• Geek (unregistered)

    Frist!

    I'd like a 14 foot screen, but I'd expect a much higher resolution than roughly 1300 x 768.

  • Hello World (unregistered)

    last

  • LM (unregistered)

    After last?

  • GWO (unregistered)

    The first one reminds me what happens if you start writing "root@host# mount /dev/sda .... " and then interrupt it with a ^C.

  • Richard (unregistered) in reply to GWO

    The first one reminds me of the theological argument that the computer gives you in Linux when you type "rm God".

  • Medinoc (nodebb)

    @GWO: What happens?

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to Geek

    If I'm going to havz

    Addendum 2017-04-21 07:44: OK, let's try again. Ignore this one, I can't type today.

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to Geek

    If I'm going to have a 14-foot screen, I want one that hasn't been crushed or folded or whatever(1) to make it fit in a case whose longest dimension is only 13.4 inches.

    It's probably a 14' screen, erroring out in a reversal of the Spinal Tap Stonehenge problem.

    (1) Folded, spindled, AND mutilated?

  • kktkkr (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Then again, if it still works after unfitting it from the 13-inch case, then I really want that screen.

  • rogn (unregistered)

    I wish the "details" of this error were visible!

  • Bill (unregistered)

    Google seems to have solved the street name problem by omitting street names. I'm getting tired of hearing "turn left" with no street name spoken or displayed in areas where there are two streets very close together.

  • MaxArt (unregistered)

    With a 14 foot screen and a resolution of 1366 columns, pixels are 3.125 mm wide. Geez! Not even in the old CGA times.

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to MaxArt

    Yeah, but you'd put a screen that big at the other end of the room, and it would be a big room, so angular flooflah would take over, and you wouldn't notice the size of the pixels.

    Just like the screens on a ten inch iPad and an eight inch iPad are the same pixel count - you would expect to hold the ten inch one further away because the screen is bigger.

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    Maybe it's measured in hamster feet.

  • operagost (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    I assume the laptop is designed for Time Lords. Bigger on the inside.

  • Gurth (nodebb)

    It's probably a 14’ screen

    That’s what it says in the screenshot, yes, but using a word instead of a prime symbol.

    Or did you maybe intend a double prime, as in “14″”?

  • PenguinF (unregistered)

    I'd be scared to push that 'Show details >>>' button.

  • Lincoln King-Cliby (google) in reply to Bill

    What I find amusing is that Google seems to have assigned that ramp two different nonsense names -- coming at it in the direction of the poster it Desktop tells you to "turn right on to the asd ramp" -- but coming at the ramp the other way it's "turn left onto the asdf ramp" -- but I can't find any indication that that ramp has an official name other than "ramp to I-75 N".

    Somewhere outside of Detroit there's a particular combination that gets Google maps on mobile to tell you to "keep right for slip road to slip road to slip road to slip road to XXX"

  • Lincoln King-Cliby (google) in reply to Bill

    What I find amusing is that Google seems to have assigned that ramp two different nonsense names -- coming at it in the direction of the poster it Desktop tells you to "turn right on to the asd ramp" -- but coming at the ramp the other way it's "turn left onto the asdf ramp" -- but I can't find any indication that that ramp has an official name other than "ramp to I-75 N".

    Somewhere outside of Detroit there's a particular combination that gets Google maps on mobile to tell you to "keep right for slip road to slip road to slip road to slip road to XXX"

  • GWO (unregistered) in reply to Medinoc

    ^Cunt /dev/sdc1

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  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered)

    Up through Windows XP, the Win32 MessageBox() function would create an arbitrarily wide message box (up to your screen width) if you fed it a really long message without word breaks. Starting in Windows Vista, they limited the maximum width of it (I don't recall if it was to a maximum number of pixels or a fraction of the screen width) and inserted forced line breaks into lines if necessary.

    However, this is clearly a non-standard message box, since the "Show Details" button and its associated behavior are not possible to achieve with MessageBox(). Most likely it's a custom dialog box implemented by the application, or possibly by a third-party library, and so the OS's built-in width limitations wouldn't apply.

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  • jay (unregistered) in reply to Richard

    My favorite Linux error message: Type "man why did you get a divorce?" and it replies "too many arguments"

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