• Warren (unregistered)

    Have you seen a blue screen of death in an Error'd? Have you seen a blue screen of death in an Error'd? Have you seen a blue screen of death in an Error'd?

  • pjt33 (cs)

    I think that Hawaiian Airlines also need to advertise for an HR intern with a minimum 3 months proof-reading experience. That's a skill that's clearly missing from their posse.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    Yeah, I work with some guys in Canada. Fortunately they're not provided by Lowest Bidder, Inc. and they weren't selected by family connections.

    Hawaiian Airlines still confuses me though. If they depend on work done in other states (offshore), why do they care which state this candidate is in?

  • _undefined (cs)

    XENA HD's DRM implementation is TRWTF.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    It didn't bug me too much when an airline entertainment system crashed and rebooted Linux. TRWTF was that after navigating to the movie I'd been watching, it insisted on restarting from the beginning instead of letting me set it to approximately the point it had reached before crashing.

  • Maurizio (unregistered)

    The little penguin in the plane crash look like the Mandriva (or the old Mandrake Linux) penguin.

  • Watson (cs)

    TRWTF is watching digital television at 480i resolution.

  • Tux "Tuxedo" Penguin (unregistered) in reply to Maurizio
    Maurizio:
    The little penguin in the plane crash look like the Mandriva (or the old Mandrake Linux) penguin.

    No, it's just regular Tux.

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    TRWTF is overscan on an LCD monitor, especially with a digital TV signal. Maybe the TV is just in some goofy auto-stretch mode, which is also a general WTF.

  • Donkey (unregistered)

    Outsourcing at it's best - bad english, communication, and development skills are required.

  • Wayne Gretzky (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond

    They care because Hawaii is like a different country and mainland Americans are foreigners. What's Canada got to do with it? Besides beating you guys in hockey in the Olympics!

  • YellowOnline (unregistered)

    "$esc.html($data.profile.name.split(" ")[0])"

    I would assume they have a field 'FirstName' and a field 'LastName' and then they create a variable that contains 'FullName'. Why do they do a split on 'FullName' (ie. $data.profile.name) and don't they directly call 'FirstName' ($data.profile.firstname or so)?

    Captcha: illum. Inating, isn't it?

  • All jokes aside (unregistered) in reply to YellowOnline

    It's because they're stupid code monkeys that only know one thing: sit ass in seat and bill the client for shoddy work.

  • Pock Suppet (unregistered)

    TRWTF is using checkboxes instead of radio buttons.

  • Coyne (cs)

    "Wow! The database shrunk so far that it collapsed in on itself!" Tim writes.

    He doesn't say, but what I wanted to know is what happens when he releases that negative space.

  • Andrew (unregistered) in reply to Pock Suppet

    Considering that Hawaii is surrounded entirely by water, a development team anywhere else could be considered "offshore".

    Pock Suppet:
    TRWTF is using checkboxes instead of radio buttons.
    I bet they didn't use <label> either.
  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    So what's the black circle below the screen? Is the elevator run by MS HAL 9000?

  • el Guapo (unregistered) in reply to Coyne

    The real WTF is that he is shrinking tempdb. /sigh

  • DES (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    TRWTF is overscan on an LCD monitor, especially with a digital TV signal.

    I've never seen a flatscreen TV that didn't overscan out of the box. You have to switch the picture mode from “fullscreen” to “just scan” or “unscaled” or something like that—it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Many HTPCs and console games have a configuration option for overscan compensation. IIRC, the Ouya used to but no longer does; the knob is still there but doesn't do anything except tell you to adjust your TV.

    Here's why, apparently: http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/27/hd-101-overscan-and-why-all-tvs-do-it/

  • DES (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    So what's the black circle below the screen? Is the elevator run by MS HAL 9000?

    My guess: the speaker and microphone for the emergency intercom.

  • Not Hans (unregistered)

    Wouldn't everything in Hawaii be offshore?

  • cellocgw (cs)

    Hey, how was Zoltan Kodaly able to submit something 45 years after he died?

  • Blah (unregistered)

    Tim evidently didn't read the SQL Server EULA which states that Microsoft can, at any point, search your system before collapsing it into a digital black hole.

  • F (unregistered) in reply to Donkey
    Donkey:
    Outsourcing at it's best - bad english, communication, and development skills are required.

    Required, yes. Wanted, no. And there, in a nutshell, is the fundamental problem with outsourcing.

  • Harry Borlze (unregistered)

    "Do you have any experience working with offshore DEVELOPER DEVELOPER DEVELOPER DEVELOPER teams?"

    (question asked while jumping around like a frantic monkey)

  • Flash (cs) in reply to Donkey
    Donkey:
    Outsourcing at [it's] its best - bad [english] English...
    FTFY
  • gil (unregistered) in reply to cellocgw
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  • Under Oath (unregistered)

    Known-unknowns, things that we know of, but haven't found the answers to.

    Unknown-unknowns, things that we haven't conceived of, and thus can't know the answers to.

