• pinkduck (cs)

    Do solar panels work with moonlight to any significant degree?

  • ParkinT (cs)

    WOW WTF WHOA

    LOL

  • Joe Rai (unregistered)

    omg... first?

    Todays my lucky day! ( Or night since I'm in Australia )

  • ParkinT (cs) in reply to pinkduck

    It is solar panels that CREATE moonlight!

  • LWD (unregistered)

    "Don't tell me you're still using those solar panels that require sunlight, are you?"

    No I'm not, I'm using a solar panel that is has nano-antennae that capture infra-red radiation and convert it to energy (the sun gives out loads of infra-red radiation). Infra-red radiation is still around at night and this is how it works so not a WTF at all.

  • LWD (unregistered) in reply to LWD

    for energy read electricity...

  • LWD (unregistered)

    OR it is working by harnessing the power of starlight...

  • Mr Someone (unregistered)

    I thought the ad for Trend Internet Security "PRO" was one of the WTFs.

  • What's up with the captcha? (unregistered)

    Pinus is not in my dictionary, but from a quick search on the internet, I learned that it is a family of trees. What's funny about that?

  • DaveAronson (cs) in reply to What's up with the captcha?
    What's up with the captcha?:
    Pinus is not in my dictionary, but from a quick search on the internet, I learned that it is a family of trees. What's funny about that?
    Gives a whole new meaning to "having a woody"....
  • NaN (cs)

    DECK HEADS!

  • Eric (unregistered)

    Technically the solar panel could charge by night as well. if, for example, there was a full moon, or a nearby streetlight. That's not really an error I think.

  • Southern (unregistered)

    Bad comment ruins Buddhist article in bad karma site.

  • Tim (unregistered)

    To all the people saying solar panels can 'technically' work at night: I think the internal resistance of the solar panel would be more than enough to soak up the tiny amount of energy they produce. Even bright moonlight is many orders of magnitude less intense than sunlight. Wikipedia says the moon is 500,000 times fainter than the sun. So a 10W solar panel in daylight might produce 20 microwatts in moonlight. This is clearly not enough to do any charging!

    Also the captcha in the article and thedailywtf captcha look really really easy to break...

  • Adriano (unregistered)

    From the words-in-foreign-languages-sound-funny-in-ours dept Pinus means "pine tree" in Latin. Which is somewhat used in captchas, as we can see here.

    Next there will be a captcha WTF about Uranus, I'll bet.

  • Matt.C (cs) in reply to LWD
    Far away The ship is taking me far away Far away from the memories Of the people who care if I live or die

    Starlight I will be chasing the starlight Until the end of my life I don't know if it's worth it anymore

    Hold you in my arms I just wanted to hold You in my arms

    My life You electrify my life Let's conspire to ignite All the souls that would die just to feel alive

    But I'll never let you go If you promised not to fade away Never fade away

    Our hopes and expectations Black holes and revelations Our hopes and expectations Black holes and revelations

    Go Muse!

    Addendum (2008-06-17 09:19): In reply to

    OR it is working by harnessing the power of starlight...

  • Bodero (unregistered)

    Obviously the EULA user needs to open his browser window first and enter his hotel's access code before he tries to use any other Internet application.

  • notme (unregistered) in reply to What's up with the captcha?
    What's up with the captcha?:
    Pinus is not in my dictionary, but from a quick search on the internet, I learned that it is a family of trees. What's funny about that?

    TRWTF is that pronounciation in the english language is so sloppy that you can exchange all the vowels in a word and still get something that sounds mostly like the original.

  • Bobbo (unregistered) in reply to Matt.C
    Matt.C:
    Far away The ship is taking me far away...

    Go Muse!

    Yay! I was learning to play that this morning. Looking forward to seeing them this summer!

  • Andy Goth (cs)

    Lunar panels, hehehe.

  • Franky (unregistered)

    I wonder if I manually change the EULA in the WOW directory if it would prompt me to re-accept it and show whatever I put in there. I'll try it out and if it works it will lead to all kinds of fun. I can change the EULA on my wife's computer and have it say things like "Why are you playing World of Warcraft? Go cook some eggs!"

  • Random832 (cs)

    LABEL 10 PT | Comment head is 11pt Tahoma Bold

  • RainyRat (unregistered)

    Hang on, aren't mandalas (mandalae?) supposed to be destroyed? Yes, I know it's supposed to happen after they're finished, but I can't think of a better illustration of the transitory nature of things. Wonder if the monks saw it that way too...

  • insta (cs) in reply to RainyRat

    I live in KCMO, and this caused quite the ruckus a few years ago. The monks definitely were not upset, and saw it quite like you said :)

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Andy Goth
    Andy Goth:
    Lunar panels, hehehe.
    Don't knock 'em. They work if you use a high-quality tinfoil hat.
  • Pat (unregistered)

    The EULA problem is caused by a corupted file. Have you been Alt-F4-ing out of the game? Shame on you.

