• Anonymous (unregistered)

    Last one wasn't really censored, if you zoom in you can clearly read the company's name

  • Cyp (unregistered)

    What kind of a bank has a maximum balance of 884$?

  • Cyp (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Last one wasn't really censored, if you zoom in you can clearly read the company's name

    Actually, the second one wasn't even censored at all, you can clearly read the application name ApplicationName.

  • imgx64 (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Last one wasn't really censored, if you zoom in you can clearly read the company's name

    Is that NetApp? I'm not sure of the first letter.

  • nonpartisan (cs) in reply to imgx64
    imgx64:
    Anonymous:
    Last one wasn't really censored, if you zoom in you can clearly read the company's name

    Is that NetApp? I'm not sure of the first letter.

    Why yes! Yes it is.

  • Fergetful Ferguson (unregistered)
    Jan-Helge Bergesen sent in this Lotus Notes error that I'm pretty sure I've posted before... but is too fun not to share again.
    I can't remember if we've ever seen that error message before (Insufficient Memory)
  • Ed (unregistered)

    Anyone else noticed that the SideBar WTF seems to be devoted to trying to sell (insert words the spam filter will not let me say here)?

    Expanding into the online pharmacy business Alex?

    (N.B. it was fun trying to get past the spam filter for this post :D )

  • wlao (unregistered)

    "it's a little hard to see how an increase from $0 to $221 is only a 25% increase!"

    We're talking about a bank here. They have their own math in their little universe.

  • Vacaloca (unregistered)

    Only 451588 objects on the Internet? I guess this IPV4 exhaustion was just a big scare tactic to buy new equipment, like Vista.

  • Silver (unregistered)

    of course you couldn't find this Utilities Menu. It directed you to the Utilities Meny.

  • Phlip (cs)
    [...] error that I'm pretty sure I've posted before... but is too fun not to share again.
    And, once again, it has to be pointed out that this isn't a WTF - Windows has a call to show a message box which will succeed even if the system is out of memory. The memory for the box is pre-allocated at startup, so it's always ready to go, even if all the other memory is used up.
    MessageBox(hWnd, "Message", "Caption", MB_SYSTEMMODAL | MB_ICONHAND);
    IIRC you get a bunch of restrictions (the message can't be over 3 lines and doesn't word-wrap, for instance) just to ensure that MessageBox doesn't have to allocate any memory in order to function with those flags.
  • IronMensan (unregistered)

    I didn't say anything last time, but now I feel I have to. That's a message box, not a dialog box and they are very different things in Windows.

    Okay, maybe not "very different" since the underlying window management is the same, but the resource template for message boxes is always loaded.

  • IronMensan (unregistered) in reply to Phlip

    Curse you Phlip and your faster typing

  • frits (cs)

    The Michael Jackson and Dr. Mengele movies have the same rating? That seems about right.

  • airdrik (unregistered) in reply to Phlip
    Phlip:
    [...] error that I'm pretty sure I've posted before... but is too fun not to share again.
    And, once again, it has to be pointed out that this isn't a WTF - Windows has a call to show a message box which will succeed even if the system is out of memory. The memory for the box is pre-allocated at startup, so it's always ready to go, even if all the other memory is used up.
    MessageBox(hWnd, "Message", "Caption", MB_SYSTEMMODAL | MB_ICONHAND);
    IIRC you get a bunch of restrictions (the message can't be over 3 lines and doesn't word-wrap, for instance) just to ensure that MessageBox doesn't have to allocate any memory in order to function with those flags.

    Regardless, you still go WTF when you first see that error, until the realization kicks in about the message box vs. dialog box thing.

  • Doug (unregistered)

    You . . . must . . . Submit

  • Jerry (unregistered)

    TRWTF is systems that gallop ahead full tilt until, barely an inch from the cliff, they suddenly realize that they are running out of some resource, leaving barely enough time to notify you "We're all going to die now, your choices are press OK or sit and stare at the screen awhile and then press OK, assuming we're not already dead."

