• halcyon1234 (cs)

    The girl on the screen-cleaning wipe looks like she just:

    1. discovered that the public computers at her college get used for porn
    2. realized what that stubborn streak across the monitor is
    3. and that she could really, really use the screen-cleaning wipe right now. And some lysol. And a shower.
  • Eric (unregistered)

    Is there some kind of rigging going on with Amazon? All six books under the "Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought" section for the WTF book were about Sarah Palin.

    I mean, it kinda makes sense - "How to survive if a complete idiot becomes Vice President" must be in the book or something. But seriously, that's slightly ridiculous.

  • campkev (cs)

    Nice Pulp Fiction reference. Upvote for you.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.
  • campkev (cs) in reply to Eric
    Eric:
    Is there some kind of rigging going on with Amazon? All six books under the "Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought" section for the WTF book were about Sarah Palin.

    I noticed the same thing. But hey, it's a link from TDWTF to a book called "WTF", so I guess you shouldn't be surprised to see something that makes you go "WTF?!?!"

  • campkev (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    I think you accomplished that much better than Alex did.

  • Ken (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    That'd be Portoguese, thanks! Also, your humor detector seems to be broken. I suggest you get it repaired.

    Steaks?! I hope you sent him a whole case of mugs... that is just downright awesome. I'll have to see if I have any fun random stuff around my apartment, I'm sure I do.

  • JPhi (cs)

    I don't know if it's an actual or perceived Pulp Fiction reference, but I will give kudos for the great picture, especially using a cheapy, compact point and shoot camera with no manual controls... If your EXIF info is to be believed.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Eric
    Eric:
    I mean, it kinda makes sense - "How to survive if a complete idiot becomes Vice President" must be in the book or something.
    You'd think it would be all books about Dubya. After all, having a complete idiot for president outranks one for VP.

    But then, I guess everyone's just sick to death of Dubya, and more than ready for him to fade into obscurity.

  • Martin (unregistered)

    Mmmmm..... Quebec Beer!

  • Jeremy D. Pavleck (cs)

    Damn! I forgot about the mugs. Now I have to assemble a truly awesome selection of things to send him now.

    But really, "Coding is not a crime" EFF sticker is so mug worthy imho

  • Osno (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    This actually was the first time in a long time that I laugh on an article by Alex (and I'm from South America, very close to Brazil). The picture of him repeating "I WAAANT A CHEEESE BUUUUR-GUER" over an over again was so stereotipically american! And yes, you need to fix that humor detector.

  • shadowman (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    Um, you do realize they speak Sarcasm, not idiot, on this site, right?

  • RabidSquirrel (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    Admit it Alex, you were trolling.

  • MD (unregistered)

    It's Portuguese (br: Português).

    Thanks =)

  • konamiman (cs)
    The picture of him repeating "I WAAANT A CHEEESE BUUUUR-GUER" over an over again was so stereotipically american!
    The contrary is also quite funny. You should see me (I'm spaniard) trying to speak english when I am in Japan. Spaniards and japanese seem to compete for the worst english speech in the world.
  • citricsquid (cs)

    I could mail you some mini citricsquid stickers ;)

  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to halcyon1234
    halcyon1234:
    The girl on the screen-cleaning wipe looks like she just: 1) discovered that the public computers at her college get used for porn 2) realized what that stubborn streak across the monitor is 3) and that she could really, really use the screen-cleaning wipe right now. And some lysol. And a shower.
    After using that "screen cleaner", which I thought meant: jack off with this, I needed a shower too!!!
  • ThomsonsPier (cs)

    A note for all of you chaps who complain about the quality of WTF-ery on this site: take a look at the quality of WTF-ery in that book via Amazon's preview thingummy. It makes this site look like Shakespeare on one of his most satirical days.

    Mmm, steaky, steaky goodness. I don't think I've ever tried filet mignon. What's that white knobbly stuff on the left? Curses, I'm hungry now.

  • t saint (unregistered)

    I do love the fake cuban cigar box, looks like the glass top did not get sent.

  • Thiago HP (unregistered) in reply to Osno
    Osno:
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    This actually was the first time in a long time that I laugh on an article by Alex (and I'm from South America, very close to Brazil). The picture of him repeating "I WAAANT A CHEEESE BUUUUR-GUER" over an over again was so stereotipically american! And yes, you need to fix that humor detector.

    Unless Geography is changing lately, Brazil is part of South America, not beside it. :)

    And Alex was right in the sarcasm: Portuguese and Spanish are very similar languagens, both them some kind of Latin. ;)

    Captcha: commoveo. Sounds a little like "i f*** old male people" in Brazilian Portuguese. :P

  • Mark Bowytz (cs)

    Sorry Alex - my cat made me do it...

    http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=2588742

  • Dan (unregistered)

    So, the date of 2^10?

    I tried adding 20 billion milliseconds to the (unix) epoch and got August 20 (1970) at 7:33:20 am, but August 20 wasn't a Friday this year, as the itemized list implied the wedding occurred on.

