• facetious (unregistered)

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

  • G-Unit (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    I think it was a joke....

  • Nick (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    *laughs*

     

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

     

    I was trying to find out if that was a joke against the Canadian dollar.
  • My name (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    Anonymous:
    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

     

    It's a joke...

     

    I like the part about buying it for one cent :) 

  • kipthegreat (cs) in reply to Nick
    Anonymous:

    *laughs*

     

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

     

    I was trying to find out if that was a joke against the Canadian dollar.

    No, that is the actual exchange rate.  And I am being completely serious.  Seriously.  I know a guy in Canada, and he confirmed it.  That makes it fact, not speculation.

  • malfist (unregistered) in reply to My name

    If $10M CAD = $138.22 USD

    Then they paid less than a penny to buy the product.

  • Bibbo (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    Seriously? Why can't people recognize sarcasm these days? 

  • Chalain (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

     

    I concur. I believe it is traditional to maintain the same number of digits of precision. This should be $138 USD.
     

  • facetious (unregistered) in reply to My name
    Anonymous:

     

    It's a joke...

     

    I like the part about buying it for one cent :) 

    I dunno.. For a product that lost so much money and had nearly unrecoverable source, I wouldn't pay more than $1 for it. :)

  • malfist (unregistered) in reply to Chalain

    Google gave me this:

    <font size="4">10<font size="-2"> </font>000<font size="-2"> </font>000 Canadian dollars = 8.74125874 million U.S. dollars</font>

  • dustin (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that the company paid one Canadian dollar for the junked up software. They should of demanded that they made it open source so they could of gotten a copy of it for free.

    Captcha: creative

     

  • tster (unregistered) in reply to Chalain

    canadian dollars are so worthless they don't trade anything less than the $1,000 CAD amount therefore that are 5 significant digits, the same as the $US amount. ;)

  • 1337 (unregistered) in reply to kipthegreat
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  • Sweet Rasberry Danish (unregistered) in reply to Bibbo

    Anonymous:
    Seriously? Why can't people recognize sarcasm these days? 

    Say way people can't recognize trolls trying to get people to bite the whole "It's sarcasm!?!?!" thing.

  • guy (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    Anonymous:
    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

     

    The joke is dated, the Canadian dollar is almost at 90 cents US ( 0.87 +/- ).  I guess it was funnier when the US economy was doing better...

  • VGR (cs)

    Peter Devil was clearly in need of this.

  • doc0tis (unregistered) in reply to kipthegreat

    Agreed. Whatever we (Canadians) say is in actuality FACT!

     

    --doc0tis

     

  • JamesKilton (cs) in reply to Sweet Rasberry Danish
    Anonymous:

    Anonymous:
    Seriously? Why can't people recognize sarcasm these days? 

    Say way people can't recognize trolls trying to get people to bite the whole "It's sarcasm!?!?!" thing.

    So using your logic, nothing on the internet should ever be taken seriously...

    No, I think you give some people too much benefit of the doubt. Even if this person was trying to make himself look funny in leiu of a previous joke (very lame and hint of a quite unfunny person), it still makes you laugh AT the person, not WITH.

     

  • KattMan (cs) in reply to dustin
    Anonymous:

    The real WTF is that the company paid one Canadian dollar for the junked up software. They should of demanded that they made it open source so they could of gotten a copy of it for free.

    Captcha: creative

     

    <grammernazialert> 

    It does annoy me how educated people here can't get the basics of language down, and yes it is only English speakers that butcher English in this fashion.

    They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could have gotten a copy of it for free.

    </grammernazialert> 

  • Yuriy (unregistered) in reply to JamesKilton
    JamesKilton:
    Anonymous:

    Anonymous:
    Seriously? Why can't people recognize sarcasm these days? 

    Say way people can't recognize trolls trying to get people to bite the whole "It's sarcasm!?!?!" thing.

    So using your logic, nothing on the internet should ever be taken seriously...

     

    By George, I think she's got it!

    [ captcha: giggity]
     

  • dustin (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    Whoever said I was educated. Me not think and talk good

    Captcha: captcha? WTF

    Why is captcha the captcha text?

