• Data Monkey (unregistered)
    Your Linux is undefined ready. undefined.
    It's a naughty word filter. Insert your own.
  • A Nonny Mouse (cs)

    that size dropdown is bothering me. presumably the excel date conversion is US, so 2-Jan was originally 1/2 - but there is already a 1-2 in the list... quite a few of them are duplicated too. wtf?

  • dkf (cs)

    I like the one with the phone number, carefully leaving out the information that would be needed to contact them. Lovely…

  • dkf (cs)

    [Damn! Double-hit the button and this stupid site's Delete button isn't working...]

  • amischiefr (cs)

    Anybody else getting tired of the "hehe my phone number is in scientific notation hehe" WTFs? Do we really need to see another one every week (or every other)?

  • ifndef (unregistered)

    This comment is undefined ready

  • Smash King (cs)

    0.00000000001E+11ST!!!1!11!!

  • E.T. (phone home) (unregistered) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    Anybody else getting tired of the "hehe my phone number is in scientific notation hehe" WTFs? Do we really need to see another one every week (or every other)?
    It's not even a WTF. Just enter the phone number as shown, exponent and all, and most any recent smartphone will handle it. The world is almost out of phone numbers, so they're getting ready for the conversion to 20 digits.
  • steenbergh (cs)

    Can anyone read what the top one says? I'm really curious as to WHAT broke down there.

  • Wonz (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that "Graham" still uses Gaussian Blur filters to hide personal information.

  • SlyEcho (cs) in reply to steenbergh
    steenbergh:
    Can anyone read what the top one says? I'm really curious as to WHAT broke down there.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321454:
    At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details.
  • snoofle (cs)

    You know, you really do need to prepare kids for what will come their way in life, and what better way than to inflict them with error dialogs when they least expect it?

  • Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance (unregistered)

    The real WTF is OpenOffice Spreadsheet converting EVERY SINGLE DECIMAL ENTRY TO A DATE BY DEFAULT. This makes it out-of-the-box 100% unusable to every engineer on the planet.

    If you complain on a forum about it, after 3 snooty remarks someone will give you the fix, the snooty remarks being Europeans saying that "most of the world uses commas for decimals.". If most of their world does not include India and China and the entire New World, I guess it is a good default.

  • Smash King (cs) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    that size dropdown is bothering me. presumably the excel date conversion is US, so 2-Jan was originally 1/2 - but there is already a 1-2 in the list... quite a few of them are duplicated too. wtf?
    It looks like that list had two set of numbers: A-B and A/B. The oddest thing is, the conversion to a date didn't follow the same rule in a whole set and left the other intact. Instead, it created a May and July date from the A-B piece, but all the other months are from the A/B set.

    Also, I wonder why there aren't any numbers above 13 in the A/B format.

  • cwink (unregistered)

    Anyone else notice the "Ready to give you UNIX reliability at a Linux price."

  • E.T. (phone home) (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    You know, you really do need to prepare kids for what will come their way in life, and what better way than to inflict them with error dialogs when they least expect it?
    "When I'm using Windows" is not "when I least expect it".
  • John (unregistered)

    Not much point in mushing out the address if you leave the postcode in:

    Aramex House Old Bath Road Colnbrook SLOUGH SL3 0NS

  • Just "kid"ding (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    You know, you really do need to prepare kids for what will come their way in life
    So, remind me, why is kiddie pr0n illegal?
  • Jerkboy (unregistered) in reply to dkf

    Yeah, now when you found out what city he is from, he's so doomed...

    Or you can find out his country and area code from his "scientified" phone number. Wait, you already knew that?

  • Cryophallion (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse

    I'm guessing they used a cms, and since there was no jan-2 in the db, it just added it as another entry.

    This is what happens when you re-dump the data and pray that the dupes are just not entered as they already exist. This is also why I don't let customers use excel for dumping data into my databases. That way the relationships are correct, and they are forced to check to make sure it is formatted correctly. Little more work up front, a lot less looking stupid at the end, esp. for such a small table.

  • Fast Eddie (unregistered) in reply to E.T. (phone home)
    E.T. (phone home):
    snoofle:
    You know, you really do need to prepare kids for what will come their way in life, and what better way than to inflict them with error dialogs when they least expect it?
    "When I'm using Windows" is not "when I least expect it".
    *coffeescreen* *facepalm*
  • pvn (unregistered)

    i tried that undefined thing. it works the first time, after that it's really defined and saying 'migration'.

