How many GNU/Linux users are needed to change a light bulb?
- 1 to post a thread in a mailing list telling the bulb has burnt.
- 1 to suggest to try to turn the lamp on through command lines.
- 1 to complain that the user broke the thread.
- 1 to ask what new bulb will he install.
- 1 to advice that we shouldn’t use the word burn for meaning a broken lightbulb, because it would mean that the bulb was set on fire and that it would be right to say that the bulb broke due to an excess of electrical current.
- 25 to suggest to install all the kinds of existing and imaginable lightbulbs.
- 5 who say that the burnt bulb is an upstream issue that doesn’t belong to the distro. There’s an open bug on the bulb’s developer mail list.
- 1 noob to suggest to install a Microsoft lightbulb.
- 250 to flood the noob’s mail address.
- 300 to say that a Microsoft lightbulb would turn blue and that you’d had to reboot continuously to get back to normal.
- 1 former GNU/Linux user who still frequents the forum, to suggest to install an Apple iBulb, which has a fresh and innovating design and it costs $250.
- 20 to say that iBulbs aren’t free, and that they have less functions than a 20 times cheaper standard lightbulb.
- 15 to suggest to install a national lightbulb.
- 30 to say that national lightbulbs are crippled remasters of foreign lightbulbs and that they don’t bring anything new.
- 23 to argue if it must be a white or a transparent bulb.
- 1 to remind everyone that the right name is GNU/Lightbulb.
- 1 to say that lightbulbs are a Winbugs users thing and that real GNU/Linux users aren’t afraid of the dark.
- 1 to announce finally which will be the model of the installed bulb.
- 217 to discard the chosen model and suggest another.
- 6 to complain that the chosen lightbulb has propietary elements, and that another should be used.
- 20 to say that a 100% free bulb, isn’t compatible with the lamp switch.
- The same previous 6, to suggest to change the switch for a compatible one.
- 1 to yell out: “STOP ARGUING AND CHANGE THAT LIGHTBULB FOR GOD’S SAKE!”
- 350 to ask the previous user what God is he talking about, and that if he has scientific proofs of His existence.
- 1 to explain how electricity works and why a light bulb is inefficient.
- 1 to say that we can’t trust in corporation-made bulbs and that we should trust in community-made bulbs.
- 1 to post a link to an ODF file explaining how to build a lightbulb from scratch.
- 14 to complain about the format of the previous file and asking to send it in txt or LaTeX.
- 5 to say that they didn’t like the taken decission and that they’ll fork the house’s electric installation and install a better lamp.
- 1 to post a series of commands to put to change the lightbulb.
- 1 to comment that he executed the commands and had an error message.
- 1 to advice that the commands must be executed as root.
- The father of the first user, who while everyone was discussing, went to the shop and bought the cheapest lightbulb.
As found on: https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/users-lightbulb.html
#gnu #linux #humor #accurate
2015-06-29T17:35:09Z via AndStatus To: PublicAnyone have experience with twisterd and the twister social network? Just wondering if it is worth adding to my Pi2 server or if it is too fringe like Bit message and so won't get used much/any.I still see a small number of new twists each day, but it really depends on who you connect with and who those people connect with. If a contact gets into a prolonged conversation, your timeline can have ten times the usual daily traffic.
As for Bitmessage, it goes in spurts. The current lull, almost three weeks long, is the longest I've ever seen. But as a mostly one-to-one medium, that really depends on your contacts' activity level.
I just went back to Twitter for a short time. I have to manage a few accounts there as part of my job, so I have no option. Anyway, I noticed two things:
1. That is is extremely crowded.
2. That 140 characters is just too little to say anything coherent.
My conclusion? Twitter sucks.
Volví a pasar por Twitter. Tengo que manejar unas pocas cuentas como parte de mi trabajo, así que no me quedó otra. No pude evitar notar dos cosas:
1. Que está extremadamente poblada.
2. Que 140 caracteres es simplemente demasiado poco para decir algo coherente.
¿Mi conclusión? Twitter sucks.
