• Owen Rudge (unregistered)

    I find the juxtaposition of the "retard" word and the little disability icon somewhat ironic...

  • ParkinT (cs)

    The Chocolate Covered Raisins and SQL? WTF?

  • SpComb (cs)

    The MozillaWiki one is still live

    The third one is the best pop-up potpourri ever!

    The FAQ one is old though

  • fennec (cs) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    The Chocolate Covered Raisins and SQL? WTF?
    Presumably, whatever process they had to generate the text that was going to be printed on the bag was driven by some sort of SQL database. This makes perfect sense.

    As for a statement about 'equipment', I think it was probably a warning about whether this was made with equipment that also processes peanut products, or something like that.

  • orudge (unregistered) in reply to fennec
    fennec:
    As for a statement about 'equipment', I think it was probably a warning about whether this was made with equipment that also processes peanut products, or something like that.

    Although that line was indeed on the next line. ;)

  • Gareth Martin (unregistered) in reply to SpComb
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  • Maarten (unregistered)

    This is what happens if you use 'select *'.

  • Sish (unregistered)
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  • PittSammy (cs)

    The RealWTF(tm) with the last one is that they didn't take a picture of the printout of the error on a wooden table, print that out and fax it.

  • Saladin (cs)

    A Pop-Up Potpourri and it's not even Friday?!

    I'm not complaining. I love these things. Thanks for making them more frequent, Alex :D

    Addendum (2007-01-18 11:23): Regarding the raisins WTF, that's probably the funniest one I've ever seen -- actually making it into the real world in a form other than a messed-up computer readout or web site misprint. Classic. It's my wallpaper for now.

  • GoatCheez (cs)
    The irony in this last message (sent in by John) is that it was received via interoffice mail and is a photocopy of a fax of a printed screenshot. The "Send Report" manages to do the same thing, though a bit more efficiently ...
    They did it wrong! You're supposed to take a photo of the screen, take the film to get it developed, THEN photocopy it! C'mon now!!!

    Insert a wooden table at the appropriate step as well for better results lol...

  • not so sure (unregistered) in reply to PittSammy
    PittSammy:
    The RealWTF(tm) with the last one is that they didn't take a picture of the printout of the error on a wooden table, print that out and fax it.
    How do you know they didn't?
  • Sgt. Zim (cs) in reply to fennec
    fennec:
    As for a statement about 'equipment', I think it was probably a warning about whether this was made with equipment that also processes peanut products, or something like that.
    With the prevalence of peanut (and other) allergies, these are becoming much more common, at least here in the States.

    My favorite was the frozen entreé of "Thai-style Peanut Chicken (in Peanut Sauce)" ... Which included the warning that it was produced on machines that "also process peanuts".

    I'll have to find another one of those, put it on a wooden table, photograph it, and submit it as a sidebar...

  • n (unregistered)

    This makes me laugh so hard, I almost cry. God, I can't get enough of pop-up potpourri! As the CAPTCHA says, it's "yummy".

  • Mark (unregistered)

    The raisin one is FAKE!

    Every other line on the bag is perfectly centered. The SQL one is about 2 characters to the right. Even if this were to happen, the text would still be centered. Photoshop anyone?

  • wolfy (unregistered) in reply to SpComb
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  • dan s. (unregistered) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    The raisin one is FAKE!

    Party pooper! We haven't had this fun in the office since... well I don't know.

  • kwyjibo (unregistered)

    What the fuck? That's not from World of Warcraft.

    I don't know why you would say it is! All of WoW's EULA's appear in-game only with their custom GUI.

    I guess you make these up and ignore legitimate submissions. Why? And don't tell me this was to anonymize the submission, because you used another company and made them look bad instead, potentially incurring a lawsuit.

    Why pass up true stories for fake ones, when the truth is more entertaining, when your viewers come here falsely believing they'll see the real deal, and when they submit content hoping to share it with others?

  • hpeg (unregistered)

    So far I've had:

    • Screenshots in Word. [fine]
    • Screenshots in Excel. [weird]
    • 4500x6000 px TIFFs of scanned printouts. [ugh]
    • Screenshots printed out, then marked with a pen, scanned in and turned into a PDF. [oh-kay]
  • e@v (unregistered) in reply to kwyjibo

    Wrong, mister Fly-off-the-handle-and-start-making-up-shit-yourself-too.

    I get that EULA corruption every time i reinstall / upgrade WoW. It happens when you run world of warcraft in wine (or winex, or cedega, or whatever you want to call it.) on a linux machine.

