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Old 12-11-2009, 02:12 PM   #211
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Good point. Never thought of that.
P.S.
What about smeezekitty - could be a clue there?

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Old 12-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #212
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Good point. Never thought of that.
P.S.
What about smeezekitty - could be a clue there?
So would cats be more likely posting in the enterpuuuuurise forums?
 
Old 12-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #213
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Puuuuurrrrrrrrobably, yes.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #214
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I was happy when I saw:


Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"
 
Old 02-02-2010, 12:24 PM   #215
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One to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.

Fourteen to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

Seven to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

Seven more to point out spelling/grammatical errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

Five to flame the spell checkers.

Three to correct spelling/grammar flames.

Six to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another six to condemn those six as stupid.

Fifteen to claim experience in the lighting industry and give the correct spelling.

Nineteen to post that this group is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb (or light bulb) forum.

Eleven to defend the posting to the group saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this group.

Thirty six to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

Seven to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

Four to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL.

Three to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.

Thirteen to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

Five to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

Four to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

Thirteen to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

Three to tell a funny story about their show dog and a light bulb.
One to reply almost immediately saying "First Post !!!!!!"

One to post an ASCII image of the lightbulb.

Three to ask "Wtf is that" because their clients didn't display it as fixed-width.

Seventeen to reply saying that their e-mail client is inadequate and suggest they get Mutt.

One to reply with a perfectly labelled scale diagram of how to change a light bulb correctly.

Thirty-three to reply telling them not to send HTML e-mails or attachments, and why don't they just use Mutt and ASCII art anyway.

Two to ask "but does it run Linux ?".

One to make a comment about the upcoming Microsoft Digital Lightbulb Management 2007 SP2 RGE.

Two to suggest that Apple lightbulbs are superior.

Seventy-five to start a massive off-topic Apple vs Microsoft flamewar.

Forty-two to continue it into a Python vs Perl flamewar.

One lonely poster to unsuccessfully try to start a HP-UX vs IRIX flamewar

One hundred and seventy-eight to respond at various times saying
"Troll!!"
"OMG WTF TROLL !!!!!!one
LOL" "Don't Feed Da Troll!!1", etc...

AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
Sorry Tink, what was your question again?
 
Old 02-02-2010, 01:37 PM   #216
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Yes. Look at the first post date of the thread.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:54 PM   #217
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The light bulb has been changed.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #218
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The light bulb has been changed.
In that case the OP should mark the thread as solved.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 03:50 PM   #219
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The light bulb has been changed.
Damn upgrades never go right.
Is there a patch available?
 
Old 02-02-2010, 05:16 PM   #220
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Damn upgrades never go right.
Is there a patch available?
Get the cvs version of LB. It's already been patched.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 05:34 PM   #221
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Get the cvs version of LB. It's already been patched.
Will that be daily or nightly builds then?
Bit too hot to change at night as lights are on.
Best do daily but can't see which are not working then as lights are off
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:15 PM   #222
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Will that be daily or nightly builds then?
Bit too hot to change at night as lights are on.
Best do daily but can't see which are not working then as lights are off
You could get nightly builds and use ksplice to update it without touching the kernel.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:33 PM   #223
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What bothers me about light bulbs is the lack of documentation. The man page is too obscure for the average newbie to understand. See, all these options:
Quote:
lightbulb --off This does not provide illumination.

lightbulb --on This does provide illumination.
But it doesn't tell you when you should use which, you're left guessing, in the dark.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:50 PM   #224
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What bothers me about light bulbs is the lack of documentation. The man page is too obscure for the average newbie to understand. See, all these options:


But it doesn't tell you when you should use which, you're left guessing, in the dark.
Tell me about it. I hoped that reading the lightbulb's man page would enlighten me, but the number of options available put me off for a long time. Finally I managed to update it but it was just a shot in the dark.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #225
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The light bulb has been changed.
But surely it would have gone again by now. Or was it a longlife one?

 
  


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