• Addison (unregistered)

    wouldn't it be not quite $26?

  • JD (unregistered)

    Shouldn't that be a 403 forbidden?

  • memals (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that the missing person left his workstation unlocked. You can not believe the fun 'other' people have had with unlocked workstations around the office.

    Print screen, save as wallpaper, remove all icons. Change language/date/date format/default homepage/contents of startup folder. the is list is endless.

  • anonym (unregistered) in reply to memals

    shutdown -a in startup menu

  • Si (unregistered)

    200 COMMENT OK

  • SchizoDuckie (unregistered) in reply to JD
    JD:
    Shouldn't that be a 403 forbidden?

    I vote 302 - Moved temporarily

  • Big Sibling (unregistered)

    And here I was hoping for some voting machine code samples today. You know, the kind of stuff that takes 900 top secret proprietary lines of code to do:

    $Votes{$Candidate} ++;

    (I guess the extra code is needed to make the election "turn out right" without being auditable.)

  • Josh (unregistered)

    "If the Start Windows Restart when Windows starts check box is checked Windows Restart will start automatically every time Windows is started." - Actual excerpt from a windows program help file

  • Tuxie (unregistered) in reply to memals

    My favourite is still pressing ctrl+alt+cmd+8 on somebody's Mac. It's harmless but very effectful and the computer CAN still be used even if the rest of the team are still out on lunch when s/he comes back. :)

  • INSECURE (unregistered) in reply to memals

    yeah, around these parts that's a violation of security policy. if you're away from your desk, you have to lock your workstation.

  • Zecc (cs)

    What's the problem with the first one?

    If you buy more than 1,000 cartons ata a time, it makes a difference!

  • amischiefr (cs)

    Time for a .999999 cigarette break.

  • JB (unregistered)

    404 This comment was not found.

  • Cidolfas (unregistered)

    Shopping.com is notorious for taking the most common word on a page and sticking it into its ads. I briefly tried out an ad agency that included it on my own video game site, but when it started hawking things like "crossovers" and "characters" I knew I'd look ridiculous and put the kibosh on it.

  • dkf (cs)

    I like the "wrongful death" one. It goes to show precisely why buying a wildcard advert can be a bad thing.

  • Maarten Sneep (unregistered)

    I'm willing to give head trauma away for free, just bring your own axe.

  • Cas (unregistered)

    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

  • Josh (unregistered) in reply to Tuxie

    Unless you happen to be a graphic designer or something of the like :D

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to anonym
    anonym:
    shutdown -a in startup menu

    Abort a shutdown on startup?

  • TobiasTheCommie (unregistered) in reply to Tuxie

    i LIKE working like that :)

    and no, i'm not joking

  • TobiasTheCommie (unregistered) in reply to Tuxie
    Tuxie:
    My favourite is still pressing ctrl+alt+cmd+8 on somebody's Mac. It's harmless but very effectful and the computer CAN still be used even if the rest of the team are still out on lunch when s/he comes back. :)

    i LIKE working like that :)

    and no, i'm not joking

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to Cas
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

    Yeah, the gender form field should be a textarea.

  • Azeroth (unregistered) in reply to Cas
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

    Maybe a slider should be used?

  • Ed (unregistered) in reply to Azeroth
    Azeroth:
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

    Maybe a slider should be used?

    Male, Female, GenderNotFound.

  • DonkeyRyan (cs) in reply to Ed

    I have that same chair!

  • Suburban Decay (unregistered) in reply to anonym
    anonym:
    shutdown -a in startup menu

    I prefer "shutdown -r -f -t 0" myself.

  • sibtrag (cs) in reply to Cas
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire.

    Much easier to just rephrase: What gender do others consider you to be.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to SchizoDuckie

    Only if you mention where you can be found (it's a redirection), or which co-worker to bother...

    Otherwise, I'd go for 503 Service Unavailable (optionally with Retry-After header)

  • nocturnal (cs) in reply to Cas
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

    Yeah. THAT's the WTF...

    Of course we can just add a "Neither" option, and that would solve the "problem".

  • Jon (unregistered) in reply to JB

    I knew this post would be here before I even started reading.... Isn't this meme getting a little old?

  • Valerion (unregistered)

    The cig thing is no different to petrol being priced at 96.9p or whatever, meaning you never pay the advertised price.

    <Note for American readers: No, the WTF isn't that the fuel is so expensive, that is a separate WTF>

  • Dave (unregistered)

    It's stationery!

  • Jon (unregistered) in reply to Jon
    Jon:
    I *knew* this post would be here before I even started reading.... Isn't this meme getting a little old?

    ...Referring to "404 This comment was not found." Sorry, got my message board systems confused, and I thought it would nest. Way to make an ass out of myself, I know.

