• NaN (cs)

    The real WTF is the title almost negates the need for a story altogether. It's too revealing.

  • J. Walter Weatherman (unregistered)

    That reminds me of the time I installed Quake on my ass.

  • The real wtf fool (unregistered)

    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

  • oipoiStar (unregistered) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    Sir. That was a brilliant example of sarcasm. Thank you!

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    You really do need to get out and about a little more, don't you? Try the patented RealAardvark® three-step program: Whine, Women, and Song.

    Excellent job on the whine. I think women may be a little too socially advanced for you, so let's skip straight to the Song:

    Try singing in the shower, which will at least have the benefit of not annoying the rest of us. I'd recommend Iggy Pop's fine ditty "I am a Passenger," which just about seems to sum your attitude up.

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to oipoiStar

    Yes! I think that was an excellent example of sarcasm too!

  • ContraCorners (unregistered) in reply to oipoiStar
    oipoiStar:
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    Sir. That was a brilliant example of sarcasm. Thank you!

    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

  • akatherder (cs)

    A more subtle title would have been better, but using a webserver to play games at the cost of blocking out legitimate traffic would surely qualify as a WTF.

    The only thing that confuses me is whether their clients should be expecting to connect to the webserver after hours. If they should, then I wonder why they didn't complain. If they shouldn't then I guess it's not much of a WTF.

  • Mister Bee (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    You really do need to get out and about a little more, don't you? Try the patented RealAardvark® three-step program: Whine, Women, and Song.

    Excellent job on the whine. I think women may be a little too socially advanced for you, so let's skip straight to the Song:

    Try singing in the shower, which will at least have the benefit of not annoying the rest of us. I'd recommend Iggy Pop's fine ditty "I am a Passenger," which just about seems to sum your attitude up.

    Way to go with the whining about whining, I think that's called a "strange loop".

    :)

    I do think the story is a little weak, I prefer the "cleaners unplugged the server to use the hoover" mythical variant myself.

  • The real wtf fool (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    Excellent job on the whine. I think women may be a little too socially advanced for you, so let's skip straight to the Song:

    Try singing in the shower, which will at least have the benefit of not annoying the rest of us. I'd recommend Iggy Pop's fine ditty "I am a Passenger," which just about seems to sum your attitude up.

    My singing in the shower is indistinguishable from the whine of a cat, and is guaranteed to send all non-deaf women running away as fast as they can so I think all three are covered.

  • Tamahome (unregistered) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    rofl

  • Hugh Jeffner (unregistered)

    Why couldn't they run both the web server and quake simultaneously? Q3A server uses minimal resources on a modest desktop even back then. There's no graphics to render, just object positions, vectors, etc.

  • JoC (cs)

    They should've done something with dynamic dnsing so they could redirect to a page like this

    Sorry, you have come ehre after business hours. Please return when we are open. For your convenience, this website's hours are:

    Mon 9a-5p Tue 9a-5p Wed 9a-5p Thur 9a-5p Fri 9a-5p Sat closed Sun closed

  • Overthinking (unregistered) in reply to Mister Bee

    [quote user="Mister BeeI prefer the "cleaners unplugged the server to use the hoover" mythical variant myself.[/quote] That's no myth, well, at least not for me :-o

  • Overthinking (unregistered) in reply to Overthinking

    [quote user="Overthinking"][quote user="Mister BeeI prefer the "cleaners unplugged the server to use the hoover" mythical variant myself.[/quote] That's no myth, well, at least not for me :-o[/quote]

    Argh.

    I buggered up the quote - cue the flames.

    !1337

  • Overthinking (unregistered) in reply to Overthinking
    Overthinking:
    Overthinking:
    Mister Bee:
    I prefer the "cleaners unplugged the server to use the hoover" mythical variant myself.
    That's no myth, well, at least not for me :-o

    Argh.

    I buggered up the quote - cue the flames.

