• faoileag (disco)

    Tuesday, 08:07 am CEST. The bug persists.

  • nerd4sale (cs)

    Discourse was Secnod, but we were here Frist.

    How did the RAI manage to buy 80186-like chip designs in the mid-90's? I'm pretty sure the rest of the world had Pentiums then.

  • LoremIpsum (disco)

    You have been awarded the InB4Frist badge!

  • aliceif (disco)

    Now if only this comment section had a cornify button or link ...

  • algorythmics (disco) in reply to LoremIpsum

    if only such a badge existed.

    we are all the cool cats though.

  • Linux Kernel (unregistered) in reply to nerd4sale
    nerd4sale:
    Discourse was Secnod, but we were here Frist.

    How did the RAI manage to buy 80186-like chip designs in the mid-90's? I'm pretty sure the rest of the world had Pentiums then.

    They're certainly no good to me.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to algorythmics

    I pretty much only manage to read front page articles that show up as a discourse topic.

  • PJH (disco) in reply to boomzilla
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  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to PJH

    Yes, and the feed is still there, but I just don't pay as much attention to it. I used to get all of the forum traffic that way, too, but I don't do that either. So I mostly miss stuff unless it shows up as a new topic here.

    I've been trained by Discourse, you see.

  • PJH (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Ah - I get quite a bit of stuff from all over the place via RSS - 14 feeds with unread stuff in them as I type - TDWTF is simply another one in one of the 'funny' categories.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to PJH

    Me, too. I currently have 77 feeds in total, 32 of them with some unread content.

  • Zacrath (disco)

    Halfway through the article, "RAI" changes to "RIA".

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Zacrath

    Splitters!

  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to nerd4sale
    nerd4sale:
    How did the RAI manage to buy 80186-like chip designs in the mid-90's? I'm pretty sure the rest of the world had Pentiums then.
    But Intel probably wouldn't sell them the design to the Pentium.
  • DoctorJones (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    I've been trained by Discourse, you see.

    I feel for you man. :-(


    Filed under: a grim affliction indeed
  • cartman82 (disco)

    Good article.

    This PaulaBean is surely posting nice stuff...

  • Dmitri (unregistered)

    In USA, you recycle 80186 chip. In Russia, 80186 chip recycles you!

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to LoremIpsum
    LoremIpsum:
    > <big>★</big> You have been awarded the [InB4Frist](#) badge!
    I would reject it - fristing article topics is just too easy!
  • RFoxmich (disco)
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  • Anonymous (disco)

    So the story is that a company hired interns to do the job.

    ... isn't that what interns are supposed to do?

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Anonymous

    There's a strong PHB element to the story, too.

  • agbeladem (disco) in reply to cartman82

    You mean apart from Remy's classical communist stuff?

  • dkf (disco) in reply to agbeladem
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  • RichP (disco)

    "instead of having a pull-down resistor for each sensitive component (to protect against variations in current), he could have a single resistor on the entire board which would protect all the components."

    There's TRWTF. Only way that works is to tie all the inputs together, which kind of defeats the purpose of having multiple inputs.

  • Ross_Presser (disco)

    So Discourse is the only comment stream now??? Goodbye. I shall never read any comments on thedailywtf.com again. Fuck you, Alex.

  • greg (disco)
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  • Polygeekery (disco) in reply to RFoxmich
    RFoxmich:
    I'm reminded of this scene from Armageddon:

    This was funnier than the article.

  • Lol (unregistered)

    "We are engineers, not accountants. We must find ways to make the boards cheaper" - Lol, lol, lol, rofl, etc.....

    I'm going to startt using this.....

  • Karl_Jones (disco)
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  • chubertdev (disco)

    Poor anonymization. The story is Russian, but the joke is obviously German.

  • DoctorJones (disco) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    Courtesy of Remy…

    I... I can't stop watching. It's morbid curiosity more than anything. How can anyone be so terrible at driving? It's fucking scary man.

  • YellowOnline (disco)

    With stories like these, I'd really love to know the original entry instead of the 'rewritten' version. Just to know how worried I should be about mankind.

  • herby (disco)

    Mad man Muntz lives.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    Grigori's second job was to develop Discourse. He begged Aleksandr to let him return to his old job.

  • Scarlet_Manuka (disco) in reply to DoctorJones
    DoctorJones:
    How can anyone be so terrible at driving?
    As far as I can tell, it seems to be mostly impatience. Car ahead of you too slow? Screw them, just go around, you don't have time to wait for things like a clear line of sight. Pedestrian crossing? Traffic lights? Don't be silly, there's no way you should have to wait for those. Just barge on through and make everyone else get out of your way like they deserve.

    In more detail, I guess it would be impatience plus inattention plus, this being Russia after all, probably a fair bit of alcohol.

  • Nagesh (cs) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    Grigori's second job was to develop Discourse. He begged Aleksandr to let him return to his old job.

    +1111111111111111111

  • CigarDoug (unregistered)

    So, does the 6-bit exponent convert "Russian Automation Institute" from RAI to RIA in the middle of the article?

    This story also explains how the Chinese were able to overtake the U.S. economically: When (slave) labor costs are trivial, you can accomplish anything!

    Ah, communism! How it destroys the human soul! Good thing we're not trying to bring that crazy idea here to America. Oh, wait...

  • Severity_One (disco) in reply to DoctorJones
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  • Nagesh (cs)

    I am thinking why some cold-drinks are only sold is USA.

  • Buddy (disco) in reply to RichP
    RichP:
    (to protect against variations in current)

    Surely they meant coupling capacitors

  • ScholRLEA (disco) in reply to DoctorJones

    Fortunately, those Ladas are tough little cars. :)

  • Spencer (disco) in reply to dkf

    Hour long videos of Russians that can't drive is a barrier to both productivity and any desires to visit Russia (and leave alive and uninjured)

  • Severity_One (disco) in reply to Spencer

    Russia has become an increasingly unpleasant country from about 2000. They've been indoctrinated so much by state propaganda, that the first thing people in the street thought, when a meteor hit the southern Ural in February 2013, that the USA had started an invasion.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Severity_One

    Are you saying we didn't?

  • Spencer (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    No oil, so Russia isn't in need of any freedom

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Spencer
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  • Spencer (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Yeah, I quickly realise that "no oil" wasn't necessarily correct (especially once I remembered Russia is the primary supplier to much of Europe). Facts are a barrier to attempted humour.

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to Severity_One
    Severity_One:
    Russia has become an increasingly unpleasant country from about 2000. They've been indoctrinated so much by state propaganda, that the first thing people in the street thought, when a meteor hit the southern Ural in February 2013, that the USA had started an invasion.

    They oppress the media so badly, you wouldn't see that in the United States.

    Especially not in Missouri

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    I am thinking why some cold-drinks are only sold is USA.
    Budweiser?

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