  • Give it up... (unregistered) in reply to dustin
    Anonymous:

    The real WTF is that the company paid one Canadian dollar for the junked up software. They should of demanded that they made it open source so they could of gotten a copy of it for free.

    The real WTF is that so many people here spew this stupid "the real WTF" crap every time anything is posted. 

  • Claude Houle (unregistered)
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  • osp70 (cs) in reply to tster

    Anonymous:
    canadian dollars are so worthless they don't trade anything less than the $1,000 CAD amount therefore that are 5 significant digits, the same as the $US amount. ;)

     

    noting that the cdn dollar is close to 0.90 of the US dollar that makes your us dollar only 10% useful.

    Add to that the Euro is selling for more than the us dollar, makes the europeans that much better.

  • wk633 (cs)

    The competitor obliged and, in a symbolic gesture, bought the software, it's source code, for a single Canadian dollar.

     

    O.K. I know I'm a worthless grammar Nazi, but it's its, not it's!

  • Zorro (unregistered)

    So this company didn't have any version control system or backups of any kind?  Sounds like a lot of WTFs have been glossed over here.

  • ERTW (unregistered) in reply to KattMan
    KattMan:
    Anonymous:

    The real WTF is that the company paid one Canadian dollar for the junked up software. They should of demanded that they made it open source so they could of gotten a copy of it for free.

    Captcha: creative

     

    <grammernazialert> 

    It does annoy me how educated people here can't get the basics of language down, and yes it is only English speakers that butcher English in this fashion.

    They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could have gotten a copy of it for free.

    </grammernazialert> 

     

     

    <grammernazialert> 

    "gotten"  That's a big sad face. Use of that word makes me shudder.

     "They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could get a copy of it for free."

    </grammernazialert> 

     

    hehe. "craptastic" 

  • GoatCheez (cs)
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    The competitor obliged and, in a symbolic gesture, bought the software, it's source code, for a single Canadian dollar.

     The competitor STILL got ripped off!
     

  • themagni (cs) in reply to Zorro
    Anonymous:

    So this company didn't have any version control system or backups of any kind?  Sounds like a lot of WTFs have been glossed over here.

    That was my first thought - how can someone sabotage the code? It's all in the repository.

    If it's not in the repository, it's not source code. It's just a bunch of text.
     

  • ItsAllGeekToMe (cs) in reply to ERTW

    I'm pretty sure it should be:

    "They shouldave demanded that they made it open source so that they have get a copy of it for free."

     

  • JR (unregistered)

    The shenanigans guy is slow today.  He should have been spewing his nonsense 5 minutes ago.

  • cconroy (cs)

    I'm wondering about "Peter Devil"... was his real name Paul Satan or something?
     

  • anony-mouse (unregistered)

    The Symantec ad is part of the WTF right?

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to facetious

    <font size="xx-large">

    facetious :
    </font>$10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD) Learn2math. kthx
    I guess people don't check the names any more, huh?

     Oh, and thanks to the grammar nazi on the "could of" thing.

  • Scientific Genius (unregistered) in reply to Chalain

    Actually, the number $10M has only one significant digit.  Therefore it should be $100USD.



    If you're going to bring the pedantry, it better be brought-en. 

  • rmg66 (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    It does annoy me how educated people here can't get the basics of language down, and yes it is only English speakers that butcher English in this fashion.

    *****************************************************

    Code Monkey wake up, go work, bang keyboard.

    Code Monkey not write tech doc.

    Code Monkey very simple man.

    Code Monkey see captcha: Zork

  • SM (unregistered) in reply to malfist
    Anonymous:

    Google gave me this:

    <font size="4">10<font size="-2"> </font>000<font size="-2"> </font>000 Canadian dollars = 8.74125874 million U.S. dollars</font>

    No, no... I've seen Canadian money -- completely worthless.  Real Canadians use cases of Labatt's as the official currency.

  • notromda (cs) in reply to Chalain
    Anonymous:

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

     

    I concur. I believe it is traditional to maintain the same number of digits of precision. This should be $138 USD.
     

