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dick-richardson
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Ever had one of those bad weeks? The hottest day of the year (112 F) and my AC goes out. My windshield cracks when I toss my cell phone onto my dash (in a mix of irritation and exasperation - to quip, 'can you hear me now'). Then last night I diced my vid card with a razor trying to remove the adhesive so I can put the stock cooling back onto my card. So now it's loud and doesn't work quite right. But it's cool, because I'm broke and would wait for the AIW 9600 even had I the money.

Oh, so the AC goes out on Saturday, which was the hottest day of the year (as I mentioned previously). So we call the power co. to get them out here to fix it because we pay an extra $10/mnth for them to do just that. Apparently I misread the contract and missed the part where that's only during normal business hours during the week. If I want them out on Sat, that's going to be an extra charge. Well, as I mentioned, I'm broke, and we have a sprinkler for some good, clean fun - so we'll wait. We leave VERY clear instructions on how to get that fixed up on Mon, when both my wife and I work, those being
1.) The back door is unlocked, so if you need into the house to, ohhh, replace the fuse that you monkeys just replaced 2 weeks ago (not that the power co. sells crap, oh no...never that) for example, you can.
2.) The dogs will be tied up.

So this guy comes out and rinses out the AC and then leaves a note that he couldn't get into the house because it was locked. Rather odd that I'm able to get into the back door when I get home w/o my keys if it's locked. Must be the biometric scanner. Calling the Co. is a joy as usual. They can get someone out tonight, but there'd be the diagnostic fee that I didn't want to pay on Sat. So, with very little humor, I apologize profusely for screwing up the service call and ask what might I have done better to accomodate these very complex and preoccupied individuals. So, with the promise that someone will be out tonight, I am coerced off the phone. The on-call tech calls at 6:30p to ask if I'm still having trouble (I'll give him the benefit of the doubt - he was preoccupied with something very complex and unable to devote much mental ability to the job at hand), and to let me know that he has 2 service calls and may not be able to make it tonight. Barring that, he'll be able to make it out sometime tomorrow.

What really sucks is there are no power options in my area that I am aware of, and believe me I'm looking. BTW, I forgot to mention the problem is that fuse. Shocked?

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Perhaps I missed something in the X number of years this post has been going, but can't you just replace the fuse yourself?

Would seem to be the easiest thing to do... but then again it would suck all the fun out of it that you seem to be having..

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quote:
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Perhaps I missed something in the X number of years this post has been going, but can't you just replace the fuse yourself?

Would seem to be the easiest thing to do... but then again it would suck all the fun out of it that you seem to be having..



Would *seem* the easiest....but what it he used the wrong fuse? He could injure himself; mess things up worse; or GASP invalidate that helpful warranty he's been paying $10 a month for.

Utilities. Can't live with 'em, can't burn 'em down...

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Utilities. Can't live with 'em, can't burn 'em down...

But a single power line can knock 'em all out.

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What's the longest thread in Usenet history?

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What's the longest thread in Usenet history?
Dunno, but I've been involved in a couple longer than this one, and that was on a relatively obscure group, so I'm sure there have been much longer ones. Ultimately, the answer to that question is here.

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dick-richardson
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quote:
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Perhaps I missed something in the X number of years this post has been going, but can't you just replace the fuse yourself?Would seem to be the easiest thing to do... but then again it would suck all the fun out of it that you seem to be having..

True, the problem turned out to be the fuse - which I could've replaced had there been any store open in Aberdeen what sold the type of fuse I needed.

I think more than that, it was their fuse that had only lasted 2 weeks. They needed to replace it on their dime (also part of the reason I declined paying extra for service).

Yep, I'm still a prick.

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My video card bit the big one yesterday. Jolly nice of it taking \winnt\system32\config\system out with it. Kudos to w2k (how often do you hear that?) for having a general, all-purpose backup to restore.

Of course, using a POS vid card with a fan louder than an airliner for a month isn't really exciting. Nor is spending a couple of hours re-installing mobo specific drivers, anti-virus/firewall software, etc. that took it in the shorts with the aforementioned file.

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Yep, I'm still a prick.

*bleeds*

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I Love The 70's

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What with the Kool Aid Man and the previous Mr. Yuk, I'm wondering what other wonderful 70's icons we might expect from you...?

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Re: I Love The 70's

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d-r
What with the Kool Aid Man and the previous Mr. Yuk, I'm wondering what other wonderful 70's icons we might expect from you...?


One can never tell.

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Re: Re: I Love The 70's

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One can never tell.


Did you happen to catch any of VH-1's "I love the 70's" last weekend? Hour long shows on each year of the decade with features such as:
* Leif Garrett introducing "Roller Skate Anthem of the Year"
* Eric Estrada with "Babes of the Year"
* Linda Carter "Wonders of the Year"
* Bo Derek "Men of the Year"

also featuring bits on:
* Willie Wonka
* Afros
* Starsky and Hutch
*School House Rock

and many more happy (?) memories...

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quote:
Originally posted by dick-richardson

Yep, I'm still a prick.



At least you are honest and I can appreciate that in a person..!

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would you believe that in my three years of membership, i have never once replied to what is probably the mnost popular postwhoring offtopic thread in the board's history?

difficult to imagine, but it's true.

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quote:
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would you believe that in my three years of membership, i have never once replied to what is probably the mnost popular postwhoring offtopic thread in the board's history?

difficult to imagine, but it's true.



now you did and now you are screwed. it will consume your life.


Run.


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quote:
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...postwhoring offtopic thread in the board's history?

There's been a lot less of that than you think. Quite a bit of actual discussion/debate going on. Not so much as of late, mind you.

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Okay, got my school tax bill today. Just over $3300. I homeschool my kids. Not only does that mean I see no benefit from that (hard earned) money but that also means my school district (which happens to be where my wife went to school and which is a pretty decent school district as they go) doesn't get that money. It falls into the black hole of the States coffers where it goes to pay for part of a school supervisors Lincoln Continental or a junket to Tahiti to see how they run schools there.

So quit'cher complaining unless you can top that one (I know Josh probably can probably top it with a power co. tale )

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...(I know Josh probably can probably top it with a power co. tale )

Heh, as f'd as my Pow Co. is, it ain't got nothin' on the gov't. If big brother weren't half blind and deaf with a God complex...

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quote:
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would you believe that in my three years of membership, i have never once replied to what is probably the mnost popular postwhoring offtopic thread in the board's history?

difficult to imagine, but it's true.



Hey me neither!! I just dropped by and was wondering what the heck is this thread was about anyway? I woud read the 1357+ replies but...er...that would be INSANE!!!

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Hey me neither!! I just dropped by and was wondering what the heck is this thread was about anyway? I woud read the 1357+ replies but...er...that would be INSANE!!!



But do you really have something better to do?

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