• Saladin (cs)
    and retire a classic (Pop-Up Potpourri)
    What? Nooooooo! Those were the best part of the site.

    EDIT: Well, three times a week kind of makes up for it, I guess, but it was still nice having 10+ WTFs in one big post once in a while. I guess I could get used to the change :)

  • travisowens (cs)

    I actually prefer the new style of having more frequent posts on TheDailyWTF with lesser content, I'd rather have 3 "Error'd" posts a week than one big one.

  • Joel (unregistered)

    You may not want to click even if you're on a high speed connection. My Firefox process is now bloated out to a mem size of about 311MB.

  • H3SO5 (cs)

    Not first.

    And I agree, 3 times a week is better.

  • Pap (cs)

    The Real WTF™ is that the quantity limit (of 99,999) seems to be coded into the page itself by this tag:

    <input type="hidden" name="maap_bb_qty_limit" value="99999" />

    So if you need more than 99,999, be sure to modify that tag in the page source before submitting your order.

  • Stooge (unregistered)

    Wow. So, I put 99999.

    Comes out to around 4.4 million dollars.

    And with a shipping weight of around 8.8 ounces each, it's 55 thousand pounds (27.5 thousand tons).

    I wonder how many truckloads that is...

  • shaeffer (unregistered) in reply to Saladin
    Saladin:
    What? Nooooooo! Those were the best part of the site.

    EDIT: Well, three times a week kind of makes up for it, I guess, but it was still nice having 10+ WTFs in one big post once in a while. I guess I could get used to the change :)

    I agree - and the name sounds like someone is a fan of Strong Bad :)

  • JF (unregistered) in reply to Stooge
    Stooge:
    Wow. So, I put 99999.

    Comes out to around 4.4 million dollars.

    And with a shipping weight of around 8.8 ounces each, it's 55 thousand pounds (27.5 thousand tons).

    I wonder how many truckloads that is...

    I'll let you know, I just ordered 50,000 bottles but it's currently on back order...

    Captcha : doom (it was doomsday for Firefox when I tried loading the page...)

  • Billy Bob Jamie Joe Hickboy (unregistered)

    Good grief... freaking use a textfield.

  • Jimmy (unregistered) in reply to JF

    If you had applied for the Amazon.com Visa, you would have saved $30, making your total only $2,184,470.00

  • janey (unregistered)

    Who wouldnt want that? ;-)

  • Matthew (unregistered)

    Agreed! Quantity is better than quality!

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    The real WTF is it's individual pills, not bottles. Each one is shrink wrapped to a piece of cardboard with a coupon for TurboTax and an ad for Spider-Man 3.

  • Neil (unregistered)

    Your current subtotal: $4,368,956.31
    Amazon.com Visa savings: -$30.00 <--------- LOL Your cost after savings: $4,368,926.31

  • FlyboyFred (unregistered) in reply to Stooge

    55,000 pounds would be about one full truckload and part of another. An 18-wheeler usually has a payload of about 45,000 pounds.

  • Glenn Lasher (unregistered) in reply to JF
    And with a shipping weight of around 8.8 ounces each, it's 55 thousand pounds (27.5 thousand tons).

    Erm... I think you meant 27.5 tons, not 27.5 thousand tons....

    The real WTF is that we are still not using the metric system.

    Also, testing the CAPTCHA breakage.... I should be typing "tacos" but I am instead typing "iamnotarobot". Let's see if it believes me.

  • PS (unregistered)
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  • Khanmots (unregistered) in reply to Joel
    Joel:
    You may not want to click even if you're on a high speed connection. My Firefox process is now bloated out to a mem size of about 311MB.

    Whereas after opening that my Opera process is sitting at 105MB with around 70 other tabs open...

    Just couldn't resist the chance for a jab. :)

  • CrankyPants (unregistered) in reply to Khanmots
    Khanmots:
    Opera . . . with around 70 other tabs open...

    Sorry, but that's the real WTF!

  • dkf (unregistered) in reply to FlyboyFred
    FlyboyFred:
    55,000 pounds would be about one full truckload and part of another. An 18-wheeler usually has a payload of about 45,000 pounds.

    Do they have the option of sending it in a 40ft shipping container? Those things can take 26,500 kg of content, which should be enough, assuming they can squash it all in...

  • Laie Techie (unregistered) in reply to Joel

    My Firefox only used 85MB when I loaded that page (of course it hogged half my CPU, though).

    Remember the days when the whole operating system took less than 1MB memory?

  • Kumachan (unregistered) in reply to H3SO5
    H3SO5:
    Not first.

