• Jens (unregistered)

    And still you have to enter the name in English.

  • long johnson (unregistered)

    it is teh friSt comment

  • Studley (unregistered)

    Wow, that's an even bigger Dairy Queen WTF than last week. At least last time there was a cake.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    The cake was a lie.

  • Merus (unregistered)

    I'm dating an older Spanish woman; they say those espanol-espanol romances never work out, but we'll see.

  • 404 (unregistered)
    Bas van der woude:
    You don't get to look this good for peanuts indeed!
    I looked, I looked more, I looked really really good, but it was still FILENOTFOUND.
  • That Guy (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond

    You, sir, win the Internets.

  • MIB (unregistered)

    So, Facebook scans through all the uploaded images, looking for unrecognized faces, and then asks random passersby to identify them for big brother.

    Devious.

    So they DID find a method for getting the non-voluntary participants in the Great Homeland Security Database after all.

  • Geoff (unregistered) in reply to Studley
    Studley:
    Wow, that's an even bigger Dairy Queen WTF than last week. At least last time there was a cake.

    I wonder if I should take a screen shot and submit it to the daily wtf. I am afraid though it might be infinitely recursive and cause the matrix to run out of memory though.

    **From Mark: THIS is why I shouldn't take allergy medicine and try to do an Error'd. Fixed.

  • Anon. (unregistered)

    I'm not sure it's a misnamed image or the wrong text?

  • secboffin (unregistered)

    I don't know who those faces are, but I do know this: whatever you do, don't blink.

  • MiffTheFox (cs)

    So it's only a matter of time before the Angels got on Facebook it seems.

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to Anon.
    Anon.:
    I'm not sure it's a misnamed image or the wrong text?

    Thanks for the clarification, we'd never have spotted that otherwise.

  • definitly not frist (unregistered) in reply to MiffTheFox
    MiffTheFox:
    So it's only a matter of time before the Angels got on Facebook it seems.
    Well, as long as someone is looking at them ...
  • notromda (cs)

    I love how some rows are months, some are espanol and some are español. Inconsistent FTW.

  • ! (unregistered)

    Apparently their son was a printer.

  • Bill (unregistered)
    Remember, if someone doesn't like a photo, they can untag themselves
    Without a farcebook account? How do I do that? And do you promise promise pinkie swear to delete it from all your backups too? And the advertisers and government agencies you already sold it to? Even though I never signed up so I never agreed to your terms of service?
    or ask you to take it down
    Hmmm. And how am I supposed to find out you "put me up" in the first place?

    I think it is reaching the point where I'm going to have to carry a long range paint gun to spray every camera within a block, and the eyes of everyone who sees me as well, just to be sure.

    Seriously, this is getting out of hand. No, it is way past that. Time to exit this planet and start over.

  • Rnd( (unregistered)

    So no savings of 129.599999999964?

  • Coyne (cs)

    Run, run! Someone fed the "style" gremlins after midnight!

  • JAPH (unregistered)

    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

  • eViLegion (cs)

    So TRWTF is making a mistake, noticing all the comments pointing out your mistake, correcting that mistake without acknowledging that mistake, then removing all the comments about it in order to cover the whole thing up?

    I getcha.

  • Tim (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    Remember, if someone doesn't like a photo, they can untag themselves
    Without a farcebook account? How do I do that? And do you promise promise pinkie swear to delete it from all your backups too? And the advertisers and government agencies you already sold it to? Even though I never signed up so I never agreed to your terms of service?
    AFAIK you can't tag a photo of someone unless that someone has a facebook account, so i think you're safe
  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    Remember, if someone doesn't like a photo, they can untag themselves
    Without a farcebook account? How do I do that? And do you promise promise pinkie swear to delete it from all your backups too? And the advertisers and government agencies you already sold it to? Even though I never signed up so I never agreed to your terms of service?
    or ask you to take it down
    Hmmm. And how am I supposed to find out you "put me up" in the first place?

    I think it is reaching the point where I'm going to have to carry a long range paint gun to spray every camera within a block, and the eyes of everyone who sees me as well, just to be sure.

    Seriously, this is getting out of hand. No, it is way past that. Time to exit this planet and start over.

    If someone creates an FB profile for you just to tag you in photos, you have much larger problems. Otherwise, anyone can put any name or nickname they want in a tag but it won't link to anything or be of any use to FB's massive marketing database.

  • Privacy (unregistered) in reply to Bill
    Bill:
    I think it is reaching the point where I'm going to have to carry a long range paint gun to spray every camera within a block, and the eyes of everyone who sees me as well, just to be sure.

    Wow. I thought I was the only one who feels that way. (With over 1B people on Facebook, and everyone looking at me funny when I say I don't have an account, it's easy to think you're all alone.)

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    -9910% off?

    Wow, such amazing savings for looking so good!

  • xaade (cs) in reply to MIB
    MIB:
    So, Facebook scans through all the uploaded images, looking for unrecognized faces, and then asks random passersby to identify them for big brother.

    Devious.

    So they DID find a method for getting the non-voluntary participants in the Great Homeland Security Database after all.

