• ParkinT (cs)

    That is funny stuff.

    --Poster's Name

  • PKM (unregistered)

    I think part of the Dumb Test is whether you give the Dumb Test your real address.

  • amischiefr (cs)

    And Andrew apparently failed the Dumb test by not even being able to get past the login screen.

  • Yeah (unregistered)

    The first time I bought a new car I marched right in to that sales office and announced "I'll pay $12,000 for this car and not a penny more!" The sales guy went to work with his discounts, talked to his manager a couple times, and finally came back with "this is the best I can do". It was $12,000.79.

    Of course I had to walk away. If only I had that coupon.

  • Densa (unregistered) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    And Andrew apparently failed the Dumb test by not even being able to get past the login screen.
    Actually if you can get past the login screen, you're too smart for the Dumb test.

    Not to worry, we have plenty of candidates where I work.

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Damn, would have been first, but the comments system didn't like my surname

    • Warren Young
  • Landlord (unregistered)

    The deposit has to be enough to cover any damages you might do to the property as a renter. Otherwise I could end up losing money on the deal.

    I also find a high deposit helps to keep out the riff-raff who play music all night and can't be bothered to pay on time, if ever.

  • Duhh (unregistered)

    Obviously, "young" is a porn word. I mean, why else would anyone search for "young"?

  • Dumb? Dumber? (unregistered) in reply to PKM
    PKM:
    I think part of the Dumb Test is whether you give the Dumb Test your real address.
    I'm pretty sure part of the WTF test is not giving TDWTF your real e-mail address. Maybe. I'm not gonna try it; maybe it was a fake e-mail address. It doesn't look particularly fake, and the domain name googles up real (and with a RL resume for Andrew "Fake Last Name" Young.
  • The Boss (unregistered)

    I expect everyone on my team to give 120% -- why not my laptop battery too?

  • Trevel (unregistered)

    I really wish people would stop making fun of Miss Name. She's done quite well for herself, all things considered, and I think deserves respect for succeeding despite her truly horrific name. Fortunately, after she marries her fiance, she'll be much better off as Presenter Tyme.

  • Steve (unregistered)

    Perhaps it's because I didn't have my coffee today yet, but the Popular Science subscription renewal isn't clicking for me.

  • Coward (unregistered)

    Where is the WTF with the Popular Science Magazine? The discounts are write if you take the result of: Floor("Annual Cover Price"*(100-Discount))

  • Coward (unregistered) in reply to Coward

    right not write you idiot!

  • Uhm.. (unregistered)

    I think the Mac OS X printer error is normal. You have to read it like "This isn't possible on the client side".

  • Coward (unregistered) in reply to Uhm..

    Depends how you define normal. In the case of MAC users you need to be more liberal with the usage of the word normal.

    Uhm.. :
    I think the Mac OS X printer error is normal. You have to read it like "This isn't possible on the client side".
  • Random832 (cs) in reply to Coward
    Coward:
    Where is the WTF with the Popular Science Magazine? The discounts are write if you take the result of: Floor("Annual Cover Price"*(100-Discount))

    Except both the "your price" and the cover price by use of the term "annual" are presented as being per year (meaning that with an annual cover price of 179.64 you would pay 538.92 for the three years - or with the 28/year you would be paying $84 for the three years, a much worse deal than three separate 12-month subscriptions for a total of $36)

  • Josh (unregistered)

    How many points does Andrew get on the dumb test for posting his email address on TDWTF?

  • Math Whiiiiiiz (unregistered) in reply to Random832
    Random832:
    with the 28/year you would be paying $84 for the three years, a much worse deal than three separate 12-month subscriptions for a total of $36)
    ... and if you needed this explained to you, YRTWTF (You are the WTF).
  • JoLoCo (unregistered)

    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

  • dkf (cs)

    I don't know about you, but I'm keen on influencing the purchase of spyware and malware. Though to be fair, I'd be influencing it in a very strongly negative direction.

