• wby (unregistered)

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  • DaveK (cs) in reply to wby
    wby:
    There was a problem retrieving the comment data:
    Sigh, why don't we get it over and done with.
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    Also, shouldn't three comments be cheaper than three times the cost of one?

  • monkeyPushButton (unregistered)

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  • Stimpy (unregistered)

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  • Flipper (unregistered)

    "Save up to 15%" means "there's no way in hell you're going to save more than 15%, no matter how high your score". And "save up to 10%" means "you're not even going to save more than 10%". So they're probably both true. You're going to save 2% at best. Maybe nothing.

  • Micah (unregistered)

    At least you get 20 bonus points if you spend the extra 3 cents. It probably earns you a free ham or something.

  • schmitter (unregistered) in reply to Flipper
    Flipper:
    "Save up to 15%" means "there's no way in hell you're going to save more than 15%, no matter how high your score". And "save up to 10%" means "you're not even going to save more than 10%". So they're probably both true. You're going to save 2% at best. Maybe nothing.

    In fact it will cost you 3 cents more.

  • Kasper (unregistered)

    Can you then save up to 31% if you click in all three places?

  • Pim (cs) in reply to Micah
    Micah:
    At least you get 20 bonus points if you spend the extra 3 cents. It probably earns you a free ham or something.
    Right, I thought that too. It isn't a WTF at all; you can choose between a 3 cent discount (if you buy them separately) or the bonus points.
  • JENS (unregistered)

    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").

  • rohypnol (cs)

    I've a question, please... In the one with the DefaultText, is the expiration date format d.m.y or m.d.y ?

    Thanks, Tom

  • rox_midge (cs)

    I hate to interrupt the always hilarious article-parodying comments, but I want to point out the lameness of the last one. It's a widget. It fetches its data via XML. If there is a problem fetching the XML data, it has to tell the user about that somehow.

    Maybe it's lazy, because they could have changed the background to make it more obviously an error condition, but as an "Error'd" it's pretty weak. I mean, what's next?

    I went to this website and clicked on a link, but the server couldn't find the page, so it returned a properly formatted HTML page that said "Error 404". Hilarious!
    </oblig_tdwtf_is_getting_weak_comment>
  • B (unregistered) in reply to JENS
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").

    It is translated: it says Alkuperämaa/ursprungsland, with Finnish on the left and Swedish on the right.

  • ledhund (unregistered) in reply to JENS
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").

    I'd say 'ursprungsland' is the correct swedish word to use. If it was in german it would be 'Ursprungsland' I guess.

  • B (unregistered) in reply to rohypnol

    In Finland it is d.m.y.

  • JuanCarlosII (unregistered)

    I don't see how the last one is a WTF at all. If it can't retrieve data becasue say, it isn't connected to the internet, what else is it supposed to output?

  • Flipper (unregistered) in reply to JENS
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").
    So, whether English or Swedish, they didn't Finnish the text?
  • Koro (unregistered)

    The "error displaying this error" looks fake to me.

    While it is possible that by some wicked logic, somebody would want to reentrantly show a dialog while the first is painting/creating (as it seems to be the case here), the one thing that would not make sense at all it the "half-painted, without an exclamation mark" icon in the background dialog. An icon's a bitmap, so it would either have painted, or not. The exclamation mark is part of the bitmap data, so as the yellow background part pixels would be transferred on screen, so would the exclamation mark.

  • causa (unregistered) in reply to JuanCarlosII
    JuanCarlosII:
    I don't see how the last one is a WTF at all. If it can't retrieve data becasue say, it isn't connected to the internet, what else is it supposed to output?
    Bollocks - What one screams when the connection to the interwebs fail and you can't retrieve data.
  • JoLoCo (unregistered) in reply to rox_midge

    If it was just some website then no it wouldn't be funny, but I think the humour lies in it being the "Word of the Day."

