• MysteryGuest (unregistered)

    Wow! Frist!

  • ctd (unregistered)

    "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

    Lots of duplicate work, too.

  • mott555 (cs)

    TRWTF is Wouter's WTF is in there twice.

  • Nagesh (unregistered)

    B&S? Ain't being this an American slang words?

  • Ben R (unregistered)

    "I'm not really sure what happened here, but I had to use Chrome's developer tools to hack my birthdate into the form so I could submit it," writes Dave.

    Guy A: The form isn't working!

    Guy B: Of course it is, i just got a submission!

  • pjt33 (cs)

    Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.

  • steenbergh (cs) in reply to mott555
    mott555:
    TRWTF is Wouter's WTF is in there twice.

    Another WTF is that the list of 3-letter names is not exhaustive. I mean, really, do some research. At least add Zoe...

  • Jens (unregistered)

    Ever been to Porthmadog? It is dark and cold there.

  • zoe (unregistered) in reply to steenbergh

    Look again! Zoe's in there. And Ivy's in there twice!

  • The MAZZTer (cs)

    "I was forced to hard boot my machine since Windows doesn't allow you to edit your username on the locked-login screen."

    Pretty sure it does, you just have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del a second. I think. I've never had to do it myself.

  • Web Dude (unregistered)

    Oh look, another ERROR_SUCCESS WTF. Hilarity ensued!

  • Jellineck (unregistered) in reply to pjt33
    pjt33:
    Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.

    I don't have that problem since my dad doesn't have a middle name.

    captcha: minim - another word to add to the list of words I use instead of 'X' for a middle name...now where did I leave my master list of middle names/web sites.

  • Zed (unregistered)

    Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

  • TopTension (unregistered)

    The real WTF is using a real name as a reply to a scurity question.

  • Bobdole (unregistered)

    I'll recognize a liberty mutual N-number anywhere.

  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Jens
    Jens:
    Ever been to Porthmadog? It is dark and cold there.
    Ain't it?
  • steenbergh (cs) in reply to zoe

    Hmm, apparantly so. My bad, assumed alphabetical order, not ABC per gender...

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to The MAZZTer
    The MAZZTer:
    "I was forced to hard boot my machine since Windows doesn't allow you to edit your username on the locked-login screen."

    Pretty sure it does, you just have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del a second. I think. I've never had to do it myself.

    That doesn't work for me, but if you select "switch user" you can type in the user name.

  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to pjt33
    pjt33:
    Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.

    It's somewhat better than requesting the mother's "maiden name". Or it would be if not for the fact that at least in the US it is quite commonly used as the woman's middle name after she's married.

    At least it isn't identical to the applicant's last name for a significant portion of the population (divorced or single-mother families)

    --Joe

  • Brian (unregistered) in reply to Bobdole

    Too bad he's no longer with the company....

  • the beholder (unregistered) in reply to TopTension
    TopTension:
    The real WTF is using a real name as a reply to a scurity question.
    I'll go out on a limb here and suppose they're validating against information Julie had to fill on her account's opening forms, and in this case TRWTF isn't Julie.
  • PiisAWheeL (cs) in reply to ctd

    "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

    Lots of duplicate work, too.

  • nonpartisan (cs)

    TRWTF is being born on Tax Day.

  • Unicorn #8157 (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    Ain't it?
    Curiously, you got it right finally...
  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    ctd:
    "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

    Lots of duplicate work, too.

    PiisAWheeL:
    "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

    Lots of duplicate work, too.

    I see what you did there.

  • db2 (cs)

    Looks like somebody forgot to tie Bangor to the dock over in Maine and it floated away again.

  • AB (unregistered)

    This place needs renaming agin:

    "The Daily We Dont Proof Read Anything"

    Seriously guys, I know you're not professional editors or anything, but a cursory glance once would catch 99% of your numerous typos.

    (Cue pedantic dickweed pointing out my obvious typo/spelling/grammar mistakes)

  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs) in reply to Unicorn #8157
    Unicorn #8157:
    Nagesh:
    Ain't it?
    Curiously, you got it right finally...
    Well, you know what they say about stopped clocks...
  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Jellineck
    Jellineck:
    pjt33:
    Julie Crowner is TRWTF for even considering using her mother's real middle name in the security question. That kind of information isn't secret enough.

    I don't have that problem since my dad doesn't have a middle name.

    captcha: minim - another word to add to the list of words I use instead of 'X' for a middle name...now where did I leave my master list of middle names/web sites.

    Here in Hyderabad, ain't being uncomun for desi wife to be having sevaral midle name.

  • Valerion (unregistered)

    I tried to order a phone from a site once that wouldn't let me because they required a security question of my mother's maiden name. And needed at least 6 characters. Good thing that names like Smith and Jones aren't that common in the UK.

  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Unicorn #8157
    Unicorn #8157:
    Nagesh:
    Ain't it?
    Curiously, you got it right finally...
    Ain't corect before?
  • Caitlin (unregistered)

    RE: Win7 lock screen with user-switching disabled:

    Option 1) If RDP is allowed, from another computer try using it to log in (it prompts you for a fresh username) - either it will let you in, kick you out to let you in, or you can use someone else's login from there to kick you out so you can log back in.

