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Tinkster 09-08-2005 03:53 PM

How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

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
"OMG WTF TROLL !!!!!!one
LOL" "Don't Feed Da Troll!!1", etc...


One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again

bulliver 09-08-2005 03:58 PM

Frist Post!!11!!!!11

But seriously, funny stuff...

XavierP 09-08-2005 04:00 PM

OMG Troll!!!1111!!!

geeman2.0 09-08-2005 04:02 PM


But seriously, funny stuff...
Me too

rshaw 09-08-2005 04:02 PM

first po... damn

Charred 09-08-2005 04:08 PM

That was REALLY FUNNY, Tink!

You made some spelling errors, though... :)

Tinkster 09-08-2005 04:10 PM

/me is without blame, that was a copy and paste job! :D


rshaw 09-08-2005 04:11 PM

can we have avatars of light bulbs?

kencaz 09-08-2005 04:12 PM

Very Funny and I can certainly identify with many of them... but are you saying Tink, that we need a Linux/Light Bulb forum?


Charred 09-08-2005 04:15 PM

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.

david_ross 09-08-2005 04:33 PM

What about the people that argue about bayonet and screw fittings?

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  O      O              O      O
 O      *  O          O      *  O
O        |\  O        O        |\  O
O        |_\ O        O        |_\ O
 O          O          O          O
  O      O              O      O
    |-___|                |    |
    |--__|              =|    |=
    |---_|                |    |
    \__/                  \__/

Tinkster 09-08-2005 04:39 PM

LOL ... and talk about lack of standardisation:

In NZ we have both types.

david_ross 09-08-2005 04:40 PM

Same in the UK and the sizes don't even seem to be standard.

J.W. 09-08-2005 04:48 PM

This is all very interesting, but which distro should I use? -- J.W.

Tinkster 09-08-2005 04:55 PM


Originally posted by J.W.
This is all very interesting, but which distro should I use? -- J.W.
tinfoil-hat is the way to the future...


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