Talk:1024: Error Code

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The joke is probably that "sit by a lake" is the name of the tune corresponding with motherboard error -41

Motherboard error codes are not numbered like other error codes are. Motherboard error codes are just referred to by how the beeps sound (ex. 1 long, 2 short) Luke1042

Long, long, short, long would mean it's approaching a crossing. 09:46, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Personally, of all motherboard beeping codes, I always liked "No beep = Power supply, system board problem, disconnected CPU, or disconnected speaker...." (Well, when not suffering it myself. And even then I could stand it when it was just the latter and thus of no immediate consequence...) 22:04, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Well then, laptop computers dont beep at all, I guess that must mean that something is always missing -- 03:03, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes. You are missing a Desktop. 20:49, 14 May 2014 (UTC)BK201

This is one of my favourite xkcd comics, it makes me take a long breath and just chill out a bit. Probably the only comic that could be described as 'relaxing' 20:13, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately the beep codes thing is archaic. Most new computers built since the early to mid-2000s haven't made a beep - instead, the trend has been to rely on visual codes from built-in LEDs (and, later on, from pairs of eight-segment displays relaying hex codes). So a modern code will run from 00 to FF - but it will also be completely silent. 11:47, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Every computer ever booted in my presence, some before many during and a few shortly after stated time period as well as several brand new this year, has beeped at the end of the POST, with one exception. That one would have beeped, but it's PC speaker was removed because it annoyed the owner. So I don't think hex code error indicators have quite made beepcodes "archaic".--guest 08:46, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I built my own computer about a year ago, with a motherboard that was quite modern. It definitely uses beep codes. 04:34, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

The guy at the computer is Cueball, isn't he? So Cuball and friend is the common way here. If not, the the category Category:Comics featuring Cueball has also to be removed. But I don't see that. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:02, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Anyone got any idea what the yellow things in the lake are? They look like they should be significant? 05:48, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Those are lily pad flowers. Before they bloom they look like small balls, and some are yellow[1]. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The guy at the computer should say at the first panel "That's UNhelpful" instead of "That's helpful", shouldn't he? Or maybe I don't know something in english? 09:35, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

It's called a sarcastic comment, though it's technically irony. It's very common for english speaking people to say "well, that's helpful" when the intended understanding is exactly the opposite.--guest 08:41, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Did... did anyone ever make this book? Somebody should get on that.-- 21:34, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

The guy has a lot of these books. 00:49, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

What do they say about code 34? I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 23:29, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Let's see... I think that means "you get a free sample of brain bleach". 19:02, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

404 is a response code, not an error code 14:31, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, HTTP 404 is an HTTP response code, but one that specifically represents an error HTTP 404 is indeed an error code (as opposed to, say, a success code). — Yfmcpxpj (talk) 19:30, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

The choice of -41 is interesting, because at least on Linux x86_64, there is no error 41 in the standard error codes (errno -ls). Instead, between ELOOP 40 Too many levels of symbolic links and ENOMSG 42 No message of desired type is EWOULDBLOCK 11 Resource temporarily unavailable (11 is the same code as EAGAIN). Seems likely that Randall deliberately picked an error code that doesn't exist. 02:58, 23 March 2022 (UTC)