Actual Error Message, as Seen on YouTube

So, I was trying to watch this video on YouTube, when this happened.

500 Internal Server Error

Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
Please report this incident to customer service.

Also, please include the following information in your error report:

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Whoa, chief. That’s some diagnostic code you’ve got there. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear Google was encrypting the output of their errors. What a brilliant idea! That way you can get the end user to report exactly what happened, without them even knowing what sort of vulnerability they just stumbled upon. I love it!

Sadly, I know this process will cause an even lower rate of submission of error reports, because most people will simply look at this gobbledygook and say “What the hell is that?!” and merrily click on to another page.

But wait, there’s more! Being a good net citizen, I decided to go ahead and report the error as they requested. Here’s a screenshot of the error I got back.

YouTube Error Report Screen

While I realize that exposing JavaScript is not nearly on par with a back-end scripting language and other intricacies being revealed, it is rather ironic and funny.

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