• Pretendo (unregistered)

Is the Avacado thing not down to the word Calorie normally being used to refer to 1000 calories?

• (cs)
"They really, deep down in the cockles of your heart, wanted me to write down my password, right?"
Sorry, whose heart was that?
• Dr. Azrael Tod (unregistered)

Some people are just stupid enough to confuse calories and kilo-calories m(

• JH (unregistered)

Installing QuickTime on Windows = Huge fail

• (cs)

I was going to speculate that the calories were displayed in the calorie unit used in science rather than the kilocalorie, informally just called "calories," used to represent food energy. Except that there was no way I could make the math add up for five avocados. Five avocados should have between 750,000 and 1,400,000 calories (750 to 1,400 kcal). If the actual number displayed was meant to represent about 280 kcal, that should have been one large avocado or, at most, two very small ones. (Various web sources claim the kcal in an avocado to be as little as 150 and as much as 280.)

• (cs)

• (cs)

The error message in Times Square is at least an improvement over the grungy, low-class signs I remember seeing there in the early 80s. Things like: XXX and Burlesque (or often Boylesque) and Your hooker has encountered a problem and must be restarted.

• Sean (unregistered)

There are two measures of what a calorie is, a thousand times different from one another. 279883 sounds about right in scientific terms, as it would normally be written as 280 (or 280kCal) near some food.

• Nagesh (unregistered)

I am not understanding #5. Is Joseph Gordon meking redicule of pasword security?

• Jellineck (unregistered)

So I'm guessing that Russian prostitutes have Cryllic nails.

• Will (unregistered)

• (cs)

There are calories, about 4.2 Joules each, representing the energy to heat one gram of water by one degree C.

There are Calories, also called kilocalories or kcal, exactly 1000 calories. (Yes, boys and girl, a Calorie is 1000 calories.)

There are not kCal, and if there were, they would be called Mcal, because they would be kilokilocalories, better known as megacalories.

The edible parts of an avocado are rated about 160kcal per 100g, so, yes, 280kcal per five avocados is a bit light.

Bizarre coincidence time: did you know that French uses the same word, 'avocat' for both 'avocado' and 'lawyer'? No, I didn't either.

• Recursive Reclusive (unregistered) in reply to nonpartisan
nonpartisan:
TL;DR
• Jeff (unregistered)

The Deal of the Day is not a WTF. The glasses cost \$50, but the coupon's value is \$25, so you only pay the other \$25, saving 50%.

I like the kneeling girl, however. Sure, her mouth should be open wider. And the glasses should probably come off in case I want to squirt some in her eye.

• WTF-land braver (unregistered)

I have an avocado tree in my backyard. Now I guess I'm going to build an avocado-fueled power plant.

• jkupski (unregistered)
"While we all love mindless compulsory corporate training," Mike P writes, "asking us to complete non-causal slideshows required far too much thought."

It's not a paradox, the slideshow is probably controlled by an instructor, or advances on a timer. It allows you to go back and review, but not to skip forward.

Or it really could be a completely brain dead design, but despite this being the daily WTF, I'm going to go with the former...

• Tuxie (unregistered)

• Tuxie (unregistered) in reply to Tuxie
Tuxie:
Sorry, make that ~280 kcal, not KCal. :P
• hans (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
Steve The Cynic:

Bizarre coincidence time: did you know that French uses the same word, 'avocat' for both 'avocado' and 'lawyer'? No, I didn't either.

The dutch word for that lawyer is 'advocaat', which is also a dutch word for a 'drink' (you need a spoon) that's similar to egg-nogg.

• Michael (unregistered)

You can only post posts that you've already posted.

• PeterH (unregistered)

If your password must be exactly 14 characters long and still contain one alphabet, I would recommend the Hawaiian language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language

... although it might be a bit tricky finding a keyboard with the appropriate 'glottal stop' key.

• (cs) in reply to Recursive Reclusive
Recursive Reclusive:
nonpartisan:
TL;DR

OnlyRdCmtsURed

• (cs)

First one isn't a WTF. The loss is indicated in red which is quite common. They probably copied it straight from their excel spreadsheet calculating the savings.

