• Brian Manahan (unregistered)

    Scientific Phirstation!

  • Gieron (cs)

    People who store phone numbers as actual numbers deserves neither.

  • jspenguin (cs)

    LEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE

    ...ROY JEEENNNNKINS!

  • frits (cs)

    Jenny, I got your number, I need to make you mine. Jenny, don't change your number, 8.675 to the 6th power of ten

  • Shriike (unregistered)

    Ok clearly the pears is saying that for the first 10 pears you buy it's only $10 a pound, but after that the price will either go up, down, or stay the same.

  • DayLate (unregistered)

    Flower arranging sounds better than my job. I wonder if my employer would consider that job related training.

  • Ian (unregistered)

    Either way those pears sound very expensive (unless you live somewhere where everything has to be flown in).

  • dkf (cs)
    Not funny:
    I also did not understand the thing with the pears... per lb?
    I think it means 10 pears for $10. (The “Per lb” is just a trick!) I think it also means that those pears are overpriced, especially after any temporary rollback is reversed. (Paying effectively a dollar for one pear? There's TRWTF right there...)
  • dkf (cs) in reply to Ian
    Ian:
    Either way those pears sound very expensive (unless you live somewhere where everything has to be flown in).
    Google and Wikipedia say that it's a small chain of grocers in North Dakota and Minnesota.
  • md5sum (cs) in reply to jspenguin
    jspenguin:
    LEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE

    ...ROY JEEENNNNKINS!

    I knew somebody was going to do it... it never fails.

  • Not funny (unregistered)

    Why does Alex keep deleting the comments about imperial units? Does he realise how stupid they are and keeps removing them so others will not?

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Gandhi

  • El_Heffe (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    I also did not understand the thing with the pears... per lb?
    How many meters is that?
  • Jamiec (unregistered)

    MAybe those pears were on an embedd....

    nah. lame.

  • Yogi (unregistered) in reply to dkf

    Umm, no. 10 pounds for $10.

    Definitely retarded.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I've seen string corruption over RDP sessions before.

  • RogerC (cs)

    I suppose getting 80% of your facts right is sufficient to be a reporter for CNN.

  • Northern Neighbor, eh? (unregistered) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    Ian:
    Either way those pears sound very expensive (unless you live somewhere where everything has to be flown in).
    Google and Wikipedia say that it's a small chain of grocers in North Dakota and Minnesota.
    In that case, not just flown in, but airdropped. Which is quite hazardous to the brave aircrews during [duck|goose|wabbit] hunting season.

    I bet the local taxidermist has to think a bit about how to stuff and mount a C-17 Globemaster.

  • amischiefr (cs)

    Flower Arranging? Isn't that what football players major in? Must be because I have never seen one in any of my math, physics or CS classes.

  • skawtie (unregistered) in reply to Northern Neighbor, eh?

    As a resident of Minnesota and a part time resident of North Dakota, I resent that.

  • Gare.Chicago (unregistered)

    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    The improper utilization of affect v. effect is akin to my peeve of people who don't understand there/their/they're. But maybe it's just me.

    Gare

  • gus (unregistered)

    I see the problem-- :) they should have declared the number as a DOUBLE so it would have enough digits of precision to represent a phone number. Silly rabbit.

  • badcaseofspace (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    I've seen string corruption over RDP sessions before.
    Absolutely, but I haven't seen them since pouring the latest set of hotfixes over our lab. But don't jump the gun, or you'll want to go back to the old days, when string corruption was the only issue.
  • aristos_achaion (unregistered)

    Obviously, 10 pears / 10 dollars / lb simplifies to 10 pears / 10 dollar*lb. They'll give you 10 pears for every 10 pounds of US paper currency.

  • Kensey (cs) in reply to Gare.Chicago
    Gare.Chicago:
    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    I would like to congratulate you in advance for this clever troll.

  • sirlewk (unregistered) in reply to frits

    You win. You win everything forever.

  • avflinsch (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    Not funny:
    I also did not understand the thing with the pears... per lb?
    I think it means 10 pears for $10. (The “Per lb” is just a trick!) I think it also means that those pears are overpriced, especially after any temporary rollback is reversed. (Paying effectively a dollar for one pear? There's TRWTF right there...)

    the per lb is probably pre printed on the sign forms, and the 10 (whatever)/$10 is a common sale gimmick in many supermarkets around this area

  • Harry Carey (unregistered)

    Of course, the real WTF is that there are higher level classes than Entry Level Flower Arranging. Sign me up for the grad level version! I'd like to do research on why a daylilly is often overlooked as the focus point of a centerpiece because the stamen's anthers are falsely preceived as overbearing.

  • RogerC (cs) in reply to Harry Carey
    Harry Carey:
    Of course, the real WTF is that there are higher level classes than Entry Level Flower Arranging. Sign me up for the grad level version! I'd like to do research on why a daylilly is often overlooked as the focus point of a centerpiece because the stamen's anthers are falsely preceived as overbearing.
    Um... Sounds to me like you've already aced that class.
  • SR (unregistered) in reply to RogerC
    RogerC:
    Harry Carey:
    Of course, the real WTF is that there are higher level classes than Entry Level Flower Arranging. Sign me up for the grad level version! I'd like to do research on why a daylilly is often overlooked as the focus point of a centerpiece because the stamen's anthers are falsely preceived as overbearing.
    Um... Sounds to me like you've already aced that class.

