• Bob (unregistered)

    10:76

    Frist!

  • lolcat (unregistered)

    I can haz confirm dialog?

  • Zomg (unregistered)

    That last one looks familiar somehow...

  • Crash Magnet (unregistered)

    On average I'm first.

  • Dave C. (unregistered)

    The alarm clock display clearly indicates that it is set for 24-hour time (the 24H at the top). So, the hours run from 0-23 instead of 1-12. Perhaps it is implicitly also set to 120-minute time, so the minutes run from 0-119 instead of 1-59.

  • Steve the Cynic (unregistered) in reply to Zomg
    Zomg:
    That last one looks familiar somehow...

    Winmobile 6.1: Bubble Breaker

  • Occasional Reader (unregistered)

    In the last picture you seem confused how the average can be higher than the maximum.

    In the fine game of cricket (where we are currently grinding the Australians into the Birmingham turf) a batsman can easily have a batting average higher than his best score.

    In cricket, the average is worked out by dividing the total number of runs the batsman has accumulated by the number of times they have been dismissed.

    Therefore if in one game a batsman gets 50 not out and then 25 in the second innings before being dismissed then the highest score would be 50* (where * denotes not out) and the average would be 75.

    I have no idea how this is in any way related to the statistics in the picture but it might be :-)

  • Zomg (unregistered) in reply to Steve the Cynic
    Steve the Cynic:
    Zomg:
    That last one looks familiar somehow...

    Winmobile 6.1: Bubble Breaker

    I mean I'm sure I've seen it on this site before now. But I can't find it. Damn it.

  • Walleye (unregistered) in reply to lolcat
    lolcat:
    I can haz confirm dialog?

    You can haz confirm dialog no.

  • @Deprecated (unregistered)

    I wish my supermarket sold Sodium Neptunium.

  • LO (unregistered)

    Second to last is not fun at all. Is normal when you are deleting file under windows and not remove it.

    In first case it tries to move it to the trash-bin... So it may happen that there is no room, while trash is stored on same disc.

    For second case - use Shift+Del instead and then no problem - "permanently" gone :)

  • Warren (unregistered)

    What about minesweeper (and other better games) where your highscore is your lowest (time in this instance)?

  • Gnubeutel (unregistered)

    Maybe they set the 24H setting to go from 00:00 to 11:119.

  • Jan-Helge (unregistered)

    I also wants an ALL LITE clock... Mine is such a .......!

  • Anil G (unregistered)

    The first one is clearly dead pixels in a 0.. you can see the other 7's are different.

  • (cs)

    Make a stupid comment incorporating a concept from one of the Error'd items.

    [ ] Choose one...
    [✓] Yes
  • (cs) in reply to Occasional Reader

    Error logged, so retrying. Sorry about any double posts.

    Occasional Reader:
    In the last picture you seem confused how the average can be higher than the maximum.

    In the fine game of cricket (where we are currently grinding the Australians into the Birmingham turf) a batsman can easily have a batting average higher than his best score.

    In cricket, the average is worked out by dividing the total number of runs the batsman has accumulated by the number of times they have been dismissed.

    Therefore if in one game a batsman gets 50 not out and then 25 in the second innings before being dismissed then the highest score would be 50* (where * denotes not out) and the average would be 75.

    I have no idea how this is in any way related to the statistics in the picture but it might be :-)

    That's not really an average higher than the max. What's being averaged is "score per out" not "score per inning". The data points, then, should be scores between outs. There is a single data point of 75, not two of 50 and 25. The "score per inning" average is 37.5, less than the max.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    Metric time FTW!

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Anil G
    Anil G:
    The first one is clearly dead pixels in a 0.. you can see the other 7's are different.
    That's quite normal actually - it's more readable to put the "hook" bit on the 7 if it is very small but once you get to a certain size it is more readable to leave it off. It could be a faulty LCD but the 7 is not a definite indicator.
  • Neville Flynn (unregistered)

    Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking lolcats on this motherfucking plane!

  • (cs)

    So sewer usage is billed annually in Niagara Falls, NY? Interesting. I've always been billed monthly.

    Of course, the real WTF is how Sky ended up with $220 in past due sewer charges. Don't they shut off your toilet by that point?

  • AdT (unregistered) in reply to lolcat
    lolcat:
    I can haz confirm dialog?

    H8 2 say dis but u 4got 2 say plz.

  • (cs)

    Good afternoon. Is this Sky Anderson? Hi...this is the Home Town collection agency....PAY YOUR [email protected]#$%^ SEWER BILL!! Thank you.

  • (cs)

    The program used to create this comment is Firefox. That program is not installed on your computer. To read this comment, you must install a program that can open the comment.

  • (cs)

    Sky Anderson, if you're expecting anything in the Falls to make sense, you haven't been living there long enough.

