• passing by (unregistered)

    Four Seven Six Three Seeee-vvveenn Oooooo-oooohhhh-oooonneee!

  • Your Name (unregistered)

    To read the first comment you will have to...

  • EvanED (cs)

    Well, the answer to "476371?" obviously depends on whether the questionnaire was using C convention (in which case the answer is "yes") or command-line exit status convention (in which case the answer is "no").

    Really, the person writing the question should have specified.

  • Jellineck (unregistered)

    I knew jobhunting was going to be stressful, but this is just kidnapping the Irishman...

  • eVil (unregistered)

    That steam message isn't really much of a wtf. Although the string is truncated, enough information is imparted at the beginning for you to understand what they're telling you - that you're about to delete stuff that the game needs.

    Additionally, one can easily deduce the information that is missing from the info that is present... eg, that you'll have to first re-download the game content to use it. The second bit is superfluous.

  • intergalacticz (cs)

    I think the Steam WTF is the best one of the group.

  • Webdude (unregistered)

    Looks like GLaDOS writes the localised text for the Mac version of Steam!

  • boog (cs)
    476371?
    Hey, at least he has a 50/50 chance of being right.
  • RichP (cs)

    First!

    Crap. I'll try again next week, then maybe I can play Portal 2 again :-(

  • intergalacticz (cs) in reply to eVil
    eVil:
    That steam message isn't really much of a wtf. Although the string is truncated, enough information is imparted at the beginning for you to understand what they're telling you - that you're about to delete stuff that the game needs.

    Additionally, one can easily deduce the information that is missing from the info that is present... eg, that you'll have to first re-download the game content to use it. The second bit is superfluous.

    The message stops mid sentence. I agree that a reasonable person could read for understanding, and know what to do next. The two buttons give it away. However, the WTF is that the message stops right when the message appears to begin giving you instructions. It is funny. Good lord.

  • nexekho (cs)

    Well, in C, that number is non-zero, and thus is true.

  • DCRoss (cs)

    If it was 746371 then at least you could turn your calculator upside down and perform an ilegal operation.

    Don't do it too much or you'll go straight to 7734.

  • Nagesh (unregistered)

    I am frequenting set to be my PC time with offset of 14626926425432121 seconds to be in acordance with U.S. client.

  • DCRoss (unregistered) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    If it was 746371 then at least you could turn your calculator upside down and perform an ilegal operation.

    Don't do it too much or you'll go straight to 7734.

    58008

    olololololololo

  • Meh (unregistered)

    "The game will remain in your games library, but to use it again you'll first have to delete or cancel."

  • passing by (unregistered) in reply to Your Name
    Your Name:
    To read the first comment you will have to...

    Scroll Up!

    YES! YES! YES!

  • ContraCorners (cs) in reply to intergalacticz
    intergalacticz:
    eVil:
    That steam message isn't really much of a wtf. Although the string is truncated, enough information is imparted at the beginning for you to understand what they're telling you - that you're about to delete stuff that the game needs.

    Additionally, one can easily deduce the information that is missing from the info that is present... eg, that you'll have to first re-download the game content to use it. The second bit is superfluous.

    The message stops mid sentence. I agree that a reasonable person could read for understanding, and know what to do next. The two buttons give it away. However, the WTF is that the message stops right when the message appears to begin giving you instructions. It is funny. Good lord.

    Why in the name of all that's holy would anyone assume that their users are "reasonable."
  • J Miller (unregistered)

    With the Aeroplan issue (while it's not clear from the given context), it's that the airline offers a discount to Aeroplan card holders if they opt out of accumulating miles for a given trip. If you don't have a card, you wouldn't accumulate miles anyway, so you don't get a discount.

  • Marvin the Martian (unregistered)

    What the Aeroplan WTF doesn't make clear whether or not it's a "No Aeroplan Miles" discount (as both parties agree airmiles programmes are a waste of everybody's time EXCEPT if you fly clinically dangerous amounts of miles). If so, it's not a WTF.

    As for undefined errors, not knowing the name [or cause] of something doesn't mean that thing has no name [or known cause]. So "Undefined? No".

