Fucking Fanboys



  • OK, great.

    Pick your installation method: Orbiter can be installed by two methods - manually by extracting a ZIP file, or automatically by running an MSI installation file.

    What's the difference?

    Manual ZIP file extraction is the traditional method for Orbiter installation. Download the ZIP file, create an Orbiter folder, and extract the contents of the ZIP file into the folder. That's all, and you are ready to launch orbiter.exe. This method is non-intrusive (it doesn't change the registry or system resources), allows multiple copies of Orbiter on a single system, and can be uninstalled by simply deleting the Orbiter folder.

    The MSI (Microsoft installer) method installs Orbiter like a normal Windows application. Just run the MSI file to start the interactive installation process. This method will automatically create a desktop shortcut and start menu entry, including an uninstall option. This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    Yeah, I don't need to say anything, do I?

    Except: http://kerbalspaceprogram.com is the reason I was looking at Orbiter in the first place - please tell me I'm not the only one. Haven't had this much fun, or found a game this addictive, in years and years.

    Feeding your astronauts protein bars and getting them used to zero-g-suitable food, because they should be able to survive in space? THAT'S NOT KERBAL!

    Feeding your astronauts whatever they wish, because everyone has the right to choose their last meal?
    THAT'S KERBAL!



  • Oh, I like this CS error:

    Non matching quote blocks in post

    Because the first quote tag was capitalised.



  • Prepare to get mad at me for "not getting it", but:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    Yeah, I don't need to say anything, do I?

    You kind of do. Is your complaint that they force the user to choose instead of just linking to the MSI package (with perhaps a tiny link below for the ZIP file)? Or is your complaint that it implies that the MSI is doing something harmful by "changing your registry or system resources"? I mean there are mild WTFs here, but I don't know which one you're pointing out.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I mean there are mild WTFs here, but I don't know which one you're pointing out.

    Hm. Read more carefully.
    Combine the title

    [b]Fucking Fanboys[/b]

    with this line:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    I would have thought a fanboy like you would be able to figure it out. :p



  • Spell it out, please. Either this is a cute reference to some several year old tdwtf article that we've all forgotten or you're making a pretty big mountain out of some guy trying to obliquely talk about what an installer is.

    Also, Kerbal Space Program is awesome and should be subtitled "Von Braun's Blooper Reel"



  • I'm gonna flip a coin.

    Heads: the Orbiter people are open-source fanboys who think all applications should be packaged in ZIP files.

    Tails: the Orbiter people are MS fanboys who think all applications should be packaged in MSI installers.



  •  Is your problem that they don't provide .deb package?



  • those damn space orbit fanboys indeed!

    ...I think?

    Or maybe it's because there is no apple installer?



  • So... what's the WTF? I really don't get it.



  • @spamcourt said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    I mean there are mild WTFs here, but I don't know which one you're pointing out.

    Hm. Read more carefully.
    Combine the title

    Fucking Fanboys

    with this line:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    I would have thought a fanboy like you would be able to figure it out. :p

    I agree with Blakey here. They're using different language than I would have, but I think they're basically right. For one thing, you generally need more rights to install an msi than to unzip a file. I think the OP is being a little over sensitive and over applying pedantic dickweedery.



  • @spamcourt said:

    Combine the title

    Fucking Fanboys

    with this line:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    I did, but it made my eyes water.



  • @Watson said:

    @spamcourt said:

    Combine the title

    Fucking Fanboys

    with this line:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    I did, but it made my eyes water.

     

    Maybe you can use an arbitrary property of the text to produce a waveform and then sum the two waveforms and the reverse the process to get some sort of gibberish?

     



  • @dhromed said:

    Maybe you can use an arbitrary property of the text to produce a waveform and then sum the two waveforms and the reverse the process to get some sort of gibberish?


    WUT? To quote Douglas Adams:

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    Maybe you can use an arbitrary property of the text to produce a waveform and then sum the two waveforms and the reverse the process to get some sort of gibberish?
     

