• Rob G! (unregistered)

    First

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    The Target one is kinda lame.  I think it's pretty obvious that they're specifying the dimensions when fully assembled.  The others are gold :)

  • RH (unregistered)
    Wow, only one non-WTF in the friday grab-bag.  Are things finally getting better?

    The "19" x 46" Fully Assembled" statement means that the device measures 19x46 when fully assembled.  It does not imply that the device comes fully assembled.


  • SomebodyElse (cs)

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    I think I'll go Buy some toxins, I hoep I can get some cheap.

     

    The funny thing about this is that all sorts of crap like this turns up. I've had the opportunity to buy all sorts of stuf I did not even know was available.

     

     

  • Neo (unregistered)

    What is the meteo "applet" in the last entry ?

    I kind of like the theme, and I would like to steel it ;-) 

  • Carnildo (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Igal Tabachnik seems to have misplaced a "full explanation" - anyone, full explanation? It's got a lot of words and talks time? No, ok ...

    [image]

     

    The phrase "full explanation" seems to be a different shade of blue, as if it were a hyperlink.

  • Brandon (unregistered) in reply to Neo
    Anonymous:

    What is the meteo "applet" in the last entry ?

    I kind of like the theme, and I would like to steel it ;-) 

    I think that's just an OS X weather widget..
     

  • Local view (unregistered) in reply to Neo

    "Undo Undo" ?

     Too... many... jokes...

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  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Neo

    That is the weather widget from the OS X dashboard.

  • un.sined (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:
     

    It was pretty clear to Justin what some one on his campus was trying to say. Now if only he could find where this roommate was and if she was cute ...

    [image]

     

    How is this a WTF?  Sure, it's funny and all, but it's a user configurable value.  I'd give them several points for creativity, but this is hardly a WTF (unless the W is for 'who').

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  • un.sined (cs) in reply to RC Pinchey
    Anonymous:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time. Next step: sending it to his address instead of some place in Virginia ...

    [image]

     

    OK, call me stupid if you like, but after staring at this for a good few minutes I've completely failed to spot the WTF. I guess it's either because a) I live in the UK so am unfamiliar with some key aspect of US geography and/or postal regulations, or b) because I'm being a total muppet.

     

    Could someone clarify please? 

    If you look at the delivery location on the top half of the page, you see that it was delivered to the front door, in Linden, VA.  The bottom half indicates that it was delivered to Front Royal, VA, which is a separate city, about 20km away.

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  • Anitra (unregistered)

    The UPS WTF - apparently they re-use their tracking numbers. It says that "billing information was received" in October 2006, and the delivery was made in June 2006...

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  • Raymond Chen (cs)

    "anyone, full explanation?"

    Did you try clicking on the "full explanation" link?

  • EvanED (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    G. wasn't quite sure what the nVidia Control Panel was trying to tell him ...

    [image]

     

    I don't get this one... Maybe a bit confusing between what the distinction is, but a WTF? 

    It was pretty clear to Justin what some one on his campus was trying to say. Now if only he could find where this roommate was and if she was cute ...

    [image]

     

    The real WTF here is that the top line says "TigerNet --- Not Connected", but below "You are currently connected to this network."

    What's that about? (I haven't used wireless personally... I don't have a laptop.)
     

    Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time. Next step: sending it to his address instead of some place in Virginia ...

    [image]

     

    I also like how it was delivered three and a half months before it was sent, and without being picked up or transferred through any holding facilities first.

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  • Bata Srki (unregistered)

    I just got the NVidia one. Look at the two screens to the right of the list of options. They say "View....." "Anal....."

  • EvanED (cs)

    Hah!  I see now...

    I think someone should call their tech support line and ask about how their software knows their surfing habits.

     

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  • Azumanga (cs) in reply to EvanED
    For the nvidia thing, read the text in the monitors
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  • Anonononymous (unregistered) in reply to Carnildo
    Carnildo:

    The phrase "full explanation" seems to be a different shade of blue, as if it were a hyperlink.



    Coloring hyperlinks so they stand out from the rest of the text is so 90s. Why spoil
    all the rest of that beautiful blue text with some clashing color?
  • themagni (cs) in reply to Carnildo
    Carnildo:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Igal Tabachnik seems to have misplaced a "full explanation" - anyone, full explanation? It's got a lot of words and talks time? No, ok ...

    [image]

     

    The phrase "full explanation" seems to be a different shade of blue, as if it were a hyperlink.

    Good eye, sir. I agree that looks like a hyperlink to the full explanation. It's not very obvious, though. I thought it was a jpg artifact.

  • Igal Tabachnik (unregistered) in reply to Anonononymous

    Seriously, it was not a hyperlink.

    However, in the defense of the software, it was a Beta2 release of Microsoft Max. I tried clicking everywhere, and those words were certainly not hyperlinked. Perhaps they fixed this already.

