While performing an interpretive dance to Enya's Carribean Blue, Roy
> __/ [ Da'Punk-A ] on Friday 19 May 2006 17:28 \__
>> I went to an optician's today to have my eyes tested. I needed new
>> glasses, so I chose some frames. I stood at the counter while the
>> assistant typed my details into the computer. A look of annoyance
>> passed over her face, and she said sorry, the computer was "playing up"
>> and she needed to switch it off and restart it.
>> I asked if this was a common occurrence. Alas yes, she said, but the
>> reboot would sort it out. I then asked what operating system it was
>> running, just to confirm the prejudiced assumption that had sprung to
>> my mind. I was right.
>> Can anyone guess what the O.S. in question was? A clue: if the reboot
>> hadn't worked, she would probably have needed to throw a chair at it.
> How to fix your Windows Application when it doesn?t work:
> (1) Stop and start the program
> (2) Log in and log out again
> (3) Reboot the machine
> (4) Reinstall the application again
> (5) Reinstall the operating system
> (6) Dance naked around the machine, waving a rubber chicken
> (7) "Take your machine back for servicing"
> - Chris Wedgwood
> To be less sarcastic, I failed to find an article which speaks of optician
> stores where GNU/Linux is now used exclusively. I saw it in the news some
> months back. Anyway, here's something related which I came across in my
> unsuccessful search:
> Developing Linux tools for an Opticians shop
> Best wishes,
Funny where Linux is showing up these days. At the hospital where I work
each O.R. has a lighting contol panel for controlling the surgical
lighting. Each control panel has a 256 X 256 graphical display. When the
power is interrupted to the unit to allow for a bulb change, guess
what the first lines of text are on the display when the power is restored.
Loading Linux Kernel...............[ok]
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