• Nagesh (unregistered)

    I am being reincarnated as umbrela the afterlifes and having to listen to Rihana song always.

  • PedanticCurmudgeon (cs)

    The digital signature at the end of the job application is actually very useful...as a warning to applicants.

  • Yazeran (cs)

    Well I guess the I-pod scale just is a subtle reminder to all us geeks that civilisation has reached a dead end.....

    Yours Yazeran

    Plan: To go to Mars one day with a hammer.

  • Yossi (unregistered)

    The umberla belongs to the yatch.

  • Rob (unregistered)

    TRWTF is nobody realized that IKEA hot dog sign is intended to be funny.

  • Steve The Cynic (cs) in reply to Yossi
    Yossi:
    The umberla belongs to the yatch.
    Yeah, what he said. We wouldn't want the umbrella to belong to the yacht.

    I want to know if those are the only two misspelled blocks, or are the rest just as bad...

  • @Deprecated (cs)

    Can someone tell me what that French translation said? I'm not very good at reading French. Okay, that's lame. sorry.

    But, will someone PLEASE email shelley and then post the response here?

  • bar (unregistered)
    Particularly notice the direction of the gears as a subtle joy.
    Then again, the spacing between the gears is quite large, so they might even run in mismatching directions without too much jamming. Quite an accurate picture for many companies, it seems.
  • LANMind (unregistered) in reply to bar
    Particularly notice the direction of the gears as a subtle joy.

    Unfortunately, a lot of dev leads come up with architectures with grinding gears...

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    TRWTF is nobody realized that IKEA hot dog sign is intended to be funny.
    So far we only know that Alex and the original submitter missed it... nevermind. Error'd still doesn't get taken in by intentional jokes nearly as often as Pseud's Corner!
  • Patrick Magee (unregistered)

    No free mug for me - I live in the rainy old UK. But wait a second - isn't the UK just a US aircraft carrier moored somewhere of Holland? isn't that what Blair/Cameron/Obama/Bush meant by the 'special relationship'????

  • Mike (unregistered)

    I had was never so tempted to leave this comment.

  • Dave Rifledude (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    TRWTF is nobody realized that IKEA hot dog sign is intended to be funny.
    My God... it's full of WHOOSH!
  • pedant (unregistered)

    The whole of geography is caused by Microsoft? I knew there was something fishy about them...

  • ggeens (cs)

    Sometimes, when I see a van or truck with an email address like that (contact us at <firstname>@<company>), I wonder what happens if that person quits.

    At least, they can repaint the vehicle.

  • Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered)

    Shipping costs are a problem for Microsoft? Oh, what a shame. If only there were some way to distribute software without having to post discs halfway around the world ...

  • Craig (unregistered)
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  • Meatloaf (unregistered)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • JiP (cs)

    I do not live in the US. On top of that, M$ declared any of their software running on anything but a M$ OS (such as Linux, what I run) illegal.

    I spoke to my lawyer and he says these things cancel each other out, so please send me my free mug anyway.

  • frits (cs)
    [image]

    This stuff is so good, it'll turn your "r's" to "l's".

  • David (unregistered)

    "Just click on this link" is a fallacy... I'm now down the rabbit hole of signing up, creating an account, verifying the account, etc.etc.etc. Meh.

  • random.next (cs) in reply to Anonymous Cow-Herd
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    Shipping costs are a problem for Microsoft? Oh, what a shame. If only there were some way to distribute software without having to post discs halfway around the world ...
    Oh, so it’s only a digital mug… and I was looking forward to using it to drink my non-digital coffee. :-(
  • Free Pass (unregistered)

    Ye gods, Azure is aweful. At least I get a mug for this disaster.

  • BentFranklin (cs)

    Well, I finally bit the bullet and created a Windows Live ID, just for this silly mug, and Microsoft screwed that up royally, so I guess I get no mug and can never log into Microsoft again. So, on balance, it's a pretty good day!

  • eVil (unregistered)

    Does Nagesh have some app constantly polling this blog, ready to immediately post a generated string of broken English based on key-words in the text?

    Or is it just that developers in Hyderabad are really lazy?

  • MS is TRWTF (unregistered) in reply to Free Pass
    Free Pass:
    Ye gods, Azure is aweful. At least I get a mug for this disaster.
    Yes, Azure certainly fits the theme for this website, wouldn't you say?
  • BentFranklin (cs)

    I guess space glass is like sea glass -- glass that washed up onto Earth from wrecks in outer space.

  • Zecc (cs)
    The MSBPDHRBG program will be administered jointly by the Mississippi Department of Environment Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Executive Directors on behalf of the Governor of Mississippi.
    Also known as the Joint Administration for the MSBPDHRBG Program On Behalf of the Governor of Mississippi, or JAMSBPDHRBGPOBGM.
  • bertram (cs) in reply to eVil
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh have some app constantly polling this blog, ready to immediately post a generated string of broken English based on key-words in the text?

    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site (I believe some sites refer to this as a "mod get"). Surely no one can be so consistently and successfully frist.

  • ted (unregistered) in reply to Craig
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  • Chris M. (unregistered) in reply to Craig

    Nonsense. It then says, "Do not push button again."

  • Malenfant (cs) in reply to bertram
    bertram:
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh have some app constantly polling this blog, ready to immediately post a generated string of broken English based on key-words in the text?

    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site (I believe some sites refer to this as a "mod get"). Surely no one can be so consistently and successfully frist.

