• m0ffx (unregistered)

The weather one is probably straight from the climate model. probabilities outside the range 0-1 are usually a sign that something's wrong in the model. But weather modelling's an immensely complex business, so it's sort of understandable.

Captcha: secundum. Am I second? Well, I'll see when I hit submit.

• Not second (unregistered)

Really not second!

• akappa (unregistered) in reply to m0ffx
m0ffx:
The weather one is probably straight from the climate model. probabilities outside the range 0-1 are usually a sign that something's wrong in the model. But weather modelling's an immensely complex business, so it's sort of understandable.

Captcha: secundum. Am I second? Well, I'll see when I hit submit.

Are you joking, right? That clearly is an implementation's fault, not a model one.

• DaveAronson (cs) in reply to akappa
akappa:
m0ffx:
The weather one is probably straight from the climate model. probabilities outside the range 0-1 are usually a sign that something's wrong in the model. But weather modelling's an immensely complex business, so it's sort of understandable.
Are you joking, right? That clearly is an implementation's fault, not a model one.
Perhaps he meant "model" as in "model/view/controller design". Or the programmer was distracted by a scantily-clad hottie on a runway....
• dkf (cs)

Looks like Collingwood is going to end up in 1-16 with probability of 2702.76%! Does this mean that he will be cloned 26 times (plus a little bit)? How can they fit that much Collingwood into 16 places? It's all too much to bear!

• NaN (cs)

The real WTF is "A" and "P" instead of "AM" and "PM"... I hate lazy abbr's.

• yuumei (cs)
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM
At least we're told it's in the morning... maybe
• adiener (unregistered)

The bank robber article also fails at character encoding.

• sas (cs)

It's nice of Expedia (or whatever) to show the "real" rental prices instead of just the bullshit numbers that the rental companies quote you.

Budget's prices must be for driving through minefields.

• Dudemonkey (unregistered)

TRWTF is that there is something called "Footy Tipping." If I had to come up with the most Not That There's Anything Wrong With That phrase of the decade, it would be "footy tipping."

• FredSaw (cs) in reply to yuumei

That \$100 gift certificate really is on sale. It's regularly \$188. You just can't tell because of the strike-through.

yuumei:
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM
At least we're told it's in the morning... maybe
Who's your NaNny?

• NaN (cs) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
That \$100 gift certificate really is on sale. It's regularly \$188. You just can't tell because of the strike-through.
yuumei:
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM
At least we're told it's in the morning... maybe
Who's your NaNny?

...

• NaNarama (unregistered)
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM
I think it's missing a bit:
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM, Hey hey hey, Goodbye
• ratis (unregistered)

Heh, weathermen are the only people who can be constantly wrong and keep their jobs...

• FredSaw (cs) in reply to ratis
ratis:
Heh, weathermen are the only people who can be constantly wrong and keep their jobs...
Not true. Doctors get to bury their mistakes.
• Zecc (cs)

Funny that they the format the percentages with a thousands separator, but not the vote counts...

• SpamBot (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
ratis:
Heh, weathermen are the only people who can be constantly wrong and keep their jobs...
Not true. Doctors get to bury their mistakes.

I see what you did there...

captcha: damnum

• DeLos (cs) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
ratis:
Heh, weathermen are the only people who can be constantly wrong and keep their jobs...
Not true. Doctors get to bury their mistakes.

Not sure I would say they get to bury their "mistakes". Brings to mind malpractice. Especially if they are "constantly" wrong. But of course since medicine continues to contain a bit of art rather than just hard exacting science there is a place for mistakes being ok. Just look at any TV drama. They make it seem like there is no easy routine medicinal procedures (take x for x days, it'll clear up ... tell your wife).

• Anon Fred (unregistered) in reply to Zecc
Zecc:
Funny that they the format the percentages with a thousands separator, but not the vote counts...
Because the vote count is a plain int. But the percentage needs formatting to get it to show exactly 2 decimal places, and the thousands-separator is just a bonus of the library function.

Incidentally, the percentages assume the vote total is 109. I don't see how they got to that number, though. (Meaning, it isn't some integer overflow or similar, AFAICT.)

• fennec (cs)

At \$10,000/day, do you get to keep it after 2 days?

• FredSaw (cs) in reply to DeLos
DeLos:
Not sure I would say they get to bury their "mistakes".
Actually, I was going more for wordplay than stark accuracy. However...
DeLos:
Just look at any TV drama.
I hope to buddha TV dramas aren't an accurate representation of the state of medicine. If so, then our hospitals are filled with uncontrolled pandemonium with patients, their families and friends, and homeless people off the streets wandering in and out of delicate surgical operations at will, and the doctors are constantly having spontaneous sex with each other in every closet and empty room.
• ParkinT (cs) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
DeLos:
Not sure I would say they get to bury their "mistakes".
Actually, I was going more for wordplay than stark accuracy. However...
DeLos:
Just look at any TV drama.
I hope to buddha TV dramas aren't an accurate representation of the state of medicine. If so, then our hospitals are filled with uncontrolled pandemonium with patients, their families and friends, and homeless people off the streets wandering in and out of delicate surgical operations at will, and the doctors are constantly having spontaneous sex with each other in every closet and empty room.
Yup. That's a typical American hospital! Sounds like a fun place to work, eh?
• Matthew (unregistered) in reply to dkf
dkf:
Looks like Collingwood is going to end up in 1-16 with probability of 2702.76%! Does this mean that he will be cloned 26 times (plus a little bit)? How can they fit that much Collingwood into 16 places? It's all too much to bear!

