• -.- (unregistered)

    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

  • Nimh (unregistered)
    Time Berners-Lee built the internet
    WTF you say?
  • Dirk (unregistered)

    You see, this is why TDD can't be trusted!

  • Peter (unregistered) in reply to -.-
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    Checked luggage?

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to -.-

    Maybe he hates plane tickets.

  • Ziplodocus (unregistered) in reply to -.-
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    Do they even let you an a plane in 'Murica without an assault weapon? Surely anyone without one is a foreigner, therefore a terrorist.

  • Raedwald (cs)
    Eventually, Time Berners-Lee built the internet on top of it all

    TRTDWTF is that an author on this site does not know the difference between an internet and the Internet and between the Internet and the World Wide Web.

  • RFox (unregistered)

    " Time Berners-Lee built the internet on top of it all, and it still worked remarkably well."

    You can't fool me. Al Gore invented the internet.

  • Confabulated (unregistered)
    Since TCP is higher level than UDP
    Huh? TCP and UDP are both at the transport layer?!

    Plus, Tim Berners-Lee came up with HTTP, not "the Internet" (everyone knows Al Gore invented the Internet, right?)

  • saluto (unregistered) in reply to Raedwald
    Raedwald:
    TRTDWTF is that an author on this site does not know the difference between an internet and the Internet and between the Internet and the World Wide Web.
    TRTDWTF is that a commenter on this site does not know the difference between a joke and a serious statement.
  • Ollie (unregistered)

    Time Berners-Lee built the internet on top of it.

    No, that was AOL Time-Warner ... oh, wait ... can't we just bring Jon Postel back from the grave, reconstitute the IANA, and get somebody who cares about names and numbers to straighten out all these blogs?

  • jkupski (cs)

    What I learned from this article is that UDP was invented to replace operators on the PSTN, and was eventually replaced by TCP, which was invented (six years before UDP) because UDP wasn't reliable despite its misleading name. Then, Time Berners-Lee used TCP to invent the internet, which had already existed for decades.

    All you need a reference to Al Gore, and you're golden.

    TRWTF is this Fing article.

  • Smug Unix User (unregistered)

    Never trust your users, consultants, or off-shores.

  • anonymous (unregistered)

    The TRWTF is a story that anonymized into a unbelievable level.

  • someguy (unregistered)

    Wow, such a long, rambling post for such a short WTF. Did Erik Gern log in on snoofle's account?

  • emaN Your (unregistered)

    Was the intro to this article supposed to be the WTF? I get jokes, but this was so mangled I could hardly read it. And really, an invention of the Internets requires an Al Gore reference. If you say Interwebs and want to reference Tim(e) Berners-Lee, then you get a pass and the joke still stands. But to go from operator assisted phone calls to UDP...?!

    There has GOT to be a better way to introduce TCP into a story. Especially one where the entire flipping WTF is in the title of the article. (I knew the punchline before I got to it, 13 paragraphs later.

  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to Raedwald
    Raedwald:
    Eventually, Time Berners-Lee built the internet on top of it all

    TRTDWTF is that an author on this site does not know the difference between an internet and the Internet and between the Internet and the World Wide Web.

    What is the difference between an internet and the Internet and between the Internet and the World Wide Web?

  • Dang (unregistered) in reply to Nimh
    Nimh:
    Time Berners-Lee built the internet
    WTF you say?

    Al Gore invented the Internet!

  • Ike (unregistered)

    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.

  • operagost (cs)

    You insert a PLUG into a JACK (a "hole").

    The TT connector used in (wo)manned switchboards is still in use in recording studios and sound reinforcement.

  • Helix (cs) in reply to operagost
    operagost:
    You insert a PLUG into a JACK (a "hole").

    The TT connector used in (wo)manned switchboards is still in use in recording studios and sound reinforcement.

    It is also termed an audio jack, phone jack, phone plug, and jack plug. Specific models are termed stereo plug, mini-stereo, mini jack, headphone jack, microphone jack, tiny telephone connector, bantam plug.[1]

    In the UK, the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respective male and female phone connectors.[2] In the US, a stationary (more fixed) electrical connector is called a "jack".[3][4] The terms phone plug and phone jack are sometimes used to refer to different genders of phone connectors,[5] but are also sometimes used colloquially to refer to RJ11 and older telephone plugs and the corresponding jacks that connect wired telephones to wall outlets. Phone plugs and jacks are not to be confused with the similar terms phono plug and phono jack (or in the UK, phono socket) which refer to RCA connectors common in consumer hi-fi and audiovisual equipment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_connector_%28audio%29

  • ih8u (unregistered) in reply to Ike
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.

    This is when we need a flash monkey to do some Al Gore-rhythm. Get some good quotes from him, get some good pictures of him, get a little beat going, and bang! You have an interweb sensation that'll make the people of ten years ago lose their minds.

    Even now (and especially then) we weren't paratus (captcha) for that.

    PS. It means "ready". Learn Latin (with an emphasis in fake-Latin) already so you can translate the captchas.

  • lesle (unregistered)
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  • Bobby Tables (cs) in reply to Ike
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.

    Blue, please.

