AVG existentialism



  • So I'm burning the midnight oil working on yet another emergency project, with AVG grinding away in the background doing its nightly scan, when...

     

    comes up. Not sure what I was typing at the time the scan completed and the usual "I'm done!" dialogue pops up, but whatever keys I hit must've reached into the mists of time and killed the test before it started.
     

    Powerful stuff, that midnight oil. Must learn to use in moderation. 


     



  • I wanted to reply to this thread, but it already did exist, so I did.



  • Post cannot be read because it already has not been read.



  • Test Paradox



  • The developers must have forgot to turn off debugging in their flux capacitor class



  • Clock going back for end of BST?



  • The image isn't coming up.  Not that we can't guess at its contents from the description, but there are a number of ways to present this sort of bad data:

     

    Scan started at 12:34:56 am

    Scan canceled at 12:34:55 am

     

    Scan canceled after -1s

     

    Scan canceled after 136y 70d 06:28:15




  • Aha, here's a working link to it:

     

     



  • @Alistair Wall said:

    Clock going back for end of BST?

    Saskatchewan doesn't do Daylight Savings, thankfully. Eliminates a whole lot of stupidity and miscellaneous crappy news report with bad puns.

    On the other hand, it means all my favorite TV shows will now be an hour later, since most of the cable feeds come from elsewhere. Bleargh... Time to jump on the DVR bandwagon, I s'pose.
     



  • @emurphy said:

    Scan started at 12:34:56 am

    Scan canceled at 12:34:55 am

    Scan canceled after -1s

    Scan canceled after 136y 70d 06:28:15

    Nice try, but nope. Scan starts at 2am, and usually finishes around 4:30am (around 800gig to scan, 500 of which are an external USB drive).  



  • @MarcB said:

    @emurphy said:

    Scan started at 12:34:56 am

    Scan canceled at 12:34:55 am

    Scan canceled after -1s

    Scan canceled after 136y 70d 06:28:15

    Nice try, but nope. Scan starts at 2am, and usually finishes around 4:30am (around 800gig to scan, 500 of which are an external USB drive).  

    You do know you can tell the scanner to exclude all those porn avis, don't you?  😉 



  • Our bug tracking system doesn't say "Invalid username" or "No such user" or even "Unknown user name". No, the message you get is: "You do not exist.". Existential angst.



  • "Void* is not actually void* - Best error message EVER!

     Nope. This loses to "Parameter is of type parameter.  Cannot be parameter."  But it's close 🙂

     



  • @poochner said:

    "Void* is not actually void* - Best error message EVER!

     Nope. This loses to "Parameter is of type parameter.  Cannot be parameter."  But it's close 🙂

    I always liked "Can't go mucking with a 'void *' " myself.

    Anyway, here's why I finally signed up after about a year of reading and enjoying this site... yep, to say something about language translation.

    It looks like Czenglish to me; Grisoft is a Czech company. It could easily be a mistranslation of "protože už neexistuje". Very broadly speaking, "už" means "by now" - depending on the context it could be translated as:

    "already" ("už jsem mluvil..." = "I already said/spoke")
    "now" ("už rozumím" = "now I understand")
    "any more" (with negations: "už neexistuje" = "it doesn't exist any more").

    Hope I got that right... "protože už neexistuje" returns 1320 hits on Google so it's probably right. (Mind you, "already doesn't exist" returns 1300 as well.) Corrections welcomed anyway.

    As to the cause, maybe the test was deleted after it was scheduled but before attempting to run it (total guess).



  • @phelyan said:

    Our bug tracking system doesn't say "Invalid username" or "No such user" or even "Unknown user name". No, the message you get is: "You do not exist.". Existential angst.

    Have you tried the Descartes workaround?  Convince the system that you think, therefore you are. 



  • @Quinnum said:

    @MarcB said:
    @emurphy said:

    Scan started at 12:34:56 am

    Scan canceled at 12:34:55 am

    Scan canceled after -1s

    Scan canceled after 136y 70d 06:28:15

    Nice try, but nope. Scan starts at 2am, and usually finishes around 4:30am (around 800gig to scan, 500 of which are an external USB drive).  

    You do know you can tell the scanner to exclude all those porn avis, don't you?  😉 

    They're probably the most likely files on your computer to contain viruses. 



  • @bstorer said:

    @phelyan said:

    Our bug tracking system doesn't say "Invalid username" or "No such user" or even "Unknown user name". No, the message you get is: "You do not exist.". Existential angst.

    Have you tried the Descartes workaround?  Convince the system that you think, therefore you are. 

    I tried, but it didn't believe me. 



  • @phelyan said:

    @bstorer said:

    @phelyan said:

    Our bug tracking system doesn't say "Invalid username" or "No such user" or even "Unknown user name". No, the message you get is: "You do not exist.". Existential angst.

    Have you tried the Descartes workaround?  Convince the system that you think, therefore you are.

    I tried, but it didn't believe me.

    You failed the Turing Test, eh?  Maybe it just thinks your personality resembles that of an automaton. 



  • @bstorer said:

    @phelyan said:
    @bstorer said:

    @phelyan said:

    Our bug tracking system doesn't say "Invalid username" or "No such user" or even "Unknown user name". No, the message you get is: "You do not exist.". Existential angst.

    Have you tried the Descartes workaround?  Convince the system that you think, therefore you are.

    I tried, but it didn't believe me.

    You failed the Turing Test, eh?  Maybe it just thinks your personality resembles that of an automaton. 

    ?SYNTAX ERROR



  • @Quinnum said:

    @MarcB said:
    @emurphy said:

    Scan started at 12:34:56 am

    Scan canceled at 12:34:55 am

    Scan canceled after -1s

    Scan canceled after 136y 70d 06:28:15

    Nice try, but nope. Scan starts at 2am, and usually finishes around 4:30am (around 800gig to scan, 500 of which are an external USB drive).  

    You do know you can tell the scanner to exclude all those porn avis, don't you?  😉 

     

    Aren't those the files it would be most prudent to scan?


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