€222,222,222.22



  • Via ZeroHedge:

    A "German bank employee fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transformed a minor transfer into a 222 million euro ($293 million) order, a court heard Monday. The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead "fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard" -- making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order." Nearly a third of a billion mistake blamed on a "sleepy finger?" That's a new one...

    ...

    Luckily, not one Russian oligrach depositor was impaired as a result of this epic mistake, since the transaction was promptly unwound and the bank corrected the error. Where things get even funnier, and why this was ultimately taken to court, is because the sleepy man's 48-year old colleague let the mistake slip through when verifying the order. This promptly resulted in his termination.



  • Doesn't sound that WTFy to me..



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Doesn't sound that WTFy to me..
     

    Just the other day I accidentally transferred $L:a;lkdsjaflkdjf to my dog's savings account.



  • How the fuck do you type eleven twos instead of sixty two? Does the software eat anything above the hundred millions for "safety"?



  • @Ben L. said:

    How the fuck do you type eleven twos instead of sixty two? Does the software eat anything above the hundred millions for "safety"?

    I'm still trying to work out what happened to the 6. If he drifted off while pressing the 2, shouldn't the amount ended up as 622,222,222.22 ?

    And surely the system would have disallowed an obvious overdraft like that automatically? Unless somehow said pensioner was Rupert Murdoch.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Does the software eat anything above the hundred millions for "safety"?

    The softwre probably truncates the number, because the underlying data storage is a numeric(9,2) field, and when you get data that is obviously wrong the right thing to do - as EVERYBODY knows  - is to torture it untill it conforms. Transmitting errors from other layers is a simptom of careless coding.



  • @Quinnum said:

    I'm still trying to work out what happened to the 6. If he drifted off while pressing the 2, shouldn't the amount ended up as 622,222,222.22 ?

    Who said he was typing the number? Maybe he drifted off before starting and his finger happened to be close to the 2 (probably on the numpad, right?) and it held the key down for a second until it slipped off. Seems possible to me.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Doesn't sound that WTFy to me..
    TRWTF: @boomzilla said:
    Via ZeroHedge:



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Doesn't sound that WTFy to me..
    TRWTF: @boomzilla said:
    Via ZeroHedge:

    I like ZeroHedge. They show it's possible to be both clear-headed and completely batshit insane at the same time. Try reading the comments sometimes. It's nutjob gold: "THE MURDEROUS JEWS WHO CONTROL THE WORLD ARE GOING TO ENSLAVE US ALL AND PUT US TO WORK IN THEIR GEFILTE MINES!!! RON PAUL TRIED TO STOP THEM, BUT THE REPTILIANS KIDNAPPED HIM AND REPLACED HIM WITH A CLONE, WHO IMMEDIATELY STEPPED DOWN!!!!

    BUY GOLD!!!!!!!"



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Who said he was typing the number? Maybe he drifted off before starting and his finger happened to be close to the 2 (probably on the numpad, right?) and it held the key down for a second until it slipped off. Seems possible to me.

    mmmm true I guess. I can't get used to using the keypad for numbers so it sits on the side of my keyboard like an unloved child.


    Although my second point is still valid. It must be a shitty system that allows a transfer from an account with obviously not enough balance without triggering validation alerts or having to enter some sort of override code.


    Although this is bank software we are talking about I suppose...


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    My new retirement plan is to wire myself $222,222,222 to an offshore account (so they can't roll it back) and disappear from the country.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    My new retirement plan is to wire myself $222,222,222 to an offshore account (so they can't roll it back) and disappear from the country.

    [black screen]

    Narrator: It was the perfect plan..

    [cut to Joe eating breakfast cereal in his underwear]

    Narrator: Joe just wanted to wanted to make a bunch of money so he could retire to Fiji and open a bait shop...

    [cut to Joe, wearing a fishing hat covered with hooks, looking at a brochure for Fiji]

    Joe: [to himself] Man, I've just got to make a bunch of money so I can retire to Fiji and open a bait shop..

    [cut to Joe, pacing around the living room while he explains his plan to his two seated friends]

    Joe: So I figure I just gotta trick the bank into wiring $222,222,222.22 to an offshore account. My plan is to find a teller who's narcoleptic, seduce her, then find a way to get her to fall asleep while doing a transfer so her finger sorta hits the 2 key for a few seconds..

    Narrator: But that's when the unexpected happened.. ["hilarious" record needle scratch sound]

    [cut to Joe and pretty girl on date at fancy restaurant]

    Joe: [to girl] You look so beautiful tonight... [looks into her eyes, she stares back into his] ..I think I'm falling for you. [she falls face-first into her soup, loud ZZZZZZ sound effect, Joe waits a beat] Uh, waiter, I think there's a girl in my soup! [upbeat music starts playing]

    Narrator: [while montage of Joe and girl doing stuff together plays onscreen] From Paramount Pictures... a movie about finding out what's really valuable in life......

    Joe: [cut to scene of Joe, drenched, in pouring rain, yelling after girl who is angrily stomping away] I know what's really valuable in life, now! And it's not $222,222,222.22! It's love!

    Narrator: ...Love Sleeps. [montage and upbeat music continue for a few more seconds] This Fall, love sleeps!



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    snip

    Narrator: ...Love Sleeps. [montage and upbeat music continue for a few more seconds] This Fall, love sleeps!

    You have to make this movie!

    You should put it on Kickstarter. I will totes put some money in! *





    *May, like, totes not put any money in.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @aihtdikh said:

    You have to make this movie!

