• Addison (unregistered)

    Hey something from Atlantic Canada (Halifax) got somewhere. I'm marking this on the calendar.

  • MMSS (unregistered) in reply to Addison

    Go Halifax, home of the 3am donair run.

  • Sir Wilhelm (unregistered)

    Im posting this comment because I cant post a comment. I will now go ahead and run in circles until I can hop into the personal black hole which the paradox has created in my living-room.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)
    Jade:
    why is it that google products can always read my mind?
    Mind cookies. You may think I'm joking but seriously, read the small print. Mind cookies.
  • highphilosopher (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Jade:
    why is it that google products can always read my mind?
    Mind cookies. You may think I'm joking but seriously, read the small print. Mind cookies.

    Mind cookies are not illegal as long as your subconious clicked "Ok" on the License and Terms Agreement

  • Kiss me I'm Polish (cs)

    In which language?

  • Engival (unregistered)

    The "Microsoft bla bla" one looks more like a virus/trojan that changed it's name to something very important sounding so you wouldn't kill it.

    Is there even any windows services that would identify themselves like that?

  • fw (unregistered)

    fw has stopped working

  • GalacticCowboy (cs)

    Mmmm... naan

    As far as a conversion rate, it's going to depend on your locale. Around here, it's roughly $1.50 for 3.

  • jonnyq (cs)

    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value? If not, then why the hell is an ATM using Javascript?

    Also: A: because Windows never really started "working" in the first place.

  • Incourced (unregistered)

    Is the Youtube message the result of malware, or a real Google-penned phrase?

    /captcha=feugiat

  • Wolfan (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq

    I almost sure Java will show NaN too.

  • ping floyd (unregistered) in reply to highphilosopher
    highphilosopher:
    Anonymous:
    Jade:
    why is it that google products can always read my mind?
    Mind cookies. You may think I'm joking but seriously, read the small print. Mind cookies.

    Mind cookies are not illegal as long as your subconious clicked "Ok" on the License and Terms Agreement

    But there's hell to pay if you violate their terms of service.

  • Gieron (cs) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value?
    There are a few more languages that handle floating point numbers. You know, like, most of them.
  • My Name? (unregistered)

    Seems the hyper-inflation came sooner than everybody could have imagined.

    Error: Could not create postings!

    ============ OK =============

  • md5sum (cs) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value? If not, then why the hell is an ATM using Javascript?

    Also: A: because Windows never really started "working" in the first place.

    Several languages include NaN as a value, including the .Net collection of languages which has int.NaN, double.NaN, etc, as well as <numberTypeHere>.PositiveInfinity and <numberTypeHere>.NegativeInfinity.

    ping floyd:
    highphilosopher:
    Anonymous:
    Jade:
    why is it that google products can always read my mind?
    Mind cookies. You may think I'm joking but seriously, read the small print. Mind cookies.

    Mind cookies are not illegal as long as your subconious clicked "Ok" on the License and Terms Agreement

    But there's hell to pay if you violate their terms of service.

    Or you can pay 4x as much and get a good lawyer to fight it.

    ~md5sum~

  • Yojin (unregistered)

    If i've got an exception that I don't know how to handle, or a 'this should never happen' type exception I normally make the message header "Cue Benny Hill theme:"

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night and the night operator is playing that music into the phone I know it's gonna be a bad day.

  • iToad (unregistered)

    WinLIRC and a couple of the others seem to have been written using the new .ZEN framework.

  • yp (unregistered)

    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating(R) system(R) has(R) stopped(R) working(R).

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Also: A: because Windows never really started "working" in the first place.
    Slashdot is over there, in that dirty back alley.
  • Apprentice of Dr. Wily (cs)

    Traveler: Finally I get to start my vacation. I guess I should exchange my money. [Hands cash to clerk] Can I exchange my 100 PLN for euros, please?

    Exchange Clerk: Sure. [Handing the traveler no money] Ok, here are your €0.

    Traveler: Excuse me?

