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    Talking Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    I was getting a little annoyed while trying to update my repos and nothing was happening, and pressed ctrl-c to stop it.

    Nothing happened, so I swore a little and started hitting lots of ctrl-c's (yes I know that apostrophe is incorrect, but didn't know how to convey it in plural ), and this is what I got:

    Code:
    Building repository 'openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Backports' cache [done]
    Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.0/repodata/repomd.xml':
    Error code: User abort
    Error message: connect() timed out!
    
    Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: r
    ^C
    ^COK OK! Exitting immediately...
    I laughed so much I thought I'd share it .

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    That is pretty funny, thanks for sharing
    Linux using monkey

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    I noticed that the other day when I cancelled a zypper up command.

    It didn't surprise me too much, since the second thing I learned after the importance in commenting your code whilst programming when I took a a programming class, was that the comments that programmers leave can not only be helpful, but humorous, whimsical, vile, insane, and philosophical.

    It doesn't surprise me in the least that this would carry over into program output.

    As a matter of fact, I once found a link that documented several things like this in Linux programs - I wish I could still find it. Another thing, from what I hear, poking through the Kernel Source can afford you a few laughs too.

    If you are interested in occurrences like this in other programs, and no one else knows the link, or poking through the source is too much, you could always try out the program 'fortune.' If I had all the hours I had wasted using that command in a shell, I could bring about world peace...
    lysdestic@suseforums:~>make install --not-war

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    Default Re: Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    "^COK OK! Exitting immediately..." while very funny is just a combination ov ctrl+C (^C) and OK

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    Default Re: Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    I didn't even notice the "COK" thing... Maybe I'm getting too old to think about things like that?

    I think the humour was actually in the fact that usually when hitting CTRL-C you kill an app in the terminal, but in this case you have to hit it twice, and upon doing so you get "Okay, okay, exiting immediately!"

    I kind of took it as, "Oh, Okay, fine... I see I'm not needed any more, I'll get off your terminal now."
    lysdestic@suseforums:~>make install --not-war

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    Default Re: Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    I'm not one to double post, but when I woke up and checked my iGoggle page, I found this link on one of my Linux RSS feeds.

    10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs | Bringing Linux to the Masses

    It's not the best list around, I'm sure, but it's entertaining.
    lysdestic@suseforums:~>make install --not-war

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    Default Re: Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    lol, I found another one earlier this year.

    I was cleaning my laptop keyboard and the rotten thing kept turning on.

    So I got fed up with turning it off and just kept cleaning (running a damp cloth over the keys).

    I got a really groovy winter/Christmas/snow grub boot screen with animated penguins running all over it.

    I have never been able to figure out how I did it though, must have been like the Genie in the lamp .

    I'll try to attach or post a screenie if it will let me.

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    zypper moo
    It is abhorrent the spiritual greed of those that knowing something, do not seek the transfer of such knowledge.

    Miguel de Unamuno - Writer (1864-1936)

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    Default Re: Someone at Novell has a sense of humour....

    Quote Originally Posted by JopSway View Post
    zypper moo
    linux-y28x:/home/slk # zypper moo

    \\\\\
    \\\\\\\__o
    __\\\\\\\'/_


    funny
    P.S. I broke the little guy
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    \\\\\
    \\\\\\\__o
    __\\\\\\\'/_

    I'm not getting it. What am I watching at?

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