    You obviously have an axe to grind, but don't make up your own facts. This is a legitimate pop-up.

    I hereby invalidate your post. Better luck next time.

  • brazzy (cs) in reply to Saladin
    Saladin:
    Regarding the raisins WTF, that's probably the funniest one I've ever seen -- actually making it into the real world in a form other than a messed-up computer readout or web site misprint. Classic. It's my wallpaper for now.
    Yesterday's caricatures are today's reality: [image]

    The text on they guy's back reads "Error: could not find file 'dragonhead.jpg'"

  • not so sure (unregistered) in reply to e@v
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  • Nerd Blocker (unregistered) in reply to kwyjibo

    Whiner, whiner, whiner

  • nobody (unregistered)

    I've seen bags of peanuts (ingredients: peanuts, peanut oil, salt) with the warning "WARNING May contain trace amounts of peanuts and other tree nuts"

    I certainly hope there are more than trace amounts in the bag!

  • gwenhwyfaer (cs) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    The raisin one is FAKE!

    Tell you what - tomorrow I'll nip down to Atkinson's of Sheffield (which has a Julian Graves substore in it), and I'll take a look, and I'll let you know whether I find raisins with SQL on them. If so, I might even take a photo of a bag.

    ...And then you'll accuse me of being a liar as well, no doubt, on equally flimsy grounds...

    Hint: if I centre the string " This needs centring.", it's going to look off-centre isn't it?

  • greyfade (cs)

    I saw that WoW EULA the other day while installing Burning Crusade... In Wine. I had thought it was a Wine bug at the time. But perhaps it's actually corrupted on the released discs?

  • Ghost (unregistered) in reply to nobody
    I've seen bags of peanuts (ingredients: peanuts, peanut oil, salt) with the warning "WARNING May contain trace amounts of peanuts and other tree nuts"

    I certainly hope there are more than trace amounts in the bag!

    Truely one of those wonko the sane moments.

    Of course one of my favorite is the mixed nuts container, which as the obligatory warning, but also as a bit of marketing: "Contains less than 50% peanuts" ... Yeah, I think something like 49% peanuts. Makes the claim nice and legal, but still skimps on the good stuff.

  • Steve (unregistered)

    Re: "The irony in this last message (sent in by John) is that it was received via interoffice mail and is a photocopy of a fax of a printed screenshot."

    What!? no Wood Table! deny the request to fix until there is a scan, with wood table. unacceptable!

  • Johnie (unregistered)

    I wonder if it is possible to do a SQL injection hack with the peanuts.

  • skot123 (unregistered) in reply to gwenhwyfaer

    I love the raisin one… but since it is a SELECT * FROM WHERE clause wouldn’t the response also include the Equipment ID?

    If you do find them at the store, pick one up and put it up on ebay…it would make a great addition to my cubical shaped prison.

    captcha -- burned

  • Ash (unregistered)

    At that price (the Tiger Direct wtf,) all you'd need is one sale...

  • dustin (unregistered) in reply to Owen Rudge

    I work at the chocolate coated raisin factory. This is what I'm going to type in tommorrow when we need to do a new batch of peanutes.

    SELECT * FROM [Equipment Table] WHERE [Equipment ID] = 4; DROP TABLE [Equipment Table];

    I always hated how we included the word table in [Equipment Table]

    captcha: howdy.

  • Volmarias (cs) in reply to Ash

    I sent the raisin pic to our DBA, who doesn't frequent TDWTF. His response:

    The DBA:
    I approve.

    I always thought it's a good idea to display the SQL along with the report, just to make clear what the report means.

  • jeb (unregistered) in reply to Sgt. Zim
    Sgt. Zim:
    My favorite was the frozen entreé of "Thai-style Peanut Chicken (in Peanut Sauce)" ... Which included the warning that it was produced on machines that "also process peanuts".

    I'll have to find another one of those, put it on a wooden table, photograph it, and submit it as a sidebar...

    I keep kosher, so I'm always checking the ingredients for things that are vegetarian to see what's disqualifying them (usually gelatin or something). There's a Thai curry mix that goes on and on about how it's MEAT FREE! and VEGETARIANS OK! I look at the ingredients and the first one is lard, the second one is chicken fat. I guess if it's all dissolved it doesn't count as meat.

    //Again with the prescient CAPTCHA: ewww.

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  • WWWWolf (cs) in reply to wolfy
    wolfy:
    I mean, who really cares how many *percent* of the users are administrators? Or is it some kind of competition?

    I don't know, it's usually just a small interesting factoid. In some wikis, it's considered a metric of how many admins are needed. en.wikipedia.org has 3,283,740 users and 1,090 admins, which works out to roughly 1 admin per 3000 users, and we're so far doing pretty much fine... I think someone was doing some comparisons based on that data.

  • Zylon (unregistered) in reply to Owen Rudge
    Owen Rudge:
    I find the juxtaposition of the "retard" word and the little disability icon somewhat ironic...
    For the love of god, when did people start confusing "irony" with "coincidence"? Irony is founded on opposites. Typing something like "acrobatic" next to a disabled icon would be (vaguely) ironic. "Retard" would not.
  • Dougal Matthews (unregistered) in reply to brazzy
    brazzy:
    Saladin:
    Regarding the raisins WTF, that's probably the funniest one I've ever seen -- actually making it into the real world in a form other than a messed-up computer readout or web site misprint. Classic. It's my wallpaper for now.
    Yesterday's caricatures are today's reality:

    The text on they guy's back reads "Error: could not find file 'dragonhead.jpg'"

    Haha, quality picture. Loved that article too. very funny.

    Dougal

    www.dougalmatthews.com

  • Troy McClure (unregistered) in reply to Volmarias
    Volmarias:
    I sent the raisin pic to our DBA, who doesn't frequent TDWTF. His response:
    The DBA:
    I approve.

    I always thought it's a good idea to display the SQL along with the report, just to make clear what the report means.

    Your dba sounds pretty cool. I think thats one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. Of course I'm easily amused but still.

  • AWG (unregistered)

    Am I the only one who finds the "no rebates" part of the tax one amusing?

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  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

    That'd only be a coincidence if the only form of disablement was related to mental health.

  • its me (cs) in reply to nobody
    nobody:
    I've seen bags of peanuts (ingredients: peanuts, peanut oil, salt) with the warning "WARNING May contain trace amounts of peanuts and other tree nuts"

    I certainly hope there are more than trace amounts in the bag!

    Other tree nuts??? Since when do peanuts grow on a tree? Hell, they're not even nuts, they're legumes....

    -Me

  • VGR (cs) in reply to Mark
    Mark:
    The raisin one is FAKE! Every other line on the bag is perfectly centered. The SQL one is about 2 characters to the right. Even if this were to happen, the text would still be centered. Photoshop anyone?
    It's far more likely that each line of text is manually indented with spaces, instead of being centered by some word processing or typesetting software.
  • Scet (unregistered)

    Tiger Direct must be shipping from its Mars warehouse at that price.

  • domukun367 (unregistered) in reply to jeb
    jeb:
    I keep kosher, so I'm always checking the ingredients for things that are vegetarian to see what's disqualifying them (usually gelatin or something). There's a Thai curry mix that goes on and on about how it's MEAT FREE! and VEGETARIANS OK! I look at the ingredients and the first one is lard, the second one is chicken fat. I guess if it's all dissolved it doesn't count as meat.

    I'm reminded of yesterday's MENSA boss:

    I keep KOSHER, so I'm always checking the ingredients for things that are vegetarian to see what's disqualifying them (usually gelatin or something) from being KOSHER. I'm KOSHER and there's a Thai curry mix that goes on and on about how it's MEAT FREE! and VEGETARIANS OK! KOSHER. I look at the (KOSHER) ingredients and the first one is lard, the second one is chicken fat. I guess if it's all dissolved it doesn't count as meat. KOSHER.

  • Shii (unregistered)

    Hey, considering the fact that the error message says the server cannot be reached, is it possible that the "Send Report" button wasn't working?

  • tin (cs) in reply to Sgt. Zim
    Sgt. Zim:
    My favorite was the frozen entreé of "Thai-style Peanut Chicken (in Peanut Sauce)" ... Which included the warning that it was produced on machines that "also process peanuts".

    Peanut M&Ms in Australia used to have the warning that they may contain nuts. I can't remember the exact wording, but I always laughed. It was probably well more than 5 years ago now.

  • NoneRightNow (unregistered) in reply to its me

    Everytime I think of that, I think of the Third Rock From the Sun episode when John Lithgows character goes out with Laurie Metcalf's character (a vegan). And he first thinks her comment humorous, at first...

    Captcha: muhahaha How does it know?

  • chrismcb (cs)

    I'm going to guess that the Send Report actually does a lot more, like maybe send everything in the scroll box.

    I guess the user could have take a picture of the screen. Placed it on the wooden table. Scrolled, taken another picture of the screen, placed it on the table...

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