The Cheapest Fare

  • Ross 2012-03-02 09:05
    Claiming Frist!
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-03-02 09:06
    Asia is the solution.

    (I was just going to say "Comment:" but akismet fubar'd that)
  • TM 2012-03-02 09:11
    Nice warez url in that alert message :p
  • Zunesis: Nothing Less Than The Best 2012-03-02 09:15
    Your mom has the cheapest fare!

    HHHHEEEEEEYYYYY-OOHHHHHHHH!!!!!
  • Fawkes 2012-03-02 09:17
  • Planet 2012-03-02 09:17
    These new 3 x 8192 monitors are especially designed for the narrow minded. Forget 16:9, here comes 0.0033:9!
  • Talis 2012-03-02 09:23
    "It works Tim" is probably a better message than "It's dead, Jim"...
  • The MAZZTer 2012-03-02 09:25
    Ha, the last VS11 beta setup gave me the "Asia" error once.
  • PiisAWheeL 2012-03-02 09:26
    Talis:
    "It works Tim" is probably a better message than "It's dead, Jim"...
    Keep that glass half full!
  • Ben Jammin 2012-03-02 09:27
    Planet:
    These new 3 x 8192 monitors are especially designed for the narrow minded. Forget 16:9, here comes 0.0033:9!


    You actually need special glasses to look at these monitors.
    http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.306025826.jpg

    Askimet doesn't want you to have an actual link
  • Bryan 2012-03-02 09:31
    You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia"
  • jim 2012-03-02 09:31
    I'd love to see that resolution scale on a normal monitor
  • Myth 2012-03-02 09:37
    Asia isn't the problem, she's the developer.

    (I have two friends named Asia.)
  • ian 2012-03-02 09:38
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  • Tractor 2012-03-02 09:42
    Does anyone else find it somewhat disturbing that Facebook apparantly saves your old passwords as well?
  • Dan 2012-03-02 09:47
    Is it just me, or are those all Megaupload links in #4? I don't think Kuznetsov will have had much luck getting his DVDRip.
  • Skybob 2012-03-02 09:49
    Just about everything about Facebook disturbs me
  • FragFrog 2012-03-02 09:52
    Tractor:
    Does anyone else find it somewhat disturbing that Facebook apparantly saves your old passwords as well?
    No? Why would it be disturbing? Most sensible account managers do that (including windows, if I am not mistaken). In fact, any website with a frequent backup policy will have a copy of your old passwords as well.

    I would be a lot more concerned if they stored them as plain text, but there is no indication to that. And if, you know, I'd actually have a facebook account.
  • Jon 2012-03-02 10:12
    Cheapest comment.
  • jdw 2012-03-02 10:13
    You'll notice there's no comma in "It works Tim." Clearly, whatever "it" may be, it is working Tim. Tim is the direct object, not the addressee.
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL 2012-03-02 10:16
    Now I see why we're running out of IP addresses. All those airport display screens are using 20 each!

    (Yes, I know those are RFC-1918 addresses.)
  • Hannibal Elector 2012-03-02 10:30
    jdw:
    You'll notice there's no comma in "It works Tim." Clearly, whatever "it" may be, it is working Tim. Tim is the direct object, not the addressee.

    Ah. As in "It works Tim or else it gets the hose again."
  • LANMind 2012-03-02 10:35
    Bryan:
    You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia"


    youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

    Also, not spam.
  • frits 2012-03-02 10:36
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.
  • Steve The Cynic 2012-03-02 10:50
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.
  • Grant 2012-03-02 10:50
    If only my emails had a helpful message like "Also, not spam." at the bottom so I'd know for sure which ones were clean...
  • Jonathan 2012-03-02 11:00
    "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." -Kurt Vonnegut, _Cat's Cradle_

    captcha: capio, a new espresso drink from Starbucks
  • gizmore 2012-03-02 11:01
    @Nick
    Did you solve the challenge? :)

    Captcha: populus - 2?
  • HotInHereRightNow 2012-03-02 11:10
    Probably shouldn't be trying to name bands in the heat of the moment.
  • frits 2012-03-02 11:11
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.
    Whatever. I never understood why they were considered two different continents anyway.
  • NSCoder 2012-03-02 11:30
    Well, that fare does give you better value in terms of changes of train per pound.
  • Grant 2012-03-02 11:34
    frits:
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.
    Whatever. I never understood why they were considered two different continents anyway.