    I mean really, weighing the couple hours it would take one developer to do a little planning ahead, vs. the lost productivity of millions of users, this crap should be punished like the crime against humanity it is.

    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.

  • Evil Code Monkey (unregistered) in reply to wlao
    wlao:
    "it's a little hard to see how an increase from $0 to $221 is only a 25% increase!"

    We're talking about a bank here. They have their own math in their little universe.

    They just used their fee increase formula. A mere 25% increase in fees...

  • hoodaticus (cs)

    TRWTF is the Balkans.

  • Candy (unregistered) in reply to Evil Code Monkey
    it's a little hard to see how an increase from $0 to $221 is only a 25% increase!

    double percentage; try { percentage = 100 * newAmount / oldAmount; } catch (...) { // Just guess 25 percent; usually close enough. percentage = 25; }

  • TK (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Totally agreed.

    I've heard a number of people observe that the greatest contribution of Microsoft has been the degree to which they have lowered everyone's expectations of software quality.

    Obviously they are far from the only people who write crap software. You can't swing a cat without hitting crap software somewhere. But when you turn out as many steaming mounds of it as they do, you deserve a little infamy.

    Before the flames start, yes, Linux and Mac suck too. All operating systems suck. They just suck in different and varied ways. You're best hope is to pick one whose quirks bug you less then the other options. You know -- like picking a spouse.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Primarily because most people don't really understand computers at all, and either assume that's just how things are, or that they did something wrong to cause whatever the problem was.
  • Not even a dev (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    TRWTF is systems that gallop ahead full tilt until, barely an inch from the cliff, they suddenly realize that they are running out of some resource, leaving barely enough time to notify you "We're all going to die now, your choices are press OK or sit and stare at the screen awhile and then press OK, assuming we're not already dead."

    I mean really, weighing the manager's bonus to do a little planning ahead, vs. the lost productivity of millions of users, this crap should be punished like the crime against humanity it is.

    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.

    ftfy

  • by (unregistered) in reply to TK
    TK:
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Totally agreed.

    I've heard a number of people observe that the greatest contribution of Microsoft has been the degree to which they have lowered everyone's expectations of software quality.

    Obviously they are far from the only people who write crap software. You can't swing a cat without hitting crap software somewhere. But when you turn out as many steaming mounds of it as they do, you deserve a little infamy.

    Before the flames start, yes, Linux and Mac suck too. All operating systems suck. They just suck in different and varied ways. You're best hope is to pick one whose quirks bug you less then the other options. You know -- like picking a spouse.

    Ok, so what do you propose the UI would look like for "Hey, there is an app running that is chewing up a lot of memory, and it might take up all available memory in the next 200ms... Do you want me to shut it down?" And how exactly would the OS know what the app is up to? Really, if you want to blame anybody, blame the developers of the application(s) for not properly checking available system memory, etc., and handling it withing their application. I'd be pretty pissed off if the OS would shut down my running application because it 'thought' it might use up the memory.

    Seriously, it's so easy to point fingers and say "hey, that sucks and it's wrong". Give us (and countless scary-smart software engineers) a few ideas, or feck off and shut up.

  • Commentarian (unregistered)

    A lot of stating the obvious going on here today.

  • by (unregistered) in reply to by
    by:
    TK:
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Totally agreed.

    I've heard a number of people observe that the greatest contribution of Microsoft has been the degree to which they have lowered everyone's expectations of software quality.

    Obviously they are far from the only people who write crap software. You can't swing a cat without hitting crap software somewhere. But when you turn out as many steaming mounds of it as they do, you deserve a little infamy.

    Before the flames start, yes, Linux and Mac suck too. All operating systems suck. They just suck in different and varied ways. You're best hope is to pick one whose quirks bug you less then the other options. You know -- like picking a spouse.