    Unknown-unknown-unknowns, ???. Knowing how to describe how it's unknown would make it an Unknown-unknown.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    It didn't bug me too much when an airline entertainment system crashed and rebooted Linux. TRWTF was that after navigating to the movie I'd been watching, it insisted on restarting from the beginning instead of letting me set it to approximately the point it had reached before crashing.
    I've had one crash on me as well. I was a little bit surprised when I saw that it actually wasn't a Windows terminal.
  • tharpa (cs) in reply to gil
    gil:
    Alex is apparently working through the backlog of WTF submissions...

    I was under the impression that Alexander the Great now has little involvement with the day-to-day selection of submissions.

  • Edgar Liffelen (unregistered)

    I just find it funny that he said "Your mom is not relevant" and yet you brought it up.

  • da Doctah (cs)

    That's the thing about offshore development teams. You have to tell them everything three times before they get it.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Edgar Liffelen
    Edgar Liffelen:
    I just find it funny that he said "Your mom is not relevant" and yet you brought it up.
    No, he did.
  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to da Doctah
    da Doctah:
    That's the thing about offshore development teams. You have to tell them everything three times before they get it.
    for(int whip=0; whip<=3; whip++) {
       DoIt();
    }
    
  • Matt Westwood (cs)

    Don't knock offshore teams. Sometimes you get to go "offshore" and the places you go to are often really nice.

  • Ken Mitchell (unregistered)

    Of course, Hawaiian Airlines was the airline that, in 1990, allowed their ad in the local phone book to expire so that nobody could look them up. This was before the Internet, back when EVERYBODY used the phone book.

    And since they'd already cut reimbursements to travel agents, they were darn near out of business.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to Wayne Gretzky
    Wayne Gretzky:
    They care because Hawaii is like a different country and mainland Americans are foreigners.
    Mainland Americans are offshore to them, not foreign to them.
    Wayne Gretzky:
    What's Canada got to do with it?
    I guess you're asking me that. I just mentioned that yes I do work with offshore development teams and they're located in Canada. Problems with outsourcing aren't caused by location, they're caused by incompetence, such as one would get from Lowest Bidder Inc. or family connections.
    Wayne Gretzky:
    Besides beating you guys in hockey in the Olympics!
    Not being a sports fan I didn't notice if Japan has an Olympic hockey team, or if you beat them. I enjoyed a poster that some poster posted somewhere, you vs. USA with a caption that the loser has to keep Bieber.
  • Meep (unregistered) in reply to Pock Suppet
    Pock Suppet:
    TRWTF is using checkboxes instead of radio buttons.

    TRWTF is even asking those questions. Just list the requirements, if the candidate doesn't think they meet them, they won't go ahead. If the candidate is full of crap, making them click a button won't stop them.

    BTW, what the hell is a "transactional web-based application"?

  • Spencer (unregistered) in reply to el Guapo
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  • galgorah (cs) in reply to Coyne
    Coyne:
    "Wow! The database shrunk so far that it collapsed in on itself!" Tim writes.

    He doesn't say, but what I wanted to know is what happens when he releases that negative space.

    My guess, would be that the system crashed hard and the other databases became corrupted.

    Shrinking a database in general is usually a bad idea. Shrinking tempdb.... Well thats just dangerous.

  • Cantabrigian (cs) in reply to Meep
    Meep:
    Pock Suppet:
    TRWTF is using checkboxes instead of radio buttons.

    TRWTF is even asking those questions. Just list the requirements, if the candidate doesn't think they meet them, they won't go ahead. If the candidate is full of crap, making them click a button won't stop them.

    BTW, what the hell is a "transactional web-based application"?

    Or even "transacstional".

  • Robert (unregistered) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    da Doctah:
    That's the thing about offshore development teams. You have to tell them everything three times before they get it.
    for(int whip=0; whip<=3; whip++) {
       DoIt();
    }
    

    ... or four times, just to make sure they get it.

  • chubertdev (cs)

    Glad that someone caught that.

  • a (unregistered) in reply to DES

    My circa 2010 Samsung TV requires setting the output label to "PC".

  • Jonathan Wilson (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that someone is using windows (of all things) to run a TV station play out system. Or an elevator for that matter (An elevator shouldn't even need a computer system, let alone one running Windows)

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered) in reply to Jonathan Wilson
    Jonathan Wilson:
    The real WTF is that someone is using windows (of all things) to run a TV station play out system.
    Well yeah embedded Linux would be better. By the way I'm running Windows to listen to some Tartini violin concertos and post to thedailywtf at the same time, and this computer cost less than the stereo that I bought 30 years ago.
    Jonathan Wilson:
    Or an elevator for that matter (An elevator shouldn't even need a computer system, let alone one running Windows)
    You have a lot to learn about elevators. You could start by reading a section of one of Knuth's books where he commented on how much he learned about elevators while writing that section. It's amazing that elevators ever ran without computers.

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