Any Key... or Any Other Key

  • XIU 2007-11-16 15:36
    Press the 'a' key or any other key? :P
  • Someone You Know 2007-11-16 15:36
    Your password has expired and must be OK?
  • FireJayPa 2007-11-16 15:39
    Your password has expired and must be special??

    /Captcha -- dubya ; special huh
  • OneMHz 2007-11-16 15:41
    "Your password has expired and must be."

    That's what Hamlet really said.
  • Jon H 2007-11-16 15:42
    CTRL - G enters the RAID BIOS Console, we better hope that CTRL is not the "Any key", or he will never get into the RAID console :)
  • BlueXero 2007-11-16 15:46
    So what if it enjoys making him sad?
  • Sarcastic 2007-11-16 15:47
    Seventh!
  • catch22 2007-11-16 15:47
    :p it's like Home Simpson asking
    'Press any key... Where the "any" key?'

    I shut up, this joke is way too old.
  • Jack 2007-11-16 15:51
    Your password must be or not to be.
    Your password has expired and it isn't is any more.
  • vt_mruhlin 2007-11-16 15:52
    lisa:
    That's also a sentence fragment.

    Linguo:
    Must...conserve...battery...power...
  • Some Playwrite 2007-11-16 15:54
    Jack:
    Your password must be or not to be.
    Your password has expired and it isn't is any more.


    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio:

    Awww shit ... now you know my password; Horatio.

    And I can't even change it!


  • ParkinT 2007-11-16 16:08
    "Your password must be..." Broadcast all over the Internet!
  • dan 2007-11-16 16:19
    Master Yoda last message wrote, it like "And your password must be expired" look should.
  • FredSaw 2007-11-16 16:23
    Sarcastic:
    Seventh!
    Sorry, it's not official unless it's misspelled. "Sventh" or "Sevenst" would work, for example.
  • dtech 2007-11-16 16:24
    Press a key to enter ... or any other to continue

    Shouldn't you press the 'a' key then? like I do below:
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • w00t 2007-11-16 16:28
    Some Playwrite:
    Jack:
    Your password must be or not to be.
    Your password has expired and it isn't is any more.


    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio:

    Awww shit ... now you know my password; Horatio.

    And I can't even change it!




    Looks like someone... lost his head..

    *CUE CSI:MIAMI TUNE*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sarYH0z948
  • FredSaw 2007-11-16 16:29
    Some Playwrite:
    Jack:
    Your password must be or not to be.
    Your password has expired and it isn't is any more.
    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio:

    Awww shit ... now you know my password; Horatio.

    And I can't even change it!
    To be, or not to be: that is the password:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous security,
    Or to take arms against a sea of login errors,
    And by hacking end them?
  • Vechni 2007-11-16 16:30
    press the any key?

    i pressed pause break and nothing happened
  • hallo.amt 2007-11-16 16:45
    FredSaw:
    Sarcastic:
    Seventh!
    Sorry, it's not official unless it's misspelled. "Sventh" or "Sevenst" would work, for example.

    so nintenht would be ok ?
  • W 2007-11-16 16:47
    The first one should probably say "Press 'a'...".
    The third one is obviously
  • Renan_S2 2007-11-16 16:50
    Incomplete sentences can cause
  • Keyless 2007-11-16 16:58
    Looked all over the keyboard and can't find a key, but I did however find a couple of locks....

    captcha tesla - shocking
  • Weff Jebster 2007-11-16 17:06
    That's not a sentence fragment. It has a subject and a predicate, so it's a full sentence; the password must be, or exist. Not only is it a full sentence, it is true, however uninformative it may be.


    CAPTCHA: muhahaha, the evil giggle of the Grammar Geek.


  • AdT 2007-11-16 17:11
    Did anyone else have a déjà vu?

