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(1010WINS)   Teen billed $23 quadrillion for a train ticket. Good thing she didn't get a pack of smokes too   (1010wins.com) divider line 77
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2009-07-24 08:00:31 AM  
It's called "inflation." Get used to it.
 
2009-07-24 08:03:17 AM  
And people were upset that the subway fare in NYC rose from $2 to $2.25 a few weeks ago ...
 
2009-07-24 09:37:59 AM  
megain.smugmug.com
 
2009-07-24 09:39:53 AM  
AuntNotAnt: It's called "inflation." Get used to it.

Hello all. I think we found the troll of the thread to say the stupidiest thing at the beginning of it. LOL out loud what a stupid person this is.

I do think this would be a very expensive ticket and I do not make enough money to pay for this. I hope she has a very good job to afford this ticket because if not she will have to go to the government school to pay them.
 
2009-07-24 10:13:14 AM  
This whole $23 quadrillion thing happening across the country was traced back to a programming error.

In other news I received my tiny one-bedroom rent invoice yesterday for August rent and it says "Amount Due: $19,739.21".
 
2009-07-24 10:23:12 AM  
meow said the dog: AuntNotAnt: It's called "inflation." Get used to it.

Hello all. I think we found the troll of the thread to say the stupidiest thing at the beginning of it. LOL out loud what a stupid person this is.

I do think this would be a very expensive ticket and I do not make enough money to pay for this. I hope she has a very good job to afford this ticket because if not she will have to go to the government school to pay them.


LOLOL?
 
2009-07-24 10:23:13 AM  
$23,000,000,000,000,000

That's a big number.
 
2009-07-24 10:40:43 AM  
Walker: This whole $23 quadrillion thing happening across the country was traced back to a programming error.

In other news I received my tiny one-bedroom rent invoice yesterday for August rent and it says "Amount Due: $19,739.21".


Hello Walker. I did not realize you lived in the New York City. Sorry that you live in such a lower ended apartment though. Must be in a dangerous section of the city.
 
2009-07-24 11:17:13 AM  
Always double-check your hex conversions, man... blank spaces are a biatch.
 
2009-07-24 11:17:48 AM  
The nerds at Slashdot figured out how this happened...from their writeup:

What is interesting is that the amount charged actually reveals the type of programming error that caused the problem. 23,148,855,308,184,500.00 * 100 (I'm guessing this is how the number is actually stored) is 2314885530818450000. Convert 2314885530818450000 to hexadecimal, and you end up with 20 20 20 20 20 20 12 50. Most C/C++ programmers see the error now ... hex 20 is a space. So spaces were stuffed into a field where binary zero should have been.

/the more you know
 
2009-07-24 11:19:19 AM  
Better article (new window)
 
2009-07-24 11:19:30 AM  
Sad thing is that the price didn't include the $10 luggage fee...
 
2009-07-24 11:21:02 AM  
i280.photobucket.com
That's out of even my league.
 
2009-07-24 11:21:09 AM  
I probably messed up a decimal point or something. I am always forgetting some mundane detail.
 
2009-07-24 11:23:21 AM  
Walker: This whole $23 quadrillion thing happening across the country was traced back to a programming error.

That's the official story, but all they need is for one person not to notice it, pay up, and then they're set for life.

/Of course there aren't 23 quadrillion dollars in existence, but that's a minor detail.
 
2009-07-24 11:23:43 AM  
Alcock. giggety
 
2009-07-24 11:26:24 AM  
meow said the dog: AuntNotAnt: It's called "inflation." Get used to it.

Hello all. I think we found the troll of the thread to say the stupidiest thing at the beginning of it. LOL out loud what a stupid person this is.

I do think this would be a very expensive ticket and I do not make enough money to pay for this. I hope she has a very good job to afford this ticket because if not she will have to go to the government school to pay them.


They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three kids . they are taking the three babby back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the father who lost his chrilden ; i am truley sorry for your lots
 
2009-07-24 11:26:27 AM  
Walker: This whole $23 quadrillion thing happening across the country was traced back to a programming error.

In other news I received my tiny one-bedroom rent invoice yesterday for August rent and it says "Amount Due: $19,739.21".


I'm assuming that they accidentally billed you the full year ammount, so... you pay $1,645 a month for a tiny one-bedroom?
 
2009-07-24 11:26:58 AM  
Epsilon: $23,000,000,000,000,000

That's a big number.


This (new window) one is bigger.
 
2009-07-24 11:27:10 AM  
Will you take a check? Actually, if you don't mind I'll make it for a tiny bit more than the billed amount, say, two million more, I mean really whats a couple of mil when we are dealing in the quadrillions, amirite? Now, you give me a million cash and you keep a million. Sound fair?

/any idea how much a flight to Rio is these days? Um, a "friend" wants to know.
 
2009-07-24 11:29:12 AM  
Another "Visa bills $23Q" story? maybe she should join up with that guy from last week and sue them.
 
2009-07-24 11:29:42 AM  
I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins
 
2009-07-24 11:30:24 AM  
Stop greenlighting this shiat, mods, or else we'll have "less than 13,000" stories like this pop up in the next few days.
 
2009-07-24 11:32:04 AM  
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2009-07-24 11:37:11 AM  
Did she pay it?
 
2009-07-24 11:38:47 AM  
megain.smugmug.com

And then the billing computer went beepbeepbeep. Too bad. It was a really good ticket.
 
2009-07-24 11:39:18 AM  
I'd hit it.


You would to.....you KNOW you would....
 
2009-07-24 11:40:38 AM  
Algebrat: Walker: This whole $23 quadrillion thing happening across the country was traced back to a programming error.

