• absx (unregistered) in reply to foxyshadis

    The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.

  • suscipit (unregistered) in reply to absx
    absx:
    The pear sign says "Conference" something. I've seen that happened to printed PDF files sometimes - each character printed is the character following the PDF character (C becomes D, o becomes p and so on). Where these extra bits come from, I can't say.
    I've indeed seen PDF files where text became garbled like that when copied and pasted. I'd like to think it's a bug, and not some silly anti-copy method (I don't know much about the internals of PDF files).
  • phillipe (unregistered)

    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....

  • phillipe (unregistered) in reply to phillipe
    phillipe:
    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....

    PEARS goddamit!

  • Scott (unregistered) in reply to Code Slave
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".

    Nom nom nom nom nom nom.....

    As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....

  • Millipede (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

    (They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)

    Also, White people stole my car.

  • Millipede (unregistered) in reply to Millipede
    Millipede:
    Norman Diamond:
    That bundler would be useful in searching MSDN. A few years ago after getting tons of useless results from MSDN articles that didn't solve a particular problem, I got frustrated and typed "fuck you" into MSDN's search box. Of course I just did it out of frustration. I didn't expect any matches on that one. Silly me. MSDN found around 9 matching articles.

    (They were not MSDN's "social" site. MSDN's "social" site didn't exist yet.)

    Also, White people stole my car.
    Actually (true story) I rang a company once with a complaint over an invoice or statement. An automated system asked: "What is the reason for your call?", so I replied, "Because you cunts are fucking idiots" The machine responded: "I think you need 'accounts'; is this correct?"

  • (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    The one with the pears says something about "Aspo", which is obviously a misspelling for ASBO.
    I think you missed the real message, no typo here.

    You're welcome.

    Akismet, screw your electronic ass.

  • Obvious Man (unregistered)

    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?

  • Web Dude (unregistered)

    hoe-bundler, aka a roll of carpet. Make sure you use that one AFTER the fuck_you_bundler, otherwise that's just wasteful.

  • (cs) in reply to d
    d:
    Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
    +1
    Obvious Man:
    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
    You sir, are the first!
  • The Iceman (unregistered)

    Oracle is trying to go one better on Donald Rumsfeld, who only ever got to "unknown unknowns".

    Captcha: paratus, which the Coast Guard is semper.

  • Obvious Man (unregistered)

    Konami code FTW on the elevator! Surprised no one else noticed that.

    Incidentally, when I get in an elevator, I'm trying NOT to end up in the same place I just left.

  • Frank (unregistered) in reply to Manuel

    That's Walmart's trademark!

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Scott
    Scott:
    As for the elevator, it's clearly warning the people in the lift that the doors are closing. Sure, a well timed shot might be able to show the arrows, but only an absolute dickhead would think it's a WTF....I guess that's why there's so many comments about it here....

    Umm, wouldn't the fact that the elevator doors are closing be enough of an indication that the elevator doors are closing?

  • danny (unregistered)

    fuck_you_first_post

  • I AM FIRST (unregistered) in reply to PiisAWheeL
    PiisAWheeL:
    d:
    Count yourself lucky - it's generally worse when Oracle installs something successfully. If it did, you'd be in for a world of pain.
    +1
    Obvious Man:
    Cool, the elevator looks like the Konami code. No one has mentioned that yet, have they?
    You sir, are the frist!
    FTFY

    Also, FRIST POST!!!

  • Not that guy (unregistered)

    I regret having to tell you this. Alyx is dead. She died while escaping from Civil Protection. We hope Gordon can find a suitable partner now.

    (IFYOUKNOWWHATIMEAN)

  • Dirk (unregistered)

    The EveryOtherDailyWTF strikes again!

  • (cs) in reply to shadowman
    shadowman:
    Code Slave:
    Well the first part of the pear sign (alltid lagt pris) is Swedish and says "always put a price".

    The second half is just about as meaningful as "Umm bork bork umm bork bork umm bork bork bork".

    So in other words, it's just your everyday, typical Swedish sign.

    Hey, I bought one of those at IKEA last year.

    It was crap, but it came with a free plate of meatballs.

  • uns (unregistered)

    last!

    Akismet is also last.

  • NO U (unregistered) in reply to uns
  • Sayer (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?

    Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.

  • Sayer (unregistered) in reply to phillipe
    phillipe:
    phillipe:
    I've read enough Asterix to know that the sign on the peers is simply a foreign language....

    As for the Oracle one, it clearly states to send 3 unknown files...I'm not sure what Michael C is wondering about - find 3 files that you don't know and send them....If needs be, just choose the word documents attached to the next 3 emails you get with a mutually beneficial offer....

    PEARS goddamit!

    Thank you.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to Sayer
    Sayer:
    Norman Diamond:
    Blockbuster's BSOD is right on target. That BSOD is from Windows XP not Vista. Windows XP came on CD not DVD. What else would you expect when trying to get a CD from a DVD rental site?
    Also they probably used flat head instead of phillips head screws when mounting the monitor, so there's that.
    My disk drives get mounted in notebook PCs by screws that are both flat head and Phillips head at the same time.

    None of my Zorkmids feature Phillips heads though.

  • Steven Seagal's ponytail (unregistered) in reply to Dazed
    Dazed:
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:
    oh and the real WTF on that one is the fact that they are programming Ruby in Windows on an IDE. lol!
    For the benefit of us that haven't used Ruby, why is that a WTF?

    Oh, sorry. A couple reasons:

    1. Using a Java-type IDE for Ruby development just doesn't make much sense... it's like using Eclipse to write JavaScript. I guess it's because almost everything happens at runtime.
    2. Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.
  • cousteau (unregistered)

    I still haven't decided which comment about the elevator was better; the one of DDR (which was also my first thought), the Wonka and Hitchhiker's Guide ones (didn't see those coming), or the Konami one.

    I think the Konami one. Laughed out loud.

  • Spewin Coffee (unregistered)

    Now that Oracle has refused to install, you can go install a real database.

    Zing!

  • Sam I am (unregistered)

    Wow, I recognize that receipt xml. I think I Know exactly what the problem is.

  • tatsujin (unregistered) in reply to Steven Seagal's ponytail
    Steven Seagal's ponytail:
    2) Although I think it's gotten much better, Ruby's ecosystem is really built for Unix, and developing on Windows is a huge PITA because lots of gems either won't install or may do crazy things at runtime because they are expecting to be run on a Unix-like OS. It's kind of like using Cygwin instead of just ponying up and installing a real Unix server.
    Actually, to the reporter's defense, he didn't mention anything about windows.
  • Jonathan (unregistered)

    Re: the elevator -- You should have interpreted it as a DDR move and then done that step (back, left, left) and seen if anything happened!

  • pplanet (unregistered)

    Hey, I've noticed the same thing at Heathrow Terminal 1 not long ago! I suppose they'll start checking up on the cooling once the screens begin to combust.

  • Autochron (unregistered)

    the supermarket sign sign is supposed to say "Conference päron" , then below, "NEDERLANDER K"-something, can't make out the last part and don't know Swedish. So yeah, it's the PDF thing."

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