• Dude (unregistered)

What the hell...no way this is for real!

• (cs)

I've used a processor to cook an egg, but I've never cooked over a working computer.

• (cs)

I read this and had an epiphony - Coke doesn't feel good coming out of your nose.

Actually, I think I knew that, but I let it happen anyway. Classic.

(Pun intended?)

• josath (unregistered)

The real WTF is the grammar in this sentence:

"Dan was able to offered simple solution"

• (cs)

The employees were tasked with heating up their lunch and picked the best way (at the time) of doing so.

Not a WTF.

• Boya (unregistered)

Those darn auissies and their mince pies

• (cs) in reply to dphunct
dphunct:
I read this and had an epiphony - Coke doesn't feel good coming out of your nose.

It's way better going in your nose.

• (cs) in reply to bobday

That's using one variable (a server) for two different functions. Definitely a wtf.

• (cs) in reply to dphunct
dphunct:
I read this and had an epiphony - Coke doesn't feel good coming out of your nose.

Is an epiphony like a fake epiphany?

And... The Real WTF(tm) here is eating a meat pie for breakfast. Freaking weirdos.

• Josh (unregistered)

Is it just me, or does that pie picture make anybody else want to ralph?

LastResort:
That's using one variable (a server) for two different functions. Definitely a wtf.

Actually it's one variable being used for two different unrelated functions at one time.

C++ logic tells you this will not work. Apparently this proves C++ logic can work in real life too.

LastResort:
That's using one variable (a server) for two different functions. Definitely a wtf.

Actually it's one variable being used for two different unrelated functions at one time.

C++ logic tells you this will not work. Apparently this proves C++ logic can work in real life too.

• (cs) in reply to Josh
Josh:
Is it just me, or does that pie picture make anybody else want to ralph?

For sure. It's gross.

• mrprogguy (unregistered) in reply to Josh
Josh:
Is it just me, or does that pie picture make anybody else want to ralph?

No. Those meat pies are really good. I never use ketchup, though.

• Lanth (unregistered)

This sounds kind of fake. Coming from NZ, meat pies are the standard when someone says 'pie', not the fruit/desert/whatever pies you typically mean in the US when someone says 'pie'.

I have never had a pie 'dribble fat' while heating it up. Ever. And I must have eaten at least 100 of them so far in my life. Frankly I don't see how they could, unless the pie was very badly made - any excess fat that managed to boil itself out of the meat would just be absorbed by the pastry, so the pastry itself would have to be leaky/thin/broken, which is unlikely unless the people eating them somehow broke them themselves. In which case it's not really the pies fault.

• David Ferguson (unregistered)

I call BS on this one, or at least the hyperbole police. The only thing more stereotypical than a meat pie woulda been a fosters, which was only not used because it didnt work with the heating paradigm.

"Oi guv this here server's hot enough to fry a shrimp on it is"

"Righto lad, lets chuck another one on then eh"

Its like swede's using the server room as a sauna.

Poor writing.

Josh:
Is it just me, or does that pie picture make anybody else want to ralph?

"Ralph"? I suppose I'm just shocked that someone travelling forwards in time to the present day would be sat around reading thedailywtf....

• Batfink (unregistered) in reply to Zylon
Zylon:
And... The Real WTF(tm) here is eating a meat pie for breakfast. Freaking weirdos.

Wadaya expect from Australians -- they have Christmas in the middle of summer. Freaks.

• John Bowen, Van Diemen's Land (unregistered) in reply to David Ferguson
David Ferguson:
I call BS on this one, or at least the hyperbole police. The only thing more stereotypical than a meat pie woulda been a fosters, which was only not used because it didnt work with the heating paradigm.

"Oi guv this here server's hot enough to fry a shrimp on it is"

"Righto lad, lets chuck another one on then eh"

Its like swede's using the server room as a sauna.

Poor writing.

Indeed old chum. Dumb convicts would never have considered using a warm server to heat pies. I further assert your call of BS. Jolly good show what!

• (cs) in reply to Dude
Dude:
What the hell...no way this is for real!

100% fake. Beyond the cutesy, anonymized names, I don't congealed grease drippings from the meat pie evaporate into thin air so that the server can be "manually rebooted".

By the way, this was not submitted by Dan B. It was actually submitted by C. Dundee.

• (cs) in reply to Boya
Boya:
Those darn auissies and their mince pies

No way, mate, not mince in Australia... Kangaroos. :)

• (cs) in reply to David Ferguson
David Ferguson:
Its like swede's using the server room as a sauna.

