Reading Fail



  •  Reading Fail.



  •  Makes me wonder why UI developers bother putting tooltips, instructions, and labeling on interfaces, nobody friggin reads em.



  •  It is, of course, nothing new. may I present something that has been part of the FreeBSD FAQs for, well, yonks.

     

    How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb?

    One thousand, one hundred and seventy-two:

    Twenty-three to complain to -CURRENT about the lights being out;

    ---8<---snip

    Seventy-three to complain about the SNR on -hackers and -chat and unsubscribe in protest;

    Thirteen to post "unsubscribe", "How do I unsubscribe?", or "Please remove me from the list", followed by the usual footer;

    ---->8-snip---
     

     



  • @robbak said:

     It is, of course, nothing new. may I present something that has been part of the FreeBSD FAQs for, well, yonks.

     

    How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb?

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?



  • @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Thirty-five:

    • One to propose changing the lightbulb
    • Five to discuss changing the lightbulb, complete with anecdotes about past lightbulb-changing WTFs.
    • Four to complain about how hard Community Server makes it to change a lightbulb
    • Three to upbraid those four for not quoting properly
    • Seven to post spam about handbags or shoes
    • One to make lame wooden table jokes
    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    • Two to derail the thread into an argument about interrupt handlers
    • Five to derail that argument with a new argument about political-economic theory
    • One to post seven months later asking if the lightbulb has been changed yet
    • Two to make comments about thread necromancy
    • One to lock the thread
    • Two to post about how the attempts to lock the thread have failed
    And at the end, we're all still in the dark.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Thirty-five:

    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    I think you forgot the pedant who corrects that guy with "Brillant!"



  • @boomzilla said:

    @bstorer said:

    @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Thirty-five:

    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    I think you forgot the pedant who corrects that guy with "Brillant!"
    If I counted every pedant who chimes in with a minor correction, the number goes into the millions.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Thirty-five:

    • One to propose changing the lightbulb
    • Five to discuss changing the lightbulb, complete with anecdotes about past lightbulb-changing WTFs.
    • Four to complain about how hard Community Server makes it to change a lightbulb
    • Three to upbraid those four for not quoting properly
    • Seven to post spam about handbags or shoes
    • One to make lame wooden table jokes
    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    • Two to derail the thread into an argument about interrupt handlers
    • Five to derail that argument with a new argument about political-economic theory
    • One to post seven months later asking if the lightbulb has been changed yet
    • Two to make comments about thread necromancy
    • One to lock the thread
    • Two to post about how the attempts to lock the thread have failed

    And at the end, we're all still in the dark.

    QFFT



  • @bstorer said:

    If I counted every pedant who chimes in with a minor correction, the number goes into the millions.
    Fair enough.  Perhaps a better question is, "How many TDWTF forum members does it take to sell a pair of Nike's?"



  • QFFT

    QFFFT

    Also: something's fucked up with the TinyMCE editor.



  • @dhromed said:

    Also: something's fucked up with the TinyMCE editor.

    QFT.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Eighty:

    • One to propose changing the lightbulb
    • One to announce that he was the first to hear the proposal to change the lightbulb
    • Two to insist that the existing lightbulb works just fine
    • Thirteen to post technical proofs of why the lightbulb cannot possibly be working
    • Two to whine about the person who announced that he was the first to hear the proposal
    • Three to rant about the obsolescence of incadescent bulbs and demand conversion to halogen/CF/LED
    • Eight to point out the prohibitive cost and lack of community support for new lightbulb technologies
    • Two to declare the lightbulb debate irrelevant and explain that they just need some kind of light
    • Three to label those two as PHBs who don't understand anything about lighting
    • Seven to complain that burned-out bulbs are usually the fault of bad management
    • Five to discuss changing the lightbulb, complete with anecdotes about past lightbulb-changing WTFs.
    • Two to create non-working lightbulb designs intended to be slightly more efficient
    • Two to create non-working lightbulb designs intended to be absurdly inefficient
    • Four to complain about how hard Community Server makes it to change a lightbulb
    • Three to upbraid those four for not quoting properly
    • Seven to post spam about handbags or shoes
    • One to make lame wooden table jokes
    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    • Two to derail the thread into an argument about interrupt handlers
    • Five to derail that argument with a new argument about political-economic theory
    • One to post seven months later asking if the lightbulb has been changed yet
    • Two to make comments about thread necromancy
    • One to lock the thread
    • Two to post about how the attempts to lock the thread have failed

    And at the end, we're all still in the dark.