  • Math Whiiiiiiz (unregistered) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?
    Real estate is frequently listed with "1 1/2 bath" and even "1 3/4 bath". The particulars escape me, but they are very important to a girlfriend, which you would know if you had ever had one.
  • SCB (unregistered) in reply to Random832
    Random832:
    Coward:
    Where is the WTF with the Popular Science Magazine? The discounts are write if you take the result of: Floor("Annual Cover Price"*(100-Discount))

    Except both the "your price" and the cover price by use of the term "annual" are presented as being per year (meaning that with an annual cover price of 179.64 you would pay 538.92 for the three years - or with the 28/year you would be paying $84 for the three years, a much worse deal than three separate 12-month subscriptions for a total of $36)

    It doesn't say anything about "three years". Presumably you have a choice between 12 issues per year, 24 issues per year or 36 issues per year.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

    Yes, it's called a half bathroom. Usually a toilet and sink but no tub or shower. My house is 1.5 bath.

  • Genius (unregistered)

    The print server is, well, a server. That means a Mac trying to print is a client. As we all know, Macs never have errors, so, client-error-not-possible. Makes perfect sense.

  • @Deprecated (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

    Yes, it's called a half bathroom. Usually a toilet and sink but no tub or shower. My house is 1.5 bath.

    That place looks like it has 10 or 20 half baths. How does that work into print? I want a place with pi baths.

  • AdT (unregistered)

    I guess former president Bush wrote a memo to the DHS instructing them to put "Kim Young-Ill or however this freaky dude's name is spelt" and all his relatives on the watchlist of nuclear terrorists. The second part must have got lost somehow.

  • Ethan Qix (unregistered) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

    Yes. However, the downside is frequent flooding thanks to that blasted half-bathtub.

  • galgorah (cs) in reply to JoLoCo

    yes it can have a half bath.

    definition from answers.com: A room in a residence that contains a toilet and wash basin but no bathing facilities, such as a bathtub or shower stall. A three-quarter bath contains a shower but no bathtub. Example: The two-story home has two full baths upstairs and a half bath downstairs

  • Coward (unregistered) in reply to Random832
    Random832:
    Coward:
    Where is the WTF with the Popular Science Magazine? The discounts are write if you take the result of: Floor("Annual Cover Price"*(100-Discount))

    Except both the "your price" and the cover price by use of the term "annual" are presented as being per year (meaning that with an annual cover price of 179.64 you would pay 538.92 for the three years - or with the 28/year you would be paying $84 for the three years, a much worse deal than three separate 12-month subscriptions for a total of $36)

    So the only WTF is that they put the word Annual where it did not belong. Truly a WTF of the most glorious kind.

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  • JuanCarlosII (cs) in reply to galgorah
    galgorah:
    yes it can have a half bath.

    definition from answers.com: A room in a residence that contains a toilet and wash basin but no bathing facilities, such as a bathtub or shower stall. A three-quarter bath contains a shower but no bathtub. Example: The two-story home has two full baths upstairs and a half bath downstairs

    So TRWTF is calling a room, which does not contain a bath, a bathroom.

  • coward (unregistered)

    Annual cover price is just the amount that would be paid annually for N*12 issues..? Why does anyone have a problem with that?

  • Falcon (unregistered)

    They interpreted the deposit value as an unsigned integer instead of signed - it's meant to be $-1. Gotta wonder about the apartment, then, if they feel they have to pay someone to take it.

    And if there was a previous resident who got the same deal, they might have deliberately damaged it in order to forfeit their negative deposit!

  • Georgem (unregistered) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    And Andrew apparently failed the Dumb test by not even being able to get past the login screen.

    Or would that mean he'd passed it, since it was testing for dumbness?

  • Voodoo Coder (cs) in reply to coward
    coward:
    Annual cover price is just the amount that would be paid annually for N*12 issues..? Why does anyone have a problem with that?

    OK Seriously?

    Looking at the chart, which is a better deal...buying a 3 year subscription, or 3 separate 1 year subscriptions?

