• Jellineck (unregistered)

    I expected to see penis in the TV reflection on Barry E.'s submission.

    The internet has ruined me.

  • Nagesh (cs)

    Some funny pictures in there.

  • inhibeo (unregistered)

    Clearly the TV is suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • Migala (unregistered)

    I do like how the inconsistent use of Capitals shows the "Bullet feature" list is man-made, yet it starts to count at 0.

  • Fred (unregistered) in reply to Jellineck
    Jellineck:
    I expected to see penis in the TV reflection on Barry E.'s submission.
    It's there. It's just really small.
  • Jon (unregistered)

    Leave this comment unwritten. DO NOT USE!

  • MurphyQJames (unregistered)

    I would have had to check the box, the shiny red^H^H^Hwhite box.

  • Brad (unregistered)

    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

  • Ken B. (unregistered)

    (...USB WiFi installation...) Obviously, in order to get the "Error! Reference source not found" message, the installation must have been run. Otherwise, it couldn't have failed to find the reference source. So the error means success, whereas the lack of error means it failed to even try.

    [...Insert required Yoda reference here...]

    :-)

  • setenta e quatro (cs)

    The TV is an attention whore.

  • Shoruke (cs)

    My only complaint with this article was the bit where ERROR: COMPLAINT NOT FOUND!

  • Ralph (unregistered)

    I just love how advertisers are obsessed with doing anything -- anything -- to force you to look at their precious ads. "Oh, I've got it, let's put ads on the floor so if they look away they'll probably fall down break their hips and die!"

    You just know as soon as they figure out how to use a laser to burn their message right into your retina, they're going to do it.

    Death to all forms of "push" marketing. If I want your crap, I'll search for it. Just make a search engine friendly web site with relevant keywords that doesn't assault me with demands to upgrade my browser and install some gawdawful plugin. Is that so hard? Apparently, it is.

    Captcha: ratis. Never more appropriate. I wish for once the rats would stay on the sinking ship.

  • no2trolls (unregistered) in reply to Ralph
    Ralph:
    I just love how advertisers are obsessed with doing anything -- anything -- to force you to look at their precious ads. "Oh, I've got it, let's put ads on the floor so if they look away they'll probably fall down break their hips and die!"

    What else would you expect? Advertisers tried hiding their ads in places where people couldn't see them but found that it wasn't nearly as effective. Who'd have thought.

  • Shoruke (cs) in reply to Ralph
    Ralph:
    I just love how advertisers are obsessed with doing anything -- anything -- to force you to look at their precious ads. "Oh, I've got it, let's put ads on the floor so if they look away they'll probably fall down break their hips and die!"

    But when the ads are on the floor, it's so easy to get mud on them and say "eff you, marketers in general!" to the whole world. Or at the very least, to everyone in that mall, and to the people who spend X-thousand dollars to put their ad on the floor.

    Bonus points for "accidentally" slipping on the picture, getting "injured" on it, and suing them for painting the floor with something slippery and not putting up a "caution: slippery" sign. For even more bonus points: get some "blood" on the ad when you "slip" on it.

  • frits (cs)

    I haven't been to a mall in a loooooong time. They put giant monitor ads on the floor now? Just when I thought malls couldn't be any lamer...

  • Don Lassini (unregistered) in reply to Ken B.

    That exact wording appears in a Word document if you make a reference to something that you delete later.

    Now, that's the technical explanation on why the text appears. TRWTF is that Word doesn't tell you - e.g. when you print or save - that there's an invalid reference in your document. This error is seen far too often....

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to Ralph
    Ralph:
    I just love how advertisers are obsessed with doing anything -- anything -- to force you to look at their precious ads. "Oh, I've got it, let's put ads on the floor so if they look away they'll probably fall down break their hips and die!"

    So to clarify, you have to look down at all times when you're walking or you fall down and die? Perhaps you should check out and ad for a doctor sometime and get your equilibrium fixed.

  • tummyacid (unregistered) in reply to Jellineck

    so glad I wasn't the only one

  • Svenson (unregistered) in reply to Ralph
    Ralph:
    You just know as soon as they figure out how to use a laser to burn their message right into your retina, they're going to do it.

    Google for: bmw advertising flash retina

    Not a laser, but a strobe.

  • jdw (unregistered) in reply to Don Lassini
    Don Lassini:
    That exact wording appears in a Word document if you make a reference to something that you delete later.