  • Flipper (unregistered) in reply to JuanCarlosII
    JuanCarlosII:
    I don't see how the last one is a WTF at all. If it can't retrieve data becasue say, it isn't connected to the internet, what else is it supposed to output?
    Well, it could output, maybe, something like "I can't retrieve data because I'm not connected to the Internet." Or at least some kind of clue more specific than "There was a problem". There was? How do you know? What problem? File not found? Then say so. No connection? No reply from DNS server? Timeout? Computers are crammed full of problems. Don't just say "It didn't work". Give the poor user a clue already.
  • mauhiz (unregistered)

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  • Jens (unregistered) in reply to Flipper
    Flipper:
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").
    So, whether English or Swedish, they didn't Finnish the text?

    They did finish the translation but not the replacements.

  • bored (unregistered)

    Very very lame article today.

  • Zapp Brannigan (unregistered) in reply to bored
    bored:
    Very very lame article today.
    We'll all have to agree to work harder and increase the quality of our WTF-ups. I'm all in, how about the rest of you?
  • Dinnerbone (cs)

    TRWTF is that it took 5~ months for that first screenshot to get posted (Check the date)

  • DM (unregistered) in reply to Micah

    Points are redeamable for cash past a certain amount. There are items (appliances and such) you can redeem for too. 20 points are worth more than 3 cents, though.

    Still... Sobeys is known for their awesome sales around here. Such as the great ketchup sale for $1.99 down from $1.99.

  • Your Name Goes Here (unregistered) in reply to Jens
    Jens:
    Flipper:
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").
    So, whether English or Swedish, they didn't Finnish the text?

    They did finish the translation but not the replacements.

    The Word of the Day is: Whoosh!

    The sound of a joke (or bad pun) going straight over your head.

  • Neil (unregistered)

    Villirucola - sounds like some kind of horrible food poisoning to me.

  • jimlangrunner (cs) in reply to Flipper
    Flipper:
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").
    So, whether English or Swedish, they didn't Finnish the text?
    Ouch.
  • Tim (unregistered)

    TRWTF is not having any new emails, billy-no-mates ;-)

  • silent d (unregistered) in reply to Koro
    Koro:
    The "error displaying this error" looks fake to me.

    While it is possible that by some wicked logic, somebody would want to reentrantly show a dialog while the first is painting/creating (as it seems to be the case here), the one thing that would not make sense at all it the "half-painted, without an exclamation mark" icon in the background dialog. An icon's a bitmap, so it would either have painted, or not. The exclamation mark is part of the bitmap data, so as the yellow background part pixels would be transferred on screen, so would the exclamation mark.

    The error handler must have repainted the first error dialog, just so it would be clear to the user that the first error couldn't display properly.

  • ih8u (unregistered) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    wby:
    There was a problem retrieving the comment data:
    Sigh, why don't we get it over and done with.
    Default comment
    An error occurred while displaying the previous comment
    There was a problem retrieving the comment data

    Also, shouldn't three comments be cheaper than three times the cost of one?

    Those are some of the best comments we get for these types of articles. Why would you want them to stop?

    Wait, are you the guy that was doing the lolspeak? cause that was WAY better :\

  • Zecc (cs) in reply to JuanCarlosII
    JuanCarlosII:
    I don't see how the last one is a WTF at all. If it can't retrieve data becasue say, it isn't connected to the internet, what else is it supposed to output?
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  • Don (unregistered) in reply to B
    B:
    In Finland it is d.m.y.
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels. It's like saying one thousand ninety six and a hundred instead of one thousand one hundred and ninety six...

    Over here in the civilized world we all moved on to d.m.y. back in the early 1900's.. about time y'all caught up!

  • IT Girl (unregistered) in reply to jimlangrunner
    jimlangrunner:
    Flipper:
    JENS:
    In the finnish/swedish text ("Default text") is another untranslated word, the german "ursprungsland" ("country of origin").
    So, whether English or Swedish, they didn't Finnish the text?
    Ouch.

    Total Win.

  • AndyL (unregistered) in reply to Stimpy
    Stimpy:
    Default comment
    It's funny because it's true.
  • SR (unregistered) in reply to Kasper
    Kasper:
    Can you then save up to 31% if you click in all three places?