     

    If you are going to keep the same number of precision, then it would be just $100 USD.  There is only one digit of precision in the CAD figure. 

    Since the actual exchange rate is near 87%, rounding to the nearest significant precision would actually yield $10M CAD = $9M USD. 

     

  • Shadowman (unregistered) in reply to KattMan
    KattMan:

    <grammernazialert> 

    It does annoy me how educated people here can't get the basics of language down, and yes it is only English speakers that butcher English in this fashion.

    They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could have gotten a copy of it for free.

    </grammernazialert> 

    shoulda, coulda, woulda.  Personally I prefer  should've

     

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Chalain
    Anonymous:

    $10M CAD (or, $138.22 USD)

    Learn2math. kthx

     

    I concur. I believe it is traditional to maintain the same number of digits of precision. This should be $138 USD.
     

    <pedantic> 

    Umm... $10M CAD would be 1 sig. fig therefore if we were gonna maintain sig figs, it would be only $100 USD

    </pedantic>

  • Jon (unregistered) in reply to ERTW
    Anonymous:
    "gotten"  That's a big sad face. Use of that word makes me shudder.
    It's been an accepted part of English for a few hundred years. Next thou'lt be complaining about singular 'you'.
  • el jaybird (unregistered) in reply to SM
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  • Zygo (unregistered) in reply to Zorro
    Anonymous:

    So this company didn't have any version control system or backups of any kind?  Sounds like a lot of WTFs have been glossed over here.



    I suspect that the version control system was removed so that sufficient space to install Diablo II could be freed.

     As for the backups...during "routine" off-line testing they probably all tested as "bad" and got thrown out or recycled.  Or maybe they did a full backup cycle (including one full GFS tape rotation) right after Diablo II was installed (you know, it's pretty hard to install Diablo II, you wouldn't want to go through it more than once when you could just restore from backup in the event of a hard crash ;-). 

      If I were in that situation I'm not sure I'd be professional enough to not do the same...
     

  • Zygo (unregistered) in reply to GoatCheez
    GoatCheez:
    Alex Papadimoulis:

    The competitor obliged and, in a symbolic gesture, bought the software, it's source code, for a single Canadian dollar.

     The competitor STILL got ripped off!
     

    If I were the competitor, I'd require the salesdroids to take me out to a restaurant where the menu starts at $50 a plate--charged as a business entertainment expense to the selling company.  Good food for $0.87, and I all I have to do is bring home a CD with some data on it.

  • Gedoon (cs)

    If it doesn't work, just throw money at it and hope for the best.

  • Scott B. (unregistered) in reply to el jaybird

    Yeah, but they don't take Canadian Tire Dollars down at the Dominion.

  • blaaaaaaaaaaaaa (unregistered) in reply to Claude Houle
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  • Dirk (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous

    All saying that $10M has 1 sigfig are tragically wrong. 0 is just as significant as non-zero, and given the M acts as the exponent, this is equivalent to 1010**6. Which is two significant figures, or else it'd be 110**7. However if we're told specifically that it was exactly 10M, down to the fractions of cents, and the exchange rate was known exactly at the exact same time, then we don't care anyway. No really.

  • Foggen (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous

    Umm... $10M CAD would be 1 sig. fig therefore if we were gonna maintain sig figs, it would be only $100 USD

     I'd argue that $10M can be seen as 2 sig. figs.  1 sig. fig would be written as $1*10^7.

     So properly, $140.
     

     captcha: captcha

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Over. (cs) in reply to ERTW
    Anonymous:
    KattMan:
    <grammernazialert> 

    It does annoy me how educated people here can't get the basics of language down, and yes it is only English speakers that butcher English in this fashion.

    They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could have gotten a copy of it for free.

    </grammernazialert> 

    <grammernazialert> 

    "gotten"  That's a big sad face. Use of that word makes me shudder.

     "They should have demanded that they made it open source so they could get a copy of it for free."

    </grammernazialert> 

    hehe. "craptastic" 

    If the the misspelling of "grammar" in both of these posts was intended as a joke:

    Ha, ha! That's damn funny!

    If not:

    WTF???!?

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