALLY wanted to stay out of this, but...

    A few years back, I was block walking for the primary. I had a list of people who had voted in the Republican primary. I really didn't need it. They were the houses, and the ONLY houses that had American flags flying. The only exception was a Democrat who always voted in our primary to cause trouble. (In the business, we call this "mischief making". It is a well established practice for people who in the minority party for the elections that matter to them.) This was in Austin, which is a liberal city in the middle of a conservative state. I know there are a lot of patriotic D's in the more rural areas.

    Furthermore, it has been Ds, and only Ds, who have made statements on public television disparaging our flag (and country) by saying all the evil things that they say they see when they look at the flag.

    You lie with dogs, don't be surprised if folks assume you got fleas.
  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 16:51
    John Cowan:
    ve2dmn:
    Living there we get much more English to French mistranslations... Things like:
    "Lamp Oil" translated to "Lamping Petrol"


    Yes, and I darkly suspect at least some of them are done on purpose to flip the bird to anglophones.

    But it must be said that anglophone Canada returns the favor, with interest. There is probably not a French-language sign anywhere in the West (apart from federally printed ones) that does not contain at least one insultingly stupid error in French orthography, syntax, or choice of words.
    Orthography? I love you, man! (Not, obviously, a la mode effeminee.)

    No, seriously, orthographical insurgency. What a great concept. Do you keep a collection of these things? If Alex asks you nicely, and there's some tenuous connection to the next Sponsor-U-Ignore fest, can we see the "best of"? Pretty please?

    I'm aware that the current crop of ignoramuses on this thread will misconstrue "pretty please" in this context, but it's worth it. I'd fly out to my cousins in Saskatchewan right now, but I'm open to a short cut.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 16:55
    Right Wing-Nut:
    You lie with dogs, don't be surprised if folks assume you got fleas.
    You vomit shit, don't be surprised if folks assume you eat it.

    I'm left of liberal. Come by my house on any national holiday, and you'll see Old Glory waving proud.

    And free... let's not forget free. Be sure to imprison some suspected enemies without legal counsel and without charge and without trial in order to protect our precious freedom.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 17:03
    pink_fairy:
    blindman:
    Also, isn't is shameful what the group Dire Straits did to besmirch the heterosexuals? Appalling.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but at least you've given me the chance to foist my favourite joke on you.
    Cute, with the diarh-etc. Nevertheless, I assume he's referring to the 1980's song "Les Boys".
  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 17:28
    Fast Eddie:
    justsomedude:
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic.
    Really? Are you quite sure?
    A pure democracy is majority rule. It's 50.1% get's to tell the other 49.9% what to do and how to do it. Pure democracies are mob rule, which is scary.

    Technically you are both wrong, the proper way to refer to the system of government in the US is "a democratically elected constitutional republic".
    Actually we are living in a kakistocracy...
    Well, as an impartial observer who happens to hold a BA in History from Oxford and has experienced more Constitutional Law than the average bile-duct can contain, permit me to observe the following.

    (1) Who cares about theory? Unless you're up in front of Da Beak. He Cares.
    (2) This drivel concerning a distinction between "democracy" and "constitutional republic" is of no possible consequence in real life.
    (3) Only a complete and unreformed idiot (Church of the Second Unreformed Baptised Idiot,, with Special Reference to James Buchanan) is even vaguely interested in this sort of argument. It's generally a smokescreen behind which said idiots ... no, wait, did I say "idiots?" I'm going to promote them to "standard-bearers for the Flag of the Confederacy" ... suddenly reveal a strong and, quite frankly, irresponsibly maudlin attachment to States Rights.

    I think you can see where this is going. (Well, probably you can't. Sane people do not delve into the details of the Constitution. Insane people read the damn thing with their tin-foil hats on.)

    This is basically a drunken bar-room argument in the South. It's no fun. It makes no sense. Nobody even thinks while they're parrotting this rubbish, and eventually someone screams, at the top of their voice, Hey! Nigger over there! Where's the nearest tall pine?.

