Crawdad@xxxxxxxxx (Yomamma Bin Crawdaddin) delighted us to no end
by taking a lime green crayon and scribbling in
news:43eb57d6.478961875@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, on the hallowed day of
Wed 01 Feb 2006 04:59:23p:
> On 01 Feb 2006 14:32:15 GMT, ThePsyko
> <thepsyko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>On 31 Jan 2006 in alt.2600, "MCT" <mike.tuller@xxxxxxxxx> made
>>their contribution to mankind by stating in
>>> Can it be considered a crime of passion if you kill a loved
>>> one for breaking your computer??
>>> The scenario:
>>> Called up my wife on my break. She says "just the person I
>>> wanted to talk to...the computer rebooted, so I need to know
>>> what to use for a login." So I helped her login, then I
>>> proceeded to ask her "what do you mean the computer
>>> rebooted?". I have a linux system, and generally it doesn't
>>> need rebooting. She says "well, I was trying to work on
>>> something and it locked up...nothing would work." (which, for
>>> just about anything in Linux, if it locks, I can stop the
>>> process. So then she says "I tried pushing buttons and
>>> nothing would work so I unplugged it."
>>> Not turned off. Not soft reboot. Pulled the $*&(@! cord out
>>> of the wall!!!
>>> For those who know anything about Linux (Kai, back me up on
>>> this...) Linux does not particularly like to be turned off in
>>> such a manner....it considers this to be very rude, and does
>>> its best to let you know EXACTLY how it feels about this.
>>> Needless to say, over the phone, I managed to walk her
>>> through (and she is an avid Windows user, BTW) getting back
>>> to the GUI, where she can open Firefox to get her precious
>>> hotmail (shudder). However, when she opens Firefox, she says
>>> "it can't find Google". I immediately start
>>> hyperventilating, and walk her through opening an Eterm
>>> window, type ifconfig, and ask her to read me the IP address.
>>> As soon as I heard the first octet "172" I quickly sat down
>>> to avoid falling over from fainting.
>>> Okay. So now my net connection did not initialize the way it
>>> was supposed to. I ask "during the boot process, did you see
>>> all 'green OKs'?" To which she replied "well, there was some
>>> red exclamations at some point, but I didn't pay attention to
>>> what it was."
>>> At this point, I reminded my wife how much I love her,
>>> explained that I needed to get back to work, and am now
>>> wondering how many hours I will be up tonight (after my 8
>>> hours here at work) repairing whatever damage she did.
>>> What has already been a long day is now going to be a long
>>> night. Before anyone asks, yes, I had a separate account for
>>> her (non-root priviledges, of course) but for some reason,
>>> hers isn't working...mm-hmm. Well, apparently it's time for
>>> me to just set up a completely separate box...with <cringe>
>>> Sorry for the long rant, but I seem to have the most kindred
>>> spirits in here...nobody else in my RL would have any clue
>>> what I'm whining about.
>>ouch... I feel for ya... that's why I built dedicated computer
>>for the wife and kids... nobody uses mine but me and that's the
>>way it's going to stay :)
> No chit Bro....
> Daddy's got the P4 and the Lappie...
> Mommy's got the P3 1 gig
> Baby's got the P2 650 meg I think.
> The latter two are spare parts Frankenstien boxes
> so nobody has an excuse because everybody has a computer.
> I think Mom and the baby are due an upgrade.
> I have another P4 for mom and the baby can get the hot rod P3.
> I might give the neighbor's kids the P2.....
> All computers are networked via a linksys switch and a linksys
> router to a cable hookup....
> Everybody has broadband everybody has a computer.
> Nobody....and I mean NOBODY.... touches daddy's
> The ayatolla has spoken...
Rookie. I have TWO :)
And yes, time to upgrade that baby's puter!!!
If stupidity was painful, The Rocky Mountains would be full of
- Re: GRRRR!!!
... >>The scenario:>>Called up my wife on my break. ... I have a linux system, and generally>it doesn't need rebooting. ... apparently it's time for me to just set up a>completely separate box...with Windows. ...
- Re: GRRRR!!!
... >> Called up my wife on my break. ... I have a linux system, and generally>> it doesn't need rebooting. ... apparently it's time for me to just set up a>> completely separate box...with Windows. ...
- Re: GRRRR!!!
... I have a linux system, and generally> it doesn't need rebooting. ... > At this point, I reminded my wife how much I love her, explained that I> needed to get back to work, and am now wondering how many hours I will> be up tonight repairing whatever damage> she did. ... apparently it's time for me to just set up a> completely separate box...with Windows. ...
... it doesn't need rebooting. ... about anything in Linux, if it locks, I can stop the process. ... At this point, I reminded my wife how much I love her, explained that I ... completely separate box...with Windows. ...
- Re: w2k [was Re: Hey Hatter!]
... > by taking a lime green crayon and scribbling in ... I run only Linux and Win2K at home. ... linux - genuine windows replacement part ...