This is what I call excellent placement for a fire hydrant. At least, if you hit it, it'll be close at hand if/when your car sets on fire. (Thanks for the pic, Foxx.)
Bit late to apply for this scholarship, no?
(Originally from Jan 6, 2005; Submitted to This Is Broken) - "I was recently browsing through the list of extensions available for Mozilla Firefox, and I came across a little problem. Not only is there a Microsoft Windows Media Player extension for Firefox, the description reads "RealPlayer". This is sort of interesting, because I don't think the first thing on Microsoft's mind is to give publicity to a competing media player product (even if the name is a bit outdated)."
(Originally from Jan 24, 2007; Submitted to This Is Broken) - "I was recently playing with the Dell "Build-A-System" section and decided to mock up a nice build just to get an idea on pricing. I click through everything, and get to the point where checks for the status of the components I selected, then informs me that there is a problem with the compatibility of some of the components I had selected. Upon clicking to reveal what the problem was, Dell informs me that Windows Vista has a problem with the optical drive selected. This would normally be fine, but I see two problems arising: First, why is Dell informing me that there is a problem with a pair of optical drives, then telling me that my configuration is perfect for Vista Premium? But...even wierder....why does Dell think I want to install Windows Vista on this machine if I knowingly selected FreeDOS as the operating system?"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998007 - PLZ USE AND ONLY COULD YOU USE PROPER ENGLISH?
You know, I've seen things complain about users before. But discriminating against the way they smell is just a little too far in my book... (Yes, I know it says B-[zero]...)
Why am I blocked because the server wasn't found? Is the Server Not Found page going to scar me for life? (Taken at school.)
As amazing as this is, it's also a true screenshot of the file sizes of my QEMU images of OS/2 Warp 4, and Windows 95/98.
There's a few small problems: 1) Where do I put the disk in? 2) How do I attach it to my computer? 3) Who in their RIGHT MIND would pay $250 for a lead-acid battery OR a floppy drive?!? From: http://www.amazon.com/Internal-1-44-Floppy-Disk-Drive/dp/B00008VF60/ref=sr_1_33/002-6542253-0332030?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1183595524&sr=1-33
(From http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070717/od_nm/britain_chastity_dc;_ylt=AgvSkcfont6KyimeLrYXff6ek3QF ) The article's about a girl who lost a court case over her being banned from wearing the equivalent of a "chastity ring" in school. Click for the slideshow, and you find it labeled "Same-Sex Marriage Issues".
ReactOS v0.3.1 - We all knew that problems can crop up from time to time...but since when is being successful a problem? Oh wait...Bill Gates....
(1 of 2) I was playing the game with the Mobil codes to try and win whatever. Now, explain to me why my caps share codes...is it me or does this just save me the time of bothering to enter the other two (they're losers). Thanks for saving my time! (Sorry for the lower left cap being all flashed out because of the oil residue; I promise it's legit.)
(2 of 2) I was playing the game with the Mobil codes to try and win whatever. Now, explain to me why my caps share codes...is it me or does this just save me the time of bothering to enter the other two (they're losers). Thanks for saving my time! (A slightly more readable version.)
I wanted to play that game with the soda bottle lids...you know, the one where you enter a code off a cap and try to win stuff? Well, I go to enter my code...let's just say that "Drink, Share, Win" should become "Drink, Share"...because nobody wins when the damn script is screwed up.
(And WHY are they using IIS? And I love the fact that the complete path to the file at fault is displayed for all to see.)
(From http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/07/24/32-common-color-names-for-easy-reference/ ) Alright, so these are supposed to be 32 of the most common color names...now explain to me why if "Lavendar" is so popular it can't even be proof-read or spell-checked. Or was the author hoping for a pirate accent? Laven-DARRRRRRRR!
I'm glad to hear items were found, but what are these 'items' and what are you doing looking for them? Not to mention this is a static HTML page...which further begs the question of why such lines would be appearing anyway...
While some people may want to hurry up and just be done with it, it appears that the baseball team for my school district isn't going to be going to State Finals for a while. (Yes, I know it's just a typo...but is the next one?)
I'm honored to be in the late James Brown's address book. (Yeah, I know "James" and "Brown" are common names...it's still funny to see that in your inbox though.) Other names and the names of my accounts blurred for their/my protection.
E-Mail and computer use are prohibited in the dorms? Wow...so why am I packing up a computer again? Anyway, this is broken because at first glance it looks like computers are prohibited devices. If you click "Prohibited Activities", it goes into detail about how SPAMMING and TAMPERING WITH OTHER STUDENTS' COMPUTERS are prohibited. Way to scare a fella, mates.