    I've been there. (Holcomb County, which is thankfully three counties removed from Franklyn County. But still pretty damn worrying.)

    You people need to stop arguing about your own internal definitions for things that don't matter, and maybe actually read the Constitution. And the Bill of Rights. And maybe Case Law.

    Or otherwise leave it to people who care about the practical workings of democracy, rather than your pseudo-religous constructs thereof.

    A "kakistocracy," incidentally, only really applies in particular circumstances. Godwinically so, it applies to Germany in 1932 -- but that's a rare example. Canonically, it applies to the various Athenian oligarchs who took power after 411BC; and specifically to the Thirty Tyrants.

    In modern terms, a "kakisocracy" would involve giving supreme power to the bloke down your street who has sex with his internet connection because the dog just isn't interested and his thirteen-year-old niece has already married an orangutan in a civil ceremony performed, for tax reasons, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. That's an edge case, I think. I'm sure we can all agree that the conditions of Attican Greece in 411BC no longer apply. If only because of the appalling expense of flying to the T&C.

    I will at this point sign off, and change my blog moniker once more, because I'm not sure I can stand dealing with your sort of degraded and cretinised human beings any more.

    "No more Pink Fairy Soup for you!"
  • m0ffx 2009-04-24 17:32
    Fast Eddie:
    m0ffx:
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just trollin'


    Fixed
    Typical liberal...
    ...I don't agree so it must be a troll. ;-/

    Go back and play at DailyKOS and leave the grownups alone.

    'Fast Eddie' is implicitly accusing Democrats of being anti-American. On a technology forum. If that's not trolling then what is?
  • Silverhill 2009-04-24 17:38
    pink_fairy:
    Incidentally, I hate Mary Poppins. It's way too gay for me.
    It's too light-heartedly happy, you say? Fine -- go watch gloom-and-doom stories instead.
    Or do you mean that you perceive some element of homosexuality therein? Quite wrong, old chap.
    Or do you mean to disparage it (for whatever other reason) by (mis)applying the slur "gay"? "The more fool you."
  • CynicalTyler 2009-04-24 17:41
    Fast Eddie:
    justsomedude:
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!


    A pure democracy is majority rule. It's 50.1% get's to tell the other 49.9% what to do and how to do it. Pure democracies are mob rule, which is scary.

    Technically you are both wrong, the proper way to refer to the system of government in the US is "a democratically elected constitutional republic".

    The real battle isn't democracy vs. no democracy, that's just rhetoric distraction. Republic vs. Oligarchy is the real battle to focus on.
    Actually we are living in a kakistocracy...

    I thought we were an autonomous collective.
  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 17:50
    Zapp Brannigan:
    The South & Linux forever!
    Linux is just one of those things. It's a nice home-brew project, but just like something from Albuquerque in 1980, with similar intentions: it'll break your heart, my man.

    Basically, it's shit. Fanatically tightly coded shit. Not, in my opinion, a real operating system. Just one we're stuck with at the moment.

    Oh yeah, the South.

    Nice talkin' t' y'all.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-24 17:53
    pink_fairy:
    oligarchs
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an oligarch!"
    Crowd: "Oligarch!"
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an e!"
    Crowd: "e!"
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an s!"
    Crowd: "s!"
    Cheerleader: "What's that spell?"

    Oh, and dude (or so I assume, anyway)... ease off on the uppers.
  • Bobbo 2009-04-24 18:47
    Code Dependent:
    Right Wing-Nut:
    You lie with dogs, don't be surprised if folks assume you got fleas.
    You vomit shit, don't be surprised if folks assume you eat it.

    I'm left of liberal. Come by my house on any national holiday, and you'll see Old Glory waving proud.

    And free... let's not forget free. Be sure to imprison some suspected enemies without legal counsel and without charge and without trial in order to protect our precious freedom.


