The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: TDWTF's Community Server doesn't like me

    [quote user="dhromed"][quote user="DaveK"] [quote user="dhromed"] [quote user="PSWorx"]Which what?[/quote]  No, which in. [/quote] Who's on first. [/quote]   Wait wait don't tell me.  [/quote] What what?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 01-25-2013
  • Re: Metres or Miles .. who cares?

    I see the first WTF, but not the second. One calorie is the energy it takes to heat up a cubic centimeter of water by one degree (Celsius), in certain conditions surely to be mentioned by other pedantic forum members. So, considering we're mostly made of water, ten or twenty calories on a square centimeter of your skin should be enough for ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 01-22-2013
  • Re: Engineering

    [quote user="DrPepper"]Is it a real whiteboard?  My previous company had white-board paint painted on all the walls of the conference rooms; then trim was installed around the edges to make it look like a whiteboard.  If that is the case, then you just had an outlet inconveniently posititioned where the painted whiteboard was ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-21-2012
  • Engineering

    We've got a whiteboard at work. It was fixed to the wall, over a electrical outlet. Someone must've thought that losing a socket would be troublesome, so... On top of that, the socket was dead. And a little tilted. It's been fixed, and we've got another whiteboard without an outlet-shaped hole in it now.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-21-2012
  • Re: You can't retire; you know too much

    I've seen situations where STBR wanted to quit, and the company offered a multiplier on their salary for them to stay. In one case the STBR employee asked why the company didn't give him such a raise sooner. His boss was sincere about it: "well, you never mentioned anything about quitting until now". This STBR's last words to ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-17-2012
  • Re: Google Maps WTF

    [quote user="Sutherlands"][quote user="dhromed"][quote user="Bulb"]Mercator is the projection that matches local azimuthal projection at large scale[/quote]  Yes, but the downside is that Greenland becomes as big as Africa. [/quote]It simply doesn't matter when 99.9999% of the use is going to be on a local ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-12-2012
  • Re: Measures

    [quote user="Jeremy D. Pavleck"]That was never a problem for me, until I moved to DC and had to go through tunnels more often. I had assumed that if I'm interstate 66, heading East, and I enter a tunnel that the google maps would just use my current speed and such to keep the map updated until I got out of the tunnel. But it ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-05-2012
  • Re: GitHub is fucking broken fucking again

    God I hate the client in the OP. I use msysgit and even though ugly as hell it does the most of the job. What little it doesn't do, I do via bash.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-05-2012
  • Re: Measures

    [quote user="Fjp"]I don't think the 60m refers to the diameter of the large blue circle - it's the precision of locating the small blue dot. The large circle is there to help you see the dot.[/quote] When GPS is on, the circle is just a couple pixels larger than the dot on that zoom level. When the precision is about 15 feet, ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-05-2012
  • Measures

    I got a 3G plan a few days ago. I was walking around with my tablet in some closed space so it wasn't getting any GPS signal. So I wondered if it could find itself through the carrier's antennas. Resulting in this: "Precisão de 60m" translates roughly to "precision of ~190 ft". TRWTF isn't the accuracy of ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Renan on 12-04-2012
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