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    Funny error messages

    Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mail.nocdirect.com.
    I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
    This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
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    DJ Bernstein is a genius, and he has a cool domain name:

    http://cr.yp.to

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    This topic has been brought up countless times.

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    Originally posted by SniperDevil
    This topic has been brought up countless times.
    I think I've seen your post somewhere....
    dotGig
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    Still trying to figure out what was funny about that message, came straight to the point. MS Access gave me my funniest message I've encountered 'Error - There is no message with this error' Work that one out!!

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    Originally posted by Cloudmaster
    Still trying to figure out what was funny about that message, came straight to the point. MS Access gave me my funniest message I've encountered 'Error - There is no message with this error' Work that one out!!
    Funny how it's a Microsoft product eh?

    Heh, there are so many error messages programmers are bound to miss some along the way.
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    I try to make my error messages somewhat humorous, but to-the-point.
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    Originally posted by Cloudmaster
    Still trying to figure out what was funny about that message, came straight to the point. MS Access gave me my funniest message I've encountered 'Error - There is no message with this error' Work that one out!!
    Thats classic! lol

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    My favorite error messages are the confusing ones in Windows, like MS Media Player 6.4 gave me a dialog box with 'OK' and Cancel' and the dialog title was "Question". Nothing more.

    Also, a friend of mine got an error with MS Media Player 7 back in the day, it said something to the effect of "Unable to play resource, too many secrets." I swear. I'm paraphrasing, but I've seen the screenshot.

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    "An error has occurred", there is just something strangely amusing about that. G thanks for the info, ya dumb bastige - windows.
    dotGig
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    Sometime when I log off my Windows XP at school.. it says
    "Can't exit now!" and stuck there fore a while..
    ML

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    When GIMP runs out of memory it just says

    "GIMP Alert! Bad things will happen!" then my kernel crashes.

    Those GNU developers really have good senses of humor..
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    Swear to god, you can check for yourself (I didn't believe it)

    In the Linux kernel: "lp0 on fire"

    (edited: I'd said LPT, of course it's lp0)

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    "Windows cannot detect your keyboard, press any key to continue."

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    'Not enough memory to display this window'

    'This windows version not support'

    'Floppy can't be acceded. Check another application don't use it'
    Gone.

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