• Anonymous (unregistered)

    ö no! And FIR- oh, never mind.

  • Ian (unregistered)

    Now where did I leave that 10PB drive?

  • Fab (unregistered)

    Theme Hospital :D

    Soooooo good !

  • ConnectToReality (unregistered)

    I abandoned all hope a long time ago. About the time I started viewing this site

  • Fredrik (unregistered)

    5.99 petabyte?

    I hope Windows 7 has a less bloated desktop.

  • Hiekkaa (unregistered) in reply to Fredrik

    The file name implies that that IS windows 7.

  • Mark (unregistered)

    I'm glad it specifies only 5.99PB. I'd hate to waste my money on a 6PB drive only to have 10TB left over with nothing to use it for.

    And anyway 5.99PB should be enough for anyone!

    Hey, wait a second... is that a petabyte or a pebibyte? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pebibyte

  • amischiefr (cs)

    What, doesn't everybody have a 100 Peta byte hard drive these days? I thought that was standard.

  • Luser Support (unregistered)

    As you may notice, the ~6PB is to be downloaded to someone's desktop. So, obviously, some granny upgraded to MSIE 8, went to google, and right-clicked save to desktop. She's making a copy of the entire Internet!

  • Fab (unregistered)

    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.

  • Jer Null (unregistered)

    Yeah, it starts with a measly 6PB, but by the time the journaling file system gets done with it, and hands it off to the search indexer thingie, we're looking at 14PB minimum. Now let's hope you don't actually try to open it, because that makes two temporary copies even if you don't change anything.

  • Stu Dent (unregistered) in reply to Fab
    Fab:
    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.
    Right. It's the world's largest island. Or smallest continent. My teacher never seemed quite sure.
  • RandomUser423652 (unregistered) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    Hey, wait a second... is that a petabyte or a pebibyte?
    Why it's very clear: petabyte. It it were asking for pebibytes, it would say 5.99PiB.

    ...

    Or not.

  • Green (unregistered)

    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Green
    Green:
    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.

    Also note "whooooosh".

  • MadJo@Work (unregistered) in reply to Stu Dent
    Stu Dent:
    Fab:
    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.
    Right. It's the world's largest island. Or smallest continent. My teacher never seemed quite sure.
    Hahaha, I hope you were joking. :) Otherwise your teacher might need a class or two more. Austria != Australia.
  • Jay Jay (unregistered) in reply to Green
    Green:
    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.

    Wow. I could hear the whoosh of that going over your head from here...

  • JoLoCo (unregistered) in reply to MadJo@Work
    MadJo@Work:
    Hahaha, I hope you were joking. :) Otherwise your teacher might need a class or two more. Austria != Australia.
    Green:
    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.

    You people give geeks a bad name.

  • aka (unregistered)

    I originally thought the poor person copying the address down was essentially copying a drawing, much as I would copy down chinese characters, but when you look at it carefully, it was clearly written by someone who had a least a basic idea of english type handwriting. So the box could well have been them being deliberately awkward, or simply having no way of recovering the original character and deciding a rectangle was less confusing than missing it out

  • Neil (unregistered) in reply to aka

    @aka

    I'd imagining, that the square was from a font that didn't support that character. It was probably printed/onscreen and then copied by hand. I doubt that the person copying it gave it much thought really.......

  • Stu Dent (unregistered) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    MadJo@Work:
    Hahaha, I hope you were joking. :) Otherwise your teacher might need a class or two more. Austria != Australia.
    Green:
    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.
    You people give geeks a bad name.
    Wow! I got a twofer! Not that I'm surprised. Nobody pays attention to the words anymore. The way things are going I

    Oh, look! Shiny!

  • Neil (unregistered) in reply to aka

    @aka

    I'd imagining, that the square was from a font that didn't support that character. It was probably printed/onscreen and then copied by hand. I doubt that the person copying it gave it much thought really.......

  • Whoevar (unregistered)
    "apparently, the Chinese folks writing these slips don't have computers that can display the 'ö' character."

    That'll make 5 ? (or squares, if you do not have quotation marks) into the piggi bank for sustaining prejudices.

  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to Whoevar
    Whoevar:
    "apparently, the Chinese folks writing these slips don't have computers that can display the 'ö' character."

    That'll make 5 ? (or squares, if you do not have quotation marks) into the piggi bank for sustaining prejudices.

    Given that the label is clearly printed in Chinese, it's a reasonable assumption that the person filling it in was also Chinese. In fact the person who submitted the WTF may have known that they were purchasing from a Chinese company. Fancy knowing who you're doing business with!

