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    When it comes to volunteering for experiments. Watch out for the one where they strap all these wires to your head. If so, check out the other end of the table very carefully. If there's a chook sitting there, and it also has the head gear, and your both being piped into a RS6000 mini ... head for the hills fast, (real fast)


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    hehe... did this today... really stupid... but not worst disaster... but hay... you get that...

    i was FINALLY get a linux partion on me good computer (the one connected to the internet, aka, the one i'm on now that didnt have linux... (the one in me room did)), any way... you know how you type in your password and confirm it for the first time... hehe, i was on the phone, not watching what letter i was typing in, and i typed the wrong password i wanted... OPPS!!! and the chances of doing that are 1 out of a pain in the but big number...

    talk about stupidity...

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    somehow, in me stupidity moments... i did this...



    yes... there is nothing in there in the controll center, nothing to controll... I GAVE AWAY ALL ME POWER!! and now i am sad...

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    Well, I'd been using Windows for ten years or more but believe it or not, I never had any problems serious enough to make it stop working altogether. I have had some "not working at all" moments in Linux though. In regards to general PC use: most stupid/embarrassing moment was coming home from hardware class after learning about how to install RAM (wow!) and offering to upgrade my parent's PC with some old RAM from their old PC. Needless to say, it didn't work. I unplugged the RAM and rebooted, no go. 3 or 4 hours of system beeps later, I worked out I had to re-seat the original RAM stick because I had bumped it or something. Kinda boring but yes, it's just one of those things that happen. I guess you have to be there to experience the shame.

    Linux "not working at all" moment is hosing my MBR on several occasions. There's nothing quite as shocking as being a n00b and booting your system and getting "99 99 99 99 99 99 99" etc (or whatever it is). I still get edgy when I install a new Linux.

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