• Sehe (unregistered)

    The 1.5TB make perfect sense. You know, BTFS supports sparse files since... forever.

    Also, compression can make a difference :)

  • russ0519 (cs)

    Check number is 42, so the rest of the check makes sense.

  • Rodnas (unregistered)

    Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.

  • Not sharp (unregistered)

    Can someone explain no. 1?

  • GettinSadda (cs) in reply to Rodnas
    Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bistromathematics
  • dkf (cs) in reply to Not sharp
    Not sharp:
    Can someone explain no. 1?
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  • 50% Opacity (unregistered) in reply to Not sharp

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

    Hope that helps.

  • MiffTheFox (cs)

    That's probably the most meta placeholder text I've ever seen.

  • campino (unregistered)

    I wonder how the check for a minimum of 0 characters is triggered. I mean, how do you type less than zero characters? Pressing delete very often?

  • Roby McAndrew (cs) in reply to Not sharp
    Not sharp:
    Can someone explain no. 1?

    I believe no.4 is an adequate explanation.

  • Herwig (unregistered)

    N°1 stole the content of my personal web page Soso aber auch...

  • JamMule (unregistered)
    Please note: do not use the browser back button to navigate

    Now that is a larger WTF than all the years...

  • faoileag (unregistered)

    Back in the olden days when OS/3 Warp came out, I upgraded my pc with a 2x CDROM drive, because otherwise you would get the software in the form of a leporello with 22 3.5" floppy discs. I shudder trying to imagine on how many DVDs Altium Designer Release 10 ships, if the installation ends up consuming 1.5 TB... or do you just simply let a network install run while spending a week on Hawai?

  • Bill (unregistered) in reply to JamMule
    JamMule:
    Please note: do not use the browser back button to navigate
    Now that is a larger WTF than all the years...
    So true. Browser back button breakers should be brutally brow beaten before being buried alive.
  • Guest (unregistered)

    I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

    Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).

  • EvilSpudBoy (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that the crab roll is 3.95 and the salad is 14.95

  • ggeens (cs) in reply to Rodnas
    Rodnas:
    Of course if you have check #42, a freak wormhole opens and you are transported to the restaurant at the end of the universe. So, the tax rate seems normal to me.

    Bistromathics in action!

  • wood (unregistered) in reply to EvilSpudBoy

    That's what I came here to say ... 14.95 for a house salad!!! That's TRWTF.

  • Steve The Cynic (cs) in reply to Guest
    Guest:
    I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

    Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).

    You don't think it odd that an application installed on that 232 GB disk is taking up 1.45 TB, i.e. 1450 GB?
  • urza9814 (unregistered) in reply to Guest
    Guest:
    I don't get the 232 GB problem. At most its a rounding error, though it could have been simply rounded-down or having used a bankers-rounding.

    Oh yeah, the value is a result of dividing by a computer GB (1024^3 , GiB), not a manufacturers GB (10^9).

    You missed the WTF. The WTF is that there's apparently a 1.4TB software package installed on that 232GB drive.

  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    Gene Hoont would have none of this poofter Windows bollocks! He'd be sure to smash the heads of whatever pansy is responsible for this, and maybe plant some droogs on 'em too!

  • Andrew (unregistered)

    I'm sure that Josip's error message violates several error message writing conventios.

  • dude (unregistered)

    I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?

  • Zagyg (cs)
    "This is the first time that I have every left the USA, seeing this did not leave me with any comfort," writes Jared.

    First time out the US and you end up in Manchester? You poor bastard ;)

  • anon (unregistered)

    In AD 2101... WAR WAS BEGINNING

  • anon (unregistered)

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  • Ben Jammin (unregistered) in reply to dude
    dude:
    I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?
    He has a backpack full of gold bars
  • campkev (cs)

    If you pay fifteen bucks for a house salad, you deserve to pay that much in "stupid tax".

  • pencilcase (unregistered) in reply to Zagyg
    "This is the first time that I have every left the USA, seeing this did not leave me with any comfort," writes Jared.

    Greater Manchester Police have a computer??!!! When did that happen?

  • Anonymous Bob (unregistered) in reply to Ben Jammin
    Ben Jammin:
    dude:
    I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?
    He has a backpack full of gold bars

    At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Anonymous Bob
    Anonymous Bob:
    Ben Jammin:
    dude:
    I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?
    He has a backpack full of gold bars
    At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.
    Which is just a bit under 15 liters of gold if I've got my conversions right, so yes, a fairly small backpack full.

    Bearer bonds are much more convenient after all…

  • Svensson (unregistered) in reply to Guest
    aptent:
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    Makes sense up to the last paragraph:

    Justo urna urna In tellus nunc Aliquam netus pede laoreet id. Felis augue Vivamus Pellentesque arcu velit Nulla consequat est Fusce augue.

    but then you lost me. Could you clarify?

  • aptent (unregistered) in reply to Svensson
    Svensson:
    aptent:
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetuer dis Pellentesque Nunc eget eleifend. Lorem dui mauris auctor convallis ligula quis vitae lacinia ut Nunc. Habitasse non iaculis Pellentesque In Suspendisse tincidunt accumsan Cum pede auctor. Elit penatibus ac turpis eros Nunc nibh lacinia tincidunt Phasellus In. ...

    Makes sense up to the last paragraph:

    Justo urna urna In tellus nunc Aliquam netus pede laoreet id. Felis augue Vivamus Pellentesque arcu velit Nulla consequat est Fusce augue.

    but then you lost me. Could you clarify?