    !1337

    Pit. Dig. Self. Deeper.

    (ah, what's this...a preview button...)

  • fruey (unregistered) in reply to Mister Bee

    Well there is the added doubt, whether or not they indeed had installed a hack to run a server for multiplayer Quake, which was checked manually during office hours but ran away (due to real WTF code, which would have been posted) after hours and caused the real web site / application to slow to a crawl.

    Though playing quake on a server running something else (and not a multiplayer quake server) isn't that much of a WTF, but at least you could have hope that, in fact, there was going to be some WTF code there.

    Like, maybe:

    <?php // hit this page about once every hour to restart quake server // running under windows PHP3 (beta) with Active Perl or something function restartquake() { $mycmd = "/usr/bin/restartquake"; system ($mycmd, $retval); if ($retval==0) { restartquake(); } restartquake(); echo "done!"; ?>
  • Max (unregistered) in reply to The real wtf fool

    This story was no worse then your attempt to make a point using sarcasm.

    Stop being a dick.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    real_aardvark:
    Excellent job on the whine. I think women may be a little too socially advanced for you, so let's skip straight to the Song:

    Try singing in the shower, which will at least have the benefit of not annoying the rest of us. I'd recommend Iggy Pop's fine ditty "I am a Passenger," which just about seems to sum your attitude up.

    My singing in the shower is indistinguishable from the whine of a cat, and is guaranteed to send all non-deaf women running away as fast as they can so I think all three are covered.

    Snap!

    (Although I have a marginal preference for the local cats' rendition of Iggy. The toms are getting a bit aggressive, though, so I've had to give up showers for a while.)

    We should start a mutual self-help society for this. The first thing we need to do is, castrate all the cats. After that, we can teach them Palestrina. Wine and women be damned.

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to ContraCorners
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

  • oipoistar (cs) in reply to J. Walter Weatherman
    J. Walter Weatherman:
    I installed Quake on my ass.

    That's What She Said

  • James (unregistered)

    Erm...the mistake was them installing Debian. If they'd stuck with windows then they wouldn't have had to reboot into windows to play quake. IIS would have happily run in the background :)

  • The real wtf fool (unregistered) in reply to Max
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Aaron (cs) in reply to akatherder
    akatherder:
    The only thing that confuses me is whether their clients should be expecting to connect to the webserver after hours. If they should, then I wonder why they didn't complain. If they shouldn't then I guess it's not much of a WTF.
    They probably directed all complaints through a support page on their web site...

    And I'm only half-joking. Unless they're in your local phone book, it's pretty hard to get contact details for a company.

  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to Overthinking
    Overthinking:
    (ah, what's this...a preview button...)
    If you register, you even get Edit, Append and Delete buttons.
  • Franz Kafka (unregistered) in reply to Dave
    Dave:
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

    No, rule 34: if it exists, there is porn of it.

  • bobday (cs) in reply to Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka:
    Dave:
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

    No, rule 34: if it exists, there is porn of it.

