[TUHS] Make love

scj at yaccman.com scj at yaccman.com
Tue Aug 11 03:51:01 AEST 2015

At least the Unix messages were silent.  I remember one Unix clone that
programmed sounds of an explosion when the system crashed.  Users did NOT
find that funny...

Last week I was attending a lecture in the Sierras where there was no
Internet, taking notes on my iPhone.  I had it in airplane mode with "Do
not Disturb" on and had Siri configured to talk only when in handsfree
mode.  Nevertheless, a careless double press of the round button told
everyone attending the talk "Siri is unable to find the internet!"

I would a preferred a printed "eh?"


> Steve Johnson wrote:
>> Nowadays, while I'm happy to have some fun with them, I think throwing
>> humor at people who have just screwed up is playing to a tough audience.
> I think you're right. Especially, anyone who's dealing with the nearly
> indecipherable messages coming out today's C++ compilers is likely to
> be in no mood for snarky messages from his/her tools.
> I recall that these things were much funnier when I was younger (college /
> grad school).
> Arnold

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