Dumbass with the heart of a smartass

The operative word, of course, is “ass,” and this is what this particular ass wants: “I’m not getting the answers I’m looking for …?”

The last time I asked these questions, everybody ignored them. I asked these questions so people could answer them, not ignore them.

I’d ignore this jerk myself, but I feel the need to make an example of someone.

Sometimes when I’m using my computer, it’ll freeze, and I’ll get a caption that says “A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.” This caption features buttons that say “Continue”, “Debug Script”, and “Stop Script.” What does this mean? What do I do when this happens? By the same token, sometimes my computer will freeze, and I’ll get a caption that says “Not Responding.” Can I get a repairman to come in and change things around somehow to where these things never happen again until the end of time? Thank you in advance for your answers.

Jeebus. It means what it says it means: a script is not responding properly, and these are your options. You have no others. And pretty much everyone who’s gotten beyond Windows 3.1 has seen this before and has learned to deal with it, though not exactly happily.

Then again, this is how this dimwit identifies himself:

I hate being single

You got to figure he’s been living with that for a long, long time.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 July 2017 · 10:53 am

    that first statement of his you copied sounds totally like a student I once had.

    actually, the whole thing sounds like a student I once had. (Sigh. The person who brought my class to a screeching halt because he, as a college junior, didn’t know what an average was, and thought it was outrageous I expected someone would.)

  2. McG »

    7 July 2017 · 11:45 am

    “The average college junior already knows what an average is.”

  3. McG »

    7 July 2017 · 11:48 am

    Can I get a repairman to come in and change things around somehow to where these things never happen again until the end of time?

    I could do all but “until the end of time” — because I’m pretty sure he’d just buy another computer.

  4. fillyjonk »

    7 July 2017 · 11:55 am

    yeah, this guy was rather below average, but apparently thought himself to be above. Walking Dunning-Kruger effect.

    My solution to the “script hanging” issue is to either curse a little and walk away, figuring it will right itself, or click on “stop script” and see if the page still loads okay. But then, I don’t know anything about computers….

  5. Holly H »

    7 July 2017 · 2:23 pm

    OK this guy is a little dim. But it IS annoying to be given a choice that means nothing to you. Such as “Are you sure you want to leave this page?” messages when there’s no reason why you would NOT want to leave it.

    For that matter, any “Are you sure you want to do this?” message, without any guidance whatsoever as to why you might NOT want to.

  6. CGHill »

    7 July 2017 · 2:56 pm

    One such warning exists in WordPress, for when I try to exit a post without saving it.

    On t’other hand, you have to figure that the dullard up there has seen this sort of thing several times, and while his faith in mysterious “experts” is touching, no one behind a parts counter can do anything much about really shitty code in the wild.

  7. Roger Green »

    8 July 2017 · 6:16 am

    I APPRECIATE that warning on WordPress, I’ll tell you – where DID that draft go?!

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