• galgorah (cs)

    The artic winter in Madrid is a harse mistress. worse even than antarctica's apparently.

  • duis (unregistered)

    If this comment beeps please verify your sanity.

  • Fiur (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that this should be filed in Error'd.

  • Shambo (unregistered)

    At the last job the Network Admin lived in the server room. We wrote a quick little app which would beep randomly and installed it on a couple servers.

    After a few days he mentioned it at the 15 minute stand up meeting. Everyone was in on it even the boss.

    We asked him if he checked the event logs, which have the message "HAHAHAHAHA I BEEPED!!!". He said yes, of course he did.

    When we walked by later that day he had one of his techs on the floor with his ear to the rack trying to determine which one was beeping. Poor guy, collateral damage I guess.

    After a week he finally came into the boss's office very sheepishly. He finally remembered to check the event log.

  • Julian Calaby (unregistered) in reply to Shambo

    I told my partner about this one she almost fell over laughing.

    Thanks, Shambo, you've made our night that little bit funnier =)

    I am so going to have to do that with our servers, which are in a shared datacenter. MWAH HA HA HA!!!! (I BEEPED!!!)

  • 008 (unregistered)

    Types SIXTH!!!!!!!!1!!!1!!!!one

    ERROR: 6 cannot be less than null, and must be a multiple of 0. The server at WTF will beep.

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Soundcards are like ATM dollars, you've either got them or you haven't, or possibly both!

  • Schmuli (unregistered)

    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

  • Voodoo Coder (cs)

    Schrödinger's Sound Card...

  • Neil (unregistered) in reply to Schmuli
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

  • jordanwb (unregistered) in reply to Voodoo Coder
    Voodoo Coder:
    Schrödinger's Sound Card...

    Nice.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Schmuli
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.
    Ah, but does that beer superconduct?
  • St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts (unregistered) in reply to Neil
    Neil:
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    Easy. Order liquid nitrogen any time!

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to Fiur
    Fiur:
    TRWTF is that this should be filed in Error'd.

    It's a Confederate spy!

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    Fiur:
    TRWTF is that this should be filed in Error'd.

    It's a Confederate spy!

    Or Elvis!... or both?

  • AndrewB (unregistered)

    If Linux runs a hardware test and no sound card is installed, does it make a sound?

  • djudd (unregistered)

    Is that MathXL? God I do not like that site.

  • BadFellas.org (unregistered) in reply to St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts
    St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts:
    Neil:
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    Easy. Order liquid nitrogen any time!

    Still, I'd like to see you drink liquid nitrogen! Would be fun to see :D

  • Not THAT Alex (unregistered) in reply to Shambo
    Shambo:
    At the last job the Network Admin lived in the server room. We wrote a quick little app which would beep randomly and installed it on a couple servers.

    After a few days he mentioned it at the 15 minute stand up meeting. Everyone was in on it even the boss.

    We asked him if he checked the event logs, which have the message "HAHAHAHAHA I BEEPED!!!". He said yes, of course he did.

    When we walked by later that day he had one of his techs on the floor with his ear to the rack trying to determine which one was beeping. Poor guy, collateral damage I guess.

    After a week he finally came into the boss's office very sheepishly. He finally remembered to check the event log.

    Simply awesome. I believe this deserves its own article.

  • golddog (unregistered) in reply to Schmuli
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    In Australia last summer, I noticed that at least one place had small LED displays on the tap handles, showing the keg's temperature.

    Every once in a while, the display would change by one unit. I want to say they measured it down to .1 degree C, but I might be misremembering that.

  • god (unregistered) in reply to djudd
    djudd:
    Is that MathXL? God I do not like that site.

    Thanks for sharing, but I already knew that.

    Captcha is damnum (how fitting!)

  • TakeASeatOverThere (cs) in reply to Julian Calaby
    Julian Calaby:
    I told my partner about this one she almost fell over laughing.

    Thanks, Shambo, you've made our night that little bit funnier =)

    I am so going to have to do that with our servers, which are in a shared datacenter. MWAH HA HA HA!!!! (I BEEPED!!!)

    I don't think you have a partner. Enjoy your night shift in the server room. Alone.

  • Not THAT Alex (unregistered) in reply to BadFellas.org
    BadFellas.org:
    St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts:
    Neil:
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    Easy. Order liquid nitrogen any time!

    Still, I'd like to see you drink liquid nitrogen! Would be fun to see :D

    A flaming liquid nitrogen drink, now that would be interesting.

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    Someone You Know:
    Fiur:
    TRWTF is that this should be filed in Error'd.

    It's a Confederate spy!

    Or Elvis!... or both?

