• SG (unregistered)

    Oh, I like the February 29th being the 366th day of the year. You can just imagine the kind of horrible code that could produce such a result, something like an array index, where the leap day has been retroactively added on the end to fix a bug, because they can't put it in the right place without breaking everything else...

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    I believe Quantum Aluminum was also invented by Scotty.

  • (nodebb)

    The quantum aluminium thing looks a lot like those thermometers I can buy for two euros in any ordinary pharmacie round here. You know, the ones that have a battery that costs four euros to buy at retail and can only be bought in specialist battery shops (LR43 or some such nonsense).

    That makes those claims seem somewhat ... extravagant.

    (Perhaps TRTRWTF is that they provided seven photos of it, all the same.)

  • (nodebb) in reply to SG

    They had functions like convertYYYYslashMMtoYYYYslashMMslashDD.

  • (nodebb)

    That is why you should always write your own date handling code, so your customers will not be bothered by such trivial errors from library code. Or was it the other way round? I always get my dates wrong.

  • S's cat (unregistered)

    It makes since that they don't know when or if they will have the quantum device. And during shipping they can't tell you what state it is in.

  • Brian (unregistered)

    "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

    It both is and isn't in stock, you have to open the box to find out.

  • erk (unregistered)

    Perhaps the puppy went cat-shaped when it was reduced in February 2020.

  • Kleyguerth (github)

    I checked out the cat link (I know portuguese). I understand why google translate went with "puppy". The portuguese word is "filhote", which is the same word for both baby cats and baby dogs (any animal baby in fact). I don't think google translate takes into account the whole page context to decide the correct translation.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)
    1. GT needs to analyze the picture to translate correctly. So if we're starting to get cat and dog pictures in reCAPTCHA now, we know why. Actually, this would be very nice! Keep Google-translating such pages! (Not yet ... just busses this time ...)


    3. $9.49 for Purex 2ply?! I think we have one of those toilet paper hoarders here! (Or is this the price for one roll now?)

    4. Our whole world works quantum-physically, so technically speaking (https://xkcd.com/1475/) it's correct, just like I'm sitting on a quantum chair, drinking quantum water and typing on a quantum keyboard right now.

    5. In German, "00" (pronounced "null null") means a (public) toilet. You're a valued customer!

    6. I believe that's correct.

  • ph (unregistered) in reply to SG

    March 1 was the start of the new year for a very long time. And yes, Feb 29 was the last day of the year at the time when leap years were invented, where else would you put an extra day?

  • Adrian (unregistered)

    OK, so maybe the cat misspelled "kitten." On the whole, though, he types a LOT better than my cats do.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Kleyguerth

    I don't speak a word of Portuguese but that was my first guess anyway. When the translator messes up that badly one should immediately suspect that it's a case of one word in the source language translating to different words in the target language.

  • sizer99 (google)

    If you really want to be willfully pedantic, pretty much any product can be described as 'quantum'.

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

    You can get crack at your grocery store?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    For $9.49 I expect it would be a pack of 24.

  • Neveranull (unregistered)

    Because of the quantum aluminum , the Portuguese cat, like Schrodinger's Cat, is in a quantum state of being both alive and dead simultaneously, and therefore is either in stock or out of stock as far as being adoptable at this time.

  • P. Wolff (unregistered)

    The best thing about the thermometer is that it isn't good for diagnosis only, but for healing too.

    (Or can it regulate only downwards?)

  • Jylppy (unregistered)

    At least in Finnish the words kitten and puppy (as well as many other animals' children) are translated using the same word. It's probably the same case in Portuguese so translating from that language isn't so straight forward when concerning young animals.

  • Drak (unregistered)

    What strikes me most is that the cat was Reduced in February 2020.. Did it get smaller by itself, or was some sort of quantum gadget involved?

  • Fizzlecist (unregistered) in reply to Watson

    It's a 24 pack of toilet paper. It's also in NZD if that helps

  • Raj (unregistered) in reply to Fizzlecist

    When you have to buy 24-packs of toilet paper, it's probably time to rethink your diet.

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