• Kerin (unregistered)

    I'm pretty sure that bashing adulterers runs in everyone's family.

  • Kerin (unregistered) in reply to Kerin
    Kerin:
    I'm pretty sure that bashing adulterers runs in everyone's family.
    note to self: HTML doesn't work. try to look like less of an idiot next time.
  • Kerin (unregistered)

    Note to self: No soliloquies...

  • bobby tables (unregistered)

    I'm more concerned with the fact that gmod $10 has been out for a year now and this guy's still on 9.

    probably because you have to pay for gm10 but whatever.

  • Loren Pechtel (unregistered)

    It's amazing how stupid some of the search tool and store links can be, especially e-bay. Some years back I was looking up a medical radioisotope--and got a e-bay ad for it!

  • Rank Amateur (cs) in reply to bobby tables
    bobby tables:
    I'm more concerned with the fact that gmod $10 has been out for a year now and this guy's still on 9.

    probably because you have to pay for gm10 but whatever.

    No, it's just that it took over a year to finish updating to gmod 8. He'll start updating to 10 next year, by which time... --Rank

  • Chris M (unregistered)

    It's a pretty interesting CD even by Glass standards.

  • Kuli (unregistered)
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  • clevershark (cs)

    The father figure in that sport ad seems so happy and enthusiastic!

  • Rank Amateur (cs) in reply to Loren Pechtel
    Loren Pechtel:
    It's amazing how stupid some of the search tool and store links can be, especially e-bay. Some years back I was looking up a medical radioisotope--and got a e-bay ad for it!
    My favorite is when you google for snake oil (although it does make sense for plumbing).

    Alas, googling for senators or representatives yields disappointing results.

    --RA

  • Anonymously Yours (unregistered)

    Is worse than failure unsigned? If not, I think that first one is so bad it may come back as better than success.

  • garyman99 (cs)

    The best thing about the "Do sport run in your family" ad was that if you moved your mouse over the ad, the dad and kid would throw the "stones" at you. Hilarious. I sat at that page for at least 10 minutes laughing before I grabbed that screen shot.

    Note the anger in the child's eyes.

  • The peoples hypocrite (unregistered)

    That steam screen shot looks edited the bg on the text just doesnt look like the rest of the bg.

  • ForcedSterilizationsForAll (unregistered) in reply to clevershark
    clevershark:
    The father figure in that sport ad seems so happy and enthusiastic!

    I don't know what exactly that was sitting next to the "father" but it looked like a retarded midget.

  • ForcedSterilizationsForAll (unregistered) in reply to Rank Amateur
    Rank Amateur:
    Loren Pechtel:
    It's amazing how stupid some of the search tool and store links can be, especially e-bay. Some years back I was looking up a medical radioisotope--and got a e-bay ad for it!
    My favorite is when you google for snake oil (although it does make sense for plumbing).

    Alas, googling for senators or representatives yields disappointing results.

    --RA

    Sometimes you can get results when looking for black people or child slaves.

  • Lysis (cs) in reply to Kerin
    Kerin:
    Kerin:
    I'm pretty sure that bashing adulterers runs in everyone's family.
    note to self: HTML doesn't work. try to look like less of an idiot next time.

    Yeah, but you were first!!!!!1!!!

  • Bobert (unregistered)

    (obligatory geek whine) The first screenshot was a JPEG in the sidebar posting (83 kb) but has now been re-saved as PNG. All the original artifacts now 3x the size!

  • M Cassidy (unregistered)

    Priceless! lol!

  • clevershark (cs) in reply to ForcedSterilizationsForAll
    I don't know what exactly that was sitting next to the "father" but it looked like a retarded midget.

    Presumably it's the milkman's son.

  • Dave G. (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that they stone people to death like it's 2,000 years ago . . . and they justify it through religion.

    No, no . . . I will be impartial and just. I will try to see their logic.

    ETA: 1 year

  • Miquel "Fire" Burns (unregistered)

    I'm wondering the context of the ads for the debt thing...

  • Ponedonkey (unregistered)

    I want some debt! Where do i sign up? 7-14 days for delivery of debt, right?

  • jim steichen (unregistered)

    To anyone looking for debt: I have several for sale, shucks, I'd even be willing to give them away to the right owner!

  • Senator Silly (unregistered) in reply to Rank Amateur
    Rank Amateur:
    Loren Pechtel:
    It's amazing how stupid some of the search tool and store links can be, especially e-bay. Some years back I was looking up a medical radioisotope--and got a e-bay ad for it!
    My favorite is when you google for snake oil (although it does make sense for plumbing).

    Alas, googling for senators or representatives yields disappointing results.

    --RA

    That's ok. Most senators and representatives are rather disappointing anyway.

  • SMR (unregistered)

    Morocco - I remember one article talking about brain drain and what should be done to bring back competent people. Contextual advertisement was : american visa lottery.....

    got a screenshot but found no way to post it here!

  • Gparent (unregistered)

    That garry's mod screenshot is fake. Version 9 was never released on Steam, it was a standalone download.

  • clevershark (cs)

    Now that first one just made me think of the old Monty Python skit -- "Is your wife a sport, eh? Know what I mean, know what I mean, say no more!"

    It's oddly appropriate too!

  • @ (unregistered)

    The real WTF is big annoying ads like that. Though it is fun to trick "context-sensitive" ads into saying "Click here for books on: why ads that just fill in your search query are dumb" or "Click here to buy slaves".