    Now, that's the technical explanation on why the text appears. TRWTF is that Word doesn't tell you - e.g. when you print or save - that there's an invalid reference in your document. This error is seen far too often....

    TRWTF is using Word for printed technical documentation.

  • Jethro (unregistered) in reply to Jon
    Jon:
    Leave this comment unwritten. DO NOT USE!

    shame you did/n't

  • RobertB (cs)

    Interesting... I submitted the same T-Mobile online fail in December. I guess the Venn Diagram of TDWTF and TMo contained an intersection containing two or more members, and I wasn't the First Post of the error.

    (But I'm not complaining... I got two mailed-in items posted in the same entry last year, so I've probably exhausted all my TDWTF points for my lifetime.)

  • lolwtf (cs) in reply to Ralph
    Ralph:
    I just love how advertisers are obsessed with doing anything -- anything -- to force you to look at their precious ads. "Oh, I've got it, let's put ads on the floor so if they look away they'll probably fall down break their hips and die!"

    You just know as soon as they figure out how to use a laser to burn their message right into your retina, they're going to do it.

    Death to all forms of "push" marketing. If I want your crap, I'll search for it. Just make a search engine friendly web site with relevant keywords that doesn't assault me with demands to upgrade my browser and install some gawdawful plugin. Is that so hard? Apparently, it is.

    Captcha: ratis. Never more appropriate. I wish for once the rats would stay on the sinking ship.

    This, 1000 times. I have a simple policy: the more your ads annoy me, the less likely I am to give you my money. It works very nicely.

  • EJ_ (cs) in reply to lolwtf

    Who the fuck do you by from then?

  • Mark R (unregistered) in reply to Ralph

    Considering this has nothing to do with advertising at all. These are ceiling projectors with motion sense games on them. The floor is just a rubber mat with a reflective surface. they are interactive displays that you can do stuff such as play soccer with another person, leave fire trails from your motion ala mousetrails, play billiards, etc. think vertically installed Microsoft Kinect.

    I actually have more of an issue with the kids playing on it and flying off into the passerbys.

  • EatenByAGrue (unregistered) in reply to Brad
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

  • iMalc (unregistered)

    You should read the most witty comment in this thread which is in post number Error! Reference source not found

  • the fixer (unregistered) in reply to EJ_
    EJ_:
    Who the fuck do you bi from then?

    FTFY

  • CSB (unregistered)

    I used to have a Windows Mobile device from HTC, and if I recall correctly, it reported as "Generic RNDIS" when I went into the bootloader in order to unlock for flashing a custom ROM. If I let it boot normally, then it'd report as said HTC device.

  • ÃÆâ€â (unregistered)

    Attention is currently unavailable?

    This is why everything is made in China.

  • ¬_¬ ¬_¬ (unregistered)

    Error! Comment not found!

  • Firestryke31 (unregistered)

    For the Time Warner Cable one the entire system deserves to be on this site. The thing's written in Java for crying out loud.

    Slow, needless resolution changes, unresponsive UI that then proceeds to queue up inputs to act on them all at once, horrid UI design (whoever decided to make it highlight "stop recording and erase" by default needs to be taken out back and shot), the whole thing almost makes me want to switch service providers.

  • TopCod3r (cs) in reply to EatenByAGrue
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

  • Sudo (unregistered) in reply to TopCod3r
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    Now that's a WTF...
  • Vexorg (unregistered)

    Pretty sure the mall one is from Alderwood Mall in Lynwood WA. They have one of these screens next to the kids' play area, and it does have some ads on it, but is used mostly to play little interactive minigames on.

  • TheRealNagesh (unregistered) in reply to TopCod3r
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    TRWTF is that you think that these things in any way invalidate the statement: "Real Programmers know to start counting from 0."!

    captcha: ratis e.g. "Rat is having long tail, does not mean Real Programmer should have long tail"

  • Muzer (unregistered)

    There's a good reason why array references, for instance, start at 0 - and anyone who tries to change that just proves they don't know enough about coding ;)

  • Tim Rowe (unregistered) in reply to TopCod3r

    You're only talking about the numbering of arrays. Even programmers sometimes use counting for other things (and languages such as Ada have long had the ability to number arrays starting at any valid index.)