I don't know about you, but I'm sure not sticking around in this life long enough to reap the benefits of that torrent. Come to think of it, there will probably be faster, more efficient methods of acquiring "images of your favorite free operating systems" that don't require you to live for 12 generations. I mean, this isn't exactly something I can bequeath, is it? It wouldn't be useful...
Why a stupid rewards card needs more leading zeros in the account number than there are digits in the dollars column of my bank account statement is beyond me.
I should hope I can skip buying this book. After all, it's required, but not required. If I have to buy it...I think I can get off buying new, don't you? Unless there's a discount on the used.
Again, a possible situation for a typo...but I'd expect people to check especially the school name they're working on this for...
Because every US English keyboard comes with Kenji keys, right above the home row... (found while searching for drivers for a digital camera)
You know it's a sign the world is falling apart (or at least the most basic rules of mathematics) when Google can't even calculate '1+1'.
You know...for once Geek Squad might actually have done something right? Only $100 to install Office on a Wii? Does it come with free Bluetooth keyboard? (Via Digg: http://digg.com/nintendo_wii/Interesting_addition_to_Wii_s_in_Canada )
All I wanted was my Diet Pepsi. No, really. Who the f*** swaps JUNK for a bottle of Diet Pepsi? (Thanks for finding that, 'stang.)
There are a few glaring problems with this e-mail. The first one is glaringly obvious: It kills your eyeballs just trying to read it, what with the colored text and the annoying wood background. (It seems me blurring played with how the color shows up a little bit...but you get the idea.) Also, notice that there is no subject to the message? (No, I didn't remove that.) And that signature (while you can't read it too well) could use some working-on as well. (Anything remotely identifying has been blurred to protect the sender's identity.)
If the user is banned, why are you still letting him log in?
Wow...what great user management we have.
You know, this is one of those times when Wikipedia really shoots itself in the foot instead of being a helpful resource. Instead of helping me find the list of US movie releases for 2007, it kindly suggests that I'm looking for lesbian action. At least the second lesbian link is closer to what I was looking for...if only by the sort order. :(
This is the first instance where I've seen torrents actually give me space back. Is this a revolutionary new way to get hard drive space?
There are not one, but TWO problems here. The first one stems from the fact that FastWeb suggests the street address for a job opportunity as an address Google Maps has an extremely hard time locating. The second is that, no matter how you put it, I don't think Shell is 9999 miles away from anything. Is the entire continental US even 9999 miles wide or high?
So...they've been available for over 130 years? Now that's what I call a stable Internet connection and a world of longevity.
XOX Apparently whoever was in charge of this wrote it on Valentine's Day and decided it would be best to include the holiday spirit with the Utility Manager help file. XOX
This is the notification e-mail for me attaching online access to my bank account. Well, let's just see what's wrong with this picture. First off, the address the bank sends this notification with is different than where they want replies. And did you notice that replies go to an SBC account (*cough*unprofessional*cough*)? And I know you can't see it, but they give a telephone number registered in a different state, even though the bank doesn't even exist in that state. In short, this looks exactly like I would expect a fake to look...where's the professionalism, people? Even I could craft something more official-looking than this.
I have to admit: I'm confused. How do you ship a package in a big U-shape and still have it turn up where it could have gone in a straight shot in under a day? Has UPS developed some super-secret package teleportation device? (Thanks for showing me your package tracking, dee_.)
Uhh...I won't even begin to describe the horror that is this page on my college's web site. Bizarre markup, debug messages...and the fact that the URL on the page and in the address bar don't match up. And oh yes, I'm sure everything loaded. (Thanks Sam for taking a 'shot of this!)
That's alright...I can't spell 'transcript' either.
Is it me, or is there just too much Star Wars humor in this sign about how to get at your campus mail?
One question...how do I open the package?
Talk about a handicapped-accessible ride. (Thanks for sharing, Andy!)
Who would have thought that higher education meant thinking of the values of numbers are higher than they actually are? And this is from a college textbook, no less. (No, the handwriting's not mine; yes, this was taken using my Razr's camera and I apologize for the poor quality.) The book is 'Chemistry, 7th Edition' by Zumdahl if you're interested in an Amazon lookup or something.
Uhh...is that picture the true-to-life size? Is that Rubik's cube really that small? (From http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Moves-5019-Rubiks-Cube/dp/B000NJDH8U/ref=sr_1_23/102-3192170-3681733?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1188519856&sr=1-23 )
You know, I always knew that Windows was useless.
To the contrary, Hamachi. I think 98.4 years is plenty of time for me to try your product. Not that I was ever part of the trial in the first place...but if you're offering...