  • Tim (unregistered)

    Kibi, mebi etc. were a terrible idea. They're phonetically ugly and sound like very unprofessional. It would be embarrassing to say them.

    That's why nobody uses them.

  • LotusCMS (unregistered) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    What, doesn't everybody have a 100 Peta byte hard drive these days? I thought that was standard.

    I'm a little afraid, I don't think he's lying.

    CAPTCHA: nulla

  • zbe (unregistered)

    i'm just glad that i don't have to write a chinese address... that would look like 上海 to me

    [those boxes with numbers that firefox uses for unicode characters]

  • Talking Head (unregistered) in reply to LotusCMS
    LotusCMS:
    amischiefr:
    What, doesn't everybody have a 100 Peta byte hard drive these days? I thought that was standard.
    I'm a little afraid, I don't think he's lying.
    You're going to need 100PB for the full-screen digital video of a newsbabe showing you how to click the start button (and every other user interface element).

    But I bet they'll still say "click the defranglinder checkbox if you want to enable defranglinding" without ever telling you what defranglinding is or why you might or might not want it.

  • hatterson (cs) in reply to Fab
    Fab:
    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.
    Austria..heh heh...well then...G'day mate...let's put another shrimp on the barbie.
  • JustSomeGuy (unregistered)
    RandomUser423652:

    Why it's very clear: petabyte. It it were asking for pebibytes, it would say 5.99PiB.

    ...

    Or not.

    It's ok to quote XKCD by proxy then?

  • Tim (unregistered)

    Couldn't that have been a Zip bomb?

  • brazzy (cs) in reply to Jay Jay
    Jay Jay:
    Wow. I could hear the whoosh of that going over your head from here...
    No, that was the sound of an incestual rapist riding a kangaroo to town to get some Apfelstrudel after a hard day of Opal mining.
  • dkf (cs) in reply to Fab
    Fab:
    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.
    They'll be OK if they avoid the drop bears and the strudel.
  • GalacticCowboy (cs) in reply to Stu Dent
    Stu Dent:
    JoLoCo:
    MadJo@Work:
    Hahaha, I hope you were joking. :) Otherwise your teacher might need a class or two more. Austria != Australia.
    Green:
    Note that it is Austria and not Australia.
    You people give geeks a bad name.
    Wow! I got a twofer! Not that I'm surprised. Nobody pays attention to the words anymore. The way things are going I

    Oh, look! Shiny!

    So you suffer from ADOS? Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny

  • lolwtf (cs) in reply to zbe

    The message clearly says they're trying to copy the desktop to the desktop. Obviously they have a huge hard drive, and this created an infinite recursion loop filling it up.

    zbe:
    i'm just glad that i don't have to write a chinese address... that would look like 上海 to me

    [those boxes with numbers that firefox uses for unicode characters]

    Nice example. I see two Chinese characters.

  • RandomUser423652 (unregistered) in reply to JustSomeGuy
    JustSomeGuy:
    It's ok to quote XKCD by proxy then?
    Pretty sure I was linking Raymond Chen, but yes, I suppose the xkcd link is a bonus.
  • kastein (cs)

    Corrupted zip files are awesome! Kudos to WinZip for correctly handling the Petabyte prefix though... whoever wrote that part of the code was all about future-proofing. anyone want to bet on whether it'll handle Exabytes, Zettabytes, Yottabytes, Xonabytes, Wekabytes, and Vundabytes as well?

    ... I never even knew the last 3 of those existed as prefixes... http://guymal.com/techCorner/powers.shtml. Who gets naming rights on the one after Vundabytes? Following the backwards-alphabet trend, I think it should be named Uberbytes.

    lolwtf:
    The message clearly says they're trying to copy the desktop to the desktop. Obviously they have a huge hard drive, and this created an infinite recursion loop filling it up.
    zbe:
    i'm just glad that i don't have to write a chinese address... that would look like 上海 to me

    [those boxes with numbers that firefox uses for unicode characters]

    Nice example. I see two Chinese characters.
    Same here... firefox 3. zbe, maybe your fonts are FUBAR?

  • Smash King (cs) in reply to Fab

    I thought I was good at killing rats on Theme Hospital until I saw Christian's prize. The higher I scored was about a measly 98%.

    <sigh> That photo brought back a lot of good memories. It was one of the funniest games I ever played. The diseases' explanation, symptoms and treatment sheet was so full of nonsense it was hilarious. Guess I'll have to dig my TH cd now.<p> </sigh>

  • Hrrruuuuaaaaarrrrrrwwwwlll (unregistered) in reply to Tim
    Tim:
    Kibi, mebi etc. were a terrible idea. They're phonetically ugly and sound like very unprofessional. It would be embarrassing to say them.

