• me (unregistered)


  • Lenovo (unregistered)


  • not me (unregistered)


  • Are you serious? (unregistered)

    Why does nobody these days start from zero like one should do?

  • -1 (unregistered)

    file not found

  • SB (unregistered) in reply to Are you serious?

    Like zero should do, you mean.

  • VLC (unregistered)

    While the VLC Error Message seems funny, it was already posted this year: http://thedailywtf.com/articles/quantification-of-service ; and of course last year http://thedailywtf.com/articles/an-interesting-cryptic-and-artistic-error - is there a max amount?

  • Simon Clarkstone (unregistered)

    The "thank you" dialog is pseudolocalised https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudolocalization

    It's a programmatically-generated locale. The idea is that you can test that all the required strings are being localised and none of the language-invariant strings (e.g. html tags) are being localised, without the delay of sending things out to translators. It also tests that every library copes with Unicode.

  • Edward Norton Antivirus (unregistered)

    The first rule of Web Performance Club is: You do not talk about Web Performance Club.

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    What's the VAT on that mouse?

  • Bruce W (unregistered)

    Wow, at current gold prices, that mouse should weigh about 50 pounds. Who needs a "walking desk" - just move that thing around all day! (Make sure to switch hands, though)

  • Herby (unregistered) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    <<What's the VAT on that mouse?>>

    This is one of those questions that cry out for "If you have to ask, you don't need to know".

    The answer is "enough", but small in relation to the selling (over) price(d).

  • (nodebb) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    What's the VAT on that mouse?

    That depends on what it’s classified as, of course: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rates-of-vat-on-different-goods-and-services — if it indeed weighs 50 pounds, it’d probably be exempt due to being “Physical education and sports activities,” but otherwise I suppose it’s 20%.

  • Chris (unregistered) in reply to Simon Clarkstone

    Yeah. I used to work at Microsoft, and they made extensive use of this. They use it early in testing, but it should have been long gone by the time they moved to production. Oops!

  • zainab58 (unregistered)

    “When it comes to opening .psd files, I only use %1”

    Personally, I'm torn between $1 and \1. I suppose this counts as a character flaw.

    :: irritably wondering why thedailywtf says it “would like to” view this, that and the other aspect of my {third-party} account, when what it really means is that I must allow it to view same, or else I won’t be permitted to log in at all ::

    In the world of reCAPTCHA, robots never lie. Happy reCAPTCHA!

  • Be my guest (unregistered)

    The %1 dialog shows the values of registry keys. Some app was too dumb to add a proper description, but instead put the actual key value there. Not a bug.

  • william tagger (unregistered)

    What's the frequency, Kenneth?

  • Klimax (unregistered) in reply to Chris

    It can be from Fast track ring.

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered) in reply to Edward Norton Antivirus

    you mean frist rule?

  • just me (unregistered) in reply to Be my guest

    Some app was too dumb to add a proper description, but instead put the actual key value there. Not a bug.

    ERROR: Uncaught exception: std::logic_error("Non sequitur")

  • Mike Unfried (github)

    That price is insane, but I find the description even more "amusing":

    "A rechargeable battery is integrated and sealed inside, eliminating the need to buy spares."

    Don't they mean eliminating the ability to buy spares, and ensuring that this million dollar mouse will be a paper weight once the battery stops accepting a charge in a couple of years? Talk about spin.

  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Chris

    And if you really want your entire OS experience to be pseudolocalized, you can always re-enable it: http://stackoverflow.com/a/7042940/321935

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