• Anonymous (disco)

    It seems that every single language of the ActiveX control is installed. At least she got free multilingual support in Windows 7.

    ...unless she is already running Windows 7 Ultimate.

  • Rene (disco)

    I fail to see what is wrong with 23:13:59 as a time.

  • CarrieVS (disco) in reply to Rene

    Nothing. It's the "o' clock" bit.

  • Eldelshell (disco)

    Maybe if Peter D. moved from the middle of the pacific ocean, he would have motorcycle dealers near home.

  • Rene (disco) in reply to CarrieVS

    O right, that illustrates my lack of understanding of the english language.

  • warreng (disco)

    The first one previews the lyrics of Rihanna's next song.

  • boomzilla (disco)

    Fucking Deltek. The only web app that breaks more browser features than discourse.

  • Keith (disco)
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  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Keith
    Keith:
    Is there an echo echo ooo in here here ere ere?
    ETFY
  • Dyfed (disco) in reply to Keith

    I got the display driver to crash when Windows did it's updates when it came back it did say "orking on updates ates. 97% complete lete. turn off your computer uter" so I assumed the display shiftd left. The computer was frozen so I had to reboot it and let windows reboot the system again....

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Dyfed

    When I saw the "computer uter" I thought of Sam's song about the trolls:

    Troll sat alone on his seat of stone, And munched and mumbled a bare old bone; For many a year he had gnawed it near, For meat was hard to come by. Done by! Gum by! In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone, And meat was hard to come by. Up came Tom with his big boots on. Said he to Troll: 'Pray, what is yon? For it looks like the shin o' my nuncle Tim, As should be a-lyin' in graveyard. Caveyard! Paveyard! This many a year has Tim been gone, And I thought he were lyin' in graveyard.' 'My lad,' said Troll, 'this bone I stole. But what be bones that lie in hole? Thy nuncle was dead as a lump o' lead, Afore I found his shinbone. Tinbone! Thinbone! He can spare a share for a poor old troll, For he don't need his shinbone.' Said Tom, 'I don't see why the likes o' thee Without axin' leave should go makin' free With the shank or the shin o' my father's kin; So hand the old bone over! Rover! Trover! Though dead he be, it belongs to he; So hand the old bone over!' 'For a couple of pins,' says Troll, and grins, 'I'll eat thee too, and gnaw thy shins. A bit o' fresh meat will go down sweet! I'll try my teeth on thee now. Hee now! See now! I'm tired o' gnawing old bones and skins; I've a mind to dine on thee now.' But just as he thought his dinner was caught, He found his hands had hold of naught. Before he could mind, Tom slipped behind And gave him the boot to larn him. Warn him! Darn him! A bump o' the boot on the seat, Tom thought, Would be the way to larn him. But harder than stone is the flesh and bone Of a troll that sits in the hills alone. As well set your boot to the mountain's root, For the seat of a troll don't feel it. Peel it! Heal it! Old Troll laughed, when he heard Tom groan, And he knew his toes could feel it. Tom's leg is game, since home he came, And his bootless foot is lasting lame; But Troll don't care, and he's still there With the bone he boned from its owner. Doner! Boner! Troll's old seat its still the same, And the bone he boned from its owner!

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  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to hungrier

    Finally. Someone posted what I was thinking when I picked the submission.

  • Zemm (disco) in reply to CarrieVS

    "23:13:59" is still "of the clock"

  • anonymous234 (disco)
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  • hungrier (disco) in reply to mark_bowytz
    mark_bowytz:
    Finally. Someone posted what I was thinking when I picked the submission.

    It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title, and I was surprised nobody beat me to it.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    It seems that every single language of the ActiveX control is installed.

    "Install ALL the things" etc.

    Zemm:
    "23:13:59" is still "of the clock"

    Yes, but people don't say "o'clock" except on the hour, more or less. "twenty-three thirteen o'clock" sounds weird.

  • CarrieVS (disco) in reply to Zemm

    Yes but nobody ever adds "o'clock" to a time given in digital-display-style in the English language. There's no particular reason why it doesn't make sense but it just isn't the way anyone talks and as a consequence it sounds truly weird. You may disagree and that's fine but it's clearly what the perceived WTF was.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to mark_bowytz
    mark_bowytz:
    Finally. Someone posted what I was thinking when I picked the submission.

