• snoofle (cs)

    Alert: This is a comment!

  • romkyns (unregistered)

    We got a small comment here :)

  • Dave (unregistered)

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  • mtu (unregistered)

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  • Cornflakes (unregistered)

    The lack of the number 0 in latin means that it is not possible to transmit Roman Numerals in binary.

  • Adriano (cs) in reply to Cornflakes
    Cornflakes:
    The lack of the number 0 in latin means that it is not possible to transmit Roman Numerals in binary.

    Why not? What's one thing got to do with another?

    The lack of a latin number for 0 is a pain in the ass, and possibly facilitated the fall of the empire (along with the idiocy of the rest of the numeric system, and barbarians, corruption, etc.), but not in this particular case.

    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.

  • Nemo (unregistered)

    James G. owes $40.20. And Shockwave is definitely a problem.

  • http://blog.thinkaloud.in (unregistered)

    Alert.Something will happen. Okay ? Cancel ? Okay ? Okay.

    Hey guys, We got a big error here :)

  • Worldwalker (unregistered)

    Looks like someone isn't filling in the fields in their default Alert dialog. snicker It's kind of the RAD equivalent of the approximately 5,580,000 Web pages called "new document 1" and the many more called "untitled document", "new page", and so on.

    I've wondered for a long time whether people actually look at their own websites. After a while reading DailyWTF, I'm wondering if they look at their own apps, either.

  • niko (unregistered)
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  • Michelle (unregistered)

    The last one is clearly a fake.

  • Steeldragon (cs) in reply to niko
    niko:
    reminds me of…

    [image]

    What is that in english???

    Ohh and good error'ds alex p

  • Cornflakes (unregistered) in reply to Adriano
    Adriano:
    Cornflakes:
    The lack of the number 0 in latin means that it is not possible to transmit Roman Numerals in binary.

    Why not? What's one thing got to do with another?

    The lack of a latin number for 0 is a pain in the ass, and possibly facilitated the fall of the empire (along with the idiocy of the rest of the numeric system, and barbarians, corruption, etc.), but not in this particular case.

    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.

    A rather contrived, weird joke.

    Your head.

  • Cope with IT (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    > Alert - something happened

    Press your only Mac mouse button to continue.

    To which only one do you refer? On my mighty (their term, not mine) mouse there's more than one...

  • robzyc (cs)

    I dunno what you guys are WTF'ing about, I would like to know if a big error has occurred! It sounds very important! As well as knowing when something has happened!

    Dave:
    Press your only Mac mouse button to continue.
    Made me chuckle, every time I look at a Mac mouse I just think "Fisher Price".. If you are across the pond I not sure if you have Fisher Price toys there so please feel free to have a look at Jobs' latest creation to improve typing speeds like never before: The New Mac Keyboard Addon

    Although I think the Mighty actually treat macs users like adults and has more than one does it not?

  • m0ffx (cs) in reply to robzyc
    robzyc:
    Jobs' latest creation to improve typing speeds like never before: The New Mac Keyboard Addon
    TRWTF is you using a photo of a _PC_ peripheral to slag off Macs. You fail.

    Oh, and dunno about shockwave, but flash is certainly a problem. 95% of Firefox crashes/hangs are associated with the flash player in my experience.

  • Steve (unregistered)

    Am I the only one who finds these error messages about as interesting and amusing as the late, unlamented "Mandatory Fun Day"?

    Just askin'.

    And, yes, I understand I can just not read the item.

  • Leak (cs) in reply to Adriano
    Adriano:
    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.
    So that's why Autechre called that track "IV VV IV VV VIII"... sneaky bastards.
  • The Undroid (unregistered)

    Paging Joseph Heller!

  • derfy (unregistered) in reply to Michelle
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  • Fiirk (unregistered) in reply to Steve
    Steve:
    Am I the only one who finds these error messages about as interesting and amusing as the late, unlamented "Mandatory Fun Day"?

    Yes.

  • derfy (unregistered) in reply to derfy
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  • Jeremy Walker (unregistered) in reply to Michelle
    Michelle:
    The last one is clearly a fake.

    Not necessarily.

    This could be a global exception handler put there during testing and someone's forgotten to take it out for production.

  • luctus (unregistered) in reply to Nemo
    Nemo :
    James G. owes $40.20. And Shockwave is definitely a problem.
    I thought 40 in roman numerals was "XL" just like Four is IV and 90 is XC :/

    That must be the real WTF, as he owes $undefined.20

  • Ilyak (unregistered)

    The last if what Diablo II says when you've fooled around with its mpq's (as in, wrote a mod)

  • Bruce (unregistered)

    I don't understand what's so funny about those last two entries - the sharing buttons and the advertisement.

  • matt (unregistered) in reply to romkyns
    romkyns:
    We got a small comment here :)

    HEY! Dodgson, we got Dodgson here!!!!

    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.

    Yep. Definitely use I and V, that'll make all your electronics calculations a lot more readable.

  • Adriano (cs) in reply to matt
    matt:
    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.

    Yep. Definitely use I and V, that'll make all your electronics calculations a lot more readable.

    I didn't say it's a sane or easy thing to do, just that it can be done.

  • luctus (unregistered) in reply to matt
    matt:
    Yep. Definitely use I and V, that'll make all your electronics calculations a lot more readable.

    For tri-state devices use "C" which will be helpful when interfacing with with analog RCL circuits :D

  • Adriano (cs) in reply to Cornflakes
    Cornflakes:
    Adriano:
    ...

    The lack of a latin number for 0 is a pain in the ass, and possibly facilitated the fall of the empire (along with the idiocy of the rest of the numeric system, and barbarians, corruption, etc.), but not in this particular case.

