Wolfram Alpha, the dorktastic computational search engine, got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched last night. At least its first fail message had the foresight to include a HAL reference.

As it's an alpha, we're not too bothered that it's run into some overload problems. Hey, at least people are u

sing it, right? But be warned, Wolfie: A pithy error message can only charm us for so long. [via Twitter]