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John Gallagher on Twitter: "Lot of misinformation about this today. For clarity: I live in Britain and mince on toast is served at every meal"
Eater.com posts comically misinformed video about some kind of imaginary brit comfort food. John Gallagher's response thread is a virtuoso performance
mince-on-toast  disgusting  food  funny  wtf  twitter 
10 weeks ago by jm
Sex toy tells manufacturer when you’re using it
the "We-Vibe 4 Plus" phones home with telemetry data including temperature, and when the user "changes the vibration level". wtf
wtf  privacy  sex-toys  telemetry  metrics  vibrators  we-vibe 
august 2016 by jm
My kids don't have a YouTube channel — but they pretend they do
“Dad is making a right turn now,” my 5-year-old son Jack will say as he newscasts the ride to school to a fictional audience. “Don’t forget to subscribe,” his sister Ella, 6, will often interject -- again, to no one in particular.

When I was their age, I’d pretend to be a soldier or a baseball player. Today, kids apparently aspire to be vloggers. It’s not enough for them to watch their favorite shows. They want to broadcast their lives, banter with commenters and keep their make-believe view counts high.
youtube  kids  wtf  video  broadcasting 
june 2016 by jm
CNBC "How Secure Is Your Password" tester form is a spectacular security shitshow
It not only runs over HTTP, it also sends your password to a bunch of third-party ad trackers. omgwtfbbqfail
fail  wtf  funny  cnbc  clowns  inept  security  passwords  http  ad-trackers 
march 2016 by jm
Marvin.ie: Order Takeaway Food Online
new Dublin delivery service takes Bitcoin?!
bitcoin  food  delivery  takeaway  payment  ireland  dublin  wtf 
october 2015 by jm
Find a separating hyperplane with this One Weird Kernel Trick
Terrible internet ad-spam recast as machine-learning spam
'37-year-old patriot discovers "weird" trick to end slavery to the Bayesian monopoly. Discover the underground trick she used to slash her empirical risk by 75% in less than 30 days... before they shut her down. Click here to watch the shocking video! Get the Shocking Free Report!'
funny  via:hmason  machine-learning  spam  wtf  svms  bayesian 
november 2013 by jm
WTF Visualizations
'Visualizations that make no sense.'

Some of these are unintentional comedy gold -- pie charts feature heavily, of course. (via Des Traynor)
via:destraynor  infographics  wtf  visualization  dataviz  data  fail  funny  graphics  pie-charts 
september 2013 by jm
incompetent error-handling code in the mongo-java-driver project
an unexplained invocation of Math.random() in the exception handling block of this MongoDB java driver class causes roflscale lols in the github commit notes. http://stackoverflow.com/a/16833798 has more explanation.
github  commits  mongodb  webscale  roflscale  random  daily-wtf  wtf 
may 2013 by jm
the talking cat of azawad
Utilizing an iPhone/Android App known as “Talking Tom Cat”, the tool has been transformed into a new media mouthpiece, addressing very specific particulars of the conflict that are glossed over by international media: alliances between MNLA and Ansar Dine, critiques of hypocrisy of the MUJAO factions, and ousting of corrupt politicians.
apps  wtf  politics  talking-tom-cat  bizarre  tuareg  africa  via:neilmajor 
february 2013 by jm
The Justin Masonic Lodge
whoa. (via Dave O'Riordan)
wtf  masons  names  me  texas 
january 2013 by jm
Is The UPC Decision A Victory? - Michele Neylon
Michele quotes Mr Justice Charleton's judgement: 'It is not surprising that the legislative response laid down in our country in the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000, at a time when this problem was not perceived to be as threatening to the creative and retail economy as it has become in 2010, has made no proper provision for the blocking, diverting or interrupting of internet communications intent on breaching copyright. In failing to provide legislative provisions for blocking, diverting and interrupting internet copyright theft, Ireland is not yet fully in compliance with its obligations under European law.' Blocking, diverting and interrupting IP traffic? _wonderful_
wtf  ireland  law  upc  irma  filtering  from delicious
october 2010 by jm
IMRO propose massive increase in indie cinema fees
what are they up to? '1 per cent levy on the gross box-office takings of every cinema in the country ... Smaller cinema operators who attended a meeting ... said the proposal amounted in some cases to a five to sevenfold increase on their existing royalties payments.'
imro  wtf  cinema  movies  ireland  shakedown  from delicious
april 2010 by jm

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