    Or perhaps you meant you couldn't have binary numbers without the zero. But binary at the core just means "two different values". Voltage differences used to represent 0 electrically are rarely 0, due to a number of very interesting reasons. Instead of 0 and 1, use I and V.

    A rather contrived, weird joke.

    Your head.

    Thorry, thur. I didn't underthtand your comment...

  • luctus (unregistered) in reply to Adriano
    Adriano:
    I didn't say it's a sane or easy thing to do, just that it can be done.
    Oh we though you were joking because everyone know V = voltage and I = current in circuits...
  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to Cornflakes
    Cornflakes:
    The lack of the number 0 in latin means that it is not possible to transmit Roman Numerals in binary.

    Not to actually get serious for a moment, but ... What do you mean? That's like saying that the lack of a digit "2" in binary means that it's not possible to transmit decimal numbers in binary.

    "Binary" and "Roman numerals" are two different ways of displaying numbers. One could easily write functions to translate between the two, just as one writes functions to translate between binary and decimal.

    Roman numerals are based on adding up the values of each of the tokens. (The idea of subtracting when a lower-valued token comes before a higher-valued one is a late invention.) Thus the Roman numeral represenation of zero is the empty string. How many fingers am I holding up? None? That's zero.

    Roman  Binary
    -----  ------
    "I"    0001
    "V"    0101
    "X"    1010
    "IV"   0100
    ""     0000
    
    etc
    
  • IV (unregistered)

    I've already seen it come up once, so I'll try to head it off (not that anyone will read this before posting). Use of XL for 40 (ten less than 50) actually is not the original use of roman numerals. Back during the Roman Empire, they did indeed write out XXXX. The idea for making representations shorter by using basic arithmetic did not come about for another 1000 years or so. Therefore XXXX is a perfectly calid representation of 40 as long as you are using an out of date standard. And if there is anything computer scientists should know, it is how to use an older standard.

    Captcha: commoveo

  • Brother Laz (cs)

    I understand why the guy submitted the 'big error :(' anonymously. It involves the use of a HACK/CRACK TOOL for the game Diablo 2. (Whoops!)

    Way to admit to piracy on TDWTF. For a $5 game, even. You're totally sticking it to the man! That'll teach the bastards to ...develop for PC instead of consoles! Malthael and Imperius may have been right about humanity after all.

    By the way, I own a Diablo 2 mod and CRACKING CHEATING SCUM are the bane of my existence.

  • Pecos Bill (cs) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    > Alert - something happened

    Press your only Mac mouse button to continue.

    TRWTF is why doesn't Apple market their than one button options better? The Mighty Mouse has the option to turn on a context-click (or for those who pander only to 90% of the population, right-click). I really like my MacBook's two finger context-click and scroll. My MM's scroll ball is great too and, with regular cleaning, still works unlike my IBM mouse's scroll wheel (up).

    More on topic, haven't we seen the referenced dialog before?

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Cope with IT
    Cope with IT:
    Dave:
    > Alert - something happened

    Press your only Mac mouse button to continue.

    To which only one do you refer? On my mighty (their term, not mine) mouse there's more than one...

    I'm apparently the only person so far to think of Andy Kaufman at this point.
  • jerichokb (unregistered)

    We got a comment here :)

  • jk (unregistered) in reply to luctus
    luctus:
    Nemo :
    James G. owes $40.20. And Shockwave is definitely a problem.
    I thought 40 in roman numerals was "XL" just like Four is IV and 90 is XC :/

    That must be the real WTF, as he owes $undefined.20

    apparently Verizon follows the face on a grandfather clock (or pocket watch), for some reason they show "IIII" (probably for aesthetic reason, but what do I know?)

  • The Fake WTF (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    Alert: This is a comment!

    We got a big error here :(

  • mudkipz (unregistered) in reply to robzyc
    robzyc:
    Although I think the Mighty actually treat macs users like adults and has more than one does it not?

    New Mac mice have 0, 1, 2, or 4 buttons, depending on how you count them.

    They basically have a touch pad where the buttons on a normal mouse go. They have one "lever" button, much like the older Apple mice. That is to say, you press down on the body, and the entire body clicks. When you do this, the mouse figures out what you want to press by the configuration of your fingers on the touch pad. It also has a neat little scroll ball, and some weird buttons on the side (that everybody turns off).

    They're nice mice, but not suitable for gaming. I like both of mine.

  • El Chupanebre (unregistered) in reply to Brother Laz
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  • Comment (BBCode Okay) (unregistered)

    Comment (BBCode Okay)

  • Jordan (unregistered)

    Alert: Something happened with Shockwave that caused a big error here. It will cost $XXXX.XX to fix.

  • Steve (unregistered) in reply to Brother Laz
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  • aargg (unregistered)

    I doubt it's the Diablo game itself according to the icon . Anyways it's not a good error'd imo, cuz we don't even know where it comes from and that's easy to fake message boxes

  • Saemundr (unregistered) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    How many fingers am I holding up? None? That's zero.

    Original statement was to "TRANSMIT binary".

    You cant transmit nothing, have u lost connection, or are you receiving a 0? Is it just a pause in the line?

  • HI (unregistered)
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  • The Fake WTF (unregistered) in reply to Brother Laz
    Brother Laz:
    Way to admit to piracy on TDWTF. For a $5 game, even.

    And yet, while you just happen know exactly what the Diablo 2 crack looks like, you're not a pirate, right? So why would you have us believe that the submitter is?

    Or were you trying to admit to piracy in the most ironic way possible, by accusing someone else?

  • fred is my name (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that the full article view gives me an error in Opera.

    "XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 35, Character: 70)"

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