  • (cs) in reply to Occasional Reader
    Occasional Reader:
    where we are currently grinding the Australians into the Birmingham turf
    You realise that I'm now blaming you for Cook being out for a duck in the second over.
  • Herohtar (unregistered)

    That first one is interesting because I had nearly the exact same thing happen to my radio clock just over a week ago... the time was displaying something like 5:69 or 5:79. I actually took a picture with the intent of submitting it here, but it looks like someone beat me to it. :(

    If I remember when I get home I'll pull the picture from my camera and post it here in the comments.

  • (cs)
    [image]

    The real WTF is the question marks are meant to be words.

  • (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Anil G:
    The first one is clearly dead pixels in a 0.. you can see the other 7's are different.
    That's quite normal actually - it's more readable to put the "hook" bit on the 7 if it is very small but once you get to a certain size it is more readable to leave it off. It could be a faulty LCD but the 7 is not a definite indicator.
    Or maybe the top pixel is permanently on, and it's really a 1? Could be a short-circuit, or maybe a dud pixel + a reverse-mode LCD (no power = dark, power = light). Another possibility - the 4s bit is permanently on for this digit. 0,1,2,3,4,5 --> 4,5,6,7,4,5. The time shown 3 seconds later would have decided it. 10:20 = stuck-on pixel, 10:50 = stuck 4s bit. Either way it would have looked perfectly ordinary though.

    I used to have a digital watch where, trying to reset the time after it had 'zeroised' when the battery was running down, sometimes the hours would go through 20s or 50s or even J-ties (J0, J1, J2 etc). Now that's what I call WTF o'clock!

  • Steve the Cynic (unregistered) in reply to jpers36

    ((Response to jpers36, talking about "per inning"))

    Per innings. This is cricket, where the singular of innings is innings, as $DEITY intended.

  • skawt (unregistered)

    what was Spencer's wtf?

  • [email protected] (unregistered)

    Apparently Sky Anderson forgot to block out one account number. :) 2180

    --- wtf?! captcha fail because of a proxy? head desk

  • Ken B (unregistered) in reply to skawt
    skawt:
    what was Spencer's wtf?
    Look _under_ the price, at the unit price per 100g.
  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    i'd recommend Matias to change batteries

  • (cs) in reply to jpers36
    jpers36:
    That's not really an average higher than the max. What's being averaged is "score per out" not "score per inning". The data points, then, should be scores between outs. There is a single data point of 75, not two of 50 and 25. The "score per inning" average is 37.5, less than the max.
    except that a batman's highest score his top score in an innings by definition, and his average is all runs/number of outs by definition, not something you just made up :)
  • Ozz (unregistered) in reply to Robajob
    Robajob:
    Occasional Reader:
    where we are currently grinding the Australians into the Birmingham turf
    You realise that I'm now blaming you for Cook being out for a duck in the second over.
    Reminds me of a BBS discussion I had many years ago. The conversation had drifted to "Life, the Universe and Everything". Someone mentioned that the British had no concept of Eternity, which is why they invented Cricket. To which some wag replied that it was a shame that the British concept of Eternity was 89 all out at Edgbaston against the West Indies...
  • Technomage (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    jpers36:
    That's not really an average higher than the max. What's being averaged is "score per out" not "score per inning". The data points, then, should be scores between outs. There is a single data point of 75, not two of 50 and 25. The "score per inning" average is 37.5, less than the max.
    except that a batman's highest score his top score in an innings by definition, and his average is all runs/number of outs by definition, not something you just made up :)
    Then by (mathematical) definition, the one is not the average of the other. :)
  • (cs) in reply to Technomage
    Sky Anderson:
    I generally try to pay my bills on time,

    Oh really? So why are you $220 past due on your sewer bill?

    :P

  • (cs) in reply to Technomage
    Technomage:
    A Nonny Mouse:
    jpers36:
    That's not really an average higher than the max. What's being averaged is "score per out" not "score per inning". The data points, then, should be scores between outs. There is a single data point of 75, not two of 50 and 25. The "score per inning" average is 37.5, less than the max.
    except that a batman's highest score his top score in an innings by definition, and his average is all runs/number of outs by definition, not something you just made up :)
    Then by (mathematical) definition, the one is not the average of the other. :)
    by cricket definition, smartass :P

    aaaaaaanyway, the point is that games can define their scoring/averaging system however they like. so the one in the wtf may be correct according to their definition of the game (although it probably isn't)

  • A Muffin (unregistered)

    I'm not seeing the WTF with the sewer bill. The bill arrived after the billing period? That seems normal.

    Is it that he forgot to block out the barcodes, or is being billed for sewers? Or that my CAPTCHA is refoveo?

    I'm sure we saw the statistics one before...

  • legal weasel (unregistered) in reply to shadowman
    shadowman:
    Sky Anderson:
    I generally try to pay my bills on time,

    Oh really? So why are you $220 past due on your sewer bill?

