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    Funniest error message you've seen?

    Trying to get x4m running, the program was apparently coded by someone who speaks German.

    One of the errors I'm getting is: "Du steuerst den Beamer"

    Translated gives: "You drive the Beamer."

    Okay!!

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    I always thought the guru meditation errors were pretty funny. At least they didn't pretend to be intelligible.

    That wikipedia page links to the "Sad Mac", one I hadn't heard of or seen but is pretty funny too. Makes you wonder why MS settled for that horrid bsod.

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    Check out the Pop-up Potpourri, from TheDailyWtf.com.

    My favorite is this one:



    Because, you know, Windows Explorer is dangerous,so very dangerous.

    The weirdest error I have experienced was just a standard error box with the title "Error" and the message "Error". Nice information for debugging there...

    Guess what OS I was using?
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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    I've always thought that the error most BIOSes give when keyboard is kind of amusing.. It's something like 'No keyboard detected. Press Enter to continue'..

    Of course it's just trying to tell you to connect the keyboard and then press enter, but it still sounds stupid

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    I remember once, a long time ago, getting a Windows error which said

    Reserved Error 17: There is no message for this error.
    Which was really useful in working out what had happened.

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    Code:
    Error opening /dev/wacom : Success
    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/wacom
    	No such file or directory.

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    Lately I've been getting the BSOD error without actually getting a BSOD. The dialog box pops up and explains what a stop error is and that I should pay attention to the error code, but there is no BSOD or error code.
    Then the computer restarts and another box pops up and tells me Windows has just recovered from a serious error.
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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    ytmnd time!

    if you have flash / mplayer extension for firefox installed, you even get some nice backround music (of course these are all windows errors )

    http://windowserrorworks.ytmnd.com/
    http://thereisnoerror.ytmnd.com/
    http://windowsfirewallfails.ytmnd.com/
    http://windowsjustbecause.ytmnd.com/
    http://missingkeyboard.ytmnd.com/

    not really an error, but still funny http://bearshare-is-sure.ytmnd.com/

    and ManMower, this is the "sad mac" error (what the old Mac OS's gave when they crashed)

    http://deadmac.ytmnd.com/

    i know if i saw that late at night with the lights off that would freak me out...
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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    I once saw an warning message from Internet Explorer about the content while visiting microsoft.com

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    Re: Funniest error message you've seen?

    "it's the end of the world. press 'enter' to continue."

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