• (cs)

The Real WTF is Bo reading Harvey's mail. That's a federal crime, you know.

• Matt (unregistered)

Most of these have nothing to do with computers, IT, etc. What is this? Engrish.com?

• Craig (unregistered)

That rice cooker is not a WTF. My brother has one, it's called the Neuro Fuzzy. It actually does use fuzzy logic in determining the rice cooking time and make adjustments to temperature as it cooks.

• Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

I've seen the BSD daemon on a condom vending machine in a club. That threw me.

• (cs)

Who hasn't done something like this?

[image]
• boog (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
Someone You Know:
The Real WTF is Bo reading Harvey's mail. That's a federal crime, you know.
No, Bo wrote the message to Harvey, manufacturing a WTF so he could submit it. Watch me do the same thing:
```public boolean checkIfObjectIsNull(Object obj) throws Exception {
try {
obj.toString();
return false;
} catch (NullPointerException e) {
return true;
}
throw new FileNotFound();
}
```
• (cs)

I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," although that would be a rather mundane species to list among "piranha" and "octopus". And what's with the generic "fish"? I guess Engrish isn't limited to Asian countries!

• NutDriverLefty (unregistered) in reply to operagost
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," although that would be a rather mundane species to list among "piranha" and "octopus".

Or it could have been "carp", but that's no more comparable to piranha and octopus than crappie would be.

• Dia (unregistered) in reply to operagost

Or, you know, crab.

• Helix (unregistered)

Rice cooker fuzzy logic is not a WTF. Fuzzy logic is often used in temperature control as a quick solution to a non-linear problem.

• (cs)

It annoys the hell out of me when my colleague uses Fuzzy Logic, to mean something which has not been thought through.

• Christoph (unregistered) in reply to Dia
Or, you know, crab.

More likely.

• (cs)

The Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy cooks one mean pot of rice.

It's also from Japan, where "Fuzzy Logic" is a synonym for "Freaking Awesome Consumer Electronics".

• (cs) in reply to operagost
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," ...

Not so fast. As many of us know, there are two subspecies of freshwater crap: floaters and sinkers. Sinkers are rarely spotted in the wild and are relatively benign except when disturbed, whereas floaters are frequently observed all over the world and always dangerous in groups [usually referenced as a 'load'].

Always be wary of a load of crap, especially floaters.

• schmitter (unregistered) in reply to Christoph
Christoph:
Or, you know, crab.

More likely.

I was thinking the same thing simultaneously at the same time.

• (cs) in reply to frits
frits:
Who hasn't done something like this?

[image]

Only as a beginner. Never did the advanced ports myself.

• Troll Army 3 (unregistered)

I like all africas.

• SCB (unregistered) in reply to NutDriverLefty
NutDriverLefty:
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," although that would be a rather mundane species to list among "piranha" and "octopus".

Or it could have been "carp", but that's no more comparable to piranha and octopus than crappie would be.

I think it's just meant to be "crap piranha", as none of the other piranhas live in the sea, they are freshwater fish.

• frits (unregistered)

Seriously? Alex is going to make fun of people for their spelling?

• (cs)
tiki:

South Africa

Good to see the general state of CS education is still poor enough that the snarky, holier than thou editors here are wholly ignorant of my highly influential contributions to control theory. At least they get to look like jack-asses because of it.

• airdrik (unregistered)

I don't like fuzzy rice. I want fluffy rice. Can I get a machine that uses fluffy logic on my rice instead?

• Matt (unregistered) in reply to Matt
Matt:
Most of these have nothing to do with computers, IT, etc. What is this? Engrish.com?

Loser. Yes, I'm a big fat old loser, with a wet sense of humor.

• frits (unregistered)

I liked yesterday's wtf better.

• (cs) in reply to frits
frits:
tiki:

South Africa

• frits (unregistered) in reply to boog
boog:
frits:
tiki:

South Africa

Indeed, they do look remarkably similar: [image] [image]

• The Real Matt (unregistered) in reply to Matt
Matt:
Matt:
Most of these have nothing to do with computers, IT, etc. What is this? Engrish.com?

Loser. Yes, I'm a big fat old loser, with a wet sense of humor.

I normally love Error'd articles on Friday - the software gaffes are funny as hell. If I wanted to see this stuff I'd go to engrish.com and thereifixedit.com

• (cs) in reply to Christoph
Christoph:
Or, you know, crab.

More likely.

Yeah. It is in Germany, after all.

• Mike (unregistered)

Just came here to say the the Neuro Fuzzy is probably the best rice cooker out there. Not a wtf.

