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  • MaxArt (unregistered)

    Well I know people from Milan 2.

    Yes, it actually exists. Although it's more like a urban area near Milan.

  • Haggishunter (unregistered) in reply to MaxArt

    I wouldn't know, I'm too sexy for it.

  • Cyborger1 (google)

    Obviously the last picture comes from a website created in the Half-Life universe.

    "I met my wife in City 17" - City 17 resident

  • Aquaflesh (unregistered)

    City 2 also exists. It's a shopping center outside Copenhagen.

  • ItsAMeMario (unregistered)

    IdeaDPAD, the most advanced video game controller yet. You thought 8 or 16 direction control was enough? We now have a full 104 direction pad, with built in screen and touchpad.

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    There's just a missing apostrophe. It's a tablet that no longer has ideas: "Idea ' d pad"

    also I hate JIRA

  • A Guest Robot (unregistered)

    Maybe it's just the romantic in me, but I remember the exact latitude and longitude where me and my spouse first met.

  • Llarry (unregistered) in reply to A Guest Robot

    Did you meet at the Equator on the Greenwich Meridian?

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)
    1. I read it as "I dead pad" (which might accurately describe its battery?)

    2. What's "Skd Chg"? I only know "Sked Chg Tcc"!

    3. So, "can include" means "must include"? Anyway, you could've met in Centennial, CO which is rather ironic, as it contains the English number "ten", but is actually named for the Latin number "centum" (100).

    PS: reCAPTCHA is getting really good at filtering out non-robots! Soon we'll have only spam left here.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    Bug report re this comment system:

    It's nice to auto-format my list, not so nice to renumber the items (I wrote 1., 5. and 6., referring to the items in the article).

  • Steve (unregistered) in reply to A Guest Robot

    No, it's not the romantic in you.

  • Oliver Jones (google)

    The real WTF? Those stupid 1-10 "would you recommend us to a friend" surveys. MBAs call them NPS (net promoter score) surveys. When you see one, it's a sign that they hired a fresh-out-of-school MBA and gave him too much leeway.

    I recently an NPS survey from Comcast. They have a MONOPOLY.

    I got one at a restaurant.

    NPD got started with Enterprise Rent a Car 'round about 2007 when they were trying to get a foothold. Now in 2017, NPS surveys are nothing but WTF.

    I'd much rather have a survey saying "Are you happy with us?" with answers "Yes," "False," and "File Not Found."

  • Benjamin (unregistered) in reply to Oliver Jones

    This is true and correct. I got one of those email surveys after going to the Verizon store.
    Were you happy with the service: 10 Did you get everything you needed: 10 Would you recommend Verizon to a friend: 0

    5 minutes after submitting, they called me on the phone(!) to ask why.

    My reply: You guys spend billions of dollars a year on advertising, everyone knows about your company, why would I talk to my friends about Verizon?

    Clearly they were looking at NPS only, assuming it's all encompassing. Instead it's just vague and could be affected by many, many factors depending on how you think about the question. Not to mention, telling your friends about your trip to the Verizon store would be the lamest conversation ever. Anyone who answers 10 obviously has no real friends. But I'm sure Mr. Whiskers wants to hear about how you saved $5/mo on your data plan.

  • Simple Simian (unregistered) in reply to Oliver Jones

    McAfee sent me a "how are we doing" survey recently, and I was honest. I figured their averages would go down and that would be the end of it.

    Surprisingly, I got a follow-up email. Although it was clearly a form letter, I thought it odd that the only call-out they had was: In your response to our recent online survey, you gave us a score of ‘ 0 ’ to the question “How likely you would recommend McAfee products to other?”

    Well, I guess I now know another way to get a company's attention...

  • WonkoTheSane (unregistered)

    I hate security questions like that, there were so many sites that I had problems with I ended up making up answers and using those instead.

    Its probably more secure that way anyway because there's no way you can research my past and find out what my imaginary first pets name was... and your very unlikely to work out what my favourite colour is (Partially because I'm an adult and don't have one) but also because the answer I give is not a colour :)

    The only time that I have had an issue is when I've had to phone the phone company and they asked my mothers maiden name "Mellow Yellow" there was a pause where I think they couldn't work out if I had misheard them, they had misheard me or something odd was happening. *

    • I no longer use that as a security answer as the company "upgraded" and now only accepts alpha-numeric with no spaces... :(
  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to WonkoTheSane

    Security questions are easily the #1 wtf in most companies' account security platforms, particularly however they restrict the character set and length. They should be considered harmful, and treated only as a second password (stored in a secure area).

    Most of my security question answers have become CorrectHorseStapleBattery-type answers, because they seem to flag you if you just fill in a truly random answer. At least if I can type a freeform question, the question will be something extremely generic, which reminds me of a specific reference I associate it with, compared to something stupid like a first car or first concert, let alone mother's maiden name.

  • John Adriaan (unregistered) in reply to ItsAMeMario

    I Googled "ideadpad", quotes and all to force the typo. "About 202,000 results" - which goes to show that fingers are more used to typing "dead" than "idea". Sign of the times?

  • (nodebb)

    That floppy compression is of course an estimate - if you store the right sort of files you might still end up with more compressed space.

    But if you thought that was fun, try making a compressed boot floppy.

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