• Stephen E. Baker (unregistered)

    I'm surprised, having written an automated telephony application, that those errors are not more common. A 4xx or 5xx http error tends to result in a bad fetch, while any malformed vxml results in a semantic exception. Tn this case the url sounds like it could have been entered incorrectly.

    Often you can actually open the appropriate page in your web browser and view the source to see the vxml code too, particularly if the company was using a third party phone system to interface with their own scripts.

  • Leo (unregistered)

    don't post this comment asdfsdf asdf sdf sdfasd&1!

  • Anon Ymous (unregistered)

    What's the MP3 say? (No audio at work)

  • Robot Voice (unregistered)

    Comprehend highly low cost comment, use the comment text best suited for your cause. Don't pop this!

    Translate to Egyptian (Ancient)? Yes, OK, File not found.

  • tuesmorning (unregistered) in reply to Anon Ymous

    It says buy headphone cheapskate.

  • fuffuf (cs) in reply to Robot Voice
    Robot Voice:
    Comprehend highly low cost comment, use the comment text best suited for your cause. Don't pop this!

    Translate to Egyptian (Ancient)? Yes, OK, File not found.

    I see what you did there.

    Only it's growing a bit stale now...

  • dpm (cs)

    Speak only Modern Egyptian? Sucks to be you.

  • misc (unregistered) in reply to tuesmorning
    tuesmorning:
    It says buy headphone cheapskate.

    So I can plug them in to the work-mandated non-existant audio card? I'll get right on that.

  • Zecc (cs)

    Pardon my ignorance, but what's deal with the motherboards?

    Captcha: asdf fd sa df a sd fa fdsfa sdafs

  • Robot Voice (unregistered) in reply to Zecc
    Zecc:
    Pardon my ignorance, but what's deal with the motherboards?
    I think it is the text in red: "Comprehend" and "highly low" - sounds like it was translated by one of those "sorry me Engrish bad" people.

    All of which I tried to summarize for those readers who needed help, but fuffuf didn't think that was necessary any more. KTHXBYE.

  • pho (unregistered) in reply to Anon Ymous
    Anon Ymous:
    What's the MP3 say? (No audio at work)

    In all it's over-the-phone female computer voice glory:

    Your application is having a problem The event error.badsuch (??) was caught with message err fetching document http 172.21.225.90:8080/lenoxupgrade_6/sart?trace=true Since no event handler was found, the application is exiting

  • Custard (unregistered)

    WTF - They didn't use Lorem Ipsum?

  • Robajob (cs)

    Ethics? The plathe jutht north-eatht of London?

  • Nerf Herder (unregistered) in reply to Custard
    Custard:
    WTF - They didn't use Lorem Ipsum?

    People have no standards any more when making things up. Probably some punk 22 year old kid. We'll have to learn him a thing or 2!

  • Zecc (cs) in reply to Robot Voice
    Robot Voice:
    I think it is the text in red: "Comprehend" and "highly low" - sounds like it was translated by one of those "sorry me Engrish bad" people.
    Yeah, I noticed the "highly low". "Comprehend" sounds good, marketing-wise. I just thought there might be something more in there, that I might be missing.
  • Jobarob (unregistered) in reply to Robajob
    Robajob:
    Ethics? The plathe jutht north-eatht of London?
    That'h Ethicth, you inthenthitive clod!

    (And what doeth thith have to do wis anysing?)

  • Jobarob (unregistered) in reply to Zecc
    Zecc:
    "Comprehend" sounds good, marketing-wise. I just thought there might be something more in there, that I might be missing.
    There is. Many of us, beyond oh say age 2, are working on combining good words into good sentences. But this is admittedly difficult for marketdroids, and twice as much trouble for marketdroids who just learned English in a night class last month.

    If you're going to get excited by big positive words like "comprehend onboard CPU" then you really ought to go for "strategic synergistic alliance fries with that?"

  • DaveK (cs)

    ... now there's a FILE_NOT_FOUND if ever I saw one.

  • Code Dependent (cs)

    The first pictured motherboard is definitely the cooler one.

  • Yep (unregistered) in reply to Custard
    Custard:
    WTF - They didn't use Lorem Ipsum?

    That was my thought. Seriously, a few lines of "asdf asdf asdf asdf" is not enough to really see how content is going to fill out the page. L2 have some professionalism imo.

  • Old Coder (unregistered)

    I wonder... does that drop-down list of languages include Klingon? Their business ethics ought to be interesting!

  • Keithius (unregistered) in reply to Jobarob
    If you're going to get excited by big positive words like "comprehend onboard CPU" then you really ought to go for "strategic synergistic alliance fries with that?"

