• ParkinT (cs)

    Wait 30 seconds. Restarted UR DailyWTF comments.

  • Peter (unregistered)

    It's almost always a rouse?

  • Zolcos (cs)

    Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer.

  • rudraigh (cs)

    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?

  • TGV (cs) in reply to rudraigh
    rudraigh:
    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?
    Now with successfullness!
  • Goooollleeeee (unregistered) in reply to rudraigh
    rudraigh:
    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?
    Redneck script kiddie?
  • trtrwtf (unregistered)

    There's nothing new about manually-propagated worms - does anyone remember Craig, the kid in Florida who wanted postcards?

  • Altimeter (unregistered) in reply to rudraigh

    S'uthern crackers I reckon.

    Captcha: Praesent. I gotchyer a praesent fer yer byirthdae.

  • hoodaticus (cs)

    TRWTF is VB.

  • ContraCorners (cs) in reply to trtrwtf
    trtrwtf:
    There's nothing new about manually-propagated worms - does anyone remember Craig, the kid in Florida who wanted postcards?
    Yeah, last I heard of Craig he was spending his time writing sexually explicit comments on TDWTF.
  • Steve The Cynic (cs)

    I was going to say that "lol" is not a verb, but of course it is. However, it doesn't mean what homo sapiens internetis thinks it does, nor is it spelled that way.

    Wiktionary defines "loll" to mean "to act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease".

    Language changes, I understand that, but the practice of verbing random nouns and nouning anything that moves does not make us more intelligent, or even more hip.

    It just makes us stupider and stupider.

    Question: what is it that separates humans from the animals?

    Some talk about intelligence, tool-use, tool-making, or opposable thumbs. Others mention the power to do good, or evil, or to act nobly, or ignobly. Still others discuss religion, music, or art.

    They are all wrong.

    The key factor is stupidity. We must face up to the fact that human beings are way too stupid to be dumb animals...

    (And, yes, I know that the "dumb" in "dumb animals" is not the common USian mis-meaning, "stupid", but rather the original sense, "mute, non-speaking". It's a joke.)

  • frits (cs) in reply to Goooollleeeee
    Goooollleeeee:
    rudraigh:
    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?
    Redneck script kiddie?
    Roscoe P Trollcane?
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Goooollleeeee
    Goooollleeeee:
    rudraigh:
    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?
    Redneck script kiddie?
    No, pirate script kiddie... Oh wait, that would be "yar Facebook"?
  • ill0gical0ne (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    It just makes us stupider and stupider.

    As referenced by your word "stupider."

  • Sockatume (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic

    Steve the Cynic, we generate verbs like "lol" and nouns like "leverage" because we have the ability to parse, internalise and then utilise the content and structure of language through experience. Those damnable coinages are a side-effect of the important intellectual processes that do indeed separate us from the non-sapient animals.

  • Severity One (cs) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    I was going to say that "lol" is not a verb, but of course it is. However, it doesn't mean what homo sapiens internetis thinks it does, nor is it spelled that way.
    Perhaps not in English, but 'lol' is a noun in Dutch, and it means, interestingly enough, 'fun'.

    So if something is 'lollig' (funny), you would LOL.

    This again proves how far ahead the Dutch are when compared to less civilised peoples (basically, the rest of the planet) because this internet-lingo was already part of the language even before the internet was invented.

  • JamieC (unregistered) in reply to ill0gical0ne
    ill0gical0ne:
    Steve The Cynic:
    It just makes us stupider and stupider.

    As referenced by your word "stupider."

    Ive always prefered endumbening

  • Abso (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    Language changes, I understand that, but it shouldn't, unless I personally approve.
    FTFY
  • hymie (cs) in reply to Sockatume
    Sockatume:
    Steve the Cynic, we generate verbs like "lol" and nouns like "leverage" because we have the ability to parse, internalise and then utilise the content and structure of language through experience. Those damnable coinages are a side-effect of the important intellectual processes that do indeed separate us from the non-sapient animals.

    Verbing weirds language.

  • ashamed facebooker (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is Facebook.

    FTFY.

  • David Emery (unregistered)

    "successfulness" ?

    Do you suppose this appears somewhere: #define successfulness 0

  • p (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    Question: what is it that separates humans from the animals?
    Nothing. We are animals, less separate from pigs than they are from jellyfish, so it's a silly question. (But I realize that you were just setting up a joke.)
  • SeySayux (unregistered)

    "Verbing the noun" is an example of "Verbing the noun" and therefore autological (i.e. self-describing).

    QUESTION: Is "autological" an autological word? Discuss.

  • Lord0 (unregistered)

    You gotta love:

    "Restarted ur facebook! with successfulness."

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    Goooollleeeee:
    rudraigh:
    I lol'd at "Please restart yer facebook". Script kiddie with a sense of humor or a hacker who is ESL?
    Redneck script kiddie?
    No, pirate script kiddie... Oh wait, that would be "yar Facebook"?
    Popeye script kiddie: "Pleesk restarsk yer facekbook".
  • lesle (unregistered)

    Ruse would be a better word choice than rouse.

  • operagost (cs)

    Posted a comment! with successfulness.

