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Hate hate computers till your Daddy takes the T-Bird away... [Aug. 16th, 2005|07:20 pm]
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Okay, this is getting stupid. My DVD burner is dead! This is my second or third optical drive which has expired within the past 12 months. Plextor asked me to mail it out to them, so hopefully that means they'll replace it with no charge. This means I probably will have to wait at least two months before I have a working optical drive again. However, this is better than the reaction I received from Sony when my other DVDRW drive broke in February- "Call back when you find the receipt."

Poll #553365 Suggestions

Should I....

Start saving up for a Mac? PC hardware is always screwing up on you. Perhaps Apple hardware will just work.
Move the computer into the cool basement? The DVDRW smelled like burning when I removed it. Note that this option doesn't exist. It would take 30 man-years to clear out the basement sufficiently for a human habitation.
Make my room cooler so the computer doesn't fry. Please note that this option doesn't exist either. If I set up an AC or something of similar wattage in here, it would definitely be a fire hazard.
Give up on technology? This would involve moving deep into a forest, bringing only a shotgun and ax with me. Tresspassers will be shot or axed.

[User Picture]From: runnernda
2005-08-16 11:43 pm (UTC)
*shrug* I like the basement idea. I'm not voting for Macs, since I've never used them and know very little about them. I'm not going to make an uninformed decision. But you really only gave us one choice, which was the Mac one. Two of the options don't exist, and you'd boil yourself in a steaming hot kettle of Beezlenut oil before you'd give up on technology.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-08-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
I would love the basement idea if it was practical.

Actually, I gave 0 *real* options, since it'll be quite a few months before I have enough saved up for a Mac.

(Although, if the problem really is "I have a PC curse on me" and I saved all the monies I had spent DVDRW in the past year, I would be close to having enough for a Mac. :-P Of course, as I mentioned in the second option, I think the real problem is heat.)
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2005-08-17 12:07 am (UTC)
How is the forest option not "real"??
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-08-17 12:12 am (UTC)
Because I might mistake you for a badger.

Damn, I hate badgers.
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[User Picture]From: instantdharma
2005-08-17 12:14 am (UTC)
I chose the forrest idea, as well.

I think it'd be fun - but I wouldn't shoot anyone.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-08-17 12:15 am (UTC)
Oh, so you're more of an axer?
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[User Picture]From: instantdharma
2005-08-17 12:19 am (UTC)
No. I'm not.

And why aren't you on the IM?
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-08-17 01:44 am (UTC)
I was trying the "normal windows fix to hardware problems" earlier today. Ie, restarting the computer multiple times. I forgot to start gaim back up the last time.
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2005-08-17 01:02 am (UTC)
You wouldn't mistake me for a badger, squirrel-man!
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2005-08-17 01:45 am (UTC)
Respect mah authoritah!
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2005-08-17 01:54 am (UTC)
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