    I'd offer to play myself but Rob Schneider wants the role (and he needs the money worse than I do).

    @aihtdikh said:

    You should put it on Kickstarter. I will totes put some money in! *

    I put money in the Homestuck Kickstarter mostly for the totes.



  •  I'd like to audition for the part of the €222,222,222.22



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Rob Schneider

    I don't see you as.. "Schneider-esque". I think we should get that guy who looks like a corpse-slash-sex-offender and has that hideous voice.. you know, he was in Reservoir Dogs and The Big Lebowski.



  • @aihtdikh said:

    Kickslartibartfaster
     

    That's what she said.



  • TRWTF is, btw, that you won't get fired for entering 222M in a transaction, but for not noticing that your colleague did.



  • @derari said:

    TRWTF is, btw, that you won't get fired for entering 222M in a transaction, but for not noticing that your colleague did.

     

    Dunno. Which of the two is an accident, and which one is gross negle..neggel..negelecty thingy.... wait.. what... why the fuck do I not know how to spell neglesense ig..slig.. neg?

    Oh.

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/negligence

    ok

    sorry. Move along!

     

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @aihtdikh said:

    Kickslartibartfaster
     

    That's what she said.

    ... I hardly knew 'er!

    @dhromed said:

    your sex life is your own. I don't judge.

    I resent that! Sure, okay, maybe most of the time, but occasionally my sex life is someone else's too.



  • @derari said:

    TRWTF is, btw, that you won't get fired for entering 222M in a transaction, but for not noticing that your colleague did.

    As dhromey pointed out, the initial transaction was clearly an accident. The person fell asleep. Maybe they had some medical condition or something.



  • @dhromed said:

    Which of the two is an accident, and which one is gross negle..neggel..negelecty thingy.... wait.. what... why the fuck do I not know how to spell neglesense ig..slig.. neg?

    It's negligee, drop an "e" and add "nce".

    Also, if the falling asleep was caused by the person not getting enough rest the night before, it could be negligence. If a bus driver crashes falls asleep behind the wheel or a surgeon falls asleep during a sex change operation and both decided to go to work despite not sleeping adequately the night before, that would be negligent.

    For a bank teller, the threshold for negligence is probably a lot higher, though.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Maybe they had some medical condition or something.
     

    Like being in a union?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    negligee,
     

    ... gross negligee?

     

    ew



  • @aihtdikh said:

    occasionally my sex life is someone else's too.
     

    Dildos are not people.



  • @dhromed said:

    @aihtdikh said:

    occasionally my sex life is someone else's too.
     

    Dildos are not people.


    Don't listen to him, baby!





    When I typed the tag starting with "wait", the first auto-complete was "wait am i getting the dildos mixed up?". I should have run with it.



  •  Just draw little faces on them, like finger puppets.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I like ZeroHedge. They show it's possible to be both clear-headed and completely batshit insane at the same time.

    This. It's a really strange mix of stuff. I scan it every so often and find something interesting.

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Try reading the comments sometimes. It's nutjob gold

    I'm sad to say, I think they put us to shame.



  • @Mcoder said:

    @Ben L. said:

    Does the software eat anything above the hundred millions for "safety"?

    The softwre probably truncates the number, because the underlying data storage is a numeric(9,2) field, and when you get data that is obviously wrong the right thing to do - as EVERYBODY knows  - is to torture it untill it conforms. Transmitting errors from other layers is a simptom of careless coding.


    More like a symptom of software not designed to be used by sleeping people.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @morbiuswilters said:

    I like ZeroHedge. They show it's possible to be both clear-headed and completely batshit insane at the same time. Try reading the comments sometimes. It's nutjob gold: "THE MURDEROUS JEWS WHO CONTROL THE WORLD ARE GOING TO ENSLAVE US ALL AND PUT US TO WORK IN THEIR GEFILTE MINES!!! RON PAUL TRIED TO STOP THEM, BUT THE REPTILIANS KIDNAPPED HIM AND REPLACED HIM WITH A CLONE, WHO IMMEDIATELY STEPPED DOWN!!!!

    BUY GOLD!!!!!!!"

    So… you're claiming that the urging of people to buy gold when it is a long way over baseline levels is the completely batshit insane part?



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @aihtdikh said:
    You have to make this movie!

    I'd offer to play myself but Rob Schneider wants the role (and he needs the money worse than I do).

    @aihtdikh said:

    You should put it on Kickstarter. I will totes put some money in! *

    I put money in the Homestuck Kickstarter mostly for the totes.
    Are you trolling?



  • @dkf said:

    So… you're claiming that the urging of people to buy gold when it is a long way over baseline levels is the completely batshit insane part?

    That's just the guano on the cake.



  • @dkf said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I like ZeroHedge. They show it's possible to be both clear-headed and completely batshit insane at the same time. Try reading the comments sometimes. It's nutjob gold: "THE MURDEROUS JEWS WHO CONTROL THE WORLD ARE GOING TO ENSLAVE US ALL AND PUT US TO WORK IN THEIR GEFILTE MINES!!! RON PAUL TRIED TO STOP THEM, BUT THE REPTILIANS KIDNAPPED HIM AND REPLACED HIM WITH A CLONE, WHO IMMEDIATELY STEPPED DOWN!!!!

    BUY GOLD!!!!!!!"

    So… you're claiming that the urging of people to buy gold when it is a long way over baseline levels is the completely batshit insane part?

    Nah, I think gold is probably a fine value store. But "gefilte mines"? C'mon, the Jews are clearly going to put us to work in the matzah quarries instead.


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