• Chris P. Peterson (unregistered)

    Frist! This is not spam.

  • Rootbeer (cs)

    "Broccoli rape" is a real thing, also frequently seen as "broccoli rabe", or "rapini".

    Most English-speaking places tend to avoid that particular spelling, for the same reason we use the brand name "Canola" instead of referring to the common cooking oil as "rapeseed oil".

  • Mike-RaWare (unregistered)

    And that's why you should not put your prices in floating points.

  • frits (cs)

    Anyone who visits a restaurant that offers Buffalo sauce and/or honey mustard as toppings for cheesesteak deserves broccoli rape.

  • Otto (unregistered)
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  • Decius (unregistered)

    Just as long as it's not .002 cents...

  • Jabrwock (unregistered)

    Huffington Post does this too many times.

    "OMG look at this naughty word that means something completely different in the context it's used in! Crazy foreigners! LOL"

  • Rnd( (unregistered)

    Anyone could tell what does first one read? Cold water is old isn't it?

  • The Poop... of DOOM! (unregistered) in reply to Rnd(
    Rnd(:
    Anyone could tell what does first one read? Cold water is old isn't it?
    Placeholder for PIN entry
  • Chris M. (unregistered) in reply to Rnd(

    Placeholder for PIN entry is what the first one says.

  • Listicath (unregistered)

    A company I worked for used a system for booking holiday time which was pretty terrible.

    We complained about its user-unfriendly design, the fact that when we booked Wednesday to Tuesday off it counted the weekend as part of the holiday and that we couldn't extract any kind of reports on who was in or away at any time.

    We finally got it shelved by gaming the system. It was supposed to calculate the number of holiday days remaining (hence the annoyance of booking time over weekends). We discovered that, for example, instead of booking 5 days from, say, 26/09/2011 to 30/9/2011, we'd book 30/9/2011 to 26/9/2010, and it would still block out the week, but subtract -5 days from our allowance.

    Eventually management got so confused as to the days people had booked off and remaining and replaced it with a wall planner.

  • Zog (unregistered)

    165 is cold....relatively....for Mercury...in the Summer

    Do I get my .000000000002c now?

    But seriously, isn't the use of float/real for money beaten out of students during their first programming exercises these days....?

  • eld (unregistered)

    Maybe they meant 8400 seconds?

  • TMYK... (unregistered) in reply to Rootbeer
    Rootbeer:
    "Broccoli rape" is a real thing, also frequently seen as "broccoli rabe", or "rapini".

    Most English-speaking places tend to avoid that particular spelling, for the same reason we use the brand name "Canola" instead of referring to the common cooking oil as "rapeseed oil".

    Rapeseed oil has high levels of erucic acid. Canola has been processed to lower the acid -- CANadian Oil, Low Acid = CANOLA.

  • Nagesh (unregistered)

    In Hyderabad, raep by vegtable is serious probleme.

    They teech childs in shcool ; DONT RAOM STREATS IN NIHGT OR YOU ARE TO GET CAULIFLAUER IN PART OF BODY WHERE IT IS UN-DELICOUS!

  • JayC (unregistered)

    Oh God--we use something very similar to that that time off request tool/website at the place I work. One day off is something like 8.003 man-hours, per that tool, and it bitches at you if you correct it. It used to keep you from proceeding if you didn't have the exact hours they gave, but now I think it only complains loudly.

  • The Poop... of DOOM! (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    In Hyderabad, raep by vegtable is serious probleme.

    They teech childs in shcool ; DONT RAOM STREATS IN NIHGT OR YOU ARE TO GET CAULIFLAUER IN PART OF BODY WHERE IT IS UN-DELICOUS!

    Yes, having cauliflower ears is no laughing matter!

  • n_slash_a (unregistered) in reply to Zog
    Zog:
    165 is cold....relatively....for Mercury...in the Summer

    Do I get my .000000000002c now?

    But seriously, isn't the use of float/real for money beaten out of students during their first programming exercises these days....?

