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Out of the Blue

The severe storms around here last night caused a blackout which lasted a couple of hours. After our last power outage it took about an hour of restarting my PC to get it to boot properly, and this time around it was about twice as bad. The machine actually came back the first time, as the UPS shut it down properly, but the keyboard and mouse were not powered up, and it took a couple of hours of rebooting after that. This seems to be hardware related, and I think I should take this as an omen that it's time to buy or build a new machine before this one goes completely tango uniform.

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11. Re: Ahh the Wrongulator Jul 31, 2011, 12:47 kanniballl
 
zincthallinide wrote on Jul 31, 2011, 05:09:
That does sound annoying.

But I think it's 2+(3x4) = 14.. and (2+3)x4 = 20

Still, the basic premise of the story applies

Dur yeh, sorry had a few beers yesterday. Hence letting little things from my past bug me.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2011, 10:12 crypto
 
I've seen you comment on power issues a number of times, I hope your using a double-conversion UPS  
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9. Re: Ahh the Wrongulator Jul 31, 2011, 05:09 zincthallinide
 
That does sound annoying.

But I think it's 2+(3x4) = 14.. and (2+3)x4 = 20

Still, the basic premise of the story applies
 
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8. Ahh the Wrongulator Jul 30, 2011, 22:15 kanniballl
 
Ahh, the Wrongulator.

I recall back when I used to work minimum wage at a drug store.

We constantly had old bitties, and even professionally-dressed women coming back to return their "broken" calculator.

Their problem was they bought an Algebra calculator that handled order of operations for more advanced math. IE 2+3x4 == 24 instead of 20. They were expecting to get a regular cheap calculator even though this was more expensive than the cheap ones in the aisle.

They kept calling me a liar and that we were selling defective merchandise. They want to talk to the BBB, I obviously didn't understand Mathematics, etc. I tried to explain it to them but I was obviously "a stupid kid that wasn't going anywhere." Actually the women in their 40's were the b*tchier of the types complaining.

Yeh, a stupid kid that got a full ride to the Honors College at a University, was a CS major and a Statistics minor, and was just working to pay for the dorm / textbooks / dating / etc. I obviously didn't understand math

Ahh, the good old days, when I had stand in place for 6+ hours and listen to that BS all day. It's amazing I didn't go postal.

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 21:43 Hoop
 
I'm thinking Blue has the inside info on the pc requirements of Rage.

I joke

Turns out all that rocket research by The Carmack was to discover a new power source by which to run their games.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 20:41 xXBatmanXx
 
Well, going out of my comfort zone tonight. The wife and I are headed to a replay theatre (3.00 per adult) to catch Super 8. Wish me luck....  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 20:21 Neutronbeam
 
Blue, don't forget to check out the latest Tech Report system builder's guide--it's here http://techreport.com/articles.x/21164  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 19:49 PHJF
 
"Tits up" means you're on your back, which means you've been knocked over, which is... bad.

I'm pretty sure we had this discussion here around three months ago.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 19:44 jdreyer
 
Hey Blue,

Maybe you can discuss in your Out of the Blue which your considering: buy or build, and why? Also what hardware would you consider?
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 19:25 Cutter
 
So much like the Black Crowes you're saying it's twice as hard as it was the first time.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 30, 2011, 17:50 Dirwulf
 


How did "tits up" become something bad?
 
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