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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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kistaro
I think I've passed this link around to a few of y'all before, but it came up in discussion at dinner yesterday, so I figured I'd pass this around again.

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*giggle* Those definitely top any of the error messages I've actually seen, as I haven't seen any exceptionally humorous ones except for one I used to get by getting a little too fast with hitting 'y' when getting rid of several files with rm -i, and the computer would print out a sarcastic message.

(Try logging onto clarion (hilton also works but seems to not be there) and typing 'y' at the prompt. Someone had too much time on their hands.)

y is indeed a program, with the source code

#!/bin/tail +3
# For those of us who do an rm -i * and are too stubborn to restart the command
You are *much* too positive.


There is no corresponding n program.

I recall an error on, I believe, a MacOS machine.. 'An Error Occured Because It Was Not There.'


No "cannot delete file, the printer is out of paper" mismatches? Not too many of those in Unix, I suppose, though it's just as easy to misprogram.

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