[Linux-aus] Whitespace fill: How many Linux users are needed to change a lightbulb?

David Lyon david.lyon at hackerpads.com
Wed Apr 10 09:49:35 EST 2013

How many Linux users are needed to change a lightbulb?

1 to post a thread in a forum 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 
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 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 nothing new.
23 to argue if it must be a white or a transparent bulb.
1 to remiind everyone that the right name is GNU/Lightbulb.
1 to say that lightbulbs are a Winbugs users thing and that real 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 
350 to ask the previous user what God is he talking about, and that if 
he has scientific proofs of his existence.
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

And finally:
The father of the first user, who while everyone were discussing, he 
went to the shop and bought the cheapest lightbulb.

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