    Exchange Clerk: The exchange rate is infinity, sir.

    Traveler: Well, give me my money back, then.

    Exchange Clerk: I can exchange any euros you have to PLN if you like.

    Traveler: But...but I don't have any euros!

    Exchange Clerk: Then I can't help you, sir. Next time perhaps you should plan your trip better.

  • Markp (cs)
    Kramer Campbell:
    If Windows has stopped working, how can it say it has stopped working?
    I don't know, maybe the same way you can stop working and yet navigate to a popular technology blog and post an entry?
  • Jay (unregistered)

    I once exchanged one dollar for an infinite number of korunas. But then I had to buy an infinitely large vault to keep the money in, and I had to spend all the money to buy the vault.

  • Jim Paris (unregistered) in reply to iToad
    iToad:
    WinLIRC and a couple of the others seem to have been written using the new .ZEN framework.

    Author of WinLIRC here: I'm sorry! I was young, and dumb!

    For what it's worth, this error would only show up after a previous error: "WinLIRC failed to initialize. Would you like to change the configuration and try again?" but the user pressed Cancel to give up.

    I suppose I didn't know how to get a MFC dialog's OnCreate function to propagate a proper error back to the CDialog::Create call, so the main code couldn't tell the difference between this situation and a legitimate Windows error.

    I gave up Windows long ago. But WinLIRC is open source and patches are welcome!

  • ekolis (cs)

    Oh, I read that currency chart wrong - for a moment I thought we'd adopted a world currency! $1 = £1 = €1 = ¥1 would seem to indicate that, and $infinity = £infinity = €infnity = ¥infinity is already true!

    Now where is that pesky Unicode infinity sign???

  • Jay (unregistered)

    The youtube one looks an awful lot like XSS, as if "Jade" has just thrown a script into a search box or similar that doesn't validate inputs?

  • zolf (cs)

    What algorithm was used in links' creation over the pictures? ...#Pic1 ...#Pic5 ...#Pic2 ...#Pic3 ...#Pic4 ...#PPic ...#Pic2 ...#Pic3 ...#Pic5 ...#Pic4

  • Herohtar (unregistered) in reply to Engival
    Engival:
    The "Microsoft bla bla" one looks more like a virus/trojan that changed it's name to something very important sounding so you wouldn't kill it.

    Is there even any windows services that would identify themselves like that?

    No, it's a real message from some Windows component dying. I got that message multiple times on Vista, and even got the "solution" window suggesting that I contact the manufacturer of Microsoft Windows for a fix to the problem.

  • Taka (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that the "dialog box" it created wasn't a dialog box. It was a message box. Windows API FTW or FTL or FTF...

  • MrEricSir (cs)

    Thief 2 was definitely the best Eidos game.

  • Alan (unregistered) in reply to ekolis
    ekolis:
    Now where is that pesky Unicode infinity sign???

    Why, right under the zero key! ∞

    Or at least in my custom keyboard layout for Linux it is.

    Three modifier keys, eight possible glyphs per symbol key and combining diacritics en masse. Try that for size, Windows!

  • Carl (unregistered)

    Microsoft Windows Operating System has stopped working. To get notified when a solution is available, insert a Linux LiveCD and reboot.

  • A nony mouse (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value? If not, then why the hell is an ATM using Javascript?
    Flash actionscript == ecmascript. It would also work well to create a UI that just makes calls to a lower level ATM app.

    But like other people said, it's probably .NET.

  • ASSTORED MUFFHNS (unregistered) in reply to Jay

    So how many PLN can I exchange $NaN for?

    WinLIRC said it can't create dialog boxes. It can still manage one box, but that's not enough.

    Eidos bug: dirty trick or honest mistake? The answer is: it's irrelevant, just turn scripts off either way to get rid of such nonsense.

    When did Windows start working?

    Jay:
    The youtube one looks an awful lot like XSS, as if "Jade" has just thrown a script into a search box or similar that doesn't validate inputs?
    I'm thinking a Firefox addon that adds some helpful scripts to the page.