It's the finnish that has the sauna!

• nobody (unregistered) in reply to Josh
Josh:
Is it just me, or does that pie picture make anybody else want to ralph?
I's "chunder" downunder, not ralph, mate!
• BiggerWTF (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

[quote user="Zylon"][quote user="dphunct"]And... The Real WTF(tm)...[/quote]

ARGH! Your intendedly humorous use of the trademark (tm) symbol is not only less funny than CANCER, but it's not legal. You cannot claim or imply to own a trademark when you indeed do not.

• Mischief (unregistered) in reply to Dude
Dude:
What the hell...no way this is for real!

WTF's are like Tits; They dont' have to be real to be enjoyed!

• Rafael Larios (unregistered)

I know first hand that this is not invented.... I know for sure that non IT people would find the production servers more than suitable for warming ther lunchs!

Some time I found a complete meal (rice, meat, salad, soup, and pasta) over the Mail server. The server was doing fine... the problem was the smell of forgotten nourishment on a AC powered room.

• Patrick (unregistered) in reply to josath
josath:
The real WTF is the grammar in this sentence.

People, why does every article have to have someone chiming in with "The real WTF is..."? Please; a post like that is always going to be off-topic. "There may have been an actual hardware failure, but the real WTF is sentence structure!"

• David (unregistered) in reply to mrprogguy
mrprogguy:
No. Those meat pies are really good. I never use ketchup, though.

We don't use ketchup in Oz. We use Tomato Sauce.

• barfman (unregistered) in reply to Patrick
Patrick:
josath:
The real WTF is the grammar in this sentence.

People, why does every article have to have someone chiming in with "The real WTF is..."? Please; a post like that is always going to be off-topic. "There may have been an actual hardware failure, but the real WTF is sentence structure!"

The real WTF is that you are calling this d00d out, THEREFORE IMPLYING that you meant to say "The real WTF is that people always chime in with "The real WTF is...""

• Grant D. Noir (unregistered) in reply to Lanth
Lanth:
This sounds kind of fake. .. was very badly made - any excess fat that managed to boil itself out of the meat would just be absorbed by the pastry, so the pastry itself would have to be leaky/thin/broken, which is unlikely unless the people eating them somehow broke them themselves. In which case it's not really the pies fault.

So.. Provided you are using quality pies, which haven't been broken, it should be perfectly safe to use the monitor to heat them, then?

• (cs) in reply to Moss
Moss:

No way, mate, not mince in Australia... Kangaroos. :)

Yum... We will put almost anything into a pie: Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile, Buffalo... Fortunately not wombat :)

Some people even put dead horse on them (not ketchup)

Not too many countries in the world would allow people to eat their national symbols.

• (cs) in reply to Rafael Larios
Rafael Larios:
I know first hand that this is not invented.... I know for sure that non IT people would find the production servers more than suitable for warming ther lunchs!

Some time I found a complete meal (rice, meat, salad, soup, and pasta) over the Mail server. The server was doing fine... the problem was the smell of forgotten nourishment on a AC powered room.

I agree. At my first job (back when 10MB disk drives were (record) jukebox-sized appliances), the girls in the office used to put their wet socks on the back of the drive units so the hot exhaust would dry and warm them on rainy days. How far beyond that is it to put food on a hot unit to cook it?

• (cs)

I'm calling foul on this one, no way this is for real.

I don't even know where to begin with this one, but this one definitely should not have made it through the BS filter.

Funny tho...

• John (unregistered)

Oh my goodness... on behalf of all Australians, I must apologise for your branch's stupidity. Putting a server in a freaking kitchenette!? Dear god...

Could it be that he was talking to the secretary in Sydney instead of to a secretary named Sydney?

For what it's worth, I do loves me a nice meat pie with peas and potatoes. Mmmmmmmmm.

• Beau (unregistered)

Heat up a pie in the microwave?! eww...

• ian (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

No, they're in the southern hemisphere. Breakfast is dinner there..

• Griffyn (unregistered)

I chime in to say BS to this too. No way a pie would leak. They're in perforated plastic wrapping when bought (unless from a bakery) and heated up in them too. And I fail to see how a monitor operating at maximum temperature could warm a meat pie. That's meat people. The monitor would need to have it's plastic surface temperature at over 200 degrees.

