• ray10k (unregistered)

    For that last one, I'm quite impressed with how they're starting to figure out how to make computers sarcastic.

  • someone (unregistered)

    whomever sent

    Sorry, using forms of "whom" when you meant "who" is a grievous error that cannot be forgiven. Just write "who" if you can't get it write, only the most pedantic will correct you :)

  • someone (unregistered) in reply to someone

    "write"... good job me, this stuff is literally (yes, literally) guaranteed for any posts correcting grammar. I really ought to proofread more.

  • RLB (unregistered) in reply to someone

    Skitt's Law, innit?

  • (nodebb) in reply to RLB

    No, "Muphry's Law" is the one you're thinking of. The one that says that any post made on a forum, mailing list or newsgroup to comment on (criticise) someone's erratic grammar and/or spelling will, itself, contain a grievous error of spelling and/or grammar, probably far worse than the errors being critiqued.

  • (nodebb) in reply to someone

    I thought it was a very subtle joke. You should've run with it.

  • (nodebb)

    So that last one is like trying to get a negative response to "Are you asleep?"

  • (nodebb) in reply to Nutster

    Or even better, when the Windows network troubleshooter can not fix the problem (plug the cable in, you dolt!) and then asks you go to the Microsoft website to comment on using the network troubleshooter.

  • brian (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    "Muphry's Law"? Perhaps you meant "Murphy's Lwa"? Write?

  • Quirkafleeg (unregistered)

    I'd also like to know what the difference between "It Works!" and "Yes, it is working". Perhaps fastmail are data collecting excitement.

  • (nodebb)

    Um, I guess I didn't get it because a successful InvalidCode Error was thrown when my Apple Account has locked due to null at the frist attempt of a cheap RFID blocker.

  • (nodebb) in reply to tahir_ahmadov
    I thought it was a very subtle joke. You should of run with it.

    Fixed that for you.

  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered)

    Am I missing something about the Apple one? It looks like just a straight-up phishing email. What does it have to do with being in the wardrobe department of a major movie studio?

  • DCL (unregistered)


  • (nodebb) in reply to Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; --

    C - {o,u} - st - {u,o} - mer

    Though he might just have been cutting cloth for some local amateur thespians.

  • Ed (unregistered)

    "No, I didn't get it" is exactly how I would respond because I'm a predictable nerd. The auto-generated replies are simply learning from real-world responses. So it's actually appropriate.

    I also "didn't get" the Apple phishing one. Just a standard phish, nothing special about it. Something's missing from the post?

  • Eric (unregistered) in reply to Ed

    That phishing email says "costumer" instead of "customer".

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered)

    That last one ... was there a joke? I didn't get it.

  • (nodebb)

    Besides, the IP address on the Apple scam maps to Brazil, not Russia.

  • LoneMarauder (unregistered)

    The highlighted response on the last one is to answer an email that asks something like, "Hey, did you get that package I sent?"

  • (nodebb)

    Unsuspecting commenters risk having part of their comment replaced with the word "null". That's because null.

  • RLB (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    That's what I said. Skitt's Law. Well known on usenet, long before web forums existed.

  • The Real WTF(tm) (unregistered)

    A phishing mail containing a spelling error? Imagine my shock!

  • James (unregistered)

    The Amazon one is just a pretty standard way of keeping listings active even though you have no stock. Saves deleting and recreating a product and also there's some behind the scenes rating/metrics that take into account how long a listing has been up for.

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