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Old 12-11-2009, 06:20 AM   #196
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Sorry, but the bulb is in the bathroom and I was bursting for a pee and couldn't see the toilet bowl and made a puddle on the floor and blamed it on the dog.
I wish I could thank you for this post, as I got a good laugh out of it .
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:26 AM   #197
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I wish I could thank you for this post, as I got a good laugh out of it .
Well, you've thanked me there. Thanks.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:27 AM   #198
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URGENT!!!!! HELP!!!! why does my energy saving lightbulb take so long to boot up?????? plz can u help.thx
Have you tried switching it off and on again?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #199
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Another possibility is that your light bulb is too heavy. Try the following:
Damn Small Bulb
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:45 AM   #200
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Have you tried switching it off and on again?
Yeah, I've tried rebooting it, but it makes it worse. Them old bulbs were much quicker. These new ones are too bloated.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:47 AM   #201
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Bah. As a true hacker I have switched to gas powered lamps. Far more stable and rewarding.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 06:48 AM   #202
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Another possibility is that your light bulb is too heavy. Try the following:
Damn Small Bulb
I tried that but it was even dimmer...had to blame the dog too many times.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:05 AM   #203
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Yeah, I've tried rebooting it, but it makes it worse. Them old bulbs were much quicker. These new ones are too bloated.
You know you can switch off some services that you don't use. By default lightbulbs run a great number of (mostly unnecessary) services. The biggest culprit is usually incandescence.
Try:
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# chmod -x  /etc/rc.d/rc.incandescence
It might get slightly darker, but at least it will boot up much quicker.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:09 AM   #204
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Ah, but that would mean more puddles wouldn't it?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 07:29 AM   #205
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Bah. As a true hacker I have switched to gas powered lamps. Far more stable and rewarding.
Gas lamps? New-fangled rubbish! Get candles. Fork handles...I mean, four candles.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #206
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The plugs and the 'o's were the real trouble...
 
Old 12-11-2009, 09:43 AM   #207
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For anyone who wonders what's going on now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbvCRkl_4U
 
Old 12-11-2009, 10:21 AM   #208
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Well it only takes ONE cat to install a light bulb, http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/1...tures-2-hours/
 
Old 12-11-2009, 10:29 AM   #209
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Thus proving that a cat is a lot smarter than a bunch of LQ members. I can believe that after reading some of the posts we get...
 
Old 12-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #210
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The underlying assumption being that there are no LQ members who are, actually, cats...
 
  


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