    Ok, so what do you propose the UI would look like for "Hey, there is an app running that is chewing up a lot of memory, and it might take up all available memory in the next 200ms... Do you want me to shut it down?" And how exactly would the OS know what the app is up to? Really, if you want to blame anybody, blame the developers of the application(s) for not properly checking available system memory, etc., and handling it withing their application. I'd be pretty pissed off if the OS would shut down my running application because it 'thought' it might use up the memory.

    Seriously, it's so easy to point fingers and say "hey, that sucks and it's wrong". Give us (and countless scary-smart software engineers) a few ideas, or feck off and shut up.

    Why yes, someone DID piss in my cheerios this morning... Why do you ask? :)

  • Loren Pechtel (cs)

    I think the point of Yes, contact me is to get around the do-not-call rules.

  • Bill&Ted (unregistered) in reply to Candy
    Candy:
    it's a little hard to see how an increase from $0 to $221 is only a 25% increase!

    double percentage; try { percentage = 100 * newAmount / oldAmount; } catch (...) { // Just guess 25 percent; usually close enough. percentage = 25; }

    You might want to check your formula in the non-exceptional case. Either that or my balance has just increased by 100%. And again! And again!...

  • Candy (unregistered) in reply to Bill&Ted

    Hey - the one test case we have doesn't fail on it, so it satisfies the requirements.

  • kastein (unregistered) in reply to Phlip
    Phlip:
    [...] error that I'm pretty sure I've posted before... but is too fun not to share again.
    And, once again, it has to be pointed out that this isn't a WTF - Windows has a call to show a message box which will succeed even if the system is out of memory. The memory for the box is pre-allocated at startup, so it's always ready to go, even if all the other memory is used up.
    MessageBox(hWnd, "Message", "Caption", MB_SYSTEMMODAL | MB_ICONHAND);
    IIRC you get a bunch of restrictions (the message can't be over 3 lines and doesn't word-wrap, for instance) just to ensure that MessageBox doesn't have to allocate any memory in order to function with those flags.
    I have actually had Windows hang for multiple minutes while frantically scrambling all over the page file (from the way the HDD LED was flashing, anyways) and then slowly, line of pixels by line of pixels, manage to crank out an entirely blank MessageBox with no words on it, only buttons and the yellow exclamation point icon. I had some really important data unsaved so I sat there praying to the Microsoft gods and hoping it would recover... several minutes later the text showed up, all in bold default non-TTF font (I forget which one.) Clicking the OK button resulted in another few minutes of hard drive spasms and then... BSOD!

    I knew I was screwed when it gave me the blank messagebox, but kept hoping it wasn't too far gone anyways.

    Jerry:
    TRWTF is systems that gallop ahead full tilt until, barely an inch from the cliff, they suddenly realize that they are running out of some resource, leaving barely enough time to notify you "We're all going to die now, your choices are press OK or sit and stare at the screen awhile and then press OK, assuming we're not already dead."

    I mean really, weighing the couple hours it would take one developer to do a little planning ahead, vs. the lost productivity of millions of users, this crap should be punished like the crime against humanity it is.

    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.

    The same could be said about our government and the federal budget / reserve system. Sadly, we are approaching the same outcome.

  • Ben (unregistered) in reply to Jerry
    Jerry:
    TRWTF is systems that gallop ahead full tilt until, barely an inch from the cliff, they suddenly realize that they are running out of some resource...

    And then they page memory out to disk. Or, in the case of most other resources (CPU, network, disk, etc), they share it. The user notices the system is running slowly and can correct the problem by simply quitting something.

    Yes, you are an asshat and a total idiot, and your post is a crime against humanity.

  • airdrik (unregistered) in reply to by
    by:
    TK:
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Totally agreed.

    I've heard a number of people observe that the greatest contribution of Microsoft has been the degree to which they have lowered everyone's expectations of software quality.

    Obviously they are far from the only people who write crap software. You can't swing a cat without hitting crap software somewhere. But when you turn out as many steaming mounds of it as they do, you deserve a little infamy.

