• a person (unregistered)

    How is KDE even running on 3 MHz?

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    The VMware one of course means estimated processing speed within the VM...

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    The VMware one of course means estimated processing speed within the VM...

  • Loonacy (unregistered)

    I've received that error in VMWare on my laptop. The problem was my CPUs were idle and so they had clocked themselves down. The fix was to either set the CPUs' clock speed manually or to run a CPU intensive program while starting VMWare.

  • Stefan (unregistered)

    So really, Walter F. is from Romania eh?

  • James Stanley (unregistered) in reply to a person
    a person:
    How is KDE even running on 3 MHz?
    That is the worse than failure. It isn't 3 MHz.
  • Erik (unregistered)

    The funny thing is, I've gotten that same exact message from ING several times.

  • Phill (cs) in reply to Loonacy
    Loonacy:
    I've received that error in VMWare on my laptop. The problem was my CPUs were idle and so they had clocked themselves down. The fix was to either set the CPUs' clock speed manually or to run a CPU intensive program while starting VMWare.

    Wow... what version of SpeedStep allows your processor to be slowed to a couple of MHz?

    AFAIK, slowing a 1.5GHz chip to 0.5GHz would be about the best you'd get.

  • jnareb (cs)

    About MKS Source Reporter

    It looks for me like Walter F. doesn't have any version of Access installed. Nevertheless installer should show an error instead of single "choice" of not installing MKS Source Reporter. I guess that this dialog is after a loong, loong configuring installation options?

  • GLaDoS (unregistered)

    This next button is impossible; make no attempt to understand it.

  • Random832 (cs) in reply to Phill
    Phill:
    Loonacy:
    I've received that error in VMWare on my laptop. The problem was my CPUs were idle and so they had clocked themselves down. The fix was to either set the CPUs' clock speed manually or to run a CPU intensive program while starting VMWare.

    Wow... what version of SpeedStep allows your processor to be slowed to a couple of MHz?

    AFAIK, slowing a 1.5GHz chip to 0.5GHz would be about the best you'd get.

    Right - VMware thinks you have a crappy (500MHz) processor, so it thinks your VMware performance will be about 3MHz.

  • RNH (unregistered)

    The REAL WTF is MKS!

  • Wickerman (unregistered) in reply to RNH
    RNH:
    The REAL WTF is MKS!

    You should've said it like: "TRWTF? MKS!" then it would've totally been in acronyms.

  • yaff (cs) in reply to Erik
    Erik:
    The funny thing is, I've gotten that same exact message from ING several times.

    It's also the corporate combination to ING-branded luggage.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Wickerman
    Wickerman:
    RNH:
    The REAL WTF is MKS!

    You should've said it like: "TRWTF? MKS!" then it would've totally been in acronyms.

    Being totally in acronyms wouldn't have been: TRWTFIMKS?

    captcha: transverbero... quite!

  • Zecc (cs) in reply to a person
    a person:
    How is KDE even running on 3 MHz?
    Slowly.
  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    First post!

    (Made using KDE on a 3MHz processor)

  • valerion (cs)

    It may only be 3Mhz but it's got 1000 cores.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to a person

    He said KDE, not Vista Aero.

  • Erik (unregistered) in reply to Wickerman
    Wickerman:
    RNH:
    The REAL WTF is MKS!

    You should've said it like: "TRWTF? MKS!" then it would've totally been in acronyms.

    LOL, ITA!

  • savar (cs) in reply to Loonacy
    Loonacy:
    I've received that error in VMWare on my laptop. The problem was my CPUs were idle and so they had clocked themselves down. The fix was to either set the CPUs' clock speed manually or to run a CPU intensive program while starting VMWare.

    The comcast installer used to do this too. I never install the CD junk they give you, but a friend of mine got service and he had to play a movie in the background before he could start the installer.

  • lolwtf (cs)

    Either that or his CPU speed is ~4,294,968,296hz, i.e. ~4.3ghz.

    The real WTF is voluntarily installing something from Macrovision.