    If you can solve the riddle, you will know where the gold is hided.

  • Spewin Coffee (unregistered)

    If the answer to the meaning of life is 42, then the answer to the meaning of death must be 14817804.04

  • HowItWorks (unregistered) in reply to Ben Jammin
    Ben Jammin:
    dude:
    I think it is impressive that he carries nearly 15 million in cash. Would that even fit in a briefcase?
    He has a backpack full of gold bars
    Or a $100Trillion note (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_dollar#Second_Redenomination:_Introduction_of_the_third_dollar_.28ZWR.29) and he will get change back, hopefully in gold.

    (apologies about not getting linked url)

  • emurphy (cs) in reply to campino
    campino:
    I wonder how the check for a minimum of 0 characters is triggered. I mean, how do you type less than zero characters? Pressing delete very often?

    Ask the folks at table #0, they may have some useful suggestions.

  • PseudoBovine (unregistered) in reply to MiffTheFox
    MiffTheFox:
    That's probably the most meta placeholder text I've ever seen.

    I'd imagine there's a story behind it:

    "Bob, I know we're still waiting for legal, but you can't just make stuff up. While you might think things like 'If you're smoking riotous bud, you must give the delivery boy a toke' are funny, it's not something that should be part of the website, even during development.

    There's a standard placeholder text for these situations called "Lorem Ipsum". ... No, I don't have a copy of it lying around - just Google it and copy and paste what you find."

  • Paul Neumann (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Bob
    Anonymous Bob:
    At today's price ($1645.45 / troy ounce) that's a little over 625 POUNDS of gold.
    Check your math:

    Gold spot value for 2012-09-14PM was 1775.50. There are 12 troy ounces in a troy pound.

      148177804.04 $
    /      1775.5    $/T oz.
    =     83456.9440 T oz.
    /        12      T oz. / T lb.
    =      6954.7453 T lb.
    *         0.8229 A lb. / T lb.
    =      5723.0599 A lbs.

    I would consider nearly 3 tons more than "a little over 625 POUNDS of gold."

  • Guest (unregistered) in reply to Steve The Cynic

    Borf. That 1.45 TB thingy was outside my window, and I never saw it until just now.

    There I was, trying to find something odd about those numbers on the left and couldn't ... rofl.

  • Grzechooo (unregistered)

    TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".

    Captcha - tation - a s-less station.

  • Jeff (unregistered) in reply to Guest
    Guest:
    Borf. That 1.45 TB thingy was outside my window, and I never saw it until just now.

    There I was, trying to find something odd about those numbers on the left and couldn't ... rofl.

    Dude! Your computer can't handle a 625 pixel wide image? It can't even zoom?? Such technical weakness boggles the mind... (checking calendar... nope, not 1993.)

    Oh, maybe you're one of those people who got a "phone" that does everything but make calls. In that case, a pox on you and all your house.

  • bye (unregistered) in reply to Grzechooo
    Grzechooo:
    TRWTF is the registry
    FTFY.
  • Priest (unregistered) in reply to Grzechooo
    Grzechooo:
    Bless you.
  • Paul Neumann (unregistered) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    Which is just a bit under 15 liters of gold if I've got my conversions right, so yes, a fairly small backpack full.
    Using my previous calculations would indicate 134.6 liters, so a bit of a larger of a backpack.
    Bearer bonds are much more convenient after all…
    Agreed :)
  • Evan (unregistered) in reply to Grzechooo
    Grzechooo:
    TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".
    It's really not...

    How would you do it? You "can't" just have Windows go out and calculate it, because where would it look? The installer would have to write a list of every file that it installs (just the directory is insufficient), then Windows would have to go and stat that file. I addition to being more work and more fragile, it'd be incredibly slow.

  • noOne (unregistered) in reply to Paul Neumann

    dude, if you are going to act like a pedantic ass and point put someone being wrong, you should at least be right yourself.

    The reason you came up with (approximately) 10x his number is that you added an extra number and started with 148,177,804.04 instead of the correct 14,817,804.04...

    625 lbs is much closer to the true number

  • Steve (unregistered)

    'Allo allo allo, what's all this then? Start Windows normally? You're nicked, mate.

  • Spewin Coffee (unregistered)

    "Welcome to www.seeedy.com. We hope you enjoy your short, but pleasant stay."

  • D E (unregistered)

    The 1.45 TB number is Altium's fault, not MS. The number is supposed to be generated by the installer and written to the registry. That's how they got that list to be so much faster versus the XP days since XP calculated it on the fly.

  • Ted (unregistered) in reply to Evan
    Evan:
    Grzechooo:
    TRWTF is writing the application size to the registry, and that's one of the "side effects".
    It's really not...

    How would you do it? You "can't" just have Windows go out and calculate it, because where would it look? The installer would have to write a list of every file that it installs (just the directory is insufficient), then Windows would have to go and stat that file. I addition to being more work and more fragile, it'd be incredibly slow.

    (At the risk of being mocked for a sincere question...) and why not? Why don't packages install under a single directory? It would make it a lot easier to copy them, share them on a network drive, or delete them when you're done. (Why should you need an "uninstalller" to do what should be just a delete?)

    I'm not that familiar with NTFS, but there have been operating systems that maintain a per-directory count of space used in real time, plus you can set quotas so the print queue doesn't take down the production database. In such a system, reporting the acutal space used would be a single file system query, as in, nanoseconds.

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