    I'm filing a motion with the UN to start combining them all. After development of a moon base of course... first things first.

  • Jay911 2012-03-02 11:53
    .NET just couldn't cope with the heat of the moment.
  • Don 2012-03-02 11:59
    Of course that's the cheapest fare. Everyone knows that time is money and that pounds are a unit of weight. So that fare is both the cheapest and the heaviest.
  • Nagesh 2012-03-02 12:00
    Skybob:
    Just about everything about Facebook disturbs me

    Here in Hyderabad, we are using Facebook for all companie busines maters.
  • ekolis 2012-03-02 12:00
    Don't go to Asia if you're a youth - you will die!
  • eckleman 2012-03-02 12:04
    FragFrog:
    Tractor:
    Does anyone else find it somewhat disturbing that Facebook apparantly saves your old passwords as well?
    No? Why would it be disturbing? Most sensible account managers do that (including windows, if I am not mistaken). In fact, any website with a frequent backup policy will have a copy of your old passwords as well.

    I would be a lot more concerned if they stored them as plain text, but there is no indication to that. And if, you know, I'd actually have a facebook account.


    They probably don't even store the passwords. Probably just a salted hash of some sort.
  • Gary 2012-03-02 12:12
    Hey, I just did a traceroute to that 172.18.112.157 address "at Toronto's Union station" and discovered it is inside my own network! WTF? Grant Cullen did you hack us??!!!
  • airdrik 2012-03-02 12:19
    Yup, Asia is a problem; a very big problem that I don't want to deal with, but a problem nonetheless.

    As for the Toronto airport sign, isn't TRWTF that it's missing the French version of the text?
  • Al Borland 2012-03-02 12:34
    I don't think so, Tim
  • F 2012-03-02 12:38
    airdrik:
    Yup, Asia is a problem; a very big problem that I don't want to deal with, but a problem nonetheless.

    As for the Toronto airport sign, isn't TRWTF that it's missing the French version of the text?


    No; that would be at the other end. This is, after all, just the leftmost few entries of 8192 (x3).
  • Anon 2012-03-02 12:53
    172.x.x.x and 192.x.x.x are both used for private networks...
  • Anon 2012-03-02 12:55
    Anon:
    172.x.x.x and 192.x.x.x are both used for private networks...


    Forgot the quote (and perhaps to turn on my sarcasm detector):

    Gary:
    Hey, I just did a traceroute to that 172.18.112.157 address "at Toronto's Union station" and discovered it is inside my own network! WTF? Grant Cullen did you hack us??!!!
  • Meneth 2012-03-02 13:00
    "Explode" is a function that unpacks an old-type file archive.
  • Cap'n Spanky 2012-03-02 13:08
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Didn't Asia do Africa?
    ...or was that the sequel to Debbie does Alice?
  • Steve S 2012-03-02 13:09
    I think that first dialog box is supposed to be read in the Celebrity Jeopardy voice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaFVo8YiO4 (sadly, not a Sean Connery in sight!)
  • Gurth 2012-03-02 13:26
    Grant:
    If only my emails had a helpful message like "Also, not spam." at the bottom so I'd know for sure which ones were clean...

    Put it in your signature?
  • frits 2012-03-02 13:33
    Cap'n Spanky:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Didn't Asia do Africa?

