• derp (unregistered)

    I guess you didn't apply to either of those institutions then. :D

  • QuanticGuy (unregistered)

    The maybe compiler is a precise example of quantic compilation. Chances are that it compiled, and chances are that it hasn't. Until you run the program, you'll never know, man, like Schrödinger's cat...

  • Robert Morson (google)

    Eating paper? The negative number, in this case, indicates that it is producing paper out of thin air. You should encourage it to do more of that; you might never have to buy paper again.

  • (nodebb) in reply to QuanticGuy

    The maybe compiler is a precise example of quantic compilation.

    I recognise the site that's running it. The failure to understand when something is an error or not doesn't surprise me at all, and I would suggest not giving them any money. (No names because no free advertising!)

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    we should test car colours more, including Beluga Brown, Go Mango Orange, Verdoro Green, Lizstick Red, Freudian Gilt, Pink Kong, Duck Egg Blue, Anti-Establishment Mint and, Amberlite Firemist. maybe they don't want people with some state of mind that accept certain car colour and pay for it

  • Wolf (unregistered) in reply to Robert Morson

    Paper is cheep... I need the printer to produce INK out of thin air!

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    It doesn't say blank is not allowed, so just right-pad it to "Red ".

  • Hannes (unregistered)

    Neither red nor blue are valid answers for a car colour: "Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black." --Henry Ford

  • Commenter_645 (unregistered)

    I have no idea what's going on in the 4th one - Adam switched from chrome ... to what? and that involved Internet Explorer, Firefox and some VM thing? Wut?

    Also, what do paper towels have to do with steaks? Either I'm dense today or the current error'd comments are unusually cryptic ...

  • Barrington (unregistered)

    Those are vacuum seal bags, not paper towels.

  • Llarry (unregistered)

    Don't see the issue with the college acceptance rates. Every school accepts more students than actually show up.

  • Wayne (unregistered)

    I remember studying programming back in the '80s on a Cromemco MPM box with 8" floppies. When we got to the RPG unit, the instructor said "Ignore compile errors. The compiler has bugs, so it will always report errors. Go ahead with the link/edit steps and see if it runs."

    I've always hated RPG and fortunately never had to do anything in it.

  • Kevin Jordan (google) in reply to Llarry

    Well, as far as I can tell it's because the color is inverted on the second chart and the first one also doesn't look close to 73.7% as that should have nearly 3/4 of the chart in yellow.

  • Kevin Jordan (google) in reply to Llarry

    Well, as far as I can tell it's because the color is inverted on the second chart and the first one also doesn't look close to 73.7% as that should have nearly 3/4 of the chart in yellow.

  • guestoguest (unregistered)

    Would be great to look at the charts, I guess the designers just draw static image and % is calculated later. Or maybe they are also static but from separate source. Content integration error, not computer's.

  • FormalWare (unregistered) in reply to bvs23bkv33

    TRWTF is that the name of the colour isn't "Anti-Establish-Mint".

  • Jeanne P (unregistered)

    The college search website has acceptance pie charts for all the colleges, and they're all incorrectly filled in. The images do appear to correlate to the percentages instead of being static, but they're... not right. Consistently. I choose two that demonstrate it the most. You'd think any number greater than 50% would have more than half the chart filled in, right?

  • Irony (unregistered)

    What exactly is "ironic" about those piecharts? If the charts were made by those universities, then yes, but some random site doesn't know to draw a pie chart and you just happened to be looking for a Computer Science course doesn't make it an irony.

    Irony does not mean anything that was different from what you expected. You are going to have a tough time in Computer Science if you misuse words like that.

  • Phuul (unregistered) in reply to Commenter_645

    The switch was from Chrome to IE and the error message says to restart Firefox.

    Those are not paper towels but bags for vacuum sealing. For instance you might seal a steak in one and the warranty would replace it if it went bad.

  • Jeremy (unregistered) in reply to Commenter_645

    You missed the reference to Airplane, there. This "error" is a bug in the VMWare Client Integration Plugin, and appears regardless of whether Firefox is running. (or installed?)

  • (nodebb)

    Should I buy one pack for $23.44 or ... two for over five times the price!

  • Chris (unregistered) in reply to Irony

    Because the IT industry never misuses words? Like, "cloud"?

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to QuanticGuy

    Good luck running a PDF.

  • James L (unregistered)

    Am I the only one who thinks there is 2 WTF's in the 2nd picture? You can order two packs of 3 rolls at $23.44 each, totaling out to $46.88, or you could bundle them together as the two pack of 3 rolls for an extra $82.33

  • Gene Wirchenko (unregistered) in reply to James L

    I had a look after you pointed it out. I have seen this happen before when a particular size of item is put on sale. Suddenly, the larger size can become a terrible unbargain.

    I saw it recently with some cheese. It would have been silly to buy the larger size unless one wanted a lot (as the sale size had a limit).

    Other times, someone is not thinking things through. I worked for a manufacturer's rep once where I noticed some curious pricing. There was one item that was three parts plus a gasket. The price of the three parts combined was much less than the item. I joked with my boss that we should put in an order for 100 of each part. Somehow, the data got up the line, and the prices got adjusted to something reasonable. This lasted only until the next year. The new pricing had the same weirdness.

  • Gene Wirchenko (unregistered)

    I rather doubt that.

    I did see a case where students fed in the result of a program that printed the Mona Lisa on a line printer. I think that they did output to cards and fed that in. In this case, it was to a PL/I compiler. It did throw various errors.

    I suspect that there were things that ought to have been caught and were not.

    I had a few cases of that with a COBOL compiler I used at university. I programmed without referring to the text when I was reasonably sure of the syntax. (It helped make it stick.) The compiler crashed without an error. It turned out that I had put a period in the wrong place. When I removed it, my program worked as I intended. When I put it back, the compiler crashed again.

    Some compilers have a cut-off point. A version of Microsoft's C++ compiler that I used years ago had a limit of 100 error messages. Any other errors after that would have been ignored.

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