No smoking, drinking, eating, or flammable goods I get. But what the heck? No durians? What the devil is a durian, anyway?
What a way to segregate. I'm sure there's one for African-American books as well...I just haven't found it yet.
Now this is what I call instant wireless deployment.
I hope the guy who wrote the title to that song knew his musical alphabet better than his English.
Pacel tape? Pacel tape? I wonder how strong pacel tape is compared to duct tape...
This vacuum includes 14.4 volts of power. And 3.3 pounds of incorrect technical term usage.
Why would you say that I can skip questions and then suggest that I fill out everything asked of me?
It's alright, iTunes. I'm surprised there's an update too.
I don't know which part of this is worse...the fact that this iPod remote costs more than $100, or the fact that it shares the design of my laptop mouse.
Woot sells out....without anybody having to lift a finger!
First, whoever decided that checkmarks were best implemented as drop-down boxes needs to be shot. Second, you don't ask for additional comments BEFORE someone is done with the survey you're asking them to fill out. How are they to be sure their concerns aren't going to be addressed if you don't give them a chance to see the entire thing first?
You know...I've always wondered why shipping took so long. And now I know. My packages ship...into a state of non-existence. Now...can anyone tell me when I should expect my package to leave "" ?
Between you and me, I think it's a choice between 5 free ringtones (not including carrier charges) and none of an unknown currency. I think I'll pass on both.
Is it me, or does this totally defeat the idea of a product recommended for novices? I would expect some sort of ease of use...
So, you were saying about that sale on Amazon? (Thanks Andy)
It wasn't until after the third try that I realized the answer was "E. Nonexistant".
eBay's got a fresh idea, it appears. "Don't treat the users as individuals...treat them as money waiting to be raked in."
"How much would you pay for this advanced entertainment device? $100? But wait...it has Wi-Fi! NOW how much would you pay? $200?" (Joke from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk )
You know, I was kind of hoping my bandwidth would be utilized on things that were more productive...like, for instance, a dictionary or online spell-checking service.
I know you can't see the cursor, but I'm hovering over the Products link. How the heck am I supposed to use the pop-up menu on the left side of the screen if it's rollover-based? (And all the other choices do the same thing.) Try it yourself: www.gmde.net
Please wait...for you to finally realize that this is going nowhere and to click OK. Not that it's any of my business, but it doesn't actually check for updates until after you click OK anyway... (The sidebar glitch is just that, a glitch - it's caused by the Windows theme I'm using.)
From the people who bring cheap goods, low-paying job opportunities, and a load of "hicks" to your neighborhood, I bring you the letters in the hardware department in a Wal*Mart near my college. I think the employee in charge of this display learned his alphabet from two very potty-mouthed parents.
That's alright, I wasn't expecting delivery until hell freezes over anyway.
They don't want you to look for torrents if you live in the US, but they have no problem whatsoever playing the role of a porn search engine. Then again, they are fighting for your privacy, right?
You're right, that is a steal. Now if only I knew what it was I was paying nothing for.
So, what was choice 21 again?
Not even a magnifying glass will help you...this is like trying to read through the peephole on your front door.
Nice search results...all 147 of them.
It seems like Symantec can't make up their mind whether a downloader is something of importance or nothing at all. I wonder which one is more believable...
When they said "Front Bay Mount", I thought they meant front bay mount on a typical case...not a PCI slot cover. Why do I need to grope around to the back of my case to access the "front-mount fan controller"?
Who thought it was a good idea to add fake jewels to a patch cable?
Doesn't that businessman look ever so professional with his "Behind The Ear PC Headphones"? It almost looks as though he's about to close a million-dollar deal!
Wow...I wonder what the sudden increase in estate-planning software sales indicates... Is the end of the world coming? Wait a minute, why's this filed under 'Entertainment'?
404 Benefits Not Found -- I guess you really don't get anything out of them. (Thanks to alambert for bringing this to my attention!)
My dorm roommate got this letter regarding Runescape from Jagex...only they never signed it. Or even typed out who it was from. Not even on the back...
Is there anything at all that strikes you as appealing about these bagged oranges at a Meijer store near my college campus?
I honestly don't find it necessary to tell me more than once that your useless e-mail message has no viruses. The more I see, the more I become suspicious. (Notice the scroll bar...)
It's a crappy picture, but this little Meijer self-checkout machine is running Windows NT Workstation. (I believe it was NT WS 3, if I recall correctly.)
Technology required, eh? And an update to some out-of-date VB6 runtime files that aren't updated anymore? How bloody useful!
Enter my master password for my cryptographic key, and then what? You never make any sense when you.