    I thought it was Europe who fucked Africa.
  • frits 2012-03-02 13:35
    TM:
    Nice warez url in that alert message :p

    usps.gov?
  • Not Geoff Downes 2012-03-02 13:36
    HotInHereRightNow:
    Probably shouldn't be trying to name bands in the heat of the moment.

    Never in a Million Years.
  • Billy 2012-03-02 13:55
    Union station is a train station you insensitive clod!
  • Some Guy 2012-03-02 14:00
    Cap'n Spanky:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Didn't Asia do Africa?
    ...or was that the sequel to Debbie does Alice?

    No, that was Toto. (Once he left Kansas, because he was a wayward son. I'll stop now.)

    Seriously, though, Toto was the band that performed the song "Africa". It's a favorite of zombies, but they always get the words wrong. "I ate some braaaaaains down in Africa..."
  • Not Geoff Downes 2012-03-02 14:08
    Gary:
    Hey, I just did a traceroute to that 172.18.112.157 address "at Toronto's Union station" and discovered it is inside my own network! WTF? Grant Cullen did you hack us??!!!

    The IP address is coming from inside your house! The killer is in there with you! Get out now!
  • DWalker 2012-03-02 14:44
    Jay911:
    .NET just couldn't cope with the heat of the moment.


    I got that reference!
  • Matt Westwood 2012-03-02 14:45
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.

    Hm. Europe's a band. Asia's a band. America's a band. Africa's just a fucking song. So is Australia.
  • HotInHereRightNow 2012-03-02 14:57
    But I'm a naked woman! Maybe I'll just go upstairs and check...
  • da Doctah 2012-03-02 14:58
    jdw:
    You'll notice there's no comma in "It works Tim." Clearly, whatever "it" may be, it is working Tim. Tim is the direct object, not the addressee.

    I thought Tim was an adverb. How does it work? It works Tim. In fact, it's working so Tim right now I had to throw up a dialog box to tell you just how Tim it's working.
  • HotInHereRightNow 2012-03-02 14:59
    HotInHereRightNow:
    But I'm a naked woman! Maybe I'll just go upstairs and check...


    Dammit - should have quoted "The IP address is coming from inside your house! The killer is in there with you! Get out now!"

    Captcha - erat. The predecessor to the iRat
  • LK 2012-03-02 15:03
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    The solution to the problem is definitely "go to Asia".
  • RichP 2012-03-02 16:25
    The 172.18.112.166 is ok, but the 172.18.112.168 is always overcrowded and late.
  • Gary 2012-03-02 16:36
    Anon:
    Anon:
    172.x.x.x and 192.x.x.x are both used for private networks...


    Forgot the quote (and perhaps to turn on my sarcasm detector):

    Gary:
    Hey, I just did a traceroute to that 172.18.112.157 address "at Toronto's Union station" and discovered it is inside my own network! WTF? Grant Cullen did you hack us??!!!
    That's not sarcasm, that's irony, you idiot.
  • Tractor 2012-03-02 17:34
    Not Geoff Downes:
    Gary:
    Hey, I just did a traceroute to that 172.18.112.157 address "at Toronto's Union station" and discovered it is inside my own network! WTF? Grant Cullen did you hack us??!!!

    The IP address is coming from inside your house! The killer is in there with you! Get out now!




    Askimet!
  • Kelley Glenn 2012-03-02 19:23
    The first one evokes the latest XKCD.
  • Zemm 2012-03-02 21:41
    Anon:
    172.x.x.x and 192.x.x.x are both used for private networks...


    ns2.on.net must be a transcendental DNS server then. (192.231.203.2)

    Hint: 172.[16-31].x.x and 192.168.x.x are private networks, not the entire /8.
  • Cheong 2012-03-02 21:47
    64 trains must be enough for everyone of TTRLY.
  • Cheong 2012-03-02 21:52
    Oh, I mean 32 trains...

    I need more coffee...
  • Dave 2012-03-02 23:04
    Meneth:
    "Explode" is a function that unpacks an old-type file archive.