    You guys should come to the U.K. for a bit and try our system of political apathy. The rules are:

    Both major political parties are pretty much the same bunch of selfish swindlers who couldn't give a rat's ass about the people they're supposed to be representing, just as long as the expense claims get signed off (check out our current string of corruption stories on this topic).

    Meanwhile over at Joe Public's house, nobody gives a rat's ass who's in power but instead complains about the government-du-jour, in private so nobody hears them voicing opinions, and when election time comes round they either can't be bothered voting because it "won't make any difference" or votes one of the above bunch back in.

    /2p
  • pink_fairy 2009-04-24 19:15
    Code Dependent:
    pink_fairy:
    oligarchs
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an oligarch!"
    Crowd: "Oligarch!"
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an e!"
    Crowd: "e!"
    Cheerleader: "Gimmie an s!"
    Crowd: "s!"
    Cheerleader: "What's that spell?"

    Oh, and dude (or so I assume, anyway)... ease off on the uppers.
    Not sure that a chilean cab-sauve at the end of a rotten week is actually an upper.

    Now, you're obviously a thoughtful man. Well, you might not be thoughtful as such, but:

    You're obviously an observant man. There. We're getting closer to it.

    You have form -- I mean, serious form, although I can't be bothered to dig that form up and quote it here -- in making a point of fairly quoting the thing you're replying to. (Gwynhyfaer was even better at this. I miss Gwynhyfaer.)

    And what sort of a quote can you manage? One word. No photo of your wankel rotary engine, either.

    Newspapers die; it was a fact before the Internet Ague.

    Fanzines die. I don't know the average lifespan of a fanzine, but I'd guess around four to eight years. ( I was put on the spot once when they built a radio station around me and asked me how long the Sunday Correspondent would last. "Ooh, if it's like a fanzine," I opined blurrily, "it's got about thirty-eight issues left."

    I believe the Sunday Correspondent died at issue 39.

    But you can do your bit for The Daily WTF!

    No more One Word Quotes!

    Are you a Man, or are you a Mormon?

    Soyez sage, mon ami. D'autre meures, il se trouve les inimicales, les doloreux ... tous qu'un vrai ami ne peut accepter.

    Donc il faut que je quitte cet etage pitiable, qui presente ni d'amuses gueles, ni de ravissement, ni d'imortance ce qui peut proposer a Catherine Deneuve l'image de ... en Anglais, contre la Francais bien mangle ...

    And for those of you who speak French, I apologise. That was rubbish French. It's no more rubbish French than 35% of the comments on this site are rubbish English.

    Ca ... Bien. C'est obvieuse ... venez du couer.

    I'm sick of this. This site is degenerate. I give it two years. Then death.

    I'm not Cassandra, but I know whereof I speak.

    Bye!
  • CynicalTyler 2009-04-24 19:19
    pink_fairy:
    Bye!
    What was her problem?
  • Charles 2009-04-24 19:24
    Actually not all signs in Quebec must be ONLY in French, especially close to the US border where you can see a lot bilangual signs. BTW, try France... they too write their signs in French, now that's weird!! Because Quebec is a French province lost in the English North America, most signs don't have any text and use pictograms. It has several advantages, even people that can't read (10-15% of people) can drive correctly, where in the US, you can see a lot of people driving reverse in a one-way road or being surprised when a lane merges. Moreover, in the US, they just make so many mistakes in their signs, I mean, your primary language is English... there's not excuses for Xing instead crossing :P

    If you ever try to complain about mistranslations from French to English, please remember that the other way around has a lot more funny samples, and some dangerous too. Made in Turkey was often translated to Fait en dinde (Make of Turkey meet), and trust me if I tell that nobody speaking French would write such an idiocy.
  • hi 2009-04-24 19:37
    Couldn't Gay be Gary without the r.
  • Andy 2009-04-24 19:53
    Charles:
    It has several advantages, even people that can't read (10-15% of people) can drive correctly,

    Wow, Quebec must have poor education!!

    Here in USA, the literacy rate over age 15 is 99%!

