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Installation Anxiety

Postby Graham » 13 Apr 2007, 12:34

Probably some of the geekiest jokes we've ever done, right here.

And now: The corrections of how we misrepresented Linux, aaaand go!
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Postby Tank_girl » 13 Apr 2007, 12:40

LOL!

So much nerd!
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Postby Brad » 13 Apr 2007, 12:49

Took me a minute there to figure out what room Paul had gone in... then I saw the wee yellow square on the door. That's where my wee yellow square is too. Directly above the "Sexe Masculin Man" "mens" sign.

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Postby owl+ bungee cord= my arse » 13 Apr 2007, 12:50

That was the funnest thing I seen in ages.
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Postby JesterJ. » 13 Apr 2007, 12:52

Woo! Geeky!
There was some great dialogue in there, but I'm not quite sure how I feel about Graham never being taught how to prepare food properly...
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Postby eiopqrtuwy » 13 Apr 2007, 12:57

WTF.
that was incredibly bizarre.
Rather funny but very bizarre.

Just out of curiosity, how well does this video represent the actual floor plan of your house?
Were all shots of entering and leaving rooms actually corresponding to the rooms they were supposed to be?
Any shots taken at a 2nd house?
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Postby Borkz » 13 Apr 2007, 12:58

Fantabulous!
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Postby emma » 13 Apr 2007, 12:59

Paul was just so happy.

And I enjoyed the dishwasher joke. Though I think this would have been funnier to me if I was geekier - I can see stuff in it that I know would be funny to people who know more about computers than me.
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Postby Graham » 13 Apr 2007, 13:00

eiopqrtuwy wrote:Just out of curiosity, how well does this video represent the actual floor plan of your house?

Pretty well exactly. Watch Ways to Get Yourself Killed for a better rundown in the format of a Sam Raimi shot.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Apr 2007, 13:10

I liked the prompt on the microwave.

Installing Linux usually takes a bit more than just plug in the key board and typing a bit. However you could boot Linux from a usb drive if you bios was set up correctly. Linux can be installed on Wiis, PS2s (and PS3s) and Xboxes
some cell phones and pda but no microwaves toilets or Grahams as they lack the necessary computing power even for Linux.
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Postby Anachronism » 13 Apr 2007, 13:22

I really liked this video - it has a lot of good 'n' geeky one-liners. Was Linux your only choice of OS to install or did you consider having Paul install others such as DOS or WindowsME?
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Apr 2007, 13:43

Part of the joke is the large number of things you can install Linux on in real life - people really do put Linux on their iPod's. DOS is mostly for x86 machines and WindowsME I think is only for x86 so there would be certain difficulties in installing them on another architecture. Besides why would you want to use WindowsME? DOS maybe to run some old school games but Linux is a lot better than either.
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Postby Red Charlie » 13 Apr 2007, 13:48

I found it funny right up to the point just before its installed on Graham.. and then I freaked out... like freaked out. Don't ask me why but apprantly you have just discovered one of my greatest fears.... Being installed with linux...
It was really too big:

I give you this instead


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Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Apr 2007, 13:58

How much experience do other people here have?

I have run Fedora Core 3 and 4 and Ubuntu 6.06 at home. I am currently dual booting winXP and Ubuntu 6.10 at home. I have used RH EL/Scientific Linux 3/4 at work and school. I have done grid computing testing, software and web development and astronomy data analysis in Linux.
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Postby Andy » 13 Apr 2007, 14:07

"Knock Knock"

Genius! :D
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Postby Faye » 13 Apr 2007, 14:15

the toilet part was kind of funny after Google's april fools day prank.
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Postby Master Gunner » 13 Apr 2007, 14:16

Speaking as someone that has gone on linux-installing sprees before (every computer in my house, Xbox, iPod, PDA, and router, no appliances/people though), this was freaking hilarious and I laughed so hard I cried through parts of it. However, I did see a continuity error-after Paul installes linux on the microwave, the keyboard dissapears until it's used on Graham, so dispite the typing sound effects, Paul did not bring the keyboard with him to the bathroom, backdoor, or front door. I suppose it's possible that he has multiple magic linux-installing keyboards throughout the house, but if he already had one in the bathroom, why'd he only install it now?
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Postby Mouse » 13 Apr 2007, 14:27

Paul=fast typer ever! :D

Next time you want to plug someone into a computer, try that weird foam you stick flowers in shoved in the persons bellybutton and then make sure the plug-in is pointy enough to be shoved into that through the shirt.
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Postby Sable » 13 Apr 2007, 14:45

FOR
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WIN


Wow, guys. I haven't laughed that hard in ages. I'm all for open source (I use Camino and Adium on my Mac), but Linux is one of those things that I'm still just far too leery about.

For reference, I've been trying to get a Linux-based ISP billing system running for eight months. It runs on CentOS 4 and previously, Fedora Core 2(?!). The designers of the program have been unable to sufficiently answer my questions vis a vis this system and a WISP network, yet refuse to believe it is the software at fault, because "after all, it's Linux."

You guys are awesome. Not basically awesome. Pure, unrefined, raw awesome.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Apr 2007, 14:55

Nothing in Linux prevents someone from writing bad software. Linux only helps you in that one program blowing up only effects that program. Usually.
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Re: Installation Anxiety

Postby anotherearth » 13 Apr 2007, 15:04

Graham wrote:And now: The corrections of how we misrepresented Linux, aaaand go!


Great video!
But I was more concerned with how pierogis were misrepresented. :)

For the record, they do sell pierogi in a microwavable form and they are rather tasty, but true homemade ones are boiled first as part of the initial prep and then usually fried or baked before serving.

Still -I laughed my ass off throughout this one.
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Postby mosespippy » 13 Apr 2007, 16:03

I'm not a big fan of linux, but that was a decent video. My favorite part had to be the reference to Scorched Earth. Definately one of my favorite games growing up. :D
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Postby Sable » 13 Apr 2007, 16:47

Lord:

Oh, I know. Fedora Core is really neat, and when I get around to having more free time I might install it on a home system to play with. I just can't stand the attitude that because it's Linux, it can't fail.
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Postby Kathleen » 13 Apr 2007, 16:49

Andy wrote:"Knock Knock"

Genius! :D


YESSSSSSSSSSS.
I loved that joke. And not because I suggested it. He he.
All in all, very funny. I hope i haven't opened a big can of "Paul is a crazy science guy" worms up for scripts, but I think I have.
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Postby Melendwyr » 13 Apr 2007, 16:52

"Paul Saun-ders the Science Guy!"

Nah. Doesn't scan. Although a vid of Paul's head, suspended in mid-air, slowly rotating, would be awesome.

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