• Jean Naimard (unregistered)

    You’re dammned if you do, and you’re dammned if you don’t.

  • Josh (unregistered)

    You just wanted to say 'damn'.

  • You TUBE! (unregistered)

    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?

  • Crash Magnet (unregistered)

    Are we back to, "Abort, retry, fail?"

    Crash Magnet

  • rbowes (cs) in reply to You TUBE!
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    Because the dumptrucks were full.
  • Lysis (unregistered)

    When all else fails, use the X button.

  • Nomen Nescio (unregistered) in reply to You TUBE!
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

  • Rob (unregistered)

    Nice answer in the FAQ: reboot the system.

    If people would reboot everytime a single program wouldn't work they're PC's would be rebooting more often than running.

  • Duchagrin (unregistered)

    It sounds like WS_FTP has some sort of trial software control in it, and some dev forgot to take his debugging dialog box displaying the time remaining in the trial.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Nomen Nescio
    Nomen Nescio:
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

    Agreed!

    You want something better? I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

  • too_many_usernames (cs) in reply to Nomen Nescio

    I don't get the knowledge base for WS_FTP. It looks like they have an issue using DLLs, but instead of fixing the installer or their application or whatever, you have to delete a file?

    (To me, looks like a bizarre error check, related to possibly loading the local .dll instead of the one located in the system folder; the .dll then barfs because it is using relative pathing for some other .dll instead of absolute and then cries 'Never!' because it can't find what it needs. Definitely a design issue in my book....)

  • whicker (unregistered)

    The first one just looks like a Spanish text mode was enabled, but never actually completed before release.

    Inside sales: So you need Spanish text too? Ok, no problem. (Doesn't write it down, because it's OBVIOUS that these days programs should be this way).

    Developer 1 day before release: whaaaa? Spanish?

    Manager: Just fill in the words you do know, and don't worry about exact translation.

    Developer: OK.

  • dummy (unregistered)

    first one => ok everything is undefined, but at least it's password protected !

    captcha : xevious (great game)

  • Ubersoldat (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    Nomen Nescio:
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

    Agreed!

    You want something better? I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

    Man, every time I hear/read this stories about medical attention in the US it gives me the creeps. You should all watch Psycho, but don't start thinking about moving to Europe, home prices are very high over here!

  • Renan_S2 (cs) in reply to Lysis
    Lysis:
    When all else fails, use the X button.

    Never!

  • Schandlich (unregistered) in reply to Ubersoldat
    Ubersoldat:
    snoofle:
    Nomen Nescio:
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

    Agreed!

    You want something better? I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

    Man, every time I hear/read this stories about medical attention in the US it gives me the creeps. You should all watch Psycho, but don't start thinking about moving to Europe, home prices are very high over here!

    What exactly about Anthony Perkins will make me want to move to Europe? :P

  • dubbreak (cs) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    Nomen Nescio:
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

    Agreed!

    You want something better? I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

    You would have been treated for sure here in Canada, that is after snow-shoeing from the clinic to the hospital and waiting in emerg for 4 hours due to a backlog of paranoid parents that have children with coughs.. but yeah, you would have been treated.

    Speaking of which my fiance is in ortho this week. If you were in the city I live in she quite possibly would have been in your surgery.

    The real WTF is the snow shoes aren't for snow (it's 20 celcius right now), you would need them to get over and past the multitude of bunnies on the hospital grounds. It's a crazy infestation, however no one will allow them to be "removed" (if they were rats the story would be different). People would riot if you killed them and the law prohibits relocating that classification of animal (if trapped they must be release on site or euthanized). WTF.

  • Aaron (cs) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!
    Right. Here you don't pay (if you assume that high taxes are a sunk cost), but you'll be waiting 2-3 months for the surgery instead. Is that better?
  • Michael (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

    Go to the ER, they can't refuse to treat you. If you really do have COBRA, even if the forms haven't been processed yet, they will still cover it. You may have to submit the claim yourself when the Hospital sends you the bill, but it's still coverage. Doesn't your hospital have a patient advocate?
  • galgorah (cs)

    Snow shoes for dealing with bunnies? how about a flamethrower instead. j/k yes my sense of humor is childish but anyway I'd adopt them all :)

  • nerdierthanu (unregistered) in reply to Ubersoldat
    Ubersoldat:
    snoofle:
    Nomen Nescio:
    You TUBE!:
    hey, why is this site is going down the tubes?
    1. it's Error'ed. It's simple humor.

    2. Laugh and move on. And T.P. your directory.

    Agreed!

