April 1st's _real_ wtf (err, wth)



  • Is that a site about blunders in IT messes up it's own April Fool's prank by inadvertently breaking links to the forums from the main page.



  •  Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...
     

    I had the same affect using IE7 a little while ago. Switched to firefox and everything was working fine.  



  • @pitchingchris said:

    same affect
     

    That doesn't help narrow down the issue...



  •  I think he was just messing with us for a few hours.  Links on the side went to a redirect loop.  Seems to be "working" now.

    Gotta say I like the little guy on the WTH banner though.  We need stickers for that one :P



  • @pitchingchris said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...
     

    I had the same affect using IE7 a little while ago. Switched to firefox and everything was working fine.  

     

    It's broken in firefox for me too...I had to edit the link from wth to wtf in order to get into the forums. 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...

     

    If you browse the site from April fools day domain thedailywth.com the sidebar WTF links are broken.



  • @shakin said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...

     

    If you browse the site from April fools day domain thedailywth.com the sidebar WTF links are broken.

     

    Well... WTH would you do that for??



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @shakin said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     Care to explain WTH you are talking about? Everything works fine here...

     

    If you browse the site from April fools day domain thedailywth.com the sidebar WTF links are broken.

     

    Well... WTH would you do that for??

     

     

    Because you touch yourself at night. WTF cares, MasterAsshat. 



  • @Lysis said:

    Because you touch yourself at night.
    How is that even an insult? So what if he masturbates? Why do you have such an invested interest in him, so much so to the point where you actually found that information out? If you're going to insult someone the very least you can do is to make you own insults, which you half did with MasterAsshat.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @Lysis said:
    Because you touch yourself at night.
    How is that even an insult? So what if he masturbates? Why do you have such an invested interest in him, so much so to the point where you actually found that information out? If you're going to insult someone the very least you can do is to make you own insults, which you half did with MasterAsshat.
     

     

    No u! 



  • @Lysis said:

    Because you touch yourself at night.

     

    Was that an attempt to offend someone? If so, you are a COMPLETE failure. Get a life, "Lysis".

     

     

     



  • @Renan_S2 said:

    @Lysis said:

    Because you touch yourself at night.

     

    Was that an attempt to offend someone? If so, you are a COMPLETE failure. Get a life, "Lysis".

     

     

     

    nope, he's worse than a failure.- 



  • @ZippoLag said:

    nope, he's worse than a failure.- 

    He's also a weewee biting doodoo head who fudges his mother in the rear end and is going to heck. 



  •  The real WTF is that because of the USA's stupid timezone (get with the future, R-Tards!) all these april fools jokes happen on April 2nd :P



  • @ActionMan said:

    The real WTF is that because of the USA's stupid timezone (get with the future, R-Tards!) all these april fools jokes happen on April 2nd :P

    What the fuck are you bitches babbling about? 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @ActionMan said:

    The real WTF is that because of the USA's stupid timezone (get with the future, R-Tards!) all these april fools jokes happen on April 2nd :P

    What the fuck are you bitches babbling about? 

    He is in a GMT +10 timezone, and is too stupid to understand that a US site run by an American would be using an american time.



  • @Physics Phil said:

    He is in a GMT +10 timezone, and is too stupid to understand that a US site run by an American would be using an american time.
     

    Actually it is pretty clear he is joking. But you are not going to understand that when you are just skimming through all the threads and replying to anything and everything.



  • @Physics Phil said:

    He is in a GMT +10 timezone, and is too stupid to understand that a US site run by an American would be using an american time.

    The real WTF is that there are positive and negative timezones in the first place. Why aren't the date line and time zone 0 the same place?



  •  I'm having a bit of trouble with this too.  Could someone plz send me the forumz?



  • @Eternal Density said:

     I'm having a bit of trouble with this too.  Could someone plz send me the forumz?

     

    Just use SSDS and search my Inmail.txt



  • @CDarklock said:

    [quote user="Physics Phil"]

    He is in a GMT +10 timezone, and is too stupid to understand that a US site run by an American would be using an american time.

    The real WTF is that there are positive and negative timezones in the first place. Why aren't the date line and time zone 0 the same place?

    [/quote]

    When we (the British) were making the timezone laws of the world we realised that it would be inconvenient to have a different date to a neighbour one of two timezones over. The closer people are to us, the more likely we wanted to make it that they would be in the same day as us. The only logical way to do that was the +12 to -12 time zone thing and put the confusing today/tomorrow line on the opposite side of thew world. Since only foreigners live there, we don't really care. In fact it's a bonus to make things tricky for those funny foreigners, tbh. Just a shame we couldn't include the French.

    There are a few rogue island nations who find this annoying and have used 14-or-something-hour offsets to stay in the same day as their island neighbours, but since they're just run-around-in-grass-skirts-eating-people type persons, we haven't bothered to yet classify them as time terrorists. One day, though...



  • @RayS said:

    Since only foreigners live there, we don't really care. In fact it's a bonus to make things tricky for those funny foreigners, tbh. Just a shame we couldn't include the French.

    There are a few rogue island nations who find this annoying and have used 14-or-something-hour offsets to stay in the same day as their island neighbours, but since they're just run-around-in-grass-skirts-eating-people type persons, we haven't bothered to yet classify them as time terrorists. One day, though...