    It's plagiarised from my paper. I majored in flower-arranging and embedded systems

  • Andrew (unregistered) in reply to Gare.Chicago
    Gare.Chicago:
    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    The improper utilization of affect v. effect is akin to my peeve of people who don't understand there/their/they're. But maybe it's just me.

    Gare

    Yeah, I'm like that with people who write "utilization" when they mean "use".

  • Tiggrrr42 (cs)

    I'd say flower arranging[1] was a much more technically advanced course than CLAIT[2] or ECDL[3]

    [1] At any level [2] Computer Literacy and Information Technology. Might involve typing a letter in Word. [3] European Computer Driving Licence. Worse than it sounds.

  • Steve the Cynic (unregistered)

    Presumably CNN doesn't think anyone is WTFy enough to actually get less than 10 correct answers.

    augue: what I said when I could not post...

    [2]

  • Mr Gramuh (unregistered) in reply to Andrew

    There unproper using of affect v. effect is akiln to my perve of peoples who dont under-stand there/their/they're, But may be its just me.

    Yeah what he said!

  • campkev (cs)

    That's $1.00 for a pound of pears. It's not that f'ing hard, or are you all really that stupid?

  • Plz Send Me The Code (unregistered) in reply to Gare.Chicago
    Gare.Chicago:
    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    The improper utilization of affect v. effect is akin to my peeve of people who don't understand there/their/they're. But maybe it's just me.

    Gare

    your right

  • frits (cs) in reply to Tiggrrr42
    Tiggrrr42:
    ... Computer Literacy and Information Technology. ...

    Hee Hee.

  • Mcoder (cs) in reply to SR
    SR:
    RogerC:
    Harry Carey:
    Of course, the real WTF is that there are higher level classes than Entry Level Flower Arranging. Sign me up for the grad level version! I'd like to do research on why a daylilly is often overlooked as the focus point of a centerpiece because the stamen's anthers are falsely preceived as overbearing.
    Um... Sounds to me like you've already aced that class.

    It's plagiarised from my paper. I majored in flower-arranging and embedded systems

    Flower arranging must be quite hard when you don't have a filesystem to rely upon!

    Ok, I know, lame... But anyway, if not storing telephones as numbers, what are your options? Really? Do you use:

    • ;
    • or
    • ?
  • ROFL (unregistered)

    I can empathize with the phone number glitch.

    I once received a government-issued data tape which was supposed to contain phone numbers for certain types of facilities. The original DB stored them as long integers (WTF #1), but the export routine wrote them in true WTF format (BEST10 if I recall correctly, WTF #2), so we received about a hundred thousand phone numbers which were all useless. 7.03934E09

  • Spectre (cs)
  • Mithras (unregistered)

    A little dimensional analysis reveals:

     10 pears           1                       1 pear                     1
    ---------- * ----------------- =  --------------------------- = -------------------
    10 dollars   1 pound of pears       10 dollar-pounds of pears    10 dollar-pounds
    

    So for every 10 dollar-pounds you give them, you get back one dimensionless unit. Sounds like a good deal to me.

  • Mason Wheeler (cs)

    I don't suppose Arttu's last name is Dittu?

  • Herohtar (unregistered) in reply to Andrew
    Andrew:
    Gare.Chicago:
    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    The improper utilization of affect v. effect is akin to my peeve of people who don't understand there/their/they're. But maybe it's just me.

    Gare

    Yeah, I'm like that with people who write "utilization" when they mean "use".

    Especially since utilization and use mean the same thing and are both perfectly valid words to use there?

  • Neville Flynn (unregistered)

    Flower arranging is just a fun way to learn sorting algorithms.

  • HUH (unregistered) in reply to frits
    frits:
    Jenny, I got your number, I need to make you mine. Jenny, don't change your number, 8.675 to the 6th power of ten

    8.675 to the 6th power of te-i-e-en!

  • mcmcc (cs) in reply to Kensey
    Kensey:
    Gare.Chicago:
    Even better than the radio button goof on the Adobe printer WTF is the improper use of "affect".

    I would like to congratulate you in advance for this clever troll.

    I think you give him/her too much credit.

  • jls (unregistered) in reply to SR

    Which was plagiarized from my paper about embedded flower-arranging systems.

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to Mithras
    Mithras:
    A little dimensional analysis reveals:
     10 pears           1                       1 pear                     1
    ---------- * ----------------- =  --------------------------- = -------------------
    10 dollars   1 pound of pears       10 dollar-pounds of pears    10 dollar-pounds
    

    So for every 10 dollar-pounds you give them, you get back one dimensionless unit. Sounds like a good deal to me.

    Wasn't the dollar-pound a currency unit in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Or some other old sci-fi story?

  • Single Utilizationer Mode (unregistered) in reply to Herohtar
    Herohtar:
    utilization and use mean the same thing and are both perfectly valid words to use
    Why utilizationize the long word if the short word means exactly the same thing? Just to impress people with your polysyllabic vocabulationaryism? "Utilize" and its variants are utilizationless words.
  • Mystery Shopper (unregistered)

    Obviously the price is 10 pounds for 10 dollars a pound. Divide both sides by 10 and you get 1 pound for 1 dollar a pound. So I'd recommend buying one pound at a time, even if you have to go through checkout 10 times!

  • Actuarials (unregistered)

    I feel sorry for Andrew. His life must be pretty bad if even actuaries think he should have never been born.

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