    TRWTF is someone wanting to migrate solaris to suse instead of opensolaris

  • kastein (cs) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    Anybody else getting tired of the "hehe my phone number is in scientific notation hehe" WTFs? Do we really need to see another one every week (or every other)?
    yes, but I'm getting more tired of "first" posts (seems people are finally slowing down on that crap...), captchas, and mindless drivel (see also: converting any of the wtf into a comment and expecting it to be funny)

    uncyclopedia on humor

  • Calm Mint (unregistered) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    I'm getting more tired of undefined (seems people are finally slowing down on that crap...), undefined, and mindless undefined (see also: converting any of the wtf into a comment and blah blah blah)
  • Not THAT Alex (unregistered) in reply to Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance
    Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance:
    The real WTF is OpenOffice Spreadsheet converting EVERY SINGLE DECIMAL ENTRY TO A DATE BY DEFAULT. This makes it out-of-the-box 100% unusable to every engineer on the planet.

    If you complain on a forum about it, after 3 snooty remarks someone will give you the fix, the snooty remarks being Europeans saying that "most of the world uses commas for decimals.". If most of their world does not include India and China and the entire New World, I guess it is a good default.

    Only if the New World you refers to includes only North America. Almost every country on Latin America (Mexico being a exception) uses comma.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to steenbergh
    steenbergh:
    Can anyone read what the top one says? I'm really curious as to WHAT broke down there.
    "At least one service or driver failed during system startup..."

    And I would hazard a guess that the service was the "DS1410D" service, which failed because the tablet does not have a parallel port.

  • jonnyq (cs) in reply to Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance
    Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance:
    The real WTF is OpenOffice Spreadsheet converting EVERY SINGLE DECIMAL ENTRY TO A DATE BY DEFAULT. This makes it out-of-the-box 100% unusable to every engineer on the planet.

    If you complain on a forum about it, after 3 snooty remarks someone will give you the fix, the snooty remarks being Europeans saying that "most of the world uses commas for decimals.". If most of their world does not include India and China and the entire New World, I guess it is a good default.

    I use Ubuntu and rarely touch OOo, so I have a vanilla install. I just opened up the spreadsheet program and started typing in things with decimals. Everything I could think of - 1.2, 12.12, 12.8, 12.9, 5.6 etc - gets treated as a number. Something with TWO decimals - 12.12.8 - gets converted to a date - 12/12/08.

    Also, considering that EVERY programming language ever uses full stops for decimals in syntax and when converting to a string by default, I don't believe you. Maybe you downloaded an en-GB version of OOo with different defaults. Or you're making things up.

  • Neil (unregistered) in reply to kastein
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  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Maybe you downloaded an en-GB version of OOo with different defaults. Or you're making things up.
    I doubt it's en-GB, we use periods for decimals and commas for thousand separators so it's unlikely that it would be localised in such a way as to convert decimal numbers into dates.
  • jonnyq (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    jonnyq:
    Maybe you downloaded an en-GB version of OOo with different defaults. Or you're making things up.
    I doubt it's en-GB, we use periods for decimals and commas for thousand separators so it's unlikely that it would be localised in such a way as to convert decimal numbers into dates.

    You're right. None of the "english" options give you the ability to use a different thousands separator or decimal.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    Quoting your link:

    Repetition. This one is stupid, but it works. Say something over and over, and then repeat it, and then say it some more. Two or three times. Example: In his spare time, young Luke Skywalker enjoyed driving his land speeder, whining, shooting womp-rats, cruising for chicks in Mos Eisley, whining, nerf-herding, and whining. Sometimes, driving a joke into the ground makes it funnier.

  • Winner! (unregistered)

    i liked fark's solution to the frist psot posts. They simply made them have a timestamp of 12:00 hours later, and that way it would always be the last post.

    are they running out of captchas?: ingenium

  • Winner! (unregistered) in reply to Code Dependent
    Code Dependent:
    Repetition. This one is stupid, but it works. Say something over and over, and then repeat it, and then say it some more. Two or three times. Example: In his spare time, young Luke Skywalker enjoyed driving his land speeder, whining, shooting womp-rats, cruising for chicks in Mos Eisley, whining, nerf-herding, and whining. Sometimes, driving a joke into the ground makes it funnier.

    A friend of mine calls this the David Letterman theory of comedy

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous

    As it happens I am an official Englander and we use the Queens head (God bless her soul) for thousand separaters and cups of tea for decimal points.

  • avflinsch (cs) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    You know, you really do need to prepare kids for what will come their way in life, and what better way than to inflict them with error dialogs when they least expect it?

    The error dialog doesn't seem to bother them any. Either they are already used to seeing it and don't care, or whatever is under that part of the screen is not important to what they are doing.

  • OldCoder (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    As it happens I am an official Englander and we use the Queens head (God bless her soul) for thousand separaters and cups of tea for decimal points.

