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ALEX: The dreaded Grey Screen of Death is your grocery list?
PHIL: Sure. This kind of stuff happens all the time.
PHIL: See, programmers working on a project don’t NEED to have detailed technical data flashed at them very time there’s a crash. We already know what the bugs mean, we just need to know when they occur. So we get bored and deviate from the standard error messages.
ALEX: Yes, but why don’t you just display them in English?
PHIL: Where’s the challenge in that?