    And I agree, 3 times a week is better.

    Yes, my wife says the same thing

  • jim (unregistered) in reply to Glenn Lasher

    test :)

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Kumachan
    Kumachan:
    H3SO5:
    Not first.

    And I agree, 3 times a week is better.

    Yes, my wife says the same thing

    Yeah, your wife says that to me all the time.

  • Jethris (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Kumachan:
    H3SO5:
    Not first.

    And I agree, 3 times a week is better.

    Yes, my wife says the same thing

    Yeah, your wife says that to me all the time.

    Okay, that was just wrong... Unless it's the same day/same time?

    Captcha (because I can put in anything I want): condoms

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Anon

    Yeah, well your wife just said it to me

    captcha: tesla (coil it)

  • midiwall (cs)

    Dern it! They cap out the actual cart contents at 999 items!

    [image]
  • Shirley U. Geste (unregistered) in reply to Laie Techie
    Laie Techie:
    Remember the days when the whole operating system took less than 1MB memory?
    ITYM "8KB". That left 56KB for the programs. It was a multi-user, multi-tasking OS, too. An 8-bit MU/MT OS.

    -Shirley

  • codemoose (cs) in reply to Khanmots
    Khanmots:
    Joel:
    You may not want to click even if you're on a high speed connection. My Firefox process is now bloated out to a mem size of about 311MB.

    Whereas after opening that my Opera process is sitting at 105MB with around 70 other tabs open...

    Just couldn't resist the chance for a jab. :)

    What's up with that? My Firefox 2 process is only at 125MB, and that's with three other tabs that have been open all day.

  • aikii (cs)

    Funny, I thought firefox had a memory leak. Open the page, close it. On mac os x, firefox2 takes about 180Mb at this point. Open it again, then look at the source ( sloooowwww ... it needs to parse it a second time for the syntax highlight ). It takes 360Mb on my system. Then I closed the page and tried a dummy php script that generates a select with 100000 options. Memory taken by firefox doesn't grow up but it doesn't seem to free that space either. My guess is a really lazy garbage collector. But hey, I don't complain, it works great and smoothly in "normal" situations, and is still alive after that experience. I don't know about IE, but I had to kill safari ...

  • midiwall (cs) in reply to Shirley U. Geste
    Shirley U. Geste:
    Laie Techie:
    Remember the days when the whole operating system took less than 1MB memory?
    ITYM "8KB". That left 56KB for the programs. It was a multi-user, multi-tasking OS, too. An 8-bit MU/MT OS.

    -Shirley

    Yeup... I was there too.

    I also used to code in 256 BYTES of memory.

  • Otto (cs) in reply to midiwall
    midiwall:
    Dern it! They cap out the actual cart contents at 999 items!

    [image]

    And you didn't even qualify for the free Super Saver Shipping? What a rip-off!

  • Frzr (unregistered)

    I'm still waiting for IE6 to load that page... 56MB and counting. CPU at 100% for the past half hour.

  • Tweenk (cs)

    Gosh, I had to kill my Firefox when I opened this one. My laptop has 256 MB of mem only :/, and FF took 152 MB when I killed it. Anybody entering this site is in fact subjected to a browser DoS attack! Now that's Marketing 2.0. Those memory pills are intended for the user's browser I think :D I guess larger FF memory usage is because the select box is a XUL component in FF, but a regular system control in IE and some other browsers. Installed extensions can be a factor, too.

  • appleshampoo (unregistered) in reply to Otto

    That's because the pills aren't actually sold by Amazon.com, but by some third-party..

  • Jackal von ÖRF (cs) in reply to Khanmots
    Khanmots:
    Joel:
    You may not want to click even if you're on a high speed connection. My Firefox process is now bloated out to a mem size of about 311MB.
    Whereas after opening that my Opera process is sitting at 105MB with around 70 other tabs open...
    I used to use Opera from version 3.6x until 6 or something. It can handle lots and lots of tabs faster than Firefox (which I use now), let alone IE. But ironically, this was also the reason why I stopped using Opera.

    I had a habbit of minimizing windows when I wanted to revisit them some days later, because Opera always restored the windows which were open when Opera was closed, and having a couple dozen windows open up in the startup did not slow down Opera even a bit. I used minimized windows a bit like short-term bookmarks. The problem was, that all those minimized windows little by little begun to be a mental burden to me - it's like having a desk full of papers from unfinished work.

    So I switched from Opera to Firefox, because Firefox does not encourage me to have tens of tabs open up when I start up the browser. This is the real WTF.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to CrankyPants
    CrankyPants:
    Khanmots:
    Opera . . . with around 70 other tabs open...

