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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: List of people's favourite error messages
 
  List of people's favourite error messages
  Phlamethrower (16:14 17/2/2010)
  moss (17:36 17/2/2010)
  nunfetishist (19:20 17/2/2010)
  gazza_fp (20:05 17/2/2010)
    monkeyson2 (20:53 17/2/2010)
    nunfetishist (20:59 17/2/2010)
      tokyoracer (23:31 17/2/2010)
        nunfetishist (00:27 18/2/2010)
          tokyoracer (01:37 18/2/2010)
            nunfetishist (10:05 18/2/2010)
              filecore (10:35 18/2/2010)
                jess (11:10 18/2/2010)
                  Steve (20:43 18/2/2010)
                    Monty (11:30 19/2/2010)
                      bhtooefr (05:18 24/2/2010)
  trevj (08:54 18/2/2010)
  VincceH (18:39 20/2/2010)
  chiefwhosm (16:59 20/4/2010)
    adavies (18:20 20/4/2010)
  swirlythingy (22:44 16/9/2011)
 
Jeffrey Lee Message #113413, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:14, 17/2/2010
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

Posts: 15094
1. "BAD ARGUMENT", from TI BASIC, generated upon any attempt to supply a statement with an inappropriate argument.

Anyone got any favourite messages of their own, or is this going to be a very short thread? tongue
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John Hoare Message #113414, posted by moss at 17:36, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113413

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Silly.
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Rob Kendrick Message #113415, posted by nunfetishist at 19:20, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113413
nunfetishist
Today's phish is trout a la creme.

Posts: 505
Unexpected error: Success.
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Gary Hughes Message #113416, posted by gazza_fp at 20:05, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113413
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The BIOS error about a missing keyboard asking you to press F1 to continue.
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Phil Mellor Message #113417, posted by monkeyson2 at 20:53, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113416
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
Not really a favourite, but I got an error when trying to apply a SharePoint service pack earlier this week. I forget the absolute wording, but the gist was that the server couldn't be upgraded because the server was out of date and needed to be upgraded.

I've also had exceptions thrown from COM with the helpful message of "?".
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Rob Kendrick Message #113418, posted by nunfetishist at 20:59, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113416
nunfetishist
Today's phish is trout a la creme.

Posts: 505
The BIOS error about a missing keyboard asking you to press F1 to continue.
Nothing silly about that. It's asking you to attach a keyboard and press F1, as the machine's been configured to demand a keyboard.
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Tokyoracer Message #113423, posted by tokyoracer at 23:31, 17/2/2010, in reply to message #113418
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User Included Picture
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Rob Kendrick Message #113425, posted by nunfetishist at 00:27, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113423
nunfetishist
Today's phish is trout a la creme.

Posts: 505
User Included Picture
You'd rather the program just crash your computer?
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Tokyoracer Message #113426, posted by tokyoracer at 01:37, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113425
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You'd rather the program just crash your computer?
I never tire of Windoze Illegal Operati. . . I mean 98.

The fact it does this spontaneously (usually any sort of human interaction such as moving the mouse causes this error) with bugger all help or info, it does amuse me a little.
That and the fact it has to restart the PeeCee EVERY time this error appears giving no time to fix the issue.

In the end, I 'upgraded' to 95. smile

[Edited by tokyoracer at 01:39, 18/2/2010]
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Trevor Johnson Message #113427, posted by trevj at 08:54, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113413
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Either Not LOCAL or OSCLIOSCLIOSCLI (the latter always in conjunction with Bad program IIRC).
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Rob Kendrick Message #113428, posted by nunfetishist at 10:05, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113426
nunfetishist
Today's phish is trout a la creme.

Posts: 505
The fact it does this spontaneously (usually any sort of human interaction such as moving the mouse causes this error) with bugger all help or info, it does amuse me a little.
Sounds like your installation of Windows is buggered. And the problem you describe can occur on RISC OS; I've certainly had it such that whenever I pressed a key, an single-tasking error box with *no* debugging data at all popped up, requiring a reboot.

There's nothing special about this error. smile
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Jason Togneri Message #113429, posted by filecore at 10:35, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113428

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Doesn't need to be special or silly - the thread title clearly says "favourite".
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jess hampshire Message #113430, posted by jess at 11:10, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113429
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"Don't be a Wally" when trying to open a stream with itself, on a Sinclair spectrum disk interface.
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Steve C Message #113434, posted by Steve at 20:43, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113430
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I think the Firefox 'Well, this is embarassing...' message it gives when something goes awry is pretty good smile

Stephen
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Edward Rogers Message #113436, posted by Monty at 11:30, 19/2/2010, in reply to message #113434
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Posts: 154
Not an error message but it went something like this:

"Product: Internet Explorer 8

"Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

"Warning! Do you TRUST this company? If not then cancel installation"

On Vista last year some time. It made me, briefly, like Microsoft quite a lot.
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VinceH Message #113460, posted by VincceH at 18:39, 20/2/2010, in reply to message #113413
VincceH
Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

Posts: 1598
Where's Mr Tribbeck hiding? He'll remember this one - having been the programmer concerned. Rich and a few others might remember it as well.

"Bugger!"

(I'm pretty sure that's what it was, anyway.)

[Edited by VincceH at 18:40, 20/2/2010]
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Eric Rucker Message #113489, posted by bhtooefr at 05:18, 24/2/2010, in reply to message #113436
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I got a similar one, except the product was Microsoft Windows, upgrading from Win7 RC1 to Win7 Final, just now.

Anyway, that is a Windows 98 box. Probably a driver model tweak combined with a buggy driver, combine that with the poor memory protection that Win98 has, and you get freezes.

Here's another classic one.

bhtooefr@KiaAvella:~$ man woman
No manual entry for woman.
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chief Message #114030, posted by chiefwhosm at 16:59, 20/4/2010, in reply to message #113413
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Posts: 55
Oldish thread now but how about:

"The Operation Completed Successfully."

This happens when the unreal engine map editor (unreal editor) crashes - usually corrupting your level in the process.

Not an error but the thread reminded me of a linux joke (why linux is evil), it went something along the lines of someone typing in a terminal window:

peace
bash - peace not found
love
bash - love not found
kill
Whom would you like to kill?
nameless guy
Nameless guy has been killed.

Sure is one evil OS wink
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Anthony Davies Message #114036, posted by adavies at 18:20, 20/4/2010, in reply to message #114030
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Oh, lots of classic unix stuff:

$ cat "cans of food"
cat: can't open cans of food

$ ar t God
ar: God does not exist

$ ar r God
ar: Creating God

$ ^How did the sex change operation go?
^Modifier failed

$ make love
don't know how to make love

$ [got a light?
No match.

$ man: why did you get a divorce?
Man:: Too many arguments.

$ !:say, what is saccharine?
Bad substitute.

$ %blow
%blow: no such job

...and so on.
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Martin Bazley Message #118756, posted by swirlythingy at 22:44, 16/9/2011, in reply to message #113413

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+++ Out Of Cheese Error +++
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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: List of people's favourite error messages