Not truly broken, but I thought this was definitely screwed up. (Screencap of Adult Swim's Bible Fight game.)
So, who is Michael Nash? Well, apparently he's not an Irish-American filmmaker, since that page doesn't exist on Wikipedia. And apparently Michael Nash the theater director doesn't exist either. (Both noted by the red link text for their names, which on Wikipedia denotes missing links.)
Either petes99 is a psychic, or Woot's broken. Again.
That's one big file. At least it will be there 38 minutes ago. Or does the dual-negative-sign make it positive? (Thanks to Charles for this one.)
What kind of Bluetooth adapter goes for $90?
I know it's a somewhat crappy pic, but that's a cardboard TV up top on this entertainment center display. So what's with the ratty extension cord being stored inside?
I love the poll results. Perhaps they might try calculating them in terms of a human-understandable 100% though?
Things usually work a lot smoother if you actually do something with the popup window instead of just telling me that I need to keep it open. That's just lame.
Everyone hates it when the vending machine fails to deliver. Everyone hates it even more when the vending machine is maintained by the organization you're affiliated with. (Hurray for Sucrose@ACM...)
At first sight, it looks like the expiration date on these waters is long after I'm due to 'expire.' (Yes, I know it means June 30th, 2008.)
Since when does a popup with the filename 'stealth.htm' sound like something I *WANT* to open?
So let me get this straight. I can entrust Google to keep any e-mail from Google private...and forward it to *GASP* a Google G-Mail account? Very nice.
I don't know what's worse...all the pushpin holes from someone desperately trying to keep this sign on the bulletin board it's attached to, or the belief that the solitary pushpin is necessary with that overabundance of staples.
Vegetarian bacon? That's a new one by me, but this ad from my dorm's dining hall claims it exists. (If you don't notice, they flipped the labels on the legend at the bottom.)
Doesn't the mere fact that I subscribed to this rag at one point mean I'm probably not in need of 'Windows Vista For Dummies'? How about something more thrilling, or at least useful?
I'm sure it was necessary to create a full-page notification in Word that the information isn't ready and then export to PDF. Though I wonder whether the time it took to do that would have been enough to finish 'constructing' the information that should be here. (Thanks to alambert!)
So what price is that assault rifle?
I think it should be rather difficult to run Vista with a 0 MB video card, let alone AOE III. (Thanks to Charles for sending this one over!)
That's funny...I don't remember confirming The Invisible Man as a friend. All the same, I hope his relationship isn't tanking or anything, and wish for all the best. (I promise you that the only manipulation done to this image is privacy protection.)
So it looks like there might be some rain rolling in from the...no, wait a minute, I do believe that the grayed-out area will be disappearing from the face of the Earth tonight, followed by a high of sixty-five tomorrow. (Thanks to Dan Freedman for capturing this marvel of Microsoft map fail.)
Woot, honestly, what you're offering today sucks. No, really, I mean it sucks. No? You don't realize your thumbnail is a Dyson vacuum cleaner? Oh, you're saying it can control the TV and sucks? I guess that works. (As seen on 5-22-2008)
The day they have to advertise soda as being "Big Daddy Size" is the day I claim that pop culture is broken.
This image from a TechPowerup review leaves me seriously reconsidering this heatsink. I mean, I have no intention of using the 'lable' for anything after I peel it off. And then again, you sort of have to peel any 'lable' off before you stick it somewhere anyway. (Thanks to UberArchangel for finding it, original http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/1283Cooler/images/base1.jpg )
You know, it's rather hard to see how my page looks in IE 5.5 with a virus dialog on top of it. (And I promise you, the virus alert wasn't caused by any content on TechCentric.org...) Screenshot taken by BrowserShots.org.
You know, the point of voicemail and voicemail notifications is to take messages when people are not around to talk directly with you. Somehow, I don't quite think the sender of this fax (from my father's office) comprehends that. (Can I have my ink back please?)
This is the kind of traffic graph you get when your packets are being chased off with a gun. (Thanks to tomass for the pull from his library!)
I think Twitter's suffering from a little dyslexia or something at the moment. I couldn't even make this up. (Yes, it's two screenshots joined midway to let you see just how epic this screwup is.) And no, what looks like artifacting was actually rendered (notice how they line up with the header/footer links. Ah yes, and everyone follow Lakeisha.