    Source: CIA World Factbook 2008

    (PS. Canada's literacy rate over age 15 is also 99%.)
  • CynicalTyler 2009-04-24 20:07
    Andy:
    Charles:
    It has several advantages, even people that can't read (10-15% of people) can drive correctly,

    Wow, Quebec must have poor education!!

    Here in USA, the literacy rate over age 15 is 99%!

    Source: CIA World Factbook 2008

    (PS. Canada's literacy rate over age 15 is also 99%.)

    It's fairly obvious that Charles is suggesting Quebec has a relatively high proportion of drivers under 15 years of age.
  • Americium 2009-04-24 20:14
    jspenguin:
    Obviously, "Gay" is the cashier's name -- probably short for Gaylord. Maybe he actually is gay, and doesn't mind the nickname. Or, his name could be "Bob" and his co-workers are playing a prank on him.

    As for the IBM check, just be glad it wasn't this:



    You're lucky geometric series converge. Otherwise, you'd owe Verizon an imaginary and infinite amount of money.
  • Carnildo 2009-04-24 20:49
    Fast Eddie:
    justsomedude:
    Bappi:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.

    Really? Are you quite sure? 'Cos I once read this document, called "constitution", which starts out with "We the People of the United States," and then goes on blabbering about more perfect onions and stuff.

    Oh, and the fact that the US is a constitutional republic (I'll take it as fact for the sake of argument, but I have my doubts, given your track record), does not mean it is not a democracy. You see, my car is a four-door sedan, and it is a silver car! At the same time! It's incredible!


    A pure democracy is majority rule. It's 50.1% get's to tell the other 49.9% what to do and how to do it. Pure democracies are mob rule, which is scary.

    Technically you are both wrong, the proper way to refer to the system of government in the US is "a democratically elected constitutional republic".

    The real battle isn't democracy vs. no democracy, that's just rhetoric distraction. Republic vs. Oligarchy is the real battle to focus on.

    Actually we are living in a kakistocracy...


    Technically, it's a rotational kakistodemocracy.
  • TK 2009-04-24 21:06
    Bobbo:
    You guys should come to the U.K. for a bit and try our system of political apathy. The rules are:

    Both major political parties are pretty much the same bunch of selfish swindlers who couldn't give a rat's ass about the people they're supposed to be representing, just as long as the expense claims get signed off (check out our current string of corruption stories on this topic).

    Okay. Sounds exactly like the US so far.
    Meanwhile over at Joe Public's house, nobody gives a rat's ass who's in power but instead complains about the government-du-jour, in private so nobody hears them voicing opinions, and when election time comes round they either can't be bothered voting because it "won't make any difference" or votes one of the above bunch back in.

    This also sounds almost exactly like the US. Except it seems people are starting to wake up from their apathetic comas. The tea parties have been the best thing to happen here for a century!

    The best part is the huge numbers of Democrats and Republicans attending. In the past, the Democrats have tended to blame Republicans for everything, and Republicans blame Democrats for everything, when in fact both side are guilty of the exact same crimes.

    Finally people are starting to realize both parties are full of scumbags and need to be reformed or replaced.
  • Silverhill 2009-04-24 21:13
    Americium:
    You're lucky geometric series converge. Otherwise, you'd owe Verizon an imaginary and infinite amount of money.
    No. As has been pointed out already, e^(i*pi) is not imaginary, despite containing an 'i'. It equals a real number: -1.


    captcha: nimis -- Nim is, or Nim is not. Or both, if Nim follows Zen.
  • Chris M. 2009-04-25 00:33
    I hope that the Kroger customer wasn't at one of their uScan registers...
  • Anonymous 2009-04-25 02:59
    If you like this comment, I can airbrush the text out.
  • beerful 2009-04-25 05:49
    I spent 3 minutes filling in that survey... and I don't even qualify for a damn sticker! :(

    Damn you Microsoft. Damn you.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-25 08:43
    TK:
    Finally people are starting to realize both parties are full of scumbags and need to be reformed or replaced.
    In my case, it's the other way around. I have always had the view that both parties are full of scumbags, and that voting is therefore pointless.

