• Lockwood (cs)

    Frist post Finally. Unless Akismet is hacked oFF.

  • Incourced (cs)

    That is a NO EXIT Failsafe for when the bulb goes pop.

  • Karen (unregistered)

    The Chinese reads "Hand-Shredded Squid". It's a pretty popular snack growing up. Unfortunately, from the picture, it didn't look shredded =(

  • Harry, in Montana (unregistered)

    I can't see the ads, as I have blocked them because Alex apparently doesn't care to make money off of this site. Anyone care to tell me what is being advertised?

  • DFWian (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that 32-104 is unexpected. It was 101 at midnight last night--if I charged that sucker in my garage or in my truck or outside for that madder, I would be exceeding specifications.

  • Ken B. (unregistered)

    Those doors are obviously for #11 and #13 Grimmauld Place.

  • frits (unregistered)
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  • boog (unregistered) in reply to Ken B.
    Ken B.:
    Those doors are obviously for #11 and #13 Grimmauld Place.
    Who cares?
  • Synchronos (unregistered)
    "I spotted this abuse of the DRY principle at a parking lot recently," Ben wrote, "for the life of me, I can't imagine what the person ordering the signs was thinking... if it fails, try the same thing again?"

    Well, putting a word "Exit" in green - be there word "no" before it or not - probably makes 50 % of the people think "Oh, there's the exit". I'm quite sure the red "No Exit" sign does the job much better, although I would tear down the other sign to get rid of the mixed signals.

  • Ken B. (unregistered)

    TRWTF is the abundance of "obvious" things in allergy warnings. On the package of "unsalted, dry roasted peanuts":

    Ingredients: Peanuts Allergy warning: Contains peanuts.

    I guess it's come down to "if it's not explicitly listed in an 'allergy warning', you might get sued".

  • pjt33 (cs)

    I don't see the infinite loop with the doors. The door on the left says that you should use the door on the right. The door on the right says that you should use the door on the left. Both constraints are easily satisfied by opening both doors at once.

  • hoodaticus (cs)

    In that first pic, are those photos sitting on a wooden table by chance? And where's the XML?

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Ken B.
    Ken B.:
    TRWTF is the abundance of "obvious" things in allergy warnings. On the package of "unsalted, dry roasted peanuts":

    Ingredients: Peanuts Allergy warning: Contains peanuts.

    I guess it's come down to "if it's not explicitly listed in an 'allergy warning', you might get sued".

    Insufficient warnings + injury = strict products liability.

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Synchronos
    Synchronos:
    "I spotted this abuse of the DRY principle at a parking lot recently," Ben wrote, "for the life of me, I can't imagine what the person ordering the signs was thinking... if it fails, try the same thing again?"

    Well, putting a word "Exit" in green - be there word "no" before it or not - probably makes 50 % of the people think "Oh, there's the exit". I'm quite sure the red "No Exit" sign does the job much better, although I would tear down the other sign to get rid of the mixed signals.

    Idiots are why they make uni-directional tire shredders. Just be sure to keep a flat bed tow truck on retainer.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Karen

    It's also the spicy version. Made in Taiwan it reads.

  • operagost (cs)

    I would have loved it if the pictures of the desk had been placed on the actual desk.

  • Ooooh Noooo, It's Mr. Hand! (unregistered) in reply to Karen
    Karen:
    The Chinese reads "Hand-Shredded Squid". It's a pretty popular snack growing up. Unfortunately, from the picture, it didn't look shredded =(
    The hand got tired. Shred your own damn cephalopod.

    And yes, dried squid (shredded or not) is quite tasty, if you've acquired the taste. Surprisingly, a lot of people never do.

  • Synchronos (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus
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  • Someone who's ego (or something...) is growing (unregistered) in reply to Lockwood
    Lockwood:
    Frist post Finally. Unless Akismet is hacked oFF.

    That's what my parole officer threatened to do to me.

    BULLSHIT! You can't keep me away from girl scout meetings.

  • Andrew (unregistered) in reply to Ken B.
    Ken B.:
    TRWTF is the abundance of "obvious" things in allergy warnings. On the package of "unsalted, dry roasted peanuts":

    Ingredients: Peanuts Allergy warning: Contains peanuts.

    I guess it's come down to "if it's not explicitly listed in an 'allergy warning', you might get sued".

    (grabs jar of unsalted dry roasted peanuts on desk) You forgot the part after "Contains peanuts", where it says "May contain trace amounts of" followed by a long list of actual nuts.

