• kasm (cs)

    Wonder if they meant 'FileNotFound'?

    Alex Papadimoulis:

  • merreborn (cs)

    Oh, wrapped integers to make me chuckle so...

  • Jay (unregistered)

    That nView one is awesome.

  • Steve-o (unregistered)

    Status report on my latest project... 2,147,483,647% complete! I'm done forever, sweet!

  • levi_h (cs)

    Somehow displaying the duplicate primary key message twice makes sense. But that might be me.

  • Wayne (unregistered)

        That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    I wish I had the presence of mind to screenshot it when I found it.

  • David (unregistered) in reply to Wayne
    Anonymous:
        That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    I wish I had the presence of mind to screenshot it when I found it.


    You can find one of those in a previous pop-up potpurri.

    These are awesome. Thanks Alex! Please make a habit of doing it twice a month!
  • maweki (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:
    I doubt that most of us have the 4,294,967,294 unread messages that Ross Gouldthorpe does, but still, a folder with negative two emails would be a nice relief ...

    [image]

      

    So where is the Problem? There are two mails sent which were not written yet. I don't see the Problem

  • tmountjr (cs)

    Maybe "SILVER" is one of those quantum boolean states. I'm a little curious what would happen if he had selected that as the option of choice.

  • sinistral (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Graham Aldridge opted not to scroll down all the way to see how far it would go ...

    [image]
    (Snipped to save 700 pixels)

      



    Never let it be said that nView doesn't have enough options!  Now, if they were really clever, each one of those options menus would actually contain different options.  Think of the customer support hilarity!
  • smbell (cs)
    Anonymous:
    Alex Papadimoulis:
    I'm always skeptical when things are greater than 100%, but from what Graham shows me here, it looks like Alcohol 120% is really giving it 120% by stuffing all that stuff in eight gigabytes ...

    [image]

     



    i love that, not only is the math pure awesome, but the chart is just as awesome. apparently, 17179869123.89GB is slightly less than 68.11GB...

    No, you don't get it. The 17179869123.89GB is so compressed that takes up slightly less than half the disk. The 68.11GB is just the worst case estimate of what you can compress to the remaining, roughly, 4GB of physical disk space. :)

  • Wayne (unregistered)
    codenator:
    Lame!

    Lame but I'm sure there'll be 5 pages of garbage written here anyway....including this garbage
    What's lame about it?  The only lame thing I see here is people's obsession with saving images with text as JPG.  It doesn't work!  Stop it!  PNG or even GIF will not mangle text like JPG does.
  • sinistral (cs) in reply to sinistral

    After looking up nView, which I thought was an HTML/CSS/PHP editor (that's Nvu), it's the technology from nVidia that allows you to control multiple monitors and what's on each one.  That must be, what, a dodeca SLI setup he's got going there?

  • rmr (cs) in reply to kasm
    Anonymous:
    Thanks, TDWTF, you made me go LOL

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOL


    Did you really just link to the spanish definintion for LOL?
  • marvin_rabbit (cs) in reply to rmr
    rmr:
    Anonymous:
    Thanks, TDWTF, you made me go LOL

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOL


    Did you really just link to the spanish definintion for LOL?

    Si.
  • Jojosh_the_Pi (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Arrrrrr! Kimberly Horne found this while tryin' t' plunder PuzzlePirates.com. There be a lot o' progress buried in these sands.

    [image]

     

    Wait a minute, these are pirates. What's with the picture townspeople and pirates actually getting along? What happened to the killing, raiding, and general grief that these swashbucklers should be dealing out?

    Although the pirate with an octopus on his shoulder instead of a parrot is a nice touch.

  • emurphy (cs) in reply to smbell
    smbell:
    Anonymous:
    Alex Papadimoulis:
    I'm always skeptical when things are greater than 100%, but from what Graham shows me here, it looks like Alcohol 120% is really giving it 120% by stuffing all that stuff in eight gigabytes ...

    [image]

     



    i love that, not only is the math pure awesome, but the chart is just as awesome. apparently, 17179869123.89GB is slightly less than 68.11GB...