    And then came Dubya.

    I had always assumed that the basics of our constitution would continue on throughout all the self-serving bullshit. I had also assumed that we would never declare preemptive war on any country. Suddenly the Cheney Administration--oh, excuse me, I mean the Bush administration--was systematically dismantling the constitution and declaring war on Iraq with no reason.

    I woke up. I sat up. I said, "This is bullshit. Something's gotta be done." And it was as a direct result of our invasion of Iraq and the subsequent gradual unfolding of Dubya's plan to declare himself above all law, that I got involved in politics for the first time and started voting.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-25 09:25
    pink_fairy:
    Not sure that a chilean cab-sauve at the end of a rotten week is actually an upper.

    Now, you're obviously a thoughtful man. Well, you might not be thoughtful as such, but:

    You're obviously an observant man. There. We're getting closer to it.
    As you wish. I miss clues from time to time. I pick up on them from time to time, too.
    pink_fairy:
    You have form -- I mean, serious form, although I can't be bothered to dig that form up and quote it here -- in making a point of fairly quoting the thing you're replying to. (Gwynhyfaer was even better at this. I miss Gwynhyfaer.)
    The reference is lost on me; sorry. Former TDWTF poster? Must have been before my time, and I've been here a long time (about five years). Former other-forum poster? Well, then, I may be forgiven for not knowing.
    pink_fairy:
    And what sort of a quote can you manage? One word. No photo of your wankel rotary engine, either.
    They don't use those any more. However, for your edification, here is my babycar sans clothing:
    pink_fairy:
    Newspapers die; it was a fact before the Internet Ague.

    Fanzines die. I don't know the average lifespan of a fanzine, but I'd guess around four to eight years. ( I was put on the spot once when they built a radio station around me and asked me how long the Sunday Correspondent would last. "Ooh, if it's like a fanzine," I opined blurrily, "it's got about thirty-eight issues left."

    I believe the Sunday Correspondent died at issue 39.
    That's why I say nice shot. Nice shot, man.
    That's why I say nice shot. Nice shot, man.
    pink_fairy:
    But you can do your bit for The Daily WTF!

    No more One Word Quotes!
    I like to focus in, for the reader's sake, on exactly what I'm responding to. Or, on that to which I'm responding, if you're going to go pedantic on me... but then, you never do; you have bigger fish to filet.
    pink_fairy:
    * French sequence snipped *

    I'm sick of this. This site is degenerate. I give it two years. Then death.

    I'm not Cassandra, but I know whereof I speak.

    Bye!
    Knock it off. First Real_Aardvark, now you. You visionaries have a duty to the rest of us, to stick around and see this thing through to the bitter end, so that we may feed from your sometimes insightful, usually esoteric, often pointless drivel as we strive to comprehend the greater nature of things and ascend to that pinnacle of understanding where we may finally use the word "grok" in relation to "I". You miss Cassandra? I miss Real_Aardvark.
    CynicalTyler:
    pink_fairy:
    Bye!
    What was her problem?
    Dunna be messin' aboot wi' things ye kin nowt aboot.

    Addendum (2009-04-25 09:59):
    My "You miss Cassandra?" actually should have said "You miss Gwynhyfaer?"
  • Steve 2009-04-25 15:41
    Silverhill:

    Americium:

    You're lucky geometric series converge. Otherwise, you'd owe Verizon an imaginary and infinite amount of money.

    No. As has been pointed out already, e^(i*pi) is not imaginary, despite containing an 'i'. It equals a real number: -1.

    I believe the point Americium is making is that e^(i*pi) is not imaginary because geometric series converge (or rather, the proof that e^(i*pi) is not imaginary is based on the convergence of geometric series)
  • methinks 2009-04-25 15:59
    Wait... M$ is sponsoring TDWTF?!?

