• ray10k (unregistered)

    An Error'd on a Wednesday? Is the posting schedule using discotime now?

  • Ozzy (unregistered)

    Ah, that'll be a capital 7

  • (nodebb) in reply to Ozzy

    Dunno about that. On my keyboard, & is a lower-case 1.

  • Quite (unregistered)

    Now I'm really confused: normally I work from home Thursday and come back into the office Friday ready for the weekend.

    This week I have a day's leave on Thursday, and took Tuesday as WFH ('cause I can, don't judge, okay?) and my system sort of thinks it's Friday.

    Putting an Error's up on a Wednesday does not help my equanimity here, I'm going to continue to have my Friday head on all through the day today, which is a level of culture shock for which the world is not prepared.

  • Quite (unregistered) in reply to Ozzy

    Interestingly, there was a "capital 7" on a Not Always comment last night. Note to world: please stop being weird.

  • (nodebb)

    The airport one takes me back a bit, specifically just seeing the name of the airport at Syracuse, NY.

    Sherman! Set the Wayback machine for the summer of 1984...

    My family and I were travelling from near Binghamton, NY to Boston to see the INS at their offices. We went by road up to Syracuse and then flew from there to Boston. While waiting for the plane at Syracuse, we were treated to the site of four A-10s coming in to land...

    Addendum 2016-11-23 08:03: Bah. We were treated to the sight ...

  • Alex Pimpadumbass (unregistered)

    Errords are my favorite feature, I'm so glad we got one mid-week.

  • (nodebb) in reply to ray10k

    I assume it's because tomorrow is Thanksgiving but yeah I came here expecting a good article and instead find this crap which is my least favorite and the one that I always avoid

  • Guest (unregistered)

    That's how airlines handle passengers of size that need to reserve two adjacent seats, one in your name and one in your name as extra seat.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Guest

    "passengers of size"? So fatsos.

  • (nodebb) in reply to DocMonster

    Or perhaps "blobular passengers"...

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

    I would rather be in the top !%.

  • Bananafish (unregistered) in reply to Guest
    That's how airlines handle passengers of size that need to reserve two adjacent seats, one in your name and one in your name as extra seat.

    TRWTF is how people think this is the solution to the problem

  • Scott Christian Simmons (google)

    Houston? We have a problem ...

  • Lazerbaems (unregistered)

    A mobile phone developer with a $1 annual salary? They are clearly looking for the next Steve Jobs

  • Joseph Osako (google) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    TIL that passengers get stored in the binary files. Not the passenger data, the passengers themselves, apparently.

  • Joseph Osako (google) in reply to Lazerbaems

    At that pay rate, they should be happy if the get Steven Universe instead.

    (OK, so he's got super-powers, but would you hire a nine-year-old as a developer?

  • Ulysses (unregistered)


  • Covarr (unregistered)

    A computer is like a car. If you leave the keys, you're just asking for it to be stolen.

  • (nodebb)

    The ancient Romans liked to just number their sons (after the third one or so).

    Therefore I suppose that EXTRA SEAT is yet another synonym for ZEROTH.

    Why didn't anyone comment on the typo in Will K.'s contribution yet?

    Btw, removing all keys is a brillant way to what?

    Ask any astronomer. If Sirius is in our vicinity, anything less than 8 ly away is, too.

  • Yevhenii (unregistered)

    Why is N shaped like Shift? o_O

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    Dunno about that. On my keyboard, & is a lower-case 1.

    Yes, but you weren't the & who input the text for that page. The human who input that text accidentally held down a Shift key while inputting a numeric on a US keyboard. Maybe that human had too much experience on a French keyboard or IBM keypunch in a previous life.

    If typos qualify as Error'ds now, I expect to see Accalia on the front page.

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    "Remove all keys before shutting down? Then put them all back when you boot up? Truly unbeatable security!"

    One of my security practices in a previous life came rather close to that. When IBM 2741 terminals printed all input in ink on paper, I took the typeball off before inputting a password. The keys stayed on though.

  • löchlein deluxe (unregistered)

    Totally not surprised by Mr. Extraseat – the phone directory at $ORK used to have a Mrs "Schmidt on maternal leave", which is now immortalized in the "Garbage in garbage out" slide on how to do mass mailings with that database.

  • Epsilon (unregistered)

    Remove all keys? I'd give it a 99% chance of being a bait & switch. Technically I concede it is a WTF since the whole point is for people to think "WTF are they thinking about? I have to click and see..." And before you know it you have three kinds of malware on your system and where did I put my credit card because this pyramid scheme seems sooo cool...

    TRWTF is that Web site owners still allow this kind of sponsored Links.

  • Loren Pechtel (google)

    "Extra Seat" is standard airline nomenclature for booking a seat that won't have a person sitting in it. They don't pack a meal for it, there's no documentation check (assuming it's a flight that needs one), it doesn't use an oxygen mask (consider a plane that's configured 3-4-3 across. Passenger/Passenger/Passenger+baby/Passenger+baby is not allowed to fly. Passenger/Extra Seat/Passenger+baby/Passenger+baby is allowed to fly, though) and it's not occupied for purposes of a head count.

    It can be for passengers "of size", it can be for cargo too fragile for the hold and too big for a normal carry-on (many musical instruments fly this way--I've heard of cellos with elite status), it can be for someone who is injured (if your leg is in a cast you can't sit in a normal airline seat. On many flights buying a row of three is the only way you'll fly and even if you're on a plane with upgraded seats that would let you sit with leg cast a row of three might be cheaper. It can even be simply because you want the extra space.

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