HUMOR: Canonical's goes too far with product placement on TV
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Mon May 25 00:36:40 BST 2009
Kevin Cole <kjcole at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Taken from today's Washington Post "TV Week" section
> (Sunday, 2009.05.24) ...
> Wednesday, 9:00 (ABC 2, ABC 7)
> NEW SERIES "The Goode Family":
> Helen is upset when Bliss joins an abstinence group;
> Ubuntu wants to get his driver's license.
> The questions on every geek's mind: How did Ubuntu lose the
> license to his driver? Which driver?
Some proprietary hardware driver which Ubuntu isn't allowed to
> And when did he acquire a gender?
genders is in universe at least since dapper
> And I don't even want to consider how Ubuntu relates
> to Bliss and abstinence... though I vaguely recall a programming
> language named "Bliss".
It's an old proof-of-concept Linux virus
(<http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/bliss/>). "abstinence group"
maybe means alt.consciousness.abstinence. I guess Helen is a member of
this group and got upset when someone posted the Bliss source code there.
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