• JBert (disco)
    "I'm not sure if the WTF is that I have to find 0000FF]2 piles of dirty clothes," Simon H. writes, "or the fact that the ']' makes it look like they entered the information in something resembling BBCODE."
    I can agree that this is a QA failure, but why would BBCODE be a WTF if their game engine supports it?

    It simply looks like they forgot the opening [ when highlighting some text in blue (#0000FF). There must be a clossing "tag", and that is hidden like it should.

  • PJH (disco)
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  • aliceif (disco) in reply to PJH

    Lots more, even.


    Filed under: [Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Max Mustermann](#academia)
  • PJH (disco) in reply to aliceif
    aliceif:
    Filed under: [Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Max Mustermann CCNA CCENT CCNP CCDA CCDE CCIE TWAT CUNT](#academia)

    HTH...

  • PWolff (disco)

    I didn't know Garmin dared to steal Apple's patented iBanana® display/casing bending technology.

    Edit: So that's what you get for applying non-Euclidean geometry to a very obviously Euclidean way.

  • Quite (disco)

    Find me 0000FF! (sorry, landed heavily) 2 piles of dirty laundry. Hmm, I think I landed on one of them ...

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to PJH

    CSMA/CD? <!-- descriptivity -->

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to PJH
    PJH:
    Mx and Brother/Sister are missing...

    Also Prof., Captain, Reverend (and I know a Very Rev.), Eur Ing and numerous others. Once you start this competition of who can have the most titles in the dropdown, it just gets silly.

    Years ago when it was a fairly good newspaper, the Daily Telegraph had a column whose author once decided to work out the longest possible set of titles for someone who could have actually achieved them. He ended up with something like

    Police Constable the reverend Captain the honourable professor Sir Fred Bloggs Bart OM, MA, PhD, DCL, LLD. I'm sure people can improve on this but it shows the utter futility of title dropdowns. (And in Germany you can have PhD more than once, so you can be Herr Doktor Doktor.) [edit- I notice this has already been pointed out above.]

  • PJH (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
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  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to PJH
    PJH:
    Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah

    Are you Haile Selassie, moderately Selassie, or not very Selassie at all?

    The Dalai Lama gets by on His Holiness, which is pretty moderate compared to Most Reverend, or the title of the Pope:

    Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the Vatican City State, Servant of the servants of God

    but somehow I doubt he'll be taking out a zero-bandwidth broadband package with TalkTalk.

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  • dkf (disco) in reply to PJH

    I note that they have Sheikh in there, so they're well prepared for the people who own most of London…

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    I note that they have Sheikh in there, so they're well prepared for the people who own most of London

    But not Caliph, so no TalkTalk deal for ISIL.

    Gaska:
    Filed under: Sergeant of the Master Sergeants Most Important Person of Extreme Sergeants to the Max!

    Joseph Heller (Catch-22) had the character Major Major, who of course had to be promoted to the rank of Major so he could be Major Major Major and people could go around asking "Who promoted Major Major Major Major?"