  • Daniel (unregistered)

    "Such a deal," Angus Scott-Fleming said, "Pay $12/yr for 1 year, or $20/yr for 2 years, or $28/yr for three!"

    Couldnt this just be they are planning to raise the standard prices before the third year?

  • KattMan (cs) in reply to coward
    coward:
    Annual cover price is just the amount that would be paid annually for N*12 issues..? Why does anyone have a problem with that?

    The math wizards here amaze me. The annual cover price is not a problem, the problem is your price. If I want a 1 year subscription (12 issues) I will pay $12 the first year. If I want a 3 year subscription (36 issues) I will pay $28 the first year and every year after that. That is more than double the price.

    With this, I know I will simply buy a 1 year subscription and do that for the next three years paying only $36 total instead of $84 total.

  • kastein (cs) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?
    My parent's place is 1 3/4 bath - there is a full bathroom with toilet/sink/shower, a half bath with sink/shower, and a quarter bath in the basement with just a 1920s-era overhead-tank toilet. I'm still kinda confused as to why they used the numeric format they did, but it does sorta make sense.
  • Charles400 (cs)

    The real WTF is the weather girl on the BBC. Glam her up a bit, at least. Who the hell is responsible for wardrobe and make up? Sheesh!

  • Neil (unregistered) in reply to kastein
    kastein:
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?
    My parent's place is 1 3/4 bath - there is a full bathroom with toilet/sink/shower, a half bath with sink/shower, and a quarter bath in the basement with just a 1920s-era overhead-tank toilet. I'm still kinda confused as to why they used the numeric format they did, but it does sorta make sense.
    So, if you have a house with 16 overhead toilets setup here and there, you can call it 4 baths?
  • What (unregistered)

    I guess this will do until Jay Leno comes back this fall with more "Headlines."

  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to KattMan
    KattMan:
    The math wizards here amaze me. The annual cover price is not a problem, the problem is your price. If I want a 1 year subscription (12 issues) I will pay $12 the first year. If I want a 3 year subscription (36 issues) I will pay $28 the first year and every year after that. That is more than double the price.

    With this, I know I will simply buy a 1 year subscription and do that for the next three years paying only $36 total instead of $84 total.

    No, they're both wrong. Unless you think it's not a problem that the total cover price for 3 years is about 9 times the total cover price for 1 year.

  • JohnFx (unregistered) in reply to JoLoCo
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

    Actually it can. A 1/2 bath is standard lingo in real estate for a bathroom without a shower or tub.

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  • merpius (cs) in reply to JuanCarlosII
    JuanCarlosII:
    galgorah:
    yes it can have a half bath.

    definition from answers.com: A room in a residence that contains a toilet and wash basin but no bathing facilities, such as a bathtub or shower stall. A three-quarter bath contains a shower but no bathtub. Example: The two-story home has two full baths upstairs and a half bath downstairs

    So TRWTF is calling a room, which does not contain a bath, a bathroom.

    It is simply a euphemism to save us all from having to call it the shitter. Maybe you prefer comfort room? water closet? rest room?

  • nui (unregistered)

    because nobody else said anything about it:

    i think the Paperback edition (2007) from For Dummies is way better than the Paperback edition (2007) from For Dummies.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to merpius
    merpius:
    It is simply a euphemism to save us all from having to call it the shitter. Maybe you prefer comfort room? water closet? rest room?
    The best term I've come across is “Grand House of Easement”, which was apparently used in Tudor England to refer to the shared facilities…
  • vulputate (unregistered) in reply to JohnFx
    JohnFx:
    JoLoCo:
    I like how the apartment info shows "1 Bed" but "1.00 Bath" - can an apartment have a fractional bathroom?

    Actually it can. A 1/2 bath is standard lingo in real estate for a bathroom without a shower or tub.

    As long as you stick to english, yes. No such equivalent in swedish. And the fact that it is commonly used doesnt make it the least bit more sensible.

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