     

    Fixed.



  • @Aaron said:

  • One to announce that he was the first to hear the proposal to change the lightbulb
  • This is the forum we're talking about, not the pit of despair that is the front page.



  • @bstorer said:

    @Nelle said:

    I wonder how many TDWTF forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?
    Thirty-five:

    • One to propose changing the lightbulb
    • Five to discuss changing the lightbulb, complete with anecdotes about past lightbulb-changing WTFs.
    • Four to complain about how hard Community Server makes it to change a lightbulb
    • Three to upbraid those four for not quoting properly
    • Seven to post spam about handbags or shoes
    • One to make lame wooden table jokes
    • One to reply with to the wooden table joke with "Brilliant!"
    • Two to derail the thread into an argument about interrupt handlers
    • Five to derail that argument with a new argument about political-economic theory
    • One to post seven months later asking if the lightbulb has been changed yet
    • Two to make comments about thread necromancy
    • One to lock the thread
    • Two to post about how the attempts to lock the thread have failed

    And at the end, we're all still in the dark.

     

    lol...

    you forgot:

    • one to make a lightbulb sticker with the irish girl on it
    • seven to argue about the difference between american and european bulbs



  • @Nelle said:

    you forgot:

    • one to make a lightbulb sticker with the irish girl on it
    • seven to argue about the difference between american and european bulbs

     

    And one to point out that in Soviet Russia, lightbulb changes YOU!!



  • @upsidedowncreature said:

    @Nelle said:

    you forgot:

    • one to make a lightbulb sticker with the irish girl on it
    • seven to argue about the difference between american and european bulbs

     

    And one to point out that in Soviet Russia, lightbulb changes YOU!!

    I think Light Bulb is a pretty cool guy. eh kills aleins and doesn't afraid of anything..




    • One to make references to Spectate Swamp, SSDS, aliens, or stones
    • Five to not get these references
    • One to ask for teh codez
    • One Hundred to make jokes about every other meme on this site (Including references to tunnelrat, deleting two characters, cpound, and psychologist wives from upstate NY)
    • Five to make references to memes from other sites, (including boat programming, vampires, and ewoks)
    • Five more to bitch about CS.  Trust me, it's worth it.
    • One (you know who) to bitch about MPS long after he has left this site and noone cares anymore.



  • you forgot five:

    at least one reply by morbiuswilters, bstorer and belgariontheking.

     :)



  • @Kiss me I'm Polish said:

    you forgot five:

    at least one reply by morbiuswilters, bstorer and belgariontheking.

     :)

    Nah, I got them:

    @bstorer said:

    • Three to upbraid those four for not quoting properly
    • Five to derail that argument with a new argument about political-economic theory
    • Two to make comments about thread necromancy
    • Two to post about how the attempts to lock the thread have failed




  • Obviously this question would never have been asked if the list admin had considered the current economic situation in this political environment. What we need is a government solution to this list-unsubscribe-problem. Not everyone can afford to unsubscribe for themselves!



  • Why do I get the urge to add:

    One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.



  • @RoadieRich said:

    Why do I get the urge to add:

    I dunno. Maybe you're a LOTR nerd.



  • @bstorer said:

    Nah, I got them:
     

    Honestly, it probably would only take 6-7 people.  All these lists are the number of posts which would be generated mostly by everyone arguing against morbius and bstorer chiming in at intervals to defuse high tensions with witty jests.


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