    WTF...

    Thinking about it, I guess somehow it does fit - even more so, as some posters reported that the linked M$-survey can never be finished because the last page is missing...

    *lol*
  • ContraCorners 2009-04-25 18:23
    Code Dependent:
    TK:
    Finally people are starting to realize both parties are full of scumbags and need to be reformed or replaced.
    In my case, it's the other way around. I have always had the view that both parties are full of scumbags, and that voting is therefore pointless.

    And then came Dubya.

    I had always assumed that the basics of our constitution would continue on throughout all the self-serving bullshit. I had also assumed that we would never declare preemptive war on any country. Suddenly the Cheney Administration--oh, excuse me, I mean the Bush administration--was systematically dismantling the constitution and declaring war on Iraq with no reason.

    I woke up. I sat up. I said, "This is bullshit. Something's gotta be done." And it was as a direct result of our invasion of Iraq and the subsequent gradual unfolding of Dubya's plan to declare himself above all law, that I got involved in politics for the first time and started voting.

    Well, Code... I often enjoy your posts and I'm glad you're writing here. Welcome to the world of the politically active. Our country might be well served if both closed up shop and went home, but that doesn't mean a citizen shouldn't vote. There are differences, small though they may seem.

    Just to clear up a minor point... The Bush Administration didn't declare war on Iraq. If war had been declared (and I don't think it ever was) it would have been the Senate that declared it. Under Article 1 of the US Constitution, the power to declare war is reserved for the Senate.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articlei.html

    I understand what you're saying even with the factual errors. I just think that avoiding obvious mis-statements will force your opponents to focus on the content of your message. "They" won't be able so say, "oh what do you know about it? You thought the President could declare war..."

  • Bobbo 2009-04-26 10:13
    Code Dependent:
    pink_fairy:
    ...wankel rotary engine...


    They don't use those any more.


    Yes they do.

    Just sayin' like!
  • CoyneT 2009-04-26 17:28
    Zapp Brannigan:
    If you live in the US you should know it's not a democracy, it's a constitutional republic. Prior to the civil war we didn't refer to ourselves as the United States, the union was referred to as "these states united." Some of us still believe in individual and states rights.


    Now that (the underlined part) is just plain wrong.

    I quote the preamble of the United States Constitution:

    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    I don't know who you learned the "these states united" bit from, but you need to check a few of their facts.
  • Bob 2009-04-27 08:51
    CoyneT:

    I don't know who you learned the "these states united" bit from, but you need to check a few of their facts.


    I think that was in "National Treasure 2" -- the first one also had some mistakes (e.g. they said 55 men signed the Declaration instead of 56)
  • Code Slave 2009-04-27 10:22
    Ed:
    Code Slave:

    The flag thing makes sense for an Australian company (which it is), or one doing international business.

    Of course, the WTF is in whomever sent it out without proofing (or answering the graphic artist's question)

    That or stealing the artist proof of concept image without payment.


    No, I thought about that, but the text is on top of the image in the PDF, not in the image it self (so it's not a watermark to discourage copyright infringement).
  • operagost 2009-04-27 11:51
    Dargason:
    It is gratifying to see that unisex water fountains have finally made their way to Middle Tennessee...

    The evils of segregation have finally been eradicated!
  • operagost 2009-04-27 12:05
    Code Dependent:
    Blue state / red state. Let's think about this. Red = we can imprison without charge, torture, deny legal counsel, deny trial, wiretap our own citizens without cause, without judicial approval, all in the name of "protecting our rights and freedoms".

    Blue = we have to live according to our ideals.

    Who wants to erase the flag, again?

    Based on your lies and meaningless drivel (whose ideals?), I'm not sure.
  • operagost 2009-04-27 12:13
    Code Dependent:
    TK:
    Finally people are starting to realize both parties are full of scumbags and need to be reformed or replaced.
    In my case, it's the other way around. I have always had the view that both parties are full of scumbags, and that voting is therefore pointless.