    About par on the snob factor I'd expect from a British person. Thinking you are better than everyone else just because they are different or live somewhere else.



  • @pitchingchris said:

    About par on the snob factor I'd expect from someone from Brittain. Thinking you are better than everyone else just because they are different or live somewhere else.
     

    Humor = 0

    BTW what is a Brittain?



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    BTW what is a Brittain?

     

    sorry.. fixed



  • @pitchingchris said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    BTW what is a Brittain?

    sorry.. fixed

     

    You can fix the typo, but not the lack of humor....



  • @RayS said:

    When we (the British) were making the timezone laws of the world we realised that it would be inconvenient to have a different date to a neighbour one of two timezones over.

    I realize that most of your post was joking, but I'm not sure about this part.  You do realize that every timezone has a different date than one of its neighbors between 23:00 and 01:00, right?

     

    Also, the inferior island nations of the Pacific got to celebrate the start of the new millenium before anyone else, which I think makes up for centuries of violent colonial imperialism.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I realize that most of your post was joking, but I'm not sure about this part.  You do realize that every timezone has a different date than one of its neighbors between 23:00 and 01:00, right?
     

    Of course he does. But everyone in the UK is sleeping then, so it doesn't matter. :P 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @Eternal Density said:

     I'm having a bit of trouble with this too.  Could someone plz send me the forumz?

     

    Just use SSDS and search my Inmail.txt

     

    TRWTF is you are joking, but SpectateSwamp seriously cuts-and-pastes forum threads into THEDAILYWTF.TXT so he can search them with SSDS....  (If you can believe a single word he types, that is.)

    (The scary thing is a good number of the sarcastic jokes aimed at Spectate turn out to be true....) 

     



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the inferior island nations of the Pacific got to celebrate the start of the new millenium before anyone else, which I think makes up for centuries of violent colonial imperialism.
     

    Absolutely.  The slate is clean now. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @RayS said:

    When we (the British) were making the timezone laws of the world we realised that it would be inconvenient to have a different date to a neighbour one of two timezones over.

    I realize that most of your post was joking, but I'm not sure about this part.  You do realize that every timezone has a different date than one of its neighbors between 23:00 and 01:00, right?

    Also, the inferior island nations of the Pacific got to celebrate the start of the new millenium before anyone else, which I think makes up for centuries of violent colonial imperialism.

    Whoo! Hooray! Well thank goodness that somebody realised it! And yes, that's really going to be inevitable for any timezone system. Even if you went down to second-long timezones, you'd still have a second or two of "today/tomorrow" syndrome each night. But so long as it's only for an hour or two when people are in bed, who really cares eh?

    You may think it a negative that the islanders got to celebrate the millenium before us, but it was actually a bit of ingenious forward planning, since we used them to give us 12 hours notice of any Y2K bugs that may have slipped through.

     

    (For the humour [or rather, humor - if you can't grasp the basics there, you may also be dimwitted enough to not understand the concepts of different spellings] impaired, some, none, or indeed all of this post may have been tongue-in-cheek)



  • @RayS said:

    Whoo! Hooray! Well thank goodness that somebody realised it! And yes, that's really going to be inevitable for any timezone system. Even if you went down to second-long timezones, you'd still have a second or two of "today/tomorrow" syndrome each night. But so long as it's only for an hour or two when people are in bed, who really cares eh?
    Not to mention the fact that our timezone is invariably connected to the orbit of one single planet. I mean we are bound to conquer the universe at one point which I'm going to go out on a limb as guess it will require inhabiting more than say one planet. So therefore all time units should increment sanely by powers of ten, or other easily memorable quantity. Anyone who has dealt with dates in a program should be able to mention the unbelievable hell managing time is. Seriously TRWTF is November (meaning 9th something, guessing month) is the 11th month, WTF.



  • @Lingerance said:

    So therefore all time units should increment sanely by powers of ten, or other easily memorable quantity. Anyone who has dealt with dates in a program should be able to mention the unbelievable hell managing time is. Seriously TRWTF is November (meaning 9th something, guessing month) is the 11th month, WTF.

    Stardates!



  • @Lingerance said:

    Not to mention the fact that our timezone is invariably connected to the orbit of one single planet. I mean we are bound to conquer the universe at one point which I'm going to go out on a limb as guess it will require inhabiting more than say one planet. So therefore all time units should increment sanely by powers of ten, or other easily memorable quantity. Anyone who has dealt with dates in a program should be able to mention the unbelievable hell managing time is. Seriously TRWTF is November (meaning 9th something, guessing month) is the 11th month, WTF.

    I think timezones in general are pretty stupid.  Why don't we all use a standard time system?  So "noon" can always be the same relative amount of sunshine no matter where you are on the planet?  Bah.

     

    And many of the months have numbers in the name (September, October, November, December).  Originally they were the number their name specified, but when the start of the year was moved from March 1 to January 1, it threw the whole thing off.  Also, July was renamed in honor of Julius Caesar and August ni honor of Augustus. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Originally they were the number their name specified, but when the start of the year was moved from March 1 to January 1, it threw the whole thing off.
    That's my favorite part.  Initially, the winter wasn't considered part of the calendar year, which was only 300 or so days long.


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