All four of the people involved in posting this article suck. Why? In the wake of the "Great Amazon Crash of 6-6-2008", they can't stop to edit their indirect quote to have any reasonable time. This is broken because A) 24-Hour time removes the need for AM/PM designations B) 13:25 is PM C) How do two authors and two editors miss something like this? (Originally found by TimNorman)
You know, I'm sure the seller of this item is just PLEASED with the response he got. Namely, a pair of retards duking it out to pay more than face value for a GIFT CARD. And outbidding yourself? Priceless... (Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130221609663&ssPageName=STRK:MESO:IT&ih=003 )
You know, if I were just skimming headlines, I'd probably be willing to slop down some java in return for immortality, right? And I mean, come on, it's not like you're misleading anyone by getting anywhere specific at the END of the paragraph...
You know, I've had this battery for approximately four years now (seeing as it came with my laptop)...and I hadn't noticed that the labels contradict each other to an extent. The inside label of the battery (faces laptop) explicitly states the battery's chemistry; the outside label fares poorly, instead hoping for the all-inclusive approach.
Saitek, explain to me why you package a CD in a paper sleeve...with the CD wrapped inside another layer of cellophane? A little over the top, don't you think? And look - the bottom of the cellophane pouch is even rounded off!
From the game Enter The Matrix: I didn't know you could climb ladders if they were two feet to the left of you. I'll try that next time I need to change a light bulb...or else just chalk that one up to a "glitch in the Matrix."
So if hyphen is doing dash, then what are comma and period up to?
A company making rounds of my neighborhood today left these fliers advertising their business. I think they're advertising their skill at predicting hailstorms in the future, though.
My hometown Meijer seems to be having major difficulties with their price-checking scanners dotted throughout the store today. Can I have a price check on fail?
Little does everyone know, but Best Buy's attempts at sending advertisements out to their customers have a very generic plain-text portion to their e-mails. (The HTML portion displays as it should.)
Someone working on Aptana's documentation wiki seems to have forgotten that sample source code only works when it's complete. (Link: http://www.aptana.com/docs/index.php/Overlay_an_Image_on_Rollover )
(From atv) According to Amazon's Mechanical Turk, they've approved him for more work than he actually put in. Knowing him, though, they're just compensating him in advance (hence the negative number of pending submissions).
It's not the best picture (cell phone cam), but it's also not often you have Windows Setup asking you to insert the installation CD into what commonly passes for the floppy drive. (Thanks, Steve!)
If adding words to the Windows Dictionary is so bloody important, I wonder what my security patches are classified as... Low?
If you look closely behind the telephone pole, you can see the top half of a Windows message box poking out from the bottom edge of a large screen. (Taken in Las Vegas by Azakus.)
Something's wrong with this picture. When you find it, you'll know it's a real Thriller. (Thanks to Azakus for sending back memoirs of his trip to Las Vegas.)
Spammers just don't have the idea that you find "Miss" in front of a woman's name these days. Yes, women. You might have heard of them? (Women: Please note that I resisted the temptation to make a "There are no women on the Internet!" crack. Also, I'm single.)
Once getting through Chase's horribly-designed and poorly-validated excuse for a loan application, you come to realize that it's not as online-based as one would think. That's right, beyond this page is a fourteen (yes, 14!) page PDF that you need to sign and mail to them. If I were them, perhaps I would come up with some unique identifier to put in there and save the 13 extra pages that aren't a signature sheet.
Is it me, or does having 2^32 - 1 cases in stock seem a little excessive? Is this case actually that popular that four billion people are expected to order it?
Google seems to have quite the face detection bug, in that the detection seems to drift about three feet below where a face might actually be located. (Admittedly, there are other better examples in my collection, but I didn't think to add it until now.)
(Face blurred by request of subject.)
(Edited for privacy) You know, I could swear I read Matt Meher's quote somewhere...oh wait, Cynthia said that too! (And a side note: No, the poor-looking layout isn't completely because of my editing; the people who produced this fail at life.)
My school tries hard to tell you why the dorms (and attached dining halls) are the best part of campus. I think they tried a little too hard avoiding spell-check in their quest, though.
I wish Microsoft all the luck in the world in launching their online version of Office. I hope they can find "sucess" in much the same way they did in implementing spell-check. (Screenshot found in the announcement here: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/Features/2008/oct08/10-28PDCOffice.mspx ) (Thanks to jon_ for leading me to this.)
My college apparently has issues with their spelling. Go figure.
This Picasa album requires the browser to be operated by a human.
Oh, wait, you're human. You're not supposed to be reading this.
Uhh, what do scams and stupidity have in common? Quite a lot, apparently, as evidenced by this "notice" my university has. And what does a guy behind a shower door have to do with any of this, anyway?
Last I checked, it wasn't exactly legal to put a table and lamp in front of a fire exit. (Sent from my phone.)
Umm, and I suppose the Digg plugin shows how many bottles of Coke I've knocked back in the past week?
