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'The readings look good, but just in case, when was the last time the system was checked for bugs?'
"Something's very wrong with my weather app."
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"It's the Singularity-the machines are taking over!"
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"It won't print out anything but these damn reading lists from Newt Gingrich."
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"There's something wrong with CareerBot. He keeps telling kids they can group up to be whatever they want to be."
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"The machine's done something really weird to Mr. Hendrickson."
Oblivious at 20,000 Feet
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"We can't tell yet if it's a malfunction or a dysfunction."
"Have you tried turning yourself off, then turning yourself on again?"
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"Harry, the glaucoma machine needs adjusting again!"
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"How many times do I tell you, you CANNOT unfreeze your screen with your hairdryer!"
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'True, we don't give out personal information, but every once in a while, the computer takes it upon itself to spill the beans.'
'First of all, it didn't malfunction, it broke. Never waste a $20 word on a $2 car.'
Prompter malfunction. You're on your own.
Malfunction at the boy-band factory.
"Oh, that's the problem - it was unplugged the whole time!"
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"Hello, Mr. Burnham? I won't be in today -- I have a bad code."
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Older lady to husband surrounded by dogs: 'Still getting feedback from your hearing aid?'
Voice of GPS: 'Recalculating...'
Dear valued customer - Due to a defect in the parachute you purchased from us, it fails to open in midair. Just FYI. Bring it to us for an adjustment at your earliest convenience. Have a nice day.
'We don't know what went wrong yet, but just sit tight...we're working on it.'
"Stop sending him to the copier. You know how hard it is for him to reproduce."
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FRY's FAMILY - Young Tom was always fiddling around with bits of machinery.