    You want something better? I slipped and fell forward the other day, and smashed my left kneecap into little kneecap-bits. The doctor tells me it needs to be x-ray'd, and then tells me to walk over to the hospital (about 1/2 mile on the other side of the medical campus). After I limp/hop over there. They tell me to strip naked for the x-ray (I was wearing shorts). Then the insurance folks tell me that it's not covered because I just left my job. I said I have "COBRA coverage". They said "not yet", perhaps you should wait until the forms are processed before having this treated. --- soooo, I'm supposed to hop around on a broken knee for 2-3 weeks while waiting for paperwork to be entered into a computer before getting treatment?

    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!

    Man, every time I hear/read this stories about medical attention in the US it gives me the creeps. You should all watch Psycho, but don't start thinking about moving to Europe, home prices are very high over here!

    Psycho? I think you mean Michael Moore's Sicko. Just a guess.

  • user (unregistered)

    What exactly is "Privacidade"? (first screen)

  • galgorah (cs)

    its Portuguese for the word "Privacy"

  • bfm (unregistered)

    For no. 2, ancient (10.1) versions of Mac OS X used to have a similar error message (from memory): "You are running dangerously low on disk space; you should delete some files. [Okay] [Cancel]"

  • operagost (cs) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!
    You don't think they'll make you wait 2-3 weeks in Canada? LOL.
  • its me (cs) in reply to Michael
    Michael:
    Go to the ER, they can't refuse to treat you.

    Not refusing to treat you is a far cry from not charging you.... The ER will treat you, then they will bill you. And if you don't/can't pay the bill then they will send collections after you, garnish your wages, put a lien on any property you might have, etc, etc.... I've known two people who were forced into bankruptcy for going to the ER without health insurance....

    "Insurance" for health care is a complete crock. I'm not saying Canada, or Europe has a workable solution either, but the idea that our health care system based on private insurance can work is a joke. Insurance works because of all the people who pay into it, only a fraction will need the services; think of home fire insurance. Everyone buys it, but only a small percentage of people actually have their house burn down and file claims. In contrast, everyone eventually needs health care; and if everyone needs it, the economics break down. Think of after the hurricane Andrew or Katrina. Insurance companies were going broke, failing, and unable to pay claims, because more people were making claims than were not.....

    American health care is the greatest most technologically advanced in the world--for those who can afford it, and that's as big a WTF as any seen on this site....

    -Me

    Whew! touched a nerve there..... ;)

  • jspenguin (cs)

    Quoth the dialog, "Never(more)"

  • VGR (cs) in reply to dubbreak
    dubbreak:
    The real WTF is the snow shoes aren't for snow (it's 20 celcius right now), you would need them to get over and past the multitude of bunnies on the hospital grounds. It's a crazy infestation, however no one will allow them to be "removed" (if they were rats the story would be different). People would riot if you killed them and the law prohibits relocating that classification of animal (if trapped they must be release on site or euthanized). WTF.
    Take down the fence. Let the wolves, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, cougars and badgers come in and do the work. It's not that I want to see rabbits die, but there is likely to come a point where their overpopulation will be crueler than natural predation.

    And just to stay on topic: I can't believe the WS FTP people consider that page an adequate solution. (To think that I actually used to use and enjoy WS FTP....)

  • dubbreak (cs) in reply to VGR
    VGR:
    dubbreak:
    The real WTF is the snow shoes aren't for snow (it's 20 celcius right now), you would need them to get over and past the multitude of bunnies on the hospital grounds. It's a crazy infestation, however no one will allow them to be "removed" (if they were rats the story would be different). People would riot if you killed them and the law prohibits relocating that classification of animal (if trapped they must be release on site or euthanized). WTF.
    Take down the fence. Let the wolves, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, cougars and badgers come in and do the work. It's not that I want to see rabbits die, but there is likely to come a point where their overpopulation will be crueler than natural predation.

    And just to stay on topic: I can't believe the WS FTP people consider that page an adequate solution. (To think that I actually used to use and enjoy WS FTP....)

    The only natural predator on that list around here (cougars) are kept as far from the city as possible. The owl population is booming though.

    The university has the same problem. Rabbits undermine the structural integrity of foundations and wreck havoc to campus in general (all thanks to a few too many pets being released). The only natural predators are birds (owls, hawks, eagles..). Drunken students rarely go after them (in fear of having charges pressed against them).

    Sorry, completely off-topic but a huge frustration of mine I have a hard time letting go of and all these error'd items are pretty dull.

  • akatherder (cs)

    Stop talking about rabbits, already.