    Of course it's not the same message, but oh so similar.
  • DaemonWTF 2007-11-16 17:12
    That BIOS is all sorts of messed up. Even the word "handled" is misspelled.
  • wikipantia 2007-11-16 17:19
    My favorite part about the bios one is "disks(s)". wtf?
  • purge 2007-11-16 17:26
    The Windows logon message is set by the sysadmin. I want to build an application that will ajax-browse the InterWeb. I can do it, too!
  • Walton T. Fudgeslinger 2007-11-16 17:30
    DaemonWTF:
    That BIOS is all sorts of messed up. Even the word "handled" is misspelled.


    No it isn't, it just means that the BIOS has filled your logical drives with baroque music.
  • Grimoire 2007-11-16 17:56
    Walton T. Fudgeslinger:
    DaemonWTF:
    That BIOS is all sorts of messed up. Even the word "handled" is misspelled.


    No it isn't, it just means that the BIOS has filled your logical drives with baroque music.


    Winner!
  • curtmack 2007-11-16 19:48
    This is beginning to look like a Candlejack thre
  • Patrik 2007-11-17 04:39
    The real WTF is that that BIOS is using Comic Sans.
  • Izzy 2007-11-17 04:45
    I pressed my car key. The car went "beep-beep."
  • Thomas 2007-11-17 07:19
    Walton T. Fudgeslinger:
    DaemonWTF:
    That BIOS is all sorts of messed up. Even the word "handled" is misspelled.


    No it isn't, it just means that the BIOS has filled your logical drives with baroque music.


    Nice one.
    :-)
  • dkf 2007-11-17 08:44
    Patrik:
    The real WTF is that that BIOS is using Comic Sans.
    Can't be. The BIOS is using a fixed width font (compare the widths of 'i' and 'm') and yet Comic Sans is a variable-width font.
  • durnurd 2007-11-17 10:38
    That's not a sentence fragment. It has a subject and a predicate, so it's a full sentence; the password must be, or exist. Not only is it a full sentence, it is true, however uninformative it may be.


    A full sentence ends with a punctuation mark, does it not? It is a full clause, but it is out of context.
  • niteice 2007-11-17 11:30
    Maybe Candlejack captured the author of th
  • AppleMunkey 2007-11-17 12:56
    The DCOM submitter doesn't know how to make screenshots.

    Captcha: waffles, hmmmm
  • gygax 2007-11-17 14:07
    wikipantia:
    My favorite part about the bios one is "disks(s)". wtf?

    Gollum is a programmer nowadays? Damn. ;)
  • An apprentice 2007-11-17 14:13
    The second one is actually not that bad. I'd me much more worried, if my computer wrote:

    A DCOM error occurred - LOLOLOL!
  • George W. Bush 2007-11-17 16:45
    "Your password has expired and must be OK"

    It means OK as in valid. The password was clearly valid because otherwise the luser couldn't pick it as his password.
  • Thera 2007-11-18 03:35
    This password must be exterminated
  • Anonymous 2007-11-18 17:08
    dkf:
    Patrik:
    The real WTF is that that BIOS is using Comic Sans.
    Can't be. The BIOS is using a fixed width font (compare the widths of 'i' and 'm') and yet Comic Sans is a variable-width font.

    looks like Monaco to me
  • lyricnz 2007-11-18 17:38
    Well, the BIOS wasn't looking good, even from the previous line, where they spelt "handled" incorrectly...
  • real_aardvark 2007-11-18 19:13
    Weff Jebster:
    That's not a sentence fragment. It has a subject and a predicate, so it's a full sentence; the password must be, or exist. Not only is it a full sentence, it is true, however uninformative it may be.

    CAPTCHA: muhahaha, the evil giggle of the Grammar Geek.

    Sadly, you are entirely correct.

    However, beyond mere grammar, there is the fertile field of epistemiology. I feel that this is an area as yet unconsidered by "Error'd."

    If your password has expired, and therefore "must be" -- which is an entirely reasonable assumption -- then is it true to say that "before it expired, it might have been?"

    And what of the new password? Must it be? Might it be? Should it have a choice in the matter?

    These are deep waters, and I suspect that popping up a "dialog box" with a single "OK" button is the best alternative to drinking yourself to death in a Parisian cafe on absinthe.

