Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

Well our phone problem was cleared up yesterday, so thankfully this won't end up being one of these protracted mysteries. A different technician came to check things out, and thankfully he started from scratch, so he was not distracted by the previous tech's misdiagnosis. It turns out that there was a short in one of the phone wires in my office... the problem cleared up when I unplugged everything from the jack, and when he asked me if I had a splitter plugged into it I had to laugh, as this one jack has a three-way two-line splitter, which has a two-way splitter plugged into it, as well as a couple of DSL line filters, and of course, a whole bunch of wires. The silliest part of all this is that when I figured out which wire it was, I traced it around to, well, nowhere, as it was not even plugged into anything. D'oh!

Short Circuited Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Orbitrunner.
Links: 10 Suckiest Video Games People Play In Science Fiction.
The Top 7... New franchises that already feel old.
Top 5 Overlooked Videogame Prequels. Not actually prequels, but we've been through that already.
Stories: Paul Schulte Masters Art and Science of Wheelchair Basketball.
KFC shoring up security for secret recipe. Thanks brother19.
Dad, Son Tread Water Overnight In Atlantic. Thanks brother19.
Science: Human Genetics is Now a Viable Hobby -- 23andMe Cuts its Price to $399.
Red Bull drink lifts stroke risk.
Ten things you donít know about the Earth.
Images: Gordon Freeman spotted near Large Hadron Collider.
TIME.
Media: World's Most Amazing Videos Fight Parody. NSFW.
Teh Funny: ActionTrip Comic Strip- The Beauty of Evolution.

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

24. Re: Gordon Freeman spotted near Large Hadron Sep 10, 2008, 17:14 WarPig
 
The guy in front of him is holding what looks like a crowbar! AWEsome!

Actually it's a torque wrench... wtf he's doing with one at this point is what I'm wondering. "Should this really be this loose? Hey, who the hell forgot to spec out lockwashers on this shi...."

BOOM


It'd still do a number on a headcrab though.

 
Avatar 1750
 
________________________________

GO SEAHAWKS!
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
Subject
Comment
     
 
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 
          Email me when this topic is updated.
 

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo