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Slackware sucks!
Slackware rocks!
What we think, we become.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find...
The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.
Bell out of order, please knock.
It’s very very old, perhaps even older.
This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Boop.
You do your job and let me do mine, yes?
The chances of survival are 725 to 1.
Gosh, you’ve... really got some nice toys here.
I’ll be back.
I am only a machine. So I can not be sorry or happy, no matter what happens.
Not bad for a human.
Well, goodbye virgin alarm.
They’ll fix you. They fix everything.
This is down. Down is good.
Would you please repeat the destination?
I’m not finished.
Thanks for your cooperation.
I am the beginning. The end. The one who is many.
Never send a human to do a machine’s job.
There must be a reason that I am as I am.
Lies, lies and slander!
My brain is falling out.
This is punishment for toying with robots.
This is so wrong... this is so wrong!
Incredible... it’s even worse than I thought it would be.
Permission granted, old friend.
You pop!
I’m here to keep you safe...
This is tangled. This is tangled.
01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100
The system is going down for system halt NOW!
我不明白

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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Summary of the first page: 36 glad voters and 4 malcontents.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 05:45 AM   #17
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Hm. Someone tries to pretend now that he is a serious man...
Having been told by various mods, in other discussions, that I am to remain on topic even if the OP doesn't I have learned that unless the topic is obviously supposed to be off-topic or a joke and in General I am always going to be serious. If your joke was funny, was obviously a joke, was in General then I wouldn't give a fat rats but it does not fit any of the 3 categories I just listed so serious I remain.

If you ever get to Australia I'll give you a beer, I homebrew them myself. We'll need to be careful about the blood rushing to your head (because you'll be upside down) combined with the effects of the alcohol content within a heavy duty homebrew.

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:54 AM   #18
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Summary of the first page: 36 glad voters and 4 malcontents.
If the purpose was an April Fool's joke, why did you wait nine days to follow up? You should have posted the result of the joke no later than the day after.
Oh, that's right. I am a malcontent.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #19
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What's your point?

Quote:
Originally posted by W1k0.
Summary of the first page: 36 glad voters and 4 malcontents.
Quote:
From Wikipedia.
Net Applications has estimated global desktop market share of Windows 92.2%, Apple 6.36%, Linux 1.41%.
What's your point w1k0?

Last edited by jimtrenton; 04-09-2013 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Provided source of quote.
 
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:06 AM   #20
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Oh, that's right. I am a malcontent.
I must be one as well. I am honoured to be in such esteemed company. Viva la revolution!!!!!!!
 
Old 04-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #21
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I thought it was funny. I say throw caution to the wind and let the April Fool's jokes occur at any time of day. Next year I'm planning one for 2:13 pm, GMT. Crazy, right?
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #22
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My global answer to everything above and below is here.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #23
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W.O.M.B.A.T.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #24
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I live in Poland. West of Poland is Germany. Germans put on the hats with the feathers to signalize that they joke. East of Poland is Russia. Russians put on the clown’s red noses to signalize that they joke. I put on both the hat with a feather and the clown’s red nose when I published “The Ultimate Slackware Poll” to signalize that it is an April Fool’s Day prank but I did not realize at that very moment that there are hundreds of the other complicated rules concerning these pranks all over the world. I am sorry!
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:56 AM   #25
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It's now April fools + 9... maybe time to call it a day? (Less of these spam threads in the Slackware forum would also be nice.)

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #26
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I live in Poland. West of Poland is Germany. Germans put on the hats with the feathers to signalize that they joke. East of Poland is Russia. Russians put on the clown’s red noses to signalize that they joke. I put on both the hat with a feather and the clown’s red nose when I published “The Ultimate Slackware Poll” to signalize that it is an April Fool’s Day prank but I did not realize at that very moment that there are hundreds of the other complicated rules concerning these pranks all over the world. I am sorry!
For what it is worth, I live in the United States and have never heard of that rule either. I would not worry too much about it.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #27
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It's now April fools + 9... maybe time to call it a day? (Less of these spam threads in the Slackware forum would also be nice.)
Yep that's why I suggested maybe it should have been in General.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #28
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BloomingNutria,

You may wonder why I – as a Pole – use German hat and Russian nose to signalize that I joke. What happened with the Polish traditions?

I would like to explain you that Poles dance in order to express different emotions. We dance:

● krakowiak to signalize that we joke,
● kujawiak to signalize that we are lost in thought,
● mazurka to signalize that we are angry,
● oberek to signalize that we are confused,
● polonaise to signalize that we are serious.

You should know that krakowiak used by Poles to signalize the jokes is a fast, syncopated dance. It is practically impossible to dance krakowiak and post a thread in LinuxQuestions.org at the same time. So I used a strange hat and a fake nose.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 06:59 AM   #29
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That post is funnier than the joke.

