• bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)


  • (nodebb)

    windeln.de: I wonder why they don't call themselves diapers.de.

    Und anyway, stellt sich mir die Question, für welchen Purpose man die German Language überhaupt invented hat.

    All I can find on that web page that might be considered WTF worthy is the item that shows that windeln.de agree with 1.00 children being 0.83 too many.

  • Ron Fox (google) in reply to PWolff

    You didn't find the negative discounts entertaining? As in negative discounts increase the price relative to the base price>?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Ron Fox

    Is it really a rule of the English language that a number after the word "sale" necessarily refers directly to the amount/percentage subtracted from the original price? Like in "the price was lowered by this amount/percentage", and not like in "the price changed by this amount/percentage"?

    In another German advertisement it is unequivocal: "Save up to -70%!"

  • Abe (unregistered) in reply to PWolff

    I'm used to seeing something like "Sale! (70% off)," but I wasn't put off by the -70%. "Save up to -70%," would be weird in English, and would imply to me that the item was 70% more expensive than usual (or much more likely, the writer made a typo).

    But you guys are missing the forest for the trees here. They're selling condoms to pregnant people.

  • pesdi (unregistered) in reply to PWolff

    Even if it's not a rule of English, there's the fact that some of those negative discounts are lowering the price, and some are raising it, seemingly at random. Look closely, some of them are dropping, with no indication as to how they differ from the ones that are increasing.

  • (nodebb) in reply to pesdi

    Nah, they're just using a font where a 9 with a strike-out looks the same as a 0 with a strike-out. The WTF here is the condoms.

  • Ron Fox (google) in reply to jkshapiro

    Kids mature quickly these days.

  • dr memals (unregistered)

    The first one is clearly a woman.

  • TheCPUWizard (unregistered)

    The certificate is not really a WTF... There are three key points (indicated by the green checkboxes) but also a number of secondary checks. Viewing the actual certificate would likely provide more information.

  • Ex-lurker (unregistered) in reply to dr memals

    I'm not so sure. The presence of tertiary sexual characteristics (warning: TvTropes link) is too slight to leave no doubt. For example there's not a hairbow and that shirt appears to be red, not pink.

  • Carl Fink (google) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    The point of the dialogue box is to alert the user that there is a problem with the certificate. Saying "there's a problem" while listing only non-problematic points is a terrible UI. It's definitely WTF-worthy.

  • Inway-FH (unregistered) in reply to PWolff

    Windeln/Diapers: Probably for the same reason that Volkswagen does not call themselves Peoplescar.

  • TenshiNo (unregistered) in reply to Carl Fink

    I would be interested in knowing the domain and issuer for the cert that it is complaining about. And also how old this submission is. There have been several instances in the past year of global CA's issuing fraudulent cert's. First, it was China's CNNIC issuing an intermediary cert to MCS, which then turned around and issued certs for "google.com". That was back in March of 2015. Then, just about a month ago, it was discovered that the Chinese CA WoSign was handing out base domain certs if the user could prove control of a subdomain. This the person who exposed this flaw to be issued a cert for "github.com" because he was able to modify the contents of "<username>.github.com". The worst part is that the issue was discovered a year ago, and WoSign has done nothing to fix it. There were grumblings that WoSign should be stripped of the CA status, and have all of their certs revoked. It's possible that this is a cert that "looks" completely valid, but the browser has flagged as being from one of these companies, which means it might be a fake cert.



  • Valts S. (unregistered)

    Submitter of the Windeln screenshot here - yes, I had meant the box of condoms among child stuff. Not quite an Error'd, I guess, but funny nevertheless. :)

  • Norman Diamond (unregistered)

    The point of the dialogue box is to alert the user that there is a problem with the certificate. Saying "there's a problem" while listing only non-problematic points is a terrible UI. It's definitely WTF-worthy.

    Yes. Microsoft knew about this 10 years ago so we have a window into their UX testing.

  • Np (unregistered)

    Why bother censoring the city from that CDEM message? Besides it being readable (Auckland), it shows up pretty early in the list when searching for CDEM and "civil defense".

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered) in reply to Np

    Maybe CDEM threatened legal action against the submitter: "Remove any identifying information or ??? !"

  • (nodebb) in reply to Abe

    They're selling condoms to pregnant people.

    In the "new mother" pack my wife got was a condom and other "family planning" literature. She was fairly offended by that since this child was planned and we had been married for several years. I guess in this area there aren't a lot of children born into that situation. :-/

    The twist is our story is that we do have an "unplanned" child. Our second pregnancy was also planned ("Let's make another baby" were the actual words used) but at the first scan (20 weeks!) we discovered there were twins in there. They are now four years old and driving us crazy! Wouldn't trade it for the world though.

  • Heh (unregistered) in reply to Zemm

    A condom is better than a Bible :)

  • Happy Father (unregistered)

    One possible reason for condoms could be the theory or believe that there is very high probability of new pregnancy after the child is born. Another one is just statistics: people actually may buy that stuff together.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Zemm

    That reminds me of a guy I knew many years ago. He and his wife had four children, and he freely admitted that the first two were planned, and the other two were, respectively, the result of "mechanical failure" and "stupidity."

  • PITA (unregistered)

    To figure out which one is a woman, wait until they have to use the restroom. It should be clear then.

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