• noneemouse (unregistered) in reply to Christoph
Christoph:
Or, you know, crab.

More likely.

Carp?

• Jon (unregistered) in reply to NutDriverLefty
NutDriverLefty:
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," although that would be a rather mundane species to list among "piranha" and "octopus".

Or it could have been "carp", but that's no more comparable to piranha and octopus than crappie would be.

If it were a Tijuana beach, crap is accurate.

• Larry (unregistered)

TRWTF is that none of those sponsors has websites.

• (cs)

Ideal for singles and smaller families

Families smaller than one don't need much rice.

frits:
Who hasn't done something like this?

[image]

Only as a beginner. Never did the advanced ports myself.

What I want to know is whether the "Manual" light (button?) is active.

• That guy (unregistered)

wait...

nvm.

• Doozerboy (unregistered) in reply to Larry
Larry:
TRWTF is that none of those sponsors has websites.

TRWTF is the absolute munter Peer1 has chosen to be 'face' of their sidebar ads.

• Dear Dealer (unregistered)

Basic Ports use Basic connectors, but as it was Advanced Port, it must be connected using Advanced methods.

• pjt33 (unregistered) in reply to frits
frits:
Who hasn't done something like this?

[image]

I would use croc clips to connect the shielding.

• anon (unregistered) in reply to frits
frits:
Who hasn't done something like this?

[image]

Anyone who's never worked with 3rd party comms equipment.

The designers of most of this stuff always seemed to have picked pin-outs randomly, rather than following an industry standard.

This is tame by comparison to the Heath Robinson stuff I've rigged up in the past. I miss those days. More often than not you'd have the case off the equipment too, with little between you and a mains-voltage shock.

• Ben (unregistered) in reply to frits
frits:
Who hasn't done something like this?

Someone has to buy those \$40 cables at The Shack.

• MrBigDog2U (unregistered)

The "Please Prepay in Advance" reminds me of football announcers who remind us that the post-game show will be taking place immediately AFTER the game.

Captcha: letatio - rejoicing, joy. Don't know about that but something similar makes me pretty happy.

• chris (unregistered)

I like the way the mobile-server-room picture is tall enough to get a first reaction out of you before you scroll down and see what's on the bottom.

• frits (unregistered) in reply to chris
chris:
I like the way the mobile-server-room picture is tall enough to get a first reaction out of you *before* you scroll down and see what's on the bottom.
You either need a new pair of glasses or a new video card.
• (cs) in reply to SCB
SCB:
NutDriverLefty:
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," although that would be a rather mundane species to list among "piranha" and "octopus".

Or it could have been "carp", but that's no more comparable to piranha and octopus than crappie would be.

I think it's just meant to be "crap piranha", as none of the other piranhas live in the sea, they are freshwater fish.

My guess is that "shark crap piranha" is meant to be a sentence. As in "never mind your little river fish; you want real badass seafood, shark crap piranha!"

• Ken B. (unregistered) in reply to MrBigDog2U
MrBigDog2U:
The "Please Prepay in Advance" reminds me of football announcers who remind us that the post-game show will be taking place immediately AFTER the game.
Well, at least you could interpret it with the emphasis on "immediately". :-)

There's a gas station around here with a sign at the self-service pump that says "cash customers must pre-pay first before pumping gas".

• (cs)

want to reach developers TRWTF?

• Floater (unregistered) in reply to Yo-Yo Mo
Yo-Yo Mo:
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," ...

Not so fast. As many of us know, there are two subspecies of freshwater crap: floaters and sinkers. Sinkers are rarely spotted in the wild and are relatively benign except when disturbed, whereas floaters are frequently observed all over the world and always dangerous in groups [usually referenced as a 'load'].

Always be wary of a load of crap, especially floaters.

[image] BEWARE OF FLOATER!
• (cs) in reply to frits
frits:
Seriously? Alex is going to make fun of people for their spelling?
• (cs)

TRWTF is news anchors. I mean, what's up with those people?

• anon (unregistered) in reply to Yo-Yo Mo
Yo-Yo Mo:
operagost:
I'm guessing the kid's shirt should say "crappie," ...

Not so fast. As many of us know, there are two subspecies of freshwater crap: floaters and sinkers. Sinkers are rarely spotted in the wild and are relatively benign except when disturbed, whereas floaters are frequently observed all over the world and always dangerous in groups [usually referenced as a 'load'].

Always be wary of a load of crap, especially floaters.

Thank you for appealing to my lowbrow sense of humor.

I loled... :)