• (cs)

EDIT: I fail at interpreting the picture comments.

• anono (unregistered)

The real WTF is that 21.90 * 255 / 100 = 55.845, then the 21.90 is subtracted from the tip.

• Rehevkor (unregistered)

Don't make happy fun ball angry. You won't like him when he's angry.

• Ace (unregistered)

I would never taunt happy fun ball :(

• Tomtidom (unregistered)

Happy fun ball is my arch enemy. I'll keep on taunting him and infringe the EULA!

• Incen (unregistered) in reply to anono
anono:
The real WTF is that 21.90 * 255 / 100 = 55.845, then the 21.90 is subtracted from the tip.
It's actually 21.90 * (10*15 + 15)/100 = 36.135
• scott (unregistered)

That is probably my favorite SNL skit of all time. Here is a link to the video on google video,

It's well worth a watch.

• Shii (unregistered)

There is some REALLY bad programming behind the weather prediction one. It looks like there is a macro on that computer that takes a screen shot of some software and cuts it out to the specific pixels needed.

For every WTF on this site there are ten that go unexposed.

• (cs)

It appears the "Insider Chat Secret" was being typed by Bob N Freely's 2-year old as she choked on the Wood Train!!!

• Lunkwill (unregistered)
There is some REALLY bad programming behind the weather prediction one. It looks like there is a macro on that computer that takes a screen shot of some software and cuts it out to the specific pixels needed.
They should have done it like in the bottom one: print it out and take a picture of the printout on a wooden table. n00bz!111
• Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to Incen
Incen:
It's actually 21.90 * (10*15 + 15)/100 = 36.135
...Ewwww...
• (cs)

Interesting definition of "beauty".

Also, it's a 165% tip.

• 50% Opacity (unregistered)

TRWTF is that somebody actually read a EULA!?

• 50% Opacity (unregistered) in reply to Shii
Shii:
It looks like there is a macro on that computer that takes a screen shot of some software and cuts it out to the specific pixels needed.

I bet there's a wooden table involved somewhere as well.

• (cs)

TRWTF is that Eric actually read that far down the EULA.

• (cs)

Damn! I need to shorten the title of my favorite book...

• CaRL (unregistered)

The "Chat insider secret" looks to me like obfuscated JavaScript. If you put the paper within one foot of a computer running MSIE, you get 0wned and turned into a SPAMbot.

• zeptimius (unregistered)

The toy thing is actually fairly common. Any toy in the Netherlands (and probably in the EU) that contains small parts has a symbol of a 'prohibited' sign with the text "0-3" and a sad-looking toddler on it; that is, kids up to age 3 can't use it. Yet these same toys are often aimed at kids under 3 and sometimes explicitly say so on the packaging.

• (cs)

Actually, FF% of 21.90 would be 55.85, rounding up.

Do not taunt happy fun comment.

• Jon (unregistered)

Re: Mozy

While it was taking a long time to perform some task the other day, the status was "Reticulating Splines..." -- pretty funny too.

• Dopey Dwarf (unregistered)

• Ric (unregistered)

• Dopey Dwarf (unregistered) in reply to Dopey Dwarf
Dopey Dwarf:

Ops. :)

• Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Dopey Dwarf
Dopey Dwarf:
Well no, the Error'd images were never in a folder blacklisted by Adblock. Only the "What the Ad" images get put in the Adblocked directory. Further more, whenever there is an advertising article, the real adverts get moved into a non-blacklisted folder so Adblock doesn't block them. But all this has nothing to do with Error'd - nothing has changed here.
• Herman (unregistered) in reply to 50% Opacity
50% Opacity:
TRWTF is that somebody actually read a EULA!?
You beat me to it.

Who in God's name will read all the crap software companies make up to cover their ass?

Commoveo - The new Ford.

• Tim (unregistered) in reply to Dopey Dwarf
Dopey Dwarf:

Err no. It was only the 'What the ad?' images that were stored in an /ads/ folder.

Also I suspect that the MozyPro WTF was submitted by one of their employees. No-one reads EULAs.

• (cs)
• BCD (unregistered)

The percentages are in Binary Coded Decimal. This is not unusual at all. Google it.

50% Opacity:
TRWTF is that somebody actually read a EULA!?

Salesmen love people like you.

• ckwon (unregistered)

I'd like to add 10% tip. No not decimal. Binary.

• (cs) in reply to Code Dependent
Code Dependent:
Actually, FF% of 21.90 would be 55.85, rounding up.

Do not taunt happy fun comment.

I was really thinking that once you switched bases, the meaning of % would change from "divide by decimal 100" to "divide by 0x100, or 256 decimal", or a 99% decimal tip.

BCD:
The percentages are in Binary Coded Decimal. This is not unusual at all. Google it.

Decimal, as in "FF"?

• (cs)

Crass, dangerous irresponsibility from Chat magazine there.