  • DaveK (cs)
    TFA:
    476371?
    No. It can be factored into 7 * 68053.
  • Mythran (cs)
    476371

    What is 476372 - 1?

  • Hatr (unregistered) in reply to Marvin the Martian
    Marvin the Martian:
    What the Aeroplan WTF doesn't make clear whether or not it's a "No Aeroplan Miles" discount (as both parties agree airmiles programmes are a waste of everybody's time EXCEPT if you fly clinically dangerous amounts of miles). If so, it's not a WTF.

    As for undefined errors, not knowing the name [or cause] of something doesn't mean that thing has no name [or known cause]. So "Undefined? No".

    Yes, because there is no better way to signal agreement that airmiles programmes are a waste but joining one and providing the account number.

    And how else would Air Canada know exactly which Aeroplan account to not credit the miles to. What if they credited zero miles to the wrong account?

  • Polar Bear (unregistered) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    DCRoss:
    If it was 746371 then at least you could turn your calculator upside down and perform an ilegal operation.

    Don't do it too much or you'll go straight to 7734.

    58008

    olololololololo

    5138008

    captcha: luptatum...hmmmm

  • Marvin the Martian (unregistered) in reply to Hatr
    Hatr:
    Marvin the Martian:
    What the Aeroplan WTF doesn't make clear whether or not it's a "No Aeroplan Miles" discount (as both parties agree airmiles programmes are a waste of everybody's time EXCEPT if you fly clinically dangerous amounts of miles). If so, it's not a WTF.

    As for undefined errors, not knowing the name [or cause] of something doesn't mean that thing has no name [or known cause]. So "Undefined? No".

    Yes, because there is no better way to signal agreement that airmiles programmes are a waste but joining one and providing the account number.

    And how else would Air Canada know exactly which Aeroplan account to not credit the miles to. What if they credited zero miles to the wrong account?

    But if I don't sign up, how would I be able to let them know it's a waste of time?

  • Polar Bear (unregistered) in reply to Polar Bear
    Polar Bear:
    DCRoss:
    DCRoss:
    If it was 746371 then at least you could turn your calculator upside down and perform an ilegal operation.

    Don't do it too much or you'll go straight to 7734.

    58008

    olololololololo

    5138008

    captcha: luptatum...hmmmm

    ** correction ** 5318008

    captcha...immitto, as in immitto typo.

  • The MAZZTer (cs)

    The Steam dialog box is just a font problem. The font is too large or the dialog too small so it gets truncated. Maybe someone from Valve reads TDWTF so it'll be fixed? :)

  • mjk340 (unregistered)

    Not really WTFs, more like a collection of bugs.

    CAPTCHA: You are a feugiat

  • klenkka (cs) in reply to passing by

    Was this from the TV series "Friends"?

  • Silverhill (cs) in reply to Hatr

    476371st! No, wait -- 14626926425432121st!

    Hatr:
    And how else would Air Canada know exactly which Aeroplan account to not credit the miles to? What if they credited zero miles to the wrong account?
    As long as the miles are convertible to $0 bills, there's no problem.
  • Goldvalley (unregistered) in reply to Silverhill
    Silverhill:
    As long as the miles are convertible to $0 bills, there's no problem.

    Yeah, it cost billions to put these new $0 bills into circulation, but it didn't increase inflation!

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to intergalacticz
    intergalacticz:
    eVil:
    That steam message isn't really much of a wtf. Although the string is truncated, enough information is imparted at the beginning for you to understand what they're telling you - that you're about to delete stuff that the game needs.

    Additionally, one can easily deduce the information that is missing from the info that is present... eg, that you'll have to first re-download the game content to use it. The second bit is superfluous.

    The message stops mid sentence. I agree that a reasonable person could read for understanding, and know what to do next. The two buttons give it away. However, the WTF is that the message stops right when the message appears to begin giving you instructions. It is funny. Good lord.

    It's like in half the murder mysteries ever written, where the dying man always says, "I have to deliver a vital message! The secret is ... uggh" and he's dead.