    And then came Dubya.

    I had always assumed that the basics of our constitution would continue on throughout all the self-serving bullshit. I had also assumed that we would never declare preemptive war on any country. Suddenly the Cheney Administration--oh, excuse me, I mean the Bush administration--was systematically dismantling the constitution and declaring war on Iraq with no reason.

    I woke up. I sat up. I said, "This is bullshit. Something's gotta be done." And it was as a direct result of our invasion of Iraq and the subsequent gradual unfolding of Dubya's plan to declare himself above all law, that I got involved in politics for the first time and started voting.

    So how do you like Obama so far? He's appointed several tax cheats-- ironically, one of them now heads the Treasury-- and spent trillions of dollars via a bill no one read. He claimed he would not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250K (not that that isn't a socialist WTF in itself), then imposed a stifling tobacco tax that mostly affects the middle and lower classes. It's supposed to both fund CHIP and stop people from smoking-- which makes no sense because if it works (despite the fact that government has no right to make health choices for us) then CHIP has no funding. He's bowed to foreign despots and appeared weak to both our enemies and allies by making vague apologies for our behavior. He's claimed that he would move forward and not go after anyone for interrogation tactics that were considered acceptable by the President and Congress in the past-- then backpedaled and started the witch hunt anyway.
  • blindman 2009-04-27 12:59
    Code Dependent:
    pink_fairy:
    blindman:
    Also, isn't is shameful what the group Dire Straits did to besmirch the heterosexuals? Appalling.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, but at least you've given me the chance to foist my favourite joke on you.
    Cute, with the diarh-etc. Nevertheless, I assume he's referring to the 1980's song "Les Boys".

    Jeez, you people!
    Gay:Homosexual
    Strait:Heterosexual
    OK, admittedly it wasn't all that funny, especially without the context of the original post, but I shouldn't have to spell it out for you!
  • chris 2009-04-27 12:59
    EMONSTER ftw!
  • Aaron 2009-04-27 16:06
    Anybody know where that change machine sign came from? I swear I've seen it before, here in Toronto, and I'm racking my brain trying to figure out where.
  • 0 2009-04-27 16:15
    Fast Eddie:

    That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection. ... Overruled.

    I consider it on topic given the photo's quote.


    ...I still don't get where you're getting some kind of liberal or blue-state idealism from this photo.
  • Silverhill 2009-04-27 17:49
    Steve:
    Silverhill:
    Americium:
    You're lucky geometric series converge. Otherwise, you'd owe Verizon an imaginary and infinite amount of money.
    No. As has been pointed out already, e^(i*pi) is not imaginary, despite containing an 'i'. It equals a real number: -1.
    I believe the point Americium is making is that e^(i*pi) is not imaginary because geometric series converge (or rather, the proof that e^(i*pi) is not imaginary is based on the convergence of geometric series)
    Not quite. While e^(i*x) in general depends on convergence to generate a value, the case with x = (odd integer multiple of pi) is simpler because it gets rid of that inconvenient i. cos(x) + i*sin(x) then becomes simply cos(pi) = -1. (Yeah, you could still work out in painful detail the explicit values of that convergent series, using as good an approximation for pi as desired -- but you'd still get -1, and nobody would bother doing it that way when they already knew the "shortcut".)
  • Get Shorty 2009-04-27 18:12
    How do short people read the sign for the short persons basin...? It's a very long way up!!!
  • Peter 2009-04-27 18:25
    Fast Eddie:
    Actually, if the company was based in a Blue State, they probably WOULD want the US flag airbrushed out...

    I'm just sayin'

    Last I heard the blue states were quite happy in the US and it was Texas who wanted to secede.
  • methinks 2009-04-27 21:49
    pink_fairy:
    Zapp Brannigan:
    The South & Linux forever!
    Linux is just one of those things. It's a nice home-brew project, but just like something from Albuquerque in 1980, with similar intentions: it'll break your heart, my man.