  • Sir Twist (cs)

    Unless all the outlets in the room are that high, that’s a clock outlet. This makes TRWTF™ “Hey! Who stole my clock!?”

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Andrew
    Andrew:
    You forgot the part after "Contains peanuts", where it says "May contain trace amounts of" followed by a long list of actual nuts.
    The rest of it must be salt, according to the ingredients list.
  • Danny (unregistered)

    Anyone else notice that only the F's are capitalized.

  • anon (unregistered)

    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

  • Yanick (unregistered)

    Haha!! That university photo is at l'École de technologie supérieure (www[-dot-]etsmtl[-dot-]ca) and I went there; you indeed have to climb on tables to plug in your laptop... which is a security hazard. Go engineering!

  • Dynamoelectric Comment (unregistered)
    May contain (traces of nuts) and peanuts
    Parsed that for you. So there might be a few nuts with the peanuts, which aren't nuts, despite the name.
  • QJo (unregistered)

    Notice the Akismet sends out the ban, prevent froming the spam.

  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Synchronos
    Synchronos:
    hoodaticus:
    Idiots are why they make uni-directional tire shredders.

    True. And bollards.

    Righteous!

  • QJo (unregistered) in reply to Dynamoelectric Comment
    Dynamoelectric Comment:
    May contain (traces of nuts) and peanuts
    Parsed that for you. So there might be a few nuts with the peanuts, which aren't nuts, despite the name.
    If peanuts aren't nuts, do they still cause the same problems for people with nut allergies? And do ordinary nuts cause the same problems in peanut-allergic people that are caused by peanuts?

    If you thing nut / peanut allergies are a nuisance, try having an allergy to soya, like my mother-in-law (and to a lesser extent my wife). It seems that 90% of all commercially traded processed foodstuffs contain soya. Shopping for food is really tedious, and eating out is a nightmare. And there appears to be no mandatory warning on packets: "May contain soya."

  • Anon (unregistered)

    Hah! I get it. It's that old puzzle, one of the doors always tells the truth and the other door always lies. Just ask one of the doors whether the other door will tell you to use the other door....or something like that. My head hurts.

  • QJo (unregistered) in reply to hoodaticus
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  • Anon (unregistered)

    Dynamoelectric electricity? I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure I want some.

  • TheFritziestNagesh (unregistered) in reply to anon
    anon:
    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

    "there" or, if you must, "in that place."

    There's a separate circle of Hell reserved for numbskulls who say "their" when they mean "there" you know? Don't give me bullshit saying that "language is evolving" because I don't fucking care. No-one ever said evolution was easy.

    You may laugh and think "it doesn't matter", but every educated person who sees what you write is judging you with the same vim and vigour as I am and they are repulsed.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Sir Twist

    Actually, I think TRWTF in that case would be "Hey, why don't we run our clocks on AA batteries like everybody else?"

  • boog (cs) in reply to boog
    boog (copy):
    Ken B.:
    Those doors are obviously for #11 and #13 Grimmauld Place.
    Who cares?
    // create copies of some of the commentators; you can never have too many copies
  • hoodaticus (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Dynamoelectric electricity? I don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure I want some.
    And the BOFH and I are all to eager to deliver.
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to TheFritziestNagesh
    TheFritziestNagesh:
    anon:
    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

    "there" or, if you must, "in that place."

    There's a separate circle of Hell reserved for numbskulls who say "their" when they mean "there" you know? Don't give me bullshit saying that "language is evolving" because I don't fucking care. No-one ever said evolution was easy.

    You may laugh and think "it doesn't matter", but every educated person who sees what you write is judging you with the same vim and vigour as I am and they are repulsed.

    Maybe the intentionally was theirs... Ever thought of that, smarty pants?

  • Виртулис (unregistered)

    I used to have an universal laptop charger with a sticker that proudly read "THIS 2IN1 DEVICE IS USEFUL." Sadly, even that wasn't true.

  • Lucent (unregistered) in reply to TheFritziestNagesh
    TheFritziestNagesh:
    anon:
    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

    "there" or, if you must, "in that place."

    There's a separate circle of Hell reserved for numbskulls who say "their" when they mean "there" you know? Don't give me bullshit saying that "language is evolving" because I don't fucking care. No-one ever said evolution was easy.