  • danixdefcon5 (cs)

    Oh. I see. The editor for that subtitle is a "deck head". ;)

  • ChazzMichaelMichaels (unregistered) in reply to pinkduck

    Comment 11pt Arial

  • sysop073 (cs)

    The real WTF is Blizzard is using innerHTML to change the container contents

  • LEGO (unregistered) in reply to danixdefcon5
    danixdefcon5:
    Oh. I see. The editor for that subtitle is a "deck head". ;)

    Exactly, a Pinus!

  • Spacecoyote (cs)

    There was a bottle labled "pinus" in my biology class a few years ago. It was a preserved specimen of pine seeds.

  • Nate (unregistered) in reply to Pat

    ALT-F4? Me? Never. <_<;

  • James Schend (unregistered)

    The worst thing about the WOW EULA viewer:

    It has the sentence "The EULA has changed!" at the top of the screen, apparently part of the backdrop image or something. Then the first first line of the EULA reads, "last updated: 2007" or invariably some date far in the past. Liars.

    They should change that text to read: "Our lawyers have us by the balls!"

  • incoherent (unregistered) in reply to James Schend
    James Schend:
    The worst thing about the WOW EULA viewer:

    It has the sentence "The EULA has changed!" at the top of the screen, apparently part of the backdrop image or something. Then the first first line of the EULA reads, "last updated: 2007" or invariably some date far in the past. Liars.

    They should change that text to read: "Our lawyers have us by the balls!"

    The banner sentence is inaccurate. It should read "You've just downloaded a new patch. Why not re-read the EULA even though it hasn't changed in two years and you never read it anyway?"

    Also, there should be a picture of a level 70 elite Clippy next to it.

  • Andy Goth (cs) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    Andy Goth:
    Lunar panels, hehehe.
    Don't knock 'em. They work if you use a high-quality tinfoil hat.
    My hat is made out of aluminum* foil. Does that count?

    (*) or, if you prefer, "aluminium"

  • ClaudeSuck.de (cs) in reply to What's up with the captcha?
    What's up with the captcha?:
    Pinus is not in my dictionary, but from a quick search on the internet, I learned that it is a family of trees. What's funny about that?

    But when you're 13 years old you might still be laughing about it.

  • Big Deal (unregistered) in reply to Southern

    The funny thing is that you're SUPPOSED to destroy Mandalas. It's just that you wait until they're finished, first.

    They're supposed to demonstrate the "impermanence of all things" or some crap like that.

    So no real harm done. The kid actually saved them a day or two of making the stupid thing!

  • jayps (unregistered)

    If the EULA contained FILE_NOT_FOUND, will the choices be TRUE or FALSE?

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to notme
    notme:
    TRWTF is that pronounciation in the english language is so sloppy that you can exchange all the vowels in a word and still get something that sounds mostly like the original.

    What? 'Pee-niss' and 'py-nuss' don't sound anything alike.

  • Mccheese (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    notme:
    TRWTF is that pronounciation in the english language is so sloppy that you can exchange all the vowels in a word and still get something that sounds mostly like the original.

    What? 'Pee-niss' and 'py-nuss' don't sound anything alike.

    Yes but how come PENis and PEN don't sound the same.

  • BlueEagle (unregistered)

    These solar charged things only work for about six months of the year here in Alta, Norway. In the summer it's sun all the time so they never come on and in winter there's no sun at all so they don't get charged.

    What a waste.

  • Nick (unregistered)
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  • troels (unregistered)

    The solar panels would indeed work just fine, if you are north of the polar circle (Or south, depending on which pole). Would only work through the summer of course.

    Of course, if you're traveling with an amoured polarbear, I may be wrong.

  • MrP (unregistered)

    Would be better if there was a site accessibility option to 'Listen to the code', it'd be like Stephen Hawking switching physics for a sex education lecture

  • Ric (unregistered)

    Pinus is the Latin name for pine; the captcha was just being classical. The poster was the immature person.

    CAPTCHA: argue. Nice for this post.

  • An apprentice (unregistered)

    These EULAs keep getting more and more complicated, now it seems you need a full-fledged HTML rendering engine and a JavaScript interpreter just to display them!

  • rawsteak (cs)

    when the user typed in the captcha, did the webpage ask him, "is it in yet?"

  • bjolling (cs) in reply to LWD
    LWD:
    OR it is working by harnessing the power of starlight...

    All solar panels I know of are working on starlight. The sun being the closest star to this planet.

  • Dagur (unregistered)

    If you live in Iceland you can use those solar panels 24-hours a day during the summer

  • el_oscuro (cs) in reply to notme
    notme:
    What's up with the captcha?:
    Pinus is not in my dictionary, but from a quick search on the internet, I learned that it is a family of trees. What's funny about that?

    TRWTF is that pronounciation in the english language is so sloppy that you can exchange all the vowels in a word and still get something that sounds mostly like the original.

    Klasseck!!!

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