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David Meekhof
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David Meekhof   9/12/2011 8:47:49 PM
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"If Jesus used a computer, would he ever get an error message?" Jesus would forgive the computer's error 70x7 times... and the computer would overflow. Lots more creative answers possible here!!

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zeeglen   3/28/2011 2:02:26 PM
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The first line was from a place where I worked a year ago, can't remember the version of Windoze. My home PC with older Windoze has never given this message under identical conditions. The work PC always displayed the message after a file transfer to an external USB thumbnail drive. No indication was given that one had to close the file first before the system would approve removing the USB drive. Would have been so easy to include this tip in the error message itself rather than making the user guess at the problem.

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mkr0   3/28/2011 11:05:38 AM
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There's quite a lot more here: http://thedailywtf.com/Series/Error_0x27_d.aspx They are all real-life examples (which I find hard to believe sometimes :)).

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Sparky-one   3/25/2011 8:57:21 PM
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If Jesus used a computer, would he ever get an error message?

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 2:39:04 PM
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Back in the early 1980s I wanted to format a Floppy Drive (one of the big old ones) .. the system said something like "Are you sure you want to format drive xxx?" (actually I think it was more cryptic like "Format XXX? [Y/N]") and I hit the "Y" key .. and it chuntered away for a bit ... and I thought "Hang on, XXX is the system drive!" Bugger, bugger, bugger ... it took days to recover...

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 2:36:45 PM
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Sorry -- Freudian slip -- by FIG I meant GIF :-)

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Max The Magnificent   3/24/2011 2:32:51 PM
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That's got to be an animated FIG -- I want it please send it to my personal email (max@CliveMaxfield.com)

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David Ashton   3/24/2011 8:50:39 AM
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I've got one which says "Attempting to give a damn..." (progress bar advances to end, then) "Error: damn not given." It's on my work PC, I'll try and send it to you.

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EMCgenius   3/24/2011 7:59:13 AM
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SIN TAX ERROR PLEASE LEAVE DONATION IN COLLECTION PLATE System Idle for More Than 10 Minutes ...Formatting Drive C:

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Max The Magnificent   3/23/2011 1:01:21 PM
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Good One!

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