    A little less Stonewall Jackson; a little more Lincoln, please.

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts
    St Mary's Hospital for the Cold Hearts:
    Neil:
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    Easy. Order liquid nitrogen any time!

    There are far more suave and stylish cryogenic drinks than liquid nitrogen, you know.
    007:
    I'll take a superfluid liquid helium Martini, please. Three vortices, not four.
    (inb4 "But that implies stirred, not shaken!")
  • Monkios (cs)

    First on the right channel. Second on the center channel. Thrid on the left channel.

    When will we get to the wrong one ?

    --

    Le premier sur le canal de droite. Le deuxième sur le canal du centre. Le troisième sur le canal de gauche.

    Quand aurons-nous le mauvais canal ?

  • Alcari (unregistered) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    The artic winter in Madrid is a harse mistress. worse even than antarctica's apparently.
    Worse even then Mars' apparently
  • enim (unregistered)

    The first bowl on the earth the second bowl on the sea the third bowl on the rivers the fourth bowl on the sub the fifth bowl on the Beast the sixth bowl on the stars the seventh bowl on the air

    And the earth turned grey the sea turned black the rivers turned red the sun turned to -173 °C the Beast turned pale the stars turned fast the air turned to poison

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    There are far more suave and stylish cryogenic drinks than liquid nitrogen, you know.
    007:
    I'll take a superfluid liquid helium Martini, please. Three vortices, not four.
    (inb4 "But that implies stirred, not shaken!")
    I would like to hear some more about these crygenic drinks of yours?
    Someone You Know:
    galgorah:
    Someone You Know:
    It's a Confederate spy!
    Or Elvis!... or both?

    A little less Stonewall Jackson; a little more Lincoln, please.

    I'm just picturing Lincoln sway his hips and doing pelvic thrusts while singing "Blue suede shoes".

  • pjt33 (cs)

    I tried to take a photo of that very same temperature sign for TDWTF back in December, but I couldn't get a long enough exposure. Glad someone managed it.

  • Chad (unregistered)

    Years ago (2001 to 2002-ish) I closed my Scotia Bank account.

    I viewed my account online and saw a positive balance, then my paycheque went in and my balance became negative, then I took $60 out and my balance became positive again.

    I printed a copy and went in to my branch. They said they didn't know where I got that data from. I explained it was from the web site. They didn't seem to know about this online-banking thing.

    They also said they couldn't review my account for about 3 months because that's when the records came into the branch on microfiche. I asked if they could pull up records on the computer. They said no, the computer didn't work that way.

    I concluded the company was very behind the times with respect to technology and said "I want to close my account". They said "if you do that and there is a problem we can't resolve it later". I said "I don't care. I'm going to cut my losses now."

  • wingcommander (unregistered) in reply to 008
    008:
    *Types SIXTH!!!!!!!!1!!!1!!!!one*

    ERROR: 6 cannot be less than null, and must be a multiple of 0. The server at WTF will beep.

    No quack.

  • Just Another WTF (unregistered) in reply to Chad
    Chad:
    Years ago (2001 to 2002-ish) I closed my Scotia Bank account.

    I viewed my account online and saw a positive balance, then my paycheque went in and my balance became negative, then I took $60 out and my balance became positive again.

    I printed a copy and went in to my branch. They said they didn't know where I got that data from. I explained it was from the web site. They didn't seem to know about this online-banking thing.

    They also said they couldn't review my account for about 3 months because that's when the records came into the branch on microfiche. I asked if they could pull up records on the computer. They said no, the computer didn't work that way.

    I concluded the company was very behind the times with respect to technology and said "I want to close my account". They said "if you do that and there is a problem we can't resolve it later". I said "I don't care. I'm going to cut my losses now."

    Similar experiance, similar response...

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    Someone You Know:
    galgorah:
    Someone You Know:
    It's a Confederate spy!
    Or Elvis!... or both?

    A little less Stonewall Jackson; a little more Lincoln, please.

    I'm just picturing Lincoln sway his hips and doing pelvic thrusts while singing "Blue suede shoes".

    They didn't call him the Great Emancipator for nothing.

  • Sam (unregistered)

    Those online assignment systems are always horrid. It gets worse than the submitted one, though...