    You may laugh and think "it doesn't matter", but every educated person who sees what you write is judging you with the same vim and vigour as I am and they are repulsed.

    Maybe you could try to get your quotation-/punctuation-mark ordering consistent when correcting someone. I'm sure using the correct ordering is too much to ask for, but at least be consistent in your ignorance.

  • Sockets (unregistered)

    Sockets, they are mounted on the walls. The plugs are the bits on the ends of the appliance leads.

  • TheFritziestNagesh (unregistered) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    TheFritziestNagesh:
    anon:
    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

    "there" or, if you must, "in that place."

    There's a separate circle of Hell reserved for numbskulls who say "their" when they mean "there" you know? Don't give me bullshit saying that "language is evolving" because I don't fucking care. No-one ever said evolution was easy.

    You may laugh and think "it doesn't matter", but every educated person who sees what you write is judging you with the same vim and vigour as I am and they are repulsed.

    Maybe the intentionally was theirs... Ever thought of that, smarty pants?
    Ah, yes, and the outlet was clearly "built" it. There's an improvement.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to TheFritziestNagesh
    TheFritziestNagesh:
    C-Octothorpe:
    TheFritziestNagesh:
    anon:
    That outlet was clearly built their intentionally and not a WTF. It could be for a wall mounted tv, a clock, an air conditioner, or any electrical device that gets wall mounted. Only a moron would assume that the electrician just stuck it there randomly.

    "there" or, if you must, "in that place."

    There's a separate circle of Hell reserved for numbskulls who say "their" when they mean "there" you know? Don't give me bullshit saying that "language is evolving" because I don't fucking care. No-one ever said evolution was easy.

    You may laugh and think "it doesn't matter", but every educated person who sees what you write is judging you with the same vim and vigour as I am and they are repulsed.

    Maybe the intentionally was theirs... Ever thought of that, smarty pants?
    Ah, yes, and the outlet was clearly "built" it. There's an improvement.
    I thought so to. That popping sound you heard was @TheFritziestNagesh's head assploding in the distance

  • Jellineck (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Actually, I think TRWTF in that case would be "Hey, why don't we run our clocks on AA batteries like everybody else?"

    And the answer would be because they don't have a way to synchronize a clock running on AA batteries with the rest of the clocks in the building.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to Jellineck
    Jellineck:
    Anon:
    Actually, I think TRWTF in that case would be "Hey, why don't we run our clocks on AA batteries like everybody else?"

    And the answer would be because they don't have a way to synchronize a clock running on AA batteries with the rest of the clocks in the building.

    Why would you ever need to syncronize clocks in a school setting (or anywhere except where it counts like an airport or a trading floor)?

  • Kuba (cs)
    Can anyone tell me what a barrery is?
    Obviously, it's a place where they bar you from doing stuff.
  • Lazlo (unregistered) in reply to QJo
    QJo:
    If peanuts aren't nuts, do they still cause the same problems for people with nut allergies? And do ordinary nuts cause the same problems in peanut-allergic people that are caused by peanuts?

    I believe it's possible to have an allergy to a specific nut, but very often people are allergic to the entire class of what is referred to as "tree nuts". Peanuts aren't nuts and don't grow on trees, and an allergy to them is independent of any tree nut allergies that one may have.

  • boog (cs) in reply to Kuba
    Kuba:
    Can anyone tell me what a barrery is?
    Obviously, it's a place where they bar you from doing stuff.
    So... the workplace?
  • ijij (cs) in reply to QJo
    If peanuts aren't nuts, do they still cause the same problems for people with nut allergies? And do ordinary nuts cause the same problems in peanut-allergic people that are caused by peanuts?
    Not necessarily. One of my kids is fairly allergic to peanuts, much less so to tree nuts. (By blood test).
    If you thing nut / peanut allergies are a nuisance, try having an allergy to soya, like my mother-in-law (and to a lesser extent my wife). It seems that 90% of all commercially traded processed foodstuffs contain soya. Shopping for food is really tedious, and eating out is a nightmare. And there appears to be no mandatory warning on packets: "May contain soya."
    Nods. Three kids - three different sets of allergies. Standard "Dad meals" PBJ, hot dogs, pizza? All dis-allowed.

    Wheat/Gluten is no picnic either - ironicly, most soy sauce contains some wheat.

  • Pot (unregistered) in reply to frits

    [quote user="frits" P.S., the real frits is an idiot.[/quote] Stating the obvious, man, stop it.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Jellineck
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