    On the other hand ... I kinda like Parisian cafes.
  • rycamor 2007-11-18 19:19
    CONFIGURATION ERROR: ONE OR MORE HARD DRIVES IS BAROQUE. HAYDN'T YOU FIX THIS YET??? IS BAD.
    HIT BACH KEY TO ENTER DISK BIOS. HIT ESC KEY FOR LISZT MODE.
  • nomdeplume 2007-11-19 00:26
    We have some HP access points that prompt you to "Press specific key" to interrupt the boot sequence when the bootloader is loading.

    I'm assuming that's programmer humour.
  • NeoMojo 2007-11-19 03:37
    Renan_S2:
    Incomplete sentences can cause


    There are 2 types of people in this world

    1) Those who need closure.
  • T $ 2007-11-19 07:50
    Jon H:
    CTRL - G enters the RAID BIOS Console, we better hope that CTRL is not the "Any key", or he will never get into the RAID console :)

    Or the G for that matter.
  • Chris 2007-11-19 11:35
    Your password must be... let me guess... I've got it on the tip of my tongue...
  • Malfist 2007-11-19 12:44
    NeoMojo:
    Renan_S2:
    Incomplete sentences can cause


    There are 2 types of people in this world

    1) Those who need closure.


    Do you realize what you DONE? My god. Help!
  • Jon 2007-11-19 16:45
    NeoMojo:
    Renan_S2:
    Incomplete sentences can cause


    There are 2 types of people in this world

    1) Those who need closure.
    Did someone say closure?
    (define (add-n n) (lambda (x) (+ x n)))
  • Richard 2007-11-20 07:58
    But what is being for a password? Does it exist in its own right, or is there no sense of independent existence that it can have? Perhaps it is just the play of many interacting processes that have lead to this thing that we denote as "password".

    What happens to forgotten passwords? Do they still have existence, even in a system that uses a one way hash? Maybe then your password is no more.

    CAPTCHA: craaazy - definitely!
  • AdT 2007-11-20 10:20
    AppleMunkey:
    The DCOM submitter doesn't know how to make screenshots.


    Of course he does: Take your TFT, place it on a wooden table...
  • bramster 2007-11-20 14:53
    rycamor:
    CONFIGURATION ERROR: ONE OR MORE HARD DRIVES IS BAROQUE. HAYDN'T YOU FIX THIS YET??? IS BAD.
    HIT BACH KEY TO ENTER DISK BIOS. HIT ESC KEY FOR LISZT MODE.


    for that, you shubert beethoven head.
  • Mathias Nilsen 2007-11-20 23:33
    I changed my password at work a while ago, and got this message; http://ma.thias.no/files/password.png
  • ? 2007-11-25 06:15
    NeoMojo:
    Renan_S2:
    Incomplete sentences can cause


    There are 2 types of people in this world

    1) Those who need closure.


    aaarrgghh!

    You get three types of people. Those who can count and those who can't
  • Maurits 2008-01-22 12:21
    Mathias Nilsen:
    I changed my password at work a while ago, and got this message; http://ma.thias.no/files/password.png


    I'm guessing this is a "large fonts" bug.
  • Ken 2008-08-20 12:00
    the BIOS one... is a WTF, but the five or six comments on it are worse. That doesn't look like a real text-mode font, so I'm betting the submitter simply wrote down what they saw on their screen and then retyped it using the closest font they could find in MSPaint and submitted that, as it's difficult to take a screenshot while you're looking at the RAID adapter's BIOS extension ROM output messages...

    and yet people are saying "omg handeled? spelling wtf" and "what font is that" and "wtf? drive(s)?". drive(s) is used because there is a very limited amount of space in the ROM for extra code and pretty string handling, so most people just parenthesize the plurals so you don't get messages like "1 logical drives handled by the BIOS". I've also seen this though:

    printf("%u logical drive%s handled by the BIOS", i, (i != 1) ? "s" : "");

    why do I even read the comments anymore? so many people completely miss the point and then people read that post and miss THEIR point and reply and.... argh. Oh well, I'll join the bandwagon then.
  • Seahen 2011-07-02 02:42
    There are two kinds of programmers: those who finish their sentences and