• Simon D (unregistered)

    This is the first comment

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  • Jan Hancic (unregistered)

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    Would you like some pie?

    Yes / No?

  • Jan Hancic (unregistered)

    and:

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  • Xanthus179 (cs)

    Empty comment

  • steenbergh (cs) in reply to Xanthus179

    @Xanthus179

    You mean meaningless comment?

  • SR (unregistered)

    Click here for witty and informative comment.

  • Dlareg (unregistered)

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  • mithanon (unregistered)

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  • Addison (unregistered) in reply to Dlareg
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

  • Bernie (unregistered)

    Will this comment will be more efficient if I partition it, putting swap on its own volume? And do the four whole fried chickens and the Coke each need a separate volume?

  • Anon (unregistered)

    Empty Case II was a huge disappointment. I think the producers were just trying to cash in on the success of the first Empty Case.

  • Drew (unregistered)

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  • KattMan (cs)

    ok so we have gone above and beyond trhe print it out and place it on a wooden table; now we print it out on a wooden table.

  • CaRL (unregistered)

    First, the volume will be erased.

    Then, it will NOT be erased a second time.

    So, for those of you who bought the FBI secret disk decoder ring, you can still read the data.

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  • Skot (unregistered)

    Nice that they're on a wooden table.

    But where do you get a printer that can print on wooden tiles?

  • rampion (unregistered)

    I'd argue that Empty Case was not a WTF, it's good planning. redbox requires cases for returning rented movies, and late movies have a substantial late fee. If you lost the original case (or your dog ate it, or your child somehow cut it ino small sqares using only safety scissors), without a method of getting a replacement case, you're SOL.

  • Andee (unregistered)

    You know, I saw Empty Case I and II. The sequel sucked, because they just reused all the same jokes from the first one.

  • Mmmm good (unregistered)

    Ahhh there is nothing quite like the delicious irony of the wooden link printed on the wood(en) chip photographed on the wooden table to start my day.

    Thanks!

  • NeoMojo (unregistered) in reply to Addison
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I clicked on it and wasn't disappointed.

  • Dave (unregistered)

    Empty Case isn't really a WTF. redbox will sell you an empty case if you broke / forgot / etc. yours since you can't return a DVD to the machine without one.....

  • mornak (cs) in reply to Dave

    I might develop a game called "Empty Case" just to sue them :)

  • Zapp Brannigan (unregistered) in reply to Addison
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I could have clicked on it, but I was unable.

  • tragomaskhalos (unregistered) in reply to rampion
    rampion:
    I'd argue that Empty Case was not a WTF, it's good planning. redbox requires cases for returning rented movies, and late movies have a substantial late fee. If you lost the original case (or your dog ate it, or your child somehow cut it ino small sqares using only safety scissors), without a method of getting a replacement case, you're SOL.
    I see. So you get "empty case", pop your orphaned DVD in it and return it. But a week later you want to avoid the hefty fine for not returning "empty case", which you no longer have. Ah-hah, there must be an "empty meta-case", which you get, put your (missing) "empty case" in, and return that. But then you need to return "empty meta-case", so you need "empty meta-meta-case" .......
  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to rampion
    rampion:
    I'd argue that Empty Case was not a WTF, it's good planning. redbox requires cases for returning rented movies, and late movies have a substantial late fee. If you lost the original case (or your dog ate it, or your child somehow cut it ino small sqares using only safety scissors), without a method of getting a replacement case, you're SOL.

    I thought the late fees were the same as the rental fee, i.e. $1 / night. Or maybe I'm thinking of a different kiosk-based DVD rental system. I remember seeing one in a Wal-Mart where it was $1 / day and if you didn't return it after a month you got to keep it. So, you can rent for $1 or buy it for $30, which is a bit of a WTF itself.

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  • lucasmpb (unregistered) in reply to mornak
    mornak:
    I might develop a game called "Empty Case" just to sue them :)

    I think they can sue you...

  • Anon (unregistered)

    More from Redbox's website:

    What if I lose the DVD case or DVD?

    You can purchase a new jewel case for just $1.00 right from any redbox kiosk. Look for "Empty Case" under 'E' when sorting DVDs alphabetically, or go to the last product when sorting by release date. Still need help? Please call redbox Customer Service at 1.866.733.2693, 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Central Time.

    For lost DVDs, your credit or debit card will automatically be charged $25.00 + tax after 25 days.

    So, not a WTF - just odd that "empty case" is listed within all the other movies rather than somewhere separate.

  • My Plan (unregistered)
    1. Buy a bunch of empty cases.
    2. Set up a sign beside machine: empty cases 90 cents.
    3. Wait...........
    4. Profit!
  • imu (unregistered)

    So "No Late Fees" becomes $25 + tax after 25 days?

    Reminds me of the cellular "Unlimited Data" plans that cap at 5 gig. Who needs more than 5 gig, right? Or 640k of memory?

  • Joshua Deltener (unregistered) in reply to rampion

    Saving space for it is fine, but displaying it for everyone to see AND making it available for rent is a WTF!