Oh sure, "dummy dfk;dfddf dsfjs;kjdf;kj skdkfj sdfj;kjdkjf ;ksj dfd sdj;fkj;kjd;ks;df" sounds easy, but just you get it the slightest bit wrong - you end up looking like a complete szas'dfazs' d#'[email protected]'# sa#~df' ~asjdx.

And it doesn't wash out. For MONTHS.

• Andy (unregistered) in reply to Incen
Incen:
anono:
The real WTF is that 21.90 * 255 / 100 = 55.845, then the 21.90 is subtracted from the tip.
It's actually 21.90 * (10*15 + 15)/100 = 36.135

Ah yes. Good old Hex Coded Decimal.

• (cs) in reply to The General
The General:
Crass, dangerous irresponsibility from Chat magazine there.

Oh sure, "dummy dfk;dfddf dsfjs;kjdf;kj skdkfj sdfj;kjdkjf ;ksj dfd sdj;fkj;kjd;ks;df" sounds easy, but just you get it the slightest bit wrong - you end up looking like a complete szas'dfazs' d#'[email protected]'# sa#~df' ~asjdx.

And it doesn't wash out. For MONTHS.

You, sir or madame, are my hero today.

• Dan (unregistered)

The real WTF is why Simon Byford admits to reading "Chat Magazine".

That belongs firmly in the realm of "dark secrets".

;-)

• curtmack (unregistered)

Presumably that's a binary percentage, so FF% would be about 99.61% in decimal.

• Shai (unregistered)

If you look at the dummy text in Chat Magazine, and then at your keyboard, you'll see that TRWTF is that the typist managed to bang on j,k and ; without hitting l even once.

• Nik (unregistered) in reply to curtmack

Apparently their tip generator thinks you want to tip the server for the taxes they made you pay also...

• yetihehe (unregistered) in reply to Shai

Maybe The Chat Mag typist is missing a finger?

• (cs) in reply to Nik
Nik:
Apparently their tip generator thinks you want to tip the server for the taxes they made you pay also...
Well, to be fair it itsn't the restaurant that makes you pay taxed.
• Arthur (unregistered)

First shalt thou answer to the admin defined challenge question. Then, shalt thou count to five. No more. No less. Five shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of counting shall be five. Six shalt thou not count, neither count thou four, excepting that thou then proceed to five. Seven is right out. Once at the number five, being the fifth number be reached, then, submittest thou thy response to admin defined challenge question.

• moz (unregistered) in reply to ContraCorners
ContraCorners:
Nik:
Apparently their tip generator thinks you want to tip the server for the taxes they made you pay also...
Well, to be fair it itsn't the restaurant that makes you pay taxed.
No, but they're not the ones who get the tax money, either. Yet they still hope to receive 165% of it tax-free as a tip.

Then again, if you don't like it you don't have to pay it.

• (cs) in reply to anono
anono:
The real WTF is that 21.90 * 255 / 100 = 55.845, then the 21.90 is subtracted from the tip.
No, it's BCD (my first guess, before I did any calculation of any kind), which means FF% = 165%. I tested that hypothesis by calculating with the C-[ command in Vonkeror, and I think it is correct.

I want to know, how many people use their web-browser function for doing calculation if you are already viewing a web-page, so you don't have to open another program? (It is useful to open another program if doing spreadsheets or something like that, but not for simple calculation, nearly any web-browser software can already do a simple calculation in JavaScript anyways)

• IT Girl (unregistered) in reply to 50% Opacity
50% Opacity:
TRWTF is that somebody actually read a EULA!?

Or else they just spend too much time on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_fun_ball

capcha: augue... Charlie Brown anyone?

• ben (unregistered)

Why doesn't every boring wanker tell us what his captcha is? Oh, good, you're already on it. Now if those who think their post might be the first one in a thread had some way of bringing that to our attention, we'd be set!

• boring wanker (unregistered) in reply to ben

Just wanted to let you know that the captcha is abbas...

• (cs) in reply to ben
ben:
Why doesn't every boring wanker tell us what his captcha is? Oh, good, you're already on it. Now if those who think their post might be the first one in a thread had some way of bringing that to our attention, we'd be set!
I've never been a boring wanker, but now I want to be one just so I can tell you what my CAPTCHA was.

Oh wait, I dont have a CAPTCHA, damn it!

• Compliance Sheep (unregistered) in reply to ben
ben:
Why doesn't every boring wanker tell us what his captcha is? Oh, good, you're already on it. Now if those who think their post might be the first one in a thread had some way of bringing that to our attention, we'd be set!
Mine was verto
• (cs) in reply to zzo38
zzo38:
I want to know, how many people use their web-browser function for doing calculation if you are already viewing a web-page, so you don't have to open another program? (It is useful to open another program if doing spreadsheets or something like that, but not for simple calculation, nearly any web-browser software can already do a simple calculation in JavaScript anyways)
My quick launcher panel applet does math for me, in addition to launching programs, it is perfectly happy with "firefox<enter>" or with "0x7F & (2+9)<enter>" :)