    The professor of the required circuit design course I'm currently taking decided he'd roll his own homework system. It involves a PDF form that does HTTP-based magic to submit your answers to the server, which checks them and emits a grade. This wouldn't be so bad if the form functionality worked on anything other than Adobe Reader 9 on Windows; unfortunately, it doesn't. Additionally, the system has formatting requirements that mark it as the work of lazy programmers: you can't have a space between the number and the symbols for the units in your answer, and meters are denoted with "*m" because "m" already stands for the "milli-" prefix. As a CS student at Berkeley, I could write a better parser than this in my sleep. Of course, I'm doing miserably at circuit design... just goes to show that hardware guys should leave the software up to the software guys and vice versa.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    I'm just picturing Lincoln sway his hips and doing pelvic thrusts while singing "Blue suede shoes".
    He'd have more in common with Slash (think headgear).
  • lolwtf (cs)

    An audio device was detected in the computer, but no sound cards were found. Obviously, the device is not a sound card. Perhaps it's a very noisy fan, or you dropped your cell phone into the case while working on it?

  • Andrea (unregistered) in reply to Neil
    Neil:
    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    -173 degrees C is still 23 degrees above the boiling point of nitrogen at 1 atmosphere.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    The artic winter in Madrid is a horse mistress. worse even than antarctica's apparently.
    FTFY
  • lyates (cs) in reply to duis
    duis:
    If this comment beeps please verify your sanity.

    BEEP!

  • Jamie Edwards (unregistered) in reply to Just Another WTF
    Just Another WTF:
    Chad:
    Years ago (2001 to 2002-ish) I closed my Scotia Bank account.

    I viewed my account online and saw a positive balance, then my paycheque went in and my balance became negative, then I took $60 out and my balance became positive again.

    I printed a copy and went in to my branch. They said they didn't know where I got that data from. I explained it was from the web site. They didn't seem to know about this online-banking thing.

    They also said they couldn't review my account for about 3 months because that's when the records came into the branch on microfiche. I asked if they could pull up records on the computer. They said no, the computer didn't work that way.

    I concluded the company was very behind the times with respect to technology and said "I want to close my account". They said "if you do that and there is a problem we can't resolve it later". I said "I don't care. I'm going to cut my losses now."

    Similar experiance, similar response...

    I was with Scotia for a while...another WTF is the fact that they believe that having to enter two passwords to sign on to their online banking counts as dual factor authentication.

  • cconroy (cs) in reply to Not THAT Alex
    Not THAT Alex:
    A flaming liquid nitrogen drink, now that would be interesting.

    What, you've never had a Fuzzy Terminator?

  • Logan (unregistered)

    There may be a reason for the Red Hat screen. There are audio devices that are not soundcards. Modems come to mind.

    It's possible that the installer first does a search for any audio type device, but when it's time to play the sound it only accepts soundcards.

  • avflinsch (cs) in reply to Not THAT Alex
    Not THAT Alex:
    A flaming liquid nitrogen drink, now that would be interesting.

    A flaming liquid oxygen drink would be so much more interesting.

  • Caleb (unregistered) in reply to djudd

    Yes. At least they finally moved off of ActiveX

  • Caleb (unregistered) in reply to Caleb
    Caleb:
    Yes. At least they finally moved off of ActiveX

    My first comment here and I forgot to quote the post I was replying to:

    djudd:
    Is that MathXL? God I do not like that site.
  • SenTree (cs) in reply to avflinsch
    avflinsch:
    Not THAT Alex:
    A flaming liquid nitrogen drink, now that would be interesting.

    A flaming liquid oxygen drink would be so much more interesting.

    Yes, that Hollywood oxygen is so flammable.

  • Wyrd (unregistered)

    "but why that prevents me from registering ... I don't know." -- Peter

    The message "4 cannot be less than null characters." isn't trying to tell you "4 cannot be less than null characters". It's trying to say "password cannot be less than 4 characters". They didn't code it correctly though so they wound up with something like "%var_place_holder cannot be less than %var_place_holder2 characters". %var_place_holder gets filled in with `4', but that leaves %var_place_holder2 (which probably shouldn't have been there in the first place) undefined. Happily, it fails gracefully by resolving to NULL instead of crashing outright. That's 'cause it's not C.

    -- Furry cows moo and decompress.

  • Wyrd (unregistered) in reply to Neil
    Neil:
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    Yikes! It would be interesting to see someone try to drink a liquid at -173 c.

    Are there any real-world substances that will remain liquid at -173 deg C? Oh I guess there's something, I just haven't checked. I mean -173 is really, really damn cold, it's a little over half way to Absolute Zero, ya know.

    I guess some of the room temperature gases would still be liquid.

    -- Furry cows moo and decompress.

  • Lego (unregistered) in reply to Schmuli
    Schmuli:
    That isn't the temperature outside; it's at what temperature they keep the beer inside that cafeteria/restaurante.

    At that temp they must grind the beer into a fine powder and serve it with a spoon. Licking a beer popsicle at that temp would freeze your tongue.

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