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Old 20 June 2009, 20:02   #1
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The Thirteen Greatest Error Messages of All Time

http://technologizer.com/2008/09/18/errormessage/

"Guru Meditation" from the Amiga makes it into the list

No prizes for guessing what's number one...
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Old 20 June 2009, 20:10   #2
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Cool list!
Very nerdy and geeky, me likes
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Old 20 June 2009, 20:16   #3
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/me likes 'Does not compute' (should put that as the caption in my error messages...)
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P.S. : Cool pictures for #1
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Old 20 June 2009, 20:58   #4
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Anyone who's used lotus notes will love "Invalid or nonexistant document" which can pop up whenever you try to do, well, anything.
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Old 20 June 2009, 21:00   #5
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@rare_j: I don't remember that in Lotus 3, when does that happen?







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Old 20 June 2009, 22:10   #6
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I thought the best Mac one would have made an appearance.

"An error has occured because an error has occured"
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Old 20 June 2009, 22:14   #7
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I thought the best Mac one would have made an appearance.

"An error has occured because an error has occured"
Mmm, that one is the best one of all... remember it fondly, even though I never used a Mac.... just that it's a well known error.... and still hardly anyone mentions it.
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Old 20 June 2009, 22:23   #8
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They should include also bombs from Atari ST.
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Old 21 June 2009, 10:31   #9
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"Read Error B"
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Old 21 June 2009, 15:02   #10
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They should include also bombs from Atari ST.
Bombs were a Mac thing too IIRC (way back to OS1.0! ;P)

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I smiled when I saw "does not compute."
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Old 21 June 2009, 16:21   #12
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HAH! What a menagerie of frustrations...

Well, I guess it was inevitable that the winner would indeed be the winner... Kind of funny that Red Ring of Death is now so famous that it's on the list, since it's not a software-error, like most of the others, but a PURE HARDWARE error. 0_0
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Old 21 June 2009, 17:16   #13
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I would have expected to see Division by Zero, Syntax Error, OUT OF MEMORY - those are classic... but the worst one I've ever seen in my life is called "Checksum error on block xxxx"
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Old 21 June 2009, 17:42   #14
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Old 21 June 2009, 21:57   #15
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I used to love Keyboard Error or no keyboard present - press f1 to continue!
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Syntax Error from the C64 for me, as I was a fairly handy BASIC programmer in the day...
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I smiled when I saw "does not compute."
But should that one really count? From what I've seen on that page, this error message was only from movies, like Lost in Space. It's not a real error message...... or does it exist on real-non-fictional computers? If not, it shouldn't really be on the list imo.
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Personally I witnessed "Volume XXXX has a read/write error" quite often during the good old Amiga years.
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I once had the "An error occured because an error occured" message
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