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You crazy Linux users! Answered

I can't believe what some people will do to try to invent their own OS. Why can't you just stick to UNIX?!?!


Where did you find this? It looks like fiction. L

I made it myself... But I wouldn't be upset at all if it accidentally found its way onto the Onion!

Wozniak obviously means the same to you as myself? L

Yes! It is an appropriate name for a muppet! A weird one with a hefty Polish accent. And he programs computers. And the computers turn on their owners! "I'm sorry Lemonie, I'm afraid I can't do that." Sometimes I feel as though Jim Henson and I should have been childhood friends.

I'd like an OS patch that used that line. Hex-editor and you could do it maybe? L

So... replace the standard "you don't have permission to do this" message (that usually means you need to use sudo) with that? I'm sure that wouldn't be too hard, especially if the OS has I18N files around.

What when even sudo isn't allowed to do it?
Forgive me master, I cannot fulfil your request

Not used sudo, but that was worth reading anyway. L

Wait...you mean you don't run a unix environment?

No. I have used UNIX before, but I want to get a new disc & things before I get around to installing something on this one. L

Patch for what? And which OS? Depending on what OS and what task, you might not even need that...

Any thing that will report "I'm sorry, I'm afraid I can't do that." as a standard error message really. L

Alright, so either a system message or a program message would do...I should think it would be as easy as editing a config file in ubuntu (the precise file and location depending on what program/process is doing the error reporting, of course)...

Yes that sort of thing, not so easy with Windows though (sounds excepted) L

Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds you can browse and open sound files into messages (windows default is wave) unless I completely misinterpreted your message

Although having it as a sound would be totally 1337.

You, sir, have just made my day. Please accept this imaginary cookie as a symbol of my appreciation.

Just yesterday I was looking at all those error haiku found on some Japanese servers. I'd definitely mod my OS to have those peaceful, introspective messages, rather than accusing me of an "illegal operation." Well, Mister Windoze, the cops haven't come after me yet, so I'll just keep on trying to link that application!!

Years ago some dudes wrote a program for the college system. That I can remember "Error mouse batteries flat"(pre-dates wireless) "Error: previous error did not occur" "Error: user error" "Error: error does not compute" etc. at random intervals, I guess those guys matured and did things like that? (good stuff, thanks) L

LMAO! Error does not compute.


8 years ago

That's a litle bit punny.

Kentucky is weird like this sometimes. :P

LMAO teh Kernel got hacked. Colonel. Kernel. Where's Goodhart?

P.S. Linux rules.