This might void my... Wait. What now?



  • Oh wow. Well that's scary.  Would hate to lose my warranty.

    firefox config

    Lets see here...
    Sigh really Mozilla, I expect better from you.

    firefox license

    And before you ask, Yes my pedantic knob is always set to 11. I always thought this was a side effect of programing.

    Just idle curiosity. What happens when you void something you don't have? Is that like a divide by zero error? Or does it negate, that is, am I now in possession of a highly coveted Mozilla warranty?



  • @ephemeris said:

    Or does it negate, that is, am I now in possession of a highly coveted Mozilla warranty?

    Exactly what I was about to say. You should email them to ask what's covered by your newly acquired warranty.



  • @ephemeris said:

    Just idle curiosity. What happens when you void something you don't have? Is that like a divide by zero error? Or does it negate, that is, am I now in possession of a highly coveted Mozilla warranty?
     

    It only "MIGHT" void your warranty, so I think it's wrapped in a Try/Catch. You won't implode the universe much.

    Also: sigh.


  • sockdevs

    @ephemeris said:

    firefox config

    Firefox 3 said 'Here be dragons!' on that screen.

    Mozilla state that the message is intended as a joke (obviously :)).

     



  • @ephemeris said:

    Just idle curiosity. What happens when you void something you don't have? Is that like a divide by zero error? Or does it negate, that is, am I now in possession of a highly coveted Mozilla warranty?
    It changes to a void pointer and throws an exception if you try to use it.



  • I assume they're talking not about Mozilla's warranty, or even about any of our warranties, but about Grandma's warranty that she got with her computer. If she messes with those settings, then takes it back to PC World/Walmart, wherever, the Geek Squad kid who has to fix it might charge her for it because she broke it herself.

    It's not worded brilliantly, but it sends the message "if you don't know what you're doing, stay the fuck out" quite succinctly.


  • sockdevs

    @RaceProUK said:

    Mozilla state that the message is intended as a joke (obviously :)).



  • @ephemeris said:

    And before you ask, Yes my pedantic knob is always set to 11. I always thought this was a side effect of programing.
     

    You don't get to be a dick for no other reason than having skill in some arbitrary domain. You're a human being, not some kind of psychiatrically confused otherkin.

     

    Also, I think the "This might void your warranty!" message is insipid. They forgot to append "LOLOLOL WERE SO FUNNEH" to it.



  • I prefer about:robots



  • "We didn't QA anything in the goddamned browser, but this stuff we didn't even bother to run once."



  •  Is there even anything that dangerous in about:config? I'm trying to hose my Firefox and the best I can do is screw with the proxy settings, but you can do that in the regular settings anyway.



  • @superjer said:

    Is there even anything that dangerous in about:config?
     

    It's possible to jack up the number of outgoing connections the browser makes to a website and trigger antiflood mechanisms if you're not careful. That's about the most dangerous I've heard of.



  • @Cassidy said:

    @superjer said:

    Is there even anything that dangerous in about:config?
     

    It's possible to jack up the number of outgoing connections the browser makes to a website and trigger antiflood mechanisms if you're not careful. That's about the most dangerous I've heard of.

    There are a number of security settings in there that could be harmful if unwisely messed with: file URL origin policy, attack site blacklist, etc. Not dangerous in and of themselves, but potentially harmful when combined with other unsafe behavior.



  • @ephemeris said:

    And before you ask, Yes my pedantic knob is always set to 11. I always thought this was a side effect of programing.
    This is old news.



  • about:inducebrowsercrashforrealz

    Try it in Chrome



  • @Ben L. said:

    about:inducebrowsercrashforrealz

    Try it in Chrome

    Microsoft did better than that a long time ago, they added a secret IE crash test feature, to trigger it one simply had to put input type lolz in html read by IE.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Microsoft did better than that a long time ago, they added a secret IE crash test feature, to trigger it one simply had to put input type lolz in html read by IE.
    Some quick googling confirms:

    <input type crash>

    In fact, the word "crash" doesn't really make any difference; you can put "calamari" or "IE sucks" in there and it will still go belly up.


    The Inquirer (http://s.tt/14bTA)



  • @Zecc said:

    @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Microsoft did better than that a long time ago, they added a secret IE crash test feature, to trigger it one simply had to put input type lolz in html read by IE.
    Some quick googling confirms:

    <input type crash>

    In fact, the word "crash" doesn't really make any difference; you can put "calamari" or "IE sucks" in there and it will still go belly up.


    The Inquirer (http://s.tt/14bTA)

    <script>for(x in document.write){document.write(x);}</script>


  • @Ben L. said:

    about:inducebrowsercrashforrealz

    Try it in Chrome

    http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/24094/248632.aspx

     


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