  • billy (unregistered)

    What's wrong with the cig price? It's a bulk deal for the chain smoker. You buy 1000 cartons you get that price per carton (total $25,999.99). Buy less than 1000 and you get the regular price.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Jon

    Apparently, they knew your comment was not going to be found. Talk about self-validation...

  • halcyon1234 (cs) in reply to anonymous
    anonymous:
    Only if you mention where you can be found (it's a redirection), or which co-worker to bother...

    Otherwise, I'd go for 503 Service Unavailable (optionally with Retry-After header)

    Nah, 503 mean you're there, but there's something wrong with you internally. If you were asleep at your desk, a 503 might be appropriate (though sleeping at your desk probably isn't).

  • Dirk Diggler (unregistered) in reply to nocturnal
    nocturnal:
    Cas:
    The other WTF being the lack of other-gendered options on that questionnaire. At the very least, intersex people have no way to complete it, and those other people on the trans/genderqueer spectrum who don't firmly lean one way or the other would also have varying levels of qualm in picking one of the two.

    Yeah. THAT's the WTF...

    Of course we can just add a "Neither" option, and that would solve the "problem".

    How about a scroll bar control? That way you could set it at exactly the degree of gender you wanted.

  • ContraCorners (cs) in reply to Big Sibling
    Big Sibling:
    And here I was hoping for some voting machine code samples today. You know, the kind of stuff that takes 900 top secret proprietary lines of code to do:

    $Votes{$Candidate} ++;

    (I guess the extra code is needed to make the election "turn out right" without being auditable.)

    Which is exactly the problem with "paperless" voting machines. It's not that I thing anyone building these machines is trying to rig an election. The trouble is there's no way to do an independent audit/recount.

    It's amazing how may people don't see the danger in this.

  • anonymous (unregistered)

    Inserting commonly searched phrases into multiple doorway pages is a common rip-off by so called SEO guys. On a now defunct website we once developed and hosted that sold magnetic bracelets, etc, the owner forked out (against our strong advice) for some internet rip-off merchant to "optimise" her (dynamically generated) website to increase it's ranking.

    Of course, she got back a useless load of static pages along the lines of "Buy foot injuries", "Buy back pain", etc. Strangely, the site went out of business a few months later. :sigh:

  • halcyon1234 (cs) in reply to anonymous
    anonymous:
    Inserting commonly searched phrases into multiple doorway pages is a common rip-off by so called SEO guys. On a now defunct website we once developed and hosted that sold magnetic bracelets

    Like attracts like...

  • jeffg (cs)

    PALIN FTL!!11!!!!1

  • Vollhorst (unregistered)

    Why not a simple machine where you put your "coin" into the slot you want to vote for. If someone is in doubt he can still recount the coins. Sure, you could relocate them (if you have access) but you can also forge paper votes.

  • ContraCorners (cs) in reply to Vollhorst
    Vollhorst:
    Why not a simple machine where you put your "coin" into the slot you want to vote for. If someone is in doubt he can still recount the coins. Sure, you could relocate them (if you have access) but you can also forge paper votes.

    That's not a bad idea. There would have to be some very carefully enforced controls around the storage and movement of the coins during a recount. I mean, if a container of McBama coins got dropped or spilled or otherwise mixed with a container of O'Cain coins... there goes your recount, no?

    At least with paper there no way to accidentally change the vote. Poll workers could always "lose" paper, of course, but they could lose jars of coins to.

  • jordanwb (unregistered) in reply to SchizoDuckie
    SchizoDuckie:
    JD:
    Shouldn't that be a 403 forbidden?

    I vote 302 - Moved temporarily

    I vote for 410 - Gone

    • or - 503 - Service Unavailable
  • Code Dependent (cs)
    T. Bare writes, "I think there's something wrong with their rounding... unless there invented a new increment of the dollar that I'm unaware of."
    I've often seen "there" in place of "their" and "they're", but this is the first time I've seen it in place of "they've". If it had said "they're" I could assume a typo, but absence of the apostrophe rules that out. Weird.
  • Strawberry Blonde (cs)

    Perhaps the cube-dweller has gone home with a bad case of 417.

  • Smash King (cs) in reply to Tuxie
    Tuxie:
    My favourite is still pressing ctrl+alt+cmd+8 on somebody's Mac. It's harmless but very effectful and the computer CAN still be used even if the rest of the team are still out on lunch when s/he comes back. :)
    I wouldn't ask but I hate not knowing what seems to be common knowledge, so WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS COMMAND DO?
  • Walleye (cs)

    Thank you Mark Johansen, for the Irish girl!

  • Vinicius (unregistered)

    Here in brazil the fuel costs using a smaller fraction of the Real that the usual. Instead of costing 2.40 the fuel costs 2.399

  • jblInAZ (cs)

    Re last picture -- Is that some kind of rationing that is standing still?

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