    No, you don't get it. The 17179869123.89GB is so compressed that takes up slightly less than half the disk. The 68.11GB is just the worst case estimate of what you can compress to the remaining, roughly, 4GB of physical disk space. :)



    Finally, a use for that ZIP of death that I keep hearing about!

  • Krenn (unregistered) in reply to Jojosh_the_Pi
    Jojosh_the_Pi:
    Wait a minute, these are pirates. What's with the picture townspeople and pirates actually getting along? What happened to the killing, raiding, and general grief that these swashbucklers should be dealing out?

    Although the pirate with an octopus on his shoulder instead of a parrot is a nice touch.


    Puzzling, isn't it?

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Wayne
    Anonymous:
        That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    I wish I had the presence of mind to screenshot it when I found it.

    Those are easy to create, though.  It comes from the UNIX errno practice.  Windows does something similar with "getLastError".

    A function will return with either the right data or 0 to indicate an error.  Then you check the last error code to find out what the error was.

    So what happens is something like this:

    setLastError(SUCCESS); // clear the error
    if (doSomething() == 0) {
        // It failed
        showErrorMessage("Operation failed: %s", getLastError());
    }

    All that has to happen is for doSomething() to cause an error and then fail to reset it.  Then when showing the error message, you'll get something like "Operation failed: the operation completed successfully." since the error code was never updated.

    Generally speaking messages like that are bugs in the OS API.  Several Windows API neglect to set an error code on all errors.  Smart programs (or at least ones expecting getLastError to be capable of returning junk) special-case "successful" error codes, changing them to "unknown error" before displaying the message to the user.
  • JR (unregistered) in reply to Wayne

    Anonymous:
        That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    I wish I had the presence of mind to screenshot it when I found it.

    The first rule of error handling is there are no errors.

    The second rule of error handling is there are no errors.

    captcha: billgates

    Who would you fight?

  • JR (unregistered) in reply to Krenn

    Anonymous:
    Jojosh_the_Pi:
    Wait a minute, these are pirates. What's with the picture townspeople and pirates actually getting along? What happened to the killing, raiding, and general grief that these swashbucklers should be dealing out? Although the pirate with an octopus on his shoulder instead of a parrot is a nice touch.

    Puzzling, isn't it?

    Actually they are all laughing because they cut off each others noses.

    captcha: knowhutimean

    Seriously? the captcha is knowhutimean?

  • MVP (unregistered)

    I love how the 20 THz processor still only got a Windows System Performance Rating of 2.  I guess 960 MB of RAM isn't much when you have a 20 THz, but I wouldn't know.

  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
        That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    I wish I had the presence of mind to screenshot it when I found it.

    Those are easy to create, though.  It comes from the UNIX errno practice.  Windows does something similar with "getLastError".

    A function will return with either the right data or 0 to indicate an error.  Then you check the last error code to find out what the error was.

    So what happens is something like this:

    setLastError(SUCCESS); // clear the error
    if (doSomething() == 0) {
        // It failed
        showErrorMessage("Operation failed: %s", getLastError());
    }

    All that has to happen is for doSomething() to cause an error and then fail to reset it.  Then when showing the error message, you'll get something like "Operation failed: the operation completed successfully." since the error code was never updated.

    Generally speaking messages like that are bugs in the OS API.  Several Windows API neglect to set an error code on all errors.  Smart programs (or at least ones expecting getLastError to be capable of returning junk) special-case "successful" error codes, changing them to "unknown error" before displaying the message to the user.

    That or idiots who think checking GetLastError() in the UI thread is a brilliant idea, or using any of the singleton/static variable paradigms to hold on to the message. (It works when run on a single cpu! It must be the customer's imagination!)
  • boohiss (cs)

    Are you telling me that I wasn't the only one to submit that exact same Puzzle Pirates WTF? Am I to believe that there is more than one WTF'er who plays Puzzle Pirates?

  • GeekMessage (cs) in reply to tmountjr

    tmountjr:
    Maybe "SILVER" is one of those quantum boolean states. I'm a little curious what would happen if he had selected that as the option of choice.

    No, SILVER is related to boring old everyday non-quantum optics:  Since the device is painted silver, wall-mounting it only makes sense if you painted your wall SILVER.

