Be careful what you use IE for



  •  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935544

    I couldn't believe what I was reading when I saw the title of that page.



  •  So... you found a KB article describing a bug and failed at reading comprehension when you read the title, and you decided to post it here as a WTF?

     Just to save others the click and explain this away:

    @tfa said:

    SYMPTOMS


    Windows Internet Explorer 7 may crash when you use it to visit a Web
    site. This problem occurs when the following registry subkey is enabled:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     So... you found a KB article describing a bug and failed at reading comprehension when you read the title, and you decided to post it here as a WTF?

    I found the description in the title bar amusing.



  • @fatnickc said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     So... you found a KB article describing a bug and failed at reading comprehension when you read the title, and you decided to post it here as a WTF?

    I found the description in the title bar amusing.

     

    And you thought you'd be the first person on these forums to not be questioned when you post worthless crap?



  • @drinkingbird said:

    @fatnickc said:

    @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     So... you found a KB article describing a bug and failed at reading comprehension when you read the title, and you decided to post it here as a WTF?

    I found the description in the title bar amusing.

     

    And you thought you'd be the first person on these forums to not be questioned when you post worthless crap?

    Certainly not - I showed it to various other people and they found it amusing and a little odd, and I thought more people might appreciate it here. Clearly I was wrong, feel free to tell me this a few more times.



  • @drinkingbird said:

    And you thought you'd be the first person on these forums to not be questioned when you post worthless crap?

    Legend tells of a great reward for he who can post worthless crap and not get called on it.  As of yet, it has not come to pass, but there is a prophecy..  the ghost of RichardNixon will rise to grant the poster one wish..  the heavens will open and the final battle between ammoQ and MasterPlanSoftware will play out..  in the fighting the forums will be completely destroyed and all of us mortals killed..



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

     So... you found a KB article describing a bug and failed at reading comprehension when you read the title, and you decided to post it here as a WTF?

    Hmmm...

    While it's not a WTF per se, I agree with the OP that the title is kinda amusing. No M$-bashing meant, but "browser may crash when used to visit a web site" is funny.A more appropriate title might have been "ie7 may crash when a certain registry subkey is enabled" or simply "ie7 crashes"



  • @ammoQ said:

    title is kinda amusing
     

    Yeah, I read the thread before looking at the page so I knew what to look for.  If I hadn't focused on the title I wouldn't have got it.  Re,minds me of the packet of nuts with "Warning: may contain nuts" message on for some reason



  •  I thought it was funny.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Legend tells of a great reward for he who can post worthless crap and not get called on it.  As of yet, it has not come to pass, but there is a prophecy..  the ghost of RichardNixon will rise to grant the poster one wish..  the heavens will open and the final battle between ammoQ and MasterPlanSoftware will play out..  in the fighting the forums will be completely destroyed and all of us mortals killed..

    Bets can be placed by PMing me or contacting me on the irc channel. The current odds are advertised on the irc channel. Contact me for more information.



  • I am often very surprised how much of a dick some of you guys can be. Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community? I thought it
    was funny, and although not daily WTF material, it was definitely worth a post
    in the sidebar.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    I am often very surprised how much of a dick some of you guys can be. Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community? I thought it
    was funny, and although not daily WTF material, it was definitely worth a post
    in the sidebar.

    Psssst.   Don't bring up how MPS constantly flames.  In the past such observations have only led to suffering and misery for all on the forum.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.

    We can be more friendly about being bitter, child-eating dragons?



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.

    Yes, we could be nice, but what's in it for us, the common code monkeys?   I hear that these "nice guys" don't even finish first.  Screw that.



  • @bstorer said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.

    We can be more friendly about being bitter, child-eating dragons?

    Of course, honey is a better bait than vinegar



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.

    Yes, we could be nice, but what's in it for us, the common code monkeys?   I hear that these "nice guys" don't even finish first.  Screw that.

    The warm fuzzy feeling you get when you are doing the world a favour by making people's lives so simple that their jobs require even less intelligence/training/work then it does already? Although then, after you develop said technology and people get complacent, you have to hire another group of IT people in order to mantain the people using the software that we developed to make their lives more simple.....

     

    Bah, what am I saying?! I'm with you; screw it!

     

    :p



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    The warm fuzzy feeling you get when you are doing the world a favour
    The only warm, fuzzy feeling morbiuswilters ever gets is when he gets really drunk, pukes on his rug, and passes out in it.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Yes, we could be nice, but what's in it for us, the common code monkeys?   I hear that these "nice guys" don't even finish first.  Screw that.

    The warm fuzzy feeling you get when you are doing the world a favour by making people's lives so simple that their jobs require even less intelligence/training/work then it does already? Although then, after you develop said technology and people get complacent, you can replace them with an extremely small shell script.

    FTFY



  •  Back to topic: As you may know, Microsoft tries to translate contents automatically if there's no translation for the article. This title was somehow translated from

    "Windows Internet Explorer 7 may crash when you use it to visit a Web site"  to

    "Windows-Interneterweiterungsexplorer 7 kann abstürzen, wenn Sie es zu dem Besuchen einer Website verwenden" (German).

