How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

Found this on the SADeveloper site, and just had to add it here.

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed
14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light
bulb could have been changed differently
7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs
1 to move it to the Lighting section
2 to argue then move it to the Electrical section
7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs
5 to flame the spell checkers
3 to correct spelling/grammar flames
6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” … another 6 to
condemn those 6 as stupid
2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is “lamp”
15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that “light bulb”
is perfectly correct
19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take
this discussion to a light bulb forum
11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs
and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum
36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to
buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this
technique and what brands are faulty
7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs
4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the
corrected URLs
3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this
group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all
headers and signatures, and add “Me too”
5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot
handle the light bulb controversy
4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”
13 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions
about light bulbs”
1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start
it all over again.

Robber got ‘hiding of his life’

I wonder if we'll be seeing more of this in the near future.  The robber got lucky, only needing some stitches before getting locked up.  But I think this should serve as a warning to the criminals out there.  South Africans are tired of crime, and if you get caught out by one of your "victims", you're going to regret it! 

Link to Robber got 'hiding of his life'

Are we footing the bill?

http://www.fin24.co.za/articles/default/display_article.aspx?Nav=ns&ArticleID=1518-25_1983078

Apparently Eskom is getting a R300m fine for the whole Koeberg/Western Cape power affair, due to an investigation finding that they have been negligent.  They will probably just pass this on to the consumer to foot the bill.

I totally disagree with this fine!

They should be getting rid of the people in upper management that has allowed this to happen.  That way the consumer does not get screwed over again, only the person/s responsible for the whole stuff-up.

Bring back corporal and capital punishment

News 24 blames the violence in school on the lack of empathy in teachers and a few other issues.  http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1970291,00.html.  I say that is crap!

The violence in schools can IMHO be attributed to the lack of any discipline in schools.  As someone who had corporal punishment as part of my upbringing at home and at school, I can honestly say it made me a better person.  Today's youth have no respect, and no discipline, because it is not enforced on them.  Sure, corporal punishment might have had a negative phsycological effect on a few, but for most it had only a positive effect.  When you did wrong and got caught, you knew what was coming.  Now you can do almost what you want, and the worst that will happen is that someone might have a bit of a talk with you.  PLEASE!

As for capital punishment, I think the current spate of violent crime speaks for itself.  The criminals know that if they get caught, they'll be out in a fairly short period of time, and there is no danger of losing your own life.  In a few other african countries, capital punishment is in place for any violent crime.  This would include someone pushing a kid of a bicycle to steal it.  Again, their crime statistics speak for itself, the criminals there know that the punishment is harsh, and therefore refrain from doing the crime.

Wake up Jon Qwelane

In his column on News24, http://www.news24.com/News24/Columnists/Jon_Qwelane/0,,2-1630-1633_1965414,00.html, Jon Qwelane states that he hopes Zuma wins his lawsuits against the South African media. 

For those of you who don't know, Zuma (our ex-debuty president) is suing the media for R61 million for defamation, after they reported on his rape case.

Jon maybe you should wake up!  Do you realise that if he wins his case, it will mean the end of free press in this country, it will also free up these "despicable little men of certain newspapers", as you call them, to sue you for defamation for calling them that.

Zuma brought most of what the media said upon himself with his ridiculous statements in court.  Let's leave it at that, and let the courts decide whether he has any leg to stand on.  I seriously doubt that any judge in his right mind will award the case to Zuma, but this is South Africa after all, and anything is possible.