• Boog, I Am Your Father! (aka Behold The Return Of Zunesis!)! (unregistered) in reply to Jeff
Jeff:
The Deal of the Day is not a WTF. The glasses cost \$50, but the coupon's value is \$25, so you only pay the other \$25, saving 50%.

I like the kneeling girl, however. Sure, her mouth should be open wider. And the glasses should probably come off in case I want to squirt some in her eye.

At that point, it doesn't make sense for her to be in an eyeglasses ad anyway. I'm just going to gouge them out.

• M (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
Steve The Cynic:
(Yes, boys and girl, a Calorie is 1000 calories.)

...where one pound weighs over ten thousand pounds...

• (cs) in reply to Will
Will:
• (cs)

According to a website I visited, avocados are 276 calories. These must have been those special banker avocados, where each additional one you eat has 3.7525 times the calories of the one before.

• (cs) in reply to whiskeylover
whiskeylover:
Will:
• Dude.... (unregistered) in reply to Anketam
Anketam:
whiskeylover:
Will:
• Bort (unregistered)

I like that all the spergs are tripping over themselves to smugly post "1 Calorie = 1000 calories" even though nobody in the entire universe has ever used the small "calories" when talking about food.

• (cs) in reply to Bort
Bort:
I like that all the spergs are tripping over themselves to smugly post "1 Calorie = 1000 calories" even though nobody in the entire universe has ever used the small "calories" when talking about food.
IT is a industry that attracts pedants. So you get comments by pedants on a site like TDWTF, there's a surprise. In your language, I guess, the word for "pedant" is "sperg". Which language is that?
• John Preston (unregistered) in reply to Bort

In fairness, calories is clearly listed in the screenshot. So, you can call them pedantic all you want, but they are correct and the app developer is the one doing what you claim nobody in the entire universe has ever done.

So you can be mad at the App developer, but don't me mad at people pointing out that the WTF is using calories in a workout app instead of Calories.

• (cs) in reply to Bort
Bort:
I like that all the spergs are tripping over themselves to smugly post "1 Calorie = 1000 calories" even though nobody in the entire universe has ever used the small "calories" when talking about food.
Well, there was the "science" "experiment" we did at school once (back when setting fire to food was considered acceptable in school science classes). About 5ml of water and a thermometer in a test tube, and a peanut as heat source. Result: the water received about 400 calories, i.e. 0.4 Calories, of heat energy. And we discussed it in those terms when we wrote it up.

But what do I know, anyway?

• (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic
Steve The Cynic:
Bort:
I like that all the spergs are tripping over themselves to smugly post "1 Calorie = 1000 calories" even though nobody in the entire universe has ever used the small "calories" when talking about food.
Well, there was the "science" "experiment" we did at school once (back when setting fire to food was considered acceptable in school science classes). About 5ml of water and a thermometer in a test tube, and a peanut as heat source. Result: the water received about 400 calories, i.e. 0.4 Calories, of heat energy. And we discussed it in those terms when we wrote it up.

But what do I know, anyway?

In my class we burned cheeto puffs. That "experiment" ranked up there as one of my favorite "science" experiments.

• Gary (unregistered)

FuckYou#4Teen!

Captcha is "dolor" for the pain....

• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered)

Well, to those arguing about kCals vs. cals, believe you me, this is not just me being unable to read the display. 5 avocados, apparently, is the most fatty meal Noom knows about.

The picture posted only show the "congrats" page, another interesting snapshot would be the google maps page it displays that shows me travelling from Copenhagen to somewhere in Africa at several thousand kilometers per hour.

I'm not sure if it's just my particular phone being broken (my girlfriend's HTC doesn't do this with Noom) or the entire Galaxy S2 line, but it definitely calculates calories as being whatever equals about 45 cals per 100ml of orange juice, so do your calculus based on that ;)

• (cs) in reply to Anketam
Anketam:
In my class we burned cheeto puffs. That "experiment" ranked up there as one of my favorite "science" experiments.
My favorites were actually "magic show" style demonstrations rather than stuff we did.
1. In a British secondary school (the same one as the peanut incident, the following year) in the late 70s, a Tate & Lyle[1] Golden Syrup tin full of natural gas, with a hole in the bottom and another in the lid. Open both holes, and light the top hole, making sure that air can get in through the bottom hole.