    The installer just appears to be a generic "# seconds -> readable time" function being given a ridiculous number. In that context I'd be tempted to replace "more than 1 year" with "I have no idea".

  • Marcel (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that someone actually took the time to code 8765.8 hours = 1 year.

  • Marcel (unregistered) in reply to Marcel
    Marcel:
    TRWTF is that someone actually took the time to code 8765.8 hours = 1 year.
    and to beat the inevitable quoter:

    Yes, I know.

  • nckomodo (unregistered) in reply to Gparent
    Gparent:
    That garry's mod screenshot is fake. Version 9 was never released on Steam, it was a standalone download.
    it could possibly be a fake, but IIRC it did this when hl2 needed to be updated.
  • Mario (unregistered)

    Quick, click on "Launch game as soon as it's loaded", so you can start playing soon.

    Oh, rats.

    The captcha is one of my country's best foods... No, not chocolates, not our beer, not fries; keep guessing, there's a Brussels and a Liege version.

  • captain obvious (unregistered) in reply to Marcel
    Marcel:
    Marcel:
    TRWTF is that someone actually took the time to code 8765.8 hours = 1 year.
    and to beat the inevitable quoter:

    Yes, I know.

    You know what? That you're incredibly sad for taking into account centennial corrections when you shouldn't be?

    captcha: darwin (how fitting... no comment needed!)

  • The MAZZTer (cs) in reply to The peoples hypocrite
    The peoples hypocrite:
    That steam screen shot looks edited the bg on the text just doesnt look like the rest of the bg.

    Those are just JPEG artifacts.

    And that screenshot is the reason many programs usually don't display an estimate at first but wait a few seconds before generating one. The initial estimate is usually built off a speed of 0b/s or a slow speed.

    Gparent:
    That garry's mod screenshot is fake. Version 9 was never released on Steam, it was a standalone download.

    Actually, that dialog displays for user-made mods if the game the mod is based on requires an update. Not fake.

  • tin (cs) in reply to nckomodo
    nckomodo:
    Gparent:
    That garry's mod screenshot is fake. Version 9 was never released on Steam, it was a standalone download.
    it could possibly be a fake, but IIRC it did this when hl2 needed to be updated.

    I'll agree with that. I have a feeling it may also be possible to reproduce that screenshot by setting all the required games to manual updates only, and then run GMod when an update is required. Steam's pretty retarded when it comes to updates.

    Also, the real WTF in my opinion is that they actually had code to determine if it would take more than a year... Who's gonna hang around waiting if it even said "more than a week"?

  • Raw (unregistered)

    Your game will be ready in more than one year? Sounds like he is getting Duke Nukem Forever.

  • Watson (unregistered)

    Oh, I see what TRWTF is with the first one: The sentence in the advertisement is missing its '?'.

    It should have read:

    Does sport run in your family? Rollover.
  • Bulletmagnet (unregistered) in reply to clevershark
    clevershark:
    Now that first one just made me think of the old Monty Python skit -- "Is your wife a sport, eh? Know what I mean, know what I mean, say no more!"

    I thought of: No one is to stone anyone until I blow this whistle!

  • Petrograd (unregistered)

    Even the little add in the lower right corner adds to the stoning hilarity. (Wellington: Maori skulls to be returned to New Zealand)

    I now know what those 'stones' really were...

  • Hatshepsut (cs) in reply to jim steichen
    jim steichen:
    To anyone looking for debt: I have several for sale, shucks, I'd even be willing to give them away to the right owner!

    Buying and selling debt is a long-established business model.

  • Tei (unregistered)

    The Steam one seems good. You can put a big number of seconds, or a description. Most people will have no idea how hours is 93333 seconds. So a description is better. Nice youch to have the year things.

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Dave G.
    Dave G.:
    The real WTF is that they stone people to death like it's 2,000 years ago . . . and they justify it through religion.

    No, no . . . I will be impartial and just. I will try to see their logic.

    ETA: 1 year

    Exactly. What's wrong with gas, electrocution and lethal injection like us civilized folk.

  • Lord Parity, Last Count of Register (unregistered)

    Lycos has had that WTF going for more than a decade. When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I did a lot of searches. Lycos came up with a couple of helpful links: "Shop for prostate cancer" and "See what savvy investors are saying about prostate cancer". Alas, I couldn't get mine listed on NYSE.

  • Dlocky (unregistered) in reply to tin
    tin:
    Also, the real WTF in my opinion is that they actually had code to determine if it would take more than a year... Who's gonna hang around waiting if it even said "more than a week"?
    They used some library function to convert into human text. Alas what would be useful for a calendar system ("your next visit to the dentist is in more than one year") is stupid for a download time.
  • Emmett Brown (unregistered) in reply to Loren Pechtel
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  • GrandmasterB (unregistered)

    Oh my goodness that stoning ad is hysterical.

  • Noah (unregistered)

    Fake.

    You can't Update Gmod9, it's a mod, You would have to download indivdual updates.

  • triejan (unregistered)
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  • tharpa (cs) in reply to Dave
    Dave:

    Exactly. What's wrong with gas, electrocution and lethal injection like us civilized folk.

    Capital punishment in the U.S.: About 100 a year.

    Abortions in the U.S.: About 200 an hour.

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