• (cs) in reply to Carnildo
    Carnildo:
    mrprogguy:
    John Bigboote:
    snoofle:

    kmerkle:
    ...No mouses moved...

    mouses ???



    Meeses.

    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    See, all that education in Latin wasn't wasted!

    (If, by "all that," I mean "none," of course.)

    You've got it all wrong. The plural of "mouse" is "moose". The plural of "moose" is "meese".

    Implying that the singular of "goose" is "gouse" ?

  • (cs) in reply to mrprogguy
    mrprogguy:
    John Bigboote:
    snoofle:

    kmerkle:
    ...No mouses moved...

    mouses ???



    Meeses.

    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    See, all that education in Latin wasn't wasted!

    (If, by "all that," I mean "none," of course.)


    If it were Latin, wouldn't the plural be "micii"?

    See, all that HBO wasn't wasted!
  • (cs) in reply to RyuO
    RyuO:

    If it were Latin, wouldn't the plural be "micii"?

    See, all that HBO wasn't wasted!


    I don't watch that goofy Roman show. On Deadwood, it would be "c*cks*cking mice."
  • Last Bubble (unregistered) in reply to GoatCheez

    I DONT USE A KEYBOARD. THE CHARMAP UTILITY AND A MOUSE IS ALL I NEED.

  • (cs) in reply to Last Bubble
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

    Let me get this straight. You saw a dialog box that told you to wait, so you got tired of waiting and threw out your computer, not once, not twice, but THREE times???

     

  • Last Bubble (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

    Let me get this straight. You saw a dialog box that told you to wait, so you got tired of waiting and threw out your computer, not once, not twice, but THREE times???

     

    I DIDNT THROW THEM OUT. I STACKED THEM ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

  • (cs) in reply to Last Bubble
    Anonymous:
    snoofle:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

    Let me get this straight. You saw a dialog box that told you to wait, so you got tired of waiting and threw out your computer, not once, not twice, but THREE times???

     

    I DIDNT THROW THEM OUT. I STACKED THEM ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

    Hopefully on a wooden table... can you please post a picture?

  • (cs) in reply to Carnildo

    mouse = 1 mouse
    mice = multiple mouse
    mices = multiple groups of mouse.

    just like

    person, people, peoples

  • moi (unregistered) in reply to GoatCheez

    Appearantly his apostrophe key is broken also.

  • (cs)

    Me as a programmer would think it is the warning at the beginning of the update process. The message seems to be modal, so the process would wait for me clicking, so I have to click it immediately. Then I would go for a coffee, cause I am not allowed to touch keyboard or the mouse for the next time until I get the next message which tells me that the process is finished and I can continue with work. Something after 2 hours I would call the techies, how long they estimate this process would run further.

  • Sarunas (unregistered)

    Don't you have some way to send admin messages to all the computers on the domain?

    Something like Dos command 'net send' or samba' smbclient -M?

  • (cs) in reply to John Bigboote

    John Bigboote (who dared move his mouse at 06-28-2006 8:06 PM):
    My favorites are the users who can't remember the error message because they didn't read it, or the users who fabricate error messages out of thin air.

    Or those who will tell you in a very firm voice, "I *NEVER* read those bloody message boxes.  I always click OK immediately."  (Well, this happened to my brother, not to myself, but I couldn't resist posting this anyway...)

  • (cs) in reply to Sarunas

    The plural has to be 'meeses' or else I would be unable to 'hate those meeses to pieces!'

  • G (unregistered) in reply to Shizzle

    These things always amuse me. The people who give them seem to think that by saying read everything before doing anything else the reader should when finished reading do the last thing they read (as opposed to the instruction that comes after the instruction to read everything).

    Read everything is similar to load it into memory... unless it's loaded into a stack executing the last one first (Click OK) is not correct!

    This would work if the first instruction said read everything and then perform the steps in the opposite order they appear.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to GoatCheez
    GoatCheez:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.



    Looks like you need to replace your keyboard as well. Seems like the either the Caps Lock or the Shift key are broken.

    It could only be the Caps Lock key...

    Captcha: batman

  • (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    GoatCheez:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.



    Looks like you need to replace your keyboard as well. Seems like the either the Caps Lock or the Shift key are broken.

    It could only be the Caps Lock key...

