You better use it before you use it.





  • So they wrote pin instead of 💳 once. Hardly a huge wtf...



  • Which instance of the word pin could be replaced by the word card for the fact that you have to activate it, by using it, before using it to make sense?



  • Activate your PIN card by using it at any ATM or for any purchase that requires a PIN.

    Online purchases and signature purchases does not require a pin and can thus not activate the card (i presume).



  • Ok, that makes sense.



  • There are a few unknowns, and ignored concepts of what a card is here.

    Concept: The "card" is merely an artefact that "carries" your account number.
    Primary Unknown (and basic assumption): Said account number has changed.

    The intent of the the "advice" is: If you use your account without validating that you own the account with, say, an online or contactless purchase. The Card will be invalidated, and the transaction voided and the start of your (altered) future will be heralded by flashing blue lights.

    That being said: Any WTF here is in the tautology of the the advice given and as such it would sit well in any humorous / perverse logic thread (not that it does not deserve a thread of it's own). Equally there have been many occasions where I have been forced to plant a lot in information in physically restricted real estate. The fun challenge being trying to make use of every available space, without making it (the information) unintelligible.

    Still, I like it and it makes me smile - after I went :wtf: and have to read it a couple of times to fully understand it. If I saw it for the frist time (which sort of negates my ignorance of concept argument).

    Damn! :hanzo: By @swayde Note to self: Keep it short and sweet, grind it in later.



  • I got a similar message last time I got a new debit card. The account number stayed the same - the only thing that changed was the card number, and that's only used to log in to online banking.

    I did not attempt to log into online banking with the new card before activating it by using it in a shop.



  • @loose said:

    Damn! By @swayde Note to self: Keep it short and sweet, grind it in later.

    :giggity:


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    I thought that
    Pin newPin = (Pin) previousCard
    would cause a ClassCastException...

    Filed Under: Inserting a single "same as the one for your previous card" would work wonders



  • I once came across a quote (from someone in the same Class as Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill), That I occasionally trot out - as I am doing now.

    Something like:

    "...the English language is the only language where the order of words can totally change their meaning. Like pretty awful and awfully pretty..."

    I can now expand on that by adding Class Exception and exceptional class.



  • @loose said:

    pretty awful and awfully pretty

    While your premise is true, this is a bad example because in addition to reordering words, you changed the words themselves...



  • "awful pretty" would also work instead of "awfully pretty", but this usage of "awful" is a colloquialism.



  • @Gaska said:

    you changed the words themselves

    No more than they had been changed in the original, and with no more of the narrative elaboration and contrivance that is expected here.

    Can't be arsed to get technical or otherwise enhance an explanation other than:

    pretty

    adjective

    1. (of a person, especially a woman or child) attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful.
      "a pretty little girl with an engaging grin"

    synonyms: attractive, lovely, good-looking, nice-looking, fetching, prepossessing, appealing, charming, delightful, nice, engaging, pleasing.

    1. (informal) used ironically to express annoyance or displeasure.
      "he led me a pretty dance"

    adverb informal

    1. to a moderately high degree; fairly.
      "he looked pretty fit for his age"

    synonyms: quite, rather, somewhat, fairly, reasonably, moderately, comparatively, relatively, tolerably, passably, adequately, satisfactorily, decently, respectably.

    noun informal

    1. an attractive thing, especially a trinket.
      "he buys her lots of pretties—bangles and rings"

    verb

    1. make pretty or attractive.
      "she'll be all prettied up and ready to go in an hour"

    synonyms: beautify, make attractive, make pretty, prettify, pretty up, adorn, ornament, embellish, smarten, glamorize, prink, preen, primp.

    It is use of pretty as an adjective, that the quote is about.

    It is my allusion (obviously quite poorly executed because of my focus on the narrative) to the diametric opposites of the concepts Class exception and Exception Class.

    Editor's Note: You need to look at the raw to see what a fuckup discourse has made of the "list". The "informal" use of the adjective should be (and is in the edit pane, but on in the preview pane) list item 2



  • @loose said:

    prink

    Prink, Prink! :wtf: is prink?

    I know, I looked it up (you learn something new every day).

    It means, roughly, what "tart" means in the phrase "...she tarted herself up..."

    Contributors apology: Sexism not intended other than as a vector to improve the absorption of the concept. The Contributor fully aknowledges that men "tart" themselves up but wishes to point out that no male could accept such a concept. This would result in a TDEMSYR reaction that would require a "holding of hands whilst I walk you through it" effort from me.



  • In lojban, sisku jbatata means "a :sweet_potato: that is in some way related to searching", whereas jbatata sisku means "a search in some way related to :sweet_potato:s"



  • @loose said:

    No more than they had been changed in the original, and with no more of the narrative elaboration and contrivance that is expected here.

    Now, once you're done with being eloquent, can you explain this to me in normal words? I believe you meant "I only changed the words to the extent needed to make an adverb out of adjective", but I have bad experience with @RaceProUK about assuming the meaning of posts, so I'd like a confirmation from you so I can reply properly.



  • @Gaska, please provide me with your address so that I may return your leg (I was only pulling it and it came off in my hand. Note to self: Must deliver the other leg in my possession as its owner must be hopping mad).

    awfully pretty = nice.
    pretty awful = !nice.

    The first instance is pretty is a "normal" adjective use of it
    The second instance is an informal (according to the dictionary and, truth be told, I have no fucking idea what that actually means) use of pretty as an adjective.

    This could be said about a lot of words in the English language. But the point here is the combination and placement of these particular words.



  • @loose said:

    "...the English language is the only language where the order of words can totally change their meaning. Like pretty awful and awfully pretty..."

    "awful" is not the same word as "awfully", so your saying is lame.



  • Hi @blakeyrat, nice to meet you - your reputation precedes you.

    @blakeyrat said:

    so your saying is lame.

    a. It's not my saying.

    @blakeyrat said:

    "awful" is not the same word as "awfully"

    b. True. In a very literal and limited sense. And it would also hold true for a dictionary full of other words plus a million others that aren't Adding -ly. We often make an adverb by adding -ly to an adjective, for example: quick, quickly

    Have you had enough to eat? :) - I wanted to put a happy little troll motie here (Ive seen it used), but couldn't find it and I don't think :imp: counts.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    "awful" is not the same word as "awfully", so your saying is lame.

    You can say "awful pretty" although it's not formally correct.


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    @loose said:

    I wanted to put a happy little troll motie

    Take your pick:

    :trollface: :trollface:

    Or

    :trolleybus: :trolleybus:

    Or

    :passport_control: :passport_control:

    [poll]

    • :trollface:
    • :trolleybus:
    • :passport_control:
    • :E_EMOTICON_NOT_FOUND:
      [/poll]


  • You forgot :trophy: :tropical_drink: :tropical_fish:


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    I would fix it, but poll so I can't edit anything.




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