lol... But I'm running Mac OS X. I don't generally expect these things from Apple. No, Apples issues are more along the lines of hiding one of the screws in my iBook under a magnet (apparently for no reason other than to deter people taking their computers apart).
Apparently it's making progress though - I tried to run the backup again, and this time it informed me that it needs 100.0 MB and there are only 1.7 GB available. So I'm not really looking forward to killing my backup disk and starting over, but it looks like that's what's gonna have to happen... at least the error messages were entertaining.