  • knelmes (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    Once you start this competition of who can have the most titles in the dropdown, it just gets silly.
    This is the title dropdown from a company we work with:
    <select name="selContactTitle" class="small">
    <option value="1017267">ACM</option>
    <option value="1017268">Adm</option>
    <option value="1017269">Air Cdre</option>
    <option value="1017270">AM</option>
    <option value="1017271">Archdeacon</option>
    <option value="1017272">AVM</option>
    <option value="1017273">Baron</option>
    <option value="1017274">Baroness</option>
    <option value="1003020">Bishop</option>
    <option value="1017275">BQMS</option>
    <option value="1024539">Br</option>
    <option value="1000369">Brig</option>
    <option value="1000368">Bro</option>
    <option value="1001291">Canon</option>
    <option value="1000367">Capt</option>
    <option value="1017276">Cdre</option>
    <option value="1001288">Chief Inspector</option>
    <option value="1000366">Cllr</option>
    <option value="1000365">Col</option>
    <option value="1000364">Comdr</option>
    <option value="1000396">Corp</option>
    <option value="1017277">Count</option>
    <option value="1017278">Countess</option>
    <option value="1017279">CPO</option>
    <option value="1017280">CQMS</option>
    <option value="1017281">CSgt</option>
    <option value="1017282">CT</option>
    <option value="1003021">Dame</option>
    <option value="1017283">Deacon</option>
    <option value="1017284">Dowager</option>
    <option value="1000363">Dr</option>
    <option value="1003023">Duke</option>
    <option value="1017285">Earl</option>
    <option value="1012979">Examiner</option>
    <option value="1000397">Father</option>
    <option value="1017286">Fg Off</option>
    <option value="1017287">Flt Lt</option>
    <option value="1017288">Flt Sgt</option>
    <option value="1003024">Frau</option>
    <option value="1017289">Friar</option>
    <option value="1017290">Gen</option>
    <option value="1003025">Grp Capt</option>
    <option value="1001519">Hon</option>
    <option value="1017291">JT</option>
    <option value="1017292">Judge</option>
    <option value="1017293">L/Cpl</option>
    <option value="1017294">LAC(W)</option>
    <option value="1000362">Lady</option>
    <option value="1017295">LH</option>
    <option value="1000338">Lord</option>
    <option value="1000340">Lt</option>
    <option value="1000339">Lt Cdr</option>
    <option value="1000337">Lt Col</option>
    <option value="1017296">Lt Gen</option>
    <option value="1017297">MAcr</option>
    <option value="1000336">Maj</option>
    <option value="1017298">Maj Gen</option>
    <option value="1021281">Marker</option>
    <option value="1017299">Marquess</option>
    <option value="1017300">Marquise</option>
    <option value="1017301">Mid</option>
    <option value="1017302">Minister</option>
    <option value="1000361">Miss</option>
    <option value="1024538">Mme</option>
    <option value="1017303">Mne</option>
    <option value="1017304">Monsignor</option>
    <option value="1003026">Mother</option>
    <option value="1000360" Selected="">Mr</option>
    <option value="1000359">Mrs</option>
    <option value="1000358">Ms</option>
    <option value="1024537">Msgr</option>
    <option value="1026982">Mufti</option>
    <option value="1017305">OCdt</option>
    <option value="1003027">Officer</option>
    <option value="1017306">ORD</option>
    <option value="1017307">Plt Off</option>
    <option value="1017308">PO</option>
    <option value="1000357">Prof</option>
    <option value="1017309">Pte</option>
    <option value="1000356">Rabbi</option>
    <option value="1017310">RAdm</option>
    <option value="1000355">Rev</option>
    <option value="1002012">Rev Canon</option>
    <option value="1017311">S/Sgt</option>
    <option value="1017312">SAC(W)</option>
    <option value="1003028">Sgnt</option>
    <option value="1003029">Sgt Major</option>
    <option value="1000354">Sir</option>
    <option value="1000353">Sister</option>
    <option value="1021596">Site</option>
    <option value="1017313">SLt</option>
    <option value="1003030">Sqd Ldr</option>
    <option value="1017314">SQMC</option>
    <option value="1017315">SQMS</option>
    <option value="1024540">Sr</option>
    <option value="1017316">VAdm</option>
    <option value="1017317">Viscount</option>
    <option value="1017318">Viscountess</option>
    <option value="1003031">Wing Cmdr</option>
    <option value="1017319">WO1</option>
    <option value="1017320">WO2</option>
    </select>
    
  • operagost (disco) in reply to JBert

    Actually, I think they're just 31337 h4x0r5 who like to use base 11.

  • Gaska (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
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  • kupfernigk (disco)

    Thinking about it, "Apparently the Muff is attracted to smelly clothes" is far more worrying than a bit of hex, especially if kids google for it. (I confess, I did to see what came back. Sure enough Google has linked "smelly" and "Muff" before the end of the first page of results.) [edit - before anyone asks, I don't know anything in my search history which could have caused that.]

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to PWolff
    PWolff:
    So that's what you get for applying non-Euclidean geometry to a very obviously Euclidean way.

    I assume you mean the warping of space time is so severe around that satnav that you have to set off in the opposite direction to get where you want. That, or it's in Ireland. Where I grew up in the 1960s, there was a signpost at a fork. One fork said "Broxbourne 1", the other said "Broxbourne 3". All it needed was a statue of Robert Frost.

  • dkf (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    That, or it's in Ireland.

    “Oh, I know how to get there, to be sure, but I wouldn't start from here…”

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to knelmes
    knelmes:
    Bro

    Best title.

  • John_Elliott (disco) in reply to kupfernigk

    A program I maintain has to produce an output file for a system which validates titles -- only its title field is much shorter than most of the titles, so the validation rules contain a huge mapping table of valid titles to shorter codes. Which has obviously been maintained by hand, and not very carefully, so some titles aren't present at all (eg: 'Madame' but not 'Mademoiselle'), some are present multiple times (eg: two separate codes for 'Wing Commander the Honourable') and some, of course, are spelling errors.

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
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  • blakeyrat (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    Joseph Heller (Catch-22) had the character Major Major, who of course had to be promoted to the rank of Major so he could be Major Major Major and people could go around asking "Who promoted Major Major Major Major?"

    I can't remember the book as well as I should, but wasn't it an IBM machine bug where they had "MAJOR" as the first name on his card and it got sorted as a military rank instead? I don't think it was done on purpose.

  • Magus (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
    blakeyrat:
    I don't think it was done on purpose.

    It sounds like something the writers did on purpose.

  • blakeyrat (disco) in reply to Magus
    Magus:
    It sounds like something the writers did on purpose.

    "The writers?"

    You mean Joseph Heller? Yes, that's the joke. The character's dad named him "Major Major" because his dad was a dick.

    But his promotion to the rank of Major, IIRC, was a legit accident.

    Anyway I haven't read the book in like 15 years, so.

  • Magus (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
    blakeyrat:
    But his promotion to the rank of Major, IIRC, was a legit accident.

    My point is that no one said that any character conspired to purposely get him promoted. You're arguing against something you made up.