  • Me (unregistered) in reply to VGR
    VGR:
    dubbreak:
    The real WTF is the snow shoes aren't for snow (it's 20 celcius right now), you would need them to get over and past the multitude of bunnies on the hospital grounds. It's a crazy infestation, however no one will allow them to be "removed" (if they were rats the story would be different). People would riot if you killed them and the law prohibits relocating that classification of animal (if trapped they must be release on site or euthanized). WTF.
    Take down the fence. Let the wolves, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, cougars and badgers come in and do the work. It's not that I want to see rabbits die, but there is likely to come a point where their overpopulation will be crueler than natural predation.

    Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend. Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards? Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards. Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse? Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat. Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas! Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.

  • T $ (cs)

    So I'm kind of confused. Is this article called "Not-Ever!" or "Windows in Jeopardy"? I can imagine some of the things people are thinking about in response to "What do you want Windows to do?"

  • vt_mruhlin (cs)

    The "never" one reminds me of the Indian guys I used to work with who would come up with...

    if(foo){
        DoFooStuff();
    }
    else if(bar){
        DoBarStuff();
    }
    else{
        // Should never get here
    }
    

    Or the times when they were generous enough to actually log an error message, it would usually still just say "Should never get here". Thankfully we always logged the line number that generated the error, so it wasn't impossible to debug.

  • Franz Kafka (unregistered) in reply to Ubersoldat
    Ubersoldat:

    Man, every time I hear/read this stories about medical attention in the US it gives me the creeps. You should all watch Psycho, but don't start thinking about moving to Europe, home prices are very high over here!

    How high is that? What does a decent house near good pub transit in an ok part of whatever major town you know about cost? Bonus for Germany/Holland.

    dubbreak:
    You would have been treated for sure here in Canada, that is after snow-shoeing from the clinic to the hospital and waiting in emerg for 4 hours due to a backlog of paranoid parents that have children with coughs.. but yeah, you would have been treated.

    Speaking of which my fiance is in ortho this week. If you were in the city I live in she quite possibly would have been in your surgery.

    The real WTF is the snow shoes aren't for snow (it's 20 celcius right now), you would need them to get over and past the multitude of bunnies on the hospital grounds. It's a crazy infestation, however no one will allow them to be "removed" (if they were rats the story would be different). People would riot if you killed them and the law prohibits relocating that classification of animal (if trapped they must be release on site or euthanized). WTF.

    What's the problem? Sounds like a good source of nutritious wabbit stew and roast wabbit, etc.

  • JS (unregistered)

    WS_FTP is such a piece of crap, I hate it.

  • SuperousOxide (cs) in reply to Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka:
    What's the problem? Sounds like a good source of nutritious wabbit stew and roast wabbit, etc.

    Ever since seeing that old Bugs Bunny cartoon, I've wanted to try Hasenpfeffer. Sounds like a good excuse.

  • Mcoder (cs) in reply to vt_mruhlin
    vt_mruhlin:
    The "never" one reminds me of the Indian guys I used to work with who would come up with...
    if(foo){
        DoFooStuff();
    }
    else if(bar){
        DoBarStuff();
    }
    else{
        // Should never get here
    }
    
    Or the times when they were generous enough to actually log an error message, it would usually still just say "Should never get here". Thankfully we always logged the line number that generated the error, so it wasn't impossible to debug.
    Well, not logging it is a WTF. Out of that, it is quite usual stuff.
  • PeriSoft (unregistered) in reply to dubbreak
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  • Lingerance (cs) in reply to Me
    Me:
    Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend. Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards? Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards. Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse? Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat. Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas! Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.

    What episode is that (I'm presuming the show is the simpsons)?

  • Tim (unregistered)

    My wife was put on a one month waiting list for an scope procedure because of severe pains whenever she ate anything. After two weeks, we finally had to go to the emergency room, where we waited for two hours with her in agonizing pain. Turns out she needed gallbladder surgery, and at that point, she was near liver failure. And for this I paid over $250 a month, and my employer, who has 150,000 employees' worth of bargaining power, still ended up paying $10,800 a year. Tell me about the great American no-wait health system again?

    Oh yeah, the insurance-negotiated price for a 90 minute gallbladder surgery and 5 days in a semi-private room was just under $21,000.

  • WOWgamer (unregistered) in reply to dubbreak

    Heh, sitting here playing WOW (I'm pathetic) I just passed an area with 3 rabbit critters. I'd normally leave them alone, but reading what you said JUST now, I clubbed them with my staff.