  • fluffy (unregistered)

    The ING Direct thing isn't actually an error, if that was the customer's first transaction. Rather than doing a large randomly-generated (or, even worse, globally-incrementing) confirmation ID, ING just provides each customer with their own confirmation number pool. TRWTF(tm) is that everyone is so used to asininely large and immemorable confirmation numbers that to see something so simple looks like an error.

  • Padraic D. (unregistered)

    Ooooh, that means he can write terms of service like:

    "All ValuePoint customers receive free service for one year." Or fifty. Or, you know, whatever.

  • Brian White (unregistered) in reply to fluffy
    fluffy:
    The ING Direct thing isn't actually an error, if that was the customer's first transaction. Rather than doing a large randomly-generated (or, even worse, globally-incrementing) confirmation ID, ING just provides each customer with their own confirmation number pool. TRWTF(tm) is that everyone is so used to asininely large and immemorable confirmation numbers that to see something so simple looks like an error.

    Then the real WTF was using a zero-based index for a customer facing application.

  • brodie (cs) in reply to fluffy
    fluffy:
    The ING Direct thing isn't actually an error, if that was the customer's first transaction. Rather than doing a large randomly-generated (or, even worse, globally-incrementing) confirmation ID, ING just provides each customer with their own confirmation number pool. TRWTF(tm) is that everyone is so used to asininely large and immemorable confirmation numbers that to see something so simple looks like an error.
    Yeah, I was a little surprised when my last transfer had a confirmation number of "12," but I figured it was just user-specific, instead of global.
  • Otterdam (cs)

    The real WTF is nobody noticed Jake spelled Justyn's name wrong. Are the pedants still at work?

  • Tim Ward (unregistered)

    C'mon, MKS is full of much better error messages than that! My favourite was a message box simply containing the text "-1".

  • Arenzael (cs)

    WOW, ING is doing so well that they just rolled their odometer over!

  • AdT (unregistered) in reply to Random832
    Random832:
    Right - VMware thinks you have a crappy (500MHz) processor, so it thinks your VMware performance will be about 3MHz.

    Still makes no sense. The typical virtualized CPU performance on a late Pentium or Core, or earlier Athlon, is at least 30% of the non-virtualized performance.

    On a Core 2 with VT or an Athlon with AMD-V, it's close to 100%. Graphics performance still suffers quite a bit, though.

  • Nazca (cs) in reply to GLaDoS
    GLaDoS:
    This next button is impossible; make no attempt to understand it.

    Congratulations on succeeding in an atmosphere of extreme pessimism.

  • Eternal Density (cs) in reply to Nazca
    Nazca:
    GLaDoS:
    This next button is impossible; make no attempt to understand it.

    Congratulations on succeeding in an atmosphere of extreme pessimism.

    The comment is a lie.

  • Zemm (cs) in reply to Otterdam
    Otterdam:
    The real WTF is nobody noticed Jake spelled Justyn's name wrong. Are the pedants still at work?

    I just got to work and was about to point out Justin vs Justyn

  • IV (unregistered) in reply to Padraic D.
    Padraic D.:
    Ooooh, that means he can write terms of service like:

    "All ValuePoint customers receive free service for one year." Or fifty. Or, you know, whatever.

    All fifty ValuePoint customers receive free service for one year? Isn't that kind of dissing the product before you really try it?

    I would put something more fun there. Something completely out there for future people. Maybe all subsequent users give up their firstborn to Microsoft unless they have a special government exemption.

    And MKS is absolutely horrible, at least for large companies.

    Captcha: enim

  • daniel c w (cs)

    What's a good way to measure the CPU performance anyway?

  • You didn't ignore it did you? (unregistered)

    Ignore this comment

  • tin (cs)

    I wish my XT clone had a VGA adapter... But all I have is a lame CGA card. Though it does have a TV out connector :p

  • Spartan (cs)
    Walter F. writes "...makes me think of the communist era (I'm from Romania) when people had the freedom to vote for the only presidential candidate."

    Wow, you actually got to mark the ballot Walter F? You mean it wasn't already marked for you? [sarcasm]The Soviet Union must have been getting soft giving you so much more choice.[/sarcasm]

  • Boris Johnson (unregistered) in reply to valerion
    valerion:
    It may only be 3Mhz but it's got 1000 cores.