  • tharpa (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    PJH:
    Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
    The Dalai Lama gets by on His Holiness, which is pretty moderate compared to Most Reverend, or the title of the Pope:
    You are mistaking his informal title with his full title, which I'm sure rivals the Pope. The late Chogyam Trungpa, who was merely a lineage holder in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, not at the level of the Dalai Lama, commonly went by his incomplete list: Vajracarya, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Eleventh Trungpa Tulku, Rinpoche. He also had several other titles, such as Lord Mukpo, Holder of both Kagyu and Nyingma Transmissions, etc. He was later promoted from Vajracarya to Vidyadhara, and was posthumously promoted as well.

    The Dalai Lama is also called the Kundun, and that's just for starters.

  • blakeyrat (disco) in reply to Magus

    Well next time make your point instead of being obtuse.

    Say what the fuck you mean, people. As a general rule.

  • Magus (disco) in reply to blakeyrat

    Look, why don't you stop suggesting things that won't help? You will deliberately misconstrue anything anyone nearby says, and then complain that people don't understand what you imply. No one is going to take special consideration for a complete hypocrite.

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
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  • blakeyrat (disco) in reply to kupfernigk

    Ok well there was something in the novel about someone getting promoted by accident after some IBM tabulating machine fucked up.

    SO THERE.

  • Taschi (disco) in reply to JBert

    Fairly sure it's an upper case J, not a ]. Which doesn't make any sense.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    “Oh, I know how to get there, to be sure, but I wouldn't start from here…”

    "Bah. Do you, perchance, know of a good route that passes through here? And could you give me the directions for that route, but leave out everything before here?"

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
    kupfernigk:
    I might be wrong but I cannot be bothered to read through Catch-22 at this point.

    I can't argue with that, but I can throw Chapter Nine of that book at you.

    Only the last sentence is pertinent, but I just really like the part about the Scotch Terrier.

    At the state university he took his studies so seriously that he was suspected by the homosexuals of being a Communist and suspected by the Communists of being a homosexual. He majored in English history, which was a mistake. 'English history!' roared the silver-maned senior Senator from his state indignantly. 'What's the matter with American history? American history is as good as any history in the world!' Major Major switched immediately to American literature, but not before the F.B.I. had opened a file on him. There were six people and a Scotch terrier inhabiting the remote farmhouse Major Major called home, and five of them and the Scotch terrier turned out to be agents for the F.B.I. Soon they had enough derogatory information on Major Major to do whatever they wanted to with him. The only thing they could find to do with him, however, was take him into the Army as a private and make him a major four days later so that Congressmen with nothing else on their minds could go trotting back and forth through the streets of Washington, D.C., chanting, 'Who promoted Major Major? Who promoted Major Major?'

    Actually, Major Major had been promoted by an I.B.M. machine with a sense of humor almost as keen as his father's.

  • blakeyrat (disco) in reply to DCRoss

    I believe that means Blakeyrat wins again.

  • ScholRLEA (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    I have no previous convictions (in fact no convictions of any kind)
    I don't have any convictions, either. In fact, I just don't give a fuck about anything. :sunglasses:
  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
    blakeyrat:
    I believe that means Blakeyrat wins again.

    The quote says "sense of humor" not "bug".

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    The quote says "sense of humor" not "bug".

    So having the same sense of humour as a "man whose idea of a good joke was to lie about his age" is by design?

    Perhaps. This is an IBM product, after all.

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to blakeyrat
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  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    So having the same sense of humour as a "man whose idea of a good joke was to lie about his age" is by design?

    You have met IBM consultants, haven't you?

  • welshcuriosity (disco) in reply to knelmes

    My company works with that company as well - for a while I changed my title to Wing Cmdr but they changed it back to Mr

  • RaceProUK (disco) in reply to knelmes
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  • loose (disco)

    I would not recommend searching Urban Dictionary for "muff". Officially it is a fabric tube (typically made of fur) into which the hands are inserted (one each side / end), in order to keep them warm.

    [image]

    Mufti, OTOH I know as a military reference to wearing civilian clothes i.e. "...on leave and dressed in mufti..."

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to kupfernigk
    kupfernigk:
    Because now I can make myself the head of the rebel forces.

    Get in line.

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    Get in line.

    ...see above

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    kupfernigk:
    Because now I can make myself the head of the rebel forces.

    Get in line.

    What for? Let's just found yet another rebel force, like "The TDWTF Liberation Rebel Force", "The Liberation Rebel Force of TDWTF", "The TDWTF Rebel Force of Liberation", "The TDWTF's Liberation Rebel Force" (misapplication or omission of the "'s" is a capital offense), and other permutations and variants.

  • dkf (disco) in reply to loose
    loose:
    "...on leave and dressed in mufti..."

    Dressing in a legal scholar is probably illegal, though there are likely websites that cater to that sort of thing. ;)

  • PWolff (disco) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    Dressing in a legal scholar is probably illegal

    I don't think it's actually illegal per se, it's just that dressing (of ore) is a bit messy.

    (Besides, it is an easy first step in pulling anything valuable out of him/her/it.)


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