• ThePhwner (unregistered)

    Despite being out of stock, BARF appears to be steadily increasing in price...

  • akatherder (cs)

    A §ection §ign in a password? Good thinking.

  • T $ (cs) in reply to ThePhwner
    ThePhwner:
    Despite being out of stock, BARF appears to be steadily increasing in price...
    They must adjust the price for inflation...
  • Corey (unregistered)

    Having installed Postgresql many times, that is not an unusual message - it always creates a ridiculous random string for you, and idiotically doesn't let you select it. I usually print-screen and save the image in the install directory just in case, but I have never actually needed the password for anything.

  • BV (unregistered)

    <Search Engine> the part number: K2EBAS04600-M

    Seems Computer Associates is selling their Special Order Barf all over the place!

  • Jason (unregistered) in reply to Corey

    You should be able to highlight the whole box and copy/paste it into notepad. Works for most error messages and is so very useful.

  • T $ (cs) in reply to Corey
    Corey:
    Having installed Postgresql many times, that is not an unusual message - it always creates a ridiculous random string for you, and idiotically doesn't let you select it. I usually print-screen and save the image in the install directory just in case, but I have never actually needed the password for anything.
    Situations like this are exactly why password generation shouldn't be done this way. True, it's very hard for someone to guess your password or to try and brute force it, but why should they try when they can just look around the directory and get the password that way?
  • fbjon (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    A §ection §ign in a password? Good thinking.
    My keyboard layout has a key that specifically produces § when pressed. Holding shift gives me ½. Yes, that is a WTF.
  • Chowlett (unregistered) in reply to Jason
    Jason:
    You should be able to highlight the whole box and copy/paste it into notepad. Works for most error messages and is so very useful.

    I am in awe. I had no idea that could be done! Fantastic!

    Even if I did have to press Ctrl-A instead of selecting the whole lot with my mouse.

  • John Doe (unregistered)

    Too bad the PostgreSQL password is still pretty weak. It doesn't contain any numbers.

  • DaveAronson (cs)

    Jesse Weisner was a bit dissapointed that this item is still out of stock

    And, undoubtedly, that there was no picture.

    Addendum (2008-02-29 09:04): Also you can apparently get an XCOM FOR AS/400 RISC 1YR MAINTONLY FOR BARF, EHEALTH CONSOLE ONLY FOR BARF, and FAULT MGMT SMALL BUNDLE ONLY FOR BARF.

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to T $
    T $:
    ThePhwner:
    Despite being out of stock, BARF appears to be steadily increasing in price...
    They must adjust the price for inflation...

    Nah, I think the amount of BARF keeps growing, and the price is for 100% of BARF.

    It's near SF University, so they have a steady supply.

  • warl0ck (cs)
  • Asd (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.

  • XIU (cs) in reply to Asd

    Windows: On any standard message dialog box, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole dialog (including title and buttons)

  • Vempele (unregistered) in reply to Asd
    Asd:
    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.

    The real WTF is that you don't know of Windows.

  • n9ds (cs)

    Hey...where is the rest of the universe? I hope I didn't leave it in the pocket of my other pair of pants!

  • DaveAronson (cs) in reply to Vempele
    Vempele:
    Asd:
    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.

    The real WTF is that you don't know of Windows.

    /* linux.c */

    #include <stdrants/windows.h>

  • Architect Anonymous (unregistered)

    What did you expect from a store with that name? Just stfu.

  • jmroth (cs) in reply to XIU
    XIU:
    Windows: On any standard message dialog box, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole dialog (including title and buttons)

    Bs ! (At least up to WinXP)

  • fluffy777 (cs)

    ... they fixed the picture on the top 10 strangest things in space. But the navigational buttons on the bottom say:

    "[prev] 1/11 [next]"

    for ALL of the 10 pages.

  • alius (unregistered) in reply to ThePhwner
    ThePhwner:
    Despite being out of stock, BARF appears to be steadily increasing in price...

    Just the law of supply and demand. Supply is low, while traffic generated by all the people reading the comments and checking on the price suggests increasing demand, resulting in increase in price.

  • GalacticCowboy (cs)

    Shopping cart developer: "Hey, if the database says that item is out of stock, I just regurgitate the message back to the client."

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to jmroth
    jmroth:
    XIU:
    Windows: On any standard message dialog box, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole dialog (including title and buttons)

    Bs ! (At least up to WinXP)

    It works, I just tried it (using windows xp):


    C:\blubb

    "C:\blubb" konnte nicht gefunden werden. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie den Namen korrekt eingegeben haben und wiederholen Sie den Vorgang. Klicken Sie auf "Start" und anschließend auf "Suchen", um eine Datei zu suchen.

    OK

  • Peter (unregistered)

    Actually, it is a proven fact that Manny Ramirez IS from outer space.

  • LiquidFire (cs) in reply to Asd
    Asd:
    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.
    You can select dialog text in KDE (don't know about GNOME, but probably there too).
  • Bradley (unregistered)

    Great. Now I have to change the password on my luggage.

  • Anonymous CA Victim (unregistered)

    An entirely reasonable response to CA's software....