    What am I missing?

  • obediah (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    I came to give Alex a nod for the classic troll, but it's more fun to follow the herd and admonish you for taking the bate with such gusto. Bold even!

  • dpm (cs) in reply to Thiago HP
    Thiago HP:
    Osno:
    I'm from South America, very close to Brazil
    Unless Geography is changing lately, Brazil is part of South America, not beside it. :)
    Clearly he meant "I'm from a part of South America which is very close to, but not actually within, Brazil". HTH.

    P.S. Thanks, now I have the John Belushi sketch stuck in my head, this time with a fake Spanish accent. "!KEE AIR OH UN OH CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER!"

  • operagost (cs) in reply to Eric
    Eric:
    Is there some kind of rigging going on with Amazon? All six books under the "Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought" section for the WTF book were about Sarah Palin.

    I mean, it kinda makes sense - "How to survive if a complete idiot becomes Vice President" must be in the book or something. But seriously, that's slightly ridiculous.

    What do we do if a leftist jackass trolls the comments on TDWTF?

  • Osno (unregistered) in reply to Thiago HP
    Thiago HP:
    Osno:
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    This actually was the first time in a long time that I laugh on an article by Alex (and I'm from South America, very close to Brazil). The picture of him repeating "I WAAANT A CHEEESE BUUUUR-GUER" over an over again was so stereotipically american! And yes, you need to fix that humor detector.

    Unless Geography is changing lately, Brazil is part of South America, not beside it. :)

    And Alex was right in the sarcasm: Portuguese and Spanish are very similar languagens, both them some kind of Latin. ;)

    Captcha: commoveo. Sounds a little like "i f*** old male people" in Brazilian Portuguese. :P

    Ok, let me rephrase that: I'm from South America. Not from Brazil, but very close to it.

  • alter3d (unregistered) in reply to Dan
    So, the date of 2^10?

    I tried adding 20 billion milliseconds to the (unix) epoch and got August 20 (1970) at 7:33:20 am, but August 20 wasn't a Friday this year, as the itemized list implied the wedding occurred on.

    What am I missing?

    Uhh... 2^10 = 1024, not 2x10^10.

    Split up 1024 into group of 2 -- 10 and 24 -- and you get the 24th day of the 10th month, which happened to be a Friday this year.

  • Jeremy D. Pavleck (cs) in reply to Dan

    Maybe it's best if I put it in context. Instead of a signature book, we had a signature plate designed for us. This is what it looked like:

    [image]

    It's really 2(superscript 10), which is 2 to the 10th power. Or 1024. Our wedding was 10/24/2008. But no one really has the type for it, so we went with the alternative which is to use the caret for the exponent :)

    Or, just put it into Google http://tinyurl.com/ourWeddingDate

    Ya, we're geeks.

  • Thiago HP (unregistered) in reply to Osno
    Osno:
    Ok, let me rephrase that: I'm from South America. Not from Brazil, but very close to it.

    Hi! Or "olá" would be better?

    Where are you from? Being from South America and a Brazil neighbor means that you're not Chilean nor Equatorian. Just curious. :)

  • drach (unregistered) in reply to Dan
    Dan:
    So, the date of 2^10?

    I tried adding 20 billion milliseconds to the (unix) epoch and got August 20 (1970) at 7:33:20 am, but August 20 wasn't a Friday this year, as the itemized list implied the wedding occurred on.

    What am I missing?

    2^10=1024 = 10/24... err, yeah

  • campkev (cs) in reply to Osno
    Osno:
    Ok, let me rephrase that: I'm from South America. Not from Brazil, but very close to it.

    The way you said it the first time made perfect sense to me. I read it as "I live in South America. To be more specific, I live close to Brazil."

    I'm still trying to figure out whether Osno A) is a moron, B) trying to be funny, or c) is a d-bag. I'm leaning towards B.

  • Buddy (unregistered) in reply to Thiago HP
    Thiago HP:
    Captcha: commoveo. Sounds a little like "i f*** old male people" in Brazilian Portuguese. :P

    I was curious and searched for Brazilian Portuguese obscenities. When I was there I never heard "Go f*** yourself, you ain' son of a b who got fed by the r**** across the street." but others I recall.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to operagost
    operagost:
    What do we do if a leftist jackass trolls the comments on TDWTF?
    You don't have to be leftist to conclude that Palin's an idiot. You just have to be awake.
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  • galgorah (cs) in reply to Ken
    Ken:
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    That'd be Portoguese, thanks! Also, your humor detector seems to be broken. I suggest you get it repaired.

    Steaks?! I hope you sent him a whole case of mugs... that is just downright awesome. I'll have to see if I have any fun random stuff around my apartment, I'm sure I do.

    He sent me 2 good size mugs. these things have a serious weight to them.