  • Alex Papadimoulis (cs) in reply to Carnildo
    Carnildo:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Igal Tabachnik seems to have misplaced a "full explanation" - anyone, full explanation? It's got a lot of words and talks time? No, ok ...

    [image]

     

    The phrase "full explanation" seems to be a different shade of blue, as if it were a hyperlink.

    Now that I look at it again, I see it. To my (and Igal's) credit, the surround color makes it much harder to notice. Heres the full image:

     

  • stratos (cs) in reply to themagni
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Igal Tabachnik seems to have misplaced a "full explanation" - anyone, full explanation? It's got a lot of words and talks time? No, ok ...

    [image]

     

    i'm actually wondering what kinda of thing this is.

    it's some sort of personal msg but with a direct action button.

    The theme looks kinda GNOMEish but i've never seen this, I do get a vibe that this is some sort of mockup for a 'this would be cool to have' application.

  • Brett (unregistered) in reply to bcat

    Ok, I'm glad someone explained what was supposed to be funny about this because I sure couldn't figure it out on my own.  I still don't think it's funny but at least now I know what it was supposed to be.  I don't get why this made the cut, is everyone around here an 11 year old boy?

  • Loren Pechtel (unregistered) in reply to SomebodyElse
    SomebodyElse:

    I think I'll go Buy some toxins, I hoep I can get some cheap.

     

    The funny thing about this is that all sorts of crap like this turns up. I've had the opportunity to buy all sorts of stuf I did not even know was available.

    Yeah, a while back e-Bay was trying to sell me a short-lived medical radioisotope.
     

  • mmarinov (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    I don't know where this forecast is from, but here it's MostlyNull.

  • Michael (unregistered)

    The real WTF is how many people failed to look at the shipped/delivery dates on the UPS screen the caption itself says "Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time."

     

  • un.sined (cs) in reply to Michael
    Anonymous:

    The real WTF is how many people failed to look at the shipped/delivery dates on the UPS screen the caption itself says "Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time."

     

    I read "back in time" as returned in a timely manner, not as a measure of time.  I would assume that others read it the same way I did. 

  • jesirose (cs) in reply to Me
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time. Next step: sending it to his address instead of some place in Virginia ...

    [image]

     

    OK, call me stupid if you like, but after staring at this for a good few minutes I've completely failed to spot the WTF. I guess it's either because a) I live in the UK so am unfamiliar with some key aspect of US geography and/or postal regulations, or b) because I'm being a total muppet.

     

    Could someone clarify please? 

     

    Look at the "Delivery on" date and the "Shipped or billed on" date. 

     

    BILLED on...meaning he wasn't billed till quite later. Pretty sweet if you asked me.     

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  • Rich (unregistered) in reply to Brett
    Anonymous:
    Ok, I'm glad someone explained what was supposed to be funny about this because I sure couldn't figure it out on my own.  I still don't think it's funny but at least now I know what it was supposed to be.  I don't get why this made the cut, is everyone around here an 11 year old boy?

    No, but neither are we a bunch of old ladies.

    Rich

  • Volmarias (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:


    I hate those things with an absolute passion. They signifigantly increase the time the page needs to load, and interrupt me while I'm reading. Every time I run across one, I immediately try and figure out the server so that I can block it, and don't stop until I finish.

    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE those!
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  • Brett (unregistered) in reply to Rich

    What does that have to do with anything?  I didn't say I was offended I just said you are juvenile.  I think Beavis and Butthead are funny, I'm just surprized to find them writing articles for a technical website.

  • triso (cs) in reply to themagni
    themagni:
    Carnildo:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    Igal Tabachnik seems to have misplaced a "full explanation" - anyone, full explanation? It's got a lot of words and talks time? No, ok ...

    [image]

     

    The phrase "full explanation" seems to be a different shade of blue, as if it were a hyperlink.

    Good eye, sir. I agree that looks like a hyperlink to the full explanation. It's not very obvious, though. I thought it was a jpg artifact.

    <font size="+1">Y</font>ou're all blind.  The "full explanation" is right below but unfortunately it is written in white on a white background.
  • risk (unregistered) in reply to Michael
    Anonymous:

    The real WTF is how many people failed to look at the shipped/delivery dates on the UPS screen the caption itself says "Jason was pretty pleased that UPS was able to ship his order back in time."

     

    The problem is that that sentence can be parsed two ways. Back in time, as in 1.21 jigowatt back in time, or as in "Jason received something and sent it back through UPS, which they managed in time".

  • Mike (unregistered) in reply to Volmarias

    Volmarias:


    I hate those things [green intellitext linky things] with an absolute passion. They significantly increase the time the page needs to load, and interrupt me while I'm reading. Every time I run across one, I immediately try and figure out the server so that I can block it, and don't stop until I finish.

    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE those!

    I hate them too. Luckily, I have Firefox.  And Greasemonkey.  And the "Uh Oh! Intellitext link ad remover" script. 

    I never see them anymore.  Hooray!
     

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