    And, rather appropriatley, my captcha is what I'd say after having done it.... eww

  • CGomez (unregistered)

    I'm really sorry to hear about that story, Tim. However, I'm not sure that anecdote can be blamed on "the health care system."

    My girlfriend reported the same symptoms and was in the hospital an hour later. The surgery was two days later, and exactly six days in total she was released, minus one gall bladder and the hospital co-pay (which I think was $100). The Explanation of Benefits mentioned something about $15k-$20k in hospital costs.

    Private insurance lost money on her that year, but well... that's what it's for.

    Not saying the system is perfect, good, or even great... just one anecdotal case where it worked, and your unfortunate one where it didn't. I can't judge the system solely on either anecdote.

  • WOWgamer (unregistered) in reply to Lingerance
    Lingerance:
    Me:
    Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend. Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards? Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards. Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse? Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat. Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas! Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.

    What episode is that (I'm presuming the show is the simpsons)?

    Um, S10E3, bart kills a bird with Nelson's BB gun, and raises the bird's eggs, which turns out to be lizard eggs.

  • xix (unregistered) in reply to Tim
    Tim:
    My wife was put on a one month waiting list for an scope procedure because of severe pains whenever she ate anything. After two weeks, we finally had to go to the emergency room, where we waited for two hours with her in agonizing pain. Turns out she needed gallbladder surgery, and at that point, she was near liver failure. And for this I paid over $250 a month, and my employer, who has 150,000 employees' worth of bargaining power, still ended up paying $10,800 a year. Tell me about the great American no-wait health system again?

    Oh yeah, the insurance-negotiated price for a 90 minute gallbladder surgery and 5 days in a semi-private room was just under $21,000.

    Ah, gallstones (presumably, you just said gallbladder surgery). yeah, I had that, and it sucked very hard. Except I had pains that started maybe once every 6 months, I shrugged it off, then once every 3 months. Went to the doctor and had an upper GI xray, drank those nasty salts, found nothing. Some time later I had the pains once every couple of weeks, had a camera inserted into my stomach (via the happier mouth path, still unpleasant). Ruled I had reflux issues, gave me nexium. Some time later, had pains every other day or so, eating anything or not. At last, they decide on an ultrasound, the least invasive thing, so of course they try it last. Lo and behold, acid wasn't to blame, but gallstones.

    Scheduled a surgery a few months later, went in, had the laparoscopic proceedure. Doctor said I was pretty close to a rupture, which would have been... exciting.

    This is in canada, the surgery wait time wasn't terrible, getting a proper diagnosis was. I'm still bitter.

  • Tim (unregistered) in reply to xix
    xix:

    Ah, gallstones (presumably, you just said gallbladder surgery). yeah, I had that, and it sucked very hard. Except I had pains that started maybe once every 6 months, I shrugged it off, then once every 3 months. Went to the doctor and had an upper GI xray, drank those nasty salts, found nothing. Some time later I had the pains once every couple of weeks, had a camera inserted into my stomach (via the happier mouth path, still unpleasant). Ruled I had reflux issues, gave me nexium. Some time later, had pains every other day or so, eating anything or not. At last, they decide on an ultrasound, the least invasive thing, so of course they try it last. Lo and behold, acid wasn't to blame, but gallstones.

    In our case, the diagnosis was there ("very likely gallstones"), but the primary care doctor wouldn't approve anything until they had a scope procedure done, and the soonest they could get her in was a month. At this point, she was eating nothing but chicken broth, because anything fattier would have her rolled up in a ball and crying. We finally didn't get in until she couldn't even drink the broth, and we ended up in the emergency room.

    I also have an appointment with the optometrist to have my prescription updated--in 8 weeks. Again, that's the soonest they can get me in, and I can't see any optometrists outside my medical group.

  • shambo (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    Stop talking about rabbits, already.

    A rabbit bit my sister once...

  • Anon (unregistered)

    First one may still be live: www.meebo.com

    It's an AJAX-based instant messenger.

  • Anonymous Coward 5000 (unregistered) in reply to shambo
    shambo:
    akatherder:
    Stop talking about rabbits, already.

    A rabbit bit my sister once...

    Rabbit bites can be quite nasti.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Aaron
    Aaron:
    snoofle:
    I'm a US citizen, but I understand Canada has a health care system that actually works!
    Right. Here you don't pay (if you assume that high taxes are a sunk cost), but you'll be waiting 2-3 months for the surgery instead. Is that better?
    Well, it's pretty much like that here too. Except that the "sunk cost" goes to a private company instead of the government. "Managed care" my ass. Lots of management, not much care.
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