    I tried that. I got:

    Guinness will be checking out the respondents here too. Resisting the
    greatest app on the planet because they are all pissy about the lack of
    coding and development standards. Completely over looking and ignoring
    the obvious. (the bestest program on the planet) "So wrong for so
    long" will be the new Guinness award category. There are lots and lots
    of long term resisters HERE And the Nominees are!

     

     



  • These are not "Fucking Fanboys."  These are people with a preference that are giving options and explaining why they prefer one.

    A Fucking Fanboy would say something like "We included an MSI for the M$ dweebs that feel like everything has to be full on installed with an icon and shit.  For the smart ones out there, here's what you do with the zip."



  • @belgariontheking said:

    These are not "Fucking Fanboys."  These are people with a preference that are giving options and explaining why they prefer one.

    A Fucking Fanboy would say something like "We included an MSI for the M$ dweebs that feel like everything has to be full on installed with an icon and shit.  For the smart ones out there, here's what you do with the zip."

     

    Indeed. It sounds like the ZIP file fits the use case of 99% of their customers. I'm the 1%, so I would really appreciate that they provided an MSI file if I were a customer, given I could deploy the application through Group Policy, build transforms, etc. So, just to pile on, no WTF here, perhaps even an anti-WTF.

     



  • Am I the only one who expected a full-on BlakeyRant™ based solely on the title of the post?



  • @Smitty said:

    Am I the only one who expected a full-on BlakeyRant™ based solely on the title of the post?

    Almost everybody here comes to this place for basically three things

    1. BlakeyRants
    2. Snoofle's posts
    3. Ponies

     



  • @belgariontheking said:

    These are not "Fucking Fanboys."  These are people with a preference that are giving options and explaining why they prefer one.

    A Fucking Fanboy would say something like "We included an MSI for the M$ dweebs that feel like everything has to be full on installed with an icon and shit.  For the smart ones out there, here's what you do with the zip."

    This post made my day.  Thanks!



  • @dhromed said:

    @Watson said:

    @spamcourt said:

    Combine the title

    Fucking Fanboys

    with this line:

    @MascarponeRun said:

    This method is easy to use, but a bit more restrictive.

    I did, but it made my eyes water.

     

    Maybe you can use an arbitrary property of the text to produce a waveform and then sum the two waveforms and the reverse the process to get some sort of gibberish?

     

    I took a convolution modulo 128, and here's what I got:

    xT:CV
    m S AWtt$w/WI:u%e7bv`kv{vFXp =8A;F2iMj+A-7fd)axr^TUX1*

    I'm not sure what it means, but Tux is mentioned, so I presume the fanboys are, in fact, Linux fanboys.



  • @serguey123 said:

    Ponies



  • @serguey123 said:

    @Smitty said:

    Am I the only one who expected a full-on BlakeyRant™ based solely on the title of the post?

    Almost everybody here comes to this place for basically three things

    1. BlakeyRants
    2. Snoofle's posts
    3. Ponies

     

    I come here for (4) hard-core porn in Esperanto.

    So far I've been seriously disappointed.

     



  • @Spectre said:

    I took a convolution modulo 128
     

    yes good



  • So we've had blakey and ponies. Just missing snoofle now. (And a WTF, cause OP has none)



  • BlakeyPonies !!!

    This site just gets better and better !!!!



  • Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?

    Ponies?, but then again I'm reading this http://www.cracked.com/article_18776_the-5-most-baffling-horror-movies-from-around-world.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended which is a better use of my time than that.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?

    Kerbal Space Program awareness?

    I was not aware of its existence prior to this post. I am still not totally sure of its existence because my corporate proxy is blocking it due to "Games". However, I will be sure to examine its qualities at home.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?
    Fucking fanboys, obviously.  Unfortunately, the thread was derailed from the beginning, when the OP made no mention of fanboys, fucking or otherwise.



  • @boog said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?
    Fucking fanboys, obviously.
     

    Isn't that dhromed's area of expertise?