    I got all the way to the checkout screen.

  • SenTree (cs) in reply to Skot
    Skot:
    Nice that they're on a wooden table.

    But where do you get a printer that can print on wooden tiles?

    Here for one. You may even get to exercise some of my code (from a long time ago).

  • jordanwb (unregistered) in reply to Jan Hancic
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    Would you like some pie?

    Yes / No?

    Yes please, Banana cream if you have any.

    NeoMojo:
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I clicked on it and wasn't disappointed.

    I didn't click and wasn't disapointed.

  • vaucanson (unregistered)

    Most unfair of you. Surely the wooden links are the handling, not the business, end of cards for Babbage's Analytic Engine. Which, face it gang, had the first on-line store.

  • The Boss (unregistered) in reply to SenTree
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  • silent d (unregistered) in reply to tragomaskhalos

    Wouldn't the vending machine be the meta-case?

  • AlpineR (cs)

    I'm not startled by a WTF in computer code. Being so complex yet easy to change makes for a low barrier and high attempt frequency for that reaction. But how does "View Larger Sample" get printed on real objects from a successful manufacturer?

    My guess is that these wood samples stand in a display where only the top three inches of each panel are exposed. The note makes it clear that you can pull the sample out to see more of the surface and the hole is for gripping (rather than hanging).

  • Kasper (unregistered) in reply to jordanwb
    jordanwb:
    NeoMojo:
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I clicked on it and wasn't disappointed.

    I didn't click and wasn't disapointed.

    I didn't click and was disappointed. (And then I clicked to get a bit of relief from my disappointment).

  • None (unregistered) in reply to imu
    imu:
    So "No Late Fees" becomes $25 + tax after 25 days?

    Reminds me of the cellular "Unlimited Data" plans that cap at 5 gig. Who needs more than 5 gig, right? Or 640k of memory?

    No - they are doing you a favor. $1/day is $25 for 25 days. They are cutting your losses at that point by assuming you lost it instead of continuing to charge you $1/day in perpetiuty.

  • Kuli (unregistered) in reply to jordanwb
    jordanwb:
    NeoMojo:
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I clicked on it and wasn't disappointed.

    I didn't click and wasn't disapointed.

    Oh, I have to hurry, there's only one alternative left in our little two-bit game:

    [I]I didn't click and was disappointed![/B]

  • Kuli (unregistered) in reply to Kuli

    Sorry!

    I didn't click and was disappointed!

  • Kuli (unregistered) in reply to Kuli

    Oh, too late anyway. Now I'm disappointed! sniff

  • MyName (unregistered)

    Surprised nobody commented on the name of the DVD drive on the Mac screenshot. MATSHITA - DVD-R

    I would imagine Mat isn't feeling well right about now...

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to None
    None:
    imu:
    So "No Late Fees" becomes $25 + tax after 25 days?

    Reminds me of the cellular "Unlimited Data" plans that cap at 5 gig. Who needs more than 5 gig, right? Or 640k of memory?

    No - they are doing you a favor. $1/day is $25 for 25 days. They are cutting your losses at that point by assuming you lost it instead of continuing to charge you $1/day in perpetiuty.

    Exactly, it's a lousy way to buy DVDs, but it's actually quite reasonable if you lose a DVD. Try and see what Blockbuster will charge you if you lose one of their DVDs.

  • Robert S. Robbins (unregistered)

    Reminds me of that print catalog I receive with all the Add To Cart buttons printed underneath the products.

  • len(10)=12 (unregistered) in reply to Addison
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I did click on it... three times... oh dear...

  • Erwin Schrödinger (unregistered)

    Is the disk partitioned? Is the disk not partitioned?

    It is both, in quantum superposition, until you collapse the wave function by clicking "Remove".

    I am convinced those Apple guys are the masters of uncertainty. Oddly, my colleague Heisenberg is less sure.

  • AC (unregistered) in reply to Joshua Deltener
    Joshua Deltener:
    Saving space for it is fine, but displaying it for everyone to see AND making it available for rent is a WTF!

    I got all the way to the checkout screen.

    Of course you did. How else would someone be able to buy a replacement case?

  • SenTree (cs) in reply to The Boss
    The Boss:
    SenTree:
    Skot:
    where do you get a printer that can print on wooden tiles?
    Here for one. You may even get to exercise some of my code (from a long time ago).
    So can this printer print directly onto the wooden table? (Always looking to make our processes more efficient.)
    1. Skot's requirement was to print on the wooden tiles which most of these printers will do. The print heads are stationary, the product moves beneath the head on a conveyor belt or similar transport system, inks are available to suit many substrates. Obviously a close-grained wood would give better results than, say, balsa.
    1. Given a custom-designed transport system, a wooden table is not, in principle, impossible.
  • RayvenUK (unregistered) in reply to NeoMojo
    NeoMojo:
    Addison:
    Dlareg:
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    Winner!

    I actually went to click on it and was disappointed.

    I clicked on it and wasn't disappointed.
    I am disappointed now that I didn't click on it.

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