    No English person would ever describe themselves as an "Englander". Pack up your stuff and go home, please.

  • Peter (unregistered) in reply to OldCoder
    OldCoder:
    Dave:
    As it happens I am an official Englander and we use the Queens head (God bless her soul) for thousand separaters and cups of tea for decimal points.
    No English person would *ever* describe themselves as an "Englander". Pack up your stuff and go home, please.
    Well, he describes himself as an official Englander, not a real one. That's probably why he forgot the apostrophe in "Queen's", and spelled "separator" wrongly.
  • Kensey (cs) in reply to avflinsch
    avflinsch:
    The error dialog doesn't seem to bother them any. Either they are already used to seeing it and don't care, or whatever is under that part of the screen is not important to what they are doing.

    On the contrary, the girl on the right seems rather taken aback. The expression on her face looks to me as though she's thinking "I didn't break it, did I?"

  • RandomUser423656 (unregistered) in reply to Wonz
    Wonz:
    TRWTF is that "Graham" still uses Gaussian Blur filters to hide personal information.
    The meta-WTF is that many people assume anything that isn't a black box is a Gaussian Blur. Now maybe Wonz actually reversed it first, so he might be an exception.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there are people out there who contrive blocks of random gray-ness just to sit back and laugh at the people who try to read what was "hidden". Or better still, Photoshop in fake info, and then blur it.

  • jpa (cs) in reply to jonnyq
    jonnyq:
    Auto Date Conversion- bane of my existance:
    The real WTF is OpenOffice Spreadsheet converting EVERY SINGLE DECIMAL ENTRY TO A DATE BY DEFAULT. This makes it out-of-the-box 100% unusable to every engineer on the planet.

    I use Ubuntu and rarely touch OOo, so I have a vanilla install. I just opened up the spreadsheet program and started typing in things with decimals. Everything I could think of - 1.2, 12.12, 12.8, 12.9, 5.6 etc - gets treated as a number. Something with TWO decimals - 12.12.8 - gets converted to a date - 12/12/08.

    Could be some locale-related problem. At work, Excel gives me the same problem: both 12.1 and 12,1 get treated as dates unless I use "format cells". It is an English Office on English Windows with Finnish locale settings.

  • none (unregistered)
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  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    As it happens I am an official Englander and we use the Queens head (God bless her soul) for thousand separaters and cups of tea for decimal points.
    I didn't even know the Queen gave head. Eewww...
  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to Winner!
    Winner!:
    Code Dependent:
    Repetition. This one is stupid, but it works. Say something over and over, and then repeat it, and then say it some more. Two or three times. Example: In his spare time, young Luke Skywalker enjoyed driving his land speeder, whining, shooting womp-rats, cruising for chicks in Mos Eisley, whining, nerf-herding, and whining. Sometimes, driving a joke into the ground makes it funnier.

    A friend of mine calls this the David Letterman theory of comedy

    "Hoo hoo! Ya hear that one, Paul? chuckle Wanted to go to Tashi Station...pick up some of those power converters...Power converters...Why don't you give us a little power converter music there...whop...ee-aa-ee-aa...Let's see...what else we got...Oh, Lindsay Lohan is back in the news...Hey Paul, I bet she could use some power converters, am I right? chuckle...aah, love those power converters..."

  • p (unregistered) in reply to none
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  • cconroy (cs) in reply to none
    none:
    The last image looks fake. http://www.novell.com/linux/unix-to-linux/ gives error 404.

    Try again. http://www.novell.com/linux/unixtolinux/

  • Technical Thug (cs)

    Resizing images in the browser is the real WTF.

  • rohcQaH (unregistered) in reply to pvn

    Let me quote their site:

    The more complex your IT environment, the less you can afford to be locked into expensive proprietary software and hardware
    .."and because we understood the problems with proprietary software, we'll just present this to you in a broken flash applet."

    Well done Novell.

  • Matt (unregistered)
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  • ImHere (unregistered)

    Shouldn't we consider the kids table error message as progress or at least more efficient??

    Normally you have an error, you print it out, lay it on a wooden table, take a picture of it, then post it.

    With this, the error is already on the table, so no need to print it out or put it on the table. Just need to take a picuter and send it in.

    See saved at least 2 steps if not more.

  • SR (unregistered) in reply to Kensey
    Kensey:
    avflinsch:
    The error dialog doesn't seem to bother them any. Either they are already used to seeing it and don't care, or whatever is under that part of the screen is not important to what they are doing.

    On the contrary, the girl on the right seems rather taken aback. The expression on her face looks to me as though she's thinking "I didn't break it, did I?"

    Today's lesson: ignore those dialogs, they're the sysadmin's problem.

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