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Am I Sad or Wot
« on: April 01, 2014, 07:39:59 pm »
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Recently I've been watching a lot of Criminal Minds which is about a special team of FBI profilers one of the team members is a computer analyst (Penelope Garcia) with this super duper computer that can give her the names and addresses of everyone in the United States that's short sighted, dresses to the left and has a dog called BOB

Penelope and her computer feature quite a lot on the show and the more I watched it the more convinced I was that this was a Linux computer so I checked it out and sure enough Lieutenant Garcia's computer runs Linux http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Penelope_Garcia check under "Notes"

Why am I excited about this

WTF is wrong with me !
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 09:25:42 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 08:19:39 pm »
A fictional character uses Linux on a fictional computer...
And you get exited by it. That IS sad... :(

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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 08:44:53 pm »
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A fictional character uses Linux on a fictional computer...
And you get exited by it. That IS sad.

Maybe "excited" wasn't a good choice of word but I agree it is sad nonetheless but it's good to see Linux getting a mention as obscure as it is, strangely enough I got equally irritated with Dexter where every computer was a Mac, every laptop was a Macbook, and every mobile phone was an iPhone, I'm sure Apple had a stake in that show
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 10:33:02 pm »
Look closely and you'll see Linux all over the TV .. every time they want to make a computer look like it's actually doing something complex, it's Linux :)

Windows just looks dumb I guess.
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 10:35:07 pm »
What i like about it is this,

This team is the best they are smart cookies and they always get their man, and smart cookies need smart computers so the inference is if you want the best it's got to be Linux, unlike all the Apple devices featured on Dexter which was obviously just a form of stealth marketing
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 07:51:38 am by Emegra »
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 10:37:34 pm »
Garcia can also do absolutely everything by tapping one ring finger on the spacebar too whilst holding a pen .. now that's pure computer genius, wish I could do that  :o

The spacebar is pretty much the only key she ever hits, and she does it repeatedly, and with gusto :)
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 12:02:10 pm »
Which distro? Unless it's Slackware, I'm not impressed  :P

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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 12:11:18 pm »
it's just got to be Gentoo :)
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 12:38:26 pm »
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2014, 09:59:58 pm »
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Recently I've been watching a lot of Criminal Minds which is about a special team of FBI profilers one of the team members is a computer analyst (Penelope Garcia) with this super duper computer that can give her the names and addresses of everyone in the United States that's short sighted, dresses to the left and has a dog called BOB

Well the computer HAS to be Linux if it is super duper! ;)
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 12:37:48 am »
for a "true  geek/nerd hero or  heroine it has to be (lfs )linux from  scratch"  but then some "ncis" show things on screen and then see the old m$ screen in reflections
debian linuxmint arch and crux oh hate to say it on a linux web page but freeBsd and OpenIndiana

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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 09:35:29 am »
LFS isn't a distro, it's a sanity test

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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2014, 11:10:27 am »
If Miss Cruz built LFS, I'll prostrate myself in front of her god like geekiness
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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2014, 11:14:23 am »
If Miss Cruz built LFS, I'll prostrate myself in front of her god like geekiness

....presumably this is in the sanitorium :p

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Re: Am I Sad or Wot
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 11:22:51 am »
Ooops, I just noticed I confused Penelope Garcia with Penelope Cruz :-/

Now what was I saying about prostrating myself..... a bit of wishful thinking may have crept in there  ;D
(freudian slip ?)
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