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Old 11-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Today's Dilbert Is about Linux


http://www.dilbert.com/2013-11-25/

I wonder how many persons won't get the joke because of this, for instance:

I went to the vet's today to pick up some special catfood for crystallizing cat and asked the receptionist whether she's seen the paper; that I thought most folks won't get Dilbert. She asked why, so I described the strip.

She said, "Lennox, aren't they the air conditioner people?" (No.) "Oh, I know, they make china and crystal." (er, No.)

The prosecution rests.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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this was posted already.. i'm giving this information for a bitcoin, no for free..
 
Old 11-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Hmmm. I scanned the topics in general, but I didn't look elsewhere. Oh, well.

I think my story about the receptionist makes a point, though.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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If you read Dilbert, you are a Geek.

(Guilty as charged ...)
 
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Is that dog bill gates in disguise trying to sell the rights to use linux to gullible business owners? I think the glasses give him away

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Old 11-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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I read Dilbert because I subscribe to my local paper (I believe in supporting my local paper, so long as it is above yellow journalism--we need honest journalism and reporters need to eat) and it's on the comics page.

Otherwise, I wouldn't read it; it went stale a long time ago.

What I wondered is, why would Scott Adams pick a punch line that 90% or more of his readership likely wouldn't get? I'm curious to see whether there is a story line for the week.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
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@sudoers: Actually its $699 - look up The SCO Corp vs IBM, Novell & Redhat haha
 
Old 11-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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Is that dog bill gates in disguise trying to sell the rights to use linux to gullible business owners? I think the glasses give him away
@ sudoers

There are some businesses that have paid Microsoft because of the controversial patent FUDs in linux code.

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-profi...ud-7000001598/
 
Old 11-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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Hmmm. I scanned the topics in general, but I didn't look elsewhere. Oh, well.

I think my story about the receptionist makes a point, though.
I tend to go to "New" when I visit this site and I noticed this had been posted in Slackware after I saw this thread.
I think, perhaps, they add Dilbert to your local paper as a concession to the growing "geek" crowd (it is cool to be a "geek" nowadays, though few are true geeks) and I think Scott Adams writes for geeks.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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Almost a dig at that RH company.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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273, they've been carrying Dilbert for years. That's how I know it's gone stale.

Jefro, does RH charge for updates? I didn't think they did.

I can easily see it as a slap against consultants. I know that most are legit, but, it's like lawyers (and I must say the few lawyers I've had to use over the years have been skilled and of integrity)--there are enough charlatans to make the jokes seem true.
 
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273, they've been carrying Dilbert for years. That's how I know it's gone stale.
They were prescient, perhaps?
I suppose many papers have financial or sport sections so a techie cartoon may not be that odd?
Mind you, perhaps you just live in the San Fernando Valley?
 
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Frankly, I think Dilbert is more about life in large organizations than it is about tech. Anyone who has ever worked in CubeWorld can relate to the incompetent boss, the greedy CEO, the lazy, prickly, and selfish coworkers, etc. The tech is just background.

According to the website, it's in >2,000 papers in 70 countries.

The area I'm in is hardly a Silicon Valley, unless you have a security clearance (it's home to the largest military complex in the world).
 
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Frankly, I think Dilbert is more about life in large organizations than it is about tech. Anyone who has ever worked in CubeWorld can relate to the incompetent boss, the greedy CEO, the lazy, prickly, and selfish coworkers, etc. The tech is just background.

According to the website, it's in >2,000 papers in 70 countries.

The area I'm in is hardly a Silicon Valley, unless you have a security clearance (it's home to the largest military complex in the world).
I agree. My mention of Silicon Valley was just being silly.

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Old 11-30-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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I think this one is better:
http://xkcd.com/456/
 
  


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