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Re: Useless/Interesting Error Messages

by 5p1d3r (Hermit)
on Mar 07, 2005 at 14:34 UTC ( #437220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Useless/Interesting Error Messages

Back in college a friend of mine managed to get an "Unexpected operator IQ error" while compiling some Eiffel code. I'd earlier managed to get remote write access to his terminal and popped that one onto his screen to see just how frustrated he was getting. He blew his top.

Another one I've created was in an administration shell. The prompt looked like a normal unix prompt so people invariably ended up typing 'ls' in it. To which it would reply, "You're not in unix any more Toto."

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Re^2: Useless/Interesting Error Messages
by Nevtlathiel (Friar) on Mar 10, 2005 at 13:03 UTC
    A colleague of mine did something similar to his boss, whenever the boss tried to do anything on one of their machines it would display the error 'programmer not good enough'. Fortuantely the machine was rebooted before the boss found out about the 'patch' and who was responsible for it ;)

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