• Old Wolf (unregistered) in reply to Lanth
Lanth:
I have never had a pie 'dribble fat' while heating it up. Ever. And I must have eaten at least 100 of them so far in my life.

More likely that it was condensed water running off the pie.

Too many things are wrong with this story:

1. The PSU would have blown up entirely, not fixed itself
2. If the computer was in a cupboard why would you leave t the monitor on?
3. How did the 'fat' get to the PSU from on top of the monitor anyway?
• (cs) in reply to snoofle
snoofle:
the girls in the office used to put their wet socks on the back of the drive units so the hot exhaust would dry and warm them on rainy days.

Here in Brazil, among poor people it is common to put wet clothes on the back of a fridge, an oven or anything that produces heat.

Of course this invariably winds up in fires or in a ~10% increase in the power bill...

• Griffyn (unregistered)

that's 200 degrees Celcius, or 400 degrees Farenheit

• Anon (unregistered) in reply to Old Wolf
Old Wolf:
1. The PSU would have blown up entirely, not fixed itself

It's called a fuse. I've shorted out PSUs without any visible long term damage. just plug/unplug the thing and it's good to go again.

Old Wolf:
2. If the computer was in a cupboard why would you leave t the monitor on?

If it wasn't on how would they be able to use it to heat their food?

More likely the original installer left it on and didn't set power savings so no one afterwards did anything to change it.

• mmmm pie (unregistered)

The suggestion to heat up a pie in a microwave is the biggest WTF I've ever read on this site. The author obviously has their priorities all wrong.

• Abilio Henrique (unregistered)

Even though sydney isnt the outback.... its still pretty fucking funny.

• flownez (unregistered)

For the price of a second server they could have made a nice sandwich press... Sandwiches are generally healthier than pies.

• Geoff (unregistered) in reply to Beau

Meat pies in a microwave dosen't work - it goes all soggy and makes it too hard to eat. The kitchenette cupboard however would be just like an oven and give you nice firm pastry. Yum.

Yes I am Aussie and I love my meat pies unless they have been microwaved - but somehow I don't think I'll be using the server to heat mine. Besides, there's a nice bakery round the corner.

Mmmm..I'm off to get a pie...

• Founder (unregistered)

Being an Australian, I can confirm this is false. No one in an office would use a PC to heat up pies ( pies are sold hot, you need to wait for them to cool down to eat them). Every office has a microwave. We don't have kangaroos running through the streets, and calling Australia the "Outback" is like calling the US the "Prairie"

• SteveOC (unregistered)

Poor Dan - he doesn't speak Australian

Its more likely that 'Sydney' on the other end of the phone was offended that Dan was asking dumb questions, and treating him like a thickheaded country bumpkin who doesnt know Jack about computers ... so he made all this shit up about using the server cupboard to warm up the pies in the morning.

If you ask an Australian "Is there air cond in the server room ?", then a reply of "No mate, we use the server room as a pie warmer" really means "of course there is air cond in the server room you dufus"

Would have been even funnier if Dan had to make that trip 'to the outback', where I am sure Sydney and his staff would have invented some elaborate trek wading knee deep through crocodile infested swamps, in order to get to the server room. Watch out Dan - dont disturb the Dropbears !! On closer investigatation, the real culprit of the problem would have been found - some larrikan had placed a Collingwood sticker on the modem .. so of course it would bomb out when the pressure was really on to perform !

• (cs)

My pet iguana used to sit on my monitor, back when I had a CRT monitor and it got warm enough to be comfortable for him.

• Aussie (unregistered) in reply to SteveOC
SteveOC:
Poor Dan - he doesn't speak Australian

Its more likely that 'Sydney' on the other end of the phone was offended that Dan was asking dumb questions, and treating him like a thickheaded country bumpkin who doesnt know Jack about computers ... so he made all this shit up about using the server cupboard to warm up the pies in the morning.

If you ask an Australian "Is there air cond in the server room ?", then a reply of "No mate, we use the server room as a pie warmer" really means "of course there is air cond in the server room you dufus"

Would have been even funnier if Dan had to make that trip 'to the outback', where I am sure Sydney and his staff would have invented some elaborate trek wading knee deep through crocodile infested swamps, in order to get to the server room. Watch out Dan - dont disturb the Dropbears !! On closer investigatation, the real culprit of the problem would have been found - some larrikan had placed a Collingwood sticker on the modem .. so of course it would bomb out when the pressure was really on to perform !

As an aussie living in China at the moment that was a small way of gold on what will otherwise be a s****y day.