The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: Loooong story

    [quote user="mikeTheLiar"]How the fuck did you screen shot that? How tall is your monitor?[/quote] I suspect he hit Shift+Command+4, then pressed the spacebar and clicked in the window. That grabs a shot of the window from the screen buffer, so it doesnt matter how big the window is or if other windows are displayed over it.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 06-11-2014
  • Re: EU court ruling WTF

    Of course it isnt a silly ruling. Everybody knows Google === Internet. That said, I agree its silly and think it has merit. Silly because it puts the burden on the middle man rather than dealing with the problem at the source, but has merit because this middle man is the one everyone turns to to find things. Prevent Google from listing ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 05-15-2014
  • Re: "PCs are dead and Microsoft is a goner, everyone will soon upgrade to a tablet/phone/Chromebook"

    [quote user="morbiuswilters"]the tech media was completely run by people with the intelligence of crows who did nothing but gather piles of shiny objects.[/quote] As opposed to the person in the street?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 04-20-2014
  • Re: Early filing penalty

    [quote user="El_Heffe"]Maybe this.[/quote] [quote]Food must be brought in from outside, because you cant have an open flame in a mine.[/quote] What, theyve never heard of electric cookers or microwave ovens? Oh, and this gem: [quote]I used to chase people for months literally for one signature on one piece of paper. You want ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 03-24-2014
  • Re: Damn forced upgrade to Win7!

    [quote user="too_many_usernames"]I guess I'm "living in the old days" where if you remove power from a device, it has no choice but to go to sleep. Stupid "modern" systems that have to be "shut down properly" before they allow being shut off.[/quote] I think the last computer I owned that allowed that, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 03-21-2014
  • Re: Please click on the link below to exceeding your quota.

    Im guessing Multiple Subscriber Number.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 02-21-2014
  • Re: it is 64-bit

    [quote user="Maciejasjmj"]Besides, if you're not using the English version of Windows, your Program Files folder has never been named "Program Files" to begin with.[/quote] Dutch-language Windows 95:
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 01-26-2014
  • Re: Hardware

    [quote user="flabdablet"]Dells very rarely require you to unscrew things. They're all clips and hinges and slides and weird-ass catches that you only find by prodding and poking everything in sight[/quote] They dont make everything that can be loosened or removed from bright green plastic anymore, then? (My experience with Dell PCs ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 01-01-2014
  • Re: Hardware

    [quote user="locallunatic"]I can't think of a way you could build a case that allows you to put in a drive but not remove it.  Can you explain how they did this?[/quote] You get lost when its not a software problem, then?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Gurth on 12-31-2013
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