• balazs (nodebb)

    Frist Lsat Frist Lsat

  • Warren (unregistered)

    Missing the legitimate links? Is that TRWTF?

  • Kabi (unregistered)

    I don't understand why ISO 8601 (yyyy-MM-dd) isn't widely adopted already. That standard is almost 30 years old and solves exactly that issue...

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb)

    And of course halfway down the permissions thing you see that it's a recipe, and a big one at that, that wants 2526 teaspoons (tsp) of something.

    Quite frankly, though, if I was writing down a recipe that wanted twelve and half litres of whatever it is, I wouldn't specify that in teaspoons.

  • Quite (unregistered)

    Does Vicky Pollard smoke?

    "Yeah but no but yeah but no but ..."

  • Ulysses (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    2526 teaspoons of double-escaped ampersand ain't nearly enough in my experience.

  • Bruce W (unregistered)

    Dude, figuring out 6/11 as a percent is HARD. Wish we had some sort of "computing" device to do the hard maths for us.

  • Your Name (unregistered) in reply to Kabi

    Relevant XKCD: https://xkcd.com/1179/

  • Randal L. Schwartz (google)

    Because ISO 8601 is an artificial (but useful) computer standard, not used by any humans anywhere.

  • Peter Wolff (unregistered) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    In personal notes of me, I use the format of date of ISO #8601. Before [now], existed evidence of, that I not be a human.

  • Gurth (nodebb)

    I see a similar mixed languages thing fairly often when I press the Info button on my TV remote control. Sometimes, the text will describe the type of programme and country of origin (“American movie”, “British documentary,” etc.) in German and then give the summary of it in Dutch. Given that I’m in the Netherlands, everything in Dutch would be the expected behaviour.

  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    False, I use ISO 8601 dates to label the dates of the food in my fridge and freezer. If someone invades my fridge, they'll have no ambiguity over whether my leftovers are from last week or 4 months ago!

  • siciac (unregistered) in reply to Kabi

    That standard is almost 30 years old and solves exactly that issue...

    Using the local format correctly solves it just as well, and doesn't create the new issue of users not expecting ISO 8601.

    I don't understand why ISO 8601 (yyyy-MM-dd) isn't widely adopted already.

    Same story as the metric system in the US; it's already widely adopted by people who have an actual need for it.

  • Kiri (unregistered) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    I believe ISO 8601 is used widely in Japan:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_and_time_notation_in_Japan

  • class Fail implements RTFM (unregistered)

    Caught a language mixup (french section in a really badly translated german manual chapter) @ a manual of a motorcycle helmet. was one of a more expensive brand, too so a sort of WTF

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    Do you smoke? File not found!

  • Watson (nodebb)

    The first reminds me of Bill Bailey's piece on watching English-language films that had been translated into some other language, leaving the untranslable bits untranslated. "Sylweddolodd y rhieni eu bod yn cael eu pwysleisio pan oedd ganddynt ddadl dros ba blentyn oedd wedi rhoi y moron i mewn i'r video recorder, felly gadawodd y plant â modryb ac aeth ar dirty weekend."

  • masterX244179 (nodebb)

    Moderation having a slow day today???

  • I'm not a robot (unregistered) in reply to siciac
    Using the local format correctly solves it just as well
    What's the "local format" on the internet?
  • I'm not a robot (unregistered) in reply to siciac
    Using the local format correctly solves it just as well
    What's the "local format" on the internet?
  • I'm not a robot (unregistered)

    OK, so apparently "the captcha was invalid, please try again" is WTFese for "your post went though successfully, but I'm going to pretend it didn't for the lulz".

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    But it is used by actual people, in Japan, more or less. They use the YMD date order, but not the ISO formatting. They tend to use slashes instead of dashes, or sometimes use kanji to indicate the parts, and often omit leading zeros.

    And the local format on the internet is Unix seconds time, in UTC, and fuck leap seconds. We really should get the whole world to switch to that, it would make everything much simpler.

  • dkf (nodebb)

    But it is used by actual people, in Japan, more or less.

    Only when not on official documents. Official documents have this “fun” requirement to express dates using the reign of the Emperor, and of course, it's terribly impolite to use the actual name of the Emperor when doing this, so you have to use (the equivalent of) “from the start of the reign of the current Emperor”, all of which makes dating things when there's a change of Emperor doubly fun.

    The things you learn while doing date formatting libraries…

  • Quite (unregistered) in reply to dkf

    That's to discourage assassination and/or deposition attempts.

    "Man, we gotta get rid of this dude, he's a doofus!"

    "What, and have to go through and change all our date routines? No way, I remember the drama when my dad went through that nightmare 30 years ago. Not doing that again till I really have to."

  • Pontus Gagge (google) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    Actually, looping back to the first WTF, ISO 8601 is an accepted standard in a number of European countries, and used daily in Sweden. But then, we're clearly not human, since we never read out dates in the Amurkan month-day-year order.

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to Watson

    For the terminally curious, Goggle Mistranslate has lived up to its nickname. The Welsh language text here Goggles as:

    "The parents realized that they were emphasized when they had a debate over which child had given the carrot into the video recorder, so the children left an aunt and went on a dirty weekend."

    It's fairly common in Wales to just drop English words or phrases in when there isn't any sort of standardised Welsh equivalent (or, indeed, when the speaker/writer doesn't know the proper Welsh word.

    But it doesn't say that the children left an aunt and went on a dirty weekend. It says that the parents left the children with an aunt and (the parents) went on a dirty weekend. And the children had put (not given) a carrot into the video recorder.

    Goggle's suggested "alternative translation" is better:

    The parents realized that they are stressed when they had a debate over what a child who had put the carrots into the video recorder, left the children with an aunt and went on a dirty weekend

  • Ashley Sheridan (unregistered)

    The date one is because they decided to use a date field (correct) for the form, but forgot that the browser will automatically alter the display value depending on the locale. Dates are hard.

  • asfsdfgdfg (unregistered) in reply to Randal L. Schwartz

    I use it everywhere.

  • anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Ashley Sheridan

    I thought only Safari honoured that input type anyway, and nobody in their right mind would use it. In Firefox, it behaves like a normal text box and when you set the value from code it puts a full ugly (with timezone offset) date string in.

  • Joseph Osako (google)

    Legitimate mind-rape.

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