    Translated back to English: "Windows-Internetextendingexplorer 7 may crash when you use it to visit a Web site"

     

     Of course, in German it's okay to append a few words together and build a new word, but "Internet Extending Explorer" is nonsense. And even for Germans, 3 rather long words combined to one extra-long word is just too much. It is simply called "(Windows) Internet Explorer" around here



  • @bstorer said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    I already knew that. I was simply pointing out that we can be a bit more friendly about it.

    We can be more friendly about being bitter, child-eating dragons?
    Yeah, you know, "Eat 'm and Smile"?



  • @Juifeng said:

     Of course, in German it's okay to append a few words together and build a new word, but "Internet Extending Explorer" is nonsense. And even for Germans, 3 rather long words combined to one extra-long word is just too much. It is simply called "(Windows) Internet Explorer" around here

    Vista seems to be fond of that, too. I just installed the (reversely translated) "Client extension update for group policy settings". Or, in german, the "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdate".

    That you CAN do something doesn't mean that you SHOULD do it. This adage holds true for language as well.

    [EDIT]

    Actually, now that I think about it, this might make a fun YTMND...

    [Techno beats] Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdate - Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdate - Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdate - ...



  • @PSWorx said:

    I just installed the (reversely translated) "Client extension update for group policy settings". Or, in german, the "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdate".
     

    lol ... 

    Did you use the "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistent" to install it ?

    What was the "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateergebniss" ?

    Did you get any  "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungen" ?



  • @Nelle said:

    Did you get any  "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungen" ?
     

    If so, the Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungsdiagnoseassistent will surely help him to figure out what went wrong.



  • @ammoQ said:

    If so, the Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungsdiagnoseassistent will surely help him to figure out what went wrong.
     

    lol

    unless of course he has an older version of it in which case he would need to download the "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungsdiagnoseassistentsupdate" ...

    good thing the microsoft made it easier through the good old "Gruppenrichtlinienclienterweiterungsupdateassistantfehlermeldungsdiagnoseassistentsupdatemanager"..



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    I am often very surprised how much of a dick some of you guys can be.

     

    I'm not surprised at all. (I thought it was funny, too.)



  • It's funny; thanks for posting, OP!  (We're not all dicks.)

     Reminds me of something I read on a forum when trying to solve a video playback problem:  "There are some things that Windows Media Player is just not good at; playing media is one of them."



  •  I found it amusing.

     TRWTF is that they don't even bother explaining what the key is, why it got set in the first place, or what changing it may do (besides make your computer work again).

    Micro$osft definitely has a monopoly on PFM.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    So where would DBA's and managers fit into this Analogy?  



  • @galgorah said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Is this really a good representation of the programming community?

    Programmers are the bitter, child-eating dragons that guard the horde of gold that is Information Technology.  Now you know.

    So where would DBA's and managers fit into this Analogy?  

    Hopefully in a shallow grave.


  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    I am often very surprised how much of a dick some of you guys can be. Is
    this really a good representation of the programming community? I thought it
    was funny, and although not daily WTF material, it was definitely worth a post
    in the sidebar.

     

    I'm always surprised at the attitude that we should only be nice on internet fora. Have you ever thought that sometimes it's better to be unfriendly? Why should people starting shitty threads be coddled rather than have to deal with honest reactions?

    You want to know why I called the OP worthless crap? It's because so many bug reports are of the form "product X fails when conducting its primary task". Let's consider why that is. Maybe it's because they're the bugs most likely to be of interest to the program's users, and most easily spotted since they occur during the primary use of the app.

    The KB article title is the equivalent of "Cars may crash while being driven".



  • @drinkingbird said:

    The KB article title is the equivalent of "Cars may crash while being driven".

    And you don't think that's stupid?



  • @drinkingbird said:

    I'm always surprised at the attitude that we should only be nice on internet fora.

    For the love of God, will people stop using the word "fora"?  We do not live in the fucking Roman Empire and this is not a Latin site.  The word is fucking "forums".  FORUMS!

     

    Oh, and I swear to Christ I will kill the next motherfucker who says "virii" instead of "viruses".



  • @drinkingbird said:

    The KB article title is the equivalent of "Cars may crash while being driven".

    Uhhh. I would laugh at that too. It seems you may have a sence-of-humor-deficiency.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Oh, and I swear to Christ I will kill the next motherfucker who says "virii" instead of "viruses".

    How will you do it? With a virus? Or maybe a cocktail of two or more virii?



  •  

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @drinkingbird said:

    I'm always surprised at the attitude that we should only be nice on internet fora.

    For the love of God, will people stop using the word "fora"?  We do not live in the fucking Roman Empire and this is not a Latin site.  The word is fucking "forums".  FORUMS!

    Oh, and I swear to Christ I will kill the next motherfucker who says "virii" instead of "viruses".