    Captcha: batman



    Ah yes, I didn't think to realize that if the shift key was broken where it was permanently depressed, the message would >'s instead of .'s.
  • retman (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous

    The UK driving theory test has a "do not touch the keyboard or mouse" dialog in it. I have no idea what it is doing or who on earth programmed it.

  • G (unregistered) in reply to G
    Anonymous:
    These things always amuse me. The people who give them seem to think that by saying read everything before doing anything else the reader should when finished reading do the last thing they read (as opposed to the instruction that comes after the instruction to read everything).

    Read everything is similar to load it into memory... unless it's loaded into a stack executing the last one first (Click OK) is not correct!

    This would work if the first instruction said read everything and then perform the steps in the opposite order they appear.


    Crud meant to quote the fake dialogue from above....
  • (cs) in reply to snoofle
    snoofle:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

    Let me get this straight. You saw a dialog box that told you to wait, so you got tired of waiting and threw out your computer, not once, not twice, but THREE times???

    'Fooled you once, shame on them.  Fooled you twice, shame on you.  Fooled you three times, YOU ARE JUST AN IDIOT THAT CAN'T FIND THE CAP LOCKS'

  • (cs) in reply to lemon

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    Oh, and of course the meta-plural would refer to several herds of meese, not just a single herd, right?  That's why it would be called meta-plural, not meta-singular?

  • (cs) in reply to Sarunas

    Anonymous:
    Don't you have some way to send admin messages to all the computers on the domain? Something like Dos command 'net send' or samba' smbclient -M?

    I posted a way earlier

    Bus Raker:
    Cmon!

    Fix the script.  With domain admin rights, enter:

    psshutdown -r @txtMyComputers

    Where @txtMyComputers is a text file of the affected systems.

     

    Now where's my $32K of the $64Ki just saved?

     

  • G (unregistered) in reply to Phil the ruler of heck
    Phil the ruler of heck:

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    Oh, and of course the meta-plural would refer to several herds of meese, not just a single herd, right?  That's why it would be called meta-plural, not meta-singular?



    Don't you all know that the proper term for a group of mice is a horde? Sheesh... :)
  • (cs) in reply to Phil the ruler of heck
    Phil the ruler of heck:

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    I think the fun just started.

    Actually it's Mices.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=mices

  • (cs) in reply to Bus Raker
    Bus Raker:
    Phil the ruler of heck:

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    I think the fun just started.

    Actually it's Mices.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=mices


    <FONT face=Tahoma>What is the plural of Mices? So it's back to meese then? :)



    </FONT>
  • (cs) in reply to G
    Anonymous:
    Phil the ruler of heck:

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    Oh, and of course the meta-plural would refer to several herds of meese, not just a single herd, right?  That's why it would be called meta-plural, not meta-singular?



    Don't you all know that the proper term for a group of mice is a horde? Sheesh... :)


    Any gamer knows that. Zug zug.

  • (cs)

    Oops...  Now I've done it and moved my mouse.  How could I?

    http://thedailywtf.com/forums/2/79538/ShowThread.aspx

    Server Error in '/' Application.

    Server Too Busy

    <FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif ">Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    <FONT face=Verdana>Stack Trace:</FONT>

    [HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]
       System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +146
    


    <FONT face=Verdana>Version Information:</FONT> Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300 </FONT><!-- [HttpException]: Server Too Busy at System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) --><!-- This error page might contain sensitive information because ASP.NET is configured to show verbose error messages using &lt;customErrors mode="Off"/&gt;. Consider using &lt;customErrors mode="On"/&gt; or &lt;customErrors mode="RemoteOnly"/&gt; in production environments.-->

  • Last Bubble (unregistered) in reply to Bus Raker
    Bus Raker:
    snoofle:
    Anonymous:

    I DONT THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY. I HAVE WENT THROUGH THREE(!) COMPUTERS ALREADY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

    Let me get this straight. You saw a dialog box that told you to wait, so you got tired of waiting and threw out your computer, not once, not twice, but THREE times???

    'Fooled you once, shame on them.  Fooled you twice, shame on you.  Fooled you three times, YOU ARE JUST AN IDIOT THAT CAN'T FIND THE CAP LOCKS'

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT AND AM PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIND CAP LOCKS: THEY KEEP MY HAT FROM BLOWING OFF MY HEAD.