    Which reminds me: Why is it that in movies when someone has just sufferred a fatal wound, and he is trying to gasp out the vital information before he dies, that he never says, "I was killed by Fred Mullins who lives at 307 Dover Ave." Instead he always says something like, "Beware the man with the steely eyes". Then somehow the brilliant detective has to figure out who this is.

  • Goldvalley (unregistered) in reply to Polar Bear
    Polar Bear:
    Polar Bear:
    DCRoss:
    DCRoss:
    If it was 746371 then at least you could turn your calculator upside down and perform an ilegal operation.

    Don't do it too much or you'll go straight to 7734.

    58008

    olololololololo

    5138008

    captcha: luptatum...hmmmm

    ** correction ** 5318008

    captcha...immitto, as in immitto typo.

    let me go get my graphing calculator

    DUMBASS

  • Jay (unregistered)

    RE the $0 bills:

    At the rate the US is going, pretty soon all of our bills will be worth $0, so this really doesn't make much difference.

  • Gay (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    It's like in half the murder mysteries ever written, where the dying man always says, "I have to deliver a vital message! The secret is ... uggh" and he's dead.

    Which reminds me: Why is it that in movies when someone has just sufferred a fatal wound, and he is trying to gasp out the vital information before he dies, that he never says, "I was killed by Fred Mullins who lives at 307 Dover Ave." Instead he always says something like, "Beware the man with the steely eyes". Then somehow the brilliant detective has to figure out who this is.

    I'm so glad you pointed that out.

    Yes, I much prefer movies where there's no plot. The guy just gives the name in the first ten minutes and then the cops show up at the perp's house.

  • Jay (unregistered)
    but to play in the future you'll have to first ...

    But I can't first! Every time I access the site, someone else has already gotten in a first before me!

  • Robb (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    intergalacticz:
    eVil:
    That steam message isn't really much of a wtf. Although the string is truncated, enough information is imparted at the beginning for you to understand what they're telling you - that you're about to delete stuff that the game needs.

    Additionally, one can easily deduce the information that is missing from the info that is present... eg, that you'll have to first re-download the game content to use it. The second bit is superfluous.

    The message stops mid sentence. I agree that a reasonable person could read for understanding, and know what to do next. The two buttons give it away. However, the WTF is that the message stops right when the message appears to begin giving you instructions. It is funny. Good lord.

    It's like in half the murder mysteries ever written, where the dying man always says, "I have to deliver a vital message! The secret is ... uggh" and he's dead.

    Which reminds me: Why is it that in movies when someone has just sufferred a fatal wound, and he is trying to gasp out the vital information before he dies, that he never says, "I was killed by Fred Mullins who lives at 307 Dover Ave." Instead he always says something like, "Beware the man with the steely eyes". Then somehow the brilliant detective has to figure out who this is.

    Because only you would pay to see a movie where the killer is revealed in the first 5 minutes?

  • Carl (unregistered)
    perl -e "print 476371?'Yes':'No'"
    It was a simple programming test, and you failed.
  • Fred (unregistered)

    Obviously, they mean that someone already set your new password using the reset password link they emailed. Which illustrates why sending password-equivalent messages over an unsecured medium is TRWTF.

  • Ravenheart (unregistered)
    "I was trying to uninstall and then reinstall Portal 2 in Steam on my MacBook Pro and I came across this error message," Ross Lindsay, "in the future, I'll have to first do what?"
    Buy a PC?
  • Jeff (unregistered)

    You'll have to first DELETE or CANCEL. That one's obvious, isn't it?

    (Needing to delete and reinstall software is symptomatic of some awful TRWTF somewhere, isn't it?)

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to Gay
    Gay:
    Jay:
    It's like in half the murder mysteries ever written, where the dying man always says, "I have to deliver a vital message! The secret is ... uggh" and he's dead.

    Which reminds me: Why is it that in movies when someone has just sufferred a fatal wound, and he is trying to gasp out the vital information before he dies, that he never says, "I was killed by Fred Mullins who lives at 307 Dover Ave." Instead he always says something like, "Beware the man with the steely eyes". Then somehow the brilliant detective has to figure out who this is.