    • Rule 1: The internet makes you stupid.
    • Rule 2: If it's funny, it came from 4chan or Something Awful.
    • Rule 3: If you are an idiot, you will be made fun of.
    • Rule 4: Nobody cares if you're tough in real life.
    • Rule 5: Anonymous does not forgive.
    • Rule 6: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
    • Rule 7: If it exists, you can buy it online somewhere.
    • Rule 8: It happened At least 100 years ago.
    • Rule 9: Brazilian girls will do it for 500 dollars.
    • Rule 10: It needs more DESU.
    • Rule 11: You will get viruses from downloading pornography.
    • Rule 12: Lurk moar.
    • Rule 13: It never needed any more cowbell.
    • Rule 14: As long as there is internet there will be drama.
    • Rule 15: If a camwhore posts, tits must be shown. If this rule is broken, said camwhore must GTFO.
    • Rule 16: You must enjoy your AIDS.
    • Rule 17: Pool's closed due to AIDS.
    • Rule 18: If someone is better than you, they are hacking.
    • Rule 19: Lens Flare makes masterpieces.
    • Rule 20: You're doing it wrong.
    • Rule 21: If your girlfriend ends in .jpg, she is not real.
    • Rule 22: Long stories are copypasta.
    • Rule 23: Long stories are never read, at any rate.
    • Rule 24: Pics or it never happened.
    • Rule 25: Everyone sees what you did there.
    • Rule 26: Nobody knows the answer to "What is love?".
    • Rule 27: Loli haets pizza. No exceptions.
    • Rule 28: It's awwriiigghht.
    • Rule 29: Do a barrel roll.
    • Rule 30: Everyone is gay for Bridget.
    • Rule 31: The internet is for porn.
    • Rule 32: Everything is a fetish. No exceptions.
    • Rule 33: It's a trap.
    • Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions.
    • Rule 35 The exception to Rule 34 is the citation of Rule 34.
    • Rule 36: Bringing up Nazis is insta fail. * Rule 37: There are no girls on the internet....ever .
    • Rule 38: A cat is fine too.
    • Rule 39: One cat leads to another.
    • Rule 40: Ceiling cat is watching you fap.
    • Rule 41: Saturday is Caturday.
    • Rule 42: It is delicious cake. You must eat it.
    • Rule 43: Someone would fap to it.
    • Rule 44: Snape killed Dumbledore.
    • Rule 45: All lasers must be charged before shooping da whoop.
    • Rule 46: Nagas stole your bike.
    • Rule 47: It will always need moar sauce.
    • Rule 48: Anything can be a meme.
    • Rule 49: You need E-degrees in E-lawery and E-psychology to be an internet badass.
    • Rule 50: THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!
  • Tamahome (unregistered) in reply to bobday
    bobday:
    Franz Kafka:
    Dave:
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

    No, rule 34: if it exists, there is porn of it.

    • Rule 1: The internet makes you stupid.
    • Rule 2: If it's funny, it came from 4chan or Something Awful.
    • Rule 3: If you are an idiot, you will be made fun of.
    • Rule 4: Nobody cares if you're tough in real life.
    • Rule 5: Anonymous does not forgive.
    • Rule 6: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
    • Rule 7: If it exists, you can buy it online somewhere.
    • Rule 8: It happened At least 100 years ago.
    • Rule 9: Brazilian girls will do it for 500 dollars.
    • Rule 10: It needs more DESU.
    • Rule 11: You will get viruses from downloading pornography.
    • Rule 12: Lurk moar.
    • Rule 13: It never needed any more cowbell.
    • Rule 14: As long as there is internet there will be drama.
    • Rule 15: If a camwhore posts, tits must be shown. If this rule is broken, said camwhore must GTFO.
    • Rule 16: You must enjoy your AIDS.
    • Rule 17: Pool's closed due to AIDS.
    • Rule 18: If someone is better than you, they are hacking.
    • Rule 19: Lens Flare makes masterpieces.
    • Rule 20: You're doing it wrong.
    • Rule 21: If your girlfriend ends in .jpg, she is not real.
    • Rule 22: Long stories are copypasta.
    • Rule 23: Long stories are never read, at any rate.
    • Rule 24: Pics or it never happened.
    • Rule 25: Everyone sees what you did there.
    • Rule 26: Nobody knows the answer to "What is love?".
    • Rule 27: Loli haets pizza. No exceptions.
    • Rule 28: It's awwriiigghht.
    • Rule 29: Do a barrel roll.
    • Rule 30: Everyone is gay for Bridget.
    • Rule 31: The internet is for porn.
    • Rule 32: Everything is a fetish. No exceptions.
    • Rule 33: It's a trap.
    • Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions.
    • Rule 35 The exception to Rule 34 is the citation of Rule 34.
    • Rule 36: Bringing up Nazis is insta fail. * Rule 37: There are no girls on the internet....ever .
    • Rule 38: A cat is fine too.
    • Rule 39: One cat leads to another.
    • Rule 40: Ceiling cat is watching you fap.
    • Rule 41: Saturday is Caturday.
    • Rule 42: It is delicious cake. You must eat it.
    • Rule 43: Someone would fap to it.
    • Rule 44: Snape killed Dumbledore.
    • Rule 45: All lasers must be charged before shooping da whoop.
    • Rule 46: Nagas stole your bike.
    • Rule 47: It will always need moar sauce.
    • Rule 48: Anything can be a meme.
    • Rule 49: You need E-degrees in E-lawery and E-psychology to be an internet badass.
    • Rule 50: THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

