• dpm (cs)

    "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 (cs)

    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:

    [image]
  • amischiefr (cs)
    winston churchill!:
    fist?
    This poster was gay.
  • Lupus.Umbrae (unregistered)

    The method for cross-aver Ethernet cable seems more like a method for a plit-pair to me...

  • Lupus.Umbrae (unregistered) in reply to Lupus.Umbrae

    I am well aware of the typo in my post. Duh.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    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 (cs)

    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. (unregistered)

    I have a female friend named Gay.

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

  • MisterCheese (unregistered) in reply to jspenguin
    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:

    [image]

    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 (cs) in reply to Dennis C.

    Since when was it a bad thing to be gay anyway?

  • random name here (unregistered) in reply to MisterCheese
    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 (unregistered) in reply to MisterCheese
    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 (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered)

    Comment located here.

  • Brian (unregistered)

    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.

  • Richard (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered)

    About the survey:

    1. 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 (unregistered)

    "Only two cents" indeed.

  • Fast Eddie (unregistered)

    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 (cs)

    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 (unregistered) in reply to Anonymouse
    Anonymouse:
    "Only two cents" indeed.
    I think that's my 401K right now.
  • null reference (unregistered) in reply to Brian
    Brian:
    The Microsoft survey last page takes you to a 404 error.

    ditto ... I should submit this

  • La Raza (unregistered) in reply to Fast Eddie
    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 (cs) in reply to null reference
    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 (cs)

    Did anyone else read the last one as "Borat Longyear Limited"?

  • bat (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Dennis C.
    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 (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered) in reply to MisterCheese

    [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:

    [image][/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 (unregistered) in reply to Code Slave
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Stoker

    [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:

    [image][/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 (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered) in reply to Fast Eddie
    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 (cs)

    I like that stylish 404 after finishing the survey ;)

  • Mitur Binesderti (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered) in reply to m0ffx
    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 (unregistered) in reply to jspenguin
    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 (cs)

    I think the "A Sane Approach to Database Design" needs to read a book on "A Sane Approach to Web Design"!!

  • ve2dmn (unregistered)

    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 (unregistered) in reply to moogal
    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 (unregistered) in reply to random name here
    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 (cs) in reply to Blackice
    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 (cs) in reply to Fast Eddie
    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 (unregistered)
  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to ve2dmn
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Blackice
    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 (unregistered)

    Haha, my uncle had one of those eMachines.

  • justsomedude (unregistered) in reply to MisterCheese
    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:

    [image]

    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 (cs)

    Comment for normal sighted:

    First!

    Comment for visually impaired:

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