    I'm so glad you pointed that out.

    Yes, I much prefer movies where there's no plot. The guy just gives the name in the first ten minutes and then the cops show up at the perp's house.

    Well, I'd prefer a story where the challenge facing the hero is one that's believable, and not an artifical challenge that the writers had to force in.

    Like, I've seen many movies and TV shows where I find myself wanting to shout at the hero, "Why don't you just call the police?" or "Why don't you just tell her you love her?" or some such obvious, easy solution to his problem. But the hero doesn't do the obvious thing but instead does something completely stupid which does nothing to solve his problem. And it's pretty obvious that the only reason why the hero doesn't do the obvious thing is because if he did, the movie would be over in 5 minutes.

    I'd even buy it if they'd throw in SOME reason why the obvious solution doesn't work. Like, have the guy call the police and the policeman comes to the scene, and then it turns out that the policeman has been paid off by the criminals so he just calls back to the station and says, "No, nothing going on here, just some kook." Etc.

  • Larry (unregistered) in reply to ContraCorners
    ContraCorners:
    Why in the name of all that's holy would anyone assume that their users are "reasonable."
    Because they've never met any?
  • guy at games (unregistered) in reply to Webdude

    That Portal 2 WTF seems intentional to me and in-character. GLaDOS is messin' wit ya. (Please reinstall. If you do, there will be cake.)

    CAPTCHA: praesent - a gift offered through worship

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to Goldvalley
    Goldvalley:
    Silverhill:
    As long as the miles are convertible to $0 bills, there's no problem.
    Yeah, it cost billions to put these new $0 bills into circulation, but it didn't increase inflation!
    Trillions, please! Trillion is the new billion.

    And no, it didn't cause inflation at all. It couldn't. In fact it was such a good idea we should just electronically conjure up 310 million trillion dollars -- a trillion for each US resident -- and then we'd all be rich. Rich!! I tell you!

    Damn those Republicans. If not for their old fashioned stuck in the mud obstinate hatred of everything, we'd all have more money than we'd know what to do with.

  • DWalker59 (cs)

    Only one comment on my clock reset? I thought I would get at least 1834568134659823465 comments on that...

    Wait, we'll need a bigger Internet to store the comments...

  • jrh (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    I am frequenting set to be my PC time with offset of 14626926425432121 seconds to be in acordance with U.S. client.

    Are you 463 million years in the future or the past?

  • D-Coder (cs) in reply to DWalker59
    DWalker59:
    Only one comment on my clock reset? I thought I would get at least 1834568134659823465 comments on that...

    Wait, we'll need a bigger Internet to store the comments...

    "You're gonna need a bigger Internet."

  • mihi (cs)

    The best WTF in my opinion is that it is listed as Feature Articles and not as Error'd :-P

  • Gay (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Oblivious faggot:
    Well, I'd prefer a story where the challenge facing the hero is one that's believable, and not an artifical challenge that the writers had to force in.

    Like, I've seen many movies and TV shows where I find myself wanting to shout at the hero, "Why don't you just call the police?" or "Why don't you just tell her you love her?" or some such obvious, easy solution to his problem. But the hero doesn't do the obvious thing but instead does something completely stupid which does nothing to solve his problem. And it's pretty obvious that the only reason why the hero doesn't do the obvious thing is because if he did, the movie would be over in 5 minutes.

    I'd even buy it if they'd throw in SOME reason why the obvious solution doesn't work. Like, have the guy call the police and the policeman comes to the scene, and then it turns out that the policeman has been paid off by the criminals so he just calls back to the station and says, "No, nothing going on here, just some kook." Etc.

    Complaining about a lack of realism in movies is typically an indicator that someone has no life. If you had life, you'd already be experiencing plenty of realism and wouldn't need to watch movies to experience it.

  • Becuzz (unregistered) in reply to Webdude

    Well, duh. This is obviously just another test. If you succeed there will be cake. Otherwise, deadly neuro-toxin.

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