    CAPTCHA: TRUTHINESS (INDEED)

  • (cs) in reply to G
    Anonymous:
    Phil the ruler of heck:

    lemon:
    mrprogguy:
    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    Actually it's Mice.

    You do realize that you just spoiled all the fun we were having, don't you?

    Oh, and of course the meta-plural would refer to several herds of meese, not just a single herd, right?  That's why it would be called meta-plural, not meta-singular?



    Don't you all know that the proper term for a group of mice is a horde? Sheesh... :)

    A group of mice should be referred to as a 'plague' ... as in

    'I was riding the New York Subway and a saw a plague of mice by the third rail.'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague

  • (cs) in reply to Last Bubble

    Has anyone stopped to question why the dialog asks you not to move the mouse or use the keyboard?

    Seems pretty clear that this application is some hideous macro that sends mouse and keyboard events, which is of course a WTF itself.

  • (cs) in reply to merreborn
    merreborn:
    Has anyone stopped to question why the dialog asks you not to move the mouse or use the keyboard?

    Seems pretty clear that this application is some hideous macro that sends mouse and keyboard events, which is of course a WTF itself.


    Actually, it instructs the user to do one of two things.

    1. Don't press any key on your keyboard.
    2. Move your mouse until the program has finished.

    ;-P
  • bill (unregistered)

    The costs of software interacting with people is truly staggering.  If it was ever truly calculated programmers would have to have doctoral degrees just to get in the door.  Think how much code it took to display that message just one line, and how little the person thought about it when it was written.
    then think about the user interaction.  Unbelievable!


  • Cooney (unregistered) in reply to Last Bubble
    Anonymous:

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT AND AM PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIND CAP LOCKS: THEY KEEP MY HAT FROM BLOWING OFF MY HEAD.

    CAPTCHA: TRUTHINESS (INDEED)



    someone send Steve here a new keyboard, preferrably one with the caps lock key chiseled off.
  • gg (unregistered) in reply to GoatCheez

    GoatCheez:


    Actually, it instructs the user to do one of two things.

    1. Don't press any key on your keyboard.
    2. Move your mouse until the program has finished.

    ;-P

     

    therefore you may press as many key board keys as you please - as long as you are moving your mouse simultaneously until the program is finished.

  • (cs) in reply to Cooney
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT AND AM PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIND CAP LOCKS: THEY KEEP MY HAT FROM BLOWING OFF MY HEAD.

    CAPTCHA: TRUTHINESS (INDEED)



    someone send Steve here a new keyboard, preferrably one with the caps lock key chiseled off.


    Give him a break, he's probably an old-timer trying to relive the good old days of dumb terminals where EVERYTHING was in caps. 
  • (cs) in reply to gg
    Anonymous:

    GoatCheez:


    Actually, it instructs the user to do one of two things.

    1. Don't press any key on your keyboard.
    2. Move your mouse until the program has finished.

    ;-P
    therefore you may press as many key board keys as you please - as long as you are moving your mouse simultaneously until the program is finished.

    Wouldn't the psuedo code look like:

    Do Until Program = Finished
     If (AnyKey.Pressed = False) or (Mouse.IsMoved = False) then RaiseError
    Loop

    Do until ok.clicked = True
     Hang out
    Loop

    Homer Simpson:

    "Where's the Any key?"

  • (cs) in reply to lpope187

    Anonymous:
    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT

    Enough said

    'Me fail English? Unpossible!'

  • Last Bubble (unregistered) in reply to Bus Raker
    Bus Raker:

    Anonymous:
    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT

    Enough said

    'Me fail English? Unpossible!'

    Hulk (defiantly): HULK NOT KNOW VERBS.

    She-Hulk (quizzically): ... "KNOW" VERB

    Hulk: (pause... grimace) DAMN IT!

    (captcha==clueless, four for four!)

  • [email protected] (unregistered) in reply to Carnildo
    Carnildo:
    mrprogguy:
    John Bigboote:
    snoofle:

    kmerkle:
    ...No mouses moved...

    mouses ???



    Meeses.

    Well, actually, the plural of "mouse" is "meese" (or "meece," if you must).  The meta-plural of "meese" is "meeses," which is a herd of meese, I think.