    :P

    Indeed, noticed this one and have to comment: It may only be a WTF to the uninitiated. What's probably going on is that the full balance is 'due' up until the due date - after which the current period will become 'late' on the next bill, but they'll give up billing the earlier unpaid charges and just make them a lien on the property; not exactly a desirable outcome as the lien may continue to accrue interest and trip you up if you ever transfer title.

    The WTF may be not threatening this clearly, but they didn't have much room on the postcard and municipalities usually don't give a crap - as long as they are collecting enough payments to cover salaries and operations, they'll break even (plus all that interest!) when the property sells and turns over.

    [Now, a nice WTF, and another possible explanation, is that outgoing sewer fees are calculated off the incoming water bill - imagine trying to build a sewage meter! - forcing a homeowner to get the bill adjusted with the (private, for-profit) water company if something goes haywire to get a credit on what can become an astronomical sewer charge. If there was a leak/meter-malfunction and the water company applied a credit in the next billing period, then the 'current' sewer charges would be N but the next period's charges would be N-subscript-adjusted.]

    ...and while I'm at it, an even bigger WTF is this weasel's city extrapolating the water bill from certain winter months across the whole year for sewer charges - letting the rich kids with lawn sprinklers or pools off free, and otherwise providing a big discount to anyone who can avoid showering in the cold season. (Okay, sprinklers and pools don't create sewage, but they do ultimately affect the storm drains... and the poors don't get any credit for not being able to afford a plumber when their toilet goes and they waste a small lake's worth of water in a winter month, amplified in their sewer bill by calling that the 'monthly usage' for the whole year...)

  • ih8u (unregistered) in reply to Occasional Reader
    Occasional Reader:
    In the last picture you seem confused how the average can be higher than the maximum.

    In the fine game of cricket (where we are currently grinding the Australians into the Birmingham turf) a batsman can easily have a batting average higher than his best score.

    In cricket, the average is worked out by dividing the total number of runs the batsman has accumulated by the number of times they have been dismissed.

    Therefore if in one game a batsman gets 50 not out and then 25 in the second innings before being dismissed then the highest score would be 50* (where * denotes not out) and the average would be 75.

    I have no idea how this is in any way related to the statistics in the picture but it might be :-)

    Just what we need -- more proof that cricket is a silly game.

  • JohnFx (unregistered)

    The Mean Value Theorem strikes again.

  • (cs) in reply to legal weasel
    legal weasel:
    ...and while I'm at it, an even bigger WTF is this weasel's city extrapolating the water bill from certain winter months across the whole year for sewer charges - letting the rich kids with lawn sprinklers or pools off free, and otherwise providing a big discount to anyone who can avoid showering in the cold season. (Okay, sprinklers and pools don't create sewage, but they do ultimately affect the storm drains... and the poors don't get any credit for not being able to afford a plumber when their toilet goes and they waste a small lake's worth of water in a winter month, amplified in their sewer bill by calling that the 'monthly usage' for the whole year...)
    My sprinkler system is on a separate meter from my house, and has a separate bill. There is no sewage charge on it. I assume this is SOP everywhere.
  • Jay (unregistered)

    You misunderstand the display. "High" is not the highest score, but the number of players who were high on something when they played.

  • (cs) in reply to Justice
    Justice:
    So sewer usage is billed annually in Niagara Falls, NY?

    This doesn't actually surprise me...

    Addendum (2009-07-31 12:40):

    Anonymous:
    Anil G:
    The first one is clearly dead pixels in a 0.. you can see the other 7's are different.
    That's quite normal actually - it's more readable to put the "hook" bit on the 7 if it is very small but once you get to a certain size it is more readable to leave it off. It could be a faulty LCD but the 7 is not a definite indicator.

    Even if not, that would still leave the "57 seconds" indicator in the lower right.

  • (cs)

    I used to have a high school advisor who was getting up there in age (and not exactly 'with it')... one time she was writing on the board the schedule for a half-day. I still laugh when I think back to it, because apparently, 40 minutes after the first class at 9:35, the second class would begin... at 9:75. She must have been using the same time system as this clock.

  • (cs) in reply to Crash Magnet
    Crash Magnet:
    On average I'm first.
  • (cs) in reply to A Muffin
    A Muffin:
    I'm not seeing the WTF with the sewer bill. The bill arrived after the billing period? That seems normal.

    Is it that he forgot to block out the barcodes, or is being billed for sewers? Or that my CAPTCHA is refoveo?

    I'm sure we saw the statistics one before...

    There seems to be a $200 discount for paying the bill late.

  • IT Girl (unregistered) in reply to @Deprecated
    @Deprecated:
    I wish my supermarket sold Sodium Neptunium.

    I think you mean N-Acylneuraminate-9-Phosphatase

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