That must be one huge pizza. I bet it'll feed you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a midnight snack all through finals.
Yes, because MS-Paint-generated phone cords belong plugged into that penguin's crotch.
There's just something so odd about a watch that forgets that there are 12 months in a year. At least it can still keep time.
Don't walk...walk...don't walk...walk. I'm more than a little confused by this traffic signal in NYC. (Submitted by The_Ugster)
Sorry for the crappy cellphone-pic, but it seems that the restaurant I took this shot at decided to forego a round of spell-check in the design of their menus.
It appears that Facebook is working on a time machine, and accidentially allowed Nick's friend Matt to use it for wall posts. (Submitted by Nick Schwab)
Wow, that's a heck of a deal for a 500 GB hard drive at TigerDirect. (Submitted by donkeykong)
Not only are you getting a look at my pathetic web stats, but you're getting a great look at the month that wasn't. That's right, StatPress Reloaded seems to have forgotten that there are TWELVE months in a Gregorian calendar. (Taken New Years Day, 2009.)
There's no easy way to show that the hidden side of this shelf is also covered in business and money management guides, but the aisle definitely doesn't have anything on construction, remodeling, or interior decorating. Taken at a local Borders.
I've been trying to ween my parents off of AOL for years (at least to use Thunderbird), but they won't have any of it. However, I think I've finally found the ultimate reason: functioning spell-check.
As amusing as it is to find Christmas decorations up in a condominium lobby ten days after the new year, it's even more amusing to find that the "gifts" included in the decoration are wrapped with paper for the wrong occasion.
Someone needs to learn to control their kids better. (Seen at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.)
This exhibit allows you to photograph your eye with that kiosk in the bottom left corner and have it display on the various "eyeballs" on the wall. Unfortunately, either someone's running Windows 98 or one of the eyeballs failed. I prefer to think of the former. (Seen at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.)
You know, when this ticket was added to the Trac for the Zipit Linux Kernel, I don't think the poster realized that the developers didn't mean "enhancement" to refer to you-know-what.
I don't think this was the FireWire "interface" Ethan was shopping for when he sent a link to this Amazon product page to me. And at $849, it must be one heck of a professional product. (http://www.amazon.com/MOTU-Traveler-mk3-FireWire-Audio-Interface/dp/B0019R722C/ref=sr_1_200?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1233789129&sr=1-200 via Ethan)
I found this ad on Facebook. Do you think the advertiser could have taken the extra thirty seconds to make sure the image and text caption matched? O.o
Something tells me Valve never took an economics class. I hope their users have a little more intelligence, though. (As usual, though, I'm sure I'll be proven wrong.)
There's something awkward about having a sawhorse that reads "Workers Above" being used to secure a bit of road construction. Perhaps "Road Closed" might be a bit more appropriate?
That's funny. This dryer seems to be working just fine. It's not "staying on high," at any rate.
What I think happened here: 3DMark ignores the GB/MB and goes straight for the numeric value. A real sign of intelligence. (Thanks to Will for sending this in.)
Western Digital is better known for their drives than their user input validation. Either that, or I'm supposed to be known as Nick 3289472394. (Incidentially, this error didn't pop up when using IE...) Thanks to atv for sending this in!
Sorry, your idea of intelligence doesn't support this caption. Please download the latest version at a university. (Thanks, Charles!)
I'm still trying to grasp the math behind those six 'B RD AT L' things only costing a dollar.
This is a screenshot of the system tray on my laptop after waking it up from sleep in the middle of class. I wasn't aware that I had *21* wireless network cards to configure.
I'm not sure what's wrong with this particular Chinese restaurant, but it certainly wasn't the food.
If this is all the book contains, I can find better elsewhere. And for cheaper, too!
Notices usually work better when they're not posted at ankle level. I don't have eyes on my toes, and even if I did, they'd have issues seeing anything if I was wearing shoes.
There's something awkward about finding out your AIM account has been reserved for you since before you were born. Before the concept of AIM was started, too. Someone was on top of things...
One of the Twitter spammers I seem to attract had a link to this money-making scheme. I guess plastering your name all over the page makes up for hiding it in the picture of your check, right?
If you're going to demonstrate that your applcation works well on an iPhone, don't show the iPhone in a landscape orientation unless your product works that way too.
If you're asking people to at least write intelligently, at least you could make sure the unintelligent among us follow the rules you're imposing. I think she's three words short, don't you?
Yes. Welcome to Wal-mart, where panties and frozen pizza are intelligently placed in the same aisle.
I don't know if a $3 coupon is worth the $.25 in tax that's going to be returned to my friend Charles. On the other hand, it proves that a coupon code has monetary value.