  • So it's just me who found the faux-neutrality annoying? Despite looking like a neutral explanation, it's in fact about as neutral and mature as people who write 'Micro$oft'. It's also completely useless as an explanation to anyone who actually needs the help, so just serves to have a dig at the MS way of doing things.



  • @Xyro said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Has anybody yet worked out what this thread is supposed to be about?

    Kerbal Space Program awareness?
    Works for me.



  • @MascarponeRun said:

    So it's just me who found the faux-neutrality annoying? Despite looking like a neutral explanation, it's in fact about as neutral and mature as people who write 'Micro$oft'. It's also completely useless as an explanation to anyone who actually needs the help, so just serves to have a dig at the MS way of doing things.

    I suspect you're the only one seeing "faux-neutrality." As I said, I think it's somewhat of a poor choice of words. Your outrage is no sillier than a typical Blakeyrant, just less loud.



  • @MascarponeRun said:

    So it's just me who found the faux-neutrality annoying?

    Neutrality between what and what?

    @MascarponeRun said:

    It's also completely useless as an explanation to anyone who actually needs the help,

    That I agree with; it's a completely unnecessary choice. Forcing the user to make a choice when the results don't (practically) matter is a bad usability practice. (Remember that dialog that stayed in the Windows help system far too long that asked the user how the database should be indexed? As if they gave a shit?) They should have just linked the MSI and provided a tiny link to the ZIP version.

    But that's not what you're getting at.



  • This has probably come up here before, but if Blakey was a pony, I wonder what his cutie mark would be.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    This has probably come up here before, but if Blakey was a pony, I wonder what his cutie mark would be.
    Like this:



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    This has probably come up here before, but if Blakey was a pony, I wonder what his cutie mark would be.

    "Maybe our talent is bickering!"

    "Bickering isn't a talent. Besides, what would a cutie mark of bickering even look like!?"

    - Cutie Mark Crusaders



  • @Someone You Know said:

    @boog said:

    Fucking fanboys, obviously.
     

    Isn't that dhromed's area of expertise?

     

    What am I, a priest?

     



  • @blakeyrat said:

    "Besides, what would a cutie mark of bickering even look like!?"
     

    :V



  • @dhromed said:

    @Someone You Know said:

    @boog said:

    Fucking fanboys, obviously.
     

    Isn't that dhromed's area of expertise?

     

    What am I, a priest? 

     

    The "boy" in "fanboys" is probably not to be taken literally. It's more like this.

     



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    This has probably come up here before, but if Blakey was a pony, I wonder what his cutie mark would be.

    [url=http://maximillianveers.deviantart.com/art/5k-Trixie-Cutie-Mark-V2-243639853][img]http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/301/b/a/5k_trixie_cutie_mark_v2_by_maximillianveers-d4121pp.png[/img][/url]



  • And just like the Great and Powerful Trixie, I run off at the end of the episode having learned nothing!

    *poof*



  •  Yup, there's no WTF in the OP, but now I learned about Kerbal Space Program too. Mailed myself the link so I can check it out whenever I want to (and am without proxy restrictions, obviously)




  • An important correction from the NYTimes:

    @NYTimes said:
    An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.


  •  yes good



  • @boomzilla said:


    An important correction from the NYTimes:

    @NYTimes said:

    An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.
     

    Ya gotta wonder how many complaint letters they got to force the correction.

     



  • @boomzilla said:


    An important correction from the NYTimes:

    @NYTimes said:
    An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.

    Did you get that from JWZ's blog? Where he theorized that corrections like that were really secret messages to CIA operatives?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Did you get that from JWZ's blog? Where he theorized that corrections like that were really secret messages to CIA operatives?

    No.

    39 547 43 12 5



  • @boomzilla said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    Did you get that from JWZ's blog? Where he theorized that corrections like that were really secret messages to CIA operatives?

    No.

    39 547 43 12 5

    Hey, how did you know the combination to my....

    ...ok, lame and obvious joke.

     


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to What the Daily WTF? was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.