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New Screensaver causes mild disturbance to my morning routine - FUNNY!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gemeinschaft, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    Last night, I installed a BSOD (BLue Screen of Death) screensaver to my Media Server in the Living Room which is running Ubuntu (flavor of Linux).

    My girlfriend likes to get up with a cup of coffee before me and play some music while she reads the news and checks her e-mail.

    So apparently, she turns on the TV to see the BSOD from the Media Server.

    She woke me up already defensively proclaiming that she swears that she "didn't do anything, it was like that when I got up."

    She apparently had taken the time to write down all of the errors that showed, some of them from Windows BSOD, Amiga, GPU Failure, Unix login failure, Microsoft MBR Failure, Apple IIe failure, Mac and some others...

    She starts reading all of this to me while I am half asleep, while I try not to burst into laughter.

    I walked into the living room and casually turned on the keyboard and hit the space bar... "OMG, you fixed it!!!! How did you do that???"

    It made my morning. :rofl::rofl:
     
  2. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    And you think you are getting away without a link to that screen saver???

    THat was *awesome*...

    Whenever I get that kind of opportunity I always turn slightly and say 'Silicon Fears Me'... and then we just start laughing...

    What a nice way to wake up... and she had already written all the details down...

    WoW - I can just see the international spouse computer training class -

    "My Name is Gemeinschaft and Welcome to my Significant Other Computer Training and Discipline Class. You WILL write down all error codes from now on... Repeat after me..."
    :rofl:

    Nice... Very Nice... Gonna be a hard act to follow for sure!:supergrin:
     


  3. IndyGunFreak

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    What you should have done, was modified it... make some long list of code, make sure it goes off while you're away, she calls you explaining the problem, etc.. Tell her to read the whole thing to you (which of course will take forever, you can fake your paying attention if you can do it w/o laughing)...

    At the very end put something like "I cannot believe you read all of this to me...."
     
  4. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    It's in the Synaptic Package Manager under "Xscreensaver-BSOD" for Linux, I am sure there is a comparable one for Windows.

    The part I like about it is that it is not just screenshots of BSODs and failures, it is scrolling text just like you would see on a FAIL.

    Classic!!!
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    So I decided to have some fun w/ this, I just remote desktop'd my Dad's Ubuntu 11.04 box, and this is his new screensaver...

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist The Original® Lifetime Member

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    Y'all are evil... just plain evil. I like it! :supergrin:
     
  7. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    EVIL!!!

    Who wants to bet that you get a phone call... LOL
     
  8. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    If gemeinschaft isn't already sleeping on the couch that would put him there. :rofl:
     
  9. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    Even if it earns a couple of nights on the couch, it was totally worth it.

    You should have seen how grim her face was this morning. I thought someone had died. :tongueout::tongueout::tongueout:
     
  10. Obi Wan

    Obi Wan

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    x20 !!! :rofl:

    You guys are a hoot! :supergrin: