• Alargule (cs)

    You're alive! :-D

    -- Note from Alex: yes, and I'm also TRWTF for mis-scheduling wed and thus articles... Been out of town, and now i'm at codepalousa

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    At least there's always Error'd. As reliable as LOLcats and pretty much the same level of humour as well.

  • Ocson (unregistered)

    Maybe Teletracker is trying to warn you that version 4.2.6 is not good, and that you should "upgrade" back to 4.2.5.

  • CAhrens (unregistered) in reply to Ocson

    Like upgrading to XP SP3 from Vista RTM?

  • Power Troll (cs)

    Wonder if we've seen some Confirmit-powered WTFs before today.

  • dyslexicbunny (unregistered)

    It's okay Kennith, Georgia Tech doesn't allow things to leave. You should know this by now...

  • Silverwizard (unregistered)

    AH! An article! I was getting worried!

  • Yanman (unregistered)

    I missed you, Alex.

  • operagost (cs)

    DHL has not offered domestic pickup service for over two years. So, only half a WTF.

  • Mark Bowytz (unregistered) in reply to Alargule
    Alargule:
    You're alive! :-D
    He was dead...but then he got better.

    3 days. Sorry, Alex, not good enough to beat the previous champ's record.

  • C-Octothorpe (unregistered) in reply to Mark Bowytz
    Mark Bowytz:
    Alargule:
    You're alive! :-D
    He was dead...but then he got better.

    3 days. Sorry, Alex, not good enough to beat the previous champ's record.

    Welcome to "The Occasional WTF"...

    And yes, I know the site is free, blah, blah, blah... If you're not going to post something new, at least regurgitate something for a few years ago and call it a "classic".

  • Bumble Bee Tuna (cs)

    WTF is that ad with the Chase bank card for? The card is bigger than a credit card and TRWTF is based on the direction of the text the dude is swiping it the wrong way.

  • kjordan (unregistered) in reply to Bumble Bee Tuna

    I think that's one of those new-fangled ones that you just tap on a receiver to use.

  • quibus (unregistered)

    buahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa ha!

  • Lockwood (cs)

    This comment cannot dispense more that 0 posts .

    1. Please key in amount in multiples of 10 posts.
    2. Press ENTER key.
  • Warren (unregistered)

    The "secret maximum amount" isn't secret, it's displayed on the cash machine

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to kjordan
    kjordan:
    I think that's one of those new-fangled ones that you just tap on a receiver to use.
    Either tap it on the receiver or brush up against somone with an RFID scanner in their pocket. Gotta love technology!

    OK, so I know that PINs can't be read via RFID but it's surprising how much information you do get from a modern RFID bank card. I know this because I bought a skimmer - they're really cheap and I was curious. I've never found a card containing encrypted data either, although I assume it's possible. All in all it's a pretty low bar to entry for the average criminal, if you ask me.

  • rmarquet (cs) in reply to Bumble Bee Tuna
    operagost:
    DHL has not offered domestic pickup service for over two years. So, only half a WTF.

    I was thinking the same thing. Error message is definitely still a WTF.

    Bumble Bee Tuna:
    WTF is that ad with the Chase bank card for? The card is bigger than a credit card and TRWTF is based on the direction of the text the dude is swiping it the wrong way.

    I have one of those (they reissued mine recently in that format). It's still a normal credit card, just printed the other direction. The back looks like a regular credit card with the stripe going the normal way.

  • Design Pattern (unregistered)

    Of course there are shipping restrictions: There's mainland between Atlanta and Bloomingdale, so how do you bitches expect the DHL boat to sail across?

  • Steenbergh (unregistered) in reply to Bumble Bee Tuna
    Bumble Bee Tuna:
    WTF is that ad with the Chase bank card for? The card is bigger than a credit card and TRWTF is based on the direction of the text the dude is swiping it the wrong way.
    What ad? I only got the meditating chick with the big knockers.
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  • boog (cs)

    The last one really is a WTF; the number is never too large for Qwest.

  • fritters (unregistered)

    BAD COMMENT

    PLZ FIX

  • by (unregistered) in reply to Mark Bowytz
    Mark Bowytz:
    Alargule:
    You're alive! :-D
    He was dead...but then he got better.

    3 days. Sorry, Alex, not good enough to beat the previous champ's record.

    Yeah, blame boog. He finally got fed up and strangled Alex.

  • Togashi (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    kjordan:
    I think that's one of those new-fangled ones that you just tap on a receiver to use.
    Either tap it on the receiver or brush up against somone with an RFID scanner in their pocket. Gotta love technology!

    OK, so I know that PINs can't be read via RFID but it's surprising how much information you do get from a modern RFID bank card. I know this because I bought a skimmer - they're really cheap and I was curious. I've never found a card containing encrypted data either, although I assume it's possible. All in all it's a pretty low bar to entry for the average criminal, if you ask me.

    If you're concerned about it, find a wallet like mine. One of the card slots appears to be almost completely RF shielded, and I assume it's completely by accident. I can open the wallet and literally touch the reader with it, and the reader still won't read the card. Though handy from a security stance, not so much when I just want to get into my parking deck.

  • boog (cs) in reply to by
    by:
    Yeah, blame boog. He finally got fed up and strangled Alex.
    To be fair, he was trying to set the building on fire. Think of the lives I saved.
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  • Luke (unregistered)

    1.000001st!

    Captcha: luptatum <insert funny remark here>

  • hoodaticus (cs)

    The MSDN one reminds me of when I went to the MSDN labs site for ASP.NET to investigate a stack trace I got. Instead of an answer, the page crashed and gave me another stack trace.

    The recursiveness of it all imploded the universe.

  • Erik (unregistered) in reply to boog

    Yeah, especially since they are likely going to use it to figure out how much to extract out of the customer.

  • C-Octothorpe (unregistered) in reply to Erik
    Erik:
    Yeah, especially since they are likely going to use it to figure out how much to extract out of the customer.

    Wouldn't you? I mean, if you asked 100 people how much they would pay you to kick them in the groin, and the average answer is $50, wouldn't you charge $50 instead of $5 for a good ole' groin kickin'?

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Wouldn't you? I mean, if you asked 100 people how much they would pay you to kick them in the groin, and the average answer is $50, wouldn't you charge $50 instead of $5 for a good ole' groin kickin'?

    You could charge $50, but then you'd get undercut by my $44.99 groin kickin' business. Plus, we currently have a two for the price of one deal.

  • C-Octothorpe (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    C-Octothorpe:
    Wouldn't you? I mean, if you asked 100 people how much they would pay you to kick them in the groin, and the average answer is $50, wouldn't you charge $50 instead of $5 for a good ole' groin kickin'?

    You could charge $50, but then you'd get undercut by my $44.99 groin kickin' business. Plus, we currently have a two for the price of one deal.

    Damnit! Really, $44.99? How do you have such low prices? When does the two-for-one deal end? Am I too late?

    whack OUCH... guess I'm not too late... whack ARGH! What a deal...

  • da Doctah (cs)

    Your church service will begin in 1.70900000001 seconds:

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  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to da Doctah
    da Doctah:
    Your church service will begin in 1.70900000001 seconds:

    [image]

    That sign is blocking a public easement. The police could write it a ticket.

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  • Buffalo (cs)

    Andrew, you dumbass, you have to lowball those things. When they ask you what you'd pay, don't just up and tell them $100.00. Especially Qwest. Whatever that maximum number was, that's probably what they were going to charge anyways. Or maybe they were going to take the highest response and double it. All I'm saying is, don't come crying to me when they want $200 bucks to tell you how much juice your fridge uses.

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  • Jay (unregistered)

    RE multiple of $10: $0 is a multiple of $10. 10 * 0 = 0. The message is perfectly valid.

  • Jay (unregistered)

    RE guess the maximum: On the serious side, I find that this is a problem with many applications.

    Not long ago I was trying to create an account on some web site or other. It asked me to select an ID and password. Then it told me that my password was insufficiently secure. No hint what their idea of an acceptable password was, just that mine wasn't good enough. It contained both upper and lower case letters and digits. So I added a pound sign to the end and tried again. Still not happy. I tried changing it one character at a time until I came up with something it would accept. Eventually I figured out that what bothered it was that my digits were "00". Either it doesn't like repeated digits or doesn't like zeros or something. But, hey, can't you tell me what rule I'm violating, instead of just, "Sorry, you broke some rule somewhere. Try to guess what it was."

  • Kyle Z. (unregistered)

    Where are all the fellas from TDWTF? only 40 comments?

    You guys seen to be all brazillians.. Today starts our great Carnaval holiday and everybody is crazy at traffic.

  • сеÑâà (unregistered) in reply to Steenbergh
    Steenbergh:
    Bumble Bee Tuna:
    WTF is that ad with the Chase bank card for? The card is bigger than a credit card and TRWTF is based on the direction of the text the dude is swiping it the wrong way.
    What ad? I only got the meditating chick with the big knockers.
    Best... Ad... EVER (to show up on TDWTF).
  • сÃÆ (unregistered) in reply to Kyle Z.
    Kyle Z.:
    Where are all the fellas from TDWTF? only 40 comments?

    You guys seen to be all brazillians.. Today starts our great Carnaval holiday and everybody is crazy at traffic.

    Do you really want Nagesh that badly?

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    TRWTF is this:

    I was looking for a Silverlight solution

    Don't pollute the web with that garbage, kthx.

  • boog (cs) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    RE multiple of $10: $0 is a multiple of $10. 10 * 0 = 0. The message is perfectly valid.
    Was there ever any question of the message's validity?
  • Peter (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    RE multiple of $10: $0 is a multiple of $10. 10 * 0 = 0. The message is perfectly valid.
    As, indeed, the article actually pointed out:
    "I found this on an ATM when trying to withdraw money," Putu Sanjaya wrote, "I suppose 0 is still a multiple of 10."
    In fact, to be really picky, any number is a multiple of 10. You just have to choose the correct multiplier.
  • Christina (unregistered) in reply to operagost

    That DHL message shows up when you're trying to ship things from Japan to Switzerland, too.

    It seemed to persist as long as I didn't check off the "dutiable material" checkbox.

  • Sudo (unregistered) in reply to Steenbergh
    Steenbergh:
    What ad? I only got the meditating chick with the photoshopped knockers.
    FTFY
  • SQLDave (cs) in reply to Sudo
    Sudo:
    Steenbergh:
    What ad? I only got the meditating chick with the photoshopped knockers.
    FTFY

    Show me the un-shopped version (please).

  • SQLDave (cs) in reply to CAhrens
    CAhrens:
    Like upgrading to XP SP3 from Vista ?

    FTFY

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