    4chan rulz \o/

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    Max:
    This story was no worse then your attempt to make a point using sarcasm.

    Stop being a dick.

    [image]

    Well, at least I'm on the upward side of the curve.

    I seem to have a fairly bleak future ahead of me, though, don't I? I was rather hoping for asymptotic...

  • Leak (cs) in reply to Hugh Jeffner
    Hugh Jeffner:
    Why couldn't they run both the web server and quake simultaneously? Q3A server uses minimal resources on a modest desktop even back then. There's no graphics to render, just object positions, vectors, etc.
    Ummm... since they were all in the server room I'd guess that they were actually running the Quake 3 client (which happens to exist for Linux, too) on the server, which of course would pretty much bring any other services on that machine to their knees...

    np: B. Fleischmann - Broken Monitors (A Number Of Small Things (Disc 2))

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka:
    Dave:
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

    No, rule 34: if it exists, there is porn of it.

    Can we go back to rule 1, please?

  • The real wtf fool (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Jake (unregistered) in reply to Hugh Jeffner
  • Da' Man (cs)

    Hello all,

    cool to see one of my favourite WTFs here...

    To answer a few questions:

    • They had to stop all non-Quake-processes in order to get maximum performance.
    • at most of these clients, people work from 9 to 5. And if somebody checked after hours from at home...
    • well, eventually one client complained and the management found out...
    • no, nobody got fired. Good system admins are a valuable resource!
    • One of these clients actually later asked us if we could make a Quake map of their office building :-)

    :-)

  • CP (unregistered) in reply to bobday
    bobday:
    Franz Kafka:
    Dave:
    ContraCorners:
    How do you know taht oipoiStar is a "Sir?"

    Rule 34: no girls on the internet

    No, rule 34: if it exists, there is porn of it.

