Laser tag WTFs



  • Even though I don't have an IT-related purpose in this project, I've managed to notice a few WTFs. My employer recently employed a new laser tag system and reservation/POS system from a company, let's call them TronMen.

    First of all, the POS software is web-based, which is no WTF, but it only works in Netscape 6.23. I've heard of websites requiring IE, but this one's new to me.

    Secondly, the game computer arrived last week, and uh... it runs DOS. No wait, scratch that, it runs Windows 98. Which immediately switches over to DOS mode to run the TronMan Game Program. For custom, homegrown code, they sure don't like progress.



  • @roothorick said:

    Even though I don't have an IT-related purpose in this project, I've managed to notice a few WTFs. My employer recently employed a new laser tag system and reservation/POS system from a company, let's call them TronMen.

    First of all, the POS software is web-based, which is no WTF, but it only works in Netscape 6.23. I've heard of websites requiring IE, but this one's new to me.

    Secondly, the game computer arrived last week, and uh... it runs DOS. No wait, scratch that, it runs Windows 98. Which immediately switches over to DOS mode to run the TronMan Game Program. For custom, homegrown code, they sure don't like progress.

     sounds like the POS system is a real POS system.



  • @DescentJS said:

     sounds like the POS system is a real POS system.
     

    In my head, "Point Of Sale" is the second listing for P.O.S. anyway.



  •  While reading this I was bit on the ass by a spider.



  • @roothorick said:

    Netscape 6.23
    This probably doesn't bear mentioning, but Netscape isn't even supported anymore.



  • @roothorick said:

    it only works in Netscape 6.23
    Pfft, everybody knows the last good browser was Netscape 4.



  •  my question is, what happened to Netscape 5?



  • @Steeldragon said:

    my question is, what happened to Netscape 5?
    Not sure if you were joking or not.

    [quote user="wikipedia"]developed in 1998, but never released when it was scrapped in 1999. ... The program did not reach alpha or beta releases.

    The (Mariner layout) engine, also developed by Netscape, was designed to provide
    stability and performance enhancements, however its development was
    scrapped in March 1998 when the company decided to focus on the NGLayout (now Gecko) engine.[/quote]



  • @Steeldragon said:

     my question is, what happened to Netscape 5?

    It was so good it transcended time and space, traveling back in time to create the universe.  Currently it oversees the burgeoning life on Gliese 581 d, hoping to guide their evolution in order to create a lifeform worthy of using it.



  • @bstorer said:

    Currently it oversees the burgeoning life on Gliese 581 d, hoping to guide their evolution in order to create a lifeform worthy of using it.

     

    Is that internet leet speak for Washington DC?  Damn kids and their interweb talk.



  • @amischiefr said:

    @bstorer said:

    Currently it oversees the burgeoning life on Gliese 581 d, hoping to guide their evolution in order to create a lifeform worthy of using it.

     

    Is that internet leet speak for Washington DC?  Damn kids and their interweb talk.

    Give me a break.  Netscape 5 gave up on Earth almost immediately.  It was all like, "WTF?  This XHTML shit is retarded.  I'm outta here." <insert sound of Netscape 5 flying away at superluminal speeds>


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