    One would hope, but is there really such a thing as beating children too much? </sarcasm>

  • Steve The Cynic (cs) in reply to TMYK...
    TMYK...:
    Rootbeer:
    "Broccoli rape" is a real thing, also frequently seen as "broccoli rabe", or "rapini".

    Most English-speaking places tend to avoid that particular spelling, for the same reason we use the brand name "Canola" instead of referring to the common cooking oil as "rapeseed oil".

    Rapeseed oil has high levels of erucic acid. Canola has been processed to lower the acid -- CANadian Oil, Low Acid = CANOLA.

    Correct etymology, but canola's low erucic acid is the result of breeding (and in more recent varieties, direct GM), not industrial processing.

  • Jordan (unregistered)

    I rarely unplug my laptop computer but when I do, I prefer to have nearly a year of battery life left.

    Stay uncharged, my friends.

  • Jerry (unregistered)

    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.

  • A Gould (unregistered) in reply to Listicath
    Listicath:
    We finally got it shelved by gaming the system. It was supposed to calculate the number of holiday days remaining (hence the annoyance of booking time over weekends). We discovered that, for example, instead of booking 5 days from, say, 26/09/2011 to 30/9/2011, we'd book 30/9/2011 to 26/9/2010, and it would still block out the week, but subtract -5 days from our allowance.

    Bonus points if you then booked those extra five days later on. (Or better yet, asked to get paid out at the end of the year - the system says you still owe me 20 days, after all!

  • [b]Kevin[/b] (unregistered)

    Dear State Senator:

    I am enclosing a copy of my canceled check. As you can see, I only intended to donate $55.56. Please refund the extra $0.000000000000000002. Thank you and good luck in the election! I hear you're currently polling at 0.060000000000000002% so I'm sure you realize how important my vote is to your plans.

  • Roger (unregistered)

    My city recently spent $BIGBUCKS to convert to digital water meters, I suppose so they could fire the meter readers. Anyway the software only has 4 digits for water use so it didn't take long to hit 9999 and the next month my usage was at 13 so water used that month = -9986. Unfortunately they didn't issue a large refund, but they did bill me almost zero* for eight months until they discovered their new system wasn't pulling in much revenue.

    • Even though I apparently didn't use any water, they still had to bill me for the costs of billing me, of course.
  • Nagesh (unregistered)
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  • frits (cs) in reply to The Poop... of DOOM!
    The Poop... of DOOM!:
    Nagesh:
    In Hyderabad, raep by vegtable is serious probleme.

    They teech childs in shcool ; DONT RAOM STREATS IN NIHGT OR YOU ARE TO GET CAULIFLAUER IN PART OF BODY WHERE IT IS UN-DELICOUS!

    Yes, having cauliflower ears is no laughing matter!
    Nah, it's mellow. Girls think sexy.

  • Whitney Houston Astro (unregistered)

    Not only are they forcing you to agree to their (undisclosed?) terms and conditions, but the only button is "Continue"! No "Cancel"!!! How will we ever escape from their clutches now?

  • DaveK (cs)
    TRWTF:
    "I rarely unplug my laptop computer but when I did, Debian told me I have 8400 hours of battery left," writes S.X., "I guess it got really, really charged up."
    I guess you've completely shafted your battery by running it on mains all the time.
  • SeySayux (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.
    About 438.
  • Carl (unregistered) in reply to SeySayux
    SeySayux:
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.
    About 438.
    Wow! That's the combination to my luggage!
  • Hans (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.

    In real degrees it's still 165 (C). In Fahrenheit however, it's 329 degrese.

  • neminem (cs)

    I actually just tried broccoli rape last weekend (of course, they spelled it rabe. Actually, they spelled it rabe in some places on the menu, and rapini in other places.) It was pretty tasty.

    Also, obligatory link to tvtropes: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike

  • Owl (unregistered) in reply to Hans
    Hans:
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.

    In real degrees it's still 165 (C). In Fahrenheit however, it's 329 degrese.

    How many degreses in a degree?