    Sorry, but that's the real WTF!

    I regularly have far more open than that, as the lack of a noticable performance problem combined with auto-restoring of open tabs when you restart opera makes it very easy to end up with hundreds of open pages. I do agree it's almost a bad thing, though, as it forces me to regularly go through the piles of pages I have open "for reading later" and clean them up.

  • ccanni1028 (unregistered) in reply to midiwall

    Important Messages We're sorry. You've requested more of Cogni-Flex Phos.Serine+(60Capsules) Brand: Jarrow, than the 999 available from the seller you've selected. Click here to return to the product detail page and see if additional quantities are available from another seller.

  • peon (unregistered) in reply to Saladin
    Saladin:
    and retire a classic (Pop-Up Potpourri)
    What? Nooooooo! Those were the best part of the site.

    EDIT: Well, three times a week kind of makes up for it, I guess, but it was still nice having [the pictures] in one big post once in a while. I guess I could get used to the change :)

    Oddly, some people said the same when foosball girl was replaced by beanbag girl...

  • Peabody (unregistered) in reply to Stooge
    Stooge:
    Wow. So, I put 99999.

    Comes out to around 4.4 million dollars.

    And with a shipping weight of around 8.8 ounces each, it's 55 thousand pounds (27.5 thousand tons).

    I wonder how many truckloads that is...

    Only about two truckloads actually. You could maybe even cram it all onto one big truck.

  • steve-o (unregistered)

    Important Message

    We're sorry. You've requested more of Cogni-Flex Phos.Serine+(60Capsules) Brand: Jarrow, than the 999 available from the seller you've selected.

    Click here to return to the product detail page and see if additional quantities are available from another seller.

  • guest (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that whoever got the original screenshot believes this kind of pills works.

    I guess they think if you are dumb enough to buy one bottle, you may be gullible enough to buy 9999.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous

    in FF 2, go to Edit, Preferences, Main, "When firefox starts" select "Show my windows and tabs from last time". Now FF saves where you were too.

  • cklam (cs)

    Hilarious !

  • cklam (cs) in reply to Stooge
    Stooge:
    Wow. So, I put 99999.

    Comes out to around 4.4 million dollars.

    And with a shipping weight of around 8.8 ounces each, it's 55 thousand pounds (27.5 thousand tons).

    I wonder how many truckloads that is...

    One. They'll put it all into a 40-foot container and then send the truck around ....

    Addendum (2007-02-12 23:33): On second thought: the stuff may not fit volume wise into one container since pill packages are usually low-density and take up a lot of volume compared to high density load items like for example machinery.

  • Hawk777 (cs) in reply to guest

    Nah, that's not gullible. They buy one bottle "just to try them out", come back a week later, and forgot they ordered the first bottle...

    guest:
    The real WTF is that whoever got the original screenshot believes this kind of pills works.

    I guess they think if you are dumb enough to buy one bottle, you may be gullible enough to buy 9999.

  • Quincy5 (cs) in reply to Tweenk
    Tweenk:
    Gosh, I had to kill my Firefox when I opened this one. My laptop has 256 MB of mem only :/, and FF took 152 MB when I killed it. Anybody entering this site is in fact subjected to a browser DoS attack! Now that's Marketing 2.0. Those memory pills are intended for the user's browser I think :D I guess larger FF memory usage is because the select box is a XUL component in FF, but a regular system control in IE and some other browsers. Installed extensions can be a factor, too.

    I had to kill FF as well. I think this 'attack' is a far larger WTF than the original one with the drop-down box.

  • Darryl Drury (unregistered) in reply to Frzr
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  • Nero (unregistered)

    Whoah! It almost blown up my Firefox on the dual-core 3GHz machine!

    Anyway, I also prefer to read more frequent posts. But let the old title stay! I liked it!

  • XIU (cs) in reply to Darryl Drury
    Darryl Drury:
    I'M Running IE6 On A Works Machine (NO CHOICE!), I Gave Up After 15Mins, Cpu @ 100% Mem Usage At 256, The Thing Running Like A Two Legged Whippet - I'M Pissed Because I Couldn't Get To The Source Code

    This Sort Of Thing Should Be Made Illegal: http://www.amazon.com/Cogni-Flex-Phos-Serine%2B-60Capsules-Brand-Jarrow/dp/B0002DULV8/sr=8-6/qid=1171356685/ref=sr_1_6/103-9965862-1575058?ie=UTF8&s=hpc

    Something Wrong With Your Shift-Key?

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