Old bug, new twist



  • The word "bug" originated log ago; insects getting caught in relays caused errors in computation (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bug).

    This past week, a coworker was sitting at home when "Schrek" mysteriously began playing on his TV. He traced it down to the following:

    A box elder bug had woken up after a long winter's nap, gotten into the house, and crawled over his computer. The computer has a touch screen; and the "netfllix" icon was on the screen. You guessed it -- the insect crawled over netflix causing it to launch; and "Schrek" was one of the movies on the landing page. The bug crawled over the movie and started it playing.

    Because of touch screens, bugs are once again the cause of strange behavior in computer systems.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.



  • The bugs can get really worked up by displays. If you ever get a fly on you monitor, don't shoo it away. Instead, position the mouse pointer under it. And start moving the mouse pointer again. They really get obsessed by and start to follow it.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    My cat (in addition to being an aspiring organist) will attack the Wii hand cursor on sight.



  • I tried letting our bunny play Ant Smasher on my tablet, but he kept hitting the bees and losing.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!



  • @joe.edwards said:

    My cat (in addition to being an aspiring organist) will attack the Wii hand cursor on sight.

    My cat likes to bite the laptop screen when there's video playing on it. She will also watch something on the front of the screen, then go around back and try to attack it from behind, only to be confused about where it went. She will then rapidly look at the front and back of the screen, trying to figure out how this thing keeps disappearing on her as soon as she sneaks up behind it.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    My cat (in addition to being an aspiring organist) will attack the Wii hand cursor on sight.
    You don't need computers for this to be a problem.  Former girlfriend of mine, who happened to be a very sound sleeper, used to awaken in the middle of the night to find her TV on and blasting away at top volume (not something you want in a studio apartment).

    Turns out her shih-tzu had figured out how to operate the remote control.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!

     

    You too, huh? Must be a common issue with the model. I'd say it must be something in the water, but that would assume I was watering them.

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!

     

    You too, huh? Must be a common issue with the model. I'd say it must be something in the water, but that would assume I was watering them.

    Hydration just gives them the strength to fight back.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!

     

    You too, huh? Must be a common issue with the model. I'd say it must be something in the water, but that would assume I was watering them.

    Hydration just gives them the strength to fight back.

    Isn't it just boring without living test subjects, though?



  • @Ben L. said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!

     

    You too, huh? Must be a common issue with the model. I'd say it must be something in the water, but that would assume I was watering them.

    Hydration just gives them the strength to fight back.

    Isn't it just boring without living test subjects, though?

    Oh, they live.

    For awhile.

    You just have to have a fresh supply to deal with turnover.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    // snip pile of quotes

    Oh, they live.

    For awhile.

    You just have to have a fresh supply to deal with turnover.

    Just like the developers for some software companies I've dealt with...



  • @Husky said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @morbiuswilters said:
    @Ben L. said:
    @morbiuswilters said:
    @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.

    One time I was jolted awake by flashing lights and the sound of klaxons. After gathering my wits, I'd determined that one of my "comfort women" had managed to dislocate her own shoulder and work her way out of the manacles. She then undid the blindfold and removed the ball-gag and proceeded to climb out of my subbasement via a ventilation duct. However, this triggered the infrared tripwires which set the alarm system to Condition Orange. Luckily she got caught up trying to scale the razor wire fence and I was able to correct the flaw in her willful personality before any further damage was done. Ho ho, what a debugging/waterboarding session that was!

     

    You too, huh? Must be a common issue with the model. I'd say it must be something in the water, but that would assume I was watering them.

    Hydration just gives them the strength to fight back.

    Isn't it just boring without living test subjects, though?

    Oh, they live.

    For awhile.

    You just have to have a fresh supply to deal with turnover.

    Oh, they live.

    For awhile.

    You just have to have a fresh supply to deal with turnover.

    Just like the developers for some software companies I've dealt with...

    FTFY



  • @configurator said:

    I tried letting our bunny play Ant Smasher on my tablet, but he kept hitting the bees and losing.

    Don't let your frog try it.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.
    My cat used to walk/sit on my silver Yamaha EX5, but I find that she has absolutely no idea about things like harmony and chord progression.

     



  • Sometimes I wake up without my head stuck in my arse.



  • This is interesting. Can you say "click-through license agreement"?



  • My cats tried the piano once before they learned "this thing makes noise!" and started staying the fuck away.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    My cats tried the piano once before they learned "this thing makes noise!" and started staying the fuck away.

    I see no one has children here, toddlers would figure that out and bash the piano keyboard at every opportunity. Mine likes to bash the computer keyboard and click on things.



  • @Severity One said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.
    My cat used to walk/sit on my silver Yamaha EX5, but I find that she has absolutely no idea about things like harmony and chord progression.

     

     

    So that's where dubstep came from.

     



  • @Zemm said:

    @MiffTheFox said:

    My cats tried the piano once before they learned "this thing makes noise!" and started staying the fuck away.

    I see no one has children here, toddlers would figure that out and bash the piano keyboard at every opportunity. Mine likes to bash the computer keyboard and click on things.

     

    So that's where Windows 8 came from.

     



  •  @blakeyrat said:

    I like to listen to shoulder aliens and make assumptions about pineapples!

    So that's where made-up quotes came from.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @Severity One said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    One time I was rudely awakened by loud and discordant pipe organ chords. After a few minutes I realized my cat was walking across my piano.
    My cat used to walk/sit on my silver Yamaha EX5, but I find that she has absolutely no idea about things like harmony and chord progression.

     

     

    So that's where dubstep came from.

    Sounds like we need PawSense for synth keyboards.

    Cat-like playing detected.



  • @Zemm said:

    I see no one has children here, toddlers would figure that out and bash the piano keyboard at every opportunity. Mine likes to bash the computer keyboard and click on things.
    Oh, my son likes to much aout with my synths for sure. But he only does so when I decide to play them. It's a close contest between him and the cat who's worst at playing, with me coming a close third.

     


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