Meet Marvin, the paranoid Web server

Douglas Adams tribute page raises a chuckle

Dutch fans of author Douglas Adams have set up a script on a Web server that returns errors in the style of a famous character from the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Surfers trying to access a page on a site run by an association for electronics students at the University of Twente are treated to an error message from a Web server that seems to have had a personality transplant from Marvin The Paranoid Android. Very droll (if you're a Hitch hiker's fan), and we won't spoil your enjoyment by printing here what the "manic depressive" Web server with a "brain the size of the universe", has to say.

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Thanks to Reg reader Matthew Sullivan for bringing this little gem to our attention.

Update

The site has been knocked offline, probably due to interest from Register readers. Apologies to those who wanted to see the script in all its glory.

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