    It'll help pay for the extra meeces

  • Mike (unregistered) in reply to Don
    Don:
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels.
    We use 05/06/09 for May 6th, 2009. Makes perfect sense.
  • Lugkhast (unregistered) in reply to Koro
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  • YYYY-MM-DD rulez ok (unregistered) in reply to Don
    Don:
    B:
    In Finland it is d.m.y.
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels. It's like saying one thousand ninety six and a hundred instead of one thousand one hundred and ninety six...

    Over here in the civilized world we all moved on to d.m.y. back in the early 1900's.. about time y'all caught up!

    Speaking of pet peeves... why did you put the six last in one thousand one hundred ninety six? Because it is the least significant digit. Why do we write times with the hours on the left and the seconds on the right? hours are more significant than minutes, which are more significant than seconds....

    So WhyTF do you think d/m/y is the way to go?

  • Jurgen (unregistered) in reply to Don

    The only sensible format is YYYY-MM-DD.

  • Halley (unregistered)

    I'll be back to post another comment in about 75 years.

  • Kensey (cs)

    The numeric date formatting wars amuse me, because all the "right" solutions people get so invested in are suboptimal. The way to do it correctly is unambiguously, which rules out any pure-numeric format (because there's no way to tell by inspection whether 06-05-2009 is June 5 or May 6).

    The only unambiguous way to do it is either YYYY-Mmm-DD or DD-Mmm-YYYY. So I would write 05 Jun 2009 and even non-English-speakers know that Jun represents the month (even if they don't know what month).

  • RBoy (unregistered) in reply to DaveK

    Click here to save 10% on this comment.

    Click here to save 15% on this comment.

    Click here to save 10% on this comment.

    Click here to save default text% on this comment.

    Click here to save ingenium% on this comment.

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  • Don (unregistered) in reply to YYYY-MM-DD rulez ok
    YYYY-MM-DD rulez ok:
    Don:
    B:
    In Finland it is d.m.y.
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels. It's like saying one thousand ninety six and a hundred instead of one thousand one hundred and ninety six...

    Over here in the civilized world we all moved on to d.m.y. back in the early 1900's.. about time y'all caught up!

    Speaking of pet peeves... why did you put the six last in one thousand one hundred ninety six? Because it is the least significant digit. Why do we write times with the hours on the left and the seconds on the right? hours are more significant than minutes, which are more significant than seconds....

    So WhyTF do you think d/m/y is the way to go?

    I guess the point is, what makes sense regardless of language; and that is start at the small and work up.
    why did you put the six last in one thousand one hundred ninety six?
    Because naturally english speakers say the number in that format, and it's easy to relate numbers even when not speaking english. But to follow on your time example, YYYY-MM-DD is still understandable and easy to read without directions (2009/06/05 - no prizes for figuring out that's 05 June 2009). But write 05/06/2009 and more than seven eighths of the world (even the Chinese)
  • Scott (unregistered) in reply to Don
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels. It's like saying one thousand ninety six and a hundred instead of one thousand one hundred and ninety six...

    OHHH... so it's a backwater country if it uses MM/DD/YY. I see... moron.

  • Lego (unregistered) in reply to Don
    Don:
    I guess the point is, what makes sense regardless of language; and that is start at the small and work up.

    Actually, it makes more sense to start from the big and work your way down. YYYY-MM-DD ensures that dates sort properly irrespective of the data type used to store the date. Lexical sorts work just as well as numerical sorts in this case.

    The military follows this standard.

    -Lego

  • Crash (unregistered) in reply to Don
    Don:
    B:
    In Finland it is d.m.y.
    One of my pet peeves is the day format in some backwater countries. Using 05/06/09 for 06 May 2009 and not 05 June 2009 just sounds wrong on too many levels. It's like saying one thousand ninety six and a hundred instead of one thousand one hundred and ninety six...

    Over here in the civilized world we all moved on to d.m.y. back in the early 1900's.. about time y'all caught up!

    Actually mm.dd.yyyy makes perfect sense. When someone asks me the date I say its May 2nd, 2009(optional). We do not say, "Well good fellow it happens to be the 2nd day of May in the year of our lord 2009". So it does appear that 5/2/2009 makes perfect sense when you live in a less pretentious society. Thank you!

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