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Postby Alan Foreman on Fri Apr 28, 2000 6:36 am

I've got a serious amount of college work to do. The plan was to draw three strips in advance and over the three week Easter holiday I would get to work. However, one of my hard drives fail and I lost what little I did in week one and spent the next few days fixing the machine. Then the fan on the power supply jams so it overheats and almost catches fire. The next three days is spent trying to find a new AT power supply as apparently they've all despaired of the face of the earth. In the end I had to settle for a second hand one <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"> Then the other hard drive starts to act funny (I think the old PSU kill it when it did it's hot-plate impression) so I can only use one third of it. Any more and the noises it makes is unbelievable!<P>This is not long after I had to reinstall everything as Windows 98 was being crappy. Also my phone *and* credit card bill arrived when I was dishing out for new parts...<P>In conclusion my computer hates me...<P>I would say that my PC is the work of the devil but I built the damn thing myself! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/mad.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Dave Kelly on Sat Apr 29, 2000 9:00 am

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG!!! How's that? I hate computers too... I just have to use them.
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Postby Beanhead on Mon May 08, 2000 7:55 am

Maybe it's not the work of the devil directly, but indirectly? If you've seen Devil's Advocate (Another wonderful Hollywood production, complete with implied incest and total nudity) you'd know that it's possible that your mother and the devil had a child (being you) and that you could have cursed your very own computer with your very own latent hellishness when you set it up. Why else would the comp have lit up if you didn't have a bit of hell in you? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
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Postby Pholostan on Mon May 15, 2000 1:36 am

Aggh... I've been upp almost all night trying to get a damn Windows computer to work in my network....<P>Gaaaah! <P>Ok, installed Win... so far so good... Installing NIC-drivers...doing the damn "Internet connection wizard"... there.. restart... <P>Yay! It works. Now I'll just add the sound card, and... WHAT? No network?!?<P>Suddendly, the network is GONE. No http access!!!<P>What happened? I just added a sound card... well i ripp it out again then, and all sould be OK.<P>NO. Noway. Still no network... gnnnnnnn...<P>After 12+ hours of nagging I smashed the keyboard on the damn thing so it rained keys for a while... AGN! The only soulution was to REINSTALL an add the sound card FIRST.<P>ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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Postby Alan Foreman on Mon May 15, 2000 4:58 am

I could have saved you the bother Pholostan. I had similar problems with my little LAN with one of my older machines. I found that the network card would only work using interrupt request 5 (IRQ 5) even tho you should be able to use a number of them. However all three sound cards I had Sound Blaster Pro compatibility which demands IRQ 5, no buts. You can't change it in the Device Manager, however the assignment of the network cards IRQ isn't locked so Windoze gave it interrupt 9 or something. It wouldn't work with 9 so what I had to do is go into the device manager and disable the Sound Blaster device (like that's a big loss) and manually assign the net card IRQ 5.<P>Both sound and network cards are fine, only I can't use my sound card with old DOS games. I I'm *SO* crushed about that. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Tahrey on Fri May 19, 2000 4:26 am

Gnaaaaaaaa!<P>Jeez, you guys have my every sympathy. I recognise all that crap myself, even the power supply thing (though it was more a case of short-circuit explosion... twice.. than overheating. yowch - stupidity has it's punishments as well as it's rewards).<P>The problems seem to get worse with more hi-tech stuff. I'm looking to resurrect my old Atari ST (that's a 1985 vintage) as soon as I can find someone selling the relevant cables. Did - and could do - everything I needed - and currently need - a computer to do, and was solid state, no messing, no crashes. Floppy disk programs, and windows-a-like operating system burnt into it's microchips, so no reinstalls. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
Similar story with an old 286/40mb hard disk PC someone dumped on me last year. Pissed around with it's internals and software a lot, 'pushed the envelope' (as much as envelopes can be pushed with one of them), not a complaint even the once. Even got windows running on it better than it runs on my school's pentiums (for real!). <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">
Then I started moving up to a slightly temperamental 486 and now a fractious hand-me-down pentium from our family's upgrade to a downright argumentative 450mhz monster. <P>Ever since the 486 hit the cupboard there hasn't been a 100% problem-free computer working in the house! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"> And I've even tried windows 98 (though not linux.. eep!). Quite frankly, i've resigned from trying to get them from running right. Like a mechanic faced with a hopeless-case car brought in by a poor family, I'll get the bugger to start up and make sure the brakes sort-of work, but sod making it go past 30mph.<P>So there you have it. If you spot any technology that's less than five years old - smash it up, immediately! Only then can we get the world working properly.<P>Plus reverting to windows 3.1 and non-PC systems will halt the spread of all this Love Bug nonsense!<P>Hack ... Cough, Spew ... the planet!<P>Tahrey/EddyH/MSP<P>------------------
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Postby Tahrey on Sat May 20, 2000 5:26 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tahrey:
<B> Atari ST (that's a 1985 vintage) Did - and could do - everything I needed - and currently need - a computer to do,</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>BTW i should mention, that includes sound AND video editing, <B>all</B> variants on internet tasks (browsing, email, shopping, etc), word processing / spreadsheeting / databasing, desktop publishing, photo processing, games (old ones of course), seriously hardcore MIDI music making, Lego model controlling, and a load of other stuff.... Not bad for a 15 year old machine with only 1mb of memory I think! Sure it's a little slow, but with some software O/S accelerators it's not appreciably slower than Gates' latest monstrosities. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>T<P>------------------
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