    That's why nobody uses them.

    I totally agree... Having different prefixes for binary units is not a bad idea, but those Mebi etc just sound retarded. I will NEVER use them.

  • methinks (unregistered) in reply to Stu Dent
    Stu Dent:
    Fab:
    Chinese should also learn Austria is not a city.
    Right. It's the world's largest island. Or smallest continent. My teacher never seemed quite sure.

    so sorry, no kangaroos in Austria... but skiing is great here ;o)

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    anyone want to bet on whether it'll handle Exabytes, Zettabytes, Yottabytes, Xonabytes, Wekabytes, and Vundabytes as well?
    Shouldn't Trilobytes fit in there somewhere?
    kastein:
    Who gets naming rights on the one after Vundabytes? Following the backwards-alphabet trend, I think it should be named Uberbytes.
    I vote for Godzillabytes.
  • aka (unregistered) in reply to Neil
    Neil:
    @aka

    I'd imagining, that the square was from a font that didn't support that character. It was probably printed/onscreen and then copied by hand. I doubt that the person copying it gave it much thought really.......

    Well, duh, obviously it was a box on their screen. The copying of the box is the part that was either being awkward or trying to be helpful. (as opposed to not recognising the missing character).

  • Herohtar (unregistered) in reply to Hiekkaa
    Hiekkaa:
    The file name implies that that IS windows 7.

    No, the file name implies nothing. However, the UI implies that the system is at least Vista. Furthermore, the "Send Feedback" in the dialog title implies that it is a beta/RC version of the OS, which one might then assume to be Windows 7.

  • methinks (unregistered) in reply to Tim
    Tim:
    Kibi, mebi etc. were a terrible idea. They're phonetically ugly and sound like very unprofessional. It would be embarrassing to say them.

    That's why nobody uses them.

    No. the manufacturers don't use them because they'd have to build bigger drives (by some multiple of 1.024) while still having to stick to the same size numbers... very bad for marketing ;o)

  • random.next (unregistered)

    Having an 'ü' in my name, I know the pains of it. Or used to, anyway. Pretty much everything handles it correctly by now. Except for Apple's website. Either it rejects my name right away, or transforms the ü into ü. I don't like Apple.

  • OldCoder (unregistered) in reply to aka
    aka:
    Neil:
    @aka

    I'd imagining, that the square was from a font that didn't support that character. It was probably printed/onscreen and then copied by hand. I doubt that the person copying it gave it much thought really.......

    Well, duh, obviously it was a box on their screen. The copying of the box is the part that was either being awkward or trying to be helpful. (as opposed to not recognising the missing character).

    aaaaand if you were a dispatch clerk who had a box to send with a Chinese address on the screen, you'd attempt to copy it as accurately as you could, wouldn't you? I mean, it's not as if everyone in your part of the world knows the Chinese alphabet intimately, is it?

  • methinks (unregistered) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    ... I never even knew the last 3 of those existed as prefixes... http://guymal.com/techCorner/powers.shtml. Who gets naming rights on the one after Vundabytes? Following the backwards-alphabet trend, I think it should be named Uberbytes.

    As we are talking german umlauts here (i.e. the Ö in the article), this should of course correctly read:

    Überbytes

    :o) (or Ueberbytes, if you care to avoid the cited font problems...)

  • Synchronos (unregistered) in reply to Herohtar
    Herohtar:
    Hiekkaa:
    The file name implies that that IS windows 7.

    No, the file name implies nothing. However, the UI implies that the system is at least Vista. Furthermore, the "Send Feedback" in the dialog title implies that it is a beta/RC version of the OS, which one might then assume to be Windows 7.

    Here's some implication for you:

    http://img.thedailywtf.com/images/200906/errord/Win7ExplorerError.png

    PS. Would like to see the subtitles of the M□nti Pyth□n ik den H□lie Gr□ilen on those Chinese folks' computers

  • What? (unregistered) in reply to brazzy
    brazzy:
    Jay Jay:
    Wow. I could hear the whoosh of that going over your head from here...
    No, that was the sound of an incestual rapist riding a kangaroo to town to get some Apfelstrudel after a hard day of Opal mining.

    What?

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to What?
    What?:
    brazzy:
    Jay Jay:
    Wow. I could hear the whoosh of that going over your head from here...
    No, that was the sound of an incestual rapist riding a kangaroo to town to get some Apfelstrudel after a hard day of Opal mining.
    What?
    Hard of hearing? No wonder you thought that sound was a whoosh.

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