    Basically, it's shit. Fanatically tightly coded shit. Not, in my opinion, a real operating system. (...)


    Ah, you mean not a real operating system like, say, Windows?

    ;oP
  • jugis 2009-04-27 23:28
    Bobbo:
    Code Dependent:
    pink_fairy:
    ...wankel rotary engine...


    They don't use those any more.


    Yes they do.

    Just sayin' like!

    Suck, Squeeze, Bang and Blow
    LOL
  • accessibility 2009-04-29 10:41
    Tall: This is my pointless comment.

    Short: This is my pointless comment.
  • Code Dependent 2009-04-29 22:10
    Probably nobody's reading this thread any more. I was busy after my last post over the weekend, and only returned here tonight (Wednesday). On the off chance any of you look in, here are my responses.

    ContraCorners: thanks for the clarification. My term "Bush administration" was meant to include all those who suckered for Cheney's misinformation and followed him down the road to hell.

    Bobbo: regarding wankel, thanks for the clarification.

    operagost: I like Obama just fine (as do a huge majority of the USA and the world). Regarding interrogation tactics: I make regular donations in support of this cause. Let the witches be burned. And that quite soon.

    blindman: it really was a pathetic pun. Sorry to break it to you, but it was beyond detection.
  • Jerome Baum 2009-04-29 23:39
    Silverhill:
    (Yeah, you could still work out in painful detail the explicit values of that convergent series, using as good an approximation for pi as desired -- but you'd still get -1, and nobody would bother doing it that way when they already knew the "shortcut".)


    Except if the shortcut is based on the convergence of the series -- remember the shortcut has to be developed before it can be applied.
  • Frob 2009-05-02 15:51
    amischiefr:
    winston churchill!:
    fist?

    This poster was gay.

    What about the guy that wrote 'fist'? He gay too?
  • Frob 2009-05-02 15:55
    Andy:
    Charles:
    It has several advantages, even people that can't read (10-15% of people) can drive correctly,

    Wow, Quebec must have poor education!!

    Here in USA, the literacy rate over age 15 is 99%!

    Source: CIA World Factbook 2008

    (PS. Canada's literacy rate over age 15 is also 99%.)


    So what does that mean? That 1% is blind or has no hands to write with?
  • tgape 2009-05-02 20:06
    Dennis C.:
    I have a female friend named Gay.

    As good name has been dragged through the mud by homosexuals.


    I thought it was the homophobes that dragged 'Gay' through the mud.



    OH! I see what you're saying. Well, some of those types *are* homosexuals, but I don't know all of them, so was inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt...
  • helpfulcorn 2009-05-04 23:59
    A friend of mine owns a computer store and there was actually an emachine that came in for repair similar to that one, except it was 450mhz I believe. The most astonishing part was that it had XP Professional installed on it. The customer brought in another machine, I'm not sure about the processor, but it did have 16MB RAM in SIMMs, he wanted to know if he could install XP on it too.
  • Persto 2009-05-06 20:32
    see final pdf at

    http://www.boartlongyear.com/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=20919&name=DLFE-3608.pdf


    you mean photos are digitally airbrushed these days?


    its still goofy
  • Joe 2009-05-15 07:53
    In Russia, the stop signs do say stop, it's just written in cyrillic letters, i.e. the cyrillic equivalent of s, t, o & p.
  • Jamar 2009-05-17 00:28
    @operagost- I firmly believe that McCain would have done worse than that, and that he would kick the bucket before his term is up, leaving us with President Palin. And that would be the end of the US as we know it.
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  • julia 2009-05-20 00:55
    The obsolete computer pic is a stretch of a WTF. If you read the fine print then Ugg boots clearly says the terms under which you can trade it in for a new PC. Sure, it's a marketer stretching the truth in large font, but you can find that anywhere. Are we going to post Publisher's Clearing House mail next?
  • WPR 2009-09-10 22:12
    even worse, the Meeting Brief with the crane and the US flag is an Australian company (ABN = Australian Business Number)