  • GeekMessage (cs)
    rob_squared wrote the following post at 08-25-2006 7:28 PM:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

             [image]

    Thanks, I will.

    Good choice.  Had you elected to click the "No, I don't want to watch out" button, your game character would have gone to sleep, and been eaten by a gruesome monster.

  • GeekMessage (cs) in reply to rmr

    rmr wrote the following post at 08-25-2006 7:36 PM:
    Anonymous:
    Thanks, TDWTF, you made me go LOL

    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOL
    Did you really just link to the spanish definintion for LOL?

    Such a shame that nobody expected the Spanish Inqui..., err, definition.

  • Javelin (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    I can only wish I had the time and energy for a proper flamewar, but it has to be asked:

    Does a blog that's so MS-centric really want to bring up the question of "Is there any *real* OS that actually requires free disk space to delete a file?"?

  • trippyz (cs)

    Cool. We don't usually get real programmers in here.....

    Probably need to chuck a bit more javascript in there ;-)

  • GeekMessage (cs) in reply to JR
    JR wrote the following post at 08-25-2006 8:50 PM:
    Anonymous:
    That reminds me of my favorite popup message of all time.  "The program has encountered an error: There is no error."

    The first rule of error handling is there are no errors.

    The second rule of error handling is there are no errors.

    captcha: billgates

    At least there are no significant errors which a significant number of users would want to be removed.  See Bill Gates:  Microsoft software essentially bug-free

  • Volmarias (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Arrrrrr! Kimberly Horne found this while tryin' t' plunder PuzzlePirates.com. There be a lot o' progress buried in these sands.

    [image] 

     

    This one's my booch.  Failing over from the BitTorrent download module to the HTTP download module wasn't passing on the 'total size' value.


    Elizabeth Fong
    Technical Operations Manager, Three Rings Design
    It's always nice to hear from the author of the WTF.
  • Digitalbath (cs)
    Anonymous:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Arrrrrr! Kimberly Horne found this while tryin' t' plunder PuzzlePirates.com. There be a lot o' progress buried in these sands.

    [image] 

     

    This one's my booch.  Failing over from the BitTorrent download module to the HTTP download module wasn't passing on the 'total size' value.


    Elizabeth Fong
    Technical Operations Manager, Three Rings Design

    I am a self-proclaimed BitTorrent expert.  I have 15+ years experience in BitTorrent.  Want to hire me?

  • Migala (cs) in reply to Digitalbath
    Digitalbath:

    I am a self-proclaimed BitTorrent expert.  I have 15+ years experience in BitTorrent.  Want to hire me?



    You sound absolutely brillant
  • Hanneth (cs)
    Anonymous:
    [image]

    That's easy. The wall mount has to be silver in order to work!



    Come on people, obviously SILVER is for those people that want to keep away werewolves. A steel, or cast iron wall mount isn't going to keep those werewolves away from your TV, so some thing has to.

  • smbell (cs) in reply to boohiss
    boohiss:
    Are you telling me that I wasn't the only one to submit that exact same Puzzle Pirates WTF? Am I to believe that there is more than one WTF'er who plays Puzzle Pirates?

    I'm not sure "WTF'er" is very appropiate language. I'm feeling very offended right now. </sarasm>

  • cconroy (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:
    Arrrrrr! Kimberly Horne found this while tryin' t' plunder PuzzlePirates.com. There be a lot o' progress buried in these sands.

    [image]

     



    And just how many monitors would one need to see the far end of that progress bar?

  • cronthenoob (cs) in reply to cconroy

    I want to play puzzle pirates now!!!

  • John Bigboote (cs) in reply to cconroy
    cconroy:
    Alex Papadimoulis:
    Arrrrrr! Kimberly Horne found this while tryin' t' plunder PuzzlePirates.com. There be a lot o' progress buried in these sands.

    [image]

     



    And just how many monitors would one need to see the far end of that progress bar?



    That be a mighty progress barrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    HA!