  • Someone Else (unregistered) in reply to Jeremy D. Pavleck
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  • KenW (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    Of course Alex realized that, just like he realized that repeating himself a few times very loudly and slowly didn't help, and that the burgers weren't really going to be delivered soon.

    Thanks for playing, though. Join us again sometime when you think you've had a thought.

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to Someone Else
    Someone Else:

    TRWTF are mm/dd/yyyy numeric dates... wtf is the 10th day of the 24th month?!

    (If you swapped the year and the month/day, it would work just fine in unambiguous yyyy/mm/dd format).

    If you're getting married in the United States and DON'T use mm/dd/yyyy format, YOU are TRWTF.

    That's just how it's done in the USA shrug

    By the way, that 2^10 is way, way, way too geeky. That is not to say that I don't like it though :)

  • danixdefcon5 (cs) in reply to Osno
    Osno:
    Anonymous:
    Of course, they spoke some kind of Spanish, so I repeated myself a few times very loudly and slowly. I'm pretty sure those burgers will be on their way soon.
    Um, you do realize they speak Portugese, not Spanish, in Brazil, right? Thanks for making us USAians look even more ignorant than we usually do.

    This actually was the first time in a long time that I laugh on an article by Alex (and I'm from South America, very close to Brazil). The picture of him repeating "I WAAANT A CHEEESE BUUUUR-GUER" over an over again was so stereotipically american! And yes, you need to fix that humor detector.

    I'd chuckle at that because having that situation in Mexico (assuming the attendant doesn't know English) would end up with the attendant pointing Alex to the bathroom.

    "Chis" (pronounced like "cheese") is slang for piss. There was even a joke made in one of the "India Maria" movies some time ago!

    By the way, Portugese does look like Spanish gone wrong if you're not aware it isn't Spanish. My sister once was complaining that she could barely understand a website because it had a lot of spelling mistakes. I checked it out, and told her "Um... that's not even Spanish, sis!"

  • Ricky Fine (unregistered)

    Sorry, but that wasn't the chip that started it all. Time for a history lesson from the old one. That chip was first used commercially in the Compaq luggables. The IBM PC used the 8088 chip. This was an extension to the 8086-2 that restricted the internal bus speed to match the external. If you're scratching your head as to why IBM would use a lesser chip that was actually more expensive than the more capable 8086-2, a lot of us did that. Never did figure it out.

  • Doug (unregistered)
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  • kennytm (cs) in reply to Dan
    Dan:
    So, the date of 2^10?

    I tried adding 20 billion milliseconds to the (unix) epoch and got August 20 (1970) at 7:33:20 am, but August 20 wasn't a Friday this year, as the itemized list implied the wedding occurred on.

    What am I missing?

    The punchline?

  • Mackenzie (unregistered)

    The Church Brew Works is in Pittsburgh. When the Catholic Church was losing money, it closed down and was auctioned off. The buyers turned it into a brewery/restaurant. A bunch of nuns showed up outside picketing the desecration of a church.

  • Walleye (cs) in reply to dpm
    dpm:
    Thiago HP:
    Osno:
    I'm from South America, very close to Brazil
    Unless Geography is changing lately, Brazil is part of South America, not beside it. :)
    Clearly he meant "I'm from a part of South America which is very close to, but not actually within, Brazil". HTH.

    P.S. Thanks, now I have the John Belushi sketch stuck in my head, this time with a fake Spanish accent. "!KEE AIR OH UN OH CHEESEBURGER CHEESEBURGER!"

    Don't feel too bad, someone earlier mentioned Japan and now I am seeing him behind the counter of a greasy spoon in a samauri outfit yelling "KOKU JA NAI!! PE-PU-SI DESU!" (No Coke, Pepsi)

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Osno
    Osno:
    Ok, let me rephrase that: I'm from South America. Not from Brazil, but very close to it.

    Mexico? :D

  • jaykay (unregistered) in reply to Ricky Fine
    Ricky Fine:
    Sorry, but that wasn't the chip that started it all. Time for a history lesson from the old one. That chip was first used commercially in the Compaq luggables. The IBM PC used the 8088 chip. This was an extension to the 8086-2 that restricted the internal bus speed to match the external. If you're scratching your head as to why IBM would use a lesser chip that was actually more expensive than the more capable 8086-2, a lot of us did that. Never did figure it out.

    65c02 predates 8088?

  • mahall (unregistered) in reply to Doug

    Ax-man is the best thing ever to come from capitalism. I actually look forward to visiting my in-laws in the Twin Cities, just so that I can spend some time in their St. Paul store.

    -matt

  • doesnntmatter (unregistered) in reply to Doug
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  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to doesnntmatter
    doesnntmatter:
    Doug:
    What a coincidence, I use genuine Ax-Man parts too!
    Website fail:

    To get the most out of this site, set your monitor's resolution to 832 x 624, and view the site in IE 4.

    Any time a website tells you it's "under construction", you can rest assured it is not.

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