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Re: (shockme) Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

by maverick (Curate)
on Apr 05, 2002 at 14:54 UTC ( #156938=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (shockme) Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names
in thread Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

Someone actually told me the details of the 'Clancy' error message a few days ago...I'll try to remember them as best I can.

The first appearance of this message was for a kernel panic on a Texas Instruments xxx100 (forgot the letters). TI was headquarted in Dallas, and the company got its start producing equipment for oil well drilling. Well, if you're drilling an oil well and hit water, then all you pump out of the ground is mud. The only thing you can do at that point is to tear down the drilling rig and move it somewhere else (time consuming and expensive).

HTH

/\/\averick
OmG! They killed tilly! You *bleep*!!


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(shockme) Re: Re: (shockme) Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names
by shockme (Chaplain) on Apr 07, 2002 at 05:28 UTC
    Wow. I was working at Texas Instruments when this happened. It would've been in '86 or very early '87. Interesting. (As to breaking down and moving oil rigs, the expense involved is mind-boggling.)

    If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.

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