    DHS is miserably retarded to begin with. The District Attourney is usually smart enough to use social media resources as evidence. DHS still bothers with fighting to get us to "register guns". We should know by now who has what gun (Facebook/Tweet "Lookee that 50 pt big old buck I shot with this ole .50cal snipper riffle").

  • xaade (cs) in reply to ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL
    ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL:
    -9910% off?

    Wow, such amazing savings for looking so good!

    Worst advertisement ever.

    "We know we have a really high price, but you don't deserve anything cheaper. To look this good, we have to punish you and your wallet. What, you thought you could look this good for cheap. Lazy cheap <bleep>."

  • xaade (cs) in reply to JAPH
    JAPH:
    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    ... Did you learn that from Oprah?

    The angels that cover their eyes are called Seraphim. They have six wings: two for face, two to fly, and two to cover feet. They cover their face because they are literally where God manifests himself in heaven. Their duty is to worship God. They cover their feet because they are in the most holy place in heaven.

    Cherubs have 4 wings that cover their front and back when at rest, and angle out perpendicularly and at 45 degrees from the line that runs shoulder to shoulder. They have four "faces". In my opinion, it is likely that they have one true face and the rest is just a visual side-effect of the shape of their head. Their forward facing face is able to change at will. They guard God's throne and don't face God but outward so they don't have to cover their face.

    The remaining known type of angel is the Arch-angel. The only describe of an Arch-angel is Michael. He is only ever described as having two wings.

    Remaining angels have appeared as men.

    Other creatures than angels exist in heaven, but the term angel merely means messenger from the original language. So an angel is any creature that God tasks to deliver a message to men.

    Cherub have four wings

  • jay (unregistered) in reply to JAPH
    JAPH:
    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    And if Jesus un-friends you on Facebook, it's time to get concerned.

  • jay (unregistered) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    JAPH:
    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    ... Did you learn that from Oprah?

    The angels that cover their eyes are called Seraphim. They have six wings: two for face, two to fly, and two to cover feet. They cover their face because they are literally where God manifests himself in heaven. Their duty is to worship God. They cover their feet because they are in the most holy place in heaven.

    Cherubs have 4 wings that cover their front and back when at rest, and angle out perpendicularly and at 45 degrees from the line that runs shoulder to shoulder. They have four "faces". In my opinion, it is likely that they have one true face and the rest is just a visual side-effect of the shape of their head. Their forward facing face is able to change at will. They guard God's throne and don't face God but outward so they don't have to cover their face.

    The remaining known type of angel is the Arch-angel. The only describe of an Arch-angel is Michael. He is only ever described as having two wings.

    Remaining angels have appeared as men.

    Other creatures than angels exist in heaven, but the term angel merely means messenger from the original language. So an angel is any creature that God tasks to deliver a message to men.

    Cherub have four wings

    The Bible never mentions Michael as having wings at all. There is no physical description of him. Perhaps you have some other source.

  • vericrude (unregistered) in reply to xaade

    And how many can dance on the head of a pin?

    Most of the angels you are describing only occur Christian literature. And are you aware that angels also appear in Islamic religious literature? Please complete your survey.

  • jay (unregistered)

    The ATM one doesn't seem that shocking to me. Maybe the ATM has a battery backup for when it loses power. That would seem like a good idea, in fact. You wouldn't want a temporary power glitch in the middle of a transaction to leave a customer wondering whether their account was debited even though they never got the money, etc, or worse, for such an incomplete transaction to actually happen. Besides, I presume the banks want to maintain a fairly high availability on these machines.

  • jay (unregistered)

    Maybe those of us who are creeped out by Facebook building a database of photos with names should start a campaign to mis-label photos. Find pictures of your friends and label them "Zaphod Beeblebrox", "Attila the Hun", and so forth. Or maybe better yet, give them made-up names that are not obviously fake, just call them "Fred Miller" and "Sally Harper" and such, so it could be really tough for someone at Facebook or DHS to clean it up. Or find pictures of criminals and terrorists and put the name of the attorney general or the director of the FBI on them, so when these people are caught on the security cameras, the system automatically dispatches the police to the home of the attorney general. There are so many fun possibilities.

  • Andrew (unregistered) in reply to Privacy

    Not by far are you the only one too creeped out by FB to fork over your life's details.

  • cscastle (cs) in reply to xaade

    Enjoyed your exposition on angels. But in this case, JAPH's reference seems to be to the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. Likewise secboffin's "don't blink" comment.

  • ince (cs)

    The ATM thing reminds me of my vacations on Crete.

    Whenever you saw or heard of thunderstorms in the mountains, it was the perfect time to go to an ATM and pick up as much money as possible because chances were that a power outage was near, disabling communication between the ATM and the rest of the world, presenting you with free money. It worked three times.

  • Angelina (unregistered) in reply to xaade

    Dude, it's a Doctor Who reference - don't be so literal.

  • dn3s (unregistered) in reply to ince

    wouldn't the smart thing be for ATMs to locally cache transactions and send them later when the network's back up? or for that matter just not allow transactions to begin with, or place a cap on withdrawals. I guess the problem with caching is you have no idea if they are overdrawing. although I thought newer "chip" cards stored a copy of your balance on the card?