  • Erik (unregistered)

    It's unfortunate that item is out of stock. As a former user of Computer Associates software, I can state with confidence that CA produces some of the best barf in the industry.

  • DeLos (cs)

    I don't think they meant the Red Sox, I think they meant Manny in particular.

    Just Manny being Manny.

  • Control_Alt_Kaboom (cs) in reply to fbjon
    fbjon:
    akatherder:
    A §ection §ign in a password? Good thinking.
    My keyboard layout has a key that specifically produces § when pressed. Holding shift gives me ½. Yes, that is a WTF.

    Du använda en Svensk klaviatur?

  • name (unregistered) in reply to Asd
    Asd:
    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.

    Windows, OS X, Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD (GTK+ and Qt) all allow you to. What other OSes matter?

  • Jason (unregistered) in reply to Erik

    Well, at those prices, this must be some of the best BARF ever.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Control_Alt_Kaboom
    Control_Alt_Kaboom:
    fbjon:
    akatherder:
    A §ection §ign in a password? Good thinking.
    My keyboard layout has a key that specifically produces § when pressed. Holding shift gives me ½. Yes, that is a WTF.

    Du använda en Svensk klaviatur?

    Takke, nej -- I had to use one for six months.

    I'm still trying to work out where the "@" is. (And yes, I know where it is on a Swedish keyboard. I've just forgotten where to find it on normal keyboards.)

  • MM (unregistered) in reply to name
    name:
    Asd:
    The real WTF is that you can't select dialog text on any OS I know of.

    Windows, OS X, Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD (GTK+ and Qt) all allow you to.

    Well, technically you can't select text in a Windows dialog box. Oddly enough (and completely inconsistant with anything else I've seen in Windows) you can copy it anyway, even without being able to select it.

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  • Kaamoss (unregistered)

    The Real WTF is that the price of the out of stock BARF ONLY item has shot up to $22137, maybe they think the increase in traffic(from thedailywtf.com) is greater demand for BARF...

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  • zzo38 (cs)

    The worst thing about the generated password is it contains a section mark, which isn't one of the symbols on the keyboard.

  • zzo38 (cs) in reply to XIU
    XIU:
    Windows: On any standard message dialog box, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole dialog (including title and buttons)

    O, it does work. But it doesn't say that anywhere that it works, also it still beeps if you push CTRL+C (but it does copy), and it isn't in the control menu (the only item on the control menu is Move).


    User-Friendly User Interface

    Choose Abort to Win, Retry to Lose, or Ignore to Cancel.

    Abort Retry Ignore

  • jmroth (cs) in reply to Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward:
    jmroth:
    XIU:
    Windows: On any standard message dialog box, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole dialog (including title and buttons)

    Bs ! (At least up to WinXP)

    It works, I just tried it (using windows xp):


    C:\blubb

    german stuff removed

    OK

    <dialog> Confirm File Delete: Are you sure you want to send xxx to the Recycle Bin? Yes/No </dialog>

    If you call that a dialog, there it does not work...

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    The Recycle Bin dialog isn't ^C-able because it's not a message box. You can tell because the buttons aren't centered, and also that it has an icon that isn't one of the 4 possible MessageBox icons (!-in-yellow-triangle, X-in-red-circle, ?-in-balloon, or i-in-balloon)

  • PeriSoft (cs)

    its_own_asshole

    Windows cannot find 'its_own_asshole'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

    OK

    Hey... that's pretty cool.

  • Ira (unregistered)
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  • hint (unregistered) in reply to Corey

    usually you can get to the text of those pop-ups with just hitting CTRL+C.

  • Myname (unregistered) in reply to fbjon
    fbjon:
    akatherder:
    A §ection §ign in a password? Good thinking.
    My keyboard layout has a key that specifically produces § when pressed. Holding shift gives me ½. Yes, that is a WTF.

    True, that is a WTF. Ony my keyboard layout, they key produces a ½, and holding shift down produces the §.

  • Spike (unregistered)

    That password thing isn't that weird. It's generated for the postgres user (one that hasn't rights on anything other than the database). If you don't supply your own password (it is asked), or you provide a pathetic one it generates a good password and lets you know that password. You can't select it but you can copy it to your clipboard with ctrl-c (standard windows functionality). And if you are going to save it in a file on your system... it can be reached when you have physical access to the box so then you can just change that password with "net user postgres newpassword". And again it's only to create a sort of sandbox for the serversoftware so you won't do anything with it.

    Conclusion: this isn't a wtf, it's a clever sollution to get something safe in a security nightmare environment.

  • Zemm (cs) in reply to zzo38
    zzo38:
    O, it does work. But it doesn't say that anywhere that it works, also it still beeps if you push CTRL+C (but it does copy), and it isn't in the control menu (the only item on the control menu is Move).

    It doesn't work from Firefox (javascript:alert('hello');)

  • Xj (unregistered) in reply to Zemm
    Zemm:
    zzo38:
    O, it does work. But it doesn't say that anywhere that it works, also it still beeps if you push CTRL+C (but it does copy), and it isn't in the control menu (the only item on the control menu is Move).

    It doesn't work from Firefox (javascript:alert('hello');)

    It works just fine if you go to run, type in something random, and use that one. It probably has to be some standard Windows component or something, not XUL.

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