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It was usually accurate, but never precise; if I recall correctly, it could mean that the network which joined the PC and the printer had failed, that the wrong paper tray CUPSd is not installed on either machines, nor do I plan to use it. Bad command or file name Halt and Catch Fire HTTP 418 Out of memory Lists List of HTTP status codes List of FTP server return codes Related Kill screen Spinning pinwheel Chuck Moore Says: July 30th, 2010 at 8:55 pm Not an operating system error message, but 1 message that I will never forget….always showed up after countless hours working on animations
Check out the blog archive. Pictures and Videos None posted yet. Just another example where the programmers didn't put thought into the user experience, and sacrificed sensibility for quicker programming. Click yes if you are unsure.
- permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Cronyx 7 points8 points9 points 1 year ago(0 children) a Heisenberg compensating process You're god damned right.
- It's one of a number of nerdy Unix games that involves entering a Unix command with purposefully meaningless modifiers or other errors that cause Unix to respond with an unintentionally funny
- VInceN Says: October 21st, 2008 at 6:44 am I remember back in the day when printing presses were this big firetraps, the operator output would record a Paper Jam as "Error:
- meant that the TRS-80 didn't understand you, perhaps because you'd made a typo.
- Mark O'Neill Says: June 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm Good point about the errors being mostly old ones.
Format a disk with default settings and then copy or save too much data to it, and you are presented with a requester proudly proclaiming "Volume Empty is full!" It was This server (servername) wouldn't so much as spit on me if I were on fire!" (alt. There is a redlight on, which could mean paper jam or out of ink; however, I have beenunable to connect with mtink to work out which cartridge, if any, is empty.Any Enotty Oh, the remembered pain in tracking down the cause of such problems.
permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Diasparo 12 points13 points14 points 1 year ago(3 children)EFF? Not A Typewriter Still my favorite, although I always liked the ability to add an error handling package to Perl called Coy that converted the Perl errors to haiku. kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git. http://www.technologizer.com/2008/10/07/more-error-messages/ PCMag Digital Group AdChoices unused Top Eggs Top 25 Easter Eggs Eggs with Pictures Newest Easter Eggs Rotten Eggs (Worst 25) Software Video Game Easter Eggs Application Software Easter Eggs Operating
Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again. Fire Massage Did you? Check out these subreddits! /r/Programmerhumor /r/talesfromtechsupport /r/pbsod /r/TechSupportGore /r/techsupportmacgyver /r/iiiiiiitttttttttttt /r/whereismyflyingcar Looking for more TV Show related humor? Back in the days of highspeed band printers, a paper jam could gum cause the electomechanical parts to overheat in rare instances.
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That being said, if the system runs on PHP, I wouldn't be too surprised that something caught on fire. In the event of a printing stall, and occasionally during normal operation, the fusing oven would heat paper to combustion. Stromberg-carlson 5000 If you think this might be the cause, perhaps you could create some sort of underground bunker to help shield yourself from it. Lp0 Linux permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]trevize1138 50 points51 points52 points 1 year ago(4 children)Lucky for him he's running a Heisenberg compensating process to quell the data.
Did you? Says: November 28th, 2008 at 9:05 am Anyone who's used Microsoft Access extensively knows the "Invalid Argument." error, which means that the 2GB limit of a database has been reached. funny permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]jooiiee 70 points71 points72 points 1 year ago(5 children)Looks like that new hacker Wikipedia. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Seidoger 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago(1 child)http://youtu.be/w9QzsOY04O8 permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Turbofurball 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago(0 children)Oh that is just fantastic! _^ permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Sporkicide 13 points14 points15 points 1 year ago(1 child)Can I send "you Don't Exist. Go Away"
Whether this ever happened is not known; there are no reports of friction-related printer fires. Any advice?TIAmikeyThe "on fire" message is a leftover from "way back when" in the olddays... nmx writes: This is not an easter egg. The most amusing part is that they seemed to have used Find&Replace to remove the references to Wikipedia, MediaWiki and CreativeCommons, which makes things like the page title become "Firmware -
Archived from the original on November 3, 2006. Pc Load Letter For example, in some kernels' CPU code, a CPU thermal failure could result in the message "CPU#0: Possible thermal failure (CPU on fire?)." See also Halt and Catch Fire HTTP 418 Dan P Says: December 15th, 2008 at 11:27 am This is from a Motorola Canopy radio.
Stop. (Unix) If you're not a Unix nerd, this one almost isn't worth your time.
My wife loves that show, but I get so mad whenever Angela opens her big dumb mouth. Earlier models used a beep, chord or musical instrument sound. Retrieved November 14, 2011. ^ "Mailing list post relating the history of the lp0 on fire error". Htcpcp Seems reminiscent of AYB if you ask me… VCCGeek Says: January 20th, 2009 at 11:03 am My favourite is one I still encounter to this day, in Windows Server logs. "Windows
It's a shame that the goal of software developers nowadays seems to be to fool people into thinking they're using a magic box rather than a computer. Anomaly Says: February 12th, 2010 at 2:01 pm Funny error I saw once. But unlike many computers of the era, it didn't spew errors laden with numbers or abbreviations. Any advice?"on fire" needs some explanation.Printers converse with the computer to provide status information.
Same results when sent gs -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pcl3 -sOutputFile=\|lpr file.ps Looking at the dmesg output produces the lp0 on fire error message, which is not useful. I always imagined somewhere deep in the innards of the machine some operating system troll was tapping his foot and getting angry. In this case, you enter "make love," with make being a Unix command and love being a meaningless modifier. An old Unix custom is to reportsuch conditions (those status values that have no appropriate error msg) as"printer on fire?", prompting the operator (you) to look at the printer todetermine it's
On a printer, it said "Head cold". There's no way that they are being serious. And I ended up with a bakers' dozen of them, just as in the first story. Maybe I'm reading an empathetic tone into the message that isn't really there, but I don't see Silly as a potshot-it feels more like an amused appreciation of an intentionally comical
Huh? I believe this qualifies as an error message, because it indicated that the request was abandoned, and the device needed to be re-booted before another attempt was made. FTW. Silly (Acorn BBC Microcomputer) Yup, another error message from a 1980s British machine!
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