    Before the flames start, yes, Linux and Mac suck too. All operating systems suck. They just suck in different and varied ways. You're best hope is to pick one whose quirks bug you less then the other options. You know -- like picking a spouse.

    Ok, so what do you propose the UI would look like for "Hey, there is an app running that is chewing up a lot of memory, and it might take up all available memory in the next 200ms... Do you want me to shut it down?" And how exactly would the OS know what the app is up to? Really, if you want to blame anybody, blame the developers of the application(s) for not properly checking available system memory, etc., and handling it withing their application. I'd be pretty pissed off if the OS would shut down my running application because it 'thought' it might use up the memory.

    Seriously, it's so easy to point fingers and say "hey, that sucks and it's wrong". Give us (and countless scary-smart software engineers) a few ideas, or feck off and shut up.

    You mixed to different conversations. The memory usage (from the other conversation) was blamed on the application developers not on the OS developers.

    Now relax, take a deep breath, close your eyes and imagine all of the memory fluttering away like butterflies in the breeze.

  • by (unregistered) in reply to airdrik
    airdrik:
    by:
    TK:
    Jerry:
    I really don't get why people expect some bare modicum of reasonable functionality from nearly everything they purchase -- except software, where total idiocy and asshattery are fully acceptable as par for the course.
    Totally agreed.

    I've heard a number of people observe that the greatest contribution of Microsoft has been the degree to which they have lowered everyone's expectations of software quality.

    Obviously they are far from the only people who write crap software. You can't swing a cat without hitting crap software somewhere. But when you turn out as many steaming mounds of it as they do, you deserve a little infamy.

    Before the flames start, yes, Linux and Mac suck too. All operating systems suck. They just suck in different and varied ways. You're best hope is to pick one whose quirks bug you less then the other options. You know -- like picking a spouse.

    Ok, so what do you propose the UI would look like for "Hey, there is an app running that is chewing up a lot of memory, and it might take up all available memory in the next 200ms... Do you want me to shut it down?" And how exactly would the OS know what the app is up to? Really, if you want to blame anybody, blame the developers of the application(s) for not properly checking available system memory, etc., and handling it withing their application. I'd be pretty pissed off if the OS would shut down my running application because it 'thought' it might use up the memory.

    Seriously, it's so easy to point fingers and say "hey, that sucks and it's wrong". Give us (and countless scary-smart software engineers) a few ideas, or feck off and shut up.

    You mixed to different conversations. The memory usage (from the other conversation) was blamed on the application developers not on the OS developers.

    Now relax, take a deep breath, close your eyes and imagine all of the memory fluttering away like butterflies in the breeze.

    You're right, sorry... Just pissed that it isn't Saturday yet.

  • GalacticCowboy (cs)

    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

  • da Doctah (cs)

    So your payment of $11/08/10 will be deducted on 232.54, and if you have any questions you call 1.888.486.4722, which I can only assume in this context is some sort of IP address....

  • boog (cs) in reply to Ben
    Ben:
    Jerry:
    TRWTF is systems that gallop ahead full tilt until, barely an inch from the cliff, they suddenly realize that they are running out of some resource...

    And then they page memory out to disk. Or, in the case of most other resources (CPU, network, disk, etc), they share it.

    They sure do. I can't help but wonder what it was that drove Jerry to complain like he did.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Cyp
    Cyp:
    Anonymous:
    Last one wasn't really censored, if you zoom in you can clearly read the company's name

    Actually, the second one wasn't even censored at all, you can clearly read the application name ApplicationName.

    Except that the application name is "ApplicationName to Check" ...

  • Vacaloca (unregistered) in reply to GalacticCowboy
    GalacticCowboy:
    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

    No, I'm pretty sure it works out to 0, which is even better.

  • Eric (unregistered)

    $11/08/10 looks to me like 11 lbs/8s/10d, but I've been going over Stuart period documents on the E.I.C. for my history seminar for the last couple months...

  • unprovoked (cs) in reply to Vacaloca
    Vacaloca:
    GalacticCowboy:
    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

    No, I'm pretty sure it works out to 0, which is even better.