    • Rule 1: The internet makes you stupid.
    • Rule 2: If it's funny, it came from 4chan or Something Awful.
    • Rule 3: If you are an idiot, you will be made fun of.
    • Rule 4: Nobody cares if you're tough in real life.
    • Rule 5: Anonymous does not forgive.
    • Rule 6: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
    • Rule 7: If it exists, you can buy it online somewhere.
    • Rule 8: It happened At least 100 years ago.
    • Rule 9: Brazilian girls will do it for 500 dollars.
    • Rule 10: It needs more DESU.
    • Rule 11: You will get viruses from downloading pornography.
    • Rule 12: Lurk moar.
    • Rule 13: It never needed any more cowbell.
    • Rule 14: As long as there is internet there will be drama.
    • Rule 15: If a camwhore posts, tits must be shown. If this rule is broken, said camwhore must GTFO.
    • Rule 16: You must enjoy your AIDS.
    • Rule 17: Pool's closed due to AIDS.
    • Rule 18: If someone is better than you, they are hacking.
    • Rule 19: Lens Flare makes masterpieces.
    • Rule 20: You're doing it wrong.
    • Rule 21: If your girlfriend ends in .jpg, she is not real.
    • Rule 22: Long stories are copypasta.
    • Rule 23: Long stories are never read, at any rate.
    • Rule 24: Pics or it never happened.
    • Rule 25: Everyone sees what you did there.
    • Rule 26: Nobody knows the answer to "What is love?".
    • Rule 27: Loli haets pizza. No exceptions.
    • Rule 28: It's awwriiigghht.
    • Rule 29: Do a barrel roll.
    • Rule 30: Everyone is gay for Bridget.
    • Rule 31: The internet is for porn.
    • Rule 32: Everything is a fetish. No exceptions.
    • Rule 33: It's a trap.
    • Rule 34: If it exists there is porn of it. No exceptions.
    • Rule 35 The exception to Rule 34 is the citation of Rule 34.
    • Rule 36: Bringing up Nazis is insta fail. * Rule 37: There are no girls on the internet....ever .
    • Rule 38: A cat is fine too.
    • Rule 39: One cat leads to another.
    • Rule 40: Ceiling cat is watching you fap.
    • Rule 41: Saturday is Caturday.
    • Rule 42: It is delicious cake. You must eat it.
    • Rule 43: Someone would fap to it.
    • Rule 44: Snape killed Dumbledore.
    • Rule 45: All lasers must be charged before shooping da whoop.
    • Rule 46: Nagas stole your bike.
    • Rule 47: It will always need moar sauce.
    • Rule 48: Anything can be a meme.
    • Rule 49: You need E-degrees in E-lawery and E-psychology to be an internet badass.
    • Rule 50: THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

    Fail. Here are the real Rules of the Internet:

    1. Do not talk about /b/
    2. Do NOT talk about /b/
    3. Anonymous is legion.
    4. Anonymous does not forgive, Anonymous does not forget.
    5. Anonymous can be a horrible, senseless, uncaring monster.
    6. Anonymous is still able to deliver.
    7. There are no real rules about posting.
    8. There are no real rules about moderation either—enjoy your ban.
    9. If you enjoy any rival sites—DON'T.
    10. Pics or it didn't happen.
    11. Lurk moar—it's never enough.
    12. Nothing is sacred.
    13. Do not argue with a troll—it means that they win.
    14. The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.
    15. There are NO girls on the internet.
    16. A cat is fine too.
    17. One cat leads to another.
    18. The more you hate it, the stronger it gets.
    19. It is delicious cake. You must eat it.
    20. It is a delicious trap. You must hit it.
    21. /b/ sucks today.
    22. Cock goes in here.
    23. You will never have sex.
    24. ????
    25. PROFIT!
    26. Tits are always relevant.
    27. It needs moar Desu. No exceptions.
    28. There will always be more fucked up shit than what you just saw.
    29. You cannot divide by zero (just because the calculator says so).
    30. No real limits of any kind apply here—not even the sky.
    31. CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
    32. EVEN WITH CRUISE CONTROL, YOU STILL HAVE TO STEER.
    33. Desu isn't funny. Seriously guys. It's worse than Chuck Norris jokes.
    34. There is porn of it. No exceptions.
    35. If no porn of it can't be found, it will be created.
    36. No matter what it is, it is somebody's fetish. No exceptions.
    37. Even one positive comment about Japanese things can make you a weeaboo.
    38. When one sees a lion, one must get into the car.
    39. There is furry porn of it. No exceptions.
    40. The pool is always closed.
    41. If there isn't enough just ask for Moar.
    42. Every win will eventually fail.
    43. Everything has been cracked and pirated.
    44. DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS
    45. Rule 45 is a lie.
    46. The internet is not your personal army.
    47. The cake is a lie.
    48. Rules 1 to 48 are absolute!
  • Man 987876980 (unregistered) in reply to Max
    Max:
    This story was no worse then your attempt to make a point using sarcasm.

    Stop being a dick.

    His point wasn't selected as headline article for tens or hundreds of thousands of people to read. He's right, installing a game on a server isn't worthy of being posted here. That falls under "every day stupidity" rather than WTF.