In other news I received my tiny one-bedroom rent invoice yesterday for August rent and it says "Amount Due: $19,739.21".

I'm assuming that they accidentally billed you the full year ammount, so... you pay $1,645 a month for a tiny one-bedroom?


No, that large amount would actually be the amount if I didn't pay my rent for almost 2 years. They said it was a "computer glitch". Not sure if that translates to an idiot programmer or an idiot data entry clerk.
 
2009-07-24 11:42:32 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Wanted for questioning into this large amount.
 
2009-07-24 11:46:46 AM  
Observatory: I'd hit it.


You would to.....you KNOW you would....


18yo and attends Johns Hopkins? I would hit it, and then sit back and stick with it.
 
2009-07-24 11:47:27 AM  
Can somebody please make a really good thread ending graphic for when one of these idiotic "computer billing error" threads comes up?
 
2009-07-24 11:48:48 AM  
I see now! Between that pack of cigs and this ticket, this is how Obama was planning to finance health care reform! But seriously, what's with the random 20+ quadrillion charges in the last month?

/I'd pay her ticket...
//if you know what I am saying...
 
2009-07-24 11:50:51 AM  
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: That's out of even my league.

Can I borrow a few bucks?

I really wanted one of those F22/As to commute to work. Probably can get a deal in the current market with congress canceling 'em and all
 
2009-07-24 11:54:18 AM  
DavidKirkBeale: What is interesting is that the amount charged actually reveals the type of programming error that caused the problem. 23,148,855,308,184,500.00 * 100 (I'm guessing this is how the number is actually stored) is 2314885530818450000. Convert 2314885530818450000 to hexadecimal, and you end up with 20 20 20 20 20 20 12 50. Most C/C++ programmers see the error now ... hex 20 is a space. So spaces were stuffed into a field where binary zero should have been.

My head asplode.
 
2009-07-24 11:58:16 AM  
image.guardian.co.uk

Would Sir care to pay for his bill in advance?

No. Stick it on my tab.

Ah, regret to inform, sir, credit limit was reached and breached quite some time ago.

Oh, well in that case...
 
2009-07-24 12:01:56 PM  
Maybe it was a train ticket to Zimbabwe.
 
2009-07-24 12:02:07 PM  
www.jewsonfirst.org
/Unimpressed
 
2009-07-24 12:02:50 PM  
meow said the dog: AuntNotAnt: It's called "inflation." Get used to it.

Hello all. I think we found the troll of the thread to say the stupidiest thing at the beginning of it. LOL out loud what a stupid person this is.

I do think this would be a very expensive ticket and I do not make enough money to pay for this. I hope she has a very good job to afford this ticket because if not she will have to go to the government school to pay them.


Countertroll fails.
 
2009-07-24 12:07:08 PM  
What's a train ticket?
 
2009-07-24 12:08:13 PM  
MBooda: What's a train ticket?

It's like a plane ticket but with out the pain
 
2009-07-24 12:08:53 PM  
offacue: Alcock. giggety

Beat me to it.

/now going to beat mine to that picture.
//heh heh, alright.
 
2009-07-24 12:09:08 PM  
Epsilon: $23,000,000,000,000,000
That's a big number.


Wait 'till you hear about the Twinkie.
 
2009-07-24 12:14:17 PM  
What about the twinkie?

/Would slime her in a second. giggidy
 
2009-07-24 12:15:12 PM  
DigitalCoffee: Epsilon: $23,000,000,000,000,000
That's a big number.

Wait 'till you hear about the Twinkie.


Yeah, tell them about the Twinkie, DigitalCoffee.
 
2009-07-24 12:19:41 PM  
This poster says: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: That's out of even my league.

Can I borrow a few bucks?

I really wanted one of those F22/As to commute to work. Probably can get a deal in the current market with congress canceling 'em and all


Srorry, I have to pay for everybody's health insurance frist. But later, when the lights go out, yeah.

/must get away from /b/.
 
2009-07-24 12:22:21 PM  
I like the way the words on the shirt stretch around her boobies

/wuts this thread about again
 
2009-07-24 12:22:30 PM  
If she paid it, the sales tax woulda easily paid off the national debt, and then some. Maybe it wasn't an accident, maybe someone in the IRS helped set this up and was hoping she wouldn't catch it.
 
2009-07-24 12:34:53 PM  
tortilla burger: I like the way the words on the shirt stretch around her boobies

/wuts this thread about again


Is this the first time you've seen a woman/shirt?
 
2009-07-24 12:35:26 PM  
That's why you use Kongbucks, no one can carry that many Meanies.
 
2009-07-24 12:38:03 PM  
They say she's riding the train to Heaven.

The last, or late, train to Heaven is a first class express so it costs extra. But you can make it up in free coffee* and drinks* in the bar car. And they have free orientation lectures for all those atheists who decide to switch at the last moment.

What makes it all worthwhile is the trip counts towards your sentence in Purgatory*.

Try the beef**, it's so tender people eat it with a spork.

*Sorry. The correct answer was NOT Mormon, not matter what you may have heard from comedians.

**The train also services Hindu Hell. Don't worry about all the people hanging off the outside and the noises on the roof are just more naughty Hindus. Adolf Hitler is also out there somewhere, serving double Purgatory. He's alone on the return trip. Don't open the windows, especially if you order the beef or you'll be up to your ears in angry Hindus and possibly Hitler bumming cigarettes. The hindus won't let him smoke outside. Smoking is only allowed in the smoking cars.`

Like all passenger trains, the express will stop for freight trains. If you believe in reincarnation, this is a good time to do a bunk. There's always work as new species of beetles if you haven't got proper papers. God just loves the beetles, that's why he made so many of them.
 
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