    That makes bugger-all difference to the speed, of course.

  • cklam (unregistered) in reply to Spartan
    Spartan:
    Walter F. writes "...makes me think of the communist era (I'm from Romania) when people had the freedom to vote for the only presidential candidate."

    Wow, you actually got to mark the ballot Walter F? You mean it wasn't already marked for you? [sarcasm]The Soviet Union must have been getting soft giving you so much more choice.[/sarcasm]

    Usually an unmarked paper ballot was considered a valid vote in communist elections. It was interpreted as a vote for the communist party/candidate/election ticket.

    In communist countries where there were not-really-alternatives (like the "block parties" in former Eastern Germany) the voter had mark the ballot only if he intended to vote for one of the "alternatives". As the voter had to mark the ballot in open view (no vating booths for you in Eastern German elections) anyone could observe him doing so. Anyone of course included primarily the Ministry for State Security .....

    CAPTCHA: tristique - how qppropriate

  • sysKin (unregistered)

    Actually, that 3 GHz might even be a real wtf-grade bug:

    int system_speed = GetClocksPerSecond();

    if (system_speed < 500000000) { // slower that 500 MHz, complain GUI_complain(system_speed); }

    ...where GUI_complain takes system_speed as an unsigned integer.

  • The Wizard (unregistered)

    Pay no attention to that button behind the curtain

  • d000hg (unregistered) in reply to Brian White
    Brian White:
    fluffy:
    The ING Direct thing isn't actually an error, if that was the customer's first transaction. Rather than doing a large randomly-generated (or, even worse, globally-incrementing) confirmation ID, ING just provides each customer with their own confirmation number pool. TRWTF(tm) is that everyone is so used to asininely large and immemorable confirmation numbers that to see something so simple looks like an error.

    Then the real WTF was using a zero-based index for a customer facing application.

    Why?

  • Voting Machine (unregistered) in reply to cklam
    cklam:
    Usually an unmarked paper ballot was considered a valid vote in communist elections. It was interpreted as a vote for the communist party/candidate/election ticket.

    In communist countries where there were not-really-alternatives (like the "block parties" in former Eastern Germany) the voter had mark the ballot only if he intended to vote for one of the "alternatives". As the voter had to mark the ballot in open view (no vating booths for you in Eastern German elections) anyone could observe him doing so. Anyone of course included primarily the Ministry for State Security .....

    Not quite true, technically.

    There was a voting booth in East German elections, but since you obviously didn't have to go to the voting booth in order to NOT mark the ballot, anyone could observe you going to the voting booth, and deduce that you were probably intending to (shock! horror!) actually mark the ballot.

  • Voting Machine (unregistered)

    For some reason, though, that MKS Integrity Client dialog box looks to me like a communist ballot on which the default choice would be to NOT vote for the only candidate. I highly doubt they would have done it that way in Romania.

    This ballot is impossible...

  • reefdog (unregistered) in reply to d000hg

    Because non-progammers don't understand 0 is a valid starting point, and since (as fluffy pointed out) their user-specific transaction IDs are a feature, it makes sense to go the whole nine yards with it.

  • ClaudeSuck.de (cs) in reply to cklam
    cklam:
    CAPTCHA: tristique - how qppropriate

    AZERTY keyboard?

  • Nazca (cs) in reply to Eternal Density
    Eternal Density:
    Nazca:
    GLaDoS:
    This next button is impossible; make no attempt to understand it.

    Congratulations on succeeding in an atmosphere of extreme pessimism.

    The comment is a lie.
    Well just keep on trying til you run out of cake.

  • spelling nazi (unregistered) in reply to Phill
    Phill:
    Wow... what version of SpeedStep allows your processor to be slowed to a couple of MHz?

    AFAIK, slowing a 1.5GHz chip to 0.5GHz would be about the best you'd get.

    The processor's starting speed was 1.003 GHz, clearly.

  • Raithlin (unregistered) in reply to Erik
    Erik:
    Wickerman:
    RNH:
    The REAL WTF is MKS!

    You should've said it like: "TRWTF? MKS!" then it would've totally been in acronyms.

    LOL, ITA!

    The scary thing is I am actually able to follow the conversation!!

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