    "Bankers' math" strikes again...

  • Buffalo (cs) in reply to Vacaloca
    Vacaloca:
    GalacticCowboy:
    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

    No, I'm pretty sure it works out to 0, which is even better.

    Please show your work. $11 / 8 = $1.38 $1.38 / 10 = $0.14

    Also, 11/08/10 is (I think) the 312th day in 2010, so Daniel would have owed $312.00, due on the 232.54th day of 2010, which is 09/20/2010 at 12:58 PM.

    Assuming American date format of MM/DD/YY, which is likely a safe assumption considering the company is based in Nebraska.

  • nonpartisan (cs) in reply to Doug
    Doug:
    You . . . must . . . Submit

    If you don't Submit, you must Quit.

  • frits (cs) in reply to hoodaticus
    hoodaticus:
    TRWTF is the Balkans.
    Well, of course not, don't be ridiculous!

    TRWTF is Balki. [image]

  • Vacaloca (unregistered) in reply to Buffalo
    Buffalo:
    Vacaloca:
    GalacticCowboy:
    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

    No, I'm pretty sure it works out to 0, which is even better.

    Please show your work. $11 / 8 = $1.38 $1.38 / 10 = $0.14

    Also, 11/08/10 is (I think) the 312th day in 2010, so Daniel would have owed $312.00, due on the 232.54th day of 2010, which is 09/20/2010 at 12:58 PM.

    Assuming American date format of MM/DD/YY, which is likely a safe assumption considering the company is based in Nebraska.

    11 / 8 = 1 1 / 10 = 0

    Integer math, yo. I saw no casting.

  • RBoy (unregistered)

    Do you like documentary type films on culturally or historically significant people? Just doesn't have the same ring. Not sure how the Netflix one is a wtf.

  • airdrik (unregistered) in reply to Vacaloca
    Vacaloca:
    Buffalo:
    Vacaloca:
    GalacticCowboy:
    The good news is that $11/08/10 works out to $0.14.

    No, I'm pretty sure it works out to 0, which is even better.

    Please show your work. $11 / 8 = $1.38 $1.38 / 10 = $0.14

    Also, 11/08/10 is (I think) the 312th day in 2010, so Daniel would have owed $312.00, due on the 232.54th day of 2010, which is 09/20/2010 at 12:58 PM.

    Assuming American date format of MM/DD/YY, which is likely a safe assumption considering the company is based in Nebraska.

    11 / 8 = 1 1 / 10 = 0

    Integer math, yo. I saw no casting.

    That depends on if you are using python 2 or 3

  • Peter (unregistered) in reply to Eric
    Eric:
    $11/08/10 looks to me like 11 lbs/8s/10d, but I've been going over Stuart period documents on the E.I.C. for my history seminar for the last couple months...
    Actually, England has never done money like this. For a start, "lbs" means pounds weight, not pounds money. Also, back when we had pounds, shillings and pence, we used either "£sd" or "£//", not both at the same time. We would have written either "£11/8/10" or "£11 8s 10d". (Well, perhaps it was different back in Stuart times, but that's how we did it in the 20th century).
  • moz (unregistered) in reply to Ben
    Ben:
    And then they page memory out to disk. Or, in the case of most other resources (CPU, network, disk, etc), they share it. The user notices the system is running slowly and can correct the problem by simply quitting something.
    Unfortunately, the system is running slowly. It will take several minutes for the user to close anything at all down using the GUI.

    It's not IBM's fault that one of their applications can drag a whole computer down that effectively.

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to Peter
    Peter:
    Also, back when we had pounds, shillings and pence, we used either "£sd" or "£//", not both at the same time. We would have written either "£11/8/10" or "£11 8s 10d". (Well, perhaps it was different back in Stuart times, but that's how we did it in the 20th century).

    Pause now to consider a mindset in which "d" stands for "pence".

    Pause again to wonder how farthings fit into this notation.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    TRWTF is NetWare?

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