    Um.. I think it would be "forae" in Latin. And what are those "fucking forums" you talk about? I don't remember any of those in Adult Friend Finder ;)

    According to a friend of mine that went into the language studies, there is no such word as "viruses". Seems like "virus" applies to both singular and plural, but that looks odd when there is no other reference to what I'm talking about (one? many? what?)

    Anyway, for the OP post ... unless you're humor-impaired, it is a funny fact to find "IE may not work when visiting a web site". I'm pretty sure someone reading "Ford Explorer trucks can crash when driving" would either laugh at the "fact" or outright avoid buying a vehicle that fails to do its primary function.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @drinkingbird said:

    I'm always surprised at the attitude that we should only be nice on internet fora.

    For the love of God, will people stop using the word "fora"?  We do not live in the fucking Roman Empire and this is not a Latin site.  The word is fucking "forums".  FORUMS!

     

    I also say "indices" rather than "indexes". Deal with it.

    If you're going to push the "living language" argument, accept that divergence is a natural part of language development. Not everyone needs to follow the lazy approach to language the USA seems to find so appealing.



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    Um.. I think it would be "forae" in Latin.
    Nope. Forum is second declension, neuter, genitive -ī. Thus, the plural is fora. Oh, and sorry for beating you to it, Welpog...



  • @drinkingbird said:

    I also say "indices" rather than "indexes". Deal with it.

    So do I; yet I have never herd of fora before.

    Although according to dictionary.com, fora is the correct plural form of forum, whereas there is no 'forums' listed. So it seems that you are correct.

    That being said, you can use your 'divergence' argument to say that 'forums' not only makes more sence, is used more widely, and follows the 'standard' rules of making words plural and therefore is the undocumented evolution of fora. To each his own though. As long as it makes you feel "l33t" to use the archeic yet gramaticly correct plural of forum, I see no reason why not to let you :)



  • heard* sense*, archaic*, grammatically*

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    So do I; yet I have never herd of fora before.

    Why can't we edit our own posts?

    And why wont firefox spellcheck TinyMce??

    Man, the real WTF is this forum system!



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    Why can't we edit our own posts?
     

    You can. It is time limited to prevent abuse.

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    And why wont firefox spellcheck TinyMce??

    Right click the test editor and choose "Check Spelling."

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Man, the real WTF is this forum system!

    TRWTF is actually that you are blaming the software.



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Right click the test editor and choose "Check Spelling."
    OMG! You misspelled "text"! And you can't go back and fix it!



  • @bstorer said:

    OMG! You misspelled "text"! And you can't go back and fix it!
     

    Must be the stupid forum software's fault!



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    Although according to dictionary.com, fora is the correct plural form of forum, whereas there is no 'forums' listed. So it seems that you are correct.

    It's the first fucking plural.  Are you blind or something?



  •  @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Why can't we edit our own posts?
     

    You can. It is time limited to prevent abuse.

    I can sort of see the logic in this, yet though all of my forum travels have never encountered a forum that does that to you.


    @NorseLaQuet said:

    And why wont firefox spellcheck TinyMce??

    Right click the test editor and choose "Check Spelling."

    Thanks for the tip :)

    Next time I am using a website or program that does not do what I want it to, I'll randomly click/right click/hold down ctrl+alt/say the lord's prayer backwards randomly until the software figures out what I want to do.

    Although this is probably a firefox issue, I know that there are ways around it. And who writes a forum system with a WYSIWYG editor and bbcode anyhow??


    @NorseLaQuet said:

    Man, the real WTF is this forum system!

    TRWTF is actually that you are blaming the software.

    You should read this then:

    http://webdesignfromscratch.com/usability.cfm

    Just because we are software developers does not mean we should not comment on software that is not very usable and or frustrating.



  •  @morbiuswilters said:

    @NorseLaQuet said:
    Although according to dictionary.com, fora is the correct plural form of forum, whereas there is no 'forums' listed. So it seems that you are correct.

    It's the first fucking plural.  Are you blind or something?

    Wow, I must be! Haha, see this is when I would like to be able to edit my post, so I can correct my mistakes and not make myself out to look like an idiot to any future reader.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    That being said, you can use your 'divergence' argument to say that 'forums' not only makes more sence, is used more widely, and follows the 'standard' rules of making words plural and therefore is the undocumented evolution of fora. To each his own though. As long as it makes you feel "l33t" to use the archeic yet gramaticly correct plural of forum, I see no reason why not to let you :)

     

    It always amazes me how quickly people can go from calling everyone else dicks, to acting one themselves.

    Fuck you for implying that I only speak the way I do to feel "l33t". The way I speak is the result of my background, experiences, and education, not affectation.



  • @NorseLaQuet said:

    Haha, see this is when I would like to be able to edit my post, so I can correct my mistakes and not make myself out to look like an idiot to any future reader.
     

    Which would make all our posts look stupid afterwards. This is the reason for the timeout. 

    Any forum it is not done on would be ridiculous. 



  • @MasterPlanSoftware said:

    Which would make all our posts look stupid afterwards. This is the reason for the timeout. 

    Any forum it is not done on would be ridiculous. 

    Not if people here learned to quote...


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