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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I remember back in the day when personal computers (the IBM PC and the Apple II) were brand new. One thing they taught us was that *COMPUTERS DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU TELL THEM TO DO*

God I miss those days.

So here I am and I give my computer a command: "scroll down." The web page was loaded, it wasn't doing anything particularly strenuous, and so it proceded to pop up a warning that it had crashed and needed to be restarted. Now at NO POINT did I give it a command to crash. I didn't even give it two contradictory commands.

For that matter, a few weeeks in the middle of the night I woke up because my computer suddenly, and quite out of the blue, went *BONG!* at about 3AM, 4 hours after I'd last touched it. And it had crashed. Now what the heck was it doing in the middle of the night that was so fecking strenuous that it crashed itself?

The new rule is "Computers do a strange mix of what you tell them to do as interpreted by the programmers who programmed the operating system and the software that you're using. This may result in strange and inexplicable behavior that has nothing to do with what you are instructing the computer to do."


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham

Total posts: 1007
Posted:Bring back acorns!

actually don't. they were poo.


Owner of Dragosani's right side.

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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:
time for a format methinks Doc. try getting rid of all your spyware/adware first though.


"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:I love formating my pc, its punishment for going wrong! I allways win in the end biggrin

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:I'm sure Doc has ranted about it befire.

What with his whole "Back in the day...", I'm fairly ceertain that his forgetting of this rant is obviously a sign of senality.

Bummer, dude. You're OLD!

wink

*flees*


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: FoxInDocs



time for a format methinks Doc. try getting rid of all your spyware/adware first though.



I have a mac. We don't have that problem.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog


I'm sure Doc has ranted about it befire.

What with his whole "Back in the day...", I'm fairly ceertain that his forgetting of this rant is obviously a sign of senality.

Bummer, dude. You're OLD!

wink

*flees*



Shaddap, sonny, before I whack you with my cane!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Dont do that...

you'll only encourage him.





and thats to both of you tongue


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Johnny! HAFFY BIRFTAY!!!!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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