Comment 248 for bug 390508

zee (zeefreak) wrote :

5 years later, another random person on the internet spends hours trying to figure out why the documented -t switch won't work, eventually taking him here only to find out that the man page is documenting a feature that won't work.

thanks guys. i wish i could say i at least got paid for these hours, but no such luck. it reminds me of a scene from 'The Princess Bride':

Count Notify-OSD: [admiring his torture contraption] Beautiful isn't it? It took me half a lifetime to invent it. I'm sure you've discovered my deep and abiding interest in pain. Presently I'm writing the definitive work on the subject, so I want you to be totally honest with me on how the machine makes you feel. This being our first try, I'll use the lowest setting.

[Count Notify-OSD activates the water powered torture machine. <people this bug effects> writhe in great pain]

Count Notify-OSD: [calmly] As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Really that's all this is except that instead of sucking water, I'm sucking life. I've just sucked one year of your life away. I might one day go as high as five, but I really don't know what that would do to you. So, let's just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity so be honest. How do you feel?

[<People this bug effects> cry and moan in pain]

Count Notify-OSD: Interesting.