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Old 09-21-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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Make your own error messages!

Find it here!

This is perfect for making up situations like this:

"So, I was tinkering around online on one of the computers at school, when I suddenly got this error:

What should I do? Am I gonna get arrested?"

..and other humorous (ok, so mine wasn't all that funny) anecdotes.

EDIT: Well damn. I thought the image embed would work, but I can't seem to make it appear stand-alone. Anyone know of a good image hosting site that'll allow direct embeds? Or is it LQ that's not letting me do it?

Last edited by MrCode; 09-21-2009 at 02:01 AM.
Old 09-21-2009, 03:35 AM   #2
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It's LQ.

The stupid error/syntax message thing has been done to death, but since you brought up arresting people... Me as a traffic cop:

me: "I'm afraid I'm going to have to confiscate your license madam."
idiot: "Why, what did I do wrong?"
me: "You haven't broken any laws madam, you're just too stupid to be allowed to drive."

And instead of drug test we should give people pre-employment IQ tests. Me as a human resource manager:

me: "You have an excellent employment history and an MBA from Harvard, but I'm afraid we hired a kid fresh out of High School instead."
idiot: "Why, what could I have done differently?"
me: "Nothing, you have an IQ of room temperature. You don't even qualify to mop the floor here."

I guess that's why I'm not a traffic cop or HR manager.


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