  • Matt Westwood (unregistered) in reply to Owl
    Owl:
    Hans:
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.

    In real degrees it's still 165 (C). In Fahrenheit however, it's 329 degrese.

    How many degreses in a degree?
    Who cares?

  • Mr Keith (unregistered)
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  • Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered) in reply to Owl
    Owl:
    How many degreses in a degree?
    About oen.
  • ContraCorners (cs)

    At least the medical leave entry screen has the proper tertiary selections for AM / PM / Not Applicable. Not Applicable is the correct selection when entering 12:00 noon, right?

    Wait... where do you enter time of day on that screen?

  • the beholder (unregistered) in reply to Carl
    Carl:
    SeySayux:
    Jerry:
    Pay attention! That is 165 degrees Celsius. Who knows what that might be in real degrees, but it is probably cold.
    About 438.
    Wow! That's the combination to my luggage!
    Triple Fail
  • jordteic (cs) in reply to Anonymous Cow-Herd
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    Owl:
    How many degreses in a degree?
    About oen.

    It sounds like you were a lot more successful with your 'academic advisors' than I was in college. I had to go round and round with them so many times.

  • Zylon (cs)

    The water temperature is clearly being given in degrees Kelvin.

  • Abso (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    TMYK...:
    Rootbeer:
    "Broccoli rape" is a real thing, also frequently seen as "broccoli rabe", or "rapini".

    Most English-speaking places tend to avoid that particular spelling, for the same reason we use the brand name "Canola" instead of referring to the common cooking oil as "rapeseed oil".

    Rapeseed oil has high levels of erucic acid. Canola has been processed to lower the acid -- CANadian Oil, Low Acid = CANOLA.

    Correct etymology, but canola's low erucic acid is the result of breeding (and in more recent varieties, direct GM), not industrial processing.

    Right about the breeding, wrong about the GM. The widely-used GM varieties are modified to be herbicide-resistant, not to change the oil. There was apparently a company developing GM canola with different oil properties, but it's not the erucic acid content that they were changing, and they don't seem to exist any more.
  • frits (cs) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    The water temperature is clearly being given in degrees Kelvin.
    I get it. Your shtick is pointing out spelling errors and they replaced "K" with "C".
  • hoodaticus (cs)

    The arrival time of the train is the indefinite integral of what now?

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Zylon
    Zylon:
    The water temperature is clearly being given in degrees Kelvin.
    Kelvin is a unit, not a scale. It doesn't have degrees, e.g., "The temperature at which water freezes is apx 273 Kelvins".
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    Zylon:
    The water temperature is clearly being given in degrees Kelvin.
    Kelvin is a unit, not a scale. It doesn't have degrees, e.g., "The temperature at which water freezes is apx 273 Kelvins".
    I wonder what it would be like to take a swig of -108 C water... I'd assume it would be like the T-1000 terminator walking in the liquid nitrogen.

    I'm pretty sure that would qualify as a workplace hazard, no?

  • techpaul (unregistered)

    Placeholder for FRIST

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Chris P. Peterson
    Chris P. Peterson:
    Frist! This is not spam.

    Yes it is

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Chris P. Peterson:
    Frist! This is not spam.

    Yes it is

    Aw, let him have it. This is obviously a high-point in his day/week/month/life.

    He's probably also impressed with shiny things and loud noises.

  • z00n3s!$ (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    hoodaticus:
    Zylon:
    The water temperature is clearly being given in degrees Kelvin.
    Kelvin is a unit, not a scale. It doesn't have degrees, e.g., "The temperature at which water freezes is apx 273 Kelvins".
    I wonder what it would be like to get an enema with -108 C water... I'd assume it would be like the T-1000 terminator walking in the liquid nitrogen.

    I'm pretty sure that would qualify as a workplace hazard, no?

    Don't know, bro, but I'm pretty sure your next shit will be like none other.

  • Childish (unregistered)

    That's not a Diebold ATM. It's a Diebold voting booth to elect your local pinhead.

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