Google & Chromium
Google sous les critiques pour avoir verrouillé une partie du code de Chromium pour les distributions GNU/Linux
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Dans la course pour proposer une boite mail chiffrée, facile à utiliser, Own-Mailbox se distingue de tout ce que l’on a vu ces derniers mois, en proposant un boîtier plug and play à brancher chez soi. La solution est Open-Hardware et constituée à 100% de logiciel libre.
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Freemor shared this.@email@example.com Interesting KickStarter. I already run my own mailserver but this would lower the start up barrier for many people. There are some serious issues they need to overcome that they aren't talking about (Many ISPs block outbound port 25, some block inbound port 25, Many, Many, mail servers will send mail from dynamic IP ranges straight to oblivion, etc.) But still a great project and I hope they figure out such glitches.
Its here! #opensource #bioluminescence plant seeds, you are free to a) edit b) grow c) sell d) give them away! http://www.glowingplant.com/seeds #biotech
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2015-06-11T11:44:52Z via AndStatus To: PublicOK #lazyweb, I have a dilemma and would enjoy some input. The Tablet I got a few years ago is aging. I'd like to replace it with something that is more like my XO-1 (which is very ancient in computer years).
So here are the requirements I'm using while looking.
Must be unlocked/unlockable, must be able to run standard Linux distro, must be in the 8-12 inch range, must be mobile, laptop form factor preferred over tablet, must have WiFi, more i/o ports equals more preferred. Must have integrated display, touch not important if laptop form factor.
So basically I want a freedom respecting, ~10inch, Linux based UMPC/MID.
Anyone seen something like this lately?Show all 5 replies@firstname.lastname@example.org hmmm.. Just measured my XO-1 and the netbook that acts as my server. XO is 9 inches wide, server is 10, so I guess I'm looking for a laptop with a sub 10inch display. Something like my N800 from back in the day would be cool, jut a more up to date version
2015-06-06T13:30:01Z via AndStatus To: PublicAnyone else that runs or manages an email server noticing a huge drop in span the last few days. It's such a drop here that I keep wondering if my mail server is configured correctly.
Bill C-51 in Bullet Points
at 2015-06-01T10:40:09Z via AndStatus To: Public"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men,
I will find something in them which will hang him."
~ Cardinal Richilieu
At this point there is so much information online about Bill C-51 that it is really confusing for anyone who has heard bits and pieces but doesn't really know where to start.
I know I've added to the cacaphony because this dreadful law (that makes the Patriot Act look like a reasonable idea) should not pass.
Bill C-51 in Bullet Points is my attempt (my Coles Notes version) to simplify it down to the basics. I know I've missed stuff (like rendition) but when they are fast tracking bad law there just isn't enough time. With luck, this might even be my last word on the subject.The Canadian Senate will vote on Bill C-51 this week, and the Senators might yet prevent it from passing. Please contact as many Senators as you can to tell them not to undermine our civil rights.Here's a tool that makes it easy:https://stopc51.ca/#
Major Monsanto Lawsuit Completely Blacked out by Media
Major Monsanto Lawsuit Completely Blacked out by Media
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Data furnaces arrive in Europe: Free heating, if you have fibre Internet - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/05/data-furnaces-arrive-in-europe-free-heating-if-you-have-fibre-internet/ well, novel, I suppose...
Been fighting with systemd on my Pi2 for 2 days now..
occasionally it boots fine
usually it hangs at one of serveral point (with no errors mind)
Runs Rc.local scripts way way to early
If this is life with systemD count me the f*#% out
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So, SSDs data will not be lost after all if left unplugged for a long time. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2925173/debunked-your-ssd-wont-lose-data-if-left-unplugged-after-all.html
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All these years of *nix and I'm just learning about the chfn command..
Found out about it because I was man'ing the finger command and pineing for the early days when the net was a friendlier place.. I still ponder running a finger server from time to time.. (They must have any bugs out of it by now).. but then who would ever use it?
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seems I have to slow down the booting of my Pi2 (ownCloud Server) cause it gets back up before the Wifi repeater and then takes forever to connect.
Also some weird glitch with Apache2 starting misconfigures after reboots, yet "service apache2 restart" fixes it right up.. wouldn't those the the same scripts??