    Specifically, it's the obsolete Zip Implode/Explode method, and the error message means it has either an invalid compressed Huffman table (if Implode uses that) or an invalid LZ78 dictionary. In other words "compressed data corrupted".
  • AndyCanfield 2012-03-03 00:15
    Steve the Cynic obviously hasn't heard "The Final Countown" in a gogo bar in Bangkok.
  • dave 2012-03-03 11:36
    Hannibal Elector:
    jdw:
    You'll notice there's no comma in "It works Tim." Clearly, whatever "it" may be, it is working Tim. Tim is the direct object, not the addressee.

    Ah. As in "It works Tim or else it gets the hose again."


    A++ would read again
  • Atle 2012-03-03 11:41
    Chessmaster 9000 nostalgia? I remember Chessmaster 2000 on Amiga!
  • tin 2012-03-04 01:12
    Tractor:
    Does anyone else find it somewhat disturbing that Facebook apparantly saves your old passwords as well?


    It seems to only do so for a few weeks. I had to change mine a few months ago, and as humans do, I kept entering the old one. After about 7 days, it stopped saying "old password" and said "incorrect password".


    Zemm:
    Hint: 172.[16-31].x.x and 192.168.x.x are private networks, not the entire /8.


    Yes - if you need /8, you need 10.0.0.0. Sadly I have seen software that gets these private ranges wrong. Including some (cheapish residential grade) routers. I mean it's not rocket surgery to look them up, is it?
  • A Brit 2012-03-05 06:43
    National Rail Enquiries seems to have a different definition of "cheapest" from most other people.

    The latest round of fare rises has probably caused a few overflow errors.
  • uns 2012-03-05 07:27
    Anon:
    Anon:
    172.x.x.x and 192.x.x.x are both used for private networks...


    Forgot the quote (and perhaps to turn on my sarcasm detector):


    And you forgot to read RFC1918: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1918.html .

    Pro-Tip: Read Section 3.
  • operagost 2012-03-05 09:49
    Matt Westwood:
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.

    Hm. Europe's a band. Asia's a band. America's a band. Africa's just a fucking song. So is Australia.

    Well, there was USA for Africa...
  • Tim 2012-03-05 11:29
    Some people call me....Tim.
  • Jay 2012-03-05 13:20
    I see the problem. It says, "It works Tim", but your name is "Dave".

    Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill and think things over.
  • Jay 2012-03-05 13:21
    I think on my next app, I'll include an error message that says, "Problem: Washington DC".
  • PurpleDog 2012-03-06 09:48
    frits:
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.
    Whatever. I never understood why they were considered two different continents anyway.


    Quite right, all we need is one designation for NotAmerica - who cares about any further detail than that!
  • Yawn 2012-03-07 18:30
    Matt Westwood:
    Steve The Cynic:
    frits:
    "The Final Countdown" is easily Asia's best song.

    Well, it might have been, except it was a Europe song, not Asia.

    Hm. Europe's a band. Asia's a band. America's a band. Africa's just a fucking song. So is Australia.

    Unless you count Afrika Bambaataa. Australia is also a major motion picture. I'm gonna call my next band "Antarctica".
  • JJ 2012-03-09 12:14
    Not Geoff Downes:
    HotInHereRightNow:
    Probably shouldn't be trying to name bands in the heat of the moment.

    Never in a Million Years.

    Don't Cry. Even if The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.
  • CodeCrash 2012-03-11 13:45
    Hilarius! Now we should work on 3D polarized versions for 3x8192 screens.
  • Spewin Coffee 2012-03-12 18:21
    "Some people call me...Tim?"

    This is what happens when someone throws an alert() dialog into a page on a production server to diagnose a problem. They know a few people are going to get the message but figure no one will care.
  • Reow 2012-03-26 19:33
    FB is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Fuzy2K 2013-02-02 00:44
    I guess that last one counts as a full-page monitor, maybe... :P