I know, I know. Some parts of the world exchange the use of the comma and period in numbers from what Americans use. However, since TechCrunch is an American site talking in U.S. dollars, there's no reason why they can't fix this one way or another, is there? (And, if it's a misplaced comma, why isn't there one in the $9500 right above it?)
Thanks to APCyberax from #hak5, we now know that Dell recommends what anyone who doesn't pay $55 for a $40 gift card would already pick.
Over my spring break, I managed to get a chance to head into downtown Chicago with friends. We needed to add some credit to our CTA cards to get around and ended up with this particularly entertaining message at one stop.
Try as I might, I could only find five characters in that captcha. How about you?
Well, even if I wanted to answer that, I don't think I could.
As helpful as Microsoft is trying to be, I find it highly unlikely that I live on or in either of those rivers. (Yes, as a matter of fact, there's more than one Illinois River.)
That text box must be useless, because, unless I'm blind, I don't see the 'Other' option.
Nick Tabick caption
Thanks to heydroid, we now know that Buffalo Wild Wings has been storing the resources for their spam mail on your computer all along.
So...do I have to wait for the integers to overflow to see my stats?
Google's definition of English doesn't seem to agree with what 99.999999999% of the world population would expect.
Add a show to your favorites on Jinni and you get the coordinates to the favorites button as confirmation of your action. I'm going to have to start using this trick at work...
If this is what swine flu looks like...well, it's not the least-appetizing thing I've ever seen.
What, it's been sixty days already? And I just installed you today (May 12th)!
The software itself is excellent. The "novel" idea to default the installer to placing files on the desktop (and providing a one-click button for it), not so much.
Thanks to atv, we now know that BIC has over 1000 years of experience making razors. (MVIII = 1008).
The next bulletin I received was titled "Avoiding & Fixing Spelling Problems: 'A Guide to the Dictionary'."
Alright, Facebook, enough! I get the idea that he likes Darkhorse already!
Two cell phones and two wireless routers? Buy.com, you really know how to put together a prize package.
That's quite the discount you get there for owning a copy of Transmit. I'll be forking over my $85 in just a moment... (Admittedly, Panic is having a sale, and just couldn't apply their discounted prices to anything other than a single license. It's still broken for as long as this sale goes on, though. ;) )
Can the people developing this website be any stupider? No. (more...)
I didn't know a diagnostic tool for testing each and every key on your keyboard was necessary, let alone the fact that it was a required part of the hardware diagnostics I found and ran on a client's machine out of boredom. The dictionary they used to spell-check this application was 'origional,' that's for sure.
I think Woot just accidentally confirmed that time travel exists. (Hint: Check out the stats.)
I know this is more of a Photoshop Disaster than anything, but is it me or does that girl have a trapdoor in the back of her head?
From the Unedited Copy Department: Read closely, and you'll find that ELM Enterprise Manager is useful for saving you time and enhancing your productivity, but that it actually helps ELM build their security policies.
Here's a thought: Instead of letting people enter '99' as a quantity and throwing a rather awkward alert when the tickets get added to the cart, why don't you just make sure people can't add more than two to start?
Last I checked, this was not the correct way to ride a horse. (Note the actions in the upper right corner.)
At first glance, that touchpad clearly looks like it's covered in something I don't even want to think about. At second glance, you decide that it just might be that Woot forgot to remove the protective sticker from the touchpad. Oops.
A 404 page that tells me I need something other than a Mac to view some "user console" when my user agent clearly says "Windows NT" in it? Sweet, Palm. Very sweet.
Invite Facebook to join...Facebook? Really, Facebook?
I've always wanted to download test files from Microsoft, let alone ones that were allowed to remain in the "New Downloads" list for several hours.
I didn't know Steam was capable of downloading updates at 21.5754337 TB/s. I thought my DSL was only 3Mb/s.
You know, I'm not quite sure how ducking and covering is going to keep my computer safe, but I'm always up for trying new things. (Found this through @McGrewSecurity on Twitter.)
That looks like a lot more than two words to me. Then again, maybe 'word' is a typo for 'sentence.'
Azakus sends in this lovely proof that, in the scheme of things, there is no emergency exit for life. Or something like that.
Sports equipment. Outdoor equipment. Networking equipment. It all makes perfect sense. Just like panties and pizza. (Thanks to Will for this one.)
This probably isn't the prime example of a broken item, but it sure is good to know that something has(n't) been working since July, 2007. (Thanks to Charles.)
AVG seems to be from the "ignorance is bliss" school of mind, where ignoring malware is the best policy. I tend to disagree. (Thanks, Charles!)