  • Mark (unregistered) in reply to Ralph
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  • Scarlet Manuka (cs)

    TRWTF is that three readers of this site allowed themselves to be trolled by TopCod3r. Though probably I shouldn't count TheRealNagesh, who I assume is only replying to keep the trollbait alive.

  • Eternal Density (cs) in reply to TopCod3r
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    Note the bolded parts above.

    The thing to remember is Real Programmers don't use VB so there's no conflict here. But I do remember that VB6 project file option from back when I wasn't a real programmer. I look forward to having the option in C#, hopefully per .cs file so I can enable it just for code that's ported over from FORTRAN (which seems like 1 in 3 files. But I really hope that there are more than just the two options, so we can start with -1 for instance.

  • GFK (unregistered) in reply to TopCod3r
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    They changed that now. It will be 0.5f, to content everyone. Real programmers, and VB programmers.

    BTW, that's not new, in C# you can implement your own indexers, and start them with exp(i*Pi) if you want. Even Array has a CreateInstance method that can take user-defined lower bounds.

  • renewest (cs)

    The backwoods, isn't that next to the backoffice?

  • Plu (unregistered)

    "This was found in the Rosewill documentation for a USB Wi-Fi adapter," John P wrote, "So, let me get this straight: I should see an error, which will indicate it is working correctly? By failing, we succeed? Or do we succeed by succeeding in failing? Perhaps it's just a workaround for a bug they couldn't track down..."

    Well, they sold you a device that is broken from the get-go and even says so in the instructions, and you'll probably have to pay for upgrades and fixes soon. As far as unethical business practices go, they seem to be succeeding quite nicely.

  • bjolling (cs) in reply to Eternal Density
    Eternal Density:
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    Note the bolded parts above.

    The thing to remember is Real Programmers don't use VB so there's no conflict here. But I do remember that VB6 project file option from back when I wasn't a real programmer. I look forward to having the option in C#, hopefully per .cs file so I can enable it just for code that's ported over from FORTRAN (which seems like 1 in 3 files. But I really hope that there are more than just the two options, so we can start with -1 for instance.

    You forgot to put a space in bold

  • My Name (cs) in reply to bjolling
    bjolling:
    Eternal Density:
    TopCod3r:
    EatenByAGrue:
    Brad:
    Another WTF is that "Bullet Features" 3, 4 and 5 are actually 4, 5 and 6.

    Only if you count from 1. Real Programmers know to start counting from 0.

    Actually that is not true anymore.

    First, VB.NET starts at 1.

    Second, I think I read somewhere or heard it on a Microsoft podcast that C# will be adding an option that lets you configure whether to start arrays at 1 (for new code) or 0 (to support legacy code).

    VB6 used to have that ability in the project file. So I think that will really make C# become on an even par with VB.NET as far as power and adoption for use in the enterprise.

    Note the bolded parts above.

    The thing to remember is Real Programmers don't use VB so there's no conflict here. But I do remember that VB6 project file option from back when I wasn't a real programmer. I look forward to having the option in C#, hopefully per .cs file so I can enable it just for code that's ported over from FORTRAN (which seems like 1 in 3 files. But I really hope that there are more than just the two options, so we can start with -1 for instance.

    You forgot to put a space in bold

    WIN! (I'm missing an exclamation mark as well...)

  • dohpaz42 (cs) in reply to Firestryke31
    Firestryke31:
    For the Time Warner Cable one the entire system deserves to be on this site. The thing's written in Java for crying out loud.

    Slow, needless resolution changes, unresponsive UI that then proceeds to queue up inputs to act on them all at once, horrid UI design (whoever decided to make it highlight "stop recording and erase" by default needs to be taken out back and shot), the whole thing almost makes me want to switch service providers.

    +1

    I'm glad that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

  • tehR (cs)

    Number 7 reminds me of the installation directions that tell you that Windows is going to complain about installing from an untrusted source, but to ignore that complaint and press "Next" anyway.

  • English Man (unregistered) in reply to Muzer
    Muzer:
    There's a good reason why array references, for instance, start at 0 - and anyone who tries to change that just proves they don't know enough about coding ;)
    There's a reason why low-level system programming languages do this. As soon as you add range-checking, the index can start at anything. Anyone who doesn't know why range checking is important should not be allowed to work on production code.
  • Eternal Density (cs)

    I admit it: I thought I could get away without bothering to make a space bold. So I'm making up for it.

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