    Given recent forum discussion, I keep reading it as "Uber."

  • Zemm (disco) in reply to CarrieVS
    CarrieVS:
    Yes but nobody ever adds "o'clock" to a time given in digital-display-style in the English language.

    Ah, but we have some people "of non-English-speaking descent" at my workplace, and a lot of their comments are more Engrish, so you are making assumptions here. Unfortuneately some of their ... ahem ... wording has made it into Production. Customer (and their customer) facing Production.

  • CarrieVS (disco) in reply to Zemm

    I'm not making any assumptions. The email is in English.

    Maybe it's poor English because the person writing it spoke poor English and nobody more fluent checked it. Maybe they spoke perfectly good English and didn't check the format the time would be in when it was populated, or said format has been changed since the message was written and nobody noticed it now didn't agree with the sentence. Maybe it's none of the above. I don't know, but whatever the reason it's still bad English.

  • LorenPechtel (disco)

    As multiple people have said, it looks like every language of the ActiveX is installed. However, this might be user error--I see all those languages show up as optional updates. Perhaps she installed them and so Windows responds by installing the ActiveX for every language that Windows is set up to use.

    As for turning off you uter--that's a stutterer from the quiverfull movement. They're trying to say not to turn off your uterus!

  • Keith (disco)

    I'm getting a 404 on the link to the article in the first post. Hard to diagnose why because I'm on my phone.

  • xaade (disco)
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  • JoeCool (disco) in reply to xaade

    Yup, link for the article broken in RSS feed.

  • xaade (disco) in reply to JoeCool

    I wonder if it happens in this sequence.

    Posting an article creates the topic and post in the forums.

    Someone sees that the link to the article isn't correct and edits the article.

    Update doesn't edit forum post.

  • xaade (disco) in reply to Zemm

    That's a little pedantic for a WTF.

    But o'clock is pretty much out of the language in Texas.

    Most everyone uses AM or PM to end their times.

    And if you use 24h time, you end it with "hundred"

  • xaade (disco) in reply to FrostCat

    Reply to all the posts!!!

  • JoeCool (disco) in reply to xaade
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  • accalia (disco) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    Reply to all the posts!!!

    hmm... this one we shall need to watch out for. given time it could take our spoon from us.... ;-)

  • discoursebot (disco) in reply to JoeCool
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  • xaade (disco) in reply to accalia

    I'm bored.

    And I don't feel entertained unless that little chat bubble on the toolbar has a number beside it.

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  • sockbot (disco) in reply to accalia

    Yes master Apparently Archetype, I shall appear as summoned.

    <!-- Posted by SockBot 0.14.0 "Elfish Emily" on Fri Nov 21 2014 12:18:48 GMT-0500 (EST)-->
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  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to LorenPechtel

    Yeah, looks like Alfred Pennyworth A.'s grandmother just clicked the ALL THE LANGUAGES button, and got exactly what she asked for.

  • Onyx (disco)
    machtyn:
    Immediately runs off to google translate, pastes in "jjjjdjdjdjdjjdjjdjdjdjdj", change resulting language to Macedonian, click on the speaker icon to hear ... "music?"

    Speaker ic... waitaminute!

    Opera: [image]

    Chrome: [image]

    What in the... they are both WeBlinkMium (or whatever it's called this week) engine! Y no speaker Google? Or Opera? Who screwed up and WHY?

  • anonymous234 (disco) in reply to Onyx

    Google has intentionally restricted Opera's features several times now. For a long time I couldn't use reverse image search without spoofing my user-agent. Yeah, don't be evil my fucking ass.

    I don't know why Opera doesn't just give up and set the user agent to be identical to Chrome's on all of *.google.com.

  • Onyx (disco) in reply to anonymous234
    anonymous234:
    Google has intentionally restricted Opera's features several times now.

    It was even more fun back in the 11/12 days when Opera had better standards compliance than Chrome and shit still didn't work. I remember spoofing the agent to get the then new image search with previews working the same like in Chrome and Firefox. Of course, it worked flawlessly.

    I mean, then they could at least say that they didn't test shit with Presto and leave it at that. But now that Opera Chromiclone is the standard... WTF Google?