    CAPTCHA: delenit, which is awfully close to del init, which sounds like a harmful command of some sort.

    Post attempt 3.

  • gregj (unregistered)

    the first picture is from poland, you damn microsoft founded fuck.

  • Bim Job (unregistered) in reply to Carl
    Carl:
    Microsoft Windows Operating System has stopped working. To get notified when a solution is available, insert a Linux LiveCD and reboot.
    Or just stab yourself in the thigh with an exacto knife.

    The larger part of us have better things to do. Then again, we get paid to work, rather than drool.

    After drooling, reboot and fix the problem. It's surprisingly easy on XP and later systems. (Which I hate and loathe with a passion). Surprisingly difficult with a Linux LiveCD, though.

  • Dazed (unregistered) in reply to Jim Paris
    Jim Paris:
    Author of WinLIRC here: I'm sorry! I was young, and dumb!
    Cool! (Is it the first time the author of an "error'd" has shown up here?) Good to hear from you, anyway. At least it wasn't a particularly bad error. Just amusing.
  • T $ (cs)

    I call bologna on the youtube one. Go into Firefox, navigate to http://www.yahoo.com and type in

    j-a-v-a-s-c-r-i-p-t:-a-l-e-r-t-(-"something unexpected happened, please smash head against keyboard. when done, you may run around in circles, wave your hands, and scream."-)

    to the address bar in firefox (Remove the -)

  • Markp (cs) in reply to gregj
    gregj:
    the first picture is from poland, you damn microsoft founded fuck.

    Who are you replying to? The article absolutely never said it was NOT from Poland...

  • CAR912 (unregistered) in reply to T $
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  • fra (unregistered)

    the best NaN is the garlic.NaN.

  • Marvin the Martian (unregistered) in reply to T $
    T $:
    I call bologna on the youtube one.
    As you are entitled to.

    Doesn't make it true in any sense, but as long as you're happy-clever feeling.

  • Neville Flynn (unregistered)

    I would have hit Fash Cash $NaN to see if it spewed out infinite dollars.

  • iToad (unregistered) in reply to Jim Paris
    Jim Paris:
    iToad:
    WinLIRC and a couple of the others seem to have been written using the new .ZEN framework.

    Author of WinLIRC here: I'm sorry! I was young, and dumb!

    For what it's worth, this error would only show up after a previous error: "WinLIRC failed to initialize. Would you like to change the configuration and try again?" but the user pressed Cancel to give up.

    I suppose I didn't know how to get a MFC dialog's OnCreate function to propagate a proper error back to the CDialog::Create call, so the main code couldn't tell the difference between this situation and a legitimate Windows error.

    I gave up Windows long ago. But WinLIRC is open source and patches are welcome!

    You don't need to apologize. Just about anyone here who writes code has probably done worse. Sometimes, much worse...

  • me (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value? If not, then why the hell is an ATM using Javascript?
    But you do know that NaN is a valid floating-point value in IEEE 754?
  • Foo (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq
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  • Foo (unregistered) in reply to A nony mouse
    A nony mouse:
    jonnyq:
    Is there a language besides Javascript that uses NaN as a value? If not, then why the hell is an ATM using Javascript?
    Flash actionscript == ecmascript. It would also work well to create a UI that just makes calls to a lower level ATM app.

    But like other people said, it's probably .NET.

    considering how ridiculously over-engineered that model of ATM is.... i think you're right.

    it also uses lots of XML for low-level configuration and has HTML templates for the screens.

  • Foo (unregistered) in reply to Neville Flynn
    Neville Flynn:
    I would have hit Fash Cash $NaN to see if it spewed out infinite dollars.

    and your transaction for $0 would be approved :P

  • random.next (cs)

    The ATM one isn’t a WTF. It’s just the bank’s way of telling you they’re going bankrupt; and don’t actually have your money anymore.

  • Infinite Oregano (unregistered)

    The exchange rate from NaNs to dollars is 1/0, of course.

    captcha: ingenium

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