• LCrawford (unregistered)

    Do you Remember the Frist of September?

  • dogfoot (unregistered)

    are you kidding? Microsoft is the SOURCE of date errors!

  • Brian (unregistered) in reply to LCrawford
    LCrawford:
    Do you Remember the Frist of September?

    Never was a cloudy day...

  • Nred (unregistered)

    Germans really love their Typo3...

  • (nodebb)

    The date issue has nothing to do with the date, it is properly formatted for UK. The time on the other hand is missing an entire hour. When using a 24 hour close the first hour of the day is not 01 it is 00, so it should have read 00:01 - 23:59

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    Since when is September the 08th month, though?

  • GoatRider (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    September is 9, so unless they are also 0 basing their months, 01/08/2019 is not sept 1st.

  • (nodebb) in reply to KattMan

    The date issue has nothing to do with the date, it is properly formatted for UK. The time on the other hand is missing an entire hour. When using a 24 hour close the first hour of the day is not 01 it is 00, so it should have read 00:01 - 23:59

    What a shame that all those people over all that time have written so many libraries to handle dates and times and they continue to go unappreciated because developers always seem to think they can build a better mousetrap. And Microsoft has a way of replacing that mousetrap with a tennis ball. Every time.

  • Scott (unregistered)

    So Waze is trying to tell Michael to avoid Baltimore. Seems like a pretty good strategy, though I'm not sure that DC is a better choice.

  • MarkV (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    It's not a question of the FORMAT of the date, but rather the value of the date itself - it's says it's SEPTEMBER first, but the digits in the date are "08", not "09".

    I'm guessing either it's javascript (where the months are conveniently numbered 0-11) or a timezone/DST issue (caused by using a DATETIME datatype where a DATE should have been used).

  • (nodebb)

    This is the second wtf for sixt. Apparently, the money they save on Elbonian coders they put in the rest of the business because I've had good luck with them. They're part of the new "second tier" or "across the tracks" car rental agencies. You have to go a long way from the airport to get there, but except for that, it's great.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Nred

    What did they think would happen when they named it that?

  • (nodebb) in reply to KattMan
    When using a 24 hour close the first hour of the day is not 01 it is 00, so it should have read 00:01 - 23:59
    

    Your days appear to be about a minute shorter than mine.

  • aaaargh (unregistered)

    TRWTF is thinking 2 hours for 80 miles in DC neighborhood is enough

  • siciac (unregistered) in reply to Scott

    That route is okay, just remember Chris Rock's advice: don't turn on to MLK Blvd.

  • Decius (unregistered)

    Waze is using real-time data to help you avoid gang shootouts.

  • (nodebb)

    Apparently Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon and London are using Daylight Tightwad Time, where clocks are put forward by a month in August.

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    The real WTF is of course trying to get to Scarey St.

  • medievalist (unregistered)

    My Toyota GPS does stuff like that a lot. It also will occasionally suddenly tell me to go 30 miles down a road, U-turn, and come back, in the middle of a journey.

    And of course neither of my GPSes have a setting for "I have no EZpass" so in the DC/Baltimore area you choose "avoid toll roads" which sends you 80 miles out of your way, or "don't avoid toll roads" which puts you on EZ-Pass only roads so you get a ticket for being outside your sociopolitical class, where the rich and politicial might have to look at your ugly prole car and face.

  • Ham (unregistered) in reply to medievalist

    If you want to drive on the non-EZpass roads without an EZpass, 1. get your ham radio license 2. get ham radio plates. In Maryland, they aren't categorized as vanity plates, they are categorized with the first responder plates. Never have gotten a ticket or a bill in the mail. Co-worker with ham plates confirmed it is the same for him.

  • Ham (unregistered) in reply to medievalist

    If you want to drive on the non-EZpass roads without an EZpass, 1. get your ham radio license 2. get ham radio plates. In Maryland, they aren't categorized as vanity plates, they are categorized with the first responder plates. Never have gotten a ticket or a bill in the mail. Co-worker with ham plates confirmed it is the same for him.

  • Ham (unregistered)

    Sorry, about the double post. It told me the captcha was invalid on the first one - obviously not true

  • (nodebb) in reply to Scott

    Waze is trying to tell Michael to avoid Baltimore

    But not very successfully, because instead of going through 75 feet of the city, it's taking Michael all the way out to city limits and back again. Assuming Scarey Street is at least 37.5 feet inside the city, anyway.

  • Perri Nelson (unregistered) in reply to KattMan

    So what you're saying is that it's OK to lose two seconds, just not an hour. No wonder they have to keep adding "leap seconds" to our clocks. It's not because the earth's rate of spin isn't one rotation in 24 hours, it's because we lose two seconds all the time. ;-)

  • Perri Nelson (unregistered) in reply to Perri Nelson

    Two minutes. Not two seconds.

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