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#1 DirtyHarry50

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

I forget how I came upon this now old article (2008) but it remains a wonderful history of computing irritations and even disasters. The article is called, "The Thirteen Greatest Error Messages of All Time." My personal favorite is the Unix error: lp0 on fire. I'd like to get a t-shirt with that and see if I ever come upon someone who knows what that means or where it is from. If I don't forget, I want to try and elicit that error here and screen shot it for fun. I always did like playing with fire. True story!

Here's the article and at the end thanks to user feedback at the time, there is a link to another 13 classics I guess. I didn't look at that yet but it's probably humorous as well.

http://www.technolog...8/errormessage/

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:29 PM

That was fun.

A fun fact about the BSoD that the article didn't mention was that when OS X displays an icon for a Windows disk, if you look closely you can see the PC has the blue screen of death on it.

I haven't tried it lately but it was true as recently as 2014.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:29 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 04 December 2017 - 05:29 PM, said:

That was fun.

A fun fact about the BSoD that the article didn't mention was that when OS X displays an icon for a Windows disk, if you look closely you can see the PC has the blue screen of death on it.

I haven't tried it lately but it was true as recently as 2014.

That's awesome. :)
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