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Old 08-25-2009, 03:52 PM   #16
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Errr, no. I always try to avoid volunteering for anything.
Been running it again, but the four triangular flaps are never facing directly outwards. It must have to go through x cycles before that happens - then you get that effect, presumably. I suppose we could find out from the source code.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #17
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Y'all might be waiting a LONG, long, long, long time. It only happened for me after a few years of using the saver!
 
Old 08-25-2009, 04:09 PM   #18
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Well, I'm definitely not staying awake for years staring at my monitor. Even my craziness has limits.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:02 PM   #19
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Exclamation Got a reply!! This is deeeep:

So, I heard back from the author of 'Lament' today, as follows:


From: Jamie Zawinski <--->
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:50:38 -0300
This message is not encrypted, and is not digitally signed.

Quote:
> Can you tell me anything about this? Is it supposed to happen?

"It is not hands that summon us. It is desire."




Hope that helps.
Lol, whaddya make of that!?!?
Sasha
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #20
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Is it a quote from the film/book?
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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Yes, it is:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008734/quotes
From Hellraiser II.

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Old 08-27-2009, 04:23 PM   #22
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Looks like a quote from Helraiser II.

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0008734/quotes

edit: ahh, I see brian beat me to it. nevermind.

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Old 08-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #23
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Haha, I'd say that means the author is a clever bastard and probably gets an email like this every month or so. Enjoy your Easter egg.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #24
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Cool Slackraiser: Slackware 13 (2009)

Slackraiser: Slackware 13 (2009)

PatV: Your suffering will be legendary, even on LQ!

PatV: Ah, no more CD box-sets, Sasha?
BrianL: No more teasing, Sasha, it's time to play.
PatV: Time to play...
Sasha: Wait!
PatV: No more deals child, it is your flesh we want to experience, not your skill at bargaining.
Sasha: No deals, just information, just information!
PatV: Go on... but trick us again child, and your suffering will be legendary even on LQ!
PatV: [Sasha hands PatV a picture of Nylex] What's this?...
[looks at picture]
PatV: Someone else you think escaped us, like Sycamorex?
Sasha: He didn't escape, he's you!
PatV: [pauses] Nonsense, I...
Sasha: It is you! You weren't always this way, you were Sycamorex once. You were all human! Remember your fear, your confusion!
BrianL: Enough!
PatV: [to BrianL] Wait!... I remember...

PatV: Ah, Sasha. We thought we lost you.
BrianL: So sweet of you to come back.
PatV: How can Slackware 13 send us back, child? It's almost here... and so are you!
[PatV transforms Slackware 12.2 into Slackware 13]
Sasha: I didn't open the CD box-set!
BrianL: "Didn't open the box-set." And what was it last time, "Didn't know what the box-set was?" And yet, we do keep finding each other, don't we?
PatV: Oh, Sasha. So eager to play, so reluctant to admit it.
BrianL: Perhaps you're teasing us. Are you teasing us?
Sasha: I've come for my copy of Slackware 13!
[the Slackware developers laugh at that]
PatV: But it is in limbo, child, and quite unreachable.
Sasha: I don't believe you!
PatV: But it's true. It is in limbo, just as you are on LQ!
Sasha: And what about you?
PatV: We have no more surprises.
BrianL: We've always been here.
PatV: But please, feel free, explore. We have eternity to dangle Slackware 13 before you.

PatV: It is not hands that summon us. It is desire for Slackware 13!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:43 PM   #25
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Very good, Sasha. Clever stuff.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:50 PM   #26
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Thank you -- does this mean I'm insane!??! Or just restless....
 
Old 08-27-2009, 05:57 PM   #27
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Possibly both.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #28
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Hey, Sasha, I've been looking at that quotes page again and just realised you've made me the female Cenobite. Cheeky!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:11 PM   #29
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LOL -- Cheeky indeed!
I couldn't figure out who (else) might be female here, and be so relevant to the "Big Fun Sweepstakes.." situation, so I figured you would fit the bill!!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:15 PM   #30
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I'll forgive you. I'd have to shave my beard off if I started cross-dressing.
 
  


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