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  • Re: Amazingly screwed-up installation experience

    Sorry to interrupt with this on-subject reply. Feel free to skip it if you just want to continue with the current discussion; I won't be offended. [quote user="anotherusername"][quote user="Scarlet Manuka"]Slightly bemused, I changed it to Program Files.[/quote]You changed its installation path to a location with ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 05-12-2014
  • Amazingly screwed-up installation experience

    Today's star is Game Maker: Studio. My son, who is in his last year of primary school, is doing an extension course on making video games (something he's always wanted to do), and this is the software they're using. Note that it is not open-source software and the IDE is a Windows-only program. Also, on the kids' computers I ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 04-29-2014
  • Re: So... about that Heartbleed

    [quote user="El_Heffe"]The Official Spaces in Path Names FAQ: Q:  Why can't many Oracle programs handle paths that contain spaces? A:  Look . . . over there . . . behind those bushes . . . if you rename notepad.exe to program.exe something bad happens. See?  It makes perfect sense.[/quote] FTFY. Seriously, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 04-29-2014
  • Re: Why mathematicians are no fun at parties

    [quote user="HardwareGeek"]However, for the other stuff, if your body cannot digest foods that have been staples since the dawn of humanity, please do not contribute your defective genes to future generations.[/quote]Even accepting that philosophy, those with such problems probably still want to eat, so there's still a reason to have ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 04-23-2014
  • Re: Help me find the wtf's ?

    [quote user="PJH"][quote user="asdf323"] "Fortunatly" we use Lotus Notes. [/quote]Wouldn't it be more relevant to consider what the recipients might be using to read their emails?[/quote]Only if you didn't read the part where he said it was for HR and financial information on the company intranet.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 02-11-2014
  • Re: Ashes Cricket 2013: Post birth abortion

    [quote user="Vanders"]The worst part is, that video doesn't even come close[/quote] At least in that one they were trying. Check out this one from 09:00 onwards. Even more fun from 15:25 on. The batsman wound up with 108 not out from 5 balls. :) For bonus fun, at around 6:00 you can watch a fielder apparently pick up the ball and ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 11-28-2013
  • Because all software is .NET

    From a semi-spam email I got at work: [quote]As a software developer, you possess a set of .NET coding skills that you've nurtured and maintained throughout years of experience. These skills help you through the complex task of breathing life into any application. Since your .NET skills are universal... Why should you relearn everything ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 08-28-2013
  • Re: KosherSwitch

    [quote user="flabdablet"]which makes relentless hair-splitting rules-lawyering a deeply religious act.[/quote] Could there be a religion better designed for TDWTF readers?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 05-02-2013
  • Re: For when a pint glass isn't big enough for a pint...

    [quote user="joe.edwards"]OK, let's say we have two windows that are "always on top". We'll call the first one Unstoppable Force and the second one Immovable Object. You move Unstoppable Force to the same position as Immovable Object. What happens?[/quote] Raymond Chen writes another article for his blog, and a year ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 02-05-2013
  • Re: Best place to store business critical documents? Try Outlook deleted items!

    [quote user="cconroy"]J and U.  If the Romans didn't need them, neither do we.[/quote] I believe you mean J and W.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Scarlet Manuka on 01-11-2013
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