When Linux fails
Ever since I got into computing, Linux has always been presented to me as infallible. Linux is stable and never crashes. It is perfect, and you must love it.

I was at a flower shop the other day, and it was quite late already. I was the next in line to pay, when the lady behind the counter sighs heavily, and points desperatele at the point-of-sale monitor. It showed the familiar Linux boot-time log, with a bunch of red [FAILED] next to a few things. It froze when trying to start up ntpd.

Linux cost me five minutes of my life, and made me miss on credit card cash back on that purchase, since I could not pay by credit card.
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