  • Coyne (cs)

    Looks like the "company in a land recently liberated from an oppressive overlord" has just acquired a new oppressive overlord, Stefan.

  • Erik Gern (unregistered) in reply to someguy
    someguy:
    Wow, such a long, rambling post for such a short WTF. Did Erik Gern log in on snoofle's account?

    No I didn't. Now shut up or I'll write Hanzo article.

  • MRAB (unregistered)

    Can you "guaranty" that there aren't some other mistakes?

  • ANON (unregistered)
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  • DCRoss (cs) in reply to -.-
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    Don't worry. He has deeply held religious beliefs so he can do whatever he wants and it's okay.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    It's funny, you can tell if an article is using discourse for comments by just seeing how many comments it has already. If it's somewhere around 20ish, it's using discourse and nobody can be bothered commenting.

  • Kevin (unregistered) in reply to Nimh
    Nimh:
    Time Berners-Lee built the internet
    WTF you say?
    The level of anachronism in this write up is painful.
  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to Ike
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.
    Which would have been fine, if he had stopped there, but then he went on and invented Global Warming.
  • Does That Work? (unregistered) in reply to Joe
    Joe:
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.
    Which would have been fine, if he had stopped there, but then he went on and invented Anthropogenic Global Warming.
    FTFY And the associated religion with himself as high-priest.
  • Murican (unregistered) in reply to Ziplodocus

    Whoa dude, be careful with that edge! You might cut yourself.

  • thedude (unregistered) in reply to Does That Work?
    Does That Work?:
    Joe:
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.
    Which would have been fine, if he had stopped there, but then he went on and invented Anthropogenic Global Warming.
    FTFY And the associated religion with himself as high-priest.
    wow! he invented basic chemistry, too??? Oh Al Gore, is there nothing you can't do?
  • C-Derb (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    It's funny, you can tell if an article is using discourse for comments by just seeing how many comments it has already. If it's somewhere around 20ish, it's using discourse and nobody can be bothered commenting.
    +100

    I was going to make the same observation yesterday but yesterday's article was using Discourse for comments, so I refrained.

  • chubertdev (cs)

    UDP

    It's as easy as 3 2

  • CodeMonkey (unregistered) in reply to Ike
    Ike:
    Al Gore did NOT invent the Internet. He invented something more fundamental: The Al Gore-rithm.

    Impossible. Al Gore is a middle aged white man and everyone knows they don't have -rithm.

  • Sarcasto (unregistered) in reply to -.-
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    The same tech company ran wrote the airport terminal screening software:

    if (metalDetectorDetectsWeapon) { return; }

  • Loose Bree (cs) in reply to -.-
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    Easy, you disassemble the weapon into pieces, attach a note to each piece describing its arrangement within the original weapon, then package each piece+note in a separate luggage item. Just be ready to send duplicates if any piece is lost during the flight.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to ANON
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  • dkf (cs) in reply to jkupski
    jkupski:
    because UDP wasn't reliable despite its misleading name
    What? “User Datagram Protocol” is misleading?
  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to C-Derb
    C-Derb:
    Anon:
    It's funny, you can tell if an article is using discourse for comments by just seeing how many comments it has already. If it's somewhere around 20ish, it's using discourse and nobody can be bothered commenting.
    +100

    I was going to make the same observation yesterday but yesterday's article was using Discourse for comments, so I refrained.

    There's still the old forum in place, although it is not linked.

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    jkupski:
    because UDP wasn't reliable despite its misleading name
    What? “User Datagram Protocol” is misleading?
    Yes it is! The name suggests gram, but the data mass actually is stated in slugs!
  • foo AKA fooo (unregistered) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    jkupski:
    because UDP wasn't reliable despite its misleading name
    What? “User Datagram Protocol” is misleading?
    Everybody knows users are unreliable.
  • Stuart (unregistered) in reply to Helix
    Helix:
    In the UK, the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respective male and female phone connectors.

    Incorrect. Americans use the term jack to describe telephone plugs/sockets/connectors. People in the UK don't.

  • Flash (cs)

    "she picked up the phone, pressed the receiver a couple of times"

    You don't press the receiver. The receiver is the thing you speak into. You flash the hook. (That made a clicking noise on the line that would get the attention of the operator.)

    This article gets a very high score in the I-don't-know-the-terminology competition.

  • meouit (unregistered) in reply to Ziplodocus
    Ziplodocus:
    -.-:
    "Stefan went in search of an assault rifle and a plane ticket..."

    How would you get an assault rifle on a plane?

    Do they even let you an a plane in 'Murica without an assault weapon? Surely anyone without one is a foreigner, therefore a terrorist.

    Yes, I was amused by the furore that Target caused by requesting (not insisting) that in keeping with their family friendly image, weapons not be brought into the store.

    Apparently there's a large chunk of people who think it's the weapons that make a family friendly environmnet.

  • Tony Abbott (unregistered) in reply to RFox
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  • a e;og (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    It's funny, you can tell if an article is using discourse for comments by just seeing how many comments it has already. If it's somewhere around 20ish, it's using discourse and nobody can be bothered commenting.
    I think I see this every day. Maybe your submit button is stuck?

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