    As it's an unregistered Nagesh, what leads you to believe it is always the same person?

  • gs (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic
    Steve The Cynic:
    I want to know if those are the only two misspelled blocks, or are the rest just as bad...
    All of them, of course. It has method, actually. Those Chinese-made blocks are part of an initiative of the Chinese government to give toddlers an early training for their later jobs in composing english language signs, product packages and user manuals.
  • frits (cs) in reply to Malenfant
    Malenfant:
    bertram:
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh have some app constantly polling this blog, ready to immediately post a generated string of broken English based on key-words in the text?

    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site (I believe some sites refer to this as a "mod get"). Surely no one can be so consistently and successfully frist.

    As it's an unregistered Nagesh, what leads you to believe it is always the same person?

    That, and there were probably half a dozen or more "Frist!" posts that were deleted.

  • boog (cs)
    Matt Thompson was poking around here and found the best acronym ever: MSBPDHRBG.
    I can't figure out how to pronounce that. Misbapodherbug?
  • Niten (unregistered)

    We can't use Azure because Microsoft can't be bothered to make it PCI compliant. But, I'll take the free mug!

  • Vettered Veteran (unregistered) in reply to Malenfant
    Malenfant:
    bertram:
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh have some app constantly polling this blog, ready to immediately post a generated string of broken English based on key-words in the text?

    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site (I believe some sites refer to this as a "mod get"). Surely no one can be so consistently and successfully frist.

    As it's an unregistered Nagesh, what leads you to believe it is always the same person?

    Wouldn't that be a confusing meme to newcomers? At least "frist" makes sense.

  • boog (cs) in reply to ted
    ted:
    Craig:
    Everyone knows what happens when you push the button...

    [image]

    Family Guy? Really? That's even less funny than xkcd links.

    What, no rewrite/parody of ted's rant this time? I'm disappointed.

  • ted (unregistered) in reply to Dave Rifledude
    Dave Rifledude:
    Rob:
    TRWTF is nobody realized that IKEA hot dog sign is intended to be funny.
    My God... it's full of WHOOSH!

    What did he overlook?

  • ted (unregistered) in reply to boog
    Comment held for moderation.
  • boog (cs) in reply to Malenfant
    Malenfant:
    bertram:
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh...
    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site...
    As it's an unregistered Nagesh, what leads you to believe it is always the same person?
    I can't speak for bertram, but what leads me to believe it's always the same person is purely personal preference. In fact, I prefer to believe that all unregistered trolls on this site are actually just one sad little pinhead sitting in his parents' basement entertaining himself with sockpuppets. And why shouldn't I? It's hilarious and makes me feel superior.

    What? Most of you are thinking it too.

  • boog (cs) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh (defective copy):
    I am being reincarnated as umbrela the afterlifes and having to listen to Rihana song always.
    You can't be reincarnated because you're a clone; you don't have a soul.
  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to boog
    boog:
    Malenfant:
    bertram:
    eVil:
    Does Nagesh...
    You know, I'm starting to wonder if he's in some way associated with the site...
    As it's an unregistered Nagesh, what leads you to believe it is always the same person?
    I can't speak for bertram, but what leads me to believe it's always the same person is purely personal preference. In fact, I prefer to believe that all unregistered trolls on this site are actually just one sad little pinhead sitting in his parents' basement entertaining himself with sockpuppets. And why shouldn't I? It's hilarious and makes me feel superior.

    What? Most of you are thinking it too.

    One small difference though: I know I'm superior.

    What? My mom says I'm cool...

  • det (unregistered) in reply to ted
    Comment held for moderation.
  • boog (cs) in reply to C-Octothorpe
    C-Octothorpe:
    boog:
    ...I prefer to believe that all unregistered trolls on this site are actually just one sad little pinhead sitting in his parents' basement entertaining himself with sockpuppets. And why shouldn't I? It's hilarious and makes me feel superior.

    One small difference though: I know I'm superior.

    What? My mom says I'm cool...

    Your mom says I'm pretty cool too, if you know what I mean.

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to boog
    boog:
    C-Octothorpe:
    boog:
    ...I prefer to believe that all unregistered trolls on this site are actually just one sad little pinhead sitting in his parents' basement entertaining himself with sockpuppets. And why shouldn't I? It's hilarious and makes me feel superior.

    One small difference though: I know I'm superior.

    What? My mom says I'm cool...

    Your mom says I'm pretty cool too, if you know what I mean.

    I know... weeps

  • C-Octothorpe (cs) in reply to det
    det:
    A ted comment? Really? That's even less funny than a Nagesh comment.

    I sense another meme coming on...

  • Wonk (unregistered)
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  • Zolcos (cs)

    Let's list the WTFs in the signup process:

    • The email from Microsoft to my Windows Live (hotmail) email went straight to the spam folder.
    • A page saying "Enter your promo code" and "USE THIS PROMO CODE" together. If you already know what I need, why make me re-enter it?
    • Asking for my full name several times in a single form chain. (This was with an existing account!) Giving the error "First Name does not match with expected value. Last Name does not match with expected value." on the LAST entry because I didn't notice one of the MIDDLE entries was pre-filled with the fake name from my hotmail account. Why not detect inconsistent names the FIRST time a different one is given?
  • r3zn1k (unregistered)
    international shipping is so expensive that Microsoft can't even afford it
    As if they wouldn't have enough money... :(

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