  • AndyC (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    I was going to say that "lol" is not a verb, but of course it is. However, it doesn't mean what homo sapiens internetis thinks it does, nor is it spelled that way.

    Hate to break it to you, but LOL was added to the English dictionary some time ago now. Perhaps you should embrace the fact we have a language defined by consensus and not by committee.

  • Take that, Hofstadter (unregistered) in reply to SeySayux
    SeySayux:
    QUESTION: Is "autological" an autological word? Discuss.
    More interesting is the question of whether "nonautological" is autological.
  • Tony (unregistered)
    Steve The Cynic:
    ... but the practice of verbing random nouns ...
    There's trlol.
  • syockit (cs) in reply to ill0gical0ne

    I take it you've never read 【Alice in Wonderland】?

  • syockit (cs) in reply to ill0gical0ne
    ill0gical0ne:
    Steve The Cynic:
    It just makes us stupider and stupider.
    As referenced by your word "stupider."
    I take it you've never read 【Alice in Wonderland】?
  • anon (unregistered) in reply to AndyC
    AndyC:
    Steve The Cynic:
    I was going to say that "lol" is not a verb, but of course it is. However, it doesn't mean what homo sapiens internetis thinks it does, nor is it spelled that way.

    Hate to break it to you, but LOL was added to the English dictionary some time ago now. Perhaps you should embrace the fact we have a language defined by consensus and not by committee.

    Really? It was added to the English dictionary? I wasn't aware there was a single, official dictionary for the English language worldwide. Yes, some dictionaries have added it or added a reference to it, but even those that have primarily have added it as an acronym, I don't know of any that have added it as a verb or noun.

  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is VB.
    To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke, making fun of VB is like hunting dairy cows with a rifle and high-powered scope.
  • bertram (cs) in reply to ill0gical0ne
    ill0gical0ne:
    Steve The Cynic:
    It just makes us stupider and stupider.

    As referenced by your word "stupider."

    I think you just got trolled.

  • Mr Keith (unregistered) in reply to Severity One
    Severity One:
    Steve The Cynic:
    I was going to say that "lol" is not a verb, but of course it is. However, it doesn't mean what homo sapiens internetis thinks it does, nor is it spelled that way.
    Perhaps not in English, but 'lol' is a noun in Dutch, and it means, interestingly enough, 'fun'.

    So if something is 'lollig' (funny), you would LOL.

    This again proves how far ahead the Dutch are when compared to less civilised peoples (basically, the rest of the planet) because this internet-lingo was already part of the language even before the internet was invented.

    How gezellig.

  • Anonymous Pendant (unregistered) in reply to Take that, Hofstadter
    Take that:
    "nonautological"
    That would usually be spelled "heterological".
  • h8 ipod (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Pendant
    Anonymous Pederast:
    Take that:
    "nonautoertoic"
    That would usually be spelled "heterotic".
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to PedanticCurmudgeon
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is VB.
    To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke, making fun of VB is like hunting dairy cows with a rifle and high-powered scope.
    What, fun?
  • dohpaz42 (cs)

    While the messages for the MsgBox's are funny, I don't see a WTF here. If that is all the code contained in the vbscript, then it's nothing more than just annoying. However, the story implies that there was more code, but it wasn't put in the article? Now that's TRWTF.

  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is VB.
    To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke, making fun of VB is like hunting dairy cows with a rifle and high-powered scope.
    What, fun?
    Yes, but not very challenging.
  • trtrwtf (unregistered) in reply to PedanticCurmudgeon
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    C-Octothorpe:
    PedanticCurmudgeon:
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is VB.
    To paraphrase P. J. O'Rourke, making fun of VB is like hunting dairy cows with a rifle and high-powered scope.
    What, fun?
    Yes, but not very challenging.

    You don't think so? What, you're assuming bullets were provided as well? Bludgeoning a cow to death with a rifle is hard work, and not all that much fun, honestly.

  • swim (unregistered)

    "With successfulness!" is my new favorite phrase.

  • h8 ipod (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is VB.
    Right on. That shit can take it up the ass - get it away from me.
  • Nick (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
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  • CopyAndWaste (unregistered)

    It's so nice; It can't be a WTF.

  • dgvid (cs) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Roscoe P Trollcane?
    +1

    "I'll pwn those Duke boys this time! Kyuck, kyuck."

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to ashamed facebooker
    ashamed facebooker:
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is Facebook.
    FTFY.
    Thanks - you're totally right. I have a problem with websites whose sole purpose is to invite every stalker in America to e-stalk every other stalker in America.
    "Umm hoodaticus, what's you're facebook id?"

    "Back away slowly or get maced."

  • CopyAndWaste (unregistered) in reply to Sockatume
    Sockatume:
    Steve the Cynic, we generate verbs like "lol" and nouns like "leverage" because we have the ability to parse, internalise and then utilise the content and structure of language through experience. Those damnable coinages are a side-effect of [b]the important intellectual processes that do indeed separate us from the non-sapient animals.[b]

    How did you find this out? Ah, dogs don't talk in English, therefore, they are stupid(er?)

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