    See, all that education in Latin wasn't wasted!

    (If, by "all that," I mean "none," of course.)

    You've got it all wrong. The plural of "mouse" is "moose". The plural of "moose" is "meese".

    A moose once bit my sister....

     

    captcha = WTF (wtf?)

  • Joshua (unregistered) in reply to [email protected]

    So, she was carving her initials on it, then?

  • (cs)
    Anonymous:
    Bus Raker:

    A group of mice should be referred to as a 'plague' ... as in

    'I was riding the New York Subway and a saw a plague of mice by the third rail.'

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague



    No, dude, you're thinking of rats.  A plague of rats.  The plural of which is, of course, rice.


    (Hmmm, captcha = null.  Shouldn't that be /dev/null?)

    <FONT face=Tahoma>Isn't rose's plural rice?



    </FONT>
  • John Hensley (unregistered)

    How do you keep a computer user in suspense?

  • codemoose (unregistered) in reply to John Hensley
    Anonymous:
    How do you keep a computer user in suspense?

    Install Windows?
  • (cs) in reply to xrT
    xrT:

    <font face="Tahoma">Isn't rose's plural rice?
    </font>


    No, that's $50.
  • John Hensley (unregistered) in reply to codemoose
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    How do you keep a computer user in suspense?

    Install Windows?

    Go back to /.
  • (cs) in reply to John Hensley
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    How do you keep a computer user in suspense?

    Install Windows?

    Go back to /.

    Can't.  They banned me for being too enterprise-y.
  • an accountant (unregistered) in reply to lpope187
    lpope187:
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT AND AM PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIND CAP LOCKS: THEY KEEP MY HAT FROM BLOWING OFF MY HEAD.

    CAPTCHA: TRUTHINESS (INDEED)



    someone send Steve here a new keyboard, preferrably one with the caps lock key chiseled off.


    Give him a break, he's probably an old-timer trying to relive the good old days of dumb terminals where EVERYTHING was in caps. 

    I'm an accountant, and while I know that leaving the caps lock on is equivalent to shouting, all of the accounting software that I use requires pretty much everything to be in caps for purposes of consistency. Unfortunately, I rarely remember to turn it off when doing IM, etc. After a while, you just get used to it (not excusing it - just saying that *sometimes* people do it because they get tired of fighting software that forces them to do it)

  • (cs) in reply to codemoose
    codemoose:
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:
    How do you keep a computer user in suspense?

    Install Windows?

    Go back to /.

    Can't.  They banned me for being too enterprise-y.


    I heard of many people going from C:\ to /, even some who have kept a foot in both, but I never heard of anyone going from / to C:\

    wtf?
  • RogerC (unregistered) in reply to Mike MacDonald

    What makes you Think it is random? It Seems to me to be Very well Thought Out and logical.

    As An aside, why Does the CAPTCHA (perfection, in This case) almost Always seem to be perfectly Suited to the Topic?


  • Jon (unregistered) in reply to RogerC
    Anonymous:
    As An aside, why Does the CAPTCHA (perfection, in This case) almost Always seem to be perfectly Suited to the Topic?
    Because Alex gave it a custom-made word list with lots of WTF-related words.
  • Cooney (unregistered) in reply to an accountant
    Anonymous:
    lpope187:
    Anonymous:
    Anonymous:

    I AM CERTAINLY NOT IDIOT AND AM PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIND CAP LOCKS: THEY KEEP MY HAT FROM BLOWING OFF MY HEAD.

    CAPTCHA: TRUTHINESS (INDEED)



    someone send Steve here a new keyboard, preferrably one with the caps lock key chiseled off.


    Give him a break, he's probably an old-timer trying to relive the good old days of dumb terminals where EVERYTHING was in caps. 

    I'm an accountant, and while I know that leaving the caps lock on is equivalent to shouting, all of the accounting software that I use requires pretty much everything to be in caps for purposes of consistency. Unfortunately, I rarely remember to turn it off when doing IM, etc. After a while, you just get used to it (not excusing it - just saying that *sometimes* people do it because they get tired of fighting software that forces them to do it)



    You'd think that software written by humans would just do that for you. Unfortunately, most software seems to be written by monkeys.

    captcha: initech
    How appropriate.

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