    Option 2) From a working computer, shutdown /f /r /m \NAME /t 00 to "gently" reboot the machine

    Maybe it's my Windows XP experience talking, but you really, REALLY want to avoid hard boots at all cost. If my users try one when it wasn't necessary and I have to rebuild their machine, they're On Notice.

  • TheCPUWizard (cs) in reply to Caitlin

    "an interesting definition of Equal".... Being within a penny does NOT mean equal!

  • rudraigh (cs) in reply to Jens

    Yes, I have. And yes, it is.

  • SecuritySecurity QuestionQuestion (unregistered)

    YourYour threethree letterletter middlemiddle namename answeranswer couldcould bebe mademade longerlonger whilewhile stillstill tellingtelling thethe truthtruth. BecauseBecause youyou shouldn'tshouldn't lielie onon thethe securitysecurity questionsquestions.

  • Herohtar (unregistered)

    TRWTF is Backup Exec completing anything successfully. Though I suppose it actually didn't since it's still throwing errors.

  • Symbiatch (unregistered)

    Umm, who has a computer with Windows that doesn't shutdown nicely when pressing the power button? That's just stupid. Or do you really have admins that have disabled user switching, shutting down from the login/lock screen AND power button actions?

    I wouldn't blame Windows for that.

  • Jack (unregistered)

    Those "Simplifying Immigration" people have deeper problems. Look closely at the items in the dropdown list.

    control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname

    Really?

    So all the questions are hardcoded rather than being in a lookup table somewhere?

    This has a code smell that strongly resembles how my first pet smells today.

    Oh, and let's just hope foreigners never get it in their damn heads to immigrate. English only, thankyouverymuch.

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to zoe
    zoe:
    Look again! Zoe's in there. And Ivy's in there twice!
    Ivy probably does a lot of rectangular design work.
  • Will Leffert (unregistered)

    Sadly, that interior design ad is most likely the fault of the printer (I'm assuming a newspaper). RIPs (Raster Image Processors) can sometimes have issues rendering fonts properly, and on occasion it'll go all wonky like it did in the ad. I used to be the Sys Admin for a newspaper, and we really had to check our film closely before we burned it to plate.

    The error can also occur in PDF or postscript file generation (which is commonly how pages are sent to either film or direct-to-plate).

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered) in reply to Jack
    Jack:
    control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname

    Oh, and let's just hope foreigners never get it in their damn heads to immigrate. English only, thankyouverymuch.

    There isn't a control.security.cequietaitlenomdemonpremieranimaldecompagnie field? Someone tell the Quebecois now so they can call out the Bi-Lingual Task Force, er I mean the Groupe de Travail Bi-lingual!

  • Jack (unregistered) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Jack:
    control.security.Whatwasmyfirstpetname
    control.security.cequietaitlenomdemonpremieranimaldecompagnie
    Consistent capitalization, please!

    Captcha: acsi -- four-bit ASCII. Lower case only. No numbers or weird things that shouldn't exist anyway. Omit the ten least popular letters. Now maybe we can get back to "64K should be enough for anyone".

  • Wyrm (unregistered)

    I can't get enough of the eventlog stating "Successful completion" as an error. I've seen this in some other products and I'm always amazed at how many devs just can't imagine their process running fine.

  • alegr (cs) in reply to Caitlin
    Caitlin:
    Maybe it's my Windows XP experience talking, but you really, REALLY want to avoid hard boots at all cost. If my users try one when it wasn't necessary and I have to rebuild their machine, they're On Notice.
    If you were a bit smarter (a bit less smartass), you would have used NTFS for your XP disks, not FAT32.
  • anon (unregistered) in reply to Wyrm
    Wyrm:
    I can't get enough of the eventlog stating "Successful completion" as an error. I've seen this in some other products and I'm always amazed at how many devs just can't imagine their process running fine.
    That's because something returned false, then to provide a diagnostic, the app called GetLastError() and displayed whatever message was associated with that error code. When GetLastError() returns 0, that's the message you get. It's easy to accidentally clear the last-error by calling other Windows functions that helpfully clear it for you upon success.

    The real issue is that they didn't have architecture for catching errors and displaying what actually went wrong in a meaningful way. For backup software, that's a bad sign. I've worked on semi-similar software in the past and we made sure that if we were going to show an error, it would be meaningful. Sometimes you don't have much to go on (random I/O error when reading the disk--now what?) but you can do much much better than this.

  • notromda (cs) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    PiisAWheeL:
    "they probably do a lot of rectangular designs."

    Lots of duplicate work, too.

    I see what you did there....

  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?
    Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.
  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?
    Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.
    Stupid prick. Lern to use the "in reply to" link at the top of the posting, dumbfuck.
  • Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Nagesh:
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    Was a blue police box seen in the vicinity of Porthmadog? Possibly in an abandoned quarry?
    Everybody aint know who you is refering. Lern to use reply buton.
    Stupid prick. Lern to use the "in reply to" link at the top of the posting, dumbfuck.
    He aint is using reply buton neither. How does toes taste, Matthead?

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