Collingwood isn't a person. It's a team: Aussie Rules. That probably makes it easier.

• Resolute (unregistered)

Going from a -93% chance of rain to 113% chance isn't a WTF... it's a typical day in Calgary.

• Air Hadoken (cs) in reply to Matthew
Matthew:
Collingwood isn't a person.

Depends on the sport.

http://www.cricketzone.com/player/paul_collingwood/

• Chris (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw

lol wtf? It's clearly \$100 not \$188 nub.

• RH (unregistered)

TRWTF is FOX Providence's website. Usually takes a good 15 seconds to load their bajillion ads before the rest of the article loads.

• FredSaw (cs) in reply to Chris
Chris:
lol wtf? It's clearly \$100 not \$188 nub.
You're a little slow, aren't you.
• Saemundr (unregistered) in reply to Air Hadoken
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• m0ffx (cs) in reply to Saemundr
Saemundr:
Plus, since when do we class cricket as a sport? i thought that was just a reason to drink beer...
Beer doesn't need a reason to be drunk.
• Joe (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
That \$100 gift certificate really is on sale. It's regularly \$188. You just can't tell because of the strike-through.
yuumei:
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM
At least we're told it's in the morning... maybe
Who's your NaNny?

Don't you mean "Good morning Viet NaN!"?

• Rebecca (unregistered)

Pfft, we all know Collingwood will finish outside the 8 and the mighty Western Bulldogs will finish on top >:)

• Pseudonym (unregistered) in reply to NaNarama
NaNarama:
I think it's missing a bit:
undefined NaN, NaN NaN:NaN AM, Hey hey hey, Goodbye

NaN, NaN NaN:NaN BATMAN

• Nathan (unregistered) in reply to dkf

Collingwood is a Suburb of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Ergo, The Collingwood Magpies are a team in the AFL, (Australian Football League) and they usually have eighteen unique players on the field at any one time, with the rules specificially stipulating that cloning your best player will be deemed a breach of the salary cap.

• flukus (unregistered)

The AFL website is built with dotnetnuke, the access of web apps!

• Captain DaFt (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw
FredSaw:
DeLos:
Not sure I would say they get to bury their "mistakes".
Actually, I was going more for wordplay than stark accuracy. However...
DeLos:
Just look at any TV drama.
I hope to buddha TV dramas aren't an accurate representation of the state of medicine. If so, then our hospitals are filled with uncontrolled pandemonium with patients, their families and friends, and homeless people off the streets wandering in and out of delicate surgical operations at will, and the doctors are constantly having spontaneous sex with each other in every closet and empty room.
You WOULD tell me this just a week before I graduated Med School! (Now what do I do? Become a lawyer?)
• Axeman (unregistered) in reply to dkf

Collingwood is actually the team's name... (they are the dodgy bogan team with only half of their natural teeth...) chances of them winning a final is almost zip... :)

• notromda (cs)

Footy Tipping? that was the first thing on that one that made me say wtf...

• tin (cs)

The real WTF is that most people reckon Collingwood are going to be above the bottom 4.

Note: I'm in NRL country here and I even know who/what Collingwood are.

• krp (unregistered) in reply to dkf

Collingwood is a team, not a he. But you're right anyway, that website is horrible.

• Martin (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw

Yes, that's what we Germans think of your hospitals :-)

• Spectre (cs)

I wonder why percent miscalculations comprise such a large percentage of the submissions? Is it really that hard to calculate percents?

Also: JPEG screenshots suck.

• TheSasquatch (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw

[quote user="DeLos"]Just look at any TV drama.[/quote] ...the doctors are constantly having spontaneous sex with each other in every closet and empty room.[/quote]

Where do I sign?

• Troll mode on (unregistered)

Real WTF is that all chart drawing components not checking for valid values and always breaking layout when something goes wrong!

• Grant (unregistered) in reply to dkf

Actually, Collingwood is a team in the AFL (Australian Rules game - www.afl.com.au :)

• Jurgen (unregistered) in reply to dkf

Well, Collingwood is a team, so they just don't bother to add all the individuals' scores to one total, or ... well, never mind, Collingwood s..cks as any Aussie can tell. Right..?

• A. Thousand Separators (unregistered) in reply to Zecc
Zecc:
Funny that they the format the percentages with a thousands separator, but not the vote counts...
So NOW we know what happened. The developers wanted to test whether the thousands separators worked for the percentages.

But the bloody percentages just kept being too low all the time, so they had to temporarily multiply the figures by 100. (Then they deployed the test version to production, of course.)

• Bob (unregistered) in reply to dkf

I don't think they mean cricketer Collingwood....

I think they mean Collingwood Football Club (Australian Rules - AFL)

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