    I kill me.
  • qbolec (cs)
    Anonymous:
    or, there are 2 snail mails pending, but the mailman hasn't shown up yet?
    ..and once he rings twice everything will get even... (once,twice,even?)
  • Confused of Birmingham (unregistered) in reply to foxyshadis

    Anonymous:
    That or idiots who think checking GetLastError() in the UI thread is a brilliant idea, or using any of the singleton/static variable paradigms to hold on to the message. (It works when run on a single cpu! It must be the customer's imagination!)

    What's wrong with GetLastError() in the UI thread?  Or any thread?  GetLastError() retrieves the per-thread error value. 

     

  • me (unregistered)

    um...01 January 1990 12:00:00am, I believe.

  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Confused of Birmingham
    Anonymous:

    Anonymous:
    That or idiots who think checking GetLastError() in the UI thread is a brilliant idea, or using any of the singleton/static variable paradigms to hold on to the message. (It works when run on a single cpu! It must be the customer's imagination!)

    What's wrong with GetLastError() in the UI thread?  Or any thread?  GetLastError() retrieves the per-thread error value.

    And thus checking it for the processing thread's error is a WTF, no? And yet I've seen that done at least twice! (Once by a newbie though, so it doesn't count.)

  • capcha=perfection (unregistered) in reply to foxyshadis
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:

    Anonymous:
    That or idiots who think checking GetLastError() in the UI thread is a brilliant idea, or using any of the singleton/static variable paradigms to hold on to the message. (It works when run on a single cpu! It must be the customer's imagination!)

    What's wrong with GetLastError() in the UI thread?  Or any thread?  GetLastError() retrieves the per-thread error value.

    And thus checking it for the processing thread's error is a WTF, no? And yet I've seen that done at least twice! (Once by a newbie though, so it doesn't count.)



    While you are speaking English, I do not understand your statement.
  • Jeanie (unregistered) in reply to boohiss

    boohiss:
    Are you telling me that I wasn't the only one to submit that exact same Puzzle Pirates WTF? Am I to believe that there is more than one WTF'er who plays Puzzle Pirates?

     

    I was referred here by another WTF'er and we both play ypp ;) Arrrrrr matey! :D And yes everyone got that error message, it was hilarious and i've seen the screenies everywhere.

     

    And we do pillage and plunder, we just gotta have cute animals to do that with? XD ^^

     

  • Michael Downton (unregistered) in reply to tmountjr
    tmountjr:
    Maybe "SILVER" is one of those quantum boolean states. I'm a little curious what would happen if he had selected that as the option of choice.

    Other Flavours include MAGIC, BUBBLEGUM, CHERRY-PURPLE ICECREAM, CHICKEN and NONE OF THE ABOVE.

    Togethere with SILVER make the six quantuum states. I don't know how you'd get there, or which country there in. Presumably once we find the territories of TRUE and FALSE we will have some directions.

    CAPTCHA = Enterprisey - Deffinitely the right feel

  • The MAZZTer (cs)
    Anonymous:


    I'm not sure if this is brilliant or a little too much...
  • EvanED (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    I think that Brad came across one of those solutions that problematizes itself ...

    [image]

      



    Drat, and I had a screenshot of essentially the same thing sitting on my desktop for a while waiting for me to become unlazy enough to submit it!
  • gblues (cs)

    I'm surprised my post to the sidebar didn't get pulled. When Opera updated to 9.0.1, the upgrade dialog was missing a decimal (maybe Opera just didn't "beautify" it properly?):

    [image]
  • Graham (cs) in reply to sinistral
    sinistral:
    After looking up nView, which I thought was an HTML/CSS/PHP editor (that's Nvu), it's the technology from nVidia that allows you to control multiple monitors and what's on each one.  That must be, what, a dodeca SLI setup he's got going there?

    :-)

    Ironically, not only was nView doing this, but after each reboot it would pop up with a baloon saying 'you are now no longer running in SLi mode'. Which is fine... if only for the fact it was an AGP system....

  • Xepol (cs)

    Has anyone ever actually seen a Lexmark in service 8 months after installation, let alone 8 years?  I mean, come on, that's gotta be a hoax.

    No way a lexmark survives the first ink cartridge change.  Never seen it happen, ever.  They might as well glue the cartridges right in, who would notice the difference?

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