  • savar (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    If I ever stay at work late so that I can play quake with my coworkers, I hope somebody just kills me, because I'll be dead on the inside already.

    Also, if submit any WTFs as lame as this one, I hope somebody just kills me.

  • obediah (cs)

    11 days since the last piece of code and a comments thread full of 4chan. Surely a klaxon is going off somewhere? please?

  • savar (cs) in reply to Hugh Jeffner
    Hugh Jeffner:
    Why couldn't they run both the web server and quake simultaneously? Q3A server uses minimal resources on a modest desktop even back then. There's no graphics to render, just object positions, vectors, etc.

    I imagine that the server console was also being used as a l33t gaming station.

  • Anonymously Yours (unregistered) in reply to Da' Man
    Da' Man:
    To answer a few questions: ... - One of these clients actually later asked us if we could make a Quake map of their office building :-)
    Metal.
  • Teh Irish Gril Riot (unregistered)

    Alas, in the absence of a good story, we've resorted to devouring one another.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    real_aardvark:
    The real wtf fool:
    Well, at least I'm on the upward side of the curve.

    I seem to have a fairly bleak future ahead of me, though, don't I? I was rather hoping for asymptotic...

    Well the answer comes from the title of the article. When you hit the peak of your game you have to move to a new forum where the required level of put-down is a step up. Afraid I have no suggestions as all the forums I read are pretty tame. Maybe usenet if it wasn't so full of spam?

    Usenet???

    Once again, I humbly submit this link.

    I'd be surprised if usenet has lost the interpolation of "less" any time in the last fifteen years or so.

    Keep reading all the tame ones, though. It's not like you want any of them to bite you in the buttocks.

  • Skaven (cs) in reply to Teh Irish Gril Riot
    Teh Irish Gril Riot:
    Alas, in the absence of a good story, we've resorted to devouring one another.
    What we need is an MFD to really get things rolling again.
  • danixdefcon5 (cs) in reply to Da' Man
    Da' Man:
    Hello all,

    cool to see one of my favourite WTFs here...

    To answer a few questions:

    • They had to stop all non-Quake-processes in order to get maximum performance.
    • at most of these clients, people work from 9 to 5. And if somebody checked after hours from at home...
    • well, eventually one client complained and the management found out...
    • no, nobody got fired. Good system admins are a valuable resource!
    • One of these clients actually later asked us if we could make a Quake map of their office building :-)

    :-)

    Hehe. I had assumed that the admins actually re-booted into Windows and played from there. I learned about the Linux Quake variants until 2000.

    Funny how Quake seeped into most IT areas, as well as Doom. :)

  • Bill (unregistered)

    re: 45. Rule 45 is a lie.

    That gave me a headache!

  • Ie (unregistered)

    So, did they purchase a license for it or just brought in their disc from home for lovely piracy?

  • BobB (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    Yes! I think that was an excellent example of sarcasm too!

    Bob, I am BobB. Wanna be arch-nemeses?

  • lolwtf (cs) in reply to The real wtf fool
    The real wtf fool:
    That story was so exciting.

    Reminds me of the time I installed some software on a computer once, and then I had to reboot it. That was a fun one.

    Oh yeah and you think that was good here's another great one: I was posting a comment on a web forum once, and they had a captcha box, and I had to type in the captcha text from an image next to the box. Sheesh I really need to go and get a cool drink now after all that fun.

    Well don't leave us hanging! What did you have to type!?

  • the real wtf fool (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
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  • Nitehawk (cs) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    The real wtf fool:
    Max:
    This story was no worse then your attempt to make a point using sarcasm.

    Stop being a dick.

    [image]

    Well, at least I'm on the upward side of the curve.

    I seem to have a fairly bleak future ahead of me, though, don't I? I was rather hoping for asymptotic...

    How does that make sense? At some point you are infinitely eloquent, then you must quit the site altogether?

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