  • Evo (disco) in reply to CarrieVS
    CarrieVS:
    Yes but nobody ever adds "o'clock" to a time given in digital-display-style in the English language. There's no particular reason why it doesn't make sense but it just isn't the way anyone talks and as a consequence it sounds truly weird. You may disagree and that's fine but it's clearly what the perceived WTF was.

    Just because nobody uses it doesn't make it illegal. According to the definition it seems perfectly in order. This seems to be a nice way to indicate that it's a time, universally. Even Americans using the stupid 12-hour clocks will understand that it's a time they're talking about, this way.

  • xaade (disco) in reply to Evo

    The one disadvantage of a 24 hour clock is that on it's analog clock equivalent, one has to multiply the hour by 2.5 to get the minutes.

    So the minute hand is pointed at the tick for hour 6, you have to multiply 6 by 2.5 to get 15.

    For a culture group that seems so fixated on everything being in stages of 10, why they haven't "fixed" time in the same manner is a little confusing.

    Why can't noon be hour 5.

    Let's see

    24 * 60 = 1440.

    So, you could have 10 hours with 144 minutes each.

    144 * 60 = 864.

    So you could have 10 hours with 10 minutes each. Each minute would have 864 seconds.

    I know there's a little too much dependent on seconds for us to fix that, but there you go.

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to Keith

    On TUESDAY (Tuesday... tuesday... uesday...) Get ready Redmond, for the biggest patch update of the year!

    This Tuesday, Windows Eight is going to EXPLODE! Microsoft together with Coors Light bring you MONSTER (Monster... monster... onster...) PATCH (Patch... patch... atch...) UPDATES (Updates... updates... pdates...)!

    It's hard drive twisting action from seven until ten PM with DOT NET versus THE INTERNET EXPLORER! (Explorer... explorer... plorer...)

    DON'T TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER! (Uter... Uter...)

  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to JoeCool

    Crazy thing. So, behind the scenes in the new CMS, I can specify a custom URL for whatever a story is. Astute readers will notice the typo in today's article title.

    I fixed it after go-live and tried to keep the old URL but no joy. Filed a bug report.

  • Spectre (disco)

    "23:13:59 o'clock UTC" is clearly wrong - it should be "23:13:59 o'UTC clock".

    xaade:
    And if you use 24h time, you end it with "hundred"

    So... 23:13:59 hundred?

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to Spectre
    Spectre:
    So... 23:13:59 hundred?

    Pronounced "Oh twenty three thirteen fifty nine hundred".

  • hungrier (disco) in reply to xaade
    xaade:
    [something like metric time]

    Swatch tried to invent some universal time system with 1000 minutes in a day, but I don't think it went anywhere aside from some Dreamcast game.

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to CarrieVS
    Maybe it's poor English because the person writing it spoke poor English
    English is a bastard language that exists in many variants. There is Received English, US English, Indian English, various African variants, and numerous variants within the British Isles. Generally speaking, every speaker of one of these variants regards all others as speaking poor English. As a speaker of received English as spoken in an English public (i.e. private) school, I am of course right about all aspects of English usage :wink: But as someone who once learnt linguistics, I know that the only poor English is that which fails to convey meaning correctly.

    The question with English is, is it understandable easily? If so, it is good English. The only thing wrong with the o'clock is that it is not part of standard ISO formatting, which is not an English issue but a standards issue. It is perfectly understandable by almost all English speakers.

    FrostCat:
    That doesn't make sense. It should be "twenty three hundred thirteen fifty nine or maybe "twenty three thirteen hundred fifty nine."
    The "hundred" is the military way of saying "the exact hour", i.e. zero minutes. So there is no hundred in a time which does not have two zeroes after the hour.
    boomzilla: Given recent forum discussion, I keep reading it as "Uber."
    Given attempts in the German courts to stop Uber, if they succeed will the first verse of the German national anthem be reinstated as "Deutschland, Deutschland uber Uber"?
  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    Pronounced "Oh twenty three thirteen fifty nine hundred".

    That doesn't make sense. It should be "twenty three hundred thirteen fifty nine or maybe "twenty three thirteen hundred fifty nine."

    Also ISWYDD and it will not stand.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to hungrier
    hungrier:
    Swatch tried to invent some universal time system with 1000 minutes in a day

    Didn't the French try a decimal calendar and time after the Revolution? Even they couldn't hack it, though.

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