You watch this, and you see the flame start out tall, flickery and yellow. It gets gradually lower and bluer as air mixes in with the gas from below. After a couple of minutes, during which time the teacher continues to babble on about something so the class doesn't notice the tin, enough air has mixed in with the gas inside the tin that the flame-front rushes through the tin all of a sudden, and the lid bounces off the ceiling.

1. The annual "physics magic show" to entertain prospective students foolish enough to express an interest in spending their student years at RPI, an electromagnet, and some aluminium rings.

The ring with a gap buzzes a bit when electricity is passed through the coils round the electromagnet.

The complete ring leaps a couple of feet into the air when it's at room temperature.

The assistant brings out some liquid nitrogen and dunks the complete ring, and now the resistance of the ring is low enough that it hits the ceiling hard, thirty feet up.

[1] Tate & Lyle, supplier of sugar, syrups and the like to British supermarkets for a long time. The only company I know of whose logo features a dead lion. I live and work in France, and one of their research centres is in the building next door to my office.

• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered)

Actually, for reference, here's a snapshot of a more recent history item. Apparently, I jumped up to Norway before landing in Algeria. If only this workout were true I wouldn't have gained 8 pounds this christmas...

http://postimage.org/image/g14jd1tlh/

• Beavis (unregistered) in reply to Pim
"They really, deep down in the cockles of your heart, wanted me to write down my password, right?"
Heheheeheehh hhehe heehhhheeheh you said "cockles"
• (cs) in reply to Daniel Smedegaard Buus
Daniel Smedegaard Buus:
but it definitely calculates calories as being whatever equals about 45 cals per 100ml of orange juice, so do your calculus based on that ;)
That's about right for the number of kcals in OJ, actually.
• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic

Exactly :) So the unit isn't cals, but kCals. This is the first time I've heard about a difference, btw. I mean, I knew about kJ, but I didn't know that cals came in different sizes :)

• Lorens (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
Steve The Cynic:
did you know that French uses the same word, 'avocat' for both 'avocado' and 'lawyer'? No, I didn't either.
I take it you have no experience being the devil's advocate?
• (cs)

But I haven't heard any of you remark that the avocado one has 279833 calories on top and 279833 Cal on the bottom. So how much did Daniel "Smedegaard" Buus burn?

By the way, what kind of nickname is that? Nicknames are supposed to clarify things! You know, like John "The Nose" Doe. So that you know who it is. Ahh, yeah, him. But this, this doesn't clarify things; it makes it murkier if anything.

• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered)

Well, now that everyone is attentant anyway - and that's not a nick, by the way - check out this WTF from yesterday:

It's not so much that it's a Windows PC complaining about having crashed before being booted, it's more that apparently, there's one Windows PC per monitor on this subway station. WTF?!?!?

Don't need Cryllic support until they bump the requirements to two alphabets

• (cs) in reply to Daniel Smedegaard Buus

Don't blame me; the article had "Smedegaard" in quotes!

Anyway, Google doesn't want me to visit your page. It says it can't recognise the name of my browser and then directs me to a page where I can download Internet Explorer. As if that would help, being as I'm on Linux.

• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered)

Don't blame you, I wondered about it too :)

• Daniel Smedegaard Buus (unregistered)

FWIW, I'm on Kubuntu 11.10 :)

• GEDCOM? (unregistered) in reply to PeterH
PeterH:
If your password must be exactly 14 characters long and still contain one alphabet, I would recommend the Hawaiian language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language

... although it might be a bit tricky finding a keyboard with the appropriate 'glottal stop' key.

If you're going to reference Hawaiian, at least use the proper name. Olelo is the name of the alphabet, and `okina is the correct name for what you called "glottal stop". You also failed to mention the kahako - a combining macron which affects both pronunciation and meaning of words. Unfortunately these two letters are absent from most fonts. The`okina is often approximated through either an apostrophe or back-tick, while some people use a tilde instead of the kahako.

Now try the name of our former state fish: humuhumunukunukuapua`a.

• (cs) in reply to dgvid
dgvid:
The error message in Times Square is at least an improvement over the grungy, low-class signs I remember seeing there in the early 80s. Things like: XXX and Burlesque (or often Boylesque) and Your hooker has encountered a problem and must be restarted.

ITYM "Your hooker has performed an illegal operation."