822432 hours of audio, huh? So you've been sitting in the car for nearly 94 years?
Why somebody would pick 'false' in the first place is beyond me, but it appears that HP has the same question. (Thanks, Steve.)
Considering that these were the only outlets around (yet they're in the grass), I'm confused as to both why there needs to be a handicapped-accessible sticker on the pole and how this is classified as handicapped-accessible in the first place.
I've been considering getting into World of Warcraft. I'm pleased that Office Depot thoughtfully let me know that I might need to build a new computer that can handle it. (Thanks for the tip, Steve.)
It seems as though the developers behind the KFVS website need a few refresher courses on web technologies. And perhaps a quick English lesson would have prevented them from failing to capitalize a proper noun. (Thanks to heydroid for sending this one in!)
PayPal intelligence level: 0.
Is the Earth going to be around that far into the future, let alone MediaFire?
I thought I would hit four billion people I'm following on Twitter first, especially when you notice that I don't upload images to DailyBooth.
Thanks to Steve, we now know that NBC's deleted scenes can be described with made-up typesetter's text.
Sure, everyone claims (insert Microsoft product here) is a memory hog, but none of them remotely compare to Apple's Activity Monitor, as HunterXI seems to have caught it being naughty by trying to allocate 16 EXABYTES of virtual memory.
ZipZoomFly might want to rethink their categorization. If the EeePC and Aspire One are classified as desktops, I'd hate to see what comes up under laptops. That, and the random numbers are one hell of a quote. (Thanks to heydroid for sending this my way!)
The_Ugster should know better than to have Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup open while running Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Setup. Wait a minute...
Oh, well perhaps this is the reason Steam has been acting up lately.
Thanks to Steve, we have this glimpse into the awkward situations Facebook application developers create. Remember people, not all people named "Danielle" are women, and "calendar" is ALWAYS spelled with a second "E."
You know, if I were the neighbor who dropped this infected PC off, this fake antivirus warning might actually look legitimate. Until you notice that I'm not connected to any network...
Those driving directions are only from an e-book, right? (Thanks to Steve for the sharp eye and the screenshot.)
So, if Valve's scheduled downtime is in the future, yet occurring right now, does that mean that Steam won't go offline two weeks from today?
I'm not concerned with the person on the other end of the chat so much as for whoever put up this Reddit-themed excuse for Omegle. Either the site is broken, or the person I was chatting with really did output MySQL errors... o.O
Last I checked, Left 4 Dead 2 was definitely a Steam game. And it would be a bit difficult for us to be using the Steam overlay if he wasn't using Steam...
Coke, why must you offer expired prizes?
To anybody else who comes across this Mailinator mailbox: enjoy the serial number. ;)
That's right, you heard it here first. I'm changing my name to *|MMERGE1|*.
I really hope that Amazon simply made a typo when they were adding the price to this book listing...
Valve might need to retake a math class or three...
While playing the Left 4 Dead 2 campaign "The Passing" with some friends from Team 9000, we found that Wootalyzer made a wonderful mule when it came to hauling excess health and ammunition. In spirit, at least, since we couldn't actually use any of the items that collected between his legs. (Also, does anybody notice the suspicious combination of a shotgun, a Magnum, and a bottle of pills?)
Thanks to Tomass, we find that we can upload an infinite number of data in under 19 minutes after already completing the upload we wanted in the first place.
Foxx sends in this lovely little gem compliments of the Synergy uninstaller.
A friend of mine sends in this lovely screenshot supporting his claims that he has found a black hole on his hard drive...
And now I'm 112% sure I shouldn't be using this RAM. Best part: It's registered, error-correcting server-grade DDR2.
Sythen brings us this lovely little screenshot from the little server that could...put most of today's equipment to shame. You know, if this were true.
Thanks to my G15 keyboard, Skype, and the appropriate plugins for Trillian, I've discovered that there is more than one way to be "oNLINE."
It's not everyday you hear news like that. Let me try: Testing caption for the This Is Broken Gallery Item.
Steve showed me this wireless thumbboard for his computer he recently picked up. complete with a slight issue with the number of letters on the keyboard.
So, how much are you willing to pay for a UPS? $10,000? $50,000? $100,000? :D
(Via Charles) If you're spending that much, shipping charges are the least of your worries.
Scuba sends us this lovely "restriction" preventing him from grabbing this torrent until tomorrow...except it just finished downloading.
Will sends us this lovely picture of the diagnostic display on an IBM 6F1 server. This error code supposedly indicates that the SCSI backplane is bad - real bad...
Charles sends word that we've broken Moore's Law as it relates to RAM.
So, uh, what's enabled?