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1 to post a thread in a mailing list telling everyone the bulb has stopped responding.

1 to suggest trying to turn the lamp on through the command line.

1 to tell the user they don't need light.

1 to say they replaced the light bulb in theirs, but it was a different distro and the lamp switch was overclocked.

1 to complain that the user broke the thread.

1 to ask what new bulb will the user install?

1 to advise that we shouldn't use the word burn for meaning an inoperative light bulb, because that would mean that the bulb was on fire, and that it would be correct to say that the bulb failed due to non-specified causes.

28 to suggest installing all kinds of existing and imaginable light bulbs.

5 who say that the burnt bulb is an upstream issue that doesn't belong to the distro and that there's an open bug on the bulb's developer mail list.

1 n00b to suggest installing a Microsoft light bulb.

217 to flood the n00b's mail address.

344 to say that a Microsoft light bulb 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.

28 to say that iBulbs aren't free, and that they have less functions than a 20 times cheaper standard light bulb.

14 to suggest to install a domestic light bulb.

33 to say that domestic light bulbs are overpriced and aren't any better than imports.

29 to argue over whether it must be a white or a transparent bulb.

1 to remind everyone that the right name is GNU/Light bulb.

1 to say that light bulbs 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 trash the chosen model and suggest another.6 to complain that the chosen light bulb has proprietary 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 changing the switch for a compatible one.


354 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 corporate-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 light bulb 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 decision and that they'd fork the house's electric installation and install a better lamp.

1 to post a series of commands to change the light bulb as a script you can call from another process.

1 to comment that he executed the commands and had an error message.

1 to advise that the commands must be executed as root.

<stolen from somewhere (don't recall) during my travels thru the 'toobs> 





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