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It's now April fools + 9... maybe time to call it a day?
Since this thread appears to be resisting a natural death, perhaps a moderator should move it General, where it would not interfere with support threads?

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #30
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The statistics and an interpretation

After 50 voters chose some statements I decided to count the statistics and to interpret them. The statistics are objective. The interpretations are subjective. One may interpret these data the other way than I did it.

Here are all 50 voters together with the numbers of the chosen statements:

Code:
     36 Eternal_Newbie
     12 NorthBridge
     11 chemfire
     11 Bazzaah
     10 w1k0
      9 Pode
      8 ozar
      8 PrinceCruise
      8 Evilus
      7 BloomingNutria
      6 ttk
      6 samac
      6 eyeofliberty
      6 bartgymnast
      6 Mark Pettit
      5 tuxbg
      5 brianL
      5 Z038
      4 markush
      4 gauchao
      4 fietser
      4 cwizardone
      4 Totoro-kun
      3 whizje
      3 roberto967
      3 imitis
      3 gianco
      3 _ZeD_
      2 zbreaker
      2 trevoratxtal
      2 tdos20
      2 phi11ip
      2 irgunII
      2 bassplayer69
      1 wildwizard
      1 slacker77
      1 shanek54
      1 naradla
      1 mattallmill
      1 maciuszek
      1 larrystorch
      1 kooru
      1 frushiyama
      1 franzen
      1 emgee_1
      1 chrisretusn
      1 aaralynatikah
      1 Daedra
      1 Cultist
      1 Anisha Kaul
In my further interpretations I pass over Eternal_Newbie’s votes because he chose all the statements. That may mean everything from the total approval to the total rejection (including the most probable completely automatic action). Someone selecting all available options is in some sense similar to the one selecting none of them.

From the statistical point of view the most interesting are the people who – having the opportunity to choose up to 36 statements – selected just one. Among first 50 voters there were 16 such people.

10 of them – Cultist, Daedra, chrisretusn, emgee_1, franzen, frushiyama, mattallmill, naradla, shanek54, and slacker77 – selected the most obvious option here: “Slackware rocks!”.

6 of them – Anisha Kaul, aaralynatikah, kooru, larrystorch, maciuszek, and wildwizard – selected one out of five statements:

– Anisha Kaul: “This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.”

– aaralynatikah and kooru: “Not bad for a human.”

– larrystorch: “My brain is falling out.”

– maciuszek: “Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Boop.”

– wildwizard: “我不明白".

At that point it is worth to discuss the poll itself. I put the sentence “This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye” near the beginning of the poll in order to allow some people to vote and to express their disapproval for the poll at the same time. I do not know the other people’s intentions but – from that point of view – it seems that Anisha Kaul voted expressing her disapproval. It is very elegant attitude so I thank her very much.

Just after that statement I put the craziest one: “Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Boop”. I think that maciuszek had a great fun choosing that.

I put the statement “My brain is falling out” into the poll in order to allow some people report their confusion. larrystorch took an advantage of that option.

The last statement – “我不明白”– apart of the literal meaning – “I do not understand” – can be interpreted as well as: “None of the above”. wildwizard took an advantage of that option.

There are more statements allowing to express a disapproval in my poll: “This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye”, “Thanks for your cooperation”, “This is so wrong... this is so wrong!”, and “Incredible... it’s even worse than I thought it would be” are the most obvious ones.

There are at least three statements allowing to express a confusion: “Would you please repeat the destination?”, “My brain is falling out”, and “This is tangled. This is tangled”.

As for the overall selection of the statements which I did I tried to put about 4 positive statements for 3 negative ones according to the proportion of “Slackware rocks!” to “Slackware sucks!” statements found in Internet (4,200 to 3,230). Apart of the positive and the negative ones there is a bunch of the neutral statements in my poll.

***

The rest of that post is interesting mainly from my point of view.

Here are the voters which selected the same statements which I selected during the voting (I skipped here the statistics for the most popular and the most obvious at the same time statement “Slackware rocks!”):

Code:
      9 w1k0
      9 Eternal_Newbie
      4 ozar
      4 Pode
      4 NorthBridge
      4 Evilus
      3 tuxbg
      3 chemfire
      3 BloomingNutria
      3 Bazzaah
      2 ttk
      2 samac
      2 eyeofliberty
      2 cwizardone
      2 bartgymnast
      2 Z038
      2 Mark Pettit
      1 tdos20
      1 phi11ip
      1 markush
      1 maciuszek
      1 kooru
      1 fietser
      1 brianL
      1 aaralynatikah
      1 PrinceCruise
As I mentioned above Eternal_Newbie chose all the statements so the convergence of his votes with my votes means nothing.

From my point of view the most interesting is the convergence with 4 voters: Evilus, NorthBridge, Pode, and ozar. The last one shares with me the second after “Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Boop” most craziest answer: “You pop!”.
 
  


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