  • IN-HOUSE-CHAMP (unregistered) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    JAPH:
    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    ... Did you learn that from Oprah?

    The angels that cover their eyes are called Seraphim. They have six wings: two for face, two to fly, and two to cover feet. They cover their face because they are literally where God manifests himself in heaven. Their duty is to worship God. They cover their feet because they are in the most holy place in heaven.

    Cherubs have 4 wings that cover their front and back when at rest, and angle out perpendicularly and at 45 degrees from the line that runs shoulder to shoulder. They have four "faces". In my opinion, it is likely that they have one true face and the rest is just a visual side-effect of the shape of their head. Their forward facing face is able to change at will. They guard God's throne and don't face God but outward so they don't have to cover their face.

    The remaining known type of angel is the Arch-angel. The only describe of an Arch-angel is Michael. He is only ever described as having two wings.

    Remaining angels have appeared as men.

    Other creatures than angels exist in heaven, but the term angel merely means messenger from the original language. So an angel is any creature that God tasks to deliver a message to men.

    Cherub have four wings

    How come you don't make any mention of Gabriel, who's also an Archangel?

  • quack (unregistered)

    TRWTF is the utterly improbable, very tiny non-even-power-of-2 rounding error in the Quicken Loans image, which (according to a QL developer of my acquaintance -- and you can scarcely swing a cat in Detroit's IT scene without hitting one) is absolutely fake.

    Then, if I didn't care to be trolled after a rough week, perhaps Error'd was not the place to visit...

    wv: incassum, n. code intended to support a hypothetical future requirement, esp. where obscured and convoluted

  • chubertdev (cs)

    How many wings does Criss Angel have?

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to JAPH
    JAPH:
    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    Jesus? I thought that was Dan Fogelberg!

    (punchline of favorite George Miller story from the Letterman show)

  • foo (unregistered) in reply to Privacy
    Privacy:
    Wow. I thought I was the only one who feels that way. (With over 1B people on Facebook, and everyone looking at me funny when I say I don't have an account, it's easy to think you're all alone.)
    When they look at me funny, I start quoting from FB's terms and conditions (well, translated from lawyerspeak into real language). They'll still look funny, but not at me.
  • JAPH (unregistered) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    JAPH:
    I thought the angels generally covered their eyes so they wouldn't inadvertently be looking at another angel?

    BTW, the first statue seems to be a likeness of Jesus.

    ... Did you learn that from Oprah?

    The angels that cover their eyes are called Seraphim. They have six wings: two for face, two to fly, and two to cover feet. They cover their face because they are literally where God manifests himself in heaven. Their duty is to worship God. They cover their feet because they are in the most holy place in heaven.

    I think you missed the Dr. Who references in this thread.

    The Weeping Angels have appeared in multiple episodes. The Weeping Angels can only move when no one is looking at them. If they touch you, you turn to stone.

  • Friedrice the Great (unregistered) in reply to Tim
    Tim:
    Bill:
    Remember, if someone doesn't like a photo, they can untag themselves
    Without a farcebook account? How do I do that? And do you promise promise pinkie swear to delete it from all your backups too? And the advertisers and government agencies you already sold it to? Even though I never signed up so I never agreed to your terms of service?
    AFAIK you can't tag a photo of someone unless that someone has a facebook account, so i think you're safe
    But you can always say right beside it, "This is my buddy Joe Schmoe when we were getting plastered at a 'business' conference ... "

    FB is evil.

  • MindChild (unregistered) in reply to Norman Diamond
    Norman Diamond:
    The cake was a lie.

    You people keep saying this, but when I beat portal, I got a cake

  • np (unregistered) in reply to Friedrice the Great
    Friedrice the Great:
    Tim:
    Bill:
    Remember, if someone doesn't like a photo, they can untag themselves
    Without a farcebook account? How do I do that? And do you promise promise pinkie swear to delete it from all your backups too? And the advertisers and government agencies you already sold it to? Even though I never signed up so I never agreed to your terms of service?
    AFAIK you can't tag a photo of someone unless that someone has a facebook account, so i think you're safe
    But you can always say right beside it, "This is my buddy Joe Schmoe when we were getting plastered at a 'business' conference ... "

    FB is evil.

    This is why I just have no real friends. Now I'm no one's "buddy".

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    The battery one is absolutely normal - you'd be stupid to setup an ATM without a UPS. The UPS will have a USB or serial connector to the computer which lets the computer see the battery just like a laptop - on servers this allows the them to automatically begin a controlled shutdown if the battery level gets too low.

    The message displayed is most likely a combination of an old UPS and a power spike or dip - for a split second it switches over to battery, and because the battery hasn't been cycled in years (just these short spikes and brownouts) the reading is borked and comes out as low battery. Windows displays the dialog before power is restored and then it just sits there.

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to MindChild
    MindChild:
    Norman Diamond:
    The cake was a lie.

    You people keep saying this, but when I beat portal, I got a cake

    Was the icing even in Unicode?

  • chubertdev (cs) in reply to np
    np:
    This is why I just have no real friends. Now I'm no one's "buddy".

    I'm not your buddy, pal.

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