    That is great - I nearly spewed coffee all over my monitor when I read it.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Robot Voice
    Robot Voice:
    - sounds like it was translated by one of those "sorry me Engrish bad" people.
    The actual quote, from the movie "Blind Date" (Kim Bassinger, Bruce Willis), is, "I no speak good Engrish! I no speak good Engrish!"
  • B. Young (unregistered) in reply to fuffuf
    fuffuf:
    Robot Voice:
    Comprehend highly low cost comment, use the comment text best suited for your cause. Don't pop this!

    Translate to Egyptian (Ancient)? Yes, OK, File not found.

    I see what you did there.

    Only it's growing a bit stale now...

    I speak only "Reformed Egyptian", like Joseph Smith.

  • BobB (unregistered)

    Olde English Ethics:

    1.) Thine neighbor in the vast fields of Cubica doth enjoy the purloining of an occasional mechanical writing utensils and a mechanical paper fastner of the colour Crimson. Upon witnessing this grievance offense to thine Employer most Holy, dost thou:

    A - Notify thine saintly neighbors of Cubica and form thou a respectable mob to force the catpurse from the realm.

    B - Deal with the vagrant on thine own time, running him through at the most earliest of convenience to thee.

    C - Ignorith the rogue, for thou dost know that thine own behavior is superior and thus making thee immune to future inquiry.

    D - The criminal in suspect is actually mine boss, thus I should hope that he should so forth grace me in the future with the permanent borrowing of mine office equipment.

    E - Twas no one in the office, twas demons stole the supplies!

  • RiF (unregistered) in reply to Old Coder
    Old Coder:
    I wonder... does that drop-down list of languages include Klingon? Their business ethics ought to be interesting!
    "Yes, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes, ah, ah, wind smear!"

    (nobody's going to get this reference)

  • Not Dorothy (unregistered) in reply to Old Coder
    Old Coder:
    I wonder... does that drop-down list of languages include Klingon? Their business ethics ought to be interesting!

    If you want the serious money you want the Ferengi version.

  • Vroomfundel (unregistered) in reply to dpm

    Actually there's no such thing like modern Egyptian.

    Nowadays they speak Arabic in Egypt, I guess they just got pissed off from drawing pictures of birds and pyramids.

  • MRAB (unregistered) in reply to Old Coder
    Old Coder:
    I wonder... does that drop-down list of languages include Klingon? Their business ethics ought to be interesting!

    Or Ferengi?

  • fmobus (unregistered)

    the joke first on the first motherboard shot is the "daughter board".

    captcha: captcha

    this is getting recursive, eh?

  • Walleye (cs) in reply to B. Young
    B. Young:
    fuffuf:
    Robot Voice:
    Comprehend highly low cost comment, use the comment text best suited for your cause. Don't pop this!

    Translate to Egyptian (Ancient)? Yes, OK, File not found.

    I see what you did there.

    Only it's growing a bit stale now...

    I speak only "Reformed Egyptian", like Joseph Smith.

    So the only phrase in your entire language is "Pay Lay Ale"?

  • Daedalus (unregistered) in reply to Code Dependent

    THAT'S where that term comes from! I always wondered.

    BobB:
    Olde English Ethics:

    1.) Thine neighbor in the vast fields of Cubica doth enjoy the purloining of an occasional mechanical writing utensils and a mechanical paper fastner of the colour Crimson. Upon witnessing this grievance offense to thine Employer most Holy, dost thou:

    A - Notify thine saintly neighbors of Cubica and form thou a respectable mob to force the catpurse from the realm.

    B - Deal with the vagrant on thine own time, running him through at the most earliest of convenience to thee.

    C - Ignorith the rogue, for thou dost know that thine own behavior is superior and thus making thee immune to future inquiry.

    D - The criminal in suspect is actually mine boss, thus I should hope that he should so forth grace me in the future with the permanent borrowing of mine office equipment.

    E - Twas no one in the office, twas demons stole the supplies!

    That's Elizabethan, which is technically part of modern English. Beowulf is in Old English. The Canterbury Tales are Middle English. from Wikipedia:

    450–1100 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) – The language of Beowulf.

    1100–1500 Middle English – The language of Chaucer.

    1500–1650 Early Modern English (or Renaissance English) – The language of Shakespeare.

    1650–present Modern English (or Present-Day English) – The language as spoken today. [/nitpick] CAPTCHA: wysiwyg ...okay, just wisi.

  • Daedalus (unregistered) in reply to Daedalus

    Sorry, I meant "That's where the term Engrish comes from!" CAPTCHA: ingenium. Now use that in a sentence.

  • BobB (unregistered) in reply to Daedalus
    Daedalus:
    THAT'S where that term comes from! I always wondered.

    That's Elizabethan, which is technically part of modern English. Beowulf is in Old English. The Canterbury Tales are Middle English. from Wikipedia:

    450–1100 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) – The language of Beowulf.

    1100–1500 Middle English – The language of Chaucer.

    1500–1650 Early Modern English (or Renaissance English) – The language of Shakespeare.

    1650–present Modern English (or Present-Day English) – The language as spoken today. [/nitpick] CAPTCHA: wysiwyg ...okay, just wisi.

    I didn't bother going much beyond Modern English because from what I can recall from college, Middle English is taxing on the brain and for me honest to goodness Old English was a mental nightmare. I do love a good nitpick tho! Thanks!

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Daedalus
    Daedalus:
    CAPTCHA: ingenium. Now use that in a sentence.
    How about a definition?

    ingenium: the state of condition of having vast magical powers, but being confined inside a bottle or lamp.

  • Qvasi (unregistered)

    I guess someone copied a list of languages or language codes for known languages instead of using a more reasonable list of "living" languages

  • dgvid (cs) in reply to Old Coder
    Old Coder:
    I wonder... does that drop-down list of languages include Klingon? Their business ethics ought to be interesting!
    Better than that, the Ancient Egyptian course is taught by a former Goa'uld System Lord. Highly focused on making your competitors kneel before you, making your suppliers kneel before, making your customers kneel before you, etc.
  • akatherder (cs)

    The worst part about the "dog eats man" headline is that it is a true story.

    http://www.nbc10.com/news/3378490/detail.html

  • memals (unregistered) in reply to pho

    the real wtf (on the previous comment) is that the poster has never heard of Linux and the many ways of pronouncing it. err fetching document http 172.21.225.90:8080/LENOXupgrade_6/sart?trace=true capature: validus (WTF!)

  • thedave (unregistered)

    Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum!

  • JD (unregistered)
    Daedalus:
    450–1100 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) – The language of Beowulf.

    1100–1500 Middle English – The language of Chaucer.

    1500–1650 Early Modern English (or Renaissance English) – The language of Shakespeare.

    1650–present Modern English (or Present-Day English) – The verbal diarrhoea that spews out the mouths of today's idiotic and uneducated masses.

    Ef tee ef you, as they say.

  • TopCod3r (cs)

    The MP3 is a standard VoiceXML error message, when the VoiceXML file could not be found. VoiceXML is a fairly easy to use IVR technology, that makes an HTTP request and processes the output to determine what to say to you over the phone. I don't know how much of a WTF this is, other than any other error message you might get from an application. The developer cannot control this message, it is part of the platform.

  • me (unregistered)

    "Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan hinase hic enda thu uuat unbidan uue nu." Is this old dutch, old english or old kentish?

    Captcha: luctus Isn't that a Harry Potter spell?

  • Quentin (unregistered) in reply to BobB

    That may be the funniest thing I've read this week - you win

  • SlyEcho (cs) in reply to BobB
    BobB:
    Olde English Ethics:

    Thine neighbor ... thine saintly neighbors ... thine own time ... thine own ... mine boss ... mine office equipment ...

    Do you know the difference between "thine" and "thy"? Same thing with "mine" and "my".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_personal_pronouns#My_and_mine.2C_thy_and_thine

  • MustBeUsersFault (cs)

    It's Shaudan ( at least she sounds like her ). She is alive. Look at you hackers ! Pathetic insects. Finally System Shock 3 ?

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to SlyEcho
    SlyEcho:
    Do you know the difference between "thine" and "thy"? Same thing with "mine" and "my".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_personal_pronouns#My_and_mine.2C_thy_and_thine

    Thank you. It's like fingernails on a blackboard to see someone trying to do old English without a clue. Worse when others with the same clueCount think they're being clever.

  • jtl (unregistered) in reply to BobB

    F- Moveth they statione unto deep basement, assist felines in rat pursuance.

    G- Ignite castle.

    H- Prepareth potion which containeth fermented cacti extracte and sea salte. Imbibe on waterfronte.

  • LEGO (unregistered) in reply to Walleye
    Walleye:
    B. Young:
    fuffuf:
    Robot Voice:
    Comprehend highly low cost comment, use the comment text best suited for your cause. Don't pop this!

    Translate to Egyptian (Ancient)? Yes, OK, File not found.

    I see what you did there.

    Only it's growing a bit stale now...

    I speak only "Reformed Egyptian", like Joseph Smith.

    So the only phrase in your entire language is "Pay Lay Ale"?

    Written instructions for a brothel? In that order?

  • operagost (cs) in reply to Jobarob
    Jobarob:
    Robajob:
    Ethics? The plathe jutht